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Major flooding lingering more than a week after…

National Weather Service data shows five of North Carolina's river gauges at major flood stage and five others at moderate flood stage, with the Cape Fear River expected to crest and remain at flood stage through the early part of the week

High school journalists stand up to censorship…

Four high school journalists have stood up to censorship and won, prompting their school to change its media policy

Lawmaker Quits Election After Daughter's Claims

A Minnesota legislator ended his reelection bid Friday amid accusations he's been inappropriately touching his daughter for years. Republican Jim Knoblach denies allegations by his daughter, Laura Knoblach, but MPR News reveals efforts to both probe and conceal the eight-term state representative's alleged behavior. Laura, 23, says her 60-year-old father...

Report finds dozens of Texas gas leak explosions since 2006

A newspaper investigation has found that more than two dozen homes in north and central Texas have blown up since 2006 because of leaking natural gas

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Double-headed snake surprises homeowner

The rare copperhead was discovered in a garden in Virginia and is unlikely to survive in the wild.

At Least 5 People, Including 3 Infants, Stabbed…

Three infants and two adults were the victims of a stabbing at a maternity center in Queens, New York.

Accio Chocolate! These Harry Potter-inspired…

Just in time for Halloween, the makers of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans are introducing a line of Harry Potter candies! Nathan Rousseau Smith dives in.

Iran's president blames US after attack on…

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says an unnamed U.S.-allied country in the Persian Gulf was behind an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded nearly 60

Ex-OpenTable worker charged in bogus reservations scheme

A former OpenTable employee has been charged with wire fraud for allegedly making hundreds of bogus reservations at Chicago restaurants to undermine a rival booking service

Federal Reserve: markets see hike - many more to…

Traders are betting the Federal Reserve will hike its key rates this week. But as David Pollard reports, a sell off in the dollar hints at doubts about the tightening trajectory ahead.

'House With a Clock in Its Walls' ticks to No. 1 in theaters

The gothic family fantasy "A House With a Clock in Its Walls" exceeded expectations to debut with an estimated $26.9 million in ticket sales at the weekend box office

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Court to hear arguments over 1966 Spain H-bomb accident

A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments involving U.S. veterans who say they were denied disability benefits after becoming ill from radiation exposure while responding to a 1966 accident involving American hydrogen bombs in Spain

A New Bill Could Force Airlines To Give You More…

The FAA has declined to rework minimum seat spacing standards in the past.

Germany's Porsche says it won't produce new…

Porsche's chief executive says the sports car maker won't produce any new diesel models in the wake of parent company Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal

Mix of setbacks, gains unsettles many transgender…

Mix of progress and setbacks leaves transgender Americans uneasy about the permanence of their recent civil rights gains.

3D gun advocate accused of sex with minor is…

Authorities say the owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns is back in the U.S. after being arrested in Taiwan

Bill targets 'Kushner loophole' allowing false…

A New York City councilman plans to introduce a bill to close the co-called "Kushner loophole" that fails to check if landlords file false documents with the city

Alabama police chief: Officer wounded in 'ambush' shooting

An Alabama police chief says one of his officers is hospitalized and is expected to survive after being shot while on patrol

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Paid leave for domestic abuse victims - Labour

Shadow equalities minister Dawn Butler says the policy will tackle the "hidden killer" of domestic violence.

Are Pistachios Healthy? Here's What Experts Say

Pistachios are packed with vitamins, minerals and nutrients, including beta carotene, phosphorus, vitamin B6, thiamine, potassium, magnesium and fiber.