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N.Y. to probe ‘radioactive’ water leak at nuke plant

New York will investigate the Indian Point Energy Center after Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he learned that “radioactive tritium-contaminated water” leaked into the groundwater at the nuclear facility in Westchester County.

      
 

 

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Ore. cop shot, killed while attempting to serve warrant

A 13-year veteran of the Seaside Police Department was shot and killed in downtown Seaside Friday night, according to Seaside police.

      
 

 

'Affluenza' teen Ethan Couch transferred to adult jail

Ethan Couch was quietly moved from a juvenile detention to an adult jail facility Friday afternoon.

      
 

 

From inmate to lawyer: Tenn. man turns his life around

David Harris did time for robbery in the early 2000s. Now, he’s an attorney who wants to help others accused of crimes.

      
 

 

Man killed in Ore. standoff remembered as father, patriot

Robert “LaVoy” Finicum died Jan. 26 after a shootout with law enforcement authorities near the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon79904680.

      
 

 

Super Bowl snack: Sriracha mac n' cheese bites

Get crafty with a classic.

      
 

 

U. of Missouri protesters march again for equality -- and Melissa Click

Concerned Student 1950 repeats its demands, and supports suspended professor.

      
 

 

Clinton, Sanders Supporters Spin Democratic Debate

Supporters for presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders spin the Democratic debate in Durham, New Hampshire. (Feb. 5)

      
 

 

Naked man accused of attacking teen at bus stop

A man is charged with assault for attacking a 16-year-old girl walking home from her school bus. Neighbors came to her rescue and pulled the man off of her.

      
 

 

Supporters Gather For Tx. Anti-Abortion Activist

About 30 people gathered outside a Houston courthouse to offer support to an anti-abortion activist indicted after making undercover videos about Planned Parenthood. (Feb. 4)

      
 

 

U. of Chicago faculty member resigns over sexual misconduct

The school reportedly was warned that Jason Lieb had harassed students before.

      
 

 

Racist emails leaked from U. of Chicago frat

Emails from historically Jewish fraternity call Muslim student a ‘terrorist,’ and more.

      
 

 

Fla. gov declares Zika health emergency in 4 counties

Gov. Rick Scott has declared a public health emergency in and four Florida counties that have identified cases of Zika virus infections.

      
 

 

'Failing at every level': House committee dives into Flint water crisis

High lead levels were found in tap water in the Michigan city.

      
 

 

2016 dropouts: Presidential candidates who called it quits

      
 

 

Millionaire Robert Durst to plead guilty to gun charge in New Orleans

Move would clear way for Durst’s extradition to stand trial for Calif. murder of friend.

      
 

 

Texas mom makes jewelry out of breast milk

Woman makes treasures to celebrate special mother-child bond.

      
 

 

Raw: Small Plane Crashes into Ocean in Miami

A small plane carrying two people crashed into the water at a beach in Miami, according to local television reports. WSVN-TV reports that both people aboard the plane were not seriously hurt. (Feb. 2)

      
 

 

Army's top enlisted soldier pushes for OK to use earbuds with PT uniforms

Soldiers will likely be allowed to soon wear earbuds when working out in a gym in their PT uniform.

      
 

 

Sanders: 'It Looks Like We Are In a Virtual Tie'

Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addressed a cheering crowd in Des Moines after the Iowa caucuses. Results show Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders splitting the Democratic vote total right down the middle. (Feb. 2)