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Minnesota man to plead guilty in Islamic State case

A Minnesota man is expected to plead guilty to conspiring to provide support to the Islamic State group

Standoff over guns at Tennessee legislative office complex

If it's up to the Republican speakers of the state House and Senate, the more than half-million Tennesseans with handgun carry permits will soon be able to be armed inside the legislative office complex

Months Later, Southern California Gas Leak Is Temporarily Plugged

Months after it started, the gas leak in Porter Ranch, California, has been stopped, but only temporarily.

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Town building public beer fountain

A town in Slovenia is deciding to invest $400,000 to create a public beer fountain. The hope is that tourists will come and check it out and drink their local beers. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.

Why Are Elephants Wandering Into Indian Towns?

Asian elephants are normally considered docile, but when they wander into towns looking for food, they can become confused and extremely aggressive.

NYPD has used cell tracking technology 1,000 times since '08

According to data released by the New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York Police Department has used secretive cellphone tracking technology more than 1,000 times since 2008

2nd pregnant Australian woman tests positive for Zika virus

Health officials say a pregnant woman in Australia has tested positive for the Zika virus after traveling overseas

Looking To The Ocean Floor For New Antibiotics

We asked oceanographer and drug discovery researcher William Fenical why the ocean may be the best chance for new lifesaving drugs.

Clinton aims to reset campaign with focus on black voters

After an overwhelming loss in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton is staking a campaign comeback on her ability to woo black and Latino voters, placing outreach to those communities at the center of her strategy to retool her 2016 bid

Irish leaders hold 1st TV debate ahead of Feb. 26 election

The leaders of Ireland's four major parties have sparred in the first live debate ahead of the country's Feb. 26 election campaign

Deliberations resume in officer's stairwell shooting trial

Jurors are deliberating for another day at the trial of a rookie New York City police officer who fatally shot an innocent man in a dark public housing stairwell

The Latest: Cop guilty of manslaughter in stairwell shooting

A New York City police officer who shot an unarmed man in a pitch-dark public housing stairway has been convicted of manslaughter

What's So Exciting About Gravitational Waves?

The announcement that gravitational waves have been detected is a big deal, but you'd be forgiven for not immediately understanding why.

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Scientist announce gravitational waves, hailed greatest discovery of the decade

Anytime a scientific discovery is called the greatest of the decade, it's a big deal. Scientists from the group known as LIGO are saying they've found proof of Gravitational Waves, something Einstein predicted 100 years ago but never thought would be detected. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

Reports Claim Catholic Bishops Aren't Required To Report Sexual Abuse

A Vatican training document allegedly says victims and their guardians are responsible for reporting child sex abuse cases that occur in the church.

Magazine publisher Time Inc. buys what's left of MySpace

MySpace, not dead yet, acquired by Time Inc. in a reach for better ad targeting

Massive gas leak near Los Angeles plugged after 16 weeks

A utility says it has stopped the leak from a ruptured well that gushed massive amounts of natural gas near Los Angeles for 16 weeks

Congressman From California Is A Vape Crusader

Rep. Duncan Hunter from California created a meme-able moment when he pulled from a vaporizer during a Transportation Committee meeting Thursday.

Nigerian suicide bomber gets cold feet, refuses to kill

Nigerian officials say a teenage girl packed with explosives by a Nigerian rebel group ripped off her vest to avoid taking part in an attack on a refugee camp

Man arrested in decapitation of couple appears in court

A 20-year-old man arrested in the shooting and decapitation of his grandmother and her husband at an Oklahoma City home where the 3 lived has pleaded not guilty to 2 murder complaints

Police officer shot in Atlanta suburb; suspect also wounded

Police in an Atlanta suburb say an officer was shot twice by a suspect who also was wounded by gunfire during a law enforcement operation

Men, You're More Likely To Lie About Valentine's Day Plans

Men are more likely than women to hide that they aren't seeing someone on Valentine's Day, according to a recent survey.

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Goat facing 7 years in jail for eating flowers

A goat in India is staring down a seven year prison sentence for eating its neighbors flowers. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the details.

Valentine's Day Is Such Garbage In Lebanon

Lebanon's government hasn't found a solution for the country's ongoing garbage problem. Cue the clowns.