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Students seek $55M in damages, say dorms had toxic mold

Five current and former students are seeking $55 million in damages in a lawsuit that says they were exposed to toxic mold while living in three dormitories at a South Carolina college.

Toddler pulled from pond in a Florida development dies

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says a toddler pulled from a pond in a suburban Boca Raton development has died.


Former AP reporter recalls surreal spectacle of Manson trial

The first time I saw Charles Manson being led into a courtroom in 1969 at the old Los Angeles Hall of Justice, I was shocked — not because of the mythology that preceded him, but because of just how small he was.


Self-taught rocket scientist plans to launch over ghost town

just in case anything happens.


Closing arguments set for San Francisco pier killing

Attorneys are set to begin their final arguments Monday in the trial of Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a San Francisco pier in a case that touched off a national immigration debate.


Theo's journey: A transgender child at war with his body

Theo Ramos learned how to cut himself when he was in fifth grade, when his body seemed to revolt.


Women dominate American Music Awards, but not as nominees

This year's American Music Awards was a reflection of the year in pop music, with women dominating the show, but not as nominees or winners.In…


What if the general says 'no' to president's nuclear order?

It's hard to overstate how thoroughly the U.S. military has prepared for doomsday — the day America gets into a nuclear shooting war.


Accountability a question in Nevada school-choice program

Standardized tests are a given in public school, and they're mandatory for Nevada private schools participating in the state's budding school-choice program.


FBI report on black 'extremists' raises fears of targeting

An FBI report on the rise of black "extremists" is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws.


World Cup bribes, death threats: Corrupt world of FIFA

Hour after hour in a New York City courtroom, the schemes to corrupt world soccer are spilling out.The millions of dollars in "inducements" to secure…


Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died Sunday after nearly a half-century in prison. He was 83.


The Latest: Plans for Manson's remains 'undetermined'

The Latest on the death of Charles Manson (all times local):


Santa's in town? You need an appointment this year

Santa Claus may be coming to town, but you'll need a reservation to see him.


Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

In the summer of 1969, a scruffy ex-convict with a magnetic hold on young women sent some of his disciples into the night to carry out a series of gruesome killings in Los Angeles. In so doing, Charles Manson became the leering face of evil on front pages across America and rewrote the history of an era.


'It never really leaves you.' Opioids haunt users' recovery

It's hard to say whether businessman Kyle Graves hit rock bottom when he shot himself in the ankle so emergency room doctors would feed his opioid habit or when he broke into a safe to steal his father's cancer pain medicine.


FBI investigating after Border Patrol agent dies on duty

Authorities are searching Texas' Big Bend area for potential suspects and witnesses after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent was fatally injured responding to activity there.


Nebraska's Keystone XL vote may not be a clear yes or no

Nebraska regulators are set to decide Monday whether to approve or deny an in-state route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It's the last major regulatory hurdle facing project operator TransCanada Corp.


Keystone XL pipeline faces last major regulatory hurdle

A Nebraska regulator is set to decide whether to approve the proposed route of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline through the state.