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Police say Florida school did not abuse disabled child over mask dispute

A Florida school and its staff did not commit child abuse when teachers strapped a mask to the head of a seven-year-old girl with down syndrome, a police report found.
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The Rock touts XFL's return with focus on the players
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on Monday touted the resurgence of the XFL during the NFC’s wild-card playoff game between the Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals.
Civil Rights Icon Barbara Jordan's Legacy, 26 Years Later: Protecting Americans from Mass Immigration
On this day in 1996, Civil Rights icon Barbara Jordan died just weeks before Congress and then-President Bill Clinton were set to advance her reforms to illegal and legal immigration focused on protecting poor and working class Americans from waves of job-killing and wage-crushing mass immigration.
2 pedestrians killed in separate incidents in Montgomery County
Two pedestrians were killed in separate incidents Monday evening.
Michigan judge berates cancer patient over blighted lawn, 'If I could give you jail time on this, I would’
A Michigan judge scolded a 72-year-old man battling cancer over his overgrown lawn, telling him he “should be ashamed" of himself and that “If I could give you jail time on this, I would."
Video: Recapping KSW 66's best moments, including Marian Ziolkowski and Ibragim Chuzhigaev's title wins
This past weekend's KSW 66 event featured a pair of title clashes, with Marian Ziolkowski and Ibragim Chuzhigaev each earning wins.       Related StoriesKSW 66 weigh-in results: Two title fights set in PolandKSW 66 weigh-in results: Two title fights set in Poland - EnclosureJust tell 'soldier' Jamie Pickett whom he's fighting next and when
Hawks rally to beat Bucks 121-114, snap 10-game home skid
Trae Young scored 30 points for the struggling Atlanta Hawks, who trailed for much of the game before rallying for a 121-114 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night, snapping a 10-game home losing streak.
Federal appeals court sends Texas abortion law case to Republican-majority state Supreme Court
A federal appeals court on Monday punted a case about Texas' controversial abortion law to the state's majority-Republican Supreme Court, dealing another defeat to those opposed to the legislation that bans abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Residents save driver after car sinks in frozen river
Residents near Ottawa used a kayak to save a woman whose car plunged into icy water after she drove on a frozen river, police said in a statement.
Washington withstands high winds on the day after the month’s third snow
By 4 p.m. the west wind had gusted up to 47 mph.
Raiders fire GM Mike Mayock after 3 seasons
The Las Vegas Raiders fired general manager Mike Mayock on Monday.
FBI and DHS warn faith-based communities 'will likely continue' to be targets of violence
Top officials with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security warned in a letter Monday that faith-based communities will likely remain targets for violence, urging state and local partners to evaluate their security postures for mass gathering events and at houses of worship.
Celtics' Enes Kanter Freedom blasts Warriors' co-owner's 'disgusting' dig at Uyghur crisis
Enes Kanter Freedom responded to a part-owner of the Golden State Warriors, after he dismissed the ongoing human rights abuses by the Chinese Communist Party against the Muslim-minority Uyghurs in Xinjiang Province.
Kamala Harris 'will not absolve' senators who oppose Biden agenda
Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday said she is “not going to absolve” senators who stand in the way of Democratic-led legislation aimed at overhauling the U.S. election system.
Skip your gym and do these 6 body-weight exercises at home
Pro sports mobility coach Dana Santas demonstrates the moves for a quick body-weight workout routine that you can do without any equipment.
'Betty White: A Celebration' producer on how she stood up to racial censorship in the 1950s
Anderson Cooper speaks with Steve Boettcher, the producer of "Betty White: A Celebration," about her life and legacy. Watch "Full Circle" on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm E.T.
Afghanistan earthquake kills at least 22 people
An earthquake rocked western Afghanistan on Monday, killing more than 20 people and destroying hundreds of homes, local authorities said.
Tom Cotton: More Americans are turning to the Republican Party to protect their rights
Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton reacts to a recent poll that showed voters shifted party preference to favor the Republican Party in 2021 on 'Fox News Primetime.'
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Carl Heastie gets ‘called out’ after going maskless in Albany store
Heastie, the top Democrat in the state legislature's lower chamber, admitted the apparent slip-up in a post to Twitter.
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The drag queens of 'Golden Girlz Live' celebrate Betty White and a lifetime of queer friendship
Betty White's 100th birthday is celebrated with sass, wit and tenderness on stage at Cavern Club.
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Peyton Manning caught in hot-mic moment during Rams-Cardinals playoff game
Peyton Manning suffered a cringy hot mic moment on ESPN’s “ManningCast” during NFC wild-card playoff game between the Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals on Monday night.
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Ron DeSantis could be a threat to Trump's campaign. Here's why.
CNN's Erin Burnett talks with the New York Times reporter who broke the story about rising tensions between Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis. Jonathan Martin explains how the Florida governor could be a threat to the former president's campaign.
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Peyton Manning utters expletive during ManningCast of Cardinals-Rams NFC wild-card playoff game
A hot mic caught Peyton Manning letting fly a profanity Monday night during the ManningCast of the Cardinals-Rams wild-card playoff game.       
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NBA Owner Who Said 'Nobody Cares' About Uyghurs Is Democrat Mega-donor
Chamath Palihapitiya, the NBA team owner who told a podcast Saturday that "nobody cares" about the genocide of China's Uyghur population, is a Democratic Party mega-donor who has flirted with the idea of running for governor of California.
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Despite work-from-home worries, Manhattan office real estate is doing just fine
It’s time to look beyond the end-of-days forecasts and focus on a counterintuitive truth — Big Apple companies that use the most office space are taking not less but more of it.
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L.A. County logs nearly tenfold increase in coronavirus cases in a month
L.A. County logged 31,576 new coronavirus cases on Monday, as well as 27 related deaths.
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An Arizona Trump rally and voting rights march underscore the fight for democracy
Two events -- a Trump rally and a voting rights march -- in the same state on the same day this Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend encapsulated a nation at odds with itself about the future of its democracy.
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Warriors owner Chamath Palihapitiya: Uyghur remarks ‘lacked empathy’
Chamath Palihapitiya, who owns two percent of the Warriors, walked back remarks he made that "no one" cares about the genocide of the Uyghur Muslims in China
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Christina Haack shuts down 'too fast, too soon’ criticism over relationship with fiancé Josh Hall
On Sunday, the HGTV personality took to Instagram to share a selfie of the couple enjoying some time on the beach.
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Rabbi held hostage by gunman leads prayer service at Texas synagogue
The Texas rabbi who threw a chair at a gunman to help him and two others survive a hostage situation held a prayer service in the wake of the deadly ordeal.
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Detainees Sue Arkansas Jail That Gave Them Ivermectin to Treat Covid
For months, the jail’s doctor has promoted the drug, which health experts say should not be used to treat or prevent Covid-19.
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Chicago firefighters find baby abandoned in duffel bag in below-freezing snow, police say
Chicago firefighters found an abandoned baby boy dead in a duffel bag outside their firehouse Saturday, according to authorities.
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Birmingham is making progress with fourth consecutive victory
Defending City champions Patriots defeat Crossroads to raise record to 9-5
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Charles McGee, Tuskegee Airman who fought in three wars, dies at 102
After turning 100, he received an honorary promotion to brigadier general.
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UCLA's Jay Shaw and Chase Cota become the latest to enter a crowded transfer portal
UCLA likely lost two veterans of the Chip Kelly era when cornerback Jay Shaw and wide receiver Chase Cota announced they entered the transfer portal.
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Hostages describe "terrifying" synagogue attack
Two of the hostages described the tense standoff with a gunman inside a Texas synagogue and the dramatic moments leading up to their escape. Omar Villafranca has the latest.
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Fernand Lopez hopes to bury hatchet with Francis Ngannou: 'We should be able to say hello'
Ahead of UFC 270, former coach of the UFC heavyweight champion is willing to settle their differences and get back on speaking terms.       Related StoriesFernand Lopez hopes to bury hatchet with Francis Ngannou: 'We should be able to say hello' - EnclosureHenry Cejudo: Petr Yan a great striker but I would take him down and drown his assHenry Cejudo: Petr Yan a great striker but I would take him down and drown his ass - Enclosure 
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Here's how Republicans running on ballot security tried to rig the 2020 election
Republicans running on ballot security used fake documents in an attempt to subvert democracy during 2020 election. CNN's Tom Foreman reports on the GOP's scheme in seven states.
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This Extremely Rare 555.55-Carat Black Diamond Is Coming Up for Auction
Black diamonds, also known as carbonado, are extremely rare, and are found naturally only in Brazil and Central Africa
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49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo fires back at critics following win over Cowboys: 'Keep it coming'
49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed 16 of 25 passes for 172 passing yards with one interception in San Francisco’s 23-17 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in the wild-card round of the playoffs on Sunday evening.
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7 stunning new Maldives resorts to visit in 2022
Sitting serenely in the warm azure waters of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives guarantees the whitest of white sand beaches, dreamy sunsets and an unforgettable underwater world. Here are some of the top new resorts for those planning to visit in 2022.
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School bus driver arrested for fatal hit-and-run of Brooklyn teen
A school bus driver was charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian and failure to use due care after he struck and killed a 15 year old girl. 
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In letter to Iowa football parents, Kirk Ferentz says advisory group will continue in different form
The letter outlines Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz's plans to continue the group and said Sunday reports had inaccuracies.       
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Sotheby's unveils 555.55-carat black diamond thought to come from outer space
Black diamonds are extremely rare, and are found naturally only in Brazil and Central Africa. The cosmic origin theory of "The Enigma" is based on carbon isotopes and high hydrogen content.
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Texas synagogue hostage details daring escape
Jeffrey Cohen said he refused to do as the gunman demanded. Then, the rabbi threw a chair and the hostages ran.
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Gaetz's ex-girlfriend granted immunity before testifying in sex trafficking investigation: report
Rep. Matt Gaetz's, R-Fla., ex-girlfriend was granted immunity by prosecutors before her testimony in front of a federal grand jury last week.
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Idaho PD chief under investigation over chokehold demonstration that allegedly injured fellow officer: report
The police chief of Idaho's capital and largest city is being investigated over allegations that he put another officer in a chokehold that resulted in injuries during a demonstration.
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Exclusive -- Dershowitz: British Media Malpractice in Ghislaine Maxwell Case
The malpractice of the BBC and the Times of London in the Ghislaine Maxwell case raises fundamental questions about the role of the media in reporting on disputed allegations of sexual misconduct.
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Exclusive — James O'Keefe: Pharmaceutical Companies Drive COVID-19 Media Corruption
News media coverage of COVID-19 information is corrupted due to conflicts of interest with pharmaceutical companies, James O'Keefe said.
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