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  8-year-old’s girl lip, cheek torn open in attack by dog visiting Calif. classroom

Biden rejects Democrats’ anger in call for national unity

Should Arabic numerals be taught in schools? Most Americans say no

  Attorney: Abused clients were Ohio State football players

  Man charged after authorities find $200K in stolen property hidden in ‘sophisticated’ tunnel system

  Racist robocall defends murder suspect who intervened in hit-and-run

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Arnold Schwarzenegger fine after ‘idiot’ kicks him at event

  Boy stabbed with discarded needle while playing on elementary school ground

Another horse dies at Santa Anita Park, 24th since December

  1 year after Santa Fe shooting, Texas shuns tougher gun laws

US warns airliners flying in Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions

  California girls at slumber party fight off nude intruder

  Video shows robber disarming officer, holding her at gunpoint in Verizon store

Surveillance video shows a terrifying robbery at a Verizon Wireless store in Houston, Texas.

Saturday is National Learn to Swim Day

National Learn to Swim Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May, just before the Memorial Day holiday and the unofficial start of summer.

  Eat well, exercise more: New guidelines to reduce risk of dementia

Some 3 million Americans each year are diagnosed with a form of dementia. It’s a condition that can be managed, but not cured.

  Newborn struck in head as Florida man live streamed crimes in Walgreens, police say

Greenlee wound up in the healthcare wing of the Pinellas County Jail, facing charges for child abuse, resisting arrest and battery.

Kim Kardashian West reveals Psalm as new baby’s name

Trump administration rejects subpoena for tax returns

  Bear in tree captivates neighborhood for hours

Alaska state legislator introduces bill criminalizing abortion

  Parent banned after video appears to show her trying to trip player

Cafeteria worker says she lost job for giving boy free lunch

Officer quits after pulling gun on black man picking up trash

City officials said the investigation could not prove that the officer, John Smyly, acted because of Zayd Atkinson's race. Investigators found Smyly violated two department policies: police authority and public trust and conduct, the city attorney said.

SC school district considering a four-day school week

According to the plan proposed by Florence School District Three Superintendent Laura Hickson, classes would be Monday through Thursday, with school days extended 1.5 hours per day.

JCPS says school bus driver did not intentionally pull away from student

A video shared by the student's mother shows one of the most extreme encounters when the driver left her son.

  East Coast couple heads back to Idaho Shopko where they met before the store closes

The couple said it was emotional walking through the store where they met, knowing it was going to close.

  Parents furious after claims kindergartners were forced in a closet to be disciplined

The alleged incident happened on May 9 with four boys ranging from 5 to 6 years old at Salem Elementary School in Chesterfield.

  Native American student not allowed to walk at graduation because of traditionally decorated cap

LaRissa Waln stood outside while the rest of her classmates received their diplomas. The ACLU interceded on her behalf but that was not enough.

  Prosecutor: Mom plotted to kill pregnant woman, steal baby

One of the suspects pried Marlen Ochoa-Lopez's fingers from the cord while her mother continued to strangle the teen, according to prosecutors.

  ‘She looks exactly like me!’: Woman finds long lost father after more than 30 years

Bob Castiglione and his daughter Quila Castiglione met for the first time in 2017.

You can stay on the Spice Girls bus: It’s listed on Airbnb

The original Spice Bus from the 1997 movie “Spice Word” can be booked for a very limited time this summer.

  Man finds 7-foot snake slithering into dryer in Okla.

After the vent was snake free, Wayne Melvin threw some gloves on and carried the snake to the creek behind his house, letting it go back where it belonged.

  Missouri’s GOP-led legislature passes 8-week abortion ban

Missouri's Republican-led House on Friday passed sweeping legislation designed to survive court challenges, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy.

Washington County, Fla., hacked by Russians in 2016, report says

The Post reported that Washington County, a small northern Florida county made up of about 25,000 people, had been breached in 2016.

  House approves sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Dubbed the Equality Act, the bill is a top priority of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said it will bring the nation "closer to equal liberty and justice for all."

‘Shocking’: Ohio State doc abused 177, officials were aware

Dr. Richard Strauss groped or ogled young men while treating athletes from at least 16 sports and working at the student health center and his off-campus clinic, investigators from a law firm hired by the university found.

‘Caine Mutiny,’ ‘Winds of War’ author Herman Wouk has died

He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1952 for "The Caine Mutiny," the classic Navy drama that made Captain Queeg a symbol of authority gone mad. He adapted his two-part war epic into a highly rated TV miniseries that aired in the 1980s.

  Colo. high school cancels graduation ceremony over security dispute

The school said it tried to get security help from the city's police force, but they only agreed to supply two officers. Police said that's because the charter school refused to sign a standard contract.

WATCH: Dog trained to get beer, koozie, throw away cans

A Kentucky man has trained his dog to get him a beer out of the refrigerator. And get a koozie. And throw away the empties.

  Student’s Jesus Christ ‘boomerang’ quote may prompt change in yearbook policy

School officials are looking into how the quote made it into the final yearbook.

  Researchers track several great white sharks foraging off the Carolina Coast

Brunswick was first spotted in the Carolinas on April 15, about 25 miles off the coast of Wilmington.

Tons of plastic litter found on remote islands in Indian Ocean

Although it's home to only about 500 people, the beaches are littered with 238 tons of plastic that's washed up.

  Minneapolis considers drive-thru window ban

The city’s planning commission said banning drive-thru’s will reduce carbon emissions made by idling cars.

  Dog dies after falling into lake filled with toxic algae

Clue died on Mother’s Day after falling into Anderson Lake in Chimacum, Wash. Michael Moore, the father of the dog's owner, is now warning others of the dangers of blue-green algae.

  Trump says he hopes for no war as US-Iran tensions escalate

The tone contrasted with a series of moves by the U.S. and Iran that have sharply escalated tensions in the Middle East in recent days.

  Internet sensation Grumpy Cat has died

Grumpy Cat, the iconic cranky-looking feline, died Tuesday, according to the cat’s official Twitter account.

US: Flynn described efforts to interfere with cooperation

Meanwhile, the judge in the case ordered that portions of special counsel Robert Mueller's report that relate to Flynn be unredacted and made public by the end of the month.

SC mother charged in 30-year-old case of 2nd dead, abandoned infant

Brook Graham is accussed of abondoned two infants in consecutive years - 1989 and 1990. She faces child neglect and murder charges.

  Loved to death: Is euthanizing pets to be buried with dead owners OK?

A Chesterfield woman put in her will that her beloved dog should be put down upon her death so its remains can be buried with her.

NYPD used Woody Harrelson photo to find lookalike beer thief, report says

The report says security footage of the thief was too pixelated and produced no matches while high-quality images of Harrelson, a three-time Oscar nominee, returned several possible matches and led to one arrest.

Friday is National Bike to Work Day

One of the older national days, it was started in 1955 by the League of American Bicyclists.

  Teacher arrested after planting live ammo in school to prove point about metal detectors, police say

A teacher in Massachusetts was arrested after allegedly leaving a bullet in his school building’s stairwell to prove the school needed to get metal detectors.

'I don’t need easy, I just need possible’, Cassidy Hooper, born without eyes or nose, graduates from college in Charlotte

Cassidy Hooper is one of only a few people in the world born with no eyes and no nose. We first met her in 2008, at 11 years old. She’s now 22 and just graduated from Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte.

  F-16 fighter crashes into California warehouse, pilot ejects

An F-16 fighter jet crashed Thursday into a warehouse just outside March Air Reserve Base in California, sending a dozen people to hospitals for evaluation after they were exposed to debris, authorities said.

Facebook, Tweet and Insta for royalty: The queen is hiring a social media manager

What would it pay to work for the royal family? This position pays an annual salary of about £30,000, which equals a little more than $38,000, depending on your experience.

I.M. Pei, architect who designed the Louvre Pyramid and added elegant buildings to landscapes worldwide, dies at age 102

Pei's works ranged from the trapezoidal addition to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., to the chiseled towers of the National Center of Atmospheric Research that blend in with the reddish mountains in Boulder, Colorado.

  California mom confronts daughter’s bullies in the classroom, gets banned from school

The mother said that although the school suspended one of the bullies, her daughter was being harassed more than before, even saying she had thought about suicide.

Teacher’s aide used duct tape on special ed student’s arms, mouth, police say

Court documents show Davis wrapped the tape around the child’s arms three to five times. When she was done, she allegedly cut off one more piece of tape to place over the student’s mouth.

  Taco Bell-themed hotel to open for 3 nights in August

The fast-food chain says everything will be Taco Bell-themed, from the room decor to the breakfast menu to pool floaties shaped like hot sauce packets.

Obesity surgery benefits may be bigger for teens than adults

"Almost 6% of adolescents in the United States are severely obese, and bariatric surgery is now the only successful, long-term treatment option" for them, researchers say.

  LA police catch California woman who tried kidnapping 2 boys from 2 McDonald’s in 2 days

A McDonald’s security video shows a woman casually scooping up a 4-year-old boy and calmly walking out of the restaurant with him.

Tattoo ink recalled for bacterial contamination concerns

Inks contaminated with microorganisms may cause infection and serious health issues when introduced to the skin, including scarring.

Unwanted: Grenade found in Florida Goodwill store’s donation bin

The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office said workers found the grenade in a donation bin Wednesday afternoon and called 911.

  Trump launches new immigration overhaul push

The latest immigration effort by the president focuses on beefing up border security and rethinking the green card system so that it would favor people with high-level skills, degrees and job offers instead of relatives of those already in the country.

  'All I can see is her’: Toddler dies after reported sexual assault at motel

Police responded to the 6400 block of Midlothian Turnpike on May 8 for a report of a toddler child being assaulted.

  Suspected burglar enters building, strips naked, steals nothing

The man is wanted in connection to at least five break-ins in Tacoma, Wash. Police said they know who the man is but he didn't steal anything or confronted anyone during the incident.

  Ice thinning rapidly in parts of West Antarctic ice sheet

Scientists at the University of Leeds in England found in their research that the ice sheet has thinned at much as 122 meters, or approximately 400 feet.

  Boy burned while handling lime juice because of skin condition

For those who have phytophotodermatitis, handling lime or any citrus juice - and then exposing that skin to the sun will cause burns, sometimes severe one.

  Alabama man helped save millions of lives

More than 55 years ago Alabama native, Earl Smith, played an important role in saving millions of lives along the United States seaboard.

  Saudis blame Iran for drone attack amid calls for US strikes

Recent days have brought allegations of sabotage attacks targeting oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, a drone attack on a Saudi oil pipeline claimed by Yemen's Iran-allied Houthi rebels, and the dispatch of U.S. warships and bombers to the region.

SAT adds ‘adversity score’ to test scores to give colleges more context, report says

The idea is to capture the social and economic background of each student as schools evaluate them for admission.

  Huge metal bar crashes through woman’s windshield

A Utah Highway Patrol spokesman says they received 682 reports of debris-related crashes in 2016. In 2017, there were 657 reported crashes. And last year, 698 reports

  Walmart warns that tariffs on China’s imports will mean higher prices

The comments came after the nation's largest retailer reported its best sale performance at its established U.S. namesake stores for the fiscal first quarter in nine years.

  Tiger owner arrested for leaving animal caged at vacant Houston house

Brittany Garza has been ordered to pay $11,000 for the tiger’s care. She said she initially made arrangements to get the animal sent to a facility but those failed.

Author of flattering Trump biography gets pardon from president

Conrad Black, who wrote a political biography of Trump, was convicted of fraud in 2007 and spent three and a half years in prison. An appeals court reversed two convictions, but left two others in place.

  Mick Jagger back with Rolling Stones after illness to start North American tour

Tickets sold for the original dates will be honored, but those who can't attend can get refunds by accessing their Ticketmaster accounts.

LeBron James collaborates with Walmart to invest in education, fight hunger across the US

LeBron James and Walmart have formed a partnership aimed at improving education and reducing hunger in communities throughout the country.

  3 charged in gruesome killing of pregnant Chicago woman

Police said Marlen Ochoa-Lopez was strangled to death and her baby cut out of her womb after she was lured to a home.

  Firefighter killed, 3 wounded in shooting at Wis. transit center

Police and fire departments responded to the transit center for a medical call. While they were treating the person, "the incident escalated into shots being fired."

  NYC Mayor de Blasio is seeking Democratic nod for president

The Democrat announced his bid with a video released by his campaign early Thursday morning.