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Video games and online chats are ‘hunting grounds’ for sexual predators

Criminals strike up a conversation and gradually build trust. Often they pose as children. Their goal, typically, is to dupe children into sharing sexually explicit photos and videos of themselves — which they use as blackmail for more imagery, much of it increasingly graphic and violent.

World’s oceans are losing oxygen rapidly, study finds

The world’s oceans are gasping for breath, a report issued Saturday at the annual global climate talks in Madrid has concluded.

Trump administration plans huge fee hikes for immigration records regarded as vital by genealogists

Trump administration plans huge fee hikes for immigration records regarded as vital by genealogists

PG&E to pay $13.5b in settlement over fires

After months of tense negotiations, Pacific Gas & Electric and lawyers for victims of wildfires that killed dozens of people and destroyed tens of thousands of homes and businesses agreed Friday to a multibillion-dollar legal settlement.

Trump wants a review of toilets: Americans are flushing ‘10 times, 15 times’

President Trump is taking on Americans’ flushing habits and the country’s water efficiency standards.

US opens first round of resurrected peace talks with Taliban

U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad on Saturday held the first official talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban since President Donald Trump declared a near-certain peace deal with the insurgents dead in September.

Caroline Kennedy christens new USS John Kennedy aircraft carrier, named for her father

Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the 35th president, broke a bottle across the hull of the USS John Kennedy, second in a new class of aircraft carrier.

US officials are investigating whether shooting at Fla. naval base was terrorism

An aviation student from Saudi Arabia opened fire in a classroom at the Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday morning, killing three people. The FBI is investigating whether he acted alone or was connected to any broader group.