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  Michigan boy brings kindergarten classmates to adoption ceremony

Thursday was adoption day for a Michigan boy, but it was not just him and his new family celebrating. The child had his entire class cheering them on.

Walmart selling KFC fried chicken-scented firelog

Navy sailor who killed 2 at Pearl Harbor shipyard was facing disciplinary proceeding

  Uber reports more than 3,000 sexual assaults on 2018 rides

Blind inmate executed in Tennessee for woman’s 1991 killing

  ‘Devastated’: 3 crew killed in Black Hawk crash in Minnesota

R. Kelly charged with paying bribe before marriage to Aaliyah

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  Florida family fights porch pirates with dirty diapers

  Chase with stolen UPS truck ends with shootout, 4 dead

  Kerry endorses Biden as ad cites NATO leaders mocking Trump

  National Guard brings holiday cheer to western Alaska for 63rd annual Operation Santa

  Loaded gun inside baby gift bought at Florida thrift store, opened at shower

  Estranged husband of missing Conn. mom denies owing millions to her family

  Willie Nelson says he’s not smoking, but is still using pot

The 86-year-old country music legend said he no longer smokes to help protect his health.

  ‘I was insulted’: Fake Christmas tree at R.I. Capitol offends tree farmer

An artificial Christmas tree at Rhode Island's State House sparks controversy.

Airbnb introduces new rules to rein in parties, nuisances

The company said Thursday it’s banning “open invite” parties at all of its accommodations. Those are parties open to anyone and advertised on social media, for example.

  Giuliani in Ukraine as Congress moves closer to impeachment

Giuliani met in Kyiv with Andrii Derkach, a member of Ukraine’s parliament who has promoted unsubstantiated claims against the Bidens.

DA: Man had shot 6-year-old nephew before Syracuse police killed him

  Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly

Trump asks Supreme Court to void financial records subpoena

Phone-in-cheek: Spike seen in cellphone-linked face injuries

Planned Parenthood is spending over $1 million on ads targeting GOP senators

’Narwhal’ staying with rescue; role as therapy dog

Justin Timberlake apologizes to wife after ‘strong lapse in judgment’

Justin Timberlake was seen holding hands with co-star Alisha Wainwright a few weeks ago.

  Disney releases new trailer for live-action ‘Mulan’ remake

While we shouldn’t expect the grand musical numbers from the animated version, the new trailer released Thursday morning makes several nods to our favorite songs.

  ‘Unicorn puppy’ will stay with Mo. rescue shelter

Little Narwhal was born with a tail on his forehead.

  ’Dizzy’ Florida man launches car into dealership, deputies say

Cameras captured the moment a car was launched over a row of cars and into a dealership parking lot. Several cars were damaged after it landed.

  Impeachment takeaways: History lessons, partisan feuds

Three of the lawyers were chosen by Democrats, one by Republicans, and the experts split much like the committee, along partisan lines, over whether Trump committed an impeachable offense when he asked the president of Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden.

Historic US towns endured wars, storms. What about sea rise?

The most vulnerable coastal communities sit only a few feet above sea level and are already getting wet at some high tides. Scientists estimate the sea will rise another 2 feet to 4 feet in the next 50 years.

  Deer could lead Santa’s sleigh after antlers tangle with Christmas lights

Animal services says this is a good reminder to make sure hanging holiday decorations are secure and high enough to avoid issues with wildlife.

  Parents, 17-year-old son fight 3 different types of cancer at same time

While the three are being treated for cancer, the family is fighting hard to keep the French-American restaurant they've owned and operated for 16 years open.

  Man accused of killing girlfriend’s kids, self after argument about smoking in house

Police say the suspect was a convicted felon and should not have had a firearm.

’Tis the season: Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lights up

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was officially turned on Wednesday night, at an event featuring celebrities including Idina Menzel, Lea Michele and Ne-Yo among the performers.

Drug can curb dementia’s delusions, researchers find

A study found that the drug that curbs delusions in Parkinson's patients did the same for people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

‘Star Trek’ writer, story editor DC Fontana dead at age 80

D.C. Fontana, a writer and story editor for the original “Star Trek” television series and later a contributor to “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and other related projects, has died at age 80.

  Ga. store owner says thieves took $80K worth of drones and accessories, ransacked Toys for Tots box

Thieves stole $80,000 in drones and accessories from a Georgia hobby store, and even raided the Toys for Tots box, the store owner said.

Surprising 1st results from NASA’s sun-skimming spacecraft

Scientists said Wednesday they've observed bursts of energetic particles never before seen on such a small scale and switchback-like reversals in the out-flowing solar magnetic field.

Instagram will ask new users for their age

Some people don’t like revealing their age, but if you’re thinking about signing up for Instagram, you’ll have to give it up.

  Profs make impeachment case; Democrats say they’re all in

Lawmakers accuse Trump of “openly and indiscriminately” defying the House’s constitutional authority to conduct the impeachment proceedings by instructing officials not to comply with subpoenas for documents and testimony.

Google co-founders step aside as antitrust scrutiny heats up

Google’s founders are stepping aside and their long foreshadowed successor, Sundar Pichai, has been well prepped to serve as the public face of the company.

Jimmy Carter discharged from Georgia hospital

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was discharged from a hospital Wednesday after being treated for a urinary tract infection, a spokeswoman said.

  668,000 will lose food stamp benefits under new work rules

Hundreds of thousands of Americans who rely on the federal food stamp program will lose their benefits under a new Trump administration rule that will tighten work requirements for recipients.

Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin’s family, attorneys

Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of the 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin, is suing the teen’s parents, family attorney, the attorney’s book publisher and prosecutors who tried his case.

Vaping-related injuries reported in all 50 states

All 50 states are now dealing with a vaping-related lung injury case.

Once-a-month birth control pill? Experiment works in animals

Birth control pills work great if women remember to take them every day but missing doses can mean a surprise pregnancy. Now scientists have figured out how to pack a month’s supply into one capsule.

  Trump aims for role of NATO statesman but mars unity message

The gathering of NATO leaders follows Trump’s frequent criticism of alliance members as falling well short in doing their financial part through the first three years of his presidency.

  Lifestyle changes, lower cholesterol earlier in life can help prevent heart disease, study says

Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, with more than 600,000 dying from the disease in the U.S. every year. Lowering cholesterol may be the key to reducing heart disease risk.

Rapper T.I.’s remarks spark NY bill to end virginity tests

New York could ban intrusive tests aimed at determining virginity in response to the controversial remarks made recently by the rapper T.I. that he has a gynecologist check his daughter’s hymen annually.

Buffalo bishop resigns under fire for handling of misconduct

Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone was forced to step down amid an outcry for his removal over how he handled allegations of clergy sexual misconduct. The Vatican said Pope Francis appointed Albany Bishop Edward Scharfenberger to run the Buffalo Diocese temporarily.

  Abortion bill in Ohio suggests doctors reimplant ectopic pregnancies

Such a pregnancy involves a fertilized egg implanted outside the uterus, which can lead to life-threatening complications for the woman.

Police search for missing Conn. girl, issue Silver Alert

Officials in Connecticut say 1-year-old Venessa Morales was not at home when officers went there for a welfare check. They say she was last seen Friday and they don't know who took her.

She lied on her resume; Australian judge gave her prison time

A 46-year-old Australian woman lied on her resume to land a high-paying government job and ended up in prison for it.

Clifford, everybody’s favorite big red dog, gets a reboot

The original show premiered in 2000 and ended in 2003, though Clifford has been rerun through the years on TV.

Deadly defect found in another version of Takata airbags

Takata is adding about 1.4 million front driver inflators to recalls in the U.S., according to government documents posted Wednesday.

  Dad dies after fall while hanging Christmas lights

Felipe Gallegos was putting lights on the roof of this home Saturday night when the accident happened.

Lockdown lifted after shooting on Jackson State campus

That lockdown has now been lifted. School officials said there is no longer a threat of an active shooter on campus.

  Wife adds deployed husband to family Christmas card

This year will be Danielle Cobo’s first Christmas without her husband, who is serving overseas as a Black Hawk pilot, but she still wanted him to be included in a holiday photo.

Graffiti-painted polar bear roams Russian wilderness

The video of the polar bear came from a WhatsApp group for the indigenous people of Chukotka in Russia’s Far East, but it’s unclear where it was shot.

  Howard U. volleyball player misses tournament to make stem-cell donation to leukemia patient

The commitment caused her to miss the Milk Championship tournament, but that was a sacrifice she was willing to make because she could save a life and because African-American involvement in the registry is low.

  Trump calls Trudeau ‘2-faced’ after palace chat goes viral

Trudeau was seen standing in a huddle with French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Britain’s Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth II at Tuesday evening’s Buckingham Palace reception for NATO leaders.

Florida man abandons son on highway because he thinks boy is gay, police say

Thirty-year-old Evenaud Julmeus faces three counts of child abuse after abandoning his son on a highway because he thought the boy was gay, police said.

  Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction to debut at Disney World

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance throws riders in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance.

  007: MGM releases 1st trailer for latest Bond film ‘No Time to Die’

MGM and Universal gave a first look at the film Wednesday morning when they released the trailer for the 25th installment in the Bond franchise.

Spotify releases most-streamed artists of the decade

What did people listen to this decade?

Sushi, salad, cole slaw recalled amid contamination concerns

Trader Joe’s announced on Monday some of its sushi products may have been contaminated with listeria.

Kim again rides horse up sacred peak as nuke deadline nears

Official photos show Kim riding a white horse to snow-covered Mount Paektu, which he has previously visited before making major decisions.

  GRAPHIC: Los Angeles police officer accused of fondling dead woman

The officer's body camera captured the alleged incident on video, and the footage was discovered during a random inspection.

  Workers stop subway train with moments to spare after NY man using walker falls onto tracks

Quick-thinking transit workers radioed the motorman, who stopped the coming train just short of the station.

  ‘Miracle’ baby survives heart surgery doctors believed would be too dangerous

Facing the possibility the baby girl would outgrow the shunt that helped with her heart defect, her family was desperate.

80-year-old man heartbroken over lost wedding ring

Mr. Cunningham lost his wedding ring. A ring that represents the love he has had for his wife for the past half a century. Now he needs the publics help, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t trying to find it himself.

Elon Musk tells jurors insult provoked ‘pedo guy’ tweet

The Tesla CEO says the diver who helped rescue a dozen boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand last year had belittled his effort to help by building a mini-submarine.

Last of Texas plant’s fires declared ‘extinguished’

Authorities say the last of the fires from a series of massive chemical plant explosions that rocked a Gulf Coast town has finally been extinguished.

  House report: Trump misused power, obstructed Congress

The House released a sweeping impeachment report Tuesday outlining evidence of what it calls President Donald Trump’s wrongdoing toward Ukraine, findings that will serve as the foundation for debate over whether the 45th president should be removed from office.

Group offers $1 million to veterans if President Trump goes vegan for January

A nonprofit group is offering $1 million to veterans if President Trump agrees to go vegan for January.

Minnesota couple, married 68 years, dies just 1 day apart

A Minnesota couple died only 33 hours apart.

  WATCH: Snowmobilers rescue puppies on mountain in Utah

Snowmobilers rescued three lost puppies on Utah mountain top.

Powerful union to host Biden, Warren, Sanders in Nevada

The union said Tuesday that the town halls in Las Vegas on Dec. 9-11 would give candidates a chance to pitch themselves to the bartenders, housekeepers and other workers in the city’s famed casinos.

Gun background checks are on pace to break record in 2019

On Black Friday alone, the FBI ran 202,465 checks.

FBI warns your smart TV could be spying on you

The FBI warns that TV sets with advanced tech could be hacked by cybercriminals, who could potentially snoop.

Google co-founders step down as execs of parent Alphabet

The co-founders of Google are stepping down as executives of its parent company, Alphabet, ending a remarkable two decades.

Domingo’s accusers slam claims he never acted badly to women

Two opera singers who have accused Placido Domingo of sexual misconduct reacted angrily to his claims in recent interviews that he never behaved improperly and always acted like a gentleman with women.