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  Trump flip-flops on tax cuts, saying US has ‘strong economy’

Trump's consideration of cutting payroll taxes appeared short-lived. He also knocked down the idea of indexing the capital gains tax, which applies when investors sell assets, to inflation.

  Jurors find N.H. man guilty of helping roommate commit suicide

  Danish ex-PM attacks Trump for comments on defense spending

  Nearly 30 arrested for mass shooting threats in weeks after El Paso, Dayton

  Boy, 11, bitten in foot by shark while swimming at Florida beach

Gunman at large after Los Angeles deputy shot at sheriff’s station

  Locked Down: Inside the prison where inmates set each other on fire and gangs have more power than guards

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  Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he’s ending presidential bid

MoviePass reports data breach, customers’ credit card numbers possibly exposed

Report shows US deficit to exceed $1 trillion next year

  Trump: Any Jew voting Democratic is uninformed or disloyal

  Greenland fallout: Trump scolds Denmark over rejection

Jet catches fire in Northern California; 10 aboard unhurt

  “Miracle on Ice” forward Pavelich charged with assault

According to a criminal complaint, the assault happened last week in Pavelich’s home in northern Minnesota after he and his neighbor returned from fishing.

Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her old songs

Swift said she plans to re-record her songs after her catalog was purchased by popular music manager Scooter Braun.

  After school Nazi salute video, more racist videos emerge

The Los Angeles Times reported that since Monday officials said several other videos showing students engaged in hate speech have surfaced. Those videos will be examined as part of the district's reopened investigation.

  Skunk sprays Mass. police officer who freed it from yogurt cup

A Massachusetts police officer tried to help a skunk with a yogurt cup stuck on its face without getting sprayed. He got the cup off, but he ended up getting sprayed.

Toyota recalls SUVs due to faulty back-up cameras

  Texas teen’s lung collapses due to vaping

Brazil’s president suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof

  Trump says he’s again open to strengthening gun background checks

California police arrest man trying to fix flat tires with bandages

  Scooters gone wild: 3 men accidentally end up on interstate riding their 2-wheeled chariots

Missouri police: Topless doll mistaken for unconscious woman

Missouri authorities say a shirtless man reportedly dragging a topless, unconscious woman through downtown Kansas City was actually lugging around a life-size doll.

Tropical Storm Chantal weakens in north Atlantic

Chantal is currently not forecast to impact the United States.

  Trump administration moves to end limits on detention of migrant children

The move is almost certain to spark a new court fight over the government's ability to hold families until their cases are decided.

Hurricanes make spiders angry

Researchers have found that spiders that live in storm-prone areas, like the Gulf of Mexico and the East Coast, can become far less docile after a major storm event.

  Scenic photo shoot from plane becomes on-camera crash, rescue

The pilot lost all power and couldn't get the engine back up and running. Video captured the plane hitting water five miles outside the California harbor.

‘Very fortunate’: LSU responds to false alarm security scare

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.

  Sign language interpreter steals show from rapper Twista

Amber Galloway Gallego has some lightning-fast moves to go along with the rapper’s high-speed lyrics.

  A mom said two fake child protective services agents tried to take her son

Two impostors showed up to her home, a woman followed by a man, the mom said.

  Raccoons and hot coffee are a perfect pair at this Ukrainian cafe

What could possibly go wrong?

Report: Former University of Tennessee professor who was accused of sexual misconduct created ‘toxic’ environment

The report identifies several incidents in which the professor allegedly behaved inappropriately, including one in which he “licked a female student’s face from chin to forehead,” engaged in wrestling with a female student while wearing underwear and dozens of others.

  Man made more than $1 million in scam using fake bar codes at big-box retailers, police said

Court documents said the suspect targeted places like Walmart and Target, then sold the stolen items online. The scheme may have been going on for nearly 10 years.

  Woman accused of fleeing N.H. police, leaving injured boy after car crash

Police say the incident began when officers tried to pull the suspect over for using her cell phone while driving.

  N.J. transit officers reunite homeless man with daughters after 24 years

A moment more than two decades in the making, the family reunion was emotional for everyone.

  Dad ‘empty’ after 9-year-old Detroit girl killed by dogs

The dogs' owner has been taken into custody, but no charges have been filed.

  Sketch of suspect released in California campus slaying

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

  Time capsule from 50 years ago has nothing inside

Officials said they have no idea who could have opened it and taken the items. They even speculated that nothing was put in there in the first place.

Los Angeles Opera names lawyer to lead Placido Domingo investigation

Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it will immediately open a 'thorough and independent investigation' into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Placido Domingo, the company's general director.

  WATCH: Colorado police officer breakdances with 7-year-old boy

A police officer’s talent turned into a special moment in downtown Denver this week.

Tip Top Poultry recalls chicken products due to listeria risk, USDA says

The Food Safety Inspection Service said the product was shipped to hotels, restaurants and institutions across the country.

Marvel’s involvement in ‘Spider-Man’ movies may be in doubt

In the wake of the announcement that "Spider-Man: Far From Home" is now the highest-grossing film ever in Sony Pictures' history, reports surfaced that Marvel Studios may be stepping away from the cross-studio partnership.

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

A 75-year-old Florida woman has died after she was moved to hospice care following a bizarre and brutal attack.

Trump cancels Denmark meeting because Greenland isn’t for sale

President Donald Trump says he's postponing an upcoming meeting with Denmark's prime minister because she isn't interested in discussing a proposed sale of Greenland to the U.S.

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

Brandishing a fake gun, a man on Tuesday took dozens of hostages on a bus in Brazil and threatened to set the vehicle on fire with gasoline before police shot him dead in a four-hour standoff on Latin America’s longest bridge.

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

Three women have filed lawsuits accusing Jeffrey Epstein of raping them or subjecting them to other forced sex acts — in one case while he was serving a Florida jail sentence that allowed him out for work during the day.

Suspect in Utah student’s death charged in 2018 assault

A man who authorities say killed a Utah college student this summer was charged Tuesday with sexual abuse and kidnapping of another woman in 2018.

Window washer rescued from Chicago skyscraper

A window washer was on the 58th floor just after noon when one of the ropes securing him broke.

  Florida nurses say they are forbidden to speak Spanish at work

They say they were hired because they are bilingual and able to help with Spanish-speaking patients.

Monopoly maker Hasbro to cut plastic use in toy packaging

The toy maker says all packaging for its new products will be mostly plastic free by the end of 2022.

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

The Department of Energy recommends keeping your thermostat at 78 degrees during the cooling season for the hours you’re at home.

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

Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich said Tuesday that a fourth “Matrix” is in the works.

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

Elton John took to social media to slam stories that suggested that Prince Harry and Meghan were hypocritical for accepting jet travel despite their devotion to eco-causes.

Customs and Border Protection will not vaccinate migrants against the flu

A statement released by CBP on Tuesday said, “In general, due to the short-term nature of CBP holding and the complexities of operating vaccination programs, neither CBP nor its medical contractors administer vaccinations to those in our custody.”

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

Deputies charged 74-year-old Gary Van Ryswyk with practicing medicine without a license resulting in bodily injury.

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

Atlanta police say a man fell to his death after trying to jump from one hotel balcony to another.

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

Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outside websites and apps.

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.

  A fishing expedition’s catch of the day: A sailor hanging onto his capsized boat. He’d been there 12 hours.

The man had hypothermia, but he survived.

  New York, 2 other states sue over Trump immigration rule

More than 15 other states have already sued to challenge the new rule, including California , Washington state and Pennsylvania.

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

Although he's not by her side physically, the photos show she'll never be without her dad.

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

The suspected litterer claimed he had simply rolled down the window, and the wind blew the diaper out.

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

They came face-to-face with a bear while they were on a sofa watching TV, but a deputy came to their rescue.

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

In the closet, the deputy found 20-year-old Matthew Smith hiding. He said the girl helped sneak him into the house the day before.

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

A Ford dealership replaced the SUV with one that's the same color as the original and threw in a new trailer and hitch, as well.

  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.

  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.

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.