U.S.-born panda cub Bao Bao leaves D.C. zoo for China

U.S.-born panda cub Bao Bao leaves D.C. zoo for China

The National Zoo in Washington has said its final goodbye to its panda cub Bao Bao.

Deadline looms for Dakota Access pipeline protest camp

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Deadline looms for Dakota Access pipeline protest camp
As dawn breaks over an encampment that was once home to thousands of people protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline, a few hundred holdouts rise for another day of resistance.

2nd orange alligator pops up in the Carolinas

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2nd orange alligator pops up in the Carolinas
For the second time this month, a rust-colored alligator has turned up in the Carolinas.
National
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Chafee blasts media over Trump 'onslaught,' metric coverage

Former Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee defended Republican President Donald Trump on Tuesday against a tiresome "full onslaught" by the "mainstream media" — and says he can relate to the commander-in-chief's struggles.
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3rd person sentenced in scalding of cat in Mississippi

A third person in Mississippi been sentenced to jail for the scalding of a caged cat in a video that was posted online.
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Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Midday' game

MINNEAPOLIS _ The winning numbers in Tuesday afternoon's drawing of the Minnesota Lottery's "All or Nothing Midday" game were:03-05-10-12-13-15-16-17-18-21-22-23(three, five, ten, twelve, thirteen, fifteen, sixteen,…
Nation
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Steelers' Joey Porter fined $300 over dispute at bar

Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter has been fined $300 after pleading guilty to a disorderly conduct citation stemming from a dispute with a bar bouncer and a police officer last month.
Nation
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MN Lottery

MINNEAPOLIS _ These Minnesota lotteries were drawn Tuesday:03-05-10-12-13-15-16-17-18-21-22-23(three, five, ten, twelve, thirteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three)Estimated jackpot: $55 millionEstimated jackpot: $403 million
National
10 minutes ago

Iowa AG wants to be excused from collective bargaining suit

Iowa's top attorney wants to excuse himself from defending the state in a lawsuit that challenges a new collective bargaining law.
Movies
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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending February 19, 2017:iTunes Movies US Charts:1. Arrival2. Doctor Strange (2016)3. The Edge of Seventeen4. Trolls5. Allied6. The Accountant…
Books
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The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending February 17:Fiction1. Gunmetal Gray by Mark Greaney, narrated by Jay Snyder (Audible Studios)2. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, narrated by…
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Out-of-service commuter train accident near Philly hurts 4

An out-of-service commuter train rear-ended a stopped train in a suburban Philadelphia rail yard Tuesday, causing some cars to jump the track and hit a third train, injuring four people including an operator hospitalized in critical condition, officials said.
Nation
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Deputy: 3 women and 5-year-old boy killed in Mississippi

A 5-year-old boy and three of his female family members were shot to death at a home in eastern Mississippi, authorities said Tuesday.
Business
31 minutes ago

The Latest: Victim co-founded Texas energy consulting firm

The Latest on a plane crash in Australia that killed the Australian pilot and four American tourists (all times local):
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35 minutes ago

Runaway cow leads police on wild chase in NYC

A cow that apparently escaped from a slaughterhouse has led police on a wild chase through New York City streets.
Nation
35 minutes ago

5 rescued from swollen creek as storms pummel California

Fire crews rescued five people Tuesday who were stranded in flooding at a homeless encampment along a San Jose creek after a series of robust storms drenched already soggy Northern California.
National
36 minutes ago

Death of Russian ambassador to UN needs to be studied more

The cause and manner of death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations needs to be studied further, the city medical examiner said Tuesday, a day after the diplomat fell ill at his office at Russia's U.N. mission and died at a hospital.
National
40 minutes ago

CIA on deadline to argue for interrogation documents secrecy

A federal judge has given the CIA until March 8 to determine whether it wants to try to keep some records secret about the relationship between the agency and two psychologists hired to develop harsh interrogation methods in the war on terror.
Business
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US stocks start week at new highs on deal hopes

Stocks are breaking records again Tuesday as the market resumes its climb after a holiday break. Energy companies are rising with the price of oil. Consumer goods giant Kraft Heinz is falling after it withdrew a $143 billion offer for competitor Unilever, but other food and household goods makers are rising as investors bet Kraft will make an offer for one of those companies instead.
National
46 minutes ago

Jill Biden to be named board chair of Save the Children

Dr. Jill Biden, educator and wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, has been named board chair of Save the Children.
National
51 minutes ago

Supreme Court seems split in case of boy's death near border

The Supreme Court appears to be evenly divided about the right of Mexican parents to use American courts to sue a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired across the U.S.-Mexican border and killed their teenage son.
Variety
56 minutes ago

Woman rescued after car goes down steep hill, snags in tree

Rescuers used ropes and a pulley to haul a woman to safety after her car went down a steep hill and snagged in a tree just above a Kentucky creek.
National
12:10pm

The Latest: Russian UN diplomat's death needs further study

The Latest on the death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations (all times local):