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  Hamlin and Newman contrast risk and reward at Daytona 500

Hamlin was criticized for celebrating his second consecutive Daytona 500 win. He says he was unaware Newman was injured.

  Study: Lack of sleep can lead to more unhealthy food cravings

  More teams join search for missing college student in Georgia

  Trump commutes Blagojevich sentence, pardons others

Later bedtime linked with obesity for children under 6, study finds

  Boy Scouts seek bankruptcy, urge victims to step forward

  WATCH: Man wearing jet-powered wingsuit soars high above the Earth

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Woman caught vacuuming her sidewalk in Facebook video (but wait, there’s a backstory)

  Judge refuses to delay sentencing of Trump ally Roger Stone

  A pigeon and a puppy become best friends at a rescue shelter

  Sightseers flock to ‘Leaning Tower of Dallas’

Jury begins deliberating in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial

Ozzy Osbourne cancels 2020 North American tour to get additional medical treatment

  Trump pardons Edward DeBartolo Jr., former San Francisco 49ers owner

DeBartolo Jr. built the San Francisco 49ers’ 1980s-'90s dynasty. He was involved in one of the biggest owners’ scandals in the sport’s history.

Dale Earnhardt died in the Daytona 500 on this day 19 years ago

One of NASCAR’s greatest drivers lost his life 19 years ago on the final lap of the Daytona 500.

US sanctions Russian oil company for role in Venezuela

The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on the trading unit of Russian state-controlled oil company Rosneft for helping Venezuela skirt an embargo on oil from the South American country.

  Father of 2 sues Los Angeles hospital after wife dies during childbirth

Approximately 700 women in the United States die in childbirth every year. It is the only developed country with a rising death rate for pregnant or new mothers.

Man allegedly forced woman to watch ‘Roots’ so she could ‘better understand her racism’

HSBC cuts headcount by 35,000 in deep overhaul

Taylor Swift’s father safe after fight with burglar

  Human remains found in jars under Florida home

Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall

  Man takes bath in Wendy’s kitchen sink; employees at Mich. restaurant fired

Puppy eats cocaine that suspect threw over Detroit fence

Police were unable to determine which suspect was responsible for throwing the drugs into the pup's yard. No one was charged in relation to the incident.

  Bloomberg makes debate stage, facing Dem rivals for 1st time

A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll published Tuesday shows Bloomberg with 19% support nationally.

  UN chief: New virus outbreak is ‘a very dangerous situation’

The U.N. secretary general has told The Associated Press that the virus outbreak that began in China “is not out of control but it is a very dangerous situation.”

Woman claims man kidnapped her, forced her to watch ‘Roots’ to ‘understand her racism’

A criminal complaint stated the suspect told the victim he would “kill her and spread her body parts across Interstate 380” if she did not sit and watch the show.

Arrests made after LSU students robbed at gunpoint inside dorm on Valentine’s Day; 3 still wanted

Two arrests have been made and three teens are still wanted after two LSU students were reportedly robbed at gunpoint inside a dorm on LSU’s campus on Valentine’s Day.

Hamlin wins 3rd Daytona 500; Newman hospitalized ‘in serious condition’

The rain dampened the hyped season opener with a visit from President Trump that energized the sold-out crowd.

  Cat survives arrow shot through its head

The arrow went through the cat’s face and into his shoulder blade.

  Why are scientists so concerned about new coronavirus?

For health care officials, it’s the fear of the unknown. Scientists don’t know what they’re dealing with yet.

Law enforcement searching for Georgia college student missing since Valentine’s Day

According to the Fort Valley Police Department, Anitra Gunn was last seen around 11:30 a.m. Friday morning. Her family called the police department on Saturday saying they felt it was unusual for her to not have contacted them.

  China’s ‘War on Terror’ uproots families, leaked data shows

A newly revealed database out of China has exposed in extraordinary detail the detention of 311 individuals, most of them Muslims, offering the fullest view yet into how officials decided who goes in and out of detention camps.

Kellye Nakahara Wallett of ‘M-A-S-H’ dies at age 72

Kellye Nakahara Wallett was 72 and died at her home in Pasadena, California.

Apple warns China virus will cut iPhone production, sales

The Cupertino, California-based company says all of its iPhone manufacturing facilities in China have reopened, but production is ramping up slowly.

  WATCH: Ill. officers pull man from icy lake

Chicago police officers appeared from out of nowhere to rescue a man from the icy waters of Lake Michigan.

  1 killed, 3 hurt in shootout between motorcycle gangs at Texas bar

Officers believe multiple suspected gang members were involved in a shootout between rival motorcycle gangs that killed at least one person at a Texas bar.

Mickey Wright, golf great and early LPGA force, dies at 85

Hall of Fame golfer Mickey Wright has died. Her attorney says she died Monday of a heart attack Monday.

  Vandals cover Plymouth Rock in red graffiti

Town officials say workers had removed the red spray paint covering the rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts, by up late Monday morning.

Eccentric millionaire Durst faces trial in friend’s killing

New York real estate heir Robert Durst faces trial in the slaying of his best friend 20 years ago.

  Mom calls 911 for help with baby formula in Utah

“I have no formula and I have no idea how to get formula to her and I’ve been calling neighbors and no one will answer,” Shannon Bird said in her call to 911.

  Family: Man froze to death in his Mich. home

A Michigan family says their 62-year-old relative froze to death in his home.

Disney World plans ‘royal makeover’ for Cinderella Castle

One of the more iconic attractions at Walt Disney World is about to get a new look.

  Oops! Implosion fails to topple tower in Dallas

Much of the 11-story structure did come down, but a tower remains standing despite numerous attempts to topple it.

Pier 1 files for bankruptcy, hopes to sell company

Pier 1 said Monday it will pursue a sale, with a March 23 deadline to submit bids.

Disney actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa dies at age 15

Nikita appeared in Disney's “Queen of Katwe,” which followed the rise of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi as a chess player amid grinding poverty.

  Rate Discrimination: Some insurance companies give better rates for customers with certain jobs, education

Drivers with less education or jobs that typically pay less may face higher car insurance rates, according to an industry insider.

‘Mommy guilt’: Princess Kate says it’s a royal thing, too

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, confessed to bouts of “mommy guilt” on a British podcast.

‘Cuss Collar’ swears each time your dog barks

Your dog’s mouth might not be as clean as you think. That is, not if it’s wearing the “Cuss Collar."

COMMENTARY: Be kind. It doesn’t cost a thing!

National Random Acts of Kindness Day lands every February. Why do we need on to be reminded of the power of being kind? Any kind act, big or small, can become a meaningful event in someone's life. it may even encourage them to "pay it forward."

  Girl, 6, survives mountain lion attack when adult punches animal in ribs

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is searching for the animal in hopes of preventing another attack.

  American cruise passengers quarantined at US military bases

More than 300 American cruise ship passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, are being quarantined at military bases in California and Texas after arriving from Japan on charter flights overnight.

  Man drives by ex-workplace with loaded AR-15 after threatening co-workers, police say

The suspect was arrested after police say a search of his vehicle revealed a loaded handgun, an AR-15 rifle with multiple loaded magazines and additional ammunition.

  Team LeBron wins NBA All-Star Game 157-155 in revamped format

Prior to the game, Hall of Famer Magic Johnson led a tribute to Kobe Bryant and Commissioner Emeritus David Stern, including an eight-second moment of silence, a nod to the number Bryant wore the first half of his career.

  Police: 1 dead, 4 wounded in Connecticut club shooting

The mayor of Connecticut’s capital city says illegal handguns were involved in a nightclub shooting that killed a man and wounded four other people.

  2 missing girls, mom found dead after Amber Alert in Wisconsin

The bodies of two missing girls and their mother have been found in Milwaukee after an Amber Alert was issued Saturday and canceled Sunday.

  Americans who left cruise trade one quarantine for another

A group of Americans are cutting short a 14-day quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in the port of Yokohama, near Tokyo, to be whisked back to America.

  Rain postpones Daytona 500, dampening event, Trump’s visit

Trump made a grand entrance before the start of the race. He gave thousands of fans a flyover of Air Force One and then rode onto the track in the presidential motorcade as the audience roared with delight.

  GRAPHIC: Robbery suspects hit employee with truck in Oregon

A tow yard employee is injured after two people tried to take a truck in the middle of the night.

  ‘Sonic’ speeds to $57M debut; ‘Parasite’ sees big Oscar bump

The redesigned “Sonic the Hedgehog” showed plenty of teeth at the box office, speeding to a $57 million debut.

Orangutan granted ‘personhood’ turns 34, makes new friend

An orangutan who was granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina and later found a new home in Florida celebrated her 34th birthday on Valentine’s Day with a special new friend.

  80-year-old mother, daughter attacked at Ga. store by man who thought they cut in checkout line

The county sheriff is so enraged by the attack he is offering $2,500 out of his own pocket to anyone who helps identify and arrest "this dummy."

Man accused of raping 11-year-old girl in New York arrested

Authorities have arrested a man accused of raping an 11-year-old girl in New York City over the weekend.

Amber Alert canceled after child found safely

The incident occurred on the 11400 block of Southwest Freeway.

  Boy, 5, helps little sister escape Ga. house fire, alerts rest of sleeping family

In light of the 5-year-old boy's heroism, the fire department named him an honorary firefighter and presented him with a lifesaving award.

Rockets strike near US Embassy in Baghdad; no injuries

The attack was the latest in a recent series of rocket and mortar strikes on Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops.

  Girl, 6, with special needs taken to mental health facility after reported tantrum at Fla. school

The family’s attorney says the 6-year-old will not be returning to the school and that the family is planning to file a civil lawsuit.

  Florida man told he can’t bring life-size Trump cutout to dialysis center

A Florida patient says his dialysis facility told him he could not bring a life-sized cutout of President Trump for emotional support.

Class ring lost in Maine found in Finland 47 years later

A class ring that vanished in 1973 is now back with its owner more than four decades later.

  US Embassy: Americans aboard quarantined ship to fly home

About 380 Americans are aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has docked at Yokohama, a port city southwest of Tokyo.

Grandmother accused of kidnapping granddaughter from hospital at gunpoint arrested

Evelyn Miller, 66, was located in Bogalusa by the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Virginia teen accused of killing mother, brother arrested in N.C.

Authorities say a 17-year-old boy suspected of fatally shooting his mother and his 6-year-old brother in their Virginia home has been arrested in North Carolina.

  Candy, cheese soar to space station to satisfy crew cravings

A cargo ship is rocketing toward the International Space Station, carrying candy and cheese to satisfy the crew’s cravings.

Police: 14-year-old charged with Barnard College student death in NY

Authorities say a 14-year-old has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a Barnard College student in a Manhattan park in December.

Third student-runner dies after struck by speeding truck in Okla.

Kolby Crum was among seven members of the Moore High School cross-country team who hit by the truck while they were running on a Moore sidewalk on Feb. 3.

  Woman posed as a baby photographer in attempt to take a newborn, authorities say

Investigators said Julie Parker goes by many aliases and used social media to connect with new moms, all so she could kidnap an infant.

Shift to digital census raises fear of Iowa-like breakdown

Some observers worry that this year’s census carries the same potential for mayhem as last month’s Iowa caucuses, except on an infinitely larger scale.

  ‘But I Know I Love You’: Michigan man writes book to help wife who lost memory

Camre Curto doesn’t remember giving birth or even her wedding day. However, her husband is now working to keep those memories alive

Investigators link death of 30-year-old neighbor to homicide of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik

Investigators were able to find Faye's body after discovering a key piece of evidence in the trash can of one of her neighbors.

  Her husband died in December; She still got Valentine’s flowers from him this year

Even during his last days, Ray Tenney found a way to show his wife just how much her loved her.

  Diversity test: 2020 Democrats seek their fortunes in Nevada

Democratic presidential candidates in the still-crowded 2020 field are facing their first test in the racially diverse state of Nevada with solid union muscle and shaky plans for a presidential caucus.