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  Church catches fire hours before firefighter’s wedding

Conrad and DaLiza Fernandes were married at a nearby church.

  ‘I just kept hitting him’: Woman chases alleged groper through subway

Chantal Castanon said she felt so angry she had to fight back.

Tropical Storm Kirk accelerates westward across Atlantic

Some strengthening of the storm is expected in the next couple days, but Kirk will likely weaken later in the week.

‘Most amazing act of patriotism’: Boy lies on ground to protect American flag

A parent says three elementary school students were having a hard time folding the flag, so one of them lay down to keep it from touching the ground.

Father claims repairman sniffed, stole young daughter’s underwear

The father filed a police report and is waiting to speak with detectives. It’s unclear what charges the repairman could face.

NJ sheriff resigns after racist, homophobic recordings surface

He and the four undersheriff’s he appointed resigned Friday, one day after a recording of him going on a homophobic and racist rant was released by WNYC.

Kavanaugh accuser will testify next week, attorney says

On Saturday, lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford told Senate Judiciary Committee staff she 'accepts' the request to speak to the panel next week about the alleged incident.

Woman has 20-pound cyst removed from abdomen

The giant cyst stretched from Ashley Walden’s liver to her bladder.

Prison guards find $18 million worth of cocaine inside boxes of donated bananas

Authorities have also found drugs hidden in car batteries, tires and iced tea cans.

Suspect in deadly robbery: “We were broke and needed money”

A woman whose boyfriend was shot and killed during Thursday’s robbery of a Brookland vape shop told police she knew he was going to robbed the store, but said they were “broke and needed money.”

Captain Cook’s lost ship might have been found

American and Australian researchers say they're closing in on finding Captain James Cook's lost ship, the HMS Endeavour.

  Ted Cruz confronted by mother of school shooting victim

The woman's daughter was shot to death inside Santa Fe High School in May.

Soldier returns from Florence relief, finds house ransacked

National Guardsman Luis Ocampo was working in New Bern for 10 days, assisting with Hurricane Florence relief, where he only got a few hours of sleep per night.

Grassley gives Ford more time to consider testifying before Senate

Sen. Chuck Grassley has given Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide if she will testify at a planned Senate hearing Monday.

Duke Energy downplays fears of coal ash spill in the Cape Fear River

Duke Energy is downplaying reports that coal ash could have spilled into the Cape Fear River after a dam breach at the L.V. Sutton Power Station in Wilmington.

Ecstasy makes octopuses happy too, study finds

According to a summary of the study, it found ecstasy “enhances acute prosocial behaviors” in octopuses, just as it does in humans.

Cruz, O'Rourke trade attacks during testy 1st Texas debate

Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke are holding their first debate as a Texas Senate race that once looked like it would be a cakewalk for the conservative incumbent now appears to be anything but one

Man charged with intent to murder after stabbing truck driver who killed his mother

Phillip Horner will undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine if he can stand trial.

Investigation finds Maryland culpable in death of player

An independent investigation into the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field

Child found chained, naked in central Alabama home; 3 arrested

Two other children, a 12-year-old and a 5-year-old, were also removed from the home,

AP sources: Rosenstein spoke of possible secret Trump taping

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein floated the idea of secretly recording President Donald Trump last year, according to people familiar with the exchange

Stepfather accused of whipping stepson, 6, to death appears in court

A police affidavit says Donald Rich used a belt and extension cord to whip the 6-year-old boy on Wednesday.

Florida Uber driver charged with kidnapping after rider jumps out of car

Destiny Green, 30, was arrested after she refused to let her passenger out.

Flooding: Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill

Duke Energy says dam breached at plant in North Carolina; coal ash may be flowing into Cape Fear River

Flea, tick products can cause seizures in pets, FDA warns

Flea treatments for dogs and cats can lead to neurological issues, including muscle tremors and seizures, the Food and Drug Administration warned.

Trump drops civil tone, slams Kavanaugh accuser’s credibility

Trump tweeted Friday: “I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!”

Nursery worker stabs 3 infants, 2 adults in New York, police say

One of the infants is in serious condition, and all three were taken to a hospital in Queens. Police said the suspect then cut her own wrists; she is in stable condition.

Shelter shaves 2 pounds of fur off severely neglected dog

Shelter employees in California shaved more than 2 pounds of matted fur off a neglected poodle.

Former Southwest Airlines employee sues over alleged ‘whites-only’ break room

A former employee of Southwest Airlines is suing the company over claims of racial discrimination.

Man dies after climbing on top of moving train

Officials said a man came in contact with electrical wires after climbing on top of a moving train in New York state.

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen boasts of aiding Mueller investigation

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen says he's providing "critical information" as part of the special counsel's Russia investigation

  3 killed, others injured in Maryland shooting ; female suspect dead

Authorities say multiple people have been shot in northeast Maryland at a warehouse facility.

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen providing info in Mueller probe

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer claims to be providing "critical information" in the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Study finds four people got breast cancer from same organ donor, regardless of organ

Only one person survived, after having the donated organ removed, suggesting "the removal of the donor organ ... can induce complete remission" of the cancer.

SC Congressman makes sexual assault joke about Supreme Court Justice

South Carolina Congressman Ralph Norman started an election debate Thursday with a sexual assault joke about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter over fatal confrontation

Suge Knight pleads no contest to voluntary manslaughter over fatal 2015 confrontation outside Compton burger stand.

Woman says she and a friend were stabbed by an Uber driver

The passengers argued with the driver, who they say kept getting lost, then kicked them out of the car.

Wells Fargo to cut up to 26,000 jobs over the next 3 years

The CEO said that the reduction in workforce is because of changing customer preferences, including online banking.

Police: Teens arrested in vandalism of Christmas decorations for boy with terminal cancer

The community is giving Brody Allen, 2, an early Christmas.

The Latest: Trump says Kavanaugh delay has gone on too long

President Donald Trump says the delay over his Supreme Court nominee following a sexual assault allegation has lasted long enough

VIDEO: Woman escapes before train hits, destroys car

Margarita Hall made a wrong turn and ended up driving on the train tracks.