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Luck announces retirement following Colts loss to Bears

The Indianapolis Colts quarterback heard boos as he walked away from the field, then walked to the podium and made the surprise decision official. The oft-injured star is retiring at age 29.

  Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to transgender inmate, court rules

Lightning strike at Tour Championship causes 6 injuries

Tropical Storm Dorian forms in Atlantic, likely to grow

Brazilian troops begin deploying to fight Amazon fires

Economic storm clouds hovering over Trump and global leaders

Singer Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer

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Even before photo op of G-7 allies, sharp elbows come out

Britain’s Prince Andrew denies knowledge of Epstein’s crimes

Hong Kong police and protesters clash, ending violence lull

  Trump “Masterpiece” gets retouched by critics. They’re doing their own masterpieces.

  Asleep at the wheel: Tesla driver naps while driving in Southern California

  Florida woman charged with dog’s hot car death

Officials: Teen at dance competition in Arizona had measles

Public health officials say a teenager competing in the World Hip Hop Championship in Phoenix has measles and may have exposed others at the dance competition.

Don’t forget the syrup! Saturday is National Waffle Day

Don't waffle on what to eat on Saturday. Bust out the maple syrup and go get yourself some waffles on National Waffle Day.

75 years later, US World War II veterans say: Never forget

Seventy-five years ago, they helped free Europe from the Nazis. This weekend, U.S. veterans are back in Paris to celebrate, and commemorate.

Obi-Wan, Lizzie McGuire join new Disney Plus platform

Ewan McGregor is reprising his "Star Wars" role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new series.

  Florida man convicted in parking lot shooting of black man

  Special prosecutor named to look into Jussie Smollett case

Former Houston police officer charged with murder over raid

International traveler with measles visited Disneyland

  Brazilian president to send army to fight huge fires in the Amazon

  N. Korea test-fires missiles again after joint drills end

  Son charged in death of ex-NFL lineman Bennett, wife

The son of former NFL lineman Barry Bennett is accused of shooting Bennett and his wife multiple times, killing them, then driving out of state and boarding a flight to Mexico, according to criminal charges filed Friday.

Work on more border wall starts in Arizona, New Mexico

Work crews in Arizona and New Mexico forged ahead Friday with construction of taller border fencing funded through a national emergency declaration by President Donald Trump.

Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates

Escalating his trade war with China, President Donald Trump bumped up his tariffs on Chinese imports Friday, lashing back after Beijing raised taxes on U.S. products.

  NASA names Mars rock after the Rolling Stones

When the InSight Mars lander touched down back in November, its landing thrusters blew the rock about 3 feet - the farthest a stone has ever rolled during a landing on another planet.

NTSB releases preliminary report on Earnhardt plane crash

The National Transportation Safety Board says part of the landing gear collapsed and a section of the right wing hit the runway as the plane carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr. touched down a third time during its crash in East Tennessee last week.

Supreme Court: Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and there is no evidence of the disease remaining, the Supreme Court said Friday.

Illinois patient’s death may be first in US tied to vaping

Illinois health officials said Friday that a patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died, which could make it the first death in the United States linked to the smoking alternative that has become popular with teens and young adults.

  Sad-eyed, 26-pound cat at Philadelphia shelter looking for new home

A big cat described as a "jumbo-sized package of fluff & love" is available for adoption in Philadelphia.

Little Debbie ranked all their snacks and some people are not happy

Not everyone agrees with Little Debbie's ranking.

  Want a healthy heart? Get a dog

People who have dogs are more likely to exercise regularly, eat a healthier diet and have better sugar levels in their blood, a study shows.

Rep. Seth Moulton ends Democratic presidential primary bid

Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton is exiting the Democratic presidential primary race, becoming the second 2020 candidate to drop out this week as the field narrows.

Authorities probe Sacramento light rail crash, 27 injured

Sacramento Fire Capt. Keith Wade tells news outlets that 27 people were injured, including 13 people who were transported to trauma hospitals. He said the remaining patients were treated at the scene and released.

  Doctors pull brown recluse out of woman’s ear in Mo.

She thought it was water in her ear, but when it wouldn't go away, she went to see a doctor.

  Hawaiian Air: Engine problem caused smoke to fill plane, forcing emergency landing

Seven people were taken to hospitals.

Billionaire conservative donor David Koch dies at age 79

Billionaire and conservative activist David Koch has died at the age of 79. The Koch brothers founded the anti-tax, small government group Americans for Prosperity.

  WATCH: Woman steals stroller from N.J. store, leaves child behind

It wasn't hard for police to catch a suspected thief when she left her child behind at the scene.

France opens Epstein-linked rape investigation

France's investigation involves information regarding minors 15 years old and older, a statement said.

Volkswagen recalls 679K cars to fix potential rollaway problem

VW says silicate can build up on a shift lever switch, allowing the key to be removed if the lever isn't in park. That could let the cars roll off unexpectedly.

Putin orders Russia to respond after US missile test

President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military on Friday to work out a quid pro quo response after the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty.

Full-figured feline looking for the purr-fect home

He’s two years old and weighs 26 pounds!

Peppa Pig to get new owner: GI Joe maker Hasbro

The maker of Monopoly and GI Joe will pay about $4 billion to buy Entertainment One Ltd., a British entertainment company that produces "Peppa Pig," ''PJ Masks" and other animated shows for preschoolers.

  Arrest warrant issued in ice cream-licking incident in Texas

An arrest warrant has been issued for a 24-year-old man who authorities say posted social media video of himself licking ice cream from a carton in Texas and returning it to a supermarket freezer.

Serial killer who preyed on gay men executed in Florida

Gary Ray Bowles, a serial killer who preyed on older gay men during an eight-month spree that left six dead, was executed by lethal injection Thursday at Florida State Prison.

What temperature should you keep your AC on? AC repairman weighs in

Stay comfortable and save money by using these recommended settings for your central air.

  Caught on camera: Philadelphia police search for piggy bank bandit

Philadelphia police are looking for two burglars who broke into a home early Thursday and stole change from a boy's piggy bank.

Florida man hits McDonald’s worker for taking too long, police say

A Florida man didn’t get his fast food fast enough, so he punched a restaurant employee in the face, police say.

Planned Parenthood sees swift fallout from quitting family planning program

Planned Parenthood and several other providers withdrew from the Title X program rather than comply with a newly implemented rule prohibiting participating clinics from referring women for abortions.

  Amazon fires stir bitter dispute over who is to blame

The World Meteorological Organization said this week that satellite images show smoke from Amazon fires is reaching the Atlantic coast and Sao Paulo.

  Elevator passenger dies, trapped between car and shaft

Authorities say an elevator accident in a New York city high-rise has killed a man who was apparently pinned between the elevator car and the shaft.

Apple wants people to know how to clean its new credit card

Apple describes a two-step cleaning process involving microfiber cloths and isopropyl alcohol and includes a list of inappropriate cleaners.

  Walmart to revamp, reopen El Paso store after mass shooting

The renovated store will include an on-site memorial honoring the victims of the shooting, many of whom were Latino, and recognizing the "binational relationship between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez" just across the border in Mexico.

  Suspect in California campus killing was co-worker

Chuyen Vo, 51, was arrested Wednesday night at his home in Huntington Beach, officials announced at a news conference near the killing scene in a campus parking lot.

Weinstein to be rearraigned as DA seeks actress’s testimony

Prosecutors are bringing a new indictment against Harvey Weinstein in an attempt to bolster their case with testimony from an actress who says he raped her in 1993.

Gunman at large after Los Angeles deputy shot at sheriff’s station

A shooter remained at large after wounding a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy in a sheriff's station parking lot in the Mojave Desert city of Lancaster, authorities said.

Kodak Black pleads guilty in federal weapons case

Rapper Kodak Black pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal weapons charges stemming from his arrest just before a scheduled concert performance in May.

WWII veteran earns high school diploma

John Wapienik was presented with his high school diploma Thursday, 77 years after being drafted.

Dozens of Nigerian scammers indicted in email, romance schemes targeting elderly people

U.S. authorities on Thursday unsealed a 252-count grand jury indictment charging 80 people in a major conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through fraud schemes and launder the money through a Los Angeles-based network.

Half a million fewer jobs created last year than previously thought

The economy added fewer jobs last year than previously thought, but unemployment remains low, according to the Department of Labor.

  No camping at Phish shows near Denver over plague concerns

Thousands of people who planned to camp during three days of Phish concerts at a stadium outside Denver will no longer be able to because of concerns that fleas in and around nearby prairie dog burrows could spread the plague.

Major carriers, state AGs will work to combat robocalls

According to the agreement, the companies will offer call-blocking tools for free to customers, with the exception of those who still use old copper landline phones (where it's more difficult from a technical standpoint).

More than $1 million in cocaine found in banana shipments sent to Wash. grocery stores

Authorities found bricks of cocaine in shipments of bananas sent to three grocery stores in Washington state.

  Man tried to rob woman in Chicago; he didn’t know she was a boxer

Right now in Chicago, there's a man who's got to be sorry he ever tried to rob one woman. She's a boxer, and when he tried to snag her phone, she unleashed on him in the place where no man wants to be hit.

  Is it bird? Or a bunny? The internet is confused

Remember that old optical illusion about a duck or rabbit? Here it is in real life.

Want a little bit of that Christmas feeling? A new study suggests going to a park

Looking at 4,700 different users in San Francisco, researchers found that when people were at the city’s 160 parks, they used more positive language than they did before the visit.

Epstein may have gamed the system from beyond the grave

The discovery of Epstein's will, with its newly created trust, instantly raised suspicions he did it to hide money from the many women who say he sexually abused them when they were teenagers.

Elephant dies unexpectedly at Riverbanks Zoo

Zoo officials said the death of Robin, one of their African elephants, was unexpected.

Driver blames GPS after dump truck falls through parking deck in Boston

At least one car was damaged.

81-year-old woman, daughter die after car rolls into Michigan pond

The Ford Escape was being driven by an 83-year-old man who was the spouse and father of the victims.

  Caught on camera: Strong winds send restaurant workers flying into the air

Howling winds and strong rain battered Clemson on Monday evening as Esso Club employees fought the storm to try and hold down their event tent.

  Trump flip-flops on tax cuts, saying US has ‘strong economy’

Trump's consideration of cutting payroll taxes appeared short-lived. He also knocked down the idea of indexing the capital gains tax, which applies when investors sell assets, to inflation.

GRAPHIC: A coyote took the family’s dog, but the family isn’t allowed to build a high fence

A homeowner was horrified when his little dog went missing from his backyard and killed. But the fences aren't high enough to keep coyotes out.

  Jurors find N.H. man guilty of helping roommate commit suicide

Police say the suspect directed his friend and roommate where to point the gun and gave him a stick to pull the trigger.

  Danish ex-PM attacks Trump for comments on defense spending

Lars Loekke Rasmussen's comment is the latest in an escalating spat between the U.S. and Denmark after Trump scrapped a visit to the country, saying current Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was "nasty" when she rejected his idea of buying Greenland as an absurdity.

  Nearly 30 arrested for mass shooting threats in weeks after El Paso, Dayton

Experts say unusual behaviors and direct threats are some of the red flags to look for in someone who may be planning a mass shooting.

  Boy, 11, bitten in foot by shark while swimming at Florida beach

The 11-year-old needed 17 stitches, but he is expected to be OK.

  Locked Down: Inside the prison where inmates set each other on fire and gangs have more power than guards

Widespread concern about understaffing in Mississippi's prisons has people calling for a change. They say inmates, correctional officers and surrounding communities are in danger.

  Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he’s ending presidential bid

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who made fighting climate change the central theme of his presidential campaign, announced Wednesday night that he is ending his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination.

MoviePass reports data breach, customers’ credit card numbers possibly exposed

MoviePass says some customers' records may have been compromised during a recent data breach.