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AP poll: 62% disapprove of Trump’s job performance, a 5-point drop from last year

Just 36% of Americans approve of the way Trump is handling his job as president; 62% disapprove.

Bird or rabbit? This real-life optical illusion is confusing a lot of people

The classic “bird or rabbit?” optical illusion came to life in this viral video circulating on Twitter of a man scratching an unidentified black animal.

$16 trillion Bernie Sanders climate plan builds on the Green New Deal

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has released a $16.3 trillion climate plan that builds on the Green New Deal and calls for the United States to move to renewable energy across the economy by 2050 and declare climate change a national emergency.

At least 8 jail officials knew Jeffrey Epstein was not to be left alone in cell

The fact that so many prison officials were aware of the directive has alarmed investigators, according to people familiar with the matter.

Most American Jews vote Democratic, and the president is calling them ‘very disloyal’ to Israel. Uh, why?

American Jews tend to vote Democratic, so why would calling them "disloyal" win them over? It might not be for them.

Epstein may have gamed the system from beyond the grave

The will that Jeffrey Epstein signed just two days before his jailhouse suicide puts more than $577 million in assets into a trust fund that could make it more difficult for his dozens of accusers to collect damages.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he’s ending his 2020 Democratic presidential bid

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced that he is ending his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination.

What makes Greenland so appealing that Trump would want it?

U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel a visit to Denmark next month after his offer to buy Greenland was rejected has thrust this ice-covered semi-autonomous Danish territory into the spotlight . Here’s a look at what makes it special.

Trump administration moves to end legal limits on child detention

Ending the so-called Flores agreement is a top priority for the Trump administration.

Trump scolds Denmark, calls prime minister ‘nasty’ over rejection of his unsolicited idea to buy their semi-autonomous territory

Two days after he said buying Greenland wasn't a top priority, Trump canceled an upcoming trip to Denmark.

Houthi rebels in Yemen say they have shot down a U.S. drone

Yemen's Houthi rebels claim they have shot down a U.S. drone over the country's north.

Trump backs off support for universal background checks after NRA lobbying, saying the U.S. already has ‘very, very strong background checks’

A gradual rhetorical softening by Trump has taken place in the more than two weeks since gunmen opened fire in El Paso, Texas, then in Dayton, Ohio.

Trump says any Jews who vote for Democrats show ‘great disloyalty’

Trump's claim triggered a quick uproar from critics who said the president was trading in anti-Semitic stereotypes.

Jeffrey Epstein had sex during jail work release, new lawsuit claims

Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused a 18-year-old woman while being guarded by Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw’s deputies during his jail work release in 2009, according to a new federal lawsuit filed Tuesday against Epstein's estate.

Truck driver from Florida threatened mass shooting at Memphis church, FBI says

A truck driver from Florida who threatened to "shoot up" a church in Memphis and said he was haunted by "spiritual snakes and spiders" people put in his bed was arrested in Indiana, less than a week before the day of the planned attacks, authorities said.

Florida one of the least friendly states in travel site ranking

The state of Florida, known for its hospitality and vacation spots, is listed as the 42nd least friendly state in the United States.

Michigan beer company pays off school lunch debts after bartender and teacher speaks up on social media: ‘It’s a problem most people didn’t realize was a problem’

Mitten Brewing in the mitten is wiping out about $3,000 in school lunch debt at the start of the new year.

Man flashes housekeeper, leaps between hotel balconies and falls to his death: report

A man exposed himself to a hotel housekeeper and died while trying to escape security, CBS News reports.

Former football coach who chased away school shooter will run for state House in Ohio

An ex-coach who chased off a school shooter during the fatal 2012 Chardon High School shooting is running for office in Ohio.

Paul Ryan moving family from Wisconsin to D.C.-area

The Ryan family is leaving Wisconsin.

Foreign-born citizens more educated, more employed than natives in latest Census figures

Foreign-born residents had higher rates of full-time employment than those born in the United States last year, and naturalized immigrants were more likely to have advanced degrees than the native-born, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Democrats got thumped ahead of redistricting in 2010. Now they’re trying to take back statehouses with Trump on the ticket.

2010 was a while ago, but the effects of the thumping the tea party put on Barack Obama's Democratic Party is still being felt today.

Airport worker fired for giving passenger ‘You ugly!’ note

An airport security worker in New York has been fired for handing a passenger a handwritten note that said "You ugly!!!"

Jeffrey Epstein signed will 2 days before killing himself in jail, court records show

The existence of the will raised new questions about Epstein's final days inside the Metropolitan Correctional Center.

White House insists ‘fundamentals’ of economy are strong amid concerns that a recession could imperil Trump’s reelection

For decades, economic performance has proven to be a critical component of presidential job approval, and no American leader so much as Trump has tied his political fortunes to it.

Jeffrey Epstein’s unusual lockup detailed in records, from jailhouse panties to contraband facial exercise manual

From a jailhouse panty purchase to a contraband facial exercise book, new details are surfacing about financier Jeffery Epstein’s unusual time in Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw’s custody more than a decade ago.

Florida teen blames collapsed lung on vaping

A Florida teen suffered a lung collapse so severe he felt like he was having a heart attack, and he blames it on vaping.

5 hurt when dump truck crashes into Seattle sandwich shop

A dump truck crashed into a pedestrian, vehicles and a Subway restaurant in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square district, injuring five people.

Jury selection begins for Indiana man accused of murder, cannibalism

Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a southern Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body nearly five years ago.

U.S. talks secretly to Venezuela socialist party boss

The U.S. has made secret contact with Venezuela's socialist party boss as close allies of President Nicolás Maduro's inner circle seek guarantees they won't face prosecution for alleged abuses and crimes if they cede to growing demands to remove him, according to a senior Trump administration official.