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Buzz Aldrin made it to the South Pole after all: “He’ll be insufferable...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The jury in the murder trial of a former South...
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Charlotte Moore needed a phone charger....
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A second suspect in the Bourbon Street shooting that left one person dead and nine others injured was arrested Friday....
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters went to court Friday to prevent or halt election recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, less than two weeks before the states would have...
An experimental cancer therapy has shown dramatic results, including long-term cures, for patients with severe disease yet has also left puzzling questions about deaths that have occurred during some tests. Drugmakers...
(Reuters) - Federal authorities in Los Angeles took a man believed to be Marlon Jones, one of the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted," into custody on Friday, the day after he was placed on the list for a fatal shooting at a...
On a night when Howard Dean dropped out of the contest for Democratic committee chairman, Mr. Ellison said he would considering resigning from Congress to lead the party....
President-elect Donald Trump spoke with Taiwan's President Friday, threatening to ignite a diplomatic showdown with China even before he takes office....
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A professor was stabbed to death on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles on Friday and a suspect arrested in his death is a male student, a police spokeswoman said....
With the approach of Christmas, workers in area lots selling fresh trees are seeing a steady trek of customers who want to keep it real this season. Purists who won't settle for an artificial tree not only head out to...
On Friday, December 2, President-elect Donald Trump talked on the phone to several world leaders, including Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen....
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man who may have been a faculty member at the University of Southern California was stabbed to death on the downtown Los Angeles campus on Friday, and a suspect was taken into custody,...

U.S.

Jurors will continue deliberating Monday in the murder trial of a white former South Carolina patrolman charged with killing a black motorist...
Some of the passengers are in critical condition, says a nearby hospital....
On the first day officials let Gatlinburg property owners return to assess the damage from the wildfire that devastated their homes, many walked around the once-bustling tourist city in a daze, sobbing...
Kelly Brown wants you to know she does not live in her mother's basement. Brown said she is a mother, a wife, an employee, has bachelor's and master's degrees and likes to read. "There's many different aspects about...

Crimes And Trials

In 1936, as the Nazis consolidated their total grip on Germany, the Nazi philosophy and insignia, including the Hitler salute, were promoted and paraded here by the German American Bund. The Bund had training camps in...
Holding only her suitcase and doll, Maria Artime of Rutherford came to the US with her grandmother, both with refugee status when Artime was 2 years old. Margarita Garcia's family was ... "They [the government]...
Jurors are deliberating for a third day in the state case against ex-North Charleston patrolman Michael Slager, 35. Prosecutors charged Slager with murder, but jurors could instead find him guilty of voluntary...
"The trust issue is a different issue when it comes to the police department," Lewis said. "That's one thing. But when it comes to the crime that's being committed in your community, it's...

Defense

The Republican Study Committee (RSC) has, since 1973, been a pillar of the conservative and Republican organizational structure in the House of Representatives. This year, as in years past, the incoming and outgoing RSC...
On Wednesday, the House Democratic Caucus re-elected Nancy Pelosi, of San Francisco, as party leader, 134-63, over Tim Ryan, who represents the area around Youngstown, Ohio. This was the narrowest margin for a House...
Ryan Maass GREENVILLE, S.C., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has begun conducting flight operations with its T-50A training aircraft to test its capabilities....
Over the last several years, I have regularly featured Venn diagrams on CD (and sometimes on Facebook and Twitter). Amazingly, I now have nearly 150 Venn diagrams in my collection, and I just recently...

Education

Teachers, parents and administrators got the chance to ask lawmakers how they're planning to beef up education spending at a legislative luncheon in Jenks. Many of the teachers said they don't feel like...
The billionaire philanthropist whom Donald Trump has tapped to lead the Education Department once compared her work in education reform to a biblical battleground where she wants to "advance God's...
Not that I ever expected a city the size of Abilene to be part of the state's upcoming listening tour concerning special education , but it kind of stinks doesn't it? The toughest pill to swallow following the...
Indiana's choice law prohibits the state from regulating the curriculum of schools getting vouchers, so millions of dollars of the state education budget are subsidizing schools whose curricula teaches creationism...

Opinion

On gay rights, America has come a great distance in a short time. Remember the days, not so long ago, when gays stayed in the closet, sodomy was a crime, same-sex marriage was banned and people could be fired from their...
The life spans of different animals seem to lack all rhyme or reason....
Readers discuss the case of the Senate Democratic minority and express deep frustration with party officials....
Republican President-elect Donald Trump, as everyone knows, launched his campaign with insults to women, Muslims, Mexicans and other minorities — and without apologies to anybody. He won election anyway. Now we have...

Politics

Mr. Duterte, the president of the Philippines, described a phone call with Mr. Trump, who had not confirmed Mr. Duterte’s comments....
The hawkish former head of United States Central Command views a tough American posture overseas as a deterrent to war, officials close to him say....
The U.S. has not had official diplomatic relations with Taiwan since 1979, and under its "One China" policy has viewed Taiwan as a province. The call, believed to be one of the first between a U.S. president and a...
Gov. Sarah Palin is expressing concern over Donald Trump's recently announced deal with Carrier....

Religion

STROUDSBURG, PA—Saying the middle-aged man had adopted a devout life of piety seemingly out of nowhere, acquaintances of local resident Paul D'Amato reported Friday that the reason he was turning to religion later...
Casablanca — A study published by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has revealed that religion is an important factor of daily life for most young Moroccans. The 2016 Arab Human Development Report,...
In the new study, which examined the brain scans of 19 devout Mormons in their 20s and 30s, having a “a religious experience” activated the reward parts of the brain often associated with love, sex and drugs....
An Islamic State sex slave survivor who testified before U.N. officials about the repeated rapes and torture she and other girls endured at the hands of radical jihadists said she told her captors that neither Islam nor...

States

The neighborhood has made a comeback since the Sept. 11 attacks. That success now threatens its quality of life....
An explosion on Dec. 3, 1956, on a Brooklyn pier was one of the largest in the city’s history, killing 10 people and injuring 247 others....
New books to give as holiday gifts, on subjects like the 19th century’s golden era, offbeat sites along the waterfront and architectural landmarks and historic districts....
Bill Adler, a fixture of the New York music industry, has compiled a CD of seasonal songs, including soul, R&B, jazz and much more, annually since 1982....