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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.

Major carriers, state AGs will work to combat robocalls

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

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

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

Kodak Black pleads guilty in federal weapons case

  Amazon fires stir bitter dispute over who is to blame

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

  Walmart to revamp, reopen El Paso store after mass shooting

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

Epstein may have gamed the system from beyond the grave

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

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

  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.

$5M bond for priest indicted on 9 counts of rape

The victim, who is now 41, told authorities the abuse occurred in Drew’s school office, prosecutors say

  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.

Planned Parenthood sees swift fallout from quitting family planning program

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

  Danish ex-PM attacks Trump for comments on defense spending

Maintenance worker finds gun in public bathroom at Roper Hospital, police say

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

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

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

Mayor R. Rex Parris said the deputy was wearing a ballistic vest that deflected the bullet into his shoulder.

  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.

Report shows US deficit to exceed $1 trillion next year

The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the first projections taking into account the big budget deal that President Donald Trump and Congress reached this summer, the Congressional Budget Office reported Wednesday.

  Trump: Any Jew voting Democratic is uninformed or disloyal

Trump's claim triggered a quick uproar from critics who said the president was trading in anti-Semitic stereotypes.

  Greenland fallout: Trump scolds Denmark over rejection

Escalating an international spat, President Donald Trump said Wednesday he scrapped his trip to Denmark because the prime minister made a “nasty” statement when she rejected his idea to buy Greenland as an absurdity.

Jet catches fire in Northern California; 10 aboard unhurt

All 10 people aboard a small jet escaped injury Wednesday after the aircraft aborted its takeoff at a small Northern California airport, went off the runway and burst into flames, officials said.

Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her old songs

Swift said she plans to re-record her songs after her catalog was purchased by popular music manager Scooter Braun.

  After school Nazi salute video, more racist videos emerge

The Los Angeles Times reported that since Monday officials said several other videos showing students engaged in hate speech have surfaced. Those videos will be examined as part of the district's reopened investigation.

  Skunk sprays Mass. police officer who freed it from yogurt cup

A Massachusetts police officer tried to help a skunk with a yogurt cup stuck on its face without getting sprayed. He got the cup off, but he ended up getting sprayed.

Toyota recalls SUVs due to faulty back-up cameras

The carmaker says certain 2019 RAV4 and RAV4 hybrids have back-up cameras that can malfunction.

  Texas teen’s lung collapses due to vaping

Machines kept him alive and tests confirmed he hadn’t picked up a bug, but had been vaping.

Brazil’s president suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof

Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring deforestation and wildfires, said the country has seen a record number of wildfires this year, counting 74,155 as of Tuesday, an 84 percent increase compared to the same period last year.

  Trump says he’s again open to strengthening gun background checks

President Donald Trump on Wednesday once again backed tighter background checks for gun purchases after backing off of them a day earlier.

California police arrest man trying to fix flat tires with bandages

Police in Southern California arrested a 26-year-old man on drug charges after finding him trying to fix flat tires with bandages.

  Scooters gone wild: 3 men accidentally end up on interstate riding their 2-wheeled chariots

Police ticketed three men for riding dockless scooters on the interstate.

Missouri police: Topless doll mistaken for unconscious woman

Missouri authorities say a shirtless man reportedly dragging a topless, unconscious woman through downtown Kansas City was actually lugging around a life-size doll.

Tropical Storm Chantal weakens in north Atlantic

Chantal is currently not forecast to impact the United States.

  Trump administration moves to end limits on detention of migrant children

The move is almost certain to spark a new court fight over the government's ability to hold families until their cases are decided.

Hurricanes make spiders angry

Researchers have found that spiders that live in storm-prone areas, like the Gulf of Mexico and the East Coast, can become far less docile after a major storm event.

  Scenic photo shoot from plane becomes on-camera crash, rescue

The pilot lost all power and couldn't get the engine back up and running. Video captured the plane hitting water five miles outside the California harbor.

  ‘Very fortunate’: LSU responds to false alarm security scare

LSU officials gave the all clear on campus just minutes before 5 p.m. after reports came in hours earlier of an armed intruder on campus at Coates Hall.

  Sign language interpreter steals show from rapper Twista

Amber Galloway Gallego has some lightning-fast moves to go along with the rapper’s high-speed lyrics.

  A mom said two fake child protective services agents tried to take her son

Two impostors showed up to her home, a woman followed by a man, the mom said.

  Raccoons and hot coffee are a perfect pair at this Ukrainian cafe

What could possibly go wrong?

Report: Former University of Tennessee professor who was accused of sexual misconduct created ‘toxic’ environment

The report identifies several incidents in which the professor allegedly behaved inappropriately, including one in which he “licked a female student’s face from chin to forehead,” engaged in wrestling with a female student while wearing underwear and dozens of others.

Fans visiting ‘Stranger Things’ sets bring boon to business

The success of Netflix's Stranger Things series has influenced more fans to visit filming locations in Georgia

  Man made more than $1 million in scam using fake bar codes at big-box retailers, police said

Court documents said the suspect targeted places like Walmart and Target, then sold the stolen items online. The scheme may have been going on for nearly 10 years.

Cheer squad parents asked to sell fundraiser raffle tickets for semi-automatic rifle

Heather Chilton and other parents of the Junior Lions Cheer Team members were asked to sell tickets for an AM-15 optic ready rifle for a fundraiser.

  Woman accused of fleeing N.H. police, leaving injured boy after car crash

Police say the incident began when officers tried to pull the suspect over for using her cell phone while driving.

  N.J. transit officers reunite homeless man with daughters after 24 years

A moment more than two decades in the making, the family reunion was emotional for everyone.

  Dad ‘empty’ after 9-year-old Detroit girl killed by dogs

The dogs' owner has been taken into custody, but no charges have been filed.

  Sketch of suspect released in California campus slaying

Police are working to identify the suspect and determine a motive in the stabbing death of a retired university administrator.

  Time capsule from 50 years ago has nothing inside

Officials said they have no idea who could have opened it and taken the items. They even speculated that nothing was put in there in the first place.

Los Angeles Opera names lawyer to lead Placido Domingo investigation

Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it will immediately open a 'thorough and independent investigation' into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Placido Domingo, the company's general director.

  WATCH: Colorado police officer breakdances with 7-year-old boy

A police officer’s talent turned into a special moment in downtown Denver this week.

Tip Top Poultry recalls chicken products due to listeria risk, USDA says

The Food Safety Inspection Service said the product was shipped to hotels, restaurants and institutions across the country.

Marvel’s involvement in ‘Spider-Man’ movies may be in doubt

In the wake of the announcement that "Spider-Man: Far From Home" is now the highest-grossing film ever in Sony Pictures' history, reports surfaced that Marvel Studios may be stepping away from the cross-studio partnership.

  Police: Elderly Fla. woman dies after delivery man beats her with mallet, sets her on fire

A 75-year-old Florida woman has died after she was moved to hospice care following a bizarre and brutal attack.

Trump cancels Denmark meeting because Greenland isn’t for sale

President Donald Trump says he's postponing an upcoming meeting with Denmark's prime minister because she isn't interested in discussing a proposed sale of Greenland to the U.S.

Police kill armed man who held passengers on bus hostage in Rio

Brandishing a fake gun, a man on Tuesday took dozens of hostages on a bus in Brazil and threatened to set the vehicle on fire with gasoline before police shot him dead in a four-hour standoff on Latin America’s longest bridge.

3 women sue Epstein’s estate, citing rape, other sex acts

Three women have filed lawsuits accusing Jeffrey Epstein of raping them or subjecting them to other forced sex acts — in one case while he was serving a Florida jail sentence that allowed him out for work during the day.

Suspect in Utah student’s death charged in 2018 assault

A man who authorities say killed a Utah college student this summer was charged Tuesday with sexual abuse and kidnapping of another woman in 2018.

Window washer rescued from Chicago skyscraper

A window washer was on the 58th floor just after noon when one of the ropes securing him broke.

  Florida nurses say they are forbidden to speak Spanish at work

They say they were hired because they are bilingual and able to help with Spanish-speaking patients.

Monopoly maker Hasbro to cut plastic use in toy packaging

The toy maker says all packaging for its new products will be mostly plastic free by the end of 2022.

  Don’t lose your cool over these money-saving air conditioning settings from feds

The Department of Energy recommends keeping your thermostat at 78 degrees during the cooling season for the hours you’re at home.

New ‘Matrix’ film set with Keanu Reeves and Lana Wachowski

Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich said Tuesday that a fourth “Matrix” is in the works.

Elton John slams media for criticizing Harry, Meghan over private jet use

Elton John took to social media to slam stories that suggested that Prince Harry and Meghan were hypocritical for accepting jet travel despite their devotion to eco-causes.

Customs and Border Protection will not vaccinate migrants against the flu

A statement released by CBP on Tuesday said, “In general, due to the short-term nature of CBP holding and the complexities of operating vaccination programs, neither CBP nor its medical contractors administer vaccinations to those in our custody.”

Florida man jailed after botching castration; No, he’s not a doctor

Deputies charged 74-year-old Gary Van Ryswyk with practicing medicine without a license resulting in bodily injury.

Atlanta police: Man exposes himself to hotel housekeeper, falls to his death

Atlanta police say a man fell to his death after trying to jump from one hotel balcony to another.

Facebook rolls out privacy tool to block off-Facebook data gathering

Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outside websites and apps.

Flying air mattresses zoom through Denver neighborhood

Manes and his fiancée originally saw the air mattresses set up for a movie night event at first when they were headed to the pool and didn’t think anything of them.

  Nebraska doctor accused of inappropriately touching patient under anesthesia

The lawsuit claims an orthopedic surgeon touched a woman’s genitals with his ungloved hand during an operation two years ago at Nebraska Medical Center.

  Dick’s Sporting Goods may stop selling guns

Earlier this year, the company pulled out of the hunting business at 125 stores, leaving sales in about 600 stores.

  A fishing expedition’s catch of the day: A sailor hanging onto his capsized boat. He’d been there 12 hours.

The man had hypothermia, but he survived.