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  Longtime greeter at Sam’s Club in S.C. says he was put on leave due to autism

The man's job description was rewritten, requiring him to perform all tasks at the customer service desk. His family says accommodations for his autism were denied.

  Woman with PTSD fights Mo. city law to keep 3 emotional support monkeys

  Veteran saddled with medical debt tells Sanders he’s going to kill himself

Auto workers union sets stage for possible strike against GM

  Still reeling from Dorian, Bahamas hit by tropical storm

  Decks collapse during firefighter event; at least 22 injured

  Solid gold toilet worth $1.25 million stolen from Winston Churchill’s birthplace

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  Former NFL player allegedly staged racially motivated burglary

Saudi Arabia: Drone attacks knocked out half its oil supply

White House says bin Laden’s son killed in US operation

Sikh preaches love 18 years after brother killed over turban following 9/11

Discounted movie subscription service MoviePass shuts down

W.Va. football player dies after collapsing during game

  In viral photo, Montana woman uses hair dryer to stop speeders in her neighborhood

A grandmother in Montana is now an honorary state trooper. She wants cars in her neighborhood to slow down, so she took matters into her own hand with a hair dryer.

  GRAPHIC: Possible blood tossed at California Senate in session, allegedly by anti-vaccine protester

The California Senate had to stop their session Friday evening after a protester threw a red liquid from the upstairs gallery onto the legislative floor while yelling, "that's for the dead babies."

Italy: Rescue boat with 82 migrants can dock at Italian isle

A charity rescue ship with 82 migrants aboard said Saturday it has received permission to sail to a tiny southern Italian island, in a possible sign Italy's hard line against such vessels might be easing somewhat under the new government.

Gunfire at Seattle train station kills 1, wounds 2

Authorities in Seattle say gunfire at a light-rail station has killed one person and wounded two others, and that police are searching for suspects.

Fetal remains found in Illinois home of abortion doctor who died

  Huffman gets 14 days behind bars in college scam

House committee subpoenas acting intelligence director

Health experts back treatment for kids with peanut allergy

  Police: Man crashes truck into Ohio hospital, killing employee

NY finds $1B in hidden transfers by family behind OxyContin

Justice Dept. opposes House request for Mueller materials

The Justice Department told a judge Friday that the House Judiciary Committee shouldn't get access to secret grand jury material amassed during the special counsel's Russia investigation, even as it weighs whether to pursue impeachment.

Ohio gamer sentenced to 15 months in ‘swatting’ case

An Ohio gamer upset about a $1.50 bet while playing Call of Duty: WWII online was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison for recruiting a prankster to make a bogus emergency call that resulted in the fatal shooting of a Kansas man by police.

Appeals court revives suit against Trump over business ties

A lawsuit by restaurant workers and a prominent restaurateur and hotelier who say President Donald Trump has business conflicts that violate the Constitution was restored Friday by a federal appeals court after a judge on a lower court dismissed it.

Strike looms at GM as UAW extends Ford, Fiat Chrysler pacts

Leaders of the United Auto Workers union have extended contracts with Ford and Fiat Chrysler indefinitely, but the pact with General Motors is still set to expire Saturday night.

FDA: Low levels of probable carcinogen found in common heartburn drugs

Some common acid-reducing and heartburn drugs contain low levels of a probable carcinogen, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

12 ex-clergy could face prosecution following Missouri investigation into Catholic Church

Missouri is among several states that launched investigations last year after a Pennsylvania report cited abuse of more than 1,000 children by hundreds of priests there since the 1940s, and efforts by church leaders to hide it.

Appeals court: Family of slain DNC staffer can sue Fox News

A lawsuit alleging Fox News exploited the killing of a Democratic National Committee employee was revived by an appeals court Friday after a lower court tossed it out.

  CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Tenn. taxi driver escapes armed robbery attempt

When he got out of the cab, he pulled a gun on the driver and demanded cash.

  Marine in California tackles high school students during brawl

Parents have mixed reactions.

GOP lawmaker criticized over AR-15 gun tweet about Beto O’Rourke

Beto O'Rourke has made gun control his signature issue in the aftermath of a mass shooting last month in his hometown of El Paso.

  High school students who don’t date are less depressed than their counterparts who do, study says

A recent study published in the Journal of School Health reveals that adolescents who choose not to date fare as well as, or even better than, their coupled counterparts in social and leadership skills.

  China says US soybeans, pork to be exempt from tariff hikes

The official Xinhua News Agency announced the step Friday, citing unidentified official sources, but gave no details.

Albuquerque police: 5 people dead after multiple shootings

Investigators didn't immediately determine whether there was any connection between the shootings that Deputy Police Chief Harold Medina called "senseless acts" during a news conference early Friday.

Singer Eddie Money dies of esophageal cancer at 70

The 70-year-old whose real name is Edward Mahoney recently had learned that his cancer had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

12-year-old Bahamian girl who fled Hurricane Dorian spent days in US gov’t custody

Katyora Paul spent four days at the shelter His House, which more commonly houses children who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border without their parents.

Mystery Oreos are back with a $50,000 prize

Just how good are your tastebuds?

Lawmakers asking 4 big tech companies for documents in antitrust probe

Letters went out to the four companies on Friday from the leaders of the House Judiciary Committee and its subcommittee on antitrust, which has been conducting a sweeping antitrust investigation of the companies and their impact on competition and consumers.

Rare full Harvest micromoon is coming Friday the 13th

The last time a full moon and Friday the 13th happened at the same time was Oct. 13, 2000. It won't happen again until Aug. 13, 2049.

  Google Earth helped locate a submerged car in a Florida pond - and the body of a man missing 22 years

In August, detectives with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office pulled a 1994 Saturn SL from a retention pond.They were tipped off by someone who used to live in the neighborhood and spotted the car on Google Maps.

Ford recalls some vehicles due to sharp seat frame edge

The automaker said Friday that there's been 31 reports of hand injuries.

  Police: Florida cell phone store was really a drug distribution center

Deputies with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said employees were selling drugs during normal business hours to people acting like phone buyers.

  Woman says father bitten over 100 times by ants before death at Atlanta VA Medical Center

The Department of Veterans Affairs in Atlanta is making changes after the daughter of a Georgia veteran made a horrible discovery in his bedroom. She found her father, a Vietnam veteran in his VA nursing home bed covered with ant bites.

Texas girl fights for life after contracting brain-eating amoeba, reports say

A Central Texas girl is fighting for her life, days after swimming in the Brazos River and contracting a freshwater amoeba.

  Tropical Storm Humberto forms near Bahamas

A tropical depression near the Bahamas has strengthened into Tropical Storm Humberto.

US civil rights advocate Juanita Abernathy dies at 88

The widow of the Rev. Dr. Ralph Abernathy, Juanita Abernathy worked alongside him and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and others for the right to vote. She also taught voter education classes, housed Freedom Riders and marched on Washington, D.C., in 1963.

Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

Pope Francis will visit Thailand and Japan in November in a visit expected to highlight his call for complete nuclear disarmament and honor the small Catholic communities in each country.

Report: ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series in the works at HBO

HBO isn’t saying anything, but Deadline reported that author George R.R. Martin is working on a project set roughly 300 years before the series.

  Indiana couple wanted for abandoning child, moving to Canada

Police are searching for an Indiana couple wanted on neglect charges amid accusations they abandoned their 8-year-old adopted daughter.

  AP FACT CHECK: Claims from the Democratic debate

Here's a look at how some of their claims from Houston stack up with the facts:

  Liberal, moderate divide on display in Democratic debate

The three leading Democratic presidential candidates clashed over health care, immigration and President Barack Obama's legacy on Thursday in a fierce debate that pitted an aggressive Joe Biden against liberal rivals Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.

  Crew was asleep when fatal Calif. boat fire ignited, officials say

The National Transportation Safety Board says all six crewmembers were asleep when a fire broke out in a scuba diving boat off the coast of California, killing 34 people.

  Superintendent tells boy to cut his hair or wear a dress, grandma says

A Texas grandmother said a school superintendent told her she must either cut her grandson's hair or put him in a dress and he must say he's a girl when prompted.

Grand jury indicts man on capital murder for El Paso attack

Patrick Crusius, 21, of Allen, Texas, was indicted on one count in connection with the Aug. 3 mass shooting that left 22 dead in the border city, District Attorney Jaime Esparza said.

HUD watchdog clears Carson in $31,000 dining set order

HUD's Office of Inspector General launched a probe last year into allegations that Carson violated federal law by authorizing a purchase of more than $5,000 without first notifying congressional appropriations committees, a legal requirement.

R. Kelly a no-show in court on Minnesota solicitation charge

Prosecutor Judith Cole told Judge Jay Quam during Thursday's brief hearing that federal authorities in Illinois were "not willing to give us access to him" until his case there is resolved.

Rare birth: Couple welcomes 9 lb. 11 oz. baby on 9/11 at 9:11

Cametrione and Justin Brown welcomed their 9 pound 11 ounce baby at a Tennessee hospital on 9/11 at 9:11.

  4-year-old cancer survivor who loves Bumblebee gets yellow car surprise for his birthday

The boy loves the Bumblebee character from "Transformers," so they put out a plea on social media for yellow vehicles to come to northern Virginia to surprise him on his one-mile walk to school.

  Trump administration puts tough new asylum rule into effect

The Trump administration put the policy into effect the day after the Supreme Court cleared it to do so while legal challenges move forward.

  Thieves dressed as technicians steal ATM from children’s museum, police say

An ATM stolen from a California children’s museum over the weekend was found abandoned off a highway.

Fla. bullied boy’s design on The Rock covered by anti-semitic message, then transformed into words of love

"In one week, the Rock has brought out the best and the worst," said the chancellor.

  2 YouTubers arrested for trespassing near Area 51

Men arrested for allegedly trespassing near Area 51 say they weren't planning on storming it.

  Bus driver quits after video shows her shutting door in student’s face and leaving her at the stop

The video shows the 11-year-old approaching the bus from her driveway, right behind another student. As soon as he goes up the stairs, the doors close and the driver takes off.

Trump administration drops Obama-era water protection rule

Environmental groups criticized the administration's action, the latest in a series of moves to roll back environmental protections put into place under President Barack Obama.

Bullied Tennessee fan with homemade ‘UT’ shirt offered 4-year scholarship

UT said the Vol Shop has received more than 50,000 T-shirt pre-orders for the design inspired by the boy's homemade version, with proceeds going to an anti-bullying organization.

  Florida stabbing suspect calls pastor before attacks

The 41-year-old is facing five charges of attempted first-degree murder and one charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for the stabbing attack at Dyke Industries Wednesday morning.

  House committee approves guidelines for Trump impeachment hearings

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler says there’s no confusion about what his committee is doing: It’s an impeachment investigation, no matter how you want to phrase it.

Reality star ‘The Situation’ released from federal prison

The 37-year-old reality television star's publicist says he was released from prison in Otisville, New York, around 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

  Tenn. high school football players gift their clothes to bullied classmate

The freshman's first couple weeks at a new school were rough when his peers bullied him over his clothes.

Walmart rolls out grocery delivery subscription

Walmart is rolling out a grocery delivery subscription service this fall for a $98 annual fee.

‘BYOB’ to Popeyes so you can make your own chicken sandwich

Popeyes knows you’re still sad about the spicy chicken sandwich being off the menu but the fast food chain has a quick fix to ease those cravings.

  Only hospital in N.M. city sues thousands over medical bills, garnishes wages

Residents say the hospital is notorious for suing its patients, adding in lots of mystery charges and refusing to give itemized bills.

  Mint, menthol: Vape industry has dug heels in on flavor bans

Public health experts say all flavors should be banned and that menthol can still hook kids on vaping.

Ohio State denied request to trademark ‘The’ for merchandise

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office turned down the university's request to trademark "The" when used as part of the school's name on university merchandise.

Abortion, border wall put major spending bills into disarray

The bills are needed to fill in the details of this summer's budget and debt deal, which increased the government's borrowing cap so it won't default on its payments and Treasury notes.

  GRAPHIC: Family of 4 survives road rage shooting, fire but young sons badly burned

The Texas family was on their way to a July 4 party when deputies say an 18-year-old man shot into their car, igniting fireworks and catching it on fire.

  Texas driver arrested after nearly hitting 5-year-old girl as she exited school bus

Police say an 18-year-old man was behind the wheel of a blue Toyota seen on video as it raced past a stopped school bus.

  Couple alleges N.J. fertility clinic used wrong sperm to conceive daughter

The girl, who is now 6 years old, has a blood disorder that her non-biological father and mother don’t carry.

  Cameras capture car’s collision with train that nearly split it in half

A driver in Houston escaped without life-threatening injury after a horrific crash that was caught on camera. The video shows a train slamming into her car, then smashing it against a pole and almost cutting the vehicle in two.