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Officer in plain clothes with gun on belt likely sparked armed intruder call at LSU; all clear given

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.

Monopoly maker Hasbro to cut plastic use in toy packaging

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

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

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

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

Customs and Border Protection will not vaccinate migrants against the flu

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

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

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

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

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

Suspect in Utah student’s death charged in 2018 assault

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.

  New York, 2 other states sue over Trump immigration rule

  Nebraska teen uses senior photo shoot to honor father killed in Afghanistan

Man ticketed after dirty diaper hits Indiana officer’s car on highway

  Caught on camera: Bear raids home’s refrigerator as teen boys watch in fear

Police: Man, 20, found in S.C. teen’s closet after stepfather smells drugs coming from her room

  El Paso shooting widower receives new car after old one stolen following wife’s funeral

  Florida man bitten, scratched by kinkajou before he traps it in bathroom

The kinkajou is a mammal native to Central and South America that is not uncommon for people to keep as a pet.

  Police hunt killer in California university stabbing

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

  12-year-old Okla. boy, mother break windshield to save toddler locked in hot car

The toddler's mother, found inside a nearby store, was not arrested for child neglect but was ticketed $250 in the case.

  Police: California suspect lights mom on fire, surrenders

A 54-year-old man lit his mother on fire and then locked himself inside a Southern California home for five hours before surrendering to authorities Monday, officials said.

Dog Goods USA recalls Chef Toby Pig Ears due to salmonella risk

Consumers who have purchased the affected products can return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Anyone exhibiting the symptoms of salmonella should contact a doctor.

Man parked next to ‘no parking’ sign hurls it at restaurant window

A man was seen on video smashing a restaurant's window with a sign after he was asked to leave.

Records: Epstein signed will 2 days before jailhouse suicide

Jeffrey Epstein signed a will just two days before he killed himself in jail, new court records show, opening a new legal front in what could be a long battle over the financier’s fortune.

  Fake back-to-school ads show kids in bulletproof vests

A Florida graphic designer is getting attention for images that look like back-to-school fashion ads.

Daytime sleepiness could be sign of Alzheimer’s disease, study says

If you can't make it through the day without a nap, the authors of a new study suggest the brain cells that keep you awake may be under attack by Alzheimer's disease.

  Florida man attacks jogger with sword after dispute over trash

Deputies in Broward County, Florida are looking for the man that pulled out a sword during a dispute over trash.

  Planned Parenthood rejects abortion “gag order,” exits Title X program

A new rule under the Trump Administration prohibits health care providers who receive Title X funding from sharing information about abortion services to its patients.

  Mich. woman fights to get her father’s name on Vietnam Memorial Wall

A woman says her father died fighting in the Vietnam War, but the nature of his mission prevents his name from being added to the memorial in Washington, D.C.

Study claims fluoride exposure during pregnancy tied to low IQ scores in children

A new study says increased exposure to fluoride during pregnancy is tied to lower IQ scores in children.

  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.

Thieves steal nearly everything, grandfather’s ashes, from Colorado Springs family

Criminals broke into a storage unit and took almost every item from a Colorado Springs woman, including her grandfather’s ashes.

Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program

Planned Parenthood says it’s pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting participants from referring patients for abortions.

  Danish PM: Trump’s idea of buying Greenland is ‘absurd’

The idea of buying Greenland has been discussed within the Trump administration but is not a priority, according to the president.

  Run! Alligators can climb fences

A Florida woman captured images of a gator scaling a fence at Naval Air Station Jacksonville over the weekend.

  NYPD fires officer 5 years after Garner’s chokehold death

Police Commissioner James O'Neill's announced at a midday news conference that he had fired Officer Daniel Pantaleo based on a recent recommendation of a department disciplinary judge.

US prisons chief removed after Epstein’s death

Attorney General William Barr announced Hugh Hurwitz's reassignment Monday. Hurwitz had served as the agency's acting director since May 2018.

  Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson marries long-time girlfriend

Johnson wed Lauren Hashian on Sunday in Hawaii.

Adorable photo shows group of service dogs attending ‘Billy Elliot’ theater production in Canada

The service dogs were in training to help their handlers navigate a theater.

GRAPHIC: Alaska’s record heat a killer for some salmon, researchers say

Scientists worry warming water is responsible for a large number of dead, but otherwise healthy, salmon.

  New Weight Watchers diet app is aimed at kids as young as 8 years old

Critics say the diet app could lead to lifelong problems with food.

  Man gets first haircut in 15 years to join Army

Check out the head of hair on 23-year-old Reynaldo Arroyo. He wanted to become an infantryman, so he sat down in the barber's chair for a trim - and then some.

  Trump dismisses worries of recession, says economy is strong

A strong economy is key to Trump's re-election prospects. Consumer confidence has dropped 6.4% since July. The president has spent most of the week at his golf club in New Jersey with much of his tweeting focused on talking up the economy.

  Long-lost siblings meet for the first time in nearly 53 years

Jim Lawless flew from Houston to Jackson County, Ky., after he received the results a few weeks ago.

A man found a message in a bottle in Russian decades after it was sent. Russian media found the author.

Russian media tracked down the man who said he tossed the bottle into the sea that was found some 50 years later and 2,000 miles away on the coast of Alaska, KTUU reported.

  4 teenagers shot after fight breaks out in Missouri hotel room

Police believe the shooter left the hotel following the incident.

  Three men jailed, accused of threatening mass shootings

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office says 25-year-old Tristan Scott Wix of Daytona Beach sent several text messages stating he wanted to "break a world record for longest confirmed kill ever."

  Fire in Bangladesh leaves 10,000 homeless

The flames destroyed about 80 percent of the district. It left an enormous field of ash and debris.

Man charged after his daughter, 12, kills another man, his dog with SUV

Authorities ended up arresting her father Tomas Mejia Tol for criminally negligent homicide and endangering a child.

  Florida woman caught on camera calling black woman the n-word

A woman was caught on video using a racial slur against shopper at a grocery store in Miami.

A Florida man used a tractor to dump dirt on a car, police said. His girlfriend was inside.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office says 20-year-old Hunter Mills was charged with felony criminal mischief. The girlfriend was not hurt.

Former Longhorns, NFL RB Benson dies in motorcycle accident

Benson's attorney, Sam Bassett, said Austin law enforcement told him that Benson was killed in the wreck Saturday night. Bassett said he did not have details of the accident.

Sheriff: Kentucky woman assaulted store clerk after being charged for cup of water

The woman was charged 25 cents for a cup of water, police said.

  Small plane crashes into house near Poughkeepsie, N.Y., killing 2

State police spokesman Steven Nevel said three men were on the plane; one died and two were injured. Of three people in the home, one died, another was seriously hurt and the third is missing.

  Houston Snapchat party argument turns into gun battle; 7 shot

Houston Police detectives said seven people ranging from teens to young adults ended up being shot after an argument at a house party.

  Doctors say new rule will mean sicker immigrants

Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health and rising costs they say will come from sweeping Trump administration changes that would deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, as well as food stamps and other forms of public assistance.

  Epstein’s purported madam now a focus in sex abuse cases

Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of a British publishing magnate who died under mysterious circumstances, is one of the most prominent figures left from the Epstein orbit after his suicide in jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

  Suburban voters are pressuring Republicans to act on guns

GOP candidates looking ahead at tough races increasingly are eyeing new ways to address anxieties about gun violence, and to do that without crossing the party's base, which sees gun restrictions as an infringement on the constitutional right to bear arms.

  WATCH: Good Samaritans rush to rescue woman in wheelchair who fell off pier

The good Samaritans worked together with several people on the dock, who used a rope to pull the woman to safety.

  Hours old baby found naked and abandoned in Md. wooded area

Maryland has a Safe Haven Law that guarantees anonymous and safe locations at which to give up a child within 10 days of birth.

  13-year-old dies after collapsing during football practice in Pittsburgh

The medical examiner will determine the 13-year-old’s cause of death, according to officials.

3-year-old girl found alone on boat in Texas; father’s body recovered nearby

A young girl was found alone on a boat the day after she and her father took it out on Lake Granbury. Hours later, her father's body was recovered, not far from where the boat was found.

  Portland ‘ground zero’ for protests between right, left-wing

Police arrested at least 13 people and seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon.

  Family finds live frog in carton of organic salad greens

One Wisconsin family found a living frog in the packaged organic salad greens they bought from a grocery store.

  Philadelphia standoff suspect charged with attempted murder

A man suspected of shooting six police officers during an hourslong standoff that ended when tear gas caused the man to surrender was charged with attempted murder.

  New York City subway scare suspect taken into police custody

A homeless man from West Virginia faced charges Saturday for allegedly placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a New York City subway station, forcing an evacuation and snarling the morning commute, police said.

Welsh town to install anti-sex toilets

According to reports, the public toilets have weight sensors that can determine if more than one person has entered. Additional sensors are designed to pick up activity described as "violent."

  Owner of ‘Heist Jewelry’ hit with sledgehammer, still fights off robbers

Security camera footage shows the owner of ironically named Heist Jewelry tending to his inventory at 2:40 p.m. A masked suspect runs into the store and smashes a display case with a sledgehammer.

Kim expresses ‘great satisfaction’ over NKorea weapons tests

The launches were North Korea's sixth round of tests since late July that revealed developments of a new rocket artillery system and two separate short-range mobile ballistic missile systems. Experts say it would expand the ability to strike targets in South Korea, including U.S. bases there.

Heather Locklear pleads no contest to fighting with deputies

Heather Locklear has pleaded no contest to charges that she fought with first responders during two visits to her Southern California home last year.

Florida neighborhood overrun by vultures

Summertime is perfect for enjoying the pool, which is especially true for homeowners lucky enough to have one on their property.

  Fugitive hid in solar-powered bunker in woods for years, Wis. police say

Standing 20 feet away from the bunker, swatting at a cloud of mosquitoes undoubtedly breeding in the swamp nearby, you’d never know it was there.

Crews reopen Denali park road; stranded tourists leave

The tourists became stranded Friday after heavy rains triggered mudslides and caused excess water from a culvert to damage the only road inside the vast park.

Study: 8 in 10 people have cried at work

Eight out of 10 people have cried at work, according to a new study from job search company Monster.

  Hundreds arrive to honor El Paso victim after public invited

When 63-year-old Margie Reckard was killed by a gunman who opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, earlier this month, Antonio Basco lost his entire world. So, as the man who felt so alone planned her funeral, he invited the world to join him in remembering his companion of 22 years.