4 journalists and a newspaper are Time's Person of the Year
4 journalists and a newspaper are Time's Person of the Year

Time magazine's 2018 person of the year are the "guardians and the war on truth.".

No jail time for ex-Baylor student accused of sex assault
No jail time for ex-Baylor student accused of sex assault

A woman who accused a former Baylor University student of raping her at a fraternity party says she's outraged his plea includes no jail time.

Jury recommends life in prison for man who rammed crowd
Jury recommends life in prison for man who rammed crowd

A Virginia jury is set to resume deliberations on a sentencing recommendation for a man convicted of killing a woman and injuring dozens when he drove his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally.

CBS meeting adjourns without discussing Moonves scandal
CBS meeting adjourns without discussing Moonves scandal

The investigation into sexual-misconduct claims against former CBS CEO Les Moonves will loom large over the network's annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday.

'Truth isn't truth' tops list of notable quotes in 2018
'Truth isn't truth' tops list of notable quotes in 2018

The assertion that "truth isn't truth," made by a personal attorney for President Donald Trump, tops a Yale Law School librarian's list of the most notable quotes of 2018.

Police rip toddler from mother's arms at benefits office
Police rip toddler from mother's arms at benefits office

The New York Police Department is investigating video that shows a group of officers pulling a 1-year-old boy from his mother's arms while arresting her at a Brooklyn food stamp office.

Man who killed newlywed during robbery set to die in Texas
Man who killed newlywed during robbery set to die in Texas

Texas death row inmate set to be executed for the fatal shooting more than 25 years ago of a newlywed who had only been married for 10 days.

Christmas tree farmers combat popularity of artificial trees
Christmas tree farmers combat popularity of artificial trees

Christmas tree farmers nationwide are fighting back against the growing popularity of the artificial Christmas evergreen with a social media ad campaign.

Refreezing still threatens roads after Southern snowstorm
Refreezing still threatens roads after Southern snowstorm

Several Southern states hit hard by a wintry storm were gradually warming Tuesday, but forecasters warned that temperatures in many areas will plunge below freezing again Tuesday night.

Doc took pics of sex abuse; patients seek their whereabouts
Doc took pics of sex abuse; patients seek their whereabouts

Victims of alleged molestation by a physician at Rockefeller University Hospital want to know what happened to photos they say the doctor took while the abuse was occurring.

Artificial dyes fading, but food will still get color boosts
Artificial dyes fading, but food will still get color boosts

Artificial dyes are falling out of favor, but foods get color boosts in other unexpected ways.

NASA's Voyager 2 becomes 2nd craft in interstellar space
NASA's Voyager 2 becomes 2nd craft in interstellar space

NASA's Voyager 2 becomes only 2nd human-made object to reach space between the stars.

Woman who accused man of rape outraged he got no jail time
Woman who accused man of rape outraged he got no jail time

A Texas judge has accepted a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University fraternity president accused of rape to avoid serving jail time.

Wisconsin GOP legislation eases corporate tax break rules
Wisconsin GOP legislation eases corporate tax break rules

Companies seeking tax credits from Wisconsin's troubled job-creation agency would face less scrutiny under a provision Republicans included in a package of lame-duck legislation designed to weaken newly elected Democrats.

US arrests 32 at San Diego border demonstration
US arrests 32 at San Diego border demonstration

US Border Patrol agents handcuff about a dozen people participating in demonstration organized by Quaker group at U.S.-Mexico border to protest militarization of border.

Man who claimed Howard Hughes inheritance dies in Nevada
Man who claimed Howard Hughes inheritance dies in Nevada

Melvin Dummar, a delivery driver whose claim that reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes left a handwritten will bequeathing him $156 million when he died in 1976 was dismissed as a hoax, has died in rural Nevada.

Quackarazzi: Mandarin duck holds NYC in its spell
Quackarazzi: Mandarin duck holds NYC in its spell

Quackarazzi: A brightly colored Mandarin duck is holding New York City in its spell, with pink, purple, orange and emerald green colors one admirer called a "living box of crayons.".

Record count reported for mysterious paralyzing illness
Record count reported for mysterious paralyzing illness

Health officials are reporting the most cases ever of a mysterious paralyzing illness in children.

California inferno gives rise to family-reuniting 'Angels'
California inferno gives rise to family-reuniting 'Angels'

In the aftermath of California's catastrophic wildfire, online sleuths known as 'angels' bring their skills to Paradise to reconnect friends and family with survivors.

US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird
US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

The Trump administration is advancing plans to ease restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other activities on huge swaths of land in the American West that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird species.

Indiana teen charged with killing pregnant schoolmate
Indiana teen charged with killing pregnant schoolmate

Authorities say a 16-year-old boy is suspected in the death of a 17-year-old pregnant schoolmate whose body was found near her northern Indiana home in a restaurant's dumpster.

Wall Street's Fearless Girl statue gets new place of honor
Wall Street's Fearless Girl statue gets new place of honor

The "Fearless Girl" statue that inspired millions with a message of female empowerment has a new home in front of the New York Stock Exchange.

The Latest: No sentence yet for man who rammed protesters
The Latest: No sentence yet for man who rammed protesters

Several people who were severely injured by a man who drove his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally have described devastating physical and psychological injuries to jurors deciding a sentencing recommendation.

No sentence yet for man who rammed rally counterprotesters
No sentence yet for man who rammed rally counterprotesters

The same jury that convicted a man of first-degree murder for driving his car into counterprotesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally will now decide his punishment.

The Latest: US arrests 32 at San Diego border protest
The Latest: US arrests 32 at San Diego border protest

US Border Patrol agents handcuff about a dozen people participating in demonstration organized by Quaker group at U.S.-Mexico border to protest militarization of border.

US judge tosses bulk of suit against Trump immigration move
US judge tosses bulk of suit against Trump immigration move

A U.S. judge in San Francisco says the Trump administration provided adequate justification for its decision to end a program that reunited hundreds of immigrants from Central America with family members in the U.S.

Police, FBI probe suspected white supremacist attack on DJ
Police, FBI probe suspected white supremacist attack on DJ

Authorities say the FBI is now involved in an investigation into an attack by several white supremacists on a black DJ at a tavern in Washington state over the weekend.

Snowed-in South makes the best of day off from work, school
Snowed-in South makes the best of day off from work, school

Millions in Southern states brace for a harsh wintry storm that's bringing immobilizing snowfalls, icy roads or deadly floods.

The Latest: Pig truck crash adds to traffic woes after storm
The Latest: Pig truck crash adds to traffic woes after storm

An overturned truck full of pigs is adding to traffic delays as western North Carolina digs out from a snow storm.

Polygamous group lets go of sprawling Arizona worship center
Polygamous group lets go of sprawling Arizona worship center

A polygamous group based on the Utah-Arizona border has allowed the building where it held worship services to be taken over in an ongoing eviction process that has steadily loosened the sect's grip on a community it ruled for a century.

The Latest: Teen charged with killing pregnant schoolmate
The Latest: Teen charged with killing pregnant schoolmate

Northern Indiana authorities have accused a 16-year-old football player of fatally stabbing a 17-year-old girl during a fight about her pregnancy, tightly tying a plastic bag over her and dumping her body.

Agency: Fear of returning home spikes at US-Mexico border
Agency: Fear of returning home spikes at US-Mexico border

People expressing fear to return home after being stopped at the US-Mexico border spiked in the last year, according to figures released by Monday by US Customs and Border Protection on the first step in the asylum process.

Admitted killer sentenced to 3 life terms plus max 230 years
Admitted killer sentenced to 3 life terms plus max 230 years

A Nebraska man convicted of killing his wife has pleaded guilty to killing his parents and a niece.

Church says nuns embezzled from school to cover Vegas trips
Church says nuns embezzled from school to cover Vegas trips

Church officials say a pair of nuns embezzled a "substantial" amount of money from the Southern California Catholic school where they worked for decades and used it to pay for gambling trips to Las Vegas casinos.

Newtown shooter described 'scorn for humanity'
Newtown shooter described 'scorn for humanity'

Documents from the investigation into the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut are shedding light on the gunman's anger, scorn for other people, and deep social isolation in the years leading up to the shooting.

Trump plan to reclassify nuke waste alarms environmentalists
Trump plan to reclassify nuke waste alarms environmentalists

The Trump administration has proposed reclassifying some radioactive waste left from the production of nuclear weapons to make disposal cheaper and easier.

Rise up: Female voices take center stage at Grammys
Rise up: Female voices take center stage at Grammys

Female musicians who not only write their own lyrics _ but produce their songs too _ are taking center stage at the 2019 Grammy Awards, a year after female voices were shut of the show's major categories.

US states to meet at deadline on Colorado River drought plan
US states to meet at deadline on Colorado River drought plan

With drought continuing and reservoirs shrinking, seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the Colorado River had been expected to ink a crucial share-the-pain contingency plan by the end of 2018.

Kansas faces new fight over taxes after years of turmoil
Kansas faces new fight over taxes after years of turmoil

Kansas' new Democratic governor has promised not to raise taxes to boost state spending, but Republicans who control the Legislature argue that one is already coming.

With Kevin Hart's downfall, hosting the Oscars got harder
With Kevin Hart's downfall, hosting the Oscars got harder

Hart's fallout raises questions about the Oscars host problem and the liability of social media.

Evers not optimistic Wisconsin Gov. Walker will veto bills
Evers not optimistic Wisconsin Gov. Walker will veto bills

Wisconsin Gov.-elect Tony Evers says he's not optimistic that outgoing governor Scott Walker will veto bills approved by the Republican-dominated Legislature that would limit the new governor's power.

Teachers union: Tentative deal to end charter schools strike
Teachers union: Tentative deal to end charter schools strike

The nation's first teachers' strike against a charter school operator is ending in Chicago.

GM plant closing not expected to stall Detroit's rebound
GM plant closing not expected to stall Detroit's rebound

General Motors' planned shutdown of its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would leave only one auto assembly factory in the city, but the closure and job losses are not expected to stall-out Detroit's remarkable comeback.

Climate reality check: Global carbon pollution up in 2018
Climate reality check: Global carbon pollution up in 2018

Global carbon pollution rose sharply this year after several years of little growth.

Former Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland dies at 90
Former Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland dies at 90

Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland has died in Minnesota.

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