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Bei Bei, Washington's eligible bachelor panda, heads to China

20 Nov 2019

After a month of preparations and goodbyes, Bei Bei, the Washington National Zoo's most eligible giant panda bachelor, was on his way to China on Tuesday, where scientists hope he will help increase the population of his species. | Video

Florida county to revisit rejection of digital New York Times for libraries

06 Nov 2019

Responding to a public furor, a Florida county board on Tuesday said it would revisit its decision to reject its library system's request for a digital subscription to the New York Times, whose reporting one member had called "fake news."

UPDATE 2-Florida county to revisit rejection of digital New York Times for libraries

06 Nov 2019

Nov 5 Responding to a public furor, a Florida county board on Tuesday said it would revisit its decision to reject its library system's request for a digital subscription to the New York Times, whose reporting one member had called "fake news."

Shooting at packed Texas college party leaves at least two dead

28 Oct 2019

Texas police said they were seeking a gunman on Sunday who fired randomly at a Halloween homecoming party packed with hundreds of college students, leaving at least two dead and wounding about a dozen more, before fleeing amid the chaos that followed.

Diahann Carroll, TV trailblazer for black women, dead at 84

05 Oct 2019

NEW YORK Diahann Carroll, a versatile singer and stage actress who quietly blazed a trail for black women on American television in the late 1960s by playing a widowed nurse and single mother in "Julia," died on Friday at age 84, her manager said. | Video

U.S. Coast Guard officer said to plot attacks pleads guilty to weapons, drug charges

04 Oct 2019

A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant who was arrested in February after prosecutors said he was plotting to attack Democratic politicians and TV personalities pleaded guilty on Thursday to weapons and drug charges, changing his earlier not-guilty plea.

UPDATE 4-Vintage B-17 bomber makes fiery fatal landing in Connecticut, 7 killed

03 Oct 2019

Oct 2 A World War Two-era B-17 bomber trying to make an emergency landing at an airport near Hartford, Connecticut, crashed and burned on Wednesday, killing seven people and closing the airport for several hours, authorities said.

After New York visit, looted coffin of ancient Egyptian priest goes home

26 Sep 2019

NEW YORK The gilded coffin of a high-ranking ancient Egyptian priest, which had been buried, looted and illegally sold before going on public display at a New York museum, was returned on Wednesday to Egyptian authorities.

U.S. journalist Cokie Roberts, a 'founding mother' of National Public Radio, dead at 75

18 Sep 2019

U.S. journalist Cokie Roberts, regarded by National Public Radio as one of its "founding mothers" and a prominent political commentator on ABC News, died on Tuesday at 75 at her Washington home from complications of breast cancer, her family said. | Video

Ohio man accused of planning to attack Jewish center faces federal charge

29 Aug 2019

A self-described white nationalist who owned assault-style weapons and World War Two Nazi memorabilia has been charged in federal court with making threats to attack an Ohio Jewish community center, for which he already faces state charges, authorities said.

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