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1 officer killed, 1 critical in Ga. shooting; suspect at large

Shooting occurred near Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus.

      
 

 

Trump to tap retired general John Kelly for Homeland Security secretary

John Kelly would be third retired general on Trump’s staff

      
 

 

AP Top Stories December 7 A

Here’s the latest for Wednesday, December 7th: Hearing could stop Michigan recount; Deadly earthquake in Indonesia; Trump says he’ll cancel Boeing contract; Pearl Harbor anniversary.

      
 

 

Pearl Harbor survivor remembers: ‘All hell broke loose’

Edward Waszkiewicz, then a 20-year-old fireman with the Navy, witnessed what he said sounded like the “end of the world coming.”

      
 

 

Manager of Oakland warehouse 'incredibly sorry' after deadly fire

One victim texted “I’m going to die” followed by “I love you.”

      
 

 

LA Mayor: No Credible Threat To Transit System

A threat to attack a busy commuter rail station in the Los Angeles area prompted authorities to increase security throughout Los Angeles County’s transit system and urge commuters to report any suspicious behavior they see. (Dec. 6)

      
 

 

AP Top Stories December 6 A

Here’s the latest for Tuesday, December 6th: Federal government joins Oakland warehouse investigation; Michigan presidential vote count expands; Japanese Prime Minister to visit Pearl Harbor; Blizzard hits North Dakota.

      
 

 

Many cases of fatal police shootings of black men go without punishment

Since word began bubbling up on social media about an unarmed black teen shot dead in Sanford, Fla., on Feb.

      
 

 

Dylann Roof gets defense team back for crucial part of trial

They’ll represent Roof during the guilt part of his trial in the shooting of nine people.

      
 

 

Man fires rifle in D.C. restaurant at center of fake-news conspiracy theories

N.C. man walked into popular pizza restaurant carrying an assault rifle and began firing.

      
 

 

Dolly Parton to host telethon for Gatlinburg wildfire victims

Dolly Parton’s “My People” fund has already raised more than $1 million for fire victims.

      
 

 

Police: Man fires shots in D.C. restaurant tied to fake Clinton conspiracy

N.C. man walked into popular pizza restaurant carrying an assault rifle and began firing.

      
 

 

Standing Rock tribe says Army will halt Dakota Access pipeline

U.S. Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning informed tribal leaders of the decision on Sunday.

      
 

 

Another foot of snow forecast ... in Hawaii

Another foot of snow could fall on Hawaii’s highest mountain peaks Sunday, on top of the 2 feet that have fallen since Thursday, the National Weather Service said.

      
 

 

Court hearing set for Sunday in Michigan vote recount

Green Party candidate Jill Stein filed suit against state election officials in federal court in Detroit late Friday, the latest in a raft of lawsuits over her request for a recount of Michigan’s presidential election vote.

      
 

 

Friends Fear Loss of Loved Ones in Oakland Fire

Panicked friends and family came to the scene of the warehouse fire in Oakland, California, trying to find out if their loved ones were among the dead. (Dec. 3)

      
 

 

Family: Bodies of mother, daughters found after Tennessee fire

A missing woman and her two daughters have been identified by family as three more victims of this week’s deadly wildfire in eastern Tennessee.

      
 

 

Alleged Charleston shooter Dylann Roof has a secret he intends to keep

Dylann Roof on Friday told a federal judge he does not want his former defense attorneys to present evidence they believe would be favorable to his case.

      
 

 

Student suspect arrested in fatal stabbing of USC professor

School president identified the killed professor as Bosco Tjan in a letter addressed to the USC community.

      
 

 

Cellphones never got text message to evacuate horrific Tennessee wildfire

The Gatlinburg wildfire traveled from a mountaintop trail into town in 15 minutes on winds of almost 90 mph.