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Sheriff: Texas woman shot daughters to make husband 'suffer'

HOUSTON — Authorities say a Houston-area mother who fatally shot her two daughters did not target her estranged husband because she "wanted him to suffer" the memory of their deaths. Continue reading...

CIA director: Istanbul attack bears hallmarks of Islamic State

WASHINGTON — CIA Director John Brennan said Wednesday that the attack in Istanbul has the earmarks of strikes by Islamic State militants and that the group is likely trying to hit the United States in the Middle East and on U.S. soil. Continue reading...

TV reporters charged after cocaine found in baby's system

ORO VALLEY, Ariz. — Two Tucson, Ariz., TV reporters pleaded not guilty to drug and child abuse charges after tests revealed there was cocaine in their baby's system. Continue reading...

Officials: Man decapitates 20-year-old whom girlfriend accused of sexual assault

MINNEAPOLIS — A northern Minnesota man is accused of decapitating another man after his girlfriend told him that the man had sexually assaulted her. Continue reading...

Cat blamed for turning on faucet, flooding shelter

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — A cat came with a flood warning when it was adopted from a Florida animal shelter. Continue reading...

Man saved from blaze by son's cackling chickens

CREEKSIDE, Pa. — A Pennsylvania fire chief says some cackling chickens turned out to be cock-a-doodle-do-gooders. Continue reading...

Chipotle adding chorizo to menu to win back customers

NEW YORK — Chipotle is adding chorizo to its menu in yet another move intended to get people back in stores after an e. coli outbreak last year. Continue reading...

Though touted for VP spot, Cotton says nothing going on

Subscriber onlyDismissing speculation that he's on Donald Trump's short list for vice president, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton said repeatedly Tuesday that he doesn't believe he'll be the New York billionaire's running mate. Continue reading...

Huckabee paying $25,000 for 'Eye of the Tiger'

Subscriber onlyFormer Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's presidential campaign has agreed to pay $25,000 to settle a lawsuit for using a 1980s rock anthem, "Eye of the Tiger," without the permission of the music's owner, CNN Money said this week. Continue reading...

Panel posts final Benghazi report; no new blame for Clinton in pages, but agencies hit on security, response

Subscriber onlyThe House Benghazi Committee issued its final report Tuesday, faulting President Barack Obama's administration for lax security and a slow response to the deadly 2012 attacks at the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya. Continue reading...

Emissions cheat VW files $15B settlement

$10B of deal will buy back or repair

Subscriber onlyVolkswagen will spend up to $15.3 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests in what lawyers are calling the largest auto-related class-action settlement in U.S. history. Continue reading...

Trump trade speech draws swift rebuttals

Subscriber onlyRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump called Tuesday for a new era of economic "Americanism," promising to restore millions of lost factory jobs by backing away from decades of U.S. policy that encouraged trade with other nations. Continue reading...

Police-dispatcher logs released on Orlando shooting

Subscriber onlyOn the night that gunman Omar Mateen opened fire inside the Pulse nightclub, police dispatchers heard repeated gunfire as well as screams from patrons who called to report the shooting, according to written logs released Tuesday. Continue reading...

U.S., Canada, Mexico ally for clean power

Subscriber onlyThe United States and Mexico are committing to join Canada in boosting the use of wind, solar and other carbon-free sources of electricity to help North America meet a goal of generating at least 50 percent of its energy from "clean" sources by 2025. Continue reading...

In Senate split, $1 billion for Zika falls by wayside

Subscriber onlyThe Senate split along party lines Tuesday and left a $1.1 billion proposal to fight the Zika virus in limbo. Continue reading...

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