Volatility defines Democratic race as candidates flood Iowa

Some are heading to Iowa for a last-minute blitz of campaigning before the state’s caucuses kick off the battle for the Democratic nomination.

Spacewalking astronauts plug leak, finish fixing detector

  Virus death toll in China rises to 56 with about 2,000 cases

  Trump lawyers argue Democrats just want to overturn election

Trump touts logo for new Space Force, with nod to Star Trek

  Death toll stands at 22 from Turkey earthquake; 1,100 hurt

  AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s fusillade of misfires on fateful week

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  Florida man turns $500K home into technicolor nightmare

  2 killed, 20 injured when warehouse explosion shakes Houston

  9-year-old boy released from hospital after Seattle shooting

  ‘Take her out:’ Trump demands firing of ambassador to Ukraine in recording, attorney says

NYPD officer charged in the death of his 8-year-old son

85,000 museum artifacts feared lost in NYC Chinatown fire

Impeachment trial: Dems say oust Trump or he’ll betray again; ‘he is who he is’

Democratic House prosecutors are launching their final arguments on obstruction charges at Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.

NFL’s Saints seek to shield PR help to church in sex crisis

The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis.

Bison shut down Texas highway near town of Buffalo Gap

It’s not every day a couple of bison block the road in Buffalo Gap, Texas.

US fines Delta $50,000 for booting off 3 Muslim passengers

Delta Air Lines is being fined $50,000 for ordering three Muslim passengers off planes after the airline’s own security officials cleared them to fly.

At least 18 dead, hundreds hurt as quake hits eastern Turkey

  ‘Selfless act’: Michigan FedEx driver shovels snow off stoop during delivery

  Neb. trooper keeps little girl calm after accident by talking about ‘Frozen’

#Wheeliepup: Firefighters rescue puppy stuck in spare tire

  Pentagon: 34 US troops had brain injuries from Iran’s strike

  Chicago woman is 2nd US patient with new coronavirus from China

  Police: 2 dead after warehouse explosion shakes Houston

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says authorities don’t believe Friday morning’s explosion was intentional though a criminal investigation is underway.

  Funeral set for 4 family members slain in Utah; son arrested

Prosecutors say 16-year-old Colin “CJ” Haynie “methodically” killed his mother and siblings one by one as they returned home over a period of five hours on Jan. 17.

  Trump, a late convert to cause, attends anti-abortion rally

He praised those attending the event, saying “unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House."

  US flu deaths climb to 8,200: Most cases in children, young adults

The CDC estimates that so far this season there have been at least 15 million flu illnesses, 140,000 hospitalizations and 8,200 deaths from flu.

  A boy caught a live grenade while fishing in a North Carolina creek - and lived to tell the tale

A father and son trip took a dangerous turn after what the child discovered at the end of his magnetic fishing pole.

Study links impeachment beliefs to regular news diets

Researchers traced the growing animosity toward the news media among Republicans.

  97,000 gallons of wine spill into creek near Calif. vineyard

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services says a blending tank door at Rodney Strong Vineyards popped open, spilling the wine.

  Hundreds of military explosives found in Calif. home

Military personnel are helping police determine if any of the devices are active.

  NFL player Antonio Brown released on bail by Florida judge

NFL free agent Antonio Brown was released on bail Friday after spending the night in a Florida jail.

15-year-old Gauff upsets ’19 champ Osaka at Australian Open

It is Williams’ earliest exit from Melbourne Park since she also lost in the third round back in 2006.

  ‘Bogus’ Ukraine theory led to Trump’s abuse, Dems tell trial

Democrats alleging a “corrupt scheme” by Trump involving Ukraine are trying to win over not just fidgety senators but an American public deeply divided by the Republican president’s actions.

  Suspected coronavirus case in Texas; China expands lockdowns to 25M people

WHO issued its evaluation after Chinese authorities moved to lock down three cities earlier in the day and canceled major events in the capital, Beijing, during the Lunar New Year holiday period to try to contain the new virus.

  Mom says 9-year-old suspended for hair color

The hair color was a dress code violation, according to a school handbook. Jalissa Taylor, the student's mother, said the school did not give her daughter a fair warning.

  Surgical gown shortage leads to postponed surgeries

A cancer patient near Boston was told he would have to wait for his badly needed surgery. The reason was a shortage of surgical gowns, which is affecting hospitals across the nation.

3 US firefighters die in plane crash while battling Australian wildfires

The New South Wales premier tweeted condolences to the victims' families and to “the tight knit firefighting community.”

  WATCH: Police called on student who wouldn’t switch seats

Senior Sultan Benson said his professor called for backup after he declined to move from a seat in the back of the room to a newly vacated one in the front.

  N.C. mom finds her kids’ pictures on stranger’s Facebook page

A North Carolina mother was surprised and shocked to find a total stranger using her children's picture as his Facebook profile image.

Ex-pharmaceutical exec gets 5 1/2 years for pushing opioid

John Kapoor, the 76-year-old former chairman of Insys Therapeutics, was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Boston.

Elton John, Erivo, Menzel, Metz among Oscar performers

The singers from five Oscar-nominated songs will perform at this year's ceremony.

Whoopi Goldberg accepts offer to reprise ‘Star Trek’ character

Set phasers to “stun.” Whoopi Goldberg may be headed back to Star Trek.

Alleged rape victim names Lyft, St. Louis driver in lawsuit

Giangarra says she was attacked in June. Larry Donnell Ward is charged with rape and kidnapping.

9 parents separated from families return to children in US

The trip was arranged under the order of a federal judge who found the U.S. government had unlawfully prevented them from seeking asylum.

Minn. church says it never asked older church members to leave

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported that The Grove United Methodist Church was going to usher out gray-haired members in effort to attract more young parishioners.

David Duke agrees to pay $5K to man hurt at Virginia rally

Bill Burke, of Athens, Ohio, says he suffered severe injuries during a 2017 rally in Virginia. Duke has agreed to pay him $5,000.

Leaders vow to learn from Holocaust, offer competing lessons

World leaders have denounced the rising threat of anti-Semitism and vowed never to forget the lessons of the Holocaust at a solemn ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp.

Trump removes protections for waterways, aiding developers

The Trump administration is lifting protections for some of the nation’s millions of miles of streams, arroyos and wetlands, as it nears completion on one of its most far-reaching environmental rollbacks.

  NC animal shelter advertising ‘World’s Worst Cat’ for adoption

A North Carolina animal shelter has taken an unusual approach toward getting one of its cats adopted.

PBS NewsHour founder, host Jim Lehrer dies at 85

Jim Lehrer, the co-founder and longtime host of PBS NewsHour, has died at the age of 85, PBS reported.

  Kindergartner left behind in Florida classroom

A 6-year-old daughter girl was left behind inside her kindergarten classroom. Her father noticed she was missing when she didn't get off the school bus.

US imposes visa rules for pregnant women on ‘birth tourism’

The rules printed in the Federal Register on Thursday say applicants will be denied tourist visas if they’re determined by consular officers to be traveling to the U.S. primarily to give birth.

  Money from ‘big’ fundraisers moving too slow; wildlife carers in desperate need of supplies

Despite a global push to donate money for much-needed medical supplies, carers on the ground and on the frontlines of the fight against mass extinction haven’t seen a dime.

Trump to attend anti-abortion rally in Washington

The White House says President Donald Trump will become the first president to attend the annual anti-abortion gathering in Washington called the March for Life.

Mount Vesuvius eruption turned ancient victim’s brain to glass

Scientists say the ancient blast of Mount Vesuvius turned the brain matter of one victim into glass.

Next stop, Brexit: Britain’s EU divorce bill becomes law

Britain’s delayed and disputed Brexit bill has become law, removing the last U.K. obstacle to the country leaving the European Union in just over a week.

Annabella Sciorra: Harvey Weinstein held me down, raped me

Actress Annabella Sciorra took the stand Thursday in the first of several face-to-face confrontations between Harvey Weinstein and his accusers at a watershed trial for the #MeToo movement.

  Doomsday Clock: It’s closer to midnight than it’s ever been

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists updated the Doomsday Clock Thursday, moving it to 100 seconds before midnight. It had held at 11:58 since 2018.

Michelle Carter, of texting suicide case, freed from jail

A woman convicted of manslaughter for urging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself has been released from jail.

  1 dead, 7 wounded in downtown Seattle shooting

Police say based on video from the scene, multiple shooters were involved and that shots rang out after a dispute.

Russian lawmakers OK Putin’s changes expected to keep him in power

Russian lawmakers have given preliminary approval to a slew of constitutional changes seen as an attempt by President Vladimir Putin to remain in charge after his current term ends in 2024.

  Mama dog found on side of road pulling crate filled with her puppies

A mother dog was found on the side of a dirt road, pulling a crate filled with her puppies.

  Texas high school student told to cut dreadlocks in order to walk at graduation

Per school dress code, the teenager always kept his hair off his shoulders, above his earlobes and out of his eyes, but now, he isn’t allowed back until his dreadlocks are cut.

Amtrak ends policy that charged passengers with wheelchairs an extra $25,000

Amtrak initially said it would need to charge extra for taking a car out of service to accommodate all five disabled passengers.

  China closes off large city to stop spread of deadly virus

Health officials said Wednesday they are actively monitoring 16 people who came into close contact with the traveler to China who became the first U.S. resident with a new and potentially deadly virus.

Arrest warrant issued for NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown

Authorities say a warrant has been issued for the arrest of NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown following accusations that he and his trainer attacked another man near Brown’s Florida home.

  House impeachment managers appeal for GOP help to convict ‘corrupt’ Trump in opening remarks

The U.S. Senate began hearing opening arguments in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Wednesday.

  ‘Gramma In A Box’ uses technology to connect generations

Customers can subscribe for a monthly box. The cookies come baked and few household items are needed. For $20, the box includes three projects.

Ex-Grammys CEO says rape allegation ‘false and outrageous’

Neil Portnow released a statement Wednesday saying the academy conducted a thorough and independent investigation and he was “completely exonerated.”

Aerosmith drummer loses bid to rejoin band for Grammy honors

Aerosmith’s drummer has lost his bid to rejoin the band as its set to perform and be honored at Grammy events this week.

Judge deals blow to woman charged for being topless at home

Judge Kara Pettit sided with prosecutors who argued that lewdness is commonly understood to include women’s breasts in American society.

TikTok Challenge warnings

A new viral video challenge on social media is getting the attention of parents and fire fighters.

Shake Shack testing four-day work weeks for managers

Shake Shack says it has been testing out four-day work weeks.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s false account of Ukraine episode

Take a look at some of Trump's claims from the economic forum in Davos, Switzerland, and statements by others in the matter.

DON’T FALL FOR IT! Authorities across country warn of text scams

Law enforcement agencies across the country are warning people about a new twist on an old text scam.

Trump: Travel ban expansion coming, nations aren’t yet final

President Donald Trump says the U.S. will soon be adding visa restrictions for more countries - though it’s not clear yet how many nations will be affected by his expansion of the travel ban.

Weinstein rape trial opens, marking milestone for #MeToo

New York prosecutors painted him as a sexual predator who used his movie-magnate stature to abuse women in an opening statement Wednesday, while his lawyers sought to discredit the accusers and argue the encounters were consensual.

  Dog with less than one year to live sworn in as honorary K-9

Eddie has an inoperable tumor that has left him blind in one eye. He has less than a year to life and his foster mother is trying to make sure the time he has left is full of love, so she composed a bucket list for the sick dog.

Illinois prosecutors make plan for their 1st R. Kelly trial

Illinois state prosecutors say the first of the four Chicago sexual abuse cases against R. Kelly that they’ll take to trial involves a hairdresser who alleges that Kelly tried to force himself on her during a 2003 appointment.

  What you need to know about coronavirus

The outbreak originated in China’s Wuhan province but has since spread to other parts of China. Isolated cases have been found in Japan, Thailand, South Korea and the United States.