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Discovery of bones enters next investigative phase

Investigators are trying to find out if bones found at a state park in Mercer County, Ohio are human and now that they’re finished collecting evidence, an expert will make a determination.

This photo provided by the Woodford County Detention Center shows Ronald Exantus who was arrested in association with the breaking into a home in Versailles, Ky., Monday, Dec. 7, 2015.  (Woodford County Detention Center via AP)

Man pleads not guilty in Kentucky boy’s stabbing death

A grand jury charged Ronald Exantus of Indiana last month with murder, first-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree assault and one count of fourth-degree assault. He’s accused of fatally stabbing Logan Dean Tipton while the child was sleeping.

A woman walks along a path as clouds hang over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in Emeryville, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Drought stricken California welcomes El Nino’s storms

El Ninos usually bring heavy rains to California, although it remains to be seen whether people should expect anything like a repeat of 1997 and 1998, when storms killed 17 people, wiped out crops, washed out highways and pushed houses down hillsides.

Earthquake and Volcano of the Korea Meteorological Administration Director General Yun Won-tae stands in front of a screen showing seismic waves that were measured in South Korea, in Seoul Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. North Korea said it had conducted a powerful hydrogen bomb test Wednesday, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would be a huge jump in Pyongyang's quest to improve its still-limited nuclear arsenal. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

North Korea says it tested H-bomb

A television anchor said in a typically propaganda-heavy statement that the North had tested a “miniaturized” hydrogen bomb, elevating the country’s “nuclear might to the next level.”