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'Torso Killer' pleads guilty to murdering 5 women in the 1960s, 1970s

'Torso Killer' pleads guilty to murdering 5 women in the 1960s, 1970s

A convicted serial killer pleaded guilty Monday to murdering a dance teacher in 1968 outside a Long Island, New York, mall and admitted to killing four other women in the early 1970s.

Officers to receive Congressional Gold Medals for Jan. 6

Officers to receive Congressional Gold Medals for Jan. 6

Top House and Senate leaders will present law enforcement officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, with Congressional Gold Medals on Tuesday

Ukraine: Drone strikes hit Russia as Zelenskyy travels east

Ukraine: Drone strikes hit Russia as Zelenskyy travels east

In a new display of defiance from Kyiv, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy traveled to an eastern city near the front line Tuesday while two more strategic sites inside Russia were reportedly hit by drone attacks.

Man charged with killing 4 workers at Oklahoma pot farm

Man charged with killing 4 workers at Oklahoma pot farm

A man accused of killing four workers at an Oklahoma marijuana farm had demanded the return of his $300,000 investment in the operation shortly before he started shooting, prosecutors allege in court documents.

Students encouraged to wear pink in honor of Athena Strand after FedEx driver charged in her kidnapping and killing

Students encouraged to wear pink in honor of Athena Strand after FedEx driver charged in her kidnapping and killing

Several school districts across Texas are encouraging students to wear pink Monday in honor of Athena Strand, the 7-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped outside her home and killed last week.

Sheriff: Deputy killed deputy in ‘extremely dumb’ accident

Sheriff: Deputy killed deputy in ‘extremely dumb’ accident

A deputy mistakenly shot and killed his roommate, who was also a deputy, as the two took a break from playing an online game with friends while they were off duty, a Florida sheriff said.

Ukrainians hid orphaned children from Russian deportation

Ukrainians hid orphaned children from Russian deportation

Hours after Russia invaded Ukraine in February, health staff at a children’s hospital in the south started secretly planning how to save the babies.

Department of Homeland Security delays REAL ID deadline to 2025

Department of Homeland Security delays REAL ID deadline to 2025

The Department of Homeland Security has delayed the deadline for air travelers to have a REAL ID another two years, the agency announced Monday.

FBI joins investigation into North Carolina power outage caused by 'intentional' attacks on substations

FBI joins investigation into North Carolina power outage caused by 'intentional' attacks on substations

With no suspects or motive announced, the FBI is joining the investigation into power outages in a North Carolina county believed to have been caused by "intentional" and "targeted" attacks

Mother fends off raccoon who attacked daughter

Mother fends off raccoon who attacked daughter

A mother and daughter in Connecticut are recovering after a frightening attack by a raccoon.

Idaho murders: 2 surviving roommates break silence

Idaho murders: 2 surviving roommates break silence

The two University of Idaho roommates who survived a mysterious quadruple homicide in their off-campus house are speaking out for the first time.

5-year-old in critical condition after being shot by 8-year-old family friend in Houston: Police

5-year-old in critical condition after being shot by 8-year-old family friend in Houston: Police

A 5-year-old boy is fighting for his life Sunday after being shot by an 8-year-old family friend inside a Houston home, police said.

Bob McGrath, original ‘Sesame Street’ cast member, dead at 90

Bob McGrath, original ‘Sesame Street’ cast member, dead at 90

Bob McGrath, an original cast member of the beloved children’s program “Sesame Street,” has died

Iran's morality police status unclear, but wearing the hijab is still mandatory for Iranian women

Iran's morality police status unclear, but wearing the hijab is still mandatory for Iranian women

Women in Iran will still be required to wear the hijab under Islamic Republic law, even if the country's government decides to abolish the religious police who were in charge of enforcing the dress code.

Coyote attacked 2-year-old girl in front of her house, security camera shows

Coyote attacked 2-year-old girl in front of her house, security camera shows

A 2-year-old girl is recovering after being attacked by a coyote Friday afternoon in front of her house in a Los Angeles neighborhood, her father told CNN.

Guilty plea in boy’s death that sparked federal task force

Guilty plea in boy’s death that sparked federal task force

A man pleaded guilty Friday in the killing of a 4-year-old Kansas City boy whose death led to a federal operation meant to reduce violent crime in 2020.

Black rhino populations are starting to thrive in Zimbabwe for the first time in decades, experts say

Black rhino populations are starting to thrive in Zimbabwe for the first time in decades, experts say

Rhinoceros populations are beginning to rebound in the species' native home of Zimbabwe, a sign that efforts to preserve the species are working, according to animal conservationists.

A year after tragedy, the Dancing Grannies 'celebrate life' in return to the Waukesha Christmas Parade

A year after tragedy, the Dancing Grannies 'celebrate life' in return to the Waukesha Christmas Parade

On Sunday at 4 p.m. the Dancing Grannies will return to the scene of the tragedy to forge new memories with this year's Waukesha Christmas parade.

St. Edward’s Crown moved out of tower ahead of coronation

St. Edward’s Crown moved out of tower ahead of coronation

St. Edward’s Crown, the centerpiece of the Crown Jewels viewed by millions of people every year at the Tower of London, has been moved to an undisclosed location for modification

Air Force unveils newest stealth bomber aircraft

Air Force unveils newest stealth bomber aircraft

he Air Force on Friday unveiled its newest stealth bomber aircraft, the B-21 Raider, in Palmdale, California.

No longer the fringe: Small-town voters fear for America

No longer the fringe: Small-town voters fear for America

Despite midterm elections that failed to see the sweeping Republican victories that many had predicted, they remain a cornerstone of the conservative electoral base

Tennessee roads plan mulls toll lanes, electric car fee hike

Tennessee roads plan mulls toll lanes, electric car fee hike

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is considering allowing express toll lanes on highways and tripling a fee for electric car owners as he targets his first big push after winning reelection

A hard look at New York’s controversial new approach to the homeless

A hard look at New York’s controversial new approach to the homeless

New York City Mayor Eric Adams gave the city’s first responders, including its police force, a controversial new task this week – to enforce a state law that allows them to involuntarily commit people experiencing a mental health crisis.

Noodle, the TikTok-famous ‘bones or no bones’ pug, has died

Noodle, the TikTok-famous ‘bones or no bones’ pug, has died

Noodle, the geriatric pug who captured hearts across the internet for his “bones or no bones” ritual, has died at age 14, his owner says.

FedEx driver is arrested in connection to the kidnapping and killing of a 7-year-old girl

FedEx driver is arrested in connection to the kidnapping and killing of a 7-year-old girl

A driver working for FedEx was arrested and charged Friday in the kidnapping and killing of a 7-year-old girl who had disappeared from her home's driveway in Texas earlier this week, police said.