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Jussie Smollett sues Chicago for malicious prosecution

Attorneys for Jussie Smollett filed a countersuit on Tuesday after Chicago sued the former “Empire” star to recover $130,000 spent investigating his case.

Ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh faces fraud, tax charges

  LIVE: Witness: Worked with Giuliani at Trump’s ‘express direction’

More than 1,000 patients affected by surgical tool sanitation issue, Indiana hospital says

Hollywood executive wanted Julia Roberts to play Harriet Tubman, report says

Emilia Clarke talks about pressure to appear nude after ‘Game of Thrones’

  Father and son arrested for illegally hunting deer on college campus, police say

  In rare move, N. Carolina county removes Confederate statue

New acts rule Grammys as Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Eilish lead in noms

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  Mother charged, may have to register as sex offender after being topless in her home

  Victim’s daughter calls 911 to ‘order a pizza’ to signal domestic violence

Alabama man charged in killing of LSU fan

  ‘I just started screaming’: Mother recalls terrifying moment thief stole car with daughter inside

  PG&E begins new mass power shutoff over fire danger

  Teacher adopts student with Down syndrome after his mom dies of cancer

2 US service members killed in chopper crash in Afghanistan

The crash brought the number of U.S. deaths in Afghanistan this year to 19. There have also been three non-combat deaths this year.

  Dog crushed by heavy package FedEx driver threw over fence, family says

FedEx says it is investigating the incident and, based on the outcome, will take “appropriate action.”

  Pirates pitcher Vazquez faces more child sex-related charges

Suspended Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vázquez is facing additional charges stemming from an alleged illegal sexual relationship with an underage girl.

  Viral video shows woman rescuing koala from Australia wildfire

A cute little koala was rushed to the hospital after being rescued from a brush fire in Australia.

  Police: White teen girl aimed to attack black Georgia church

  Tom Hanks finds out he’s related to Mr. Rogers

  WATCH: Trooper saves woman on roadside from runaway truck

  Police: Teens storm Ga. school bus, attack children

  Dog credited with detecting owner’s cancer three times

  6 deaths linked to mold at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Ruling backs asylum seekers at border prior to policy shift

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a partial ban on asylum does not apply to anyone who appeared at an official U.S. border crossing before the policy was announced in July, a decision that may affect thousands of people.

  As Epstein died, guards allegedly shopped online and slept

Two jail guards responsible for monitoring Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself were sleeping and browsing the internet instead, according to an indictment released Tuesday charging the guards with lying on prison records to cover themselves.

Senate passes bill to support human rights in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, a bill to support human rights, was passed in Hong Kong following months of often-violent unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.

  Republicans assail national security aide who reported Trump phone call

Democrats say Trump demanded that Ukraine investigate his Democratic rivals in return for U.S. military aid it needed to resist Russian aggression and that may be grounds for removing the 45th president.

Doobie Brothers reunite with Michael McDonald for 50th anniversary tour

The Doobie Brothers won their two Grammy Awards in the late 1970s when Michael McDonald was a member.

Ukrainian gas executive cooperating in US probe of Giuliani

Federal prosecutors are planning to interview an executive with Ukraine’s state-owned gas company as part of an ongoing probe into the business dealings of Rudy Giuliani and two of his Soviet-born business associates.

  Mom: Son pleaded not to go to Colo. day care where police found false wall hiding 26 children

A mom reacts to her child's daycare being shut down after a false wall hiding children was found. (Source: KKTV)

Therapist broke rules with Iowa sex predator

Shannon Smith Sanders, who directed the treatment program at the Civil Commitment Unit for Sex Offenders in Cherokee, committed boundary violations and did special favors for the patient.

  California sues e-cigarette maker Juul over ads, youth sales

In the latest legal action against Juul, California sued the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker, alleging that they deliberately marketed and sold its flavored nicotine products to teenagers.

Nerf gun, Power Rangers claw among toy safety watchdog’s 10 worst toys of 2019

A Nerf dart gun, ice cream-scented Nickelodeon slime and a plastic Power Rangers claw are among the toys topping a consumer safety group's list of worst toys for the holidays.

Taco Bell wants you to put its chicken tacos in a blender and serve as bisque this Thanksgiving

No, really. That’s exactly what the recipe says.

US, Australian hostages freed by Taliban in prisoner swap

The hostages — American, Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks — were released in southern Zabul province, ending their more than three years in captivity.

  Lovesick turkey chases US mail truck through neighborhood every day

Sherry Michaels captured the turkey’s antics in her neighborhood outside of Milwaukee.

  Jury awards $58M in lawsuit against body donation firm

The owner of a now-closed body donation facility was found civilly liable Tuesday for mishandling remains in about half of 21 cases filed by families of the dead.

Disney Plus user accounts found on hacking sites

Disney says its new Disney Plus streaming service doesn’t have a security breach, but some users have been shut out after hackers tried to break into their accounts.

DC attorney general sues DoorDash for pocketing tips

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine said Tuesday that DoorDash misled consumers who believed their tips would go to workers, not the company's bottom line.

  Lost Kansas K-9 bites 14-year-old boy

The 14-year-old was walking the dog in the neighborhood. While the boy was attempting to remove the leash, the dog bit the boy on his chest and face.

Smoke pot, write about it, make $3,000 a month

American Marijuana, an online medical marijuana magazine, needs a cannabis product reviewer. (Source: CNN)

Couple faked interest in house, stole ice cream out of the freezer, realtor says

One couple appears willing to go further than most to get their hands on ice cream.

Mötley Crüe reunites, plans tour with Def Leppard and Poison

Mötley Crüe is reuniting four years after completing what was billed as their final tour.

USPS is recruiting elves to help spread Christmas cheer through ‘Operation Santa’

Every year, kids around the country send countless letters to Santa, and this year, you can make some of those Christmas wishes come true.

Man sues Burger King over Impossible Whopper

The proposed class action lawsuit says they're cooked on the same grill as regular burgers, so they're contaminated with meat byproducts.

  Sweden drops Assange rape investigation after 9 years

Assange, who is battling an extradition attempt by the U.S. so he can face spying charges related to his WikiLeaks work, has always denied the allegations made against him during a visit to Stockholm in August 2010.

Bottle of lotion led to evacuation of Florida airport

The incident forced about 200 passengers and workers to evacuate the airport at about 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday.

  Woman dies of injuries 2 years after Las Vegas mass shooting

The shooting left Kim Gervais paralyzed her from the neck down, but she still dealt with agonizing pain. She died Friday of complications from her injuries.

  Firefighters save wedding ring, dress after couple’s home goes up in flames

The cause of the fire that destroyed much of the Nevada home is under investigation.

  Prosecutor accused of using 13-year-old daughter as bait to catch alleged molester

Evidence in the case includes a video clandestinely shot by the prosecutor after he allegedly used his 13-year-old daughter as bait to get the 76-year-old suspect to inappropriately touch her.

  ‘Let the baby die’ sign attacks parents raising money for infant son with rare disorders

The 4-month-old was diagnosed at birth with two rare disorders. His father says most babies with these diseases don’t live past age 2.

Diplomat says of Trump Ukraine call: ‘I remember it vividly’

The phone call State Department official David Holmes overheard between President Donald Trump and Ambassador Gordon Sondland lasted just two minutes. But it won’t be easily forgotten.

Criminal charges expected this week against Epstein guards

Federal charges against he officers could come as soon as Tuesday and are the first in connection with Epstein’s death. The wealthy financier died at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York while awaiting trial on charges of sexually abusing teenage girls.

Trump’s weekend hospital visit draws a skeptical reaction

President Donald Trump’s unscheduled weekend visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center raised suspicions about his health, despite White House officials’ insistence that the president was merely getting a head start on his annual physical.

Nicolas Cage in talks to play Nicolas Cage in film about Nicolas Cage

Actor Nicolas Cage is in final talks with Lionsgate for a new movie project in which cage would play a fictional version of himself.

‘Wall of water’: Lawsuits detail deadly Navy collision

The lawsuit against Tokyo-based NYK Line lays out how survivors of the collision saw water rushing at them as they scrambled for the exits and, in some cases, had to swim for their lives.

UPDATE: Family confirms identity of man involved in Duncan shooting

Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford tells us that three people were killed outside the store near a vehicle. One of the people dead is the shooter.

Chick-fil-A Foundation’s donations to anti-LGBT groups end

The Chick-fil-A Foundation is focusing on three pillars - hunger, homelessness and education.

  Colorado rancher guilty of killing fiancée, burning body

A jury on Monday convicted a Colorado rancher of beating his fiancée to death while their 1-year-old daughter was in a nearby room, then burning the body and persuading his on-and-off girlfriend to help clean up the blood and cover up the crime.

  Hate broccoli? Scientists say it could be genetic

If your parents always pushed you to eat vegetables that you just couldn't stomach, you might finally have validation for not cleaning your plate. Your aversion could be in your DNA.

‘Meth. We’re On It.’: South Dakota prevention campaign launches

The campaign will focus on creating awareness for available resources to those seeking help, and to connect and empower community members who want to tackle the South Dakota methamphetamine issue locally.

Who’s the Jeopardy GOAT? Top 3 all-time winners to compete in prime-time tournament

Jeopardy Is bringing the brainpower! The game’s top three winners will quiz their way toward $1 million.

  Preying on patriotism: Sham veterans and first-responder charities ousted for deception, their professional fundraisers largely left unscathed

Sham veterans and first-responder charities have been put out of business for misusing donations but their third-party, for-profit fundraisers remain in business.

  Cashing in on Charity: Donations meant to help sick children, wounded veterans, abused animals instead benefit for-profit fundraisers

Professional fundraisers are for-profit companies that contract with charities to solicit donations by telephone or through the mail. The industry is loosely regulated and can keep as much as 100% of donated dollars.

Democrats’ Southern victories could affect redistricting

Recent elections have assured Democrats they will have a seat at the table when political maps are redrawn after the 2020 census for future elections to Congress and the state Legislature.

Mailing free home HIV tests helps detect more infections

Mailing free home HIV tests to high-risk men offers a potentially better strategy for detecting infections than usual care.

  Police: Home in California backyard shooting was targeted

Police searched Monday for two assailants who sneaked into a backyard party in Fresno and opened fire while a small crowd watched football on television. Four people were killed and six wounded.

Ford rolls out Mustang SUV

The Mach-E can go from zero to 60 miles an hour in about 3.5 seconds, about the same as a Porsche 911 GTS.

  Trump suggests he may give written testimony in House probe

The House Intelligence Committee is preparing for a second week of public hearings, including with the man who is arguably the most important witness: Gordon Sondland, Trump’s ambassador to the European Union.

Chief justice orders delay in House fight for Trump records

Chief Justice John Roberts’ order Monday contains no hint about how the Supreme Court ultimately will resolve the dispute over President Donald Trump's financial records.

Cat food recalled over salmonella risk

The Utah-based company Go Raw is recalling its Quest brand 2-pound frozen bags of beef cat food.

  AP Exclusive: US officials knew of Ukraine’s Trump anxiety

In early May, officials at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, including then-Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, were told Zelenskiy was seeking advice on how to navigate the difficult position he was in.

  Camel, cow and donkey caught on the lam

The unlikely trio walked into the neighborhood east of Goddard, Kan., Sunday afternoon and immediately attracted a crowd.

Woman caught wearing ‘baby bump’ full of marijuana, authorities say

Police said the woman was caught carrying 15 bricks of weed, hidden inside a fake belly.

It’s Mickey and Minnie Mouse’s 91st ‘birthday’

The two share the same “birthday” because they made their big debuts in the animated movie “Steamboat Willie” in New York on Nov. 18, 1928.

  Missing man found alive after 33 years by childhood friend

After months of planning, the man, who went missing in 1986, made his way back to his hometown to see his childhood friends once again.

Boy, 8, raises more than $50K for homeless veterans over 4 years

The 8-year-old has helped nearly 3,000 veterans so far with the care packages he calls "hero bags."

  North Korea says it won’t give Trump a summit for free

The statement on Monday by Foreign Ministry adviser Kim Kye Gwan is the latest call by North Korea for U.S. concessions ahead of an end-of-year deadline set by Kim Jong Un for the Trump administration to offer mutually acceptable terms for a deal to salvage nuclear diplomacy.

  Disabled Marine veteran thrown out of Pittsburgh bar for bringing service dog

The bar owner has apologized, saying he made a mistake and didn't realize the dog was a service dog.

  WATCH: Two yachts worth more than $20 million destroyed in marina fire

A fire engulfed two yachts in Florida.

  Maryland teacher charged after fight with student

Cellphone video captured a fight Friday morning between a teacher and student at a Maryland high school.