December 11th, 2017

World News

Moore accuser: Expert confirmed his 1977 yearbook signature

By Kim Chandler, The Associated Press on December 8th, 2017

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – An attorney for a woman who says Roy Moore assaulted her when she was a 16-year-old waitress says a handwriting expert has confirmed that his inscription in her 1977 yearbook is authentic. Moore’s campaign says the accuser’s admission that she added the time and place of Moore’s yearbook inscription in her own ... Read More »

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New Mexico school shooter left note plotting attack, suicide

By Russell Contreras, The Associated Press on December 8th, 2017

AZTEC, N.M. – A 21-year-old gunman who disguised himself as a student to get into a New Mexico high school where he killed two students had caught the attention of U.S. investigators more than a year ago, authorities said Friday. William Atchison, a former student at small-town Aztec High School, had legally purchased a handgun ... Read More »

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‘Big Little Lies’ back for season 2 with Kidman, Witherspoon

By The Associated Press on December 8th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – HBO says the dark drama “Big Little Lies” is coming back for a second season. The channel said Friday that Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon will again star and serve as executive producers of the Emmy-winning series. The new episodes are based in part on a story by Liane Moriarty, author of ... Read More »

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15 UN peacekeepers killed, over 50 hurt in Congo attack

By Saleh Mwanamilongo And Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press on December 8th, 2017

KINSHASA, Congo – In the deadliest single attack on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in nearly 25 years, rebels in eastern Congo killed 15 peacekeepers and wounded over 50 others in an assault on their base that was launched at nightfall and went on for hours. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed “outrage and utter heartbreak” ... Read More »

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Japanese pitcher-hitter Shohei Ohtani chooses the LA Angels

By Greg Beacham, The Associated Press on December 8th, 2017

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Shohei Ohtani has decided he’s on the side of the Angels. The Japanese two-way star announced Friday he will sign with the Los Angeles Angels, ending the sweepstakes surrounding his move to the majors in a surprising destination. Ohtani turned down interest from every other big-league club to join two-time MVP Mike ... Read More »

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Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor to be buried 76 years later

By Rebecca Reynolds Yonker, The Associated Press on December 8th, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The funeral for a recently identified Kentucky sailor who was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 76 years ago is bringing his family together for the first time in decades. Fred Crowder said he and his brother are visiting their uncle’s home in Louisville and meeting their Kentucky cousins for ... Read More »

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Court: ‘Making a Murderer’ defendant’s confession stands

By Michael Tarm, The Associated Press on December 8th, 2017

CHICAGO – A federal appeals court has overturned a ruling that could have freed a Wisconsin inmate featured in the “Making a Murderer” series from prison. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that police properly obtained Brendan Dassey’s confession and he should remain behind bars. The judges were sharply divided, voting 4 ... Read More »

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Arkansas resumes issuing birth certificates after brief halt

By Andrew Demillo, The Associated Press on December 8th, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas’ governor ordered health officials on Friday to treat married lesbian and heterosexual couples the same when listing the parents on a birth certificate, in an effort to comply with a June U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the state’s birth certificate law was discriminatory. Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s directive came hours after ... Read More »

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Israeli warplanes hit targets in Gaza Strip after rockets

By The Associated Press on December 8th, 2017

JERUSALEM – Israeli warplanes have struck Hamas military targets in the Gaza Strip after Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel. The Palestinian health ministry said at least 15 people were injured in Friday’s air strikes, which followed a day of violent clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces over President Donald Trump’s recognition of ... Read More »

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Prosecutor declines to charge officer in deaf man’s killing

By Sean Murphy, The Associated Press on December 8th, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma prosecutor announced Friday he will not file criminal charges against a police officer in the September shooting death of a deaf man who was not following officer commands. Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater said his investigation determined the Sept. 19 shooting death of Magdiel Sanchez outside his south Oklahoma ... Read More »

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2 Democrats: Minnesota governor’s top choice mulling ’18 run

By Kyle Potter, The Associated Press on December 8th, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s preferred appointee to fill Sen. Al Franken’s Senate seat, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, is considering also running for the seat next year, as Dayton is being pressured by top Democrats in Washington to appoint more than a mere caretaker, according to two Democrats familiar with the discussions. ... Read More »

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