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Boys, 6, who have beaten leukemia become ‘pilots for the day’

Houston Pirrung and Jack Kirkbride are battle buddies in their fight against childhood cancer. Now, with pint-sized personalized flight suits, the two 6-year-olds got to become military battle buddies. Houston and Jack are both fighting leukemia. Last week, though, their dreams came true when they became pilots for a day, taking the oath and getting their wings at Joint Base Andrews, The Washington...

Russian upper house approves bill targeting foreign media

Russia's upper house of parliament has unanimously approved a bill allowing the government to register international media outlets as foreign agents in a quid pro quo to the U.S. demand made to a Russian TV channel. The Federation Council's vote Wednesday follows a quick approval of the bill by the lower house, days after the Russian state-funded RT television registered with the U.S. Justice Department...
Greece: Rights groups express concern for migrant conditions

Greece: Rights groups express concern for migrant conditions

Twenty international and Greek rights groups and charities called on the Greek government Wednesday to end the policy of keeping migrants and refugees arriving from Turkey stuck on Greek islands. Expressing "urgent concern" over severe overcrowding, the organizations said many migrants were being forced to live in summer tents as the winter weather descends. "Nothing can justify trapping...

In Alabama, Nitro the police dog creates viral workout video

An Alabama police dog shown on video doing pushups with two officers is a big hit on the internet — and it's also intended as a public safety reminder. Al.com reports that Nitro is a 2-year-old Dutch Shepherd who joined the Gulf Shores Police Department's canine unit in February. In a video police posted to social media, the dog raises up and down as the song "Eye of the Tiger" plays...
Millions in federal funds sought for job-creating projects

Millions in federal funds sought for job-creating projects

A wish list of regional projects that adherents hope could get millions in federal funding has been unveiled. Now it’s your turn to comment on the ideas. The Dayton Development Coalition has unveiled a list of proposals that advocates hope could attract federal government funding, ideas some hope could boost the Dayton area in defense, health care, education and other arenas. RELATED: Businesses...
Bosnian ex-prisoner says justice served with Mladic verdict

Bosnian ex-prisoner says justice served with Mladic verdict

A former prisoner of Serb-run camps in northwestern Bosnia who became a symbol of the horrors of the 1992-95 war says justice has finally been served with the sentencing of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic. Fikret Alic was featured in a front-page photo in Time magazine in 1992, when thousands of Muslims were rounded up in the camps by Bosnian Serb troops. His skeletal figure behind...

Amnesty decries 'gruesome' torture tool find at Paris fair

Human rights group Amnesty International says its staff have found torture equipment for sale at a military and police trade fair in Paris in contravention of European Union laws. Amnesty said Wednesday that researchers found equipment including "spiked batons, spiked electric shock riot forks, electric shock vests and heavy leg irons for sale by Chinese companies." It said the "gruesome...
German therapist convicted of botched psychedelic experiment

German therapist convicted of botched psychedelic experiment

A German psychotherapist has been sentenced to probation after confessing to providing a group of alternative practitioners with psychedelic drugs as part of a seminar on expanding consciousness. The 2015 seminar resulted in the hospitalization of the 27 participants with cramps, delirium and other complications from ingesting the psychedelic drug 2C-E and also an extremely potent hallucinogen known...
World War II vet to get Moroccan award he earned decades ago

World War II vet to get Moroccan award he earned decades ago

A 90-year-old World War II veteran is finally getting the military decoration he earned fighting a large blaze in Morocco more than 70 years ago. Kenneth F. Lincoln will receive a Moroccan award for meritorious conduct Sunday in North Attleborough, Massachusetts. The U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, is sending one of its leaders and a Moroccan officer studying at the college to make...

Police: Prostitution ring run out of senior living facility

Police in Massachusetts have arrested two men they say ran a prostitution ring out of an apartment at a senior living facility. Pittsfield police say 65-year-old Joseph Van Wert and 45-year-old Randy Lambach have been held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Nov. 29. Authorities say Lambach recruited drug addicts from Pittsfield, took photos of them, and posted ads on adult...

Woman raises money for homeless man who helped her

A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man when she ran out of gas in Philadelphia is raising money to help him. Kate McClure was heading to Philadelphia to visit a friend last month when she ran out of gas on Interstate 95. The Florence Township woman pulled over and began to worry until a homeless man approached her. The man, whose name was "Johnny," told her it wasn't safe and...
Influx of students from Puerto Rico after hurricane putting strain on system

Influx of students from Puerto Rico after hurricane putting strain on system

Hurricane Maria destroyed most everything in Puerto Rico, including the island’s schools.  By one estimate, up to 300,000 children will head north to the U.S. mainland to get an education over the next two years. >> Read more trending news Hundreds of children have arrived in Massachusetts so far, and it’s putting a strain on school systems that are already stretched thin. Orlando...

Trump: Prayers in order for 'all involved' in Navy crash

The White House says President Donald Trump has been briefed on the Navy aircraft mishap in the Pacific Ocean. Trump said in a tweet: "We are monitoring the situation. Prayers for all involved." White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters provided no additional details or comment on the incident. The U.S. Navy said that eight of the 11 people who were on the plane that crashed while on the way...

US declares 'ethnic cleansing' against Rohingya in Myanmar

The United States declared the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be "ethnic cleansing" on Wednesday, putting more pressure on the country's military to halt a brutal crackdown that has sent more than 600,000 refugees flooding over the border to Bangladesh. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson blamed Myanmar's security forces and "local vigilantes" for what he...
Poll: 1 in 3 Americans dreads political talk at Thanksgiving

Poll: 1 in 3 Americans dreads political talk at Thanksgiving

Bring on the turkey — but maybe hold the politics. Thanksgiving is Glenn Rogers' favorite holiday, when people gather around the table and talk about things to celebrate from the past year. But Donald Trump's presidency isn't something everyone in the Rogers family is toasting. "For the most part, we get to the point where we know that we're not going to agree with each other and it gets...
'Bikini baristas' in court battle over dress code law

'Bikini baristas' in court battle over dress code law

The city of Everett, Washington, is looking to crack down on the dress code of “bikini baristas,” but the baristas are not backing down. The baristas are arguing that their skimpy costumes fall under freedom of expression. In recent court filings, the city claimed the coffee stands have a history of prostitution, sexual assault and exploitation. One of Everett's...
Fallen soldier's pictures used in fake social media and dating profiles

Fallen soldier's pictures used in fake social media and dating profiles

The family of a fallen Massachusetts soldier is once again fighting to defend his identity from complete strangers using his pictures on fake social media accounts and dating sites. Lisa Haglof, who helps manage the Facebook memorial page for her brother, Army Staff Sergeant Matthew Pucino, told Boston 25 News she recently began receiving messages from people informing her Pucino's pictures and name...

Police: Man crashes car to highlight dangerous intersection

Authorities say a man angered over people driving dangerously through a busy intersection appeared to intentionally cause a crash there to highlight the problem. The Daily Commercial reports 61-year-old Bruce John Homer told Lake County Sheriff's Office deputies who responded to the Sunday afternoon accident that he was frustrated law enforcement wouldn't crack down on people running through a stop...
Overturned tractor-trailer spills bags of salad along Florida Turnpike

Overturned tractor-trailer spills bags of salad along Florida Turnpike

A tractor-trailer overturned early Wednesday, spilling bags of salad along Florida's Turnpike in Orange County, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The crash was reported shortly before 3 a.m. on the road's southbound lanes, north of State Road 417, troopers said. Investigators said at least one person was injured, but it's unknown how severe the injuries. >> Read more trending news The road blockage...
Holocaust memorial erected outside German nationalist's home

Holocaust memorial erected outside German nationalist's home

A group of artists say they have erected a Holocaust memorial outside the home of a nationalist politician, who suggested Germany should end its tradition of acknowledging the country's Nazi past. The Center for Political Beauty said Wednesday its members placed 24 concrete blocks on a property adjacent to the home of Alternative for Germany lawmaker Bjoern Hoecke in the village of Bornhagen. The...
Trump calls father of freed UCLA player an 'ungrateful fool'

Trump calls father of freed UCLA player an 'ungrateful fool'

President Donald Trump started off his first day of Thanksgiving vacation Wednesday by resuming his taunts of the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China, calling him an "ungrateful fool." In a series of tweets fired off before dawn, the president complained yet again that LaVar Ball, father of LiAngelo Ball, hasn't given him credit for the release of his son...
Donor found for toddler born without kidneys; Tyler Perry buys mother car

Donor found for toddler born without kidneys; Tyler Perry buys mother car

A Georgia mother whose toddler has been waiting for a kidney transplant his whole life was given a car on Tuesday — hours before a kidney donor was found. Carmellia Burgess of Gwinnett County brought her son home from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta on Nov. 8, where he’d been since Oct. 29.  The family expected to wait for the news that his father, Anthony Dickerson, would...
N. Korea criticizes US over designation as terror sponsor

N. Korea criticizes US over designation as terror sponsor

North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relist it as a state sponsor of terrorism a "serious provocation" that justifies its development of nuclear weapons. In the country's first public response to its return to the American blacklist, the official Korean Central News Agency said North Korea has no connection to terrorism and does not care "whether...
Who won 'Dancing With the Stars' season 25?

Who won 'Dancing With the Stars' season 25?

Congratulations are in order for Jordan Fisher and pro Lindsay Arnold. On Tuesday night, “Dancing With the Stars” season 25 wrapped up in a two-part finale that left the audience and viewers at home on the edge of their seats. Fisher and Arnold were big fan favorites and front-runners for most of the season after receiving five perfect scores from the judges through the semi-finals...
UK budget holds off big help for economy hurt by Brexit

UK budget holds off big help for economy hurt by Brexit

Britain's Treasury chief has outlined cautious spending plans to a nation bracing for the shock of Britain's departure from the European Union amid a steady worsening in economic forecasts. Philip Hammond revealed Wednesday a deteriorating outlook, as a slowing economy and stubborn deficit mean there is little money to increase public spending in the face of demands from teachers, firefighters and...
Cool, dry temperatures for the holiday

Cool, dry temperatures for the holiday

Cool temperatures through Thanksgiving  A notch warmer this weekend Dry conditions expected TODAY: Sunshine is expected today. It’ll be a nice looking day, but it will be cool with high temperatures in the upper 30s. Given a little bit of a wind, we’ll likely see wind chills down in the lower 30s most of the day. TONIGHT: Mainly clear skies are anticipated overnight tonight...
Romanian confesses to rape, killing of German jogger

Romanian confesses to rape, killing of German jogger

A Romanian truck driver has confessed to having raped and killed a woman, who was out jogging in a forest in southwestern Germany. At the opening of his trial in Freiburg on Wednesday, German news agency dpa reported that the 40-year-old said he killed the woman out of "inexplicable aggression," but that he didn't have a sexual motive. Senior prosecutor Tomas Orschitt accused the defendant...
The Latest: Zimbabweans gather to greet incoming leader

The Latest: Zimbabweans gather to greet incoming leader

The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Zimbabweans are gathering outside ruling party headquarters to await the expected arrival of incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa. He emerged from hiding earlier Wednesday, meeting with South Africa's president and boarding a jet from Johannesburg. He will be sworn in Friday after Robert Mugabe's stunning resignation. Car horns...
The Latest: Top Bosnian Serb leader slams Mladic verdict

The Latest: Top Bosnian Serb leader slams Mladic verdict

The Latest on the judgment on former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic (all times local): 3:35 p.m. The top Bosnian Serb leader says the United Nations war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia proved its anti-Serb bias by convicting Ratko Mladic of war crimes and genocide committed during Bosnia's 1992-95 war. Milorad Dodik alleged Wednesday that the U.N tribunal was established with...
UN envoy for Syria urges opposition to unite before talks

UN envoy for Syria urges opposition to unite before talks

The U.N. envoy for Syria urged disparate Syrian opposition groups at a meeting in the Saudi capital on Wednesday to come up with a united front ahead of another round of Syrian peace talks in Geneva later this month. Staffan de Mistura spoke at the opening of a three-day gathering of the Syrian opposition in Riyadh, where various opposition groups are expected to come up with a unified delegation...
The Latest: Navy says 8 people recovered in good condition

The Latest: Navy says 8 people recovered in good condition

The Latest on the crash in the Pacific of a U.S. Navy plane flying to the USS Ronald Reagan (all times local): 7:40 p.m. The U.S. Navy says eight people who were recovered from the crash of a transport aircraft in the Pacific are in good condition and the search continues for three other missing personnel. The Navy says in a tweet that the eight are on board the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier...
Russian baritone Hvorostovsky dies at 55

Russian baritone Hvorostovsky dies at 55

Beloved Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 55. Diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2015, Hvorostovsky had all but given up live performances. In June, the Vienna State Opera announced that he had cancelled all upcoming appearances. The acclaimed singer "died peacefully" early Wednesday morning and was "surrounded by family" near his...

German business groups say country needs new government soon

The heads of two influential German business lobby group say the country needs a new government soon in order to tackle important issues facing the economy. Talks on forming a four-party coalition collapsed late Sunday; Chancellor Angela Merkel has signaled she's willing to keep negotiating with other parties or lead hers into new elections. Eric Schweitzer, president of Chambers of Commerce and Industry...
Jurors weigh San Francisco pier killing 2 years after death

Jurors weigh San Francisco pier killing 2 years after death

The criminal case against a Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a crowded San Francisco pier is coming to a close more than two years after setting off a national firestorm over immigration. Jurors started deliberating Tuesday after prosecutors and defense attorneys argued whether Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was a hapless homeless man who killed Kate Steinle in a freak accident or a calculated murderer...
New US sanctions target North Korean, Chinese companies

New US sanctions target North Korean, Chinese companies

The Trump administration has imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies. The Treasury Department also has designated a North Korean corporation involved in exporting workers overseas. Tuesday's action is the administration's latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue. It comes a day after...
Yemen blockade leaves humanitarian staffers stranded

Yemen blockade leaves humanitarian staffers stranded

Hundreds of humanitarian staffers from nearly 50 agencies are stranded in Yemen or unable to enter the country after a Saudi-led military coalition shut down Yemen's air, land and sea ports, a U.N. spokesman said Wednesday. Ahmed Ben Lassoued, a Sanaa-based media official at The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, told The Associated Press that a total of 32 flights...
Trump speaks up for Moore, warns against his 'liberal' rival

Trump speaks up for Moore, warns against his 'liberal' rival

Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and insisting repeatedly that voters must not support Moore's "liberal" rival. The president said he would announce next week whether he will campaign for Moore, who faces Democrat Doug Jones in a Dec. 12 special...
US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued

US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued

Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said. The C-2 "Greyhound" transport aircraft came down about 500 nautical miles (925 kilometers) southeast of Okinawa as it was bringing passengers and cargo from Japan to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, the Navy said in a statement. The Reagan...
60+ people fall ill after company Thanksgiving party

60+ people fall ill after company Thanksgiving party

Some 1,800 people may have been exposed to a foodborne illness at a Thanksgiving dinner. The catered sit-down event was at the Toyo Tire plant in Bartow County, Georgia. WSB-TV's Berndt Petersen spoke with one of the employees who got sick. The employee, who asked not to be identified, said he dug into the meal and everything tasted fine. But he says later that day, he and a bunch of co-workers...
The Latest: PBS cuts ties with Rose after misconduct claims

The Latest: PBS cuts ties with Rose after misconduct claims

The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against Charlie Rose (all times local): 1:35 p.m. PBS has ended its partnership with Charlie Rose, host of its long-running interview show, after several women accused him of sexual misconduct. The 75-year-old Rose has interviewed newsmakers in the media, entertainment, business and politics weeknights on PBS' schedule since 1991. PBS had suspended his show...
UN court convicts Mladic of genocide over Bosnia's horrors

UN court convicts Mladic of genocide over Bosnia's horrors

Ratko Mladic, the former commander of the Bosnian Serb army, was sentenced Wednesday to life imprisonment after a United Nations special court found him guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity that it labeled as some of the "most heinous" in human history. Mladic, 75, was found guilty by the United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal of leading forces responsible for crimes including...
Zimbabwe's incoming leader Mnangagwa returns home to cheers

Zimbabwe's incoming leader Mnangagwa returns home to cheers

Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa emerged from hiding Wednesday, departing from neighboring South Africa to return home in preparation to take power after Robert Mugabe's stunning resignation. The 75-year-old Mnangagwa fled Zimbabwe after Mugabe fired him earlier this month, leading the military to move in and kick off a series of extraordinary events ending in Mugabe stepping down Tuesday...
The Latest: Triumphant Hariri declares

The Latest: Triumphant Hariri declares "Lebanon First!"

The Latest on Prime Minister Saad Hariri's return to Lebanon (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has stood before thousands of supporters, pledging to stay in Lebanon and declaring: "Lebanon First." In a triumphant speech outside his residence, he says: "There is nothing more precious than our country." He spoke Wednesday after he announced from the...
Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes

Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes

It's 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom. His dark olive-green jeep speeds down a straight, tree-lined road, past drab, barren fields and, headlights shining, across the replacement for the Bridge of No Return, which was used for prisoner exchanges during the Korean War. The shock of soldiers...
Source: Gymnastics doctor set to plead guilty to sex charges

Source: Gymnastics doctor set to plead guilty to sex charges

A sports doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University will plead guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault and face at least 25 years in prison, a person with knowledge of the agreement said. The person was not authorized to publicly discuss the agreement ahead of a Wednesday court hearing for Dr. Larry Nassar in Michigan's Ingham County and spoke...
Ohio killer who survived execution files new court appeal

Ohio killer who survived execution files new court appeal

A condemned killer whose poor veins led Ohio to halt his execution has appealed a judge's decision upholding the state's lethal injection system. Death row inmate Alva Campbell argues that Ohio's process raises an unconstitutional risk of serious harm because the first of three drugs may not render inmates completely unconscious. Lawyers for Campbell and fellow death row inmate Raymond Tibbetts announced...
In surprise reversal, Lebanese PM puts resignation on hold

In surprise reversal, Lebanese PM puts resignation on hold

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced on Wednesday that he was putting his resignation on hold to give way for more consultations, nearly three weeks after he unexpectedly announced he was stepping down. It was a quick reversal — a day after his return to Lebanon — and a likely embarrassment to Saudi Arabia, which was widely seen as having orchestrated his resignation. In conciliatory...
JFK birth centennial ending on assassination anniversary

JFK birth centennial ending on assassination anniversary

A year of events marking the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's birth is drawing to a close exactly 54 years after his assassination. National park rangers will lay a wreath outside Kennedy's childhood home in Brookline, Massachusetts, and a 21-gun salute by an honor guard will follow. Wednesday's solemn commemorations fall on the anniversary of Kennedy's assassination in Dallas on Nov...
AP Explains: The search for Argentina's missing submarine

AP Explains: The search for Argentina's missing submarine

The Argentine submarine ARA San Juan went missing in the South Atlantic last week with 44 crew members aboard. Here's a look at the submarine and the round-the-clock international maritime search. ___ THE VESSEL The German-built diesel-electric TR-1700 class submarine was commissioned in 1985 and was most recently refit in 2014. The retrofitting cost about $12 million and took more than 500,000 work...
Christmas tree farms get healthy on good weather

Christmas tree farms get healthy on good weather

The inventory at the Advent Christmas Tree Farm in Englewood is looking good this season for those who want to pick up a live plant for the holiday season.  A wet couple of years damaged Christmas trees at area farms as late as last year, Storm Center 7 Meterologist McCall Vrydaghs said Tuesday.  The heavy rain caused root rot, which occurs when plants get too much water, and brown spot...
Police search for thieves carjacking UPS trucks, stealing packages

Police search for thieves carjacking UPS trucks, stealing packages

Police are searching for at least two people they say are robbing delivery trucks and getting away with packages in Atlanta. Police said the thieves watch for UPS trucks to leave distribution centers, then carjack them and steal the packages. “It’s like they took the script right off of a movie and that’s why it’s important that we get these guys off the street,” Atlanta...
Remains of 2 residents found after senior center fire

Remains of 2 residents found after senior center fire

Officials have recovered the remains of two people from what is left of a Pennsylvania senior living community following last week's fire. The fire broke out Thursday night at Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester, west of Philadelphia. More than two dozen people were injured and 133 residents displaced. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said Monday four residents were still...
UN hopes sex misconduct cases buoy efforts to help women

UN hopes sex misconduct cases buoy efforts to help women

The United Nations began campaigning to end violence against women decades ago, but its effort gained little traction — until the outpouring of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood, the U.S. Congress and boardrooms put the issue on front pages and TV screens around the world. The U.N. women's agency now hopes to capitalize on the spotlight. "This is the moment!"...
AR-15 raffled off by youth football league in North Carolina

AR-15 raffled off by youth football league in North Carolina

A raffle to give away an AR-15 was streamed live on Facebook with the Optimist pee wee football team from Stanley, North Carolina. The money was to help the team go on a trip and players were encouraged to thank those who bought a ticket to possibly win the AR-15. "It just blew my mind, right," a father, Brandon Jenkins, said. Willard Whitted is a gun owner, but he said this was a bad idea...

Army members investigated for misbehavior during Trump trip

The Pentagon says it is investigating allegations of misbehavior by three service members during President Donald Trump's trip to Asia earlier this month. The Washington Post reports that the Army personnel are under investigations for claims they broke curfew and had improper contact with foreign women during Trump's stop in Vietnam. Chief Pentagon spokeswoman Dana W. White has confirmed to The Associated...
California shooter was frequent subject of police calls

California shooter was frequent subject of police calls

For months before a shooting rampage that killed five people, a violent feud brewed among the gunman and his neighbors on a dirt road in a tiny rural community in Northern California. Tehama County sheriff's deputies received 21 calls in the past year from Kevin Neal and other residents of three ramshackle homes on Bobcat Lane, according to documents released Tuesday to The Associated Press in response...
Dramatic video shows escape, shooting of N. Korean defector

Dramatic video shows escape, shooting of N. Korean defector

A North Korean soldier races for the border in a jeep and then on foot before his former comrades shoot him at least five times as he limps into South Korea, where he collapses and is dragged to safety by southern soldiers on a dramatic video released by the U.S.-led U.N. command Wednesday. The defection, subsequent surgeries and slow recovery of the soldier have riveted South Korea, but it will be...
Animal activists disrupt Utah governor's turkey pardon

Animal activists disrupt Utah governor's turkey pardon

Two animal-rights activists disrupted the Utah governor's Thanksgiving pardoning of a turkey Tuesday, rushing the podium and shouting as the CEO of a turkey plant spoke to a crowd of mostly children. The two men rushed past Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and the 40-pound turkey named "Grateful" sitting placidly on a table nearby, demanding to speak to the CEO and shouting "Show us all the barns!"...
Firefighters help paramedic beat up estranged wife's friend, police say

Firefighters help paramedic beat up estranged wife's friend, police say

Two firefighters and a paramedic are facing charges after authorities accused them of breaking into a home in Eustis, Florida, Monday night and assaulting the people inside. Police said the victim told her husband, the paramedic, that their marriage was over and he had to move out a few weeks ago. Investigators said Michael Amedeo got two of his firefighter friends, Michael Downs and Cody Wages...
Inmate dies after meth-laden kiss; girlfriend gets 2 years

Inmate dies after meth-laden kiss; girlfriend gets 2 years

An Oregon woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars Tuesday on a drug conspiracy charge. Melissa Ann Blair and Anthony Powell shared a long kiss at the end of a visit last year at the Oregon State Penitentiary and she passed seven tiny balloons filled with methamphetamine into his mouth. Two of the balloons ruptured in Powell's...
Killer details brutal murder, final minutes of NY jogger in police video

Killer details brutal murder, final minutes of NY jogger in police video

The accused killer of New York jogger Karina Vetrano was in court Monday, and a videotaped confession detailed the violet final moments of Vetrano’s life as her family listened and sobbed, the New York Post reported. Chanel Lewis, 21, calmly confessed to killing Vetrano on Aug. 2, 2016 in a video that was played during a pre-trial hearing Monday to determine if it will be admissible...

2nd US judge halts proposed transgender military ban

Another federal judge has halted a proposed transgender military ban, expanding on an initial ruling issued last month against the plan by President Donald Trump's administration. In a preliminary injunction issued Tuesday in Baltimore, U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis ruled that transgender service members have "demonstrated that they are already suffering harmful consequences" due to...
Trump supports embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore, ‘He totally denies it’

Trump supports embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore, ‘He totally denies it’

President Donald Trump finally addressed sexual assault and harassment allegations against Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore Tuesday while speaking to reporters ahead of his departure for Mar-a-Lago, essentially saying he supports Moore in spite of the accusations. “We don’t need a liberal Democrat in that seat,” the president said, referring to Attorney General...
Judge's ruling doesn't end legal fight over sanctuary cities

Judge's ruling doesn't end legal fight over sanctuary cities

President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities faced a big setback when a federal judge ruled it was unconstitutional. But the legal fight over so-called sanctuary cities is far from over. Here's a look at Monday's ruling and what other battles loom: WHAT DID THE JUDGE SAY? U.S. District Judge William Orrick rejected...
Reports: Uber paid hackers to keep the data breach quiet

Reports: Uber paid hackers to keep the data breach quiet

Uber reportedly paid hackers $100,000 to remove the data of 57 million customers they stole in a massive 2016 data breach, according to Bloomberg. Names, phone numbers and email address were among the data stolen. Around 600,000 driver’s license numbers belonging to Uber drivers were also compromised in the October 2016 breach. Social security numbers appear not to have been stolen...

Indictment returned against man in NYC bike path attack

A 22-count indictment was returned Tuesday against a New Jersey man in the slayings of eight people during a truck attack on a bike path in New York City. Sayfullo Saipov, 29, of Paterson, was charged in Manhattan federal court with providing material support to the Islamic State group, along with eight counts of murder and 12 counts of attempted murder in aid of racketeering. Numerous counts carry...
Armed man records Facebook Live during police pursuit

Armed man records Facebook Live during police pursuit

A man arrested after a Dayton police pursuit and crash recorded himself on Facebook, pointing a gun as he was being pursued by Dayton police.  A citizen who claims to have seen the Facebook Live of the chase before the post was taken down sent the Facebook video to WHIO.com Tuesday morning.  In the video, King Turner, 19, of Trotwood, Ohio, can be seen pointing a gun while driving fast and...

US warns of risk of missiles from Yemen hitting Saudi Arabia

The United States is warning Americans traveling to Saudi Arabia about the risk of ballistic missile attacks from neighboring Yemen. A new U.S. travel warning follows a Houthi missile attack in early November near the international airport in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. The missile was intercepted. Both the U.S. and Saudi Arabia say the Houthis got the missile from Iran. The Houthis are Shiite rebels...
'Saturday Night Live' women defend Sen. Al Franken after groping allegations

'Saturday Night Live' women defend Sen. Al Franken after groping allegations

More than 30 women who worked with Sen. Al Franken on “Saturday Night Live,” defended the embattled lawmaker in an open later Tuesday, writing that while working with him “not one of us ever experienced any inappropriate behavior.” The women, including former SNL cast members Jane Curtin and Laraine Newman, writers and producers, wrote that they felt “compelled to stand...

MS-13 gang leader convicted of encouraging rival killings

A man who led a local chapter of violent Central American street gang MS-13 has been convicted after prosecutors say he encouraged members to kill rivals in the Boston area. The U.S. attorney's office says 22-year-old Rafael Leoner-Aguirre was found guilty Tuesday of conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity. He faces up to 20 years in prison when he's sentenced...
Mugabe leaves legacy of economic ruin, upheaval in Zimbabwe

Mugabe leaves legacy of economic ruin, upheaval in Zimbabwe

From widely acclaimed liberator of his nation to despotic dictator, Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule of Zimbabwe has been one of Africa's most controversial and influential. Wily and ruthless, the 93-year-old Mugabe outmaneuvered his opponents for decades but was undone by his own miscalculation in his final weeks in power. He blundered when he sidelined his right-hand man in order to position his wife...

Feds threaten to sue Harvard over Asian-American admissions

The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to obtain a trove of records as part of an investigation into the school's admissions practices following a lawsuit from a group of Asian-American students. A Nov. 17 letter from the department gives Harvard until Dec. 1 to turn over a variety of records that Justice officials requested in September, including applications for admission...
Conservatives knew 'family values' pol had secret gay life

Conservatives knew 'family values' pol had secret gay life

As Wes Goodman built a political career around values including "committed natural marriage," the 33-year-old Republican was secretly engaging in sexual encounters with men online, via cellphone and, on one significant occasion, in his state office. The office encounter was the final straw that last week ended his political rise as a self-proclaimed Christian conservative, which had taken...
The Latest: Lebanon PM Hariri prays at father's grave

The Latest: Lebanon PM Hariri prays at father's grave

The latest on the crisis following Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's shock resignation while in Saudi Arabia more than two weeks ago (all times local): 12:05 a.m. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has visited the grave of his father, the late Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. It was Hariri's first stop since returning to Beirut late Tuesday, more than two weeks after shocking the country by announcing...
VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

A half century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia. The Department of Veterans Affairs this spring commissioned a small pilot study to look into the link between liver flukes ingested through...
When is the best/worst time to leave if you are traveling for Thanksgiving? Here’s what Google says

When is the best/worst time to leave if you are traveling for Thanksgiving? Here’s what Google says

If you are traveling this holiday weekend you have probably already mapped out your route, but do you know the best time to leave so you can avoid the Thanksgiving rush? With Thanksgiving being the most traveled holiday of the year, at times it can feel like everyone who is traveling is in front of you as you sit in slow-moving traffic.So, when is the best time to leave to get a jump on traffic in...
Teen to spend most of his life behind bars in murder of young father

Teen to spend most of his life behind bars in murder of young father

An Oklahoma teenager was sentenced to up to life in prison Tuesday morning after a jury convicted him of first degree murder and other charges earlier this month in the shooting death of a Tulsa father last year. Convicted killer Emmitt Sam, is now 18, but he was 17 at the time of the June 2016 carjacking that left 27-year-old Jonathan Stephens dead. A jury convicted Sam of robbing a Broken Arrow...
Trump all but endorses GOP's Moore despite sex accusations

Trump all but endorses GOP's Moore despite sex accusations

Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore on Tuesday, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and insisting repeatedly that voters must not support Moore's "liberal" rival. The president said he would announce next week whether he will campaign for Moore, who faces Democrat Doug Jones in a Dec...
Report: Gwyneth Paltrow engaged to TV exec Brad Falchuk after years of dating

Report: Gwyneth Paltrow engaged to TV exec Brad Falchuk after years of dating

Gwyneth Paltrow’s boyfriend of three years, Brad Falchuk, has proposed to his actress girlfriend, Us Weekly reports. >> Read more trending news Citing multiple unnamed sources, the publication reported the engagement was more a matter of when than if. “They both knew it would happen, but it wasn’t a big thing to them because they were both in long marriages before...

Ivanka Trump to promote female entrepreneurship in India

Ivanka Trump says she looks forward to promoting female entrepreneurship at a conference in India next week. Speaking to reporters Tuesday, the first daughter and senior White House adviser discussed her plans to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad. The event — co-hosted by the United States and India — runs from Nov. 28-30 and will also be attended by Indian Prime Minister...
Activists file lawsuit challenging Trump immigration changes

Activists file lawsuit challenging Trump immigration changes

Nurimaro Park, 26, is one of about 800,000 people who had benefited from an Obama-era program that extended protections to immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children. While he knew the significance of the protection he received under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, he had one problem: he didn't have the money to pay the $495 registration fee required to renew his participation...

First trial of many begins for inauguration day protests

Eleven months after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, trials have begun for the more than 160 people arrested during violent anti-Trump protests in Washington on Inauguration Day. The protesters are being tried in small batches in a process that is expected to extend deep into 2018. The first trial, which began Monday and is expected to continue for about a month, accuses the first batch...
Nintendo plans expansion at Universal Studios, sources say

Nintendo plans expansion at Universal Studios, sources say

It seems the Nintendo ride could be expanding to other parks within Universal Studios, sources told WFTV.   >> Read more trending news Sources told WFTV that Universal Studios plans to eventually add more Nintendo rides and attractions to Islands of Adventure and the recently purchased 500 acres of land on the other side of Interstate 4 near Universal Boulevard. Originally, the Nintendo...
Q&A: Donations for victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting

Q&A: Donations for victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting

Millions of dollars in donations have poured in for the victims of the mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival, leaving local officials and national experts to sort how to fairly and quickly distribute the money. An online fundraiser launched hours after the Oct. 1 shooting has topped $10 million, and millions more have been collected by nonprofits, businesses and others. Donation amounts...
Police find $500K, guns, drugs after neighbors complain

Police find $500K, guns, drugs after neighbors complain

Three people are facing charges after Charlotte-Mecklenburg police found $500,000 in cash, along with guns and drugs, while searching a home in Steele Creek. Police said they investigated a house on Hatton Cross Lane after receiving anonymous complaints from neighbors and arrested 30-year-old Anthony Joseph Espinal, 24-year-old Jesus Manuel Rosario and 32-year-old Socrates Jhoneril Gomez. In addition...

Vatican beefs up oversight of diplomats after 2 sex probes

Pope Francis has beefed up the Vatican's oversight of its diplomatic corps after two recent cases of alleged sexual misconduct and other instances of its ambassadors going off-message from the pope. The Vatican said Tuesday that Francis had created a new section in the secretariat of state to coordinate the selection, training and service of its diplomats. It said the change will enable the head of...
Official Position: Do not dip Pop-Tarts in ranch

Official Position: Do not dip Pop-Tarts in ranch

Straight out of the box, frozen, toasted, sandwiched between more treats- there are many ways to enjoy the Pop-Tart, and the brand doesn't seem to mind.  >> Read more trending news Thinking of dipping the toaster pastry? Chocolate, caramel and fruit dips might be good ideas.  But apparently Pop-Tart draws the line at one of Oklahoma's favorite dipping sauces: ranch. Twitter user Taylor...
Lawyer: Ex-student charged in body fluids case isn't racist

Lawyer: Ex-student charged in body fluids case isn't racist

The lawyer for a former Connecticut college student accused of smearing body fluids on her roommate's belongings said Tuesday that he doesn't expect authorities to file hate crime charges. Attorney Tom Stevens' comments came after former University of Hartford student Brianna Brochu appeared before a state judge in Hartford. The 18-year-old Harwinton resident is charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief...
Critter trapped in mother's wall for weeks, ruins Thanksgiving

Critter trapped in mother's wall for weeks, ruins Thanksgiving

A mother said her Thanksgiving is ruined because of a rodent living in her wall. Tiffany Gibson turned to FOX13 after weeks of trying to get the problem fixed with her rental company at the Uptown Square apartments. “I have been trying to get my landlord, my rent office, to try and help me with a problem I've been having since August,” said Gibson. It started with noise, like scratching...
Cord blood that saved 2-year-old boy hand-delivered by first-ever cord blood recipient

Cord blood that saved 2-year-old boy hand-delivered by first-ever cord blood recipient

When Matt Farrow was taken to Paris 29 years ago, umbilical cord blood transplants were an experimental procedure. His parents took the then-5-year-old to France because that was the only place where they could find a doctor to perform the procedure. Farrow, who suffered from a rare blood disorder, was the first person to receive a cord-blood transplant, and doctors said there was little chance it...
Baron Cohen to pay fine for Czechs sporting Borat mankinis

Baron Cohen to pay fine for Czechs sporting Borat mankinis

Comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen has offered to pay the fines for six Czech tourists who were reportedly detained by authorities in Kazakhstan's capital Astana for dressing up as his character Borat. Sporting lime green "mankinis" and black wigs, the men had hoped to take a picture in front of the "I Love Astana" sign earlier this month. But local police fined them some $68 each for...
Macron takes Europe's center stage while Merkel falters

Macron takes Europe's center stage while Merkel falters

French President Emmanuel Macron looks like the last, best hope to salvage a unified Europe, as Britain drifts away and Germany bogs down. The role of knight in shining armor is one Macron relishes, whether he's standing up to U.S. President Donald Trump on climate change, mediating in Mideast crises or crusading to make Paris the world's newest financial capital. Yet pitfalls await. The inexperienced...
Moore targeted by fellow Republicans' comments in new ad

Moore targeted by fellow Republicans' comments in new ad

The words of prominent Republicans are being used against Alabama's GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore in a campaign ad, as Moore's camp on Tuesday continued to go on the offensive against the media and the women accusing him of sexual misconduct. Six women have accused Moore of pursuing romantic relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was an assistant district attorney in his 30s. Two have...

Customs and Border Protection caught off-guard by travel ban

Customs and Border Protection was caught off-guard by President Donald Trump's travel ban despite being the entity responsible for implementing it, the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general said. In letters sent Monday to members of the Senate, the inspector general's office said the CBP leadership had "virtually no warning" the executive order was coming and "was caught...
Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys Drumstick and Wishbone

Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys Drumstick and Wishbone

President Donald Trump wielded his pardon power Tuesday to spare a pair of turkeys from the Thanksgiving roaster, joking that he would also let last year's turkey pardons stand despite his penchant for overturning Obama-era orders. In a brief and humorous White House ceremony, Trump extended the annual presidential tradition of pardoning turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving, an act of leniency that prolongs...
Police: Woman killed grandfather by stabbing him 41 times

Police: Woman killed grandfather by stabbing him 41 times

A 21-year-old woman has been arrested in the death of her 80-year-old grandfather after police say she stabbed him 41 times in the home they shared last week because she says he was abusive to her. Patricia Diocson is charged with murder and possession of an instrument of crime in the death of Robert Girard. No attorney is listed in online court documents. Police say she initially told investigators...
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