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  Police: Jewish man brutally beaten, stabbed on his way to synagogue

Authorities said a Jewish man in New York state was stabbed in a possible hate crime and is in critical condition.

  Dashcam video shows train hit car, knocking it into police cruiser

  Hiccups may be crucial to our brain development, study says

Arizona border activist acquitted of harboring immigrants

Jussie Smollett sues Chicago for malicious prosecution

Stay in Japanese hotel for just $1 a night, but people get to watch you sleep

DNC chairman blasts Georgia GOP leaders, voter suppression

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SEALs face review following death of Islamic State militant

Homeowner guns down would-be robber with his own weapon, police say

UAW president steps down as GM sues rival over union bribery

Divided US House committee backs pot decriminalization

AP source: FBI has asked for interview with whistleblower

  ‘We need the public to back off’: Animal control says well-intentioned people are making it difficult to catch stray dog

  Trump directed Ukraine quid pro quo, key witness says

In often-stunning testimony, Sondland painted a picture of a Ukraine pressure campaign that was prompted by President Trump himself, orchestrated by Rudy Giuliani and well-known to other senior officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Amid turmoil, Prince Andrew to step back from royal duties

Britain’s Prince Andrew said Wednesday he is stepping back from public duties with the queen’s permission.

‘Unicorn’ meteor shower could produce rare storm Thursday night

Thursday night's meteor shower could produce a meteor outburst, meaning multiple shooting stars per second.

  Ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh faces fraud, tax charges

An 11-count federal indictment accuses Catherine Pugh of using her "Healthy Holly" books to enrich herself, promote her political career and fund her run for mayor.

More than 1,000 patients affected by surgical tool sanitation issue, Indiana hospital says

Hollywood executive wanted Julia Roberts to play Harriet Tubman, report says

Emilia Clarke talks about pressure to appear nude after ‘Game of Thrones’

  Father and son arrested for illegally hunting deer on college campus, police say

  In rare move, N. Carolina county removes Confederate statue

New acts rule Grammys as Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Eilish lead in noms

  Mother charged, may have to register as sex offender after being topless in her home

She and her husband were hanging drywall when they took off their shirts to keep from getting dusty.

  Victim’s daughter calls 911 to ‘order a pizza’ to signal domestic violence

The victim's daughter said she used this tactic to keep the person who was hitting her mom in the dark that she was calling for help. That way, he wouldn't run away before police got there.

Alabama man charged in killing of LSU fan

One is accused of fatally shooting the other during a fight on Nov. 9. The victim died after a week on life support.

  ‘I just started screaming’: Mother recalls terrifying moment thief stole car with daughter inside

The mother and other witnesses began to run after the vehicle, as the thief drove into a nearby grocery store parking lot and took the 4-year-old out of the car.

  Lights out in California again with high wildfire danger

A virtually rainless fall has left brush bone-dry and forecasts called for low humidity and winds gusting at times to 55 mph, which might fling tree branches or other debris into power lines, causing sparks that could set catastrophic fires in the region, PG&E officials said.

  Teacher adopts student with Down syndrome after his mom dies of cancer

After talking to her family, the Massachusetts teacher made an offer, mom-to-mom, to take care of the teenager, should it be needed.

2 US service members killed in chopper crash in Afghanistan

The crash brought the number of U.S. deaths in Afghanistan this year to 19. There have also been three non-combat deaths this year.

  Dog crushed by heavy package FedEx driver threw over fence, family says

FedEx says it is investigating the incident and, based on the outcome, will take “appropriate action.”

  Pirates pitcher Vazquez faces more child sex-related charges

Suspended Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vázquez is facing additional charges stemming from an alleged illegal sexual relationship with an underage girl.

  Viral video shows woman rescuing koala from Australia wildfire

A cute little koala was rushed to the hospital after being rescued from a brush fire in Australia.

  Police: White teen girl aimed to attack black Georgia church

A white 16-year-old girl is accused of plotting to attack a mostly black church in a north Georgia city, where police say she planned to kill worshippers because of their race.

  Tom Hanks finds out he’s related to Mr. Rogers

Hanks is portraying Rogers in the upcoming film, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” He said he didn’t know they were related when he took the role.

  WATCH: Trooper saves woman on roadside from runaway truck

Bud and Peggy Vaught were being assisted by troopers on the side of the road when a box truck came barreling their way.

  Police: Teens storm Ga. school bus, attack children

Police in Georgia said a group of teens attacked elementary students on a school bus.

  Dog credited with detecting owner’s cancer three times

She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer not once, but three times. Every time, Stephanie Herfel says her dog Sierra sniffed it out.

  6 deaths linked to mold at Seattle Children’s Hospital

CEO Jeff Sperring held a press conference Monday accepting blame for not doing more to recognize and prevent deadly outbreaks linked to ongoing mold problems.

Ruling backs asylum seekers at border prior to policy shift

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a partial ban on asylum does not apply to anyone who appeared at an official U.S. border crossing before the policy was announced in July, a decision that may affect thousands of people.

  As Epstein died, guards allegedly shopped online and slept

Two jail guards responsible for monitoring Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself were sleeping and browsing the internet instead, according to an indictment released Tuesday charging the guards with lying on prison records to cover themselves.

Senate passes bill to support human rights in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, a bill to support human rights, was passed in Hong Kong following months of often-violent unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.

  Republicans assail national security aide who reported Trump phone call

Democrats say Trump demanded that Ukraine investigate his Democratic rivals in return for U.S. military aid it needed to resist Russian aggression and that may be grounds for removing the 45th president.

Doobie Brothers reunite with Michael McDonald for 50th anniversary tour

The Doobie Brothers won their two Grammy Awards in the late 1970s when Michael McDonald was a member.

Ukrainian gas executive cooperating in US probe of Giuliani

Federal prosecutors are planning to interview an executive with Ukraine’s state-owned gas company as part of an ongoing probe into the business dealings of Rudy Giuliani and two of his Soviet-born business associates.

  Mom: Son pleaded not to go to Colo. day care where police found false wall hiding 26 children

A mom reacts to her child's daycare being shut down after a false wall hiding children was found. (Source: KKTV)

Therapist broke rules with Iowa sex predator

Shannon Smith Sanders, who directed the treatment program at the Civil Commitment Unit for Sex Offenders in Cherokee, committed boundary violations and did special favors for the patient.

  California sues e-cigarette maker Juul over ads, youth sales

In the latest legal action against Juul, California sued the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker, alleging that they deliberately marketed and sold its flavored nicotine products to teenagers.

Nerf gun, Power Rangers claw among toy safety watchdog’s 10 worst toys of 2019

A Nerf dart gun, ice cream-scented Nickelodeon slime and a plastic Power Rangers claw are among the toys topping a consumer safety group's list of worst toys for the holidays.

Taco Bell wants you to put its chicken tacos in a blender and serve as bisque this Thanksgiving

No, really. That’s exactly what the recipe says.

US, Australian hostages freed by Taliban in prisoner swap

The hostages — American, Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks — were released in southern Zabul province, ending their more than three years in captivity.

N.C. man charged $2,300 for walking through ER doors for cat scratch

The man didn't even get the rabies vaccination that day, but if he did, the bill shows it would have been an extra $13,048 charged.

  Lovesick turkey chases US mail truck through neighborhood every day

Sherry Michaels captured the turkey’s antics in her neighborhood outside of Milwaukee.

  Jury awards $58M in lawsuit against body donation firm

The owner of a now-closed body donation facility was found civilly liable Tuesday for mishandling remains in about half of 21 cases filed by families of the dead.

Disney Plus user accounts found on hacking sites

Disney says its new Disney Plus streaming service doesn’t have a security breach, but some users have been shut out after hackers tried to break into their accounts.

DC attorney general sues DoorDash for pocketing tips

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine said Tuesday that DoorDash misled consumers who believed their tips would go to workers, not the company's bottom line.

  Lost Kansas K-9 bites 14-year-old boy

The 14-year-old was walking the dog in the neighborhood. While the boy was attempting to remove the leash, the dog bit the boy on his chest and face.

Smoke pot, write about it, make $3,000 a month

American Marijuana, an online medical marijuana magazine, needs a cannabis product reviewer. (Source: CNN)

Couple faked interest in house, stole ice cream out of the freezer, realtor says

One couple appears willing to go further than most to get their hands on ice cream.

Mötley Crüe reunites, plans tour with Def Leppard and Poison

Mötley Crüe is reuniting four years after completing what was billed as their final tour.

USPS is recruiting elves to help spread Christmas cheer through ‘Operation Santa’

Every year, kids around the country send countless letters to Santa, and this year, you can make some of those Christmas wishes come true.

Man sues Burger King over Impossible Whopper

The proposed class action lawsuit says they're cooked on the same grill as regular burgers, so they're contaminated with meat byproducts.

  Sweden drops Assange rape investigation after 9 years

Assange, who is battling an extradition attempt by the U.S. so he can face spying charges related to his WikiLeaks work, has always denied the allegations made against him during a visit to Stockholm in August 2010.

Bottle of lotion led to evacuation of Florida airport

The incident forced about 200 passengers and workers to evacuate the airport at about 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday.

  Woman dies of injuries 2 years after Las Vegas mass shooting

The shooting left Kim Gervais paralyzed her from the neck down, but she still dealt with agonizing pain. She died Friday of complications from her injuries.

  Firefighters save wedding ring, dress after couple’s home goes up in flames

The cause of the fire that destroyed much of the Nevada home is under investigation.

  Prosecutor accused of using 13-year-old daughter as bait to catch alleged molester

Evidence in the case includes a video clandestinely shot by the prosecutor after he allegedly used his 13-year-old daughter as bait to get the 76-year-old suspect to inappropriately touch her.

  ‘Let the baby die’ sign attacks parents raising money for infant son with rare disorders

The 4-month-old was diagnosed at birth with two rare disorders. His father says most babies with these diseases don’t live past age 2.

Diplomat says of Trump Ukraine call: ‘I remember it vividly’

The phone call State Department official David Holmes overheard between President Donald Trump and Ambassador Gordon Sondland lasted just two minutes. But it won’t be easily forgotten.

Criminal charges expected this week against Epstein guards

Federal charges against he officers could come as soon as Tuesday and are the first in connection with Epstein’s death. The wealthy financier died at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York while awaiting trial on charges of sexually abusing teenage girls.

Trump’s weekend hospital visit draws a skeptical reaction

President Donald Trump’s unscheduled weekend visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center raised suspicions about his health, despite White House officials’ insistence that the president was merely getting a head start on his annual physical.

Nicolas Cage in talks to play Nicolas Cage in film about Nicolas Cage

Actor Nicolas Cage is in final talks with Lionsgate for a new movie project in which cage would play a fictional version of himself.

‘Wall of water’: Lawsuits detail deadly Navy collision

The lawsuit against Tokyo-based NYK Line lays out how survivors of the collision saw water rushing at them as they scrambled for the exits and, in some cases, had to swim for their lives.

UPDATE: Family confirms identity of man involved in Duncan shooting

Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford tells us that three people were killed outside the store near a vehicle. One of the people dead is the shooter.

Chick-fil-A Foundation’s donations to anti-LGBT groups end

The Chick-fil-A Foundation is focusing on three pillars - hunger, homelessness and education.

  Colorado rancher guilty of killing fiancée, burning body

A jury on Monday convicted a Colorado rancher of beating his fiancée to death while their 1-year-old daughter was in a nearby room, then burning the body and persuading his on-and-off girlfriend to help clean up the blood and cover up the crime.

  Hate broccoli? Scientists say it could be genetic

If your parents always pushed you to eat vegetables that you just couldn't stomach, you might finally have validation for not cleaning your plate. Your aversion could be in your DNA.

‘Meth. We’re On It.’: South Dakota prevention campaign launches

The campaign will focus on creating awareness for available resources to those seeking help, and to connect and empower community members who want to tackle the South Dakota methamphetamine issue locally.

Who’s the Jeopardy GOAT? Top 3 all-time winners to compete in prime-time tournament

Jeopardy Is bringing the brainpower! The game’s top three winners will quiz their way toward $1 million.

  Preying on patriotism: Sham veterans and first-responder charities ousted for deception, their professional fundraisers largely left unscathed

Sham veterans and first-responder charities have been put out of business for misusing donations but their third-party, for-profit fundraisers remain in business.

Cashing in on Charity: Donations meant to help sick children, wounded veterans, abused animals instead benefit for-profit fundraisers

Professional fundraisers are for-profit companies that contract with charities to solicit donations by telephone or through the mail. The industry is loosely regulated and can keep as much as 100% of donated dollars.