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  Plant leaked dangerous levels of chemicals into Houston Ship Channel, officials confirm

Intercontinental Terminals Co., the company that owns the plant, said flames breached the dyke wall around its chemical tank yard and chemicals leaked out.

  Teen shot in argument reportedly over making noise at PA movie theater

8-year-old girl shot and killed in Indiana; father sought

Americans spent almost $40 billion while drunkenly shopping in last year

  Though Mueller’s report has been completed, debate continues

  Former MI principal claims he was forced to resign over joke wooden penis gift

Note referencing New Zealand attack left at possible arson at CA mosque

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  Second Parkland survivor dies in apparent suicide

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announces retirement

California grower recalls avocados over possible listeria

  Mueller report: Barr says Mueller finds no evidence of Trump-Russia conspiracy

Norway cruise ship guests recall tipping, terror of water

Dubai denies there were plans for R. Kelly concert

Dallas-area woman mauled to death by her own pit bulls

Police said the victim was at the clinic Saturday morning to feed the dogs and was in an exercise area when they attacked her.

American Airlines extends 737 Max-related cancellations

American Airlines is extending cancellations of flights through April 24 due to the grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft, as federal regulators continue to investigate two deadly crashes involving the plane model

  Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ scares up $70.3M debut

It was the largest debut for an original horror film (only the "It" remake and last year's "Halloween" have surpassed it in the genre) and one of the highest openings for a live-action original film since "Avatar" was released 10 years ago.

  3 young adults accused of assaulting 18-year-old with autism, lighting his hair on fire

Police say the incident, during which the victim claims he was punched and kicked repeatedly, was recorded on video by others who watched it all unfold.

  Missing baby from Indiana believed to be homicide victim; mother’s boyfriend named suspect

  Man arrested in fierce NYC subway attack captured on video

  Powerball jackpot rises to $750 million, 4th largest prize in US lottery history

  Helicopters rescue Norway cruise ship passengers amid storm

  ’I feel special’: Student with autism crowned prom king after classmate’s selfless act

  Barr pores over Mueller report, on pace to release first summary Sunday, sources say

Barbara Streisand apologizes after saying Michael Jackson’s ‘sexual needs were his sexual needs’

"They both married and they both have children, so it didn’t kill them," Streisand had said of the accusers who appear in "Leaving Neverland" in comments to a UK newspaper.

Protests in Pittsburgh after cop cleared in shooting of Antwon Rose

The verdict late Friday in the deadly shooting of 17-year-old Antwon Rose II angered his family and civic leaders and prompted hundreds of people to gather in protest Saturday afternoon.

Study finds US schoolkids face staggering gun violence; black children face worst of it

The study says close to 39,000 kids were killed by guns in the U.S. between 1999 and 2017. Black children accounted for 41 percent of those killed.

Robert Kraft says he is ‘truly sorry’ in first statement since solicitation charges

Kraft is one of about 300 men charged in multiple counties between Palm Beach and Orlando as part of a crackdown on illicit massage parlors and human trafficking.

  Ex-NYPD cop who shot rival while off duty charged with tampering with evidence

Richard Blake shot a man in his chin last August. Sources say the men had previously fought over a woman.

  ‘I’m not a hero, I’m just a dad’: Father risks life to save daughter from oncoming car

Michael Devore suffered a broken leg as a result of the hit-and-run. Police are now searching for the suspect who fled the scene.

Flight attendant detained by immigration authorities on return to US

Selene Saavedra Roman, 28, who immigrated illegally to the U.S. as a child, was released Friday from a detention center. She spent five weeks in ICE custody.

  Enterprise employee admits to spiking co-workers’ drinks with LSD because they had ‘negative energy,’ police say

Charges are pending for the 19-year-old employee. His co-workers called police are they were feeling dizzy.

  Bear ‘wanted’ for honey theft

Though there were no witnesses, Susquehanna University posted a wanted sketch, believing the suspect is a black bear – a hungry one.

  US-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State

Elimination of the last IS stronghold in Baghouz marks the end of the militants' self-declared caliphate, which at its height blanketed large parts of Syria and Iraq.

  2 Rottweilers to be put down after mauling 1-year-old

The owner of two Rottweilers who fatally mauled a one-year-old boy in Fresno Friday gave up their rights of the dogs, and the dogs will be euthanized

Saturday is National Puppy Day

On the official National Puppy Day Website, the date is observed on March 23, but some animal organizations got an early start on Friday.

Want to invest in Pinterest? Soon you’ll be able to

The company hopes to raise $100 million in an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.

  Jury acquits white cop who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Antwon Rose

Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld was charged with homicide for shooting Antwon Rose II during a traffic stop last June.

  Look up: Northern lights to dip into the Midwest

The aurora borealis should be visible across the northern tier of states, dipping as far as south as Iowa in the middle of the country and Washington and Maine on the coasts.

Man arrested for throwing water on Rep. Steve King at restaurant

According to a police report, 26-year-old Blake Gibbins of Colorado is charged with two counts of simple assault and one count of disorderly conduct.

FEMA exposed information of 2.3 million disaster survivors to contractor, government watchdog reports

The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General found the breach occurred when FEMA was working with a contractor that helps provide temporary housing to those affected by disasters.

  Fire reignites at Houston-area chemical plant

Harris County's emergency management center says multiple tanks were on fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company plant east of Houston.

‘Naked’ penguin makes its debut at zoo in Poland

In the wild, a rare albino penguin would be rejected by other penguins and would have little chance of survival.

Man executed in 2017 responsible for 1983 murder, prosecutors say, not man convicted in case who died in prison

Florida authorities say a man convicted for a 1983 murder, who died in prison in 2008, was wrongfully convicted, and that the woman was actually killed by another man who was executed in Arkansas in 2017.

Spaceflight activates herpes virus in astronauts, study finds

The longer astronauts spend in space, the more likely they are to have the disease reactivated, NASA finds.

Trump ‘likes Chairman Kim,’ will withdraw North Korea sanctions imposed a day earlier

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump "likes Chairman Kim and he doesn't think these sanctions will be necessary."

  Brain injuries from contact sports send thousands of children to ER annually, CDC says

The study also found that boys are twice as likely as girls to get a brain injury.

  Blind golden retriever has his own seeing-eye pup

The two hounds are capturing hearts with their new Instagram account. They already have more than 40,000 followers.

  Trump intensifies effort to discredit Mueller report

Trump's comments came as special counsel Robert Mueller is expected to soon deliver a report to the Justice Department on his investigation into Russian election meddling.

  Mother gets message from daughter days after she died in crash

Kenzie Leeman, 17, was killed while driving home from work Feb. 26. Her car slid off a highway overpass during a snowstorm and fell several feet onto the road below.

  No decision made on R Kelly request to fly to Dubai

A hearing will be held Friday in Chicago. Kelly's attorneys made the request, saying the 52-year-old singer hopes to perform as many as five April concerts in Dubai.

Fentanyl-related overdose deaths up 1,000 percent, CDC says

In the five years from 2011 to 2016, the number of deaths linked to fentanyl grew from less than 1,700 to more than 18,000.

Boston Public Library lounge serves up literary-inspired cocktails

The drinks are all inspired by works of literature, with names like “Tequila Mockingbird,” and the lounge plans to host events like book readings or small shows by local musicians.

Toddler attacked at daycare after adults left children unsupervised, grandmother says

Jennifer Travis has recommended the daycare in Detroit be closed. The incident was captured on camera.

US forces say 2 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan

The fatalities, which bring to four the number of U.S. soldiers killed so far this year in Afghanistan, underscore the difficulties in bringing peace to the war-wrecked country even as Washington has stepped up efforts to find a way to end the 17-year war, America's longest.

  Teachers shot ‘execution style’ with ‘projectiles’ during active shooter drills, association says

Some teachers were hurt during the drill. The Indiana State Teachers Association has vowed the end the practice in the state.

  Parkland, FL, school shooting survivor takes own life

Sydney Aiello’s mother said her daughter felt survivor’s guilt and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after being on campus the day of the shooting last year.

Man’s decomposing body found in TX apartment closet

Officials said they think the body had been in the closet for months.

  Miller Lite sues Bud Light over corn syrup ads

The lawsuit accuses Bud Light parent Anheuser-Busch of starting a "false and misleading advertising campaign" that said Miller Lite and Coors Light use corn syrup and high-fructose corn syrup.

  Investigation underway after man says deputies entered his home without warrant

Cell phone video captured the arrest, which is now being investigated by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

  Imam says New Zealand is broken-hearted but not broken

In a day without precedent, people across New Zealand listened to the call to prayer on live broadcasts while thousands, including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, gathered in leafy Hagley Park opposite the Al Noor mosque, where 42 people died.

Tyson recalls 69,000 pounds of chicken strips over possible metal contamination

Retail locations across the U.S. received the recalled strips.

  Video shows performers fall during high-wire stunt

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has just released video of Wallenda performers falling after a high wire accident in 2017.

Young country music singer Justin Carter dies after accidental shooting on music video set

Carter was a 35-year-old father of two, who had just released a new video, “Love Affair,” on March 9.

  Tax scams to watch out for this season

It's the height of tax season, and that means you need to be aware of scammers.

  Trump to pull federal research funding from colleges unless they promise to ‘promote free inquiry’

The president's order adds no new obligations for schools but attaches strings to rules they’re already told to uphold.

  Video shows man violently beating woman for blocking his car in parking lot

Austin Shuffield, 30, has been charged in the assault and fired by the Dallas barbershop where he worked.

  Police to reopen investigation into the Atlanta child murders case

From 1979 to 1981- at least 25 young black men and children were killed in the city.

Brexit delayed until at least mid-April, as Britain tries to find clear way forward

The EU is offering a delay until May 22 if Parliament passes an existing Brexit deal, which it has already rejected twice. Otherwise Britain has until April 12 to come up with a new plan to present to the EU.

  Spring into allergy season with these tips to feel better

If you're one of the millions who go through this every year, there are a few things you can do to ease the discomfort.

5 charged in New Mexico terrorism case because they are Muslims, attorneys say

Attorneys for five people facing federal terrorism-related charges following their arrests last summer in a New Mexico compound raid said Thursday their clients are being prosecuted because they are Muslims.

  Diver shoots video of giant stingray in the Gulf of Mexico

A dive trip off the Florida coast spotted the underwater giant that was about 12-feet long from head to tail.

Patriots owner wants prostitution video blocked from public

The attorneys representing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men charged in a Florida massage parlor prostitution investigation are asking a judge to block the release of video recordings police say shows them engaging in sexual acts.

Mom admits plotting girl’s death: ‘I wanted her to go away’

Sara Packer's testimony came at a sentencing hearing for Jacob Sullivan, who pleaded guilty to rape, first-degree murder and other offenses in Grace's death. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Sullivan. The defense is seeking life in prison.

Bo Dukes found guilty in Wilcox Co. trial in Tara Grinstead case

A jury found Dukes guilty of all three counts he was facing in Wilcox County in connection to Grinstead’s death.

Boeing to make safety feature standard on troubled Max jets

Boeing will make standard on its troubled new airliner a safety feature that might have helped the crew of a jet that crashed shortly after takeoff last year in Indonesia, killing everyone on board.

Ivanka Trump’s recordkeeping comes into question; lawyer disputes she’s not in compliance

Ivanka Trump doesn't preserve official emails she receives in her personal account if she doesn't respond to them, according to Rep. Elijah Cummings.

  59 graves at Jewish cemetery vandalized with anti-Semitic symbols and language

Police are searching for suspects in the mass vandalism of a Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts.

Florida man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Democrats, CNN

A Florida man pleaded guilty Thursday to sending a wave of pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump.

  Trump says US recognizes Israel’s sovereignty of Golan Heights

President Donald Trump said Thursday that it's time for the United States to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, an announcement that signals a shift in U.S. policy and comes ahead of the Israeli prime minister's planned visit next week to the White House.

  Man brings massive steer into Petco to test ‘all leashed pets are welcome’ policy

Oliver Browning and Shelly Lumpkin put the policy to the test this week when they brought Oliver, an African Watusi steer, into a Petco about 20 miles northeast of downtown Houston.

  Woman arrested after police find father living with hundreds of rats

Catherine Ann Vandermaesan faces animal cruelty and Officials also impounded dogs, cats and rabbits from the home.