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Video: Mississippi basketball coach uses sign language in pep talk to deaf team

Utah Republican behind in tight race sues to halt vote count

Freshman class of 116th Congress invades Washington

FBI examining more video in search for Wisconsin teen

Retired government worker revealed as $343M Powerball winner

‘I just want him to fight’: Parents of Chris Watts question plea deal in murders of wife, daughters

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  ‘I just want him to fight’: Parents of Chris Watts question plea deal in murders of wife, daughters

As many as 9 SEC schools could have 1st-round draft picks

Newcomer Andy Kim beats GOP Rep. MacArthur in New Jersey

Firefighters begin to see progress against deadly California blazes; almost 100 missing named

Bishops angered by scandal involving ex-Cardinal McCarrick

US government: 3 SKorean firms to pay $236M in bid-rig plot

University professor in Texas calls police on black student for putting her feet on chair

“A girl had her feet up and the professor called the police after calling our class uncivil,” Rawal tweeted. “Mind you she wasn’t talking or interrupting lecture

Illinois police: Witnesses say cop told guard to drop gun

Investigators say witnesses reported that a police officer repeatedly ordered a man to drop his gun before he was fatally shot outside a suburban Chicago bar where he worked as a security guard

The Latest: EU Parliament member hails draft Brexit deal

The European Parliament's Brexit point-man Guy Verhofstadt is welcoming the draft withdrawal agreement governing Britain's departure but says he still regrets that the country is leaving

ESPN has to scramble its traveling circus with site switch

ESPN's equipment trucks already were headed for Mexico when the network found out next Monday night's mega-matchup between the Chiefs and Rams was being switched to Los Angeles. And the scramble was on

New allegations that Colombia prosecutor covered up bribes

’Tis the season: Company gives all its employees guns

Castle on the square: Sand to star in Vatican Nativity scene

Jutanugarn looks to close out huge 2018 with CME Globe

Pulisic assumes leadership role on return to American team

Judge admonishes El Chapo's lawyer for opening statement

Study: Neanderthals faced risks, but so did our ancestors

Skull fossils suggest Neanderthal life was no more risky than what our own species faced in ancient times

Pelosi challenges unhappy Dems to block her bid for speaker

Nancy Pelosi is challenging fellow Democrats trying to block her from becoming the new House speaker to produce a nominee who could defeat her

Man whose wife died after collapse at hospital gets apology

A Massachusetts man whose wife collapsed outside a locked hospital emergency room door and later died has received a face-to-face apology from the chief executive of the hospital's parent company

Lebanese civil war rivals end decades of hostility

Two prominent Lebanese Christian leaders have reconciled ending four decades of hostility triggered by the killing of dozens during Lebanon's civil war

Report cites weak reporting on missing, killed Native women

A study released by a Native American non-profit says numerous police departments in cities nationwide are not adequately identifying or reporting cases of missing and murdered indigenous women

Volkswagen to devote 3 German plants to electric car push

German automaker Volkswagen says it will convert three factories in Germany to manufacture electric cars, getting ready to ramp up production of zero-local emission cars ahead of tougher European emissions standards

Volkswagen to devote 3 German plants to electric car push

German automaker Volkswagen says it will convert three factories in Germany to manufacture electric cars, getting ready to ramp up production of zero-local emission cars ahead of tougher European emissions standards

Mattis defends use of military on US-Mexico border

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is defending the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it providing good training for war

Italian priest who doubted Francis excommunicated for heresy

An Italian Catholic priest who considers Pope Francis an antipope and claims to have supernatural communications with angels, saints and the Madonna has been excommunicated

Houston skyscrapers may have worsened Hurricane Harvey rain

Research show how in different ways humans made recent hurricanes even wetter

Whitaker's failed renovation missed affordable housing goal

A city of Des Moines official says a failed apartment-rehabilitation project by acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was a missed opportunity to preserve affordable housing in a key neighborhood

Republicans face renewed pressure on Mueller protection bill

Senate Republicans are facing renewed pressure to pass legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller, with a handful of GOP senators urging their leadership to hold a vote

US officials report a record number of tick diseases

Health officials say a record number of tick-borne diseases _ more than 59,000 _ were reported last year.

White House says it has 'broad discretion' on press access

President Donald Trump's administration claims it has "broad discretion" to regulate access to the White House as it fends off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over the revocation of journalist Jim Acosta's "hard pass."

AP source: Trump to back major rewrite of sentencing laws

President Donald Trump is planning to support the first major rewrite of the nation's criminal justice sentencing laws in a generation

French police end investigation into Interpol disappearance

French authorities say they have closed an investigation into the detention in China of the former president of Interpol, and found no evidence to support his wife's claims that she got a threatening call after he was picked up

Former Wimbledon finalist Radwanska retires from tennis

Former Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska says she is retiring from tennis after a 13-year career

German prosecutors seek to lift immunity of far-right leader

German prosecutors have opened a probe into potentially illegal campaign donations sent to a prominent far-right politician

Cameroon military says 30 separatists killed in fighting

Cameroon's military says it has killed least 30 separatists in the past few days in the country's restive North West region

Browns interim coach Williams to get shot at full-time gig

Browns interim coach Gregg Williams will get interview to be team's next full-time coach

Florida man arrested for ‘Mother of Satan’ bomb materials, sheriff says

Sheriff's deputies in Florida responded to the home of Jared Coburn, 37, on Tuesday, according to the office's Facebook post. Officers found jars of triacetone triperoxide, or TATP, a highly volatile white crystalline powder.

Ugandan police say 10 students killed in arson attack

Ugandan police say 10 students were killed in an alleged arson attack targeting a school dormitory in central Uganda

US energy secretary In Prague to lobby for nuclear industry

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been lobbying in Prague for the U.S. civil nuclear industry as the most suitable to develop the Czech nuclear program

Man tries self-immolation with wine, held for weapon images

A man who doused himself with wine and tried to self-immolate on a high-speed train and waved a phone showing videos and photos of armed combatants is being held by French police on a potential terrorism charge

The Latest: PG&E: Customer contacted about disconnected line

A utility accused in a lawsuit of igniting California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire says it contacted a customer about a power line on her property

Build the wall: Trump-inspired toy sold as ‘great Christmas gift’ for children

Shipping for the toy begins Nov. 23. The set includes the president wearing a MAGA hat.

Macedonia ex-leader requests asylum in Hungary

The Hungarian government says the former prime minister of Macedonia, who fled his country to avoid a two-year prison term for corruption, has requested asylum

Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at US border

Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled Wednesday to reach the U.S. border, arriving by the hundreds in Tijuana, while U.S. authorities across the border were readying razor wire security barriers

Djokovic overcomes illness to beat Zverev at ATP Finals

Novak Djokovic won his second straight match at the ATP Finals, beating Alexander Zverev 6-4, 6-1 to close in on a spot in the semifinals

Sheriff: Parkland shooting suspect assaulted jail officer

Authorities say Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz attacked a detention officer at the county jail and now faces new charges

The Latest: Hungary opposition wants Gruevski extradition

Hungary's opposition parties are calling on the government to arrest and quickly extradite the fugitive former Macedonian prime minister who is seeking asylum in Hungary

Passengers reach China after 3-day layover in Siberia

More than 250 airline passengers who endured an unexpected three-day layover in Russia's Siberia region have finally made it to their destination in China

Banks, insurers pull stocks lower; Oil snaps 12-day skid

A turbulent day of trading on Wall Street ended Wednesday with a fifth consecutive loss for the benchmark S&P 500 index

Postal Service's red ink for 12th year as letter mail drops

The U.S. Postal Service is reporting a financial loss for the 12th straight year, citing declining mail volume as well as the costs of its pension and health care obligations

Latest: Indiana teen shooter's lawyer worries over treatment

An attorney for a 13-year-old Indiana boy who shot a school classmate and teacher says he worries the youth won't receive the counseling he needs in the state juvenile system

Justice legal opinion backs Whitaker's naming as acting AG

The Justice Department has issued an internal legal opinion supporting the legality of Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general

Big attention for rookie Champ begins with small favor

Cameron Champ off to a big start, thanks to small favor 7 years ago that got the ball rolling

Florida’s ongoing partisan battle over recount continues

Florida's ongoing recount battle will head back to a courtroom on Wednesday as lawyers for Democrats ask a federal judge to set aside the state law that mandates that a vote be thrown out if signatures on mail ballot envelopes don't match the signature on file with election authorities.

UK reverses delay to gambling machine reform after outcry

The British government says it will cut the maximum stake on electronic slot machines from 100 pounds ($130) to 2 pounds ($2.60) in April _ reversing an unpopular decision to delay the move

Mass survey shows Germans are clinging to their cars

Germany remains a nation of auto lovers, with use of car-sharing services, bikes and public transport on the rise mainly in large cities

Rescuers found horse that escaped wildfire shivering in a pool

A horse that survived a fire was rescued from a swimming pool by a good Samaritan. There are many organizations helping animals affected by the wildfires.

CMA Awards to feature Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton

Carrie Underwood will be working triple-duty at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards as co-host, performer and nominee

Madagascar heading toward runoff poll in presidential race

Madagascar's election officials say two former presidents are in a tight race with results in from 70 percent of the polling stations, indicating that a runoff election is likely in December

US panel warns against government purchase of Chinese tech

A congressional advisory panel says the purchase of internet-linked devices manufactured in China leaves the United States vulnerable to security breaches that could put critical infrastructure at risk

Lawyers seek 'Apprentice' tapes in Trump immigration suit

Lawyers alleging President Donald Trump's decision to end special protections shielding certain immigrants from deportation was racially motivated are seeking unaired footage from his reality TV show "The Apprentice" to try to bolster their case

10 ‘worst toys’ named by toy safety group

From stuffed unicorns to purple tou-tou-wearing Cabbage Patch Dolls or Nerf ring launchers, gifts that you think may be great under the tree this year may actually pose a potential risk for children, the group said.

US consumer prices increased 0.3 percent in October

US consumer prices increased 0.3 percent in October; led by higher prices for gasoline, housing and used autos

French president requests respect following Trump's tweets

France's government has fired back at a flurry of critical tweets by Donald Trump, suggesting the U.S. president lacked "common decency" by launching his broadside on a day when France was mourning victims of the November 2015 terror attacks

Poland: Prominent US cinematographer charged for aggression

Officials say an Oscar-nominated American cinematographer has been charged in Poland after he allegedly attacked paramedics and police

Georgia election uncertainty lingers amid legal wrangling

Unofficial results in one of the nation's hottest midterm contests give Republican Brian Kemp a slim majority. But Democrat Stacey Abrams maintains that enough uncounted absentee, mail-in and provisional ballots remain to force a Dec. 4 runoff and keep alive her bid to become the first black woman i

Aerosmith's Perry tweets 'doing well' after hospitalization

Joe Perry is feeling the love from fans after he was hospitalized with breathing problems that began after a guest performance with Billy Joel in New York

'It felt like we were going to die’: Masked burglar wielding meat cleaver attacks man, wife in their home

Aric and Joey Maczis say they don’t know their attackers. Police are still trying to identify the suspects.

Romania probes terror motive for rampage that injured 10

Romanian prosecutors are considering terror charges for a 20-year-old man who injured 10 people with a knife and car

Italy faces higher borrowing costs, sanctions on budget

Italy's borrowing costs have soared after the populist government resubmitted its draft budget without the sort of significant changes sought by the European Commission

Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up

After facing near-extinction, the total number of mountain gorillas is slowly rebounding

Macy's charges into the holiday shopping season like a boss

Macy's is hitting on all cylinders heading into the holiday season with growth online and in stores

Police: Woman beat McDonald's manager over ketchup

Police are seeking a woman who pushed, punched and choked a McDonald's manager because she wanted ketchup

Football fan charged with DWI blames team's performance

Authorities say a pro football fan charged with drunken driving after a crash told police he drank too much because his favorite team isn't any good