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11-Year-Old Girl Finds Mom
11-Year-Old Girl Finds Mom's Body on Bathroom Floor: Police

Police said the mother's body had bruises, including on her neck.

Immigrants Rushing To Remove Tattoos, California Clinic Says
Immigrants Rushing To Remove Tattoos, California Clinic Says

Immigrants are reportedly getting their tattoos removed out of fear that they may be identified because of them and deported out of the country.

U.S. to ban some airline passengers from carrying larger electronics
U.S. to ban some airline passengers from carrying larger electronics

By David Shepardson and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Passengers on some U.S.-bound foreign airline flights will have to check electronic devices larger than a cell phone once U.S. authorities formalize a new ban in response to an unspecified terrorism threat, U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday. The new rule is expected to be announced Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security, the officials said, adding that it had been under consideration since the U.S. government learned of a threat several weeks ago. A source said the rule would cover around eight to 10 foreign airlines.

Iraq forces push into Old Mosul as thousands trapped
Iraq forces push into Old Mosul as thousands trapped

Iraqi forces battled Islamic State group fighters on Monday to push into Mosul's Old City where thousands of civilians remain trapped under jihadist rule. The city's historic centre is home to the Al-Nuri mosque, where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in July 2014 proclaimed an IS "caliphate" in jihadist-controlled territory in Iraq and neighbouring Syria. The forces have recaptured several neighbourhoods from IS since starting the push for west Mosul last month, but the battle for the Old City, with its warrens of alleyways, was always expected to be tough.

Illegal Immigrants May Not Find Warm Welcome in Canada
Illegal Immigrants May Not Find Warm Welcome in Canada

A new poll shows nearly half of Canadians want border-crossers sent back to the United States.

FBI director compares his dislike for New England Patriots to Russia
FBI director compares his dislike for New England Patriots to Russia's hatred of Hillary Clinton

During a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia's alleged involvement in the 2016 presidential election, FBI Director James Comey compared his dislike of the NFL's New England Patriots to Russia's hatred for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Syrian army regains ground in Damascus as rebels retreat
Syrian army regains ground in Damascus as rebels retreat

Syria's army staged a counterattack in northeastern Damascus on Monday, but there were conflicting accounts of how much ground it regained after Sunday's rebel assault. A Syrian military source and a war monitor said the army had recaptured all the positions it had lost, but rebels said they were still holding on to some of their gains despite heavy aerial bombing that had forced them to retreat. The army's advance involved heavy fighting and intense air strikes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a military media unit run by the army's ally Hezbollah said.

Trump Budget To Hurt New York Counterterrorism Funding
Trump Budget To Hurt New York Counterterrorism Funding

Police Commissioner James O'Neill says virtually all federal funding for such things as bomb squad and active shooter training would disappear.

Federal judge in Hawaii blocks President Trump
Federal judge in Hawaii blocks President Trump's travel ban

"The View" co-hosts react to two federal judges' decision to put President Trump's travel ban on hold.

UK grants 1st license to make babies using DNA from 3 people
UK grants 1st license to make babies using DNA from 3 people

LONDON (AP) - Britain's Newcastle University says its scientists have received a license to create babies using DNA from three people to prevent women from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their children - the first time such approval has been granted.

These stylish sweaters are warm, colorful and made for chickens
These stylish sweaters are warm, colorful and made for chickens

Blizzards are best spent wrapped up in a well-worn sweater and all the blankets a couch can support.  But what about when you're a chicken? Good question. Great question. Egg-cellent question (sorry). SEE ALSO: Kind man dresses wild toad in wonderful, tiny hats to make a little boy happy It's a little-known fact that egg production goes way down for chickens living in tough winter conditions from a combination of low temperature and limited daylight hours. Lots of chickens aren't cut out for New England's winters - some breeds shed their feathers, while others from more tropical climates aren't used to the significantly colder temperatures.  Luckily for these chilly chickens, a group of...

Heart failure patients may benefit from fish oil: advisory

By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) - A new American Heart Association report says people with heart failure may live longer by taking omega-3 fish oil supplements because they seem to reduce the heart disease death rate by almost 10 percent. The association had previously concluded that such supplements may prevent death from heart disease in people who have already had a heart attack, but warned there is no solid evidence that fish oil can prevent heart disease in the first place, primarily because the issue hasn't been studied.

Tens of thousands flee anti-IS offensives in Iraq and Syria
Tens of thousands flee anti-IS offensives in Iraq and Syria

Tens of thousands of civilians have fled offensives against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, where the jihadists are battling to keep what remains of their territory, the UN said Sunday. IS overran large areas of both countries in 2014, declaring a "caliphate" in territory it controlled, but the jihadist group has since lost ground to Iraqi forces and faced advances from different groups in Syria. In Iraq, the offensive by US-backed Iraqi forces to retake west Mosul from IS has displaced more than 45,000 people in little more than a week, the UN migration agency said.

The Latest: Attorney: Man accused of IS aims needs support

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the prosecution of a New York man accused of repeatedly traveling to the Middle East to try to join the Islamic State or another extremist group (all times local):

Undocumented Immigrant Supports Trump Policies
Undocumented Immigrant Supports Trump Policies

The undocumented immigrant praised Trump's immigration actions with cellmates in an immigrant detention center in February.

New measures approved to protect birds from contaminated pit
New measures approved to protect birds from contaminated pit

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Federal officials said Friday they have approved new measures meant to prevent a repeat of last fall's mass bird deaths in a contaminated former open-pit mine in Montana, including noise-making cannons and radar and laser systems.

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