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  New Zealand volcano vents steam, delays recovery of bodies

DeVos: Defrauded students may only get partial loan relief

Man, 18, arrested after video shows him riding on back of deer in Oregon

Saudi Aramco starts trading, gaining 10% and reaching $1.8T

  Doctors with flu shots for migrant children turned away from Calif. facility; 6 arrested

  Officer, 5 others killed in shootout, standoff in Jersey City

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  Alaska Air offers annual ugly holiday sweater special

  New Zealand volcano vents steam, stymies recovery of bodies

Trump to sign order targeting anti-Semitism at colleges

Amid climate change concern, GM rolls out big new Chevy SUVs

  Firefighters rescue pelican entangled in fishing line and hooks

Philip McKeon, ‘Tommy’ on ’80s sitcom ‘Alice,’ dies at 55

Barr: FBI’s Russia investigation based on ‘bogus narrative’

Attorney General William Barr disagrees with the inspector general, particularly the finding that the FBI had enough information to use surveillance on a former Trump campaign aide.

  Popeyes chicken sandwich replaces banana as art

Popeyes places its chicken sandwich on exhibit at a Miami art gallery.

  Officer uses sign language to help deaf woman at California DMV, pays for new ID

Officer Parra Rodriguez can be seen using American Sign Language in a video released by CHP to help the woman complete the application for an ID card.

Newspaper criticizes film’s take on Olympic bombing coverage

Editor Kevin Riley has written an op-ed taking particular issue with the portrayal of reporter Kathy Scruggs in Clint Eastwood's new film "Richard Jewell."

  Search for missing Conn. girl continues

  WATCH: Mysterious lights hover in Ariz. sky

Redbox ends game rentals, cites industry changes

There’s a petition to make ‘Baby Yoda’ an emoji

  Democrats, White House forge new North American trade deal

  Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson dies at 61

  It’s flu season: Here’s how to protect yourself

The first line of defense is a flu shot, but a good diet and hygiene are important, too.

  At least 18 officers took part in Florida highway shootout that killed 4

The deadly UPS truck hijacking unfolded in broad daylight on a major Florida highway.

  Maryland company surprises employees with $10 million bonus

Employees at a Maryland commercial real estate firm were in for one of the biggest surprises of their lives when they learned what bonus they received after the company met certain goals.

Spy Harder: Patriots caught videotaping in Spygate sequel

Those rules were also an issue in 2007, when the Patriots were caught videotaping opposing team signals.

Bill Cosby sex assault verdict upheld; spokesman lashes out

The ruling Tuesday is being closely watched as Cosby was the first celebrity tried and convicted in the #MeToo era.

  Hero pit bull dies in house fire after alerting family

Last week, a Lawrence County couple lost everything in a house fire, including a dog they said saved their life.

  Trump sharply criticizes FBI head after Russia probe report

Wray told The Associated Press the problems identified by the inspector general are “unacceptable” and is promising changes in how the FBI handles investigation.

New Nike swimwear line includes swim hijab

The collection “brings performance innovation to modest swimwear.”

  ‘We must act;’ Democrats unveil Trump impeachment charges

Democrats put forward one charge against the Republican president of abuse of power and another of obstruction of Congress.

Video: Man in back of police cruiser forces his way up front with ‘superhuman’ strength, drives off

The incident was recorded on the patrol car’s camera. Police said the suspect may have been on some serious drugs.

  Nativity scene uses drowning animals, plastic bottles to send message on climate change

Creating political conversations has become part of the Nativity tradition at the Massachusetts church, and this year's topic is climate change.

  Mother, good Samaritans fight parolee trying to steal car with 3 kids inside

After the 22-year-old suspect was arrested for attempted carjacking, police discovered he was on parole for robbery.

  WATCH: Manager catches baby falling headfirst off Utah store counter

If not for the manager's quick action, the baby would have fallen almost four feet onto concrete.

  New Zealand police opening criminal probe of deaths at volcano island

The missing and injured included New Zealanders and tourists from the U.S., China, Australia, Britain and Malaysia, the prime minister said.

Trump, Dems in tentative deal on North American trade pact

The new trade pact would replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, which eliminated most tariffs and other trade barriers involving the United States, Mexico and Canada.

  Democrats poised to unveil 2 impeachment articles vs. Trump

Trump and his allies acknowledge he will likely be impeached in the Democratic-controlled House, but they also expect acquittal next year in the Senate where Republicans have the majority.

George Laurer, inventor of ubiquitous UPC, dies at 94

A funeral was held on Monday for George Laurer, whose invention of the Universal Product Code at IBM transformed retail and other industries around the world. He died Thursday at his home in Wendell, North Carolina, a suburb of Raleigh.

FBI: No link found between cyberattack and Navy base attack

Officials in the city of Pensacola became aware of the cyberattack early Saturday, hours after Friday’s shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station.

Report: US misled public on progress in Afghanistan war

Thousands of pages of documents reveal deep frustrations about America’s conduct of the Afghanistan war, including the ever-changing U.S. strategy, the struggles to develop an effective Afghan fighting force and persistent failures to defeat the Taliban and combat corruption in the government.

  Baseball fans are upset with Nike’s new jerseys

Nike took over as the MLB uniform supplier and some baseball fans are not happy with the new jerseys.

Russia, Ukraine to revive peace process amid little progress

President Vladimir Putin of Russia and President Volodymyr Zelenskiy of Ukraine sat down together for the first time at the French presidential palace along with the leaders of France and Germany for talks focused on reviving a 2015 peace agreement for eastern Ukraine that has largely stalled.

  Watchdog report: FBI’s Russia probe justified, no bias found

The report from the Justice Department’s inspector general revealed for the first time that the FBI had also sent an informant to record a conversation with a “high-level Trump campaign official,” who was not considered a subject in the Russia probe.

White Castle frozen burgers recalled due to listeria

White Castle recalled several varieties of it frozen burgers due to listeria concerns.

Amazon claims Trump interfered with Pentagon contract

Amazon claims Trump interfered with $10 billion Pentagon contract in order to hurt CEO Jeff Bezos.

Experts cite training gaps in accidental shootings by police

Accidental shootings by law enforcement have happened in recent years at agencies small and large and at all levels — city, county, state and federal — across the U.S., an Associated Press investigation found.

  Brain bleeding triggers new aspirin recommendations

Aspirin regimens are no longer being recommended for preventing stroke or heart disease.

  Video: Man is seen dumping woman out of wheelchair, taking off with it, before bystanders intervene

An Arizona man was caught on camera apparently pushing a woman out of her wheelchair and running away with it.

  Ice bucket challenge inspiration Pete Frates dies at 34

The ice bucket challenge has raised more than $200 million worldwide for research into ALS, which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

  Cyberattack downs city computers in Pensacola, Fla., site of recent Navy attack

City officials became aware of the attack at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, many hours after the shooting.

  Watch a newborn girl’s reaction when her hearing aids are turned on

A newborn girl’s reaction to having her hearing aids turned on is taking the internet by storm.

  Watching Your Wallet: Make smart money moves before 2020

From maxing out retirement contributions to checking your car insurance rates, experts say there are a few smart financial steps to take before the new year starts.

  Someone ate the duct-taped banana ‘art’ that sold for $120K

New York-based performance artist David Datuna casually removed the banana from the gallery's wall, saying, “Art performance. Hungry artist.”

Walmart apologizes for Santa sweater with drug reference

The sweater has the words "Let it snow" and includes three white lines in front of Santa.

  Nativity scene shows Jesus, Mary and Joseph in cages

Separating Jesus, Mary and Joseph is certainly getting the desired reaction among those drawn to the display by social media posts.

Led by ‘Marriage Story,’ Netflix dominates Golden Globe noms

With four films up for best picture, four series nominated for the top television awards and 34 total nominations, Netflix dominated the 77th Golden Globe nominations on Monday.

World Anti-Doping Agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia

The ruling by the World Anti-Doping Agency’s executive committee means that Russia’s flag, name and anthem will not appear at the Tokyo Games, and the country also could be stripped of hosting world championships in Olympic sports.

  Police: Slain Arkansas officer ‘ambushed’ in patrol vehicle

Officer Stephen Carr, 27, was “ambushed and executed” late Saturday outside Fayetteville Police Department headquarters, Chief Mike Reynolds said.

Woman attacked, seriously injured by tigers she raised at California animal sanctuary

The victim and founder of the animal sanctuary remains hospitalized with several cuts and puncture wounds as officials investigate.

  4-year-old twins free selves, climb to safety after dad dies in car crash

Authorities say the girls' father was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. The accident is under investigation.

  Man accused of rehearsing mass shooting, pointing guns at pedestrians outside San Diego hotel

Police arrested the suspect and seized his 14 registered firearms, not wanting to take any chances the rehearsal could become reality.

  Saudi gunman tweeted against US before naval base shooting

Investigators are also working to establish whether the killer, identified as 2nd Lt. Mohammed Alshamrani, 21, of the Royal Saudi Air Force, acted alone.

‘Benson,’ ‘Star Trek’ actor René Auberjonois has died at 79

The actor died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles of metastatic lung cancer, his son Rèmy-Luc Auberjonois told The Associated Press.

Big Bird, Ronstadt, Sally Field celebrated at Kennedy Center

Actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt and the disco-funk band Earth Wind and Fire shared the spotlight Sunday night as part of the latest group of recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement in the arts.

  N.J. university holds vigil after suicides

A vigil was held for three Rowan University students who have committed suicide this semester.

‘Frozen 2’ leads box office again; ‘Playmobil’ flops

The Walt Disney Co. animated sequel has already grossed $919.7 million worldwide. It will soon become the sixth Disney release this year to cross $1 billion, a record sure to grow to seven once “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” hits theaters later this month.

College Football Playoff showdowns: LSU vs. Oklahoma; Ohio State vs. Clemson

The selection committee revealed the pairings Sunday for the national semifinals and the final four was no surprise.

North Dakota county may become US’s 1st to bar new refugees

Members of a North Dakota commission are set to vote on whether their county will stop accepting refugees.

Rapper Juice WRLD dies after medical emergency in Chicago

Chicago-area rapper Juice WRLD, whose real name is Jarad A. Higgins, was pronounced dead Sunday after a “medical emergency″ at Midway International Airport, according to authorities.

  Caught on video: Women attacked, robbed at New York subway stop

Authorities say two tourists from Israel had just exited the train when a male and a female pulled one of them to the floor.

  Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85

Spinney voiced and operated the two major Muppets from their inception in 1969 when he was 36, and performed them almost exclusively into his 80s on the PBS kids’ television show that later moved to HBO.

  North Korea conducts ‘important test’ at once-dismantled rocket launch site

North Korea said Sunday it carried out a “very important test” at its long-range rocket launch site that will have a key effect on the country’s strategic position.

  Watchdog expected to find Russia probe valid, despite flaws

The report, as described by people familiar with its findings, is expected to conclude there was an adequate basis for opening one of the most politically sensitive investigations in FBI history and one that Trump has denounced as a witch hunt.

Devastating factory fire kills at least 43 in Indian capital

Assistant New Delhi police commissioner Anil Kumar Mittal said that “the fire appears to have been caused by electric short circuit,” adding that authorities were investigating whether the factory was operating legally.

  Woman charged in fatal Md. crash after 92 mini liquor bottles found in car

The suspect is charged with negligent manslaughter in the death of a 15-year-old girl. She faces a 10-year maximum sentence.

  Teacher accused of asking 5-year-old boy to rub lotion on his back at Mich. school

The music teacher has been put on paid leave while the investigation is ongoing.

  Mother, grandmother charged in alleged fatal overdose of 9-month-old boy in Maryland

The two suspects face several charges and could receive life in prison in relation to the baby's fatal overdose.

  Mother allegedly ran over Calif. barber who nicked her son’s neck during haircut

The suspect allegedly rammed the barber with her car, knocking him into and breaking the glass windows of the store next door.

  Arizona man registers beehive as service animal

An Arizona man said he registered a beehive as a service animal to prove a point.