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10 Things to Know for Today

Among 10 Things to Know: 30 missing in central Italy avalanche that buries hotel; Defense Secretary Ash Carter tells AP more US troops will not fix Iraq or Syria; Trump plans for Scottish golf resort spark new conflicts concern

Facebook CEO trying to buy out land near his Hawaii estate

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is going to court to gain ownership of isolated pockets of land tucked away within his sprawling estate in Hawaii

Scientists determine which living things pass gas

Biologists and pet owners collaborate for on a Google spreadsheet, documenting a range of different living things that do or don’t pass gas

Voight on Trump: "God answered our prayers"

The actor Jon Voight spoke during President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration concert, saying "God answered our prayers."

Report Says Trump Might Cut Arts Agencies, But…

The Hill reports Donald Trump's team is looking at eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Crew enters Hawaii dome for 8-month Mars study

Six carefully selected scientists have entered a man-made dome on a remote Hawaii volcano as part of a human-behavior study that could help NASA as it draws up plans for sending astronauts on long missions to Mars

The Latest: Sentencing reset for Alaska strip club owner

A sentencing hearing has been rescheduled in the case of an Alaska man who was found guilty of illegally dumping human waste into a harbor while operating a crabbing boat that had been converted into a floating strip club

Alaska strip-club owner to be sentenced in waste dumping

An Alaska man is set for sentencing Thursday more than a year after he was found guilty of illegally dumping human waste into a harbor while operating a crabbing boat that had been converted into a floating strip club

'Nasty Women' visual art protest ahead of women's…

Organizers Jessamyn Fiore and Carolina Wheat, discuss the success of their 'Nasty Women' art show and how it is spreading across the US

Man serving life sentence is now a free man (2016)

Ronald "Runt" Moon was a high school football star, a drug addict and a felon sentenced to life in prison. Now, he's a free man.

Skittles-Coated Highway Seems Like A 'Stranger…

Thousands of red Skittles fell off a pickup truck and covered a Wisconsin highway in candy-coated confections.

US official: Extradited drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who twice escaped Mexican prisons, lands in New York

US official: Extradited drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who twice escaped Mexican prisons, lands in New York

Man accused of killing Orlando officer defiant in court

A man suspected of fatally shooting a Florida police officer spoke out of turn and was defiant in an Orlando courtroom where he made an initial appearance on charges of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend

Washington among states that face deadline on…

Lawmakers in Washington state are trying to bring the state in compliance with the REAL ID Act ahead of 2018, when travelers may need additional documentation to board a domestic flight if the Legislature fails to act

Bagwell, Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Hall…

Baseball greats Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan Rodriguez elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens remain in PED suspicion purgatory. Plus, a look ahead at ballot holdovers and newcomers eligible for the class of 2018

Limbo display at airport drops jaws

World record holder Shemika Charles delivered a stunning limbo display while she was waiting for her flight in Philadelphia.

What Will Happen To Consent Decrees Under…

How the Department of Justice uses consent decrees for reforming police departments could change under the incoming U.S. attorney general.

UN alarm that most of al-Shabab's force in Somalia are kids

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he is alarmed at reports that children may constitute a large part of the force recruited and used by al-Shabab Islamic extremists in Somalia

The Latest: Chief says suspect made sure officer…

Orlando Police Chief John Mina says Markeith Loyd could have fled after wounding police Lt. Debra Clayton but continued to shoot her to make sure she was dead

California getting soaked with series of heavy…

Winter's run of snow and rain goes another round with the West as the first in a series of storms soaks much of California and icy conditions close schools and roads in the Northwest despite a thaw in some areas

Warning, graphic video: Woman knocked down, run…

Raw video: Security camera captures shocking accident where school bus hits woman crossing the road in Brooklyn

'A Dog's Purpose' backlash over leaked video

The producers and distributor of the upcoming film "A Dog's Purpose" are defending their on-set practices after TMZ obtained video from the movie's set that appeared to show a dog in distress while filming a stunt.

Suspect In Orlando Officer's Killing Captured…

Police had been looking for Markeith Loyd since mid-December after he allegedly killed his pregnant ex-girlfriend.

Hastert wants assault victim to return $1.7M in hush money

Imprisoned former House speaker Dennis Hastert wants one of his sexual abuse victims to return the $1.7 million in hush money the Illinois Republican paid the man over several years

EPA settles with Hawaii company over 2013 molasses spill

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has reached a settlement with the company responsible for a 1,400 ton molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor in 2013

Trump's Treasury pick facing criticism over…

Donald Trump's pick to lead the Treasury Department, Stephen Mnuchin, built his reputation and his fortune as a savvy Wall Street investor

What is Treasury's role when it comes to fighting…

Mnuchin: There are very important tools in the Treasury Department that combat terror

Woman Who Accused Trump Of Groping Her Files…

Summer Zervos accused Donald Trump of groping her, and she filed a defamation lawsuit after he called her accusations a lie.