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Sanders, progressives unveil bill to cancel student debt

The result would be a stimulus that allows millennials in particular to invest in homes and cars that they wouldn't otherwise be able to afford.

Florida tortoise ‘detained’ for blocking the road

Crater appears in German field, apparently caused by WWII bomb

More than 2,000 people win lottery with ‘0-0-0-0’ in N.C.

  Missing college student disappears after Lyft ride in Utah

  Pompeo talks ‘global coalition’ against Iran as country threatens US drones

  Family tied up, beaten by home invaders who pretended to be police in Georgia

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Medical groups warn climate change is a ‘health emergency’

  Woman said she fell asleep during a flight and woke up on dark, parked plane alone

  Model burned over 25 percent of body after catching on fire in photo shoot gone wrong

Cat survives full laundry cycle while trapped in owner’s washing machine

  Off-duty cop shot by teen trying to steal his personal vehicle, deputies say

12-foot gator that had been hit by truck captured on Florida interstate

‘Devastated’: 11 killed in one of Hawaii’s worst civilian aviation disasters

NTSB investigators arrived Saturday, a day after a skydiving plane crashed on Oahu's North Shore.

Former congressman Joe Sestak launches presidential campaign

The retired Navy admiral who calls himself "Admiral Joe" on his campaign website joins a crowded Democratic field seeking the nomination to challenge President Donald Trump.

  Florida man sports short shorts to teach daughter a lesson

Some people believe the best way to teach is by example. For one father in Florida, the example was about what not to do. He took his message to a whole new level, to convince his daughter not to wear short shorts.

Sentencing looms for deadly Charlottesville attack; man seeks mercy

Lawyers for James Alex Fields Jr., 22, said in a sentencing memo submitted in court documents Friday that the defendant should not spend his entire life in prison because of his age, a traumatic childhood and a history of mental illness.

  Bolton warns Iran not to mistake US ‘prudence’ for weakness

Tuskegee Airman who flew 142 WWII combat missions dies at 99

One dead, several injured after pub shooting in Indiana

Judge in Sandy Hook conspiracy lawsuits reports threats

Airman, two toddlers found dead in NY home

  Daughters stunned after father’s body, 3 others found unrefrigerated at Ind. funeral home

Thai soccer team marks cave ordeal anniversary with run

Around 4,000 people took part in the marathon and biking event, organized to raise funds to improve conditions at the now famous Tham Luang cave complex in northern Thailand.

  Texas mother charged after 3-year-old dies in game of ‘chicken’ with SUV, prosecutors say

The boy's mother faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted in her son's death.

  Hot air balloon crashes, knocks down several in crowd at Mo. festival

Several people were knocked to the ground by the balloon's basket, but the most anyone suffered were minor injuries.

  Before his death, inmate shouted ‘I can’t breathe’ as guards piled on top of him

Surveillance video shows officers piling on top of an inmate as he yells, "I can't breathe" before dying.

Bear enters Montana home, settles in for nap in closet

Missoula County sheriff's officials say the bear just yawned when deputies knocked on the window and unlocked the door in an attempt to coax it to leave Friday morning.

  Naked man causes brief disruption at Detroit Metro airport

The Wayne County Airport Authority said in a statement that the man walked up to a checkpoint at the suburban Detroit airport early Friday and disrobed.

Trump promising new Iran sanctions on Monday

Trump said U.S. sanctions on Iran have turned the country into an "economic mess" and he tweeted later Saturday about new penalties to be imposed on Monday, without providing details.

  Trump delaying massive ICE immigration raids for 2 weeks

Raids targeting immigrant families were to be carried out as soon as this weekend but President Donald Trump has delayed them for two weeks at the request of the Democrats.

  Thousands of bees safely removed from under floorboards in woman’s home

Adrienne Gonzales said she’s battled the problem for nearly 10 years. A bee specialist came and removed the insects.

US unveils $50 billion Palestinian economic plan

The plan calls for a mix of public and private financing and intends to create at least a million new jobs for Palestinians.

3-year-old in Texas accidentally shoots himself in head, police say

The boy’s condition is not known at this time.

  Jury awards man nearly $1.8M after he says doctor left metal wire inside his body

German Ortiz went in for an angiogram and angioplastyin 2005. He said there’s still more than 2 feet of wire inside his body that is too dangerous to take out.

  Grand jury indicts Georgia woman in fatal shooting of 62-year-old driver after hit-and-run

Hannah Payne is accused of shooting and killing 62-year-old Kenneth Herring. She is charged with malice murder, two counts of felony murder and aggravated assault. Payne is also charged with false imprisonment and three counts of possessions of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

  4 dead after golf course argument leads to shooting, fire incident in California

Authorities said it all started when a man got into an argument with two golfers at a golf course near a senior-living mobile park.

Scamp the Tramp wins World’s Ugliest Dog Contest

The pooch took top honors Friday night at the 31st annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest.

  7 dead, 3 hurt in crash between truck, motorcycles in New Hampshire

Seven people were killed in a crash between a truck and several motorcycles in New Hampshire, state police said Friday, in what witnesses described as a “devastating scene.”

  Oregon governor hunts down fleeing GOP senators trying to dodge climate change vote

The president of the Oregon Senate ordered the state Capitol to close on Saturday due to a "possible militia threat" from right-wing protesters as a walkout by Republican lawmakers over landmark climate change legislation dragged on.

Cocaine haul from ship at Philadelphia port grows, arrests now stand at 6

Federal authorities have upped the amount of cocaine they seized from a ship at the Philadelphia port to more than 35,000 pounds, making it the largest cocaine haul in the history of U.S. Customs, authorities said Friday.

Mega Millions winner must pay $15 million to ex-wife

Rich and Mary Zelasko finalized their divorce last year after a lengthy legal battle. Now, the Michigan man will lose a portion of his winnings to her.

  Trump faces new sexual assault allegation; he issues denial

The allegation against Trump by E. Jean Carroll is included in her upcoming book about the "hideous men" that the Elle magazine columnist says she has encountered throughout her life.

Smartphones are making our kids grow horns. Or maybe it’s just bad posture

Researchers looked at 1,200 X-rays covering a wide variety of ages. One-third of them showed horn-like bone spurs growing at the base of the skull.

Wife arrested after trying to take jailed husband’s guns to police

The husband had been jailed for domestic violence, so the wife tried to turn his weapons in to the police.

UK study shows seal singing ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’

The study by University of St. Andrews researchers showed that three trained seals were able to imitate parts of popular tunes.

  Arsenic found in bottled water brands sold at Whole Foods, Target and Walmart

The testing conducted for the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) revealed levels of the toxic metal that are above the legal limit.

  Report: Toys R Us could return this holiday season

The toy chain ceased U.S. operations in 2018 but is expected to open about a half dozen American stores and an e-commerce site later this year.

  'I didn’t know what this guy’s problem was’: SUV rams into car in apparent road-rage incident

Thomas Picard was driving home Wednesday when someone rammed into him.

  Explosions, fire rock US oil refinery; gas prices could rise

The fire broke out at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex around 4 a.m., spokeswoman Cherice Corley said.

  Man charged with manslaughter after assisting relative with suicide

Kevin Connors, 65, is accused of assisting a family member commit suicide in 2018. He turned himself into police this week.

Judge orders special prosecutor to examine Smollett probe

Cook County Judge Michael Toomin suggested that the county's state's attorney, Kim Foxx, mishandled the Smollett case by appointing a top aide to oversee it after she recused herself.

  Cardi B hit with new felony charges in strip club brawl

The indictment filed in state court on Friday charges Cardi B with two counts of felony attempted assault and various lesser charges.

Missouri denies clinic’s abortion license

Missouri's health department has declined to renew a license to perform abortions for the state's lone clinic, but the St. Louis Planned Parenthood affiliate can continue to perform the procedure for now

  Migrant children describe neglect at Texas border facility

The bleak portrait emerged Thursday after a legal team interviewed 60 children at the facility near El Paso that has become the latest place where attorneys say young migrants are describing neglect and mistreatment at the hands of the U.S. government.

  Trump calls off Iranian strikes, citing likely deaths

The United States made preparations for a military strike against Iran on Thursday night in retaliation for the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, but the operation was abruptly called off with just hours to go, a U.S. official said.

  Toddler hears mom say ‘I love you’ for first time

Thanks to cochlear implants, which are so advanced now they can link to Bluetooth, A’Deja got to hear for the first time.

Trump shows off proposed red, white and blue Air Force One paint job

Trump likes using Air Force One, but has no affection for the plane's iconic, Kennedy-era blue and white design that is known the world over. Trump views the color scheme as dated, too muted and insufficiently patriotic.

Supreme Court tosses black man’s murder conviction over racial bias

The court's 7-2 decision Friday says the removal of black prospective jurors violated the rights of inmate Curtis Flowers.

Supreme Court tosses murder conviction of African American inmate

The court's 7-2 decision Friday says the removal of black prospective jurors violated the rights of inmate Curtis Flowers.

  VIDEO: Man attacks TSA agents at airport sending 5 for treatment

Tyrese Garner was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing and resisting arrest. He is also charged with five counts of misdemeanor assault.

Get your duck face ready, June 21 is National Selfie Day

The word "selfie" didn't make it into the Oxford Dictionary until 2013, but it was that year's word of the year.

  VIDEO: Officer stops car from rolling over elderly woman

Officer Alex Nell saved Bobbie Reese from a possibly fatal situation. He's now being hailed a hero.

  Major flooding affects millions in US

Friday is the first day of summer. However, parts of the country are getting pounded with storms, and millions of people in a number of states probably won’t see much sun this weekend.

Friday is the first day of summer

For some, it may have felt like summer for the last few weeks, but Friday marks the summer solstice, the official start of the season.

  Veterinarians remove 19 baby pacifiers from bulldog’s stomach

A family in Massachusetts took their dog to an animal medical center because he’d stopped eating. Imagine their surprise when the vet told them their pet's sickness was caused by nearly 20 baby pacifiers in his stomach.

  Woman refuses to pay nearly 30-year-old traffic ticket for not wearing a seat belt

The woman said the officer who gave it to her should have been more concerned with her fate as a teenage runaway.

US defeats rival Sweden 2-0, finishes atop group

Already assured a spot in the round of 16 before the game, the United States finished atop its group and will head to Reims to face Spain on Monday. Sweden will play Canada in Paris.

Pelicans take Zion Williamson with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

The 6-foot-7, 285-pounder compiled a career worth of highlights into just one season, becoming the third freshman to be voted player of the year by The Associated Press.

  Witness at Navy SEAL trial: I killed victim out of mercy

A witness called to testify against a fellow Navy SEAL charged with murder has admitted that he killed the victim — a wounded Islamic State fighter — in an act of mercy, a bombshell that didn't deter the military from its case.

Hope Hicks blocked from answering more than 150 questions

The White House declared that Hicks was "absolutely immune" from discussing her time working at the White House because of separation of powers between the legislative and executive branches.

  VIDEO: Baby flung from car seat as man attacked mom

Mom held on to the carrier, but the outside camera angle showed the man yank the car seat, sending the baby flying out onto the concrete.

Jesuit school refuses archbishop’s order to fire gay teacher, loses Catholic status

A decree to be issued Friday by Archbishop Charles Thompson says that Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School "can no longer use the name Catholic and will no longer be identified or recognized as a Catholic institution."

  KFC launches Cheetos chicken sandwich

Kentucky Fried Chicken will debut its new KFC Cheetos Chicken Sandwich on July 1.

  Fisherman finds 2 human legs in Pa. river

Parts of two human legs were found in the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania, and now investigators want to know who they belonged to.

  ‘Jeopardy!’ champ donates to pancreatic cancer charity in Alex Trebek’s name

Alex Trebek is fighting state 4 pancreatic cancer.

  E-cigarette explodes in teenager’s mouth, breaks jaw, knocks out teeth

The teen was smoking a vape pen when it exploded in his mouth, causing extensive damage.

Lost wallet? More cash means you’re likelier to get it back

Researchers who planted more than 17,000 "lost wallets" across 355 cities in 40 countries, and kept track of how often somebody contacted the supposed owners.

  ‘My Little Pony’ casket donated for Maleah Davis’ funeral

It's white with lots of rainbows, the color pink, "My Little Pony" and a portrait of Maleah. Soulshine Industries built and donated the casket to the Davis family.

  College education good investment despite rising costs, study finds

Researchers found that the average college graduate earns $78,000 a year as compared to $45,000 earned by people with only a high school diploma.

  Tornadoes in Texas, flooding in Northeast, 200K without power

Fallen trees ripped down power lines and crashed into buildings along a line from Texas to Alabama overnight and into Thursday morning, the national Storm Prediction Center reported. A few isolated tornadoes were reported, damaging roofs in the northeast Texas city of Greenville.