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University of California chief Janet Napolitano to step down

University of California President Janet Napolitano, who oversaw historic expansions of the 10-campus system and championed immigrant students, but whose management structure faced criticism and embarrassing scrutiny, said Wednesday she will step down in August 2020.

  Bermuda battens down for Category 3 Hurricane Humberto

A divided Fed reduces rates but may not cut again this year

  Sandy Hook nonprofit releases chilling PSA on school shootings

Michigan bans flavored e-cigarettes a day after New York

74-year-old woman among 3 people who allegedly killed a man

  Expecting couple faces health care change during General Motors strike

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Plant-based milk not good for young kids, experts say

  Amish buggy stopped with 2 men drinking spiked iced tea and a case of beer on the roof

Trump names hostage envoy Robert O’Brien as national security adviser

Avocado lovers rejoice: Kroger to start selling ones that last longer

  Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards; California officials vow to fight back

  Iowa State University fan’s beer money Venmo plea turns into fundraiser for children’s hospital

A driver traveled 50 miles with a stranger in her car’s trunk. She didn’t realize it until she stopped for gas.

At a gas station, the driver went to inspect the trunk and noticed a woman inside.

  Amber Alert: Police searching for missing 5-year-old girl from N.J.

Dulce Maria Alavez, 5, is a Hispanic female, approximately 3 feet tall and 60 to 70 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing a yellow shirt with an elephant on it, black and white pants and white shoes.

Slow progress reported in talks as GM strike enters 3rd day

A UAW spokesman said the talks were moving slowly but progressing.

Israeli vote leaves Netanyahu’s political future in doubt

The election's seeming political kingmaker, Avigdor Lieberman, said he'll insist upon a secular unity government between Netanyahu's Likud and Benny Gantz's Blue and White parties, who based on partial results are currently tied at 32 seats each out of the 120 in parliament.

Pandemic could kill up to 80 million people across the globe, and the world isn’t ready, report says

  Chick-fil-A manager saves man’s life after he collapses in Calif. parking lot

Number of abortions in US falls to lowest since 1973

  Family fears parents dead after 3-year-old found sleeping in box on N.Y. porch

  Pa. man accused of using drone to drop explosives on ex-girlfriend’s property

  She’s been missing since 2003; police may have found her remains in a storage unit

  Israel’s Netanyahu appears to suffer setback in exit polls

Israelis voted Tuesday in an unprecedented repeat election that will decide whether longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in power, despite a likely indictment on corruption charges.

  Houston area preparing for heavy rain, flooding from Imelda

The storm, which formed on Tuesday, made landfall near Freeport, Texas, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.

Justice Dept. files lawsuit against Snowden over memoir

Snowden published his book, "Permanent Record," without submitting it for a pre-publication review, in violation of non-disclosure agreements he signed with both the NSA and the Central Intelligence Agency, the Justice Department alleges.

Panel approves ban on sale of flavored e-cigs in New York

The vote by the state Public Health and Health Planning Council means the ban, which covers all flavored cigarettes and other vaping products except for menthol and tobacco flavors, goes into effect immediately.

KFC testing chicken and doughnuts sandwich

The sweet and savory combo is not available nationwide. KFC is only testing it for a limited time in Norfolk and Richmond, Virginia, and in Pittsburgh.

Dutch men who wanted Area 51 video get jail for trespass

Two Dutch tourists who told authorities they wanted to take video of Area 51 have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor trespass and illegal parking following their arrests at a different secure U.S. government site in Nevada.

  Lewandowski, House Democrats spar at impeachment hearing

Democrats' first impeachment hearing quickly turned hostile Tuesday as their sole witness, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, stonewalled many of their questions and said they were "focusing on petty and personal politics."

  Miami Beach cop pranks fellow officer and you should hear his scream

A video posted to the department’s Facebook page shows one officer sitting in his vehicle while another officer walks up to the driver’s side and tosses in the scaly accomplice.

  Climber survives fall into crevasse on Mount Rainier, shares pictures

A climber is crediting the quick thinking of his team for saving him after he fell into a crevasse on Mount Rainier.

Veteran television newsman Sander Vanocur dies at 91

Chris Vanocur tells The Associated Press his father died Monday night in Santa Barbara, California. He was 91.

  Gay man says someone punched him as church tried to pray away his sexuality

An Oklahoma man said he was held down and punched inside a church, all in an attempt to pray the gay away. Now the church is under investigation.

  W.Va. group plans trip to Canada to buy cheaper insulin

They are planning a trip north of the border to save money on their life-saving medication.

Study finds air pollution reaches placenta during pregnancy

A new study suggests when a pregnant woman breathes in air pollution, it can travel beyond her lungs to the placenta that guards her fetus.

  Waiter mistakes ALS for drunkenness, refuses to serve Pa. man a drink until he provides proof

The video of his wife yelling at a restaurant manager has gone viral.

‘Night owl’ teens gain more weight than their ‘early bird’ counterparts, study says

A new Harvard Medical School study published in the JAMA Pediatrics shows a connection between when teens go to bed and the weight they gain.

Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75

She joined ABC News in 1988 and was co-anchor with Sam Donaldson of the Sunday political show “This Week” from 1996 to 2002.

Kids can get goodnight phone calls from Mickey, Jasmine, Yoda and other Disney favorites

People can also choose "Toy Story's" Woody, "Aladdin's" Jasmine, Anna and Elsa from "Frozen" or Spider-Man.

  CAUGHT ON CAMERA: 3-year-old with autism climbs out of window on 13th floor in New York

His mother says it's a miracle he wasn't hurt.

  Mom in Okla. appears to give shots of booze to toddler in Snapchat video

In the video, a child brings a bottle of what appears to be liquor to his mom.

‘Jeopardy!’ host Trebek says he’s resumed chemotherapy

After a short period of optimism when he stopped chemotherapy, his "numbers shot up" and doctors ordered him back on the treatment, he announced Tuesday.

Democrats push ahead with short-term bill to avoid shutdown

Democrats controlling the House are steering clear of controversy in a short-term, government-wide spending measure that's needed to prevent a government shutdown at the end of September.

American cancer survivor swims English Channel 4 times, sets world-record

She completed the feat Tuesday morning after more than 54 hours of swimming.

Gold Medal flour recalled for E. coli contamination concern

The company announced Monday it was voluntarily recalling 5-pound bags of its Gold Medal unbleached all-purpose flour.

  A mountain lion got trapped in a California home and took a cat nap in the bathroom

Getting a jump on the big cat was no easy feat.

  Texas school custodian lies on floor beside girl with autism to comfort her

When a 9-year-old girl with autism became overwhelmed by noise in the school cafeteria, her favorite custodian was there to help.

  Georgia homeowner fatally shoots 3 masked teens allegedly trying to rob him

None of the three intended robbery victims were injured, according to the sheriff’s office.

  Okla. woman, 18, accused of threatening to shoot 400 people at former high school

Deputies seized an AK-47 assault rifle and 12-gauge shotgun when they arrested the suspect.

  Violent Minneapolis ambush caught on camera

A violent robbery caught on camera shows multiple suspects ambushing a man in Minneapolis.

  Bodies of 4 children recovered after Florida mom found slain, officials say

A warrant was issued for Michael Jones' arrest early Monday after the body of his wife, Casei Jones, was found near Brunswick, Georgia.

Oregon lottery winner survives cancer twice before claiming jackpot

Claudia McDonald forgot to tell her husband to get a lottery ticket, but he bought one anyway and won $4.6 million.

‘SNL’ rescinds cast invitation to Gillis over YouTube video

"Saturday Night Live" apologized, saying it's vetting process "was not up to our standard."

New York prosecutors subpoena Trump’s tax returns, AP source says

New York City prosecutors have subpoenaed President Donald Trump's tax returns.

2 injured in shooting at youth football game in Texas

Police in Texas say two people were injured when gunfire erupted at a youth football game.

Many US women say 1st sexual experience was forced in teens

The results were published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Pigeon poops on lawmaker discussing pigeon poop problem

A pigeon apparently didn't think much of a lawmaker's ideas to address a messy situation at a Chicago Transit Authority stop known by some as "pigeon poop station."

  Lizards are taking over where Hurricane Michael hit last year

Local folks are noticing more lizards than usual. The population is booming.

Girl in central Texas dies after contracting brain-eating amoeba

Officials believe she got the disease after swimming in the Brazos River Labor Day weekend. Lily came down with a headache and a fever a week later after swimming in a pool.

Tony-winner and women’s health advocate Phyllis Newman dies

Newman's son, Adam, said his mother died Sunday of complications in New York from a longtime lung disorder.

No new measles cases reported; US outbreak is fading

The current epidemic emerged about a year ago. It took off this year, with most of the cases reported in Orthodox Jewish communities in and around New York City.

Propane explosion in Maine kills one firefighter, injures six other people

The sheriff said many other firefighters were hurt too.

Rod Stewart secretly battled cancer for three years

The British music legend said he is all-clear now.

  Mother scares off masked men who kicked in front door of Calif. home

The family believes the would-be burglars, who first knocked on the door, thought no one was home and ran when they realized otherwise.

Dem presidential candidates call for Kavanaugh’s impeachment

Kavanaugh was confirmed in October after emotional hearings in the Senate over a sexual assault allegation from his high school years.

Vapes spiked with illegal drugs show dark side of CBD craze

Some operators are cashing in on the CBD craze by substituting cheap and illegal synthetic marijuana for natural CBD.

Can Purdue Pharma’s OxyContin settlement win judge’s approval?

About half the states that sued Purdue Pharma have not signed onto the tentative settlement, and several of them plan to object in bankruptcy court.

  GM walkout brings factories and warehouses to a standstill

It wasn't clear how long the walkout would last, with the union saying GM has budged little in months of talks while GM said it made substantial offers.

  Energy prices spike after Saudi oil attack, US blaming Iran

U.S. officials offered satellite images of the damage at the heart of the kingdom's crucial Abqaiq oil processing plant and a key oil field.

Former NASCAR driver Stefanik killed in single-engine plane crash

Mike Stefanik won nine NASCAR series championships to tie Hall of Famer Richie Evans for the record, topping the Whelen Modified Tour seven times and Busch North Series twice.

  Veterinarians have particularly high rate of suicide, experts say

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found male vets are 2.1 times as likely and females 3.5 times as likely to die by suicide compared with the general population.

Forecasters warn of US coast rip currents caused by Humberto

Humberto will bring large swells to the northwestern Bahamas and southeastern U.S. coast for several days.

  Mich. girl stabbed by sharp pin while eating Kroger pastry, her father says

The family says they contacted Kroger immediately and filed an incident report. The grocery chain is investigating.

The Cars frontman, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Ric Ocasek dead at 75

Ocasek called Cleveland home as a teenager, and even graduated from Maple Heights High School.

  Trump: US locked and loaded for response to attack on Saudis

President Donald Trump said the U.S. had reason to believe it knew who was behind the attack — his secretary of state had blamed Iran the previous day — and assured his Twitter followers that "we are ... locked and loaded" depending on verification and were waiting to hear from the Saudis as to who

  Police: No sign that Minn. synagogue fire was hate crime

Matthew James Amiot, 36, of Duluth, was arrested Friday in the fire last week at the Adas Israel Congregation in downtown Duluth, the city's police chief, Mike Tusken, said at a news conference.

  High schooler returns to football 2 years after losing part of his leg

A California high school sophomore is back on the football field after an injury kept him off for two years. He hasn't lost his love for the sport that cost him part of his leg.

  Woman swallows her engagement ring in her sleep

The X-ray confirmed her story. Her gastroenterologist suggested an emergency endoscopy.

Union votes to strike at General Motors’ US plants

The union’s contract with GM expired Saturday night and union officials said the two sides were far apart on economic issues.

  AP source: NFL to meet with Antonio Brown accuser Monday

Darren Heitner, a lawyer representing Brown, said Brown and Taylor had "a consensual personal relationship."