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Woman, 90, Attacked by Alligator Near Nursing Home, Official Says

Alligators fear humans until they are fed by them, say experts. That's when they become very dangerous.(Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images)
Alligators fear humans until they are fed by them, say experts. That's when they become very dangerous.(Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images)

CHARLESTON, S.C.  — A 90-year-old woman found dead in a South Carolina pond after disappearing from her assisted living home appears to have been killed...

  • This Wednesday, July 27, 2016, image made from a video provided by Ian Norman/ shows a Chinese rocket re-entering the atmosphere from the view of Alabama Hills, Calif. The Chinese CZ-7 re-entered the atmosphere Wednesday night, U.S. Strategic Command spokeswoman Julie Ziegenhorn confirmed. That's when people in Nevada, Utah and California took to social media to report a small fireball streaking across the sky. (Ian Norman/ via AP)

    Chinese Rocket Sends Streak of Light Across Sky in Western United States

    LAS VEGAS — A Chinese rocket body streaking across the night sky over the Western United States lit up social media as people shared photos and video... Read more

  • Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    US’s Only Hispanic Sheriff Address DNC

    Lupe Valdez, the sheriff of Dallas County, Texas, spoke during the Democratic National Convention, giving a mostly apolitical speech that called for understanding between police... Read more

  • DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., speaks during a Florida delegation breakfast, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia, during the first day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    FBI Probing Hacking of Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

    PHILADELPHIA  — The FBI is investigating an apparent hack into computer systems at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, following a similar intrusion at the Democratic... Read more

  • This March 28, 2013 photo illustration shot with a perspective control lens shows a route guide inside the Washington, DC METRO system at the Metro Center station. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Washington DC Metro Train Derails, One Passenger Hurt

    ARLINGTON, Va.  — Metro says a train has derailed in northern Virginia and fire officials say one of about 75 passengers on the train was... Read more

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, June 28, 2016 file photo, Evaristo Miqueli, a natural resources officer with Broward County Mosquito Control, takes water samples decanted from a watering jug, checking for the presence of mosquito larvae in Pembroke Pines, Fla. The officers make daily inspections and respond to resident's complaints about mosquitoes, as part of their mosquito control procedure. On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Florida health officials said they are investigating two more mysterious cases of Zika infection that do not appear to be directly related to travel, bringing the total to four. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    ‘Zika Is Now Here’: Mosquitoes Now Spreading Virus in US

    MIAMI—Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time, health officials said Friday in a long-feared turn in... Read more

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    Google Corrects System After Trump Left Out of Search Results

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson were both left off a Google search for presidential candidates. For some time, when one... Read more

  • A San Diego Harbor Police officer helps to secure the scene near the corner of 39th Street and Boston Avenue in San Diego near where two San Diego Police officers were shot Thursday night on July 28, 2016. (John Gastaldo/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)

    2 San Diego Police Officers Shot, 1 Fatally, in Traffic Stop

    SAN DIEGO—One San Diego police officer was killed and another was wounded in a shootout following a late-night stop to check out a person, authorities... Read more

  • Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton reacts as balloons and confetti fall after addressing the delegates during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Clinton to Nation: It’s a ‘Moment of Reckoning’

    PHILADELPHIA—Hillary Clinton capped a four-day convention celebration with a plea for national unity and tolerance. Now, one of the most divisive and distrusted figures in... Read more

  • DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., speaks during a Florida delegation breakfast, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia, during the first day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Clues in DNC Hacking Point to Russia, Despite Trump Claims

    WASHINGTON—Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he is reasserting that whoever hacked the Democratic National Committee and stole years of internal emails remains a mystery... Read more

  • FILE - In this May 28, 2002 pool-file photo taken at the Modesto Centre Plaza in Modesto, Calif., photos of Chandra Levy are on display as musicians, right, stand by at the memorial service for Levy. Prosecutors say they will not retry a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy. The U.S. Attorney's office said in a statement Thursday, July 28, 2016, that the office has moved to dismiss the case charging Ingmar Guandique with Levy's 2001 murder. According to the statement, prosecutors concluded they could not convict Guandique "based on recent unforeseen developments that were investigated over the past week." The statement does not elaborate. (AP Photo/Debbie Noda, Pool, File)

    After Charges Dropped, Mystery of Levy’s Death Unresolved

    In the weeks and months before the Sept. 11 attacks, the disappearance of Washington intern Chandra Levy was the biggest story in the U.S. Speculation... Read more

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    Russian Ships Displayed at the DNC — Back in 2013

    Russian ships were displayed at the Democratic National Convention—in March 2013. While it is true that the Russian ships were prominently displayed during the DNC’s... Read more

  • Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, delivers a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Melania Trump’s Website Disappeared After Speculation About Her College Degree

    Melania Trump is in the news again.  Her website was taken down this week after speculation that she lied about her college degree on her... Read more

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    GoFundMe Investigates Homeless Teen’s Story; Freezes $184k in Donations

    The story of Fred Barley, a teen who biked for six hours to register for classes at Gordon State College, and later found about to sleep... Read more

  • Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. holding a U.N. report speaks on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. A U.N. human rights panel says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been squirreled away inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London to avoid questioning by Swedish authorities about sexual misconduct allegations, has been "arbitrarily detained" by Britain and Sweden since December 2010. The U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said his detention should end and he should be entitled to compensation. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Julian Assange: WikiLeaks Will Release ‘A Lot More’ on Clinton, Democrats

    Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, said this week his website will release “a lot more” leaked material on Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party—days... Read more

  • A Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant is seen in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 22, 2015. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chipotle Branching Out, Plans to Open Burger Restaurant

    NEW YORK—Chipotle is branching out from burritos and plans to open its first burger restaurant. A spokesman for the chain, Chris Arnold, said in an... Read more

  • Democratic National Committee Chair, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida addresses a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, July 23, 2016. 
Embattled Democratic Party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said July 24, 2016 she is resigning, following a leak of emails suggesting an insider attempt to hobble the campaign of Hillary Clinton's rival in the White House primaries Bernie Sanders.
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    EXCLUSIVE: Infamous Hacker Detox Ransome Stole Democrat Databases in 2015

    In September 2015, a hacker known as “Detox Ransome” breached a service connected to the Democratic National Committee and was able to steal large databases... Read more

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