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  Arctic blast spreads shivers to the eastern US

Forecasters projected even lower temperatures for late Wednesday and early Thursday in some locations.

  Crafty shelter cat releases kitty comrades, getting ‘in trouble’ and famous on social media

Cincinnati-area high school announces mandatory drug tests for all students beginning in 2020

  Homebuyer says there’s a racist clause in paperwork for new home

  Hundreds pay final respects to WWII veterans whose remains were left unclaimed

  Trump, Erdogan to meet as thorny issues stress relations

  Family finds 2-year-old boy’s kidney donor with Facebook post

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  WATCH: Thief drags woman down escalator, across floor to steal purse

Baby shot while father used him as ‘human shield’ in drug deal, prosecutors say

  Judge halts plan to remove 9-month-old from life support against family’s wishes

Colin Kaepernick plans to audition for NFL teams on Saturday

Man locked up 11 years for robberies he didn’t do walks free

People magazine names John Legend as 2019 Sexiest Man Alive

Australia’s highest court agrees to hear cardinal’s appeal

Australia's highest court agreed to hear an appeal from the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children. Pell was sentenced to six years in prison in March and is no longer a member of Francis' Council of Cardinals or a Vatican official.

Police say she called a Florida man her ’boyfriend’ and ‘husband'; she’s just 5

Deputies with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office believe Damion Butler molested a 5-year-old girl over a six-week period.

  Good Samaritans on busy highway stop to catch dog running through traffic

A group of good Samaritans in Houston, Texas, banded together to rescue a dog that was set loose on a busy highway after its owner got into a wreck.

  Suspect named in stabbing over Popeyes chicken sandwich

Prince George’s County Police Department says they’re looking for Ricoh McClain, 30.

  You’re going to love the snowy view from SkyBridge in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

  Boy, 11, fatally shot by 19-year-old brother, police say

Prosecutor: Messages show teen plotted SC school shooting

‘Days of Our Lives’ on production hiatus, show expected to continue

Court rules against warrantless searches of phones, laptops

McDonald’s adds snickerdoodle McFlurry to menu for the holidays

  Watch: Coast Guard rescues stranded boaters by helicopter

A group of boaters spent hours on a river, stranded until a Coast Guard helicopter arrived for a rescue.

Google’s health care ambitions now involve patient data

The partnership between Google and Ascension is intended to use artificial intelligence to find patterns that could help doctors, but some are concerned about privacy and protecting patients' sensitive health information.

Veteran posts note asking for someone to eat dinner with on Veterans Day, stranger answers

In the days leading up to Veterans Day, one veteran had a simple request: He wanted someone to eat dinner with him.

  Clark Atlanta student strangled by roommate’s boyfriend, court documents say

News outlets report Fulton County Superior Court released more details on the death of 21-year-old Alexis Crawford on Tuesday.

Whole Foods recalls dozens of vegetable products over listeria risk

The vegetables may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported so far.

  Snow and cold records fall as arctic air mass lingers

The mid-autumn taste of winter brought record single-digit temperatures to Chicago and environs; set snowfall records in Buffalo and Detroit; dusted cars with snow in Memphis, Tennessee; and froze lakes in Minnesota weeks earlier than usual.

  College gymnast who died from training injury mourned

Melanie Coleman, a junior at Southern Connecticut State University, died on a Sunday, two days after suffering a spinal injury in a training accident.

Americans see Microsoft as most-ethical company

Microsoft found itself atop the most-ethical list for the second year in a row, followed NVIDIA, Apple, Intel and Salesforce.com.

  Crews rescue woman from car dangling off the edge of a snowy roadway

Crews had to smash the windshield to pull the woman to safety.

  Mark Sanford suspends GOP primary challenge to Trump

The former South Carolina governor and congressman centered his Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump on warnings about the national debt. But he struggled to gain traction.

No. 1 milk company declares bankruptcy amid drop in demand

The Dallas company said it may sell itself to the Dairy Farmers of America, a marketing cooperative owned by thousands of farmers.

  Split Supreme Court appears ready to allow Trump to end DACA

Sharply at odds with liberal justices, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to allow the Trump administration to abolish protections that permit 660,000 immigrants to work in the U.S., free from the threat of deportation.

Juul cuts 650 jobs as vaping industry faces scrutiny

Juul is laying off 650 employees in the midst of $1 billion in cost-cutting moves.

  Watch: Apparent meteor flashes across night sky in St. Louis area

An apparent meteor has brightened the night sky over St. Louis.

Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward

The justices rejected an appeal from Remington Arms that argued it should be shielded by a 2005 federal law preventing most lawsuits against firearms manufacturers when their products are used in crimes.

  IL man accused of pushing mother into fire charged with attempted murder

An Illinois woman was severely burned when her son pushed her into a fire, deputies say.

  Former President Carter out of surgery, no complications

A statement from a spokeswoman said the former president experienced no complications from the procedure.

  Police search for three adults after 14-year-old was stabbed, killed in front of his home

Family members say it happened after a misunderstanding over a bicycle.

  Disney’s streaming service begins with troubles

Disney's brand-new streaming service Disney Plus may be a victim of its own success.

US held record number of migrant kids in custody in 2019

Some of these migrant children who were in government custody this year have already been deported. Some have reunited with family in the U.S. About 4,000 are still in government custody, some in large, impersonal shelters.

  California man detained, ticketed for eating sandwich on train platform

The treatment of a man cited for eating on a Bay Area Rapid Transit platform inspired a defiant lunchtime eat-in on the platform inside the Embarcardero BART station.

Widow sues boat owner in fire off California that killed 34

Christine Dignam, whose husband, Justin Dignam, died when the Conception caught fire Sept. 2 off the Santa Barbara coast, claimed that the boat was unsafe.

  Impeachment witness: Ukrainians asked about holdup of aid

The concern was clear for the young democracy battling an aggressive Russia.

  Toddler dies after choking on sandwich at Arizona in-home daycare

Police say they’re still investigating what happened. No charges have been filed.

  2 fired after fast food cashier refuses to serve NC police officer

The police chief says the incident saddened the department and created a divide in the community.

  ‘We love you, Alex’: Trebek chokes up over ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant’s heartfelt answer

The contestant said Trebek, who has stage 4 pancreatic cancer, told them at the time the episode was taped that he had to reenter treatment.

  Iowa girl faces her 43rd surgery; she’s only 4

A 4-year-old girl with a vascular ring will have her 43rd surgery later this month.

  San Diego State student, 19, dies after attending frat party

San Diego State University announced that student Dylan Hernandez died from undisclosed causes.

AP sources: Deval Patrick mulling Democratic White House run

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is considering making a late run for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to two people with knowledge of his deliberations, underscoring some Democrats’ deep uncertainty about the party’s current crop of contenders.

  Arkansas officer suspended for dancing naked at nightclub

An Arkansas police officer was suspended after a video showed him dancing in a nightclub without any clothes on.

  Watch: Animal thought to be extinct seen for first time in 30 years

Researchers thought this animal was extinct because of the illegal wildlife trade, but for the first time in 30 years, it has been spotted in Vietnam.

  ‘I think my classmates love me’: Kindergarten visits friend who had a stroke

A kindergarten class visited their classmate who had a stroke.

  National security officials objected to stopping Ukraine aid

The view among the national security officials was unanimous: Military aid to Ukraine should not be stopped by the White House.

Judge dismisses Trump lawsuit against NY over tax returns

A federal judge on Monday dismissed President Donald Trump’s lawsuit against New York officials that was aimed at preventing the release of his tax returns.

Poll: Many youths say high school diploma is enough

Although most young Americans believe in the value of higher education, many still consider a high school diploma alone to be enough for success, according to a survey of teens and young adults by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

  Trump kicks off Veterans Day tribute in NYC

Trump spoke at the opening of the 100th annual parade organized by the United War Veterans Council in Madison Square Park

  Oklahoma officer accused of killing his own police chief in Florida hotel room

Escambia County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Melony Peterson told the Pensacola News Journal that 49-year-old Michael Patrick Nealey was arrested Monday morning and charged with killing Lucky Miller.

Utah death-row inmate featured in ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ dies

Ron Lafferty, 78, died at the state prison in the Salt Lake City suburb of Draper, Utah.

  Arlington National Cemetery running out of room for veterans’ burials

For more than 150 years, these hallowed grounds have recorded the history of America’s veterans. But time is catching up.

  Woman mistakenly declared dead by Social Security

The Texas woman learned about it when her bank card was declined.

Pot use up, cigarette use down in young adults

Researchers looked at data from 2002 to 2016 and found marijuana use increased by nearly 8% among 18- to 22-year-olds in college.

  Mercury is traveling across the sun

Mercury is gliding across the sun on Monday in an event called a transit.

  High school principal starts ‘No phone, new friends Friday’ lunchtime tradition

The principal said she noticed students at the school with their heads down, looking at their phones. Instead, she wanted them to look at each other and learn face-to-face communication skills.

  After push from Energy Secretary Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine

Perry's efforts to influence Ukraine's energy policy came earlier this year, just as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's new government was seeking military aid from the United States to defend against Russian aggression and allies of President Donald Trump were ramping up efforts to get the Ukrainians

  75 years later, family learns 100-year-old WWII veteran helped storm Normandy

Only when the veteran's family was gathering pictures and putting together a biography for his 100th birthday did they learn that when he was in the Army he was part of the invasion of Normandy.

  Server claims he was fired from Kan. restaurant because he has HIV

If the server was indeed fired because he has HIV, it would be a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  Deputies find 4-year-old locked in Kansas bedroom soaked with urine, feces

Deputies are investigating reports this may not have been the first time the boy was locked in the room and left alone.

  Dad wrestles alleged peeping Tom to ground outside daughter’s bedroom

A Wichita father played police on Wednesday after he said he caught a man lurking in his backyard.

Boy, 7, critically injured after falling out 9th-floor window in NY

Police say the boy pushed the paneling next to an air conditioning unit out of the way, which caused him to fall through the window.

Violent night in Memphis leaves 19-year-old mother dead, seven others injured

Memphis Police are investigating four separate shootings across the city of Memphis and so far, no arrests have been made.

Florida man sues Madonna because her concert is starting too late

A Florida man is suing Madonna and Live Nation for late concert start times.

Bolivia’s president resigns amid election-fraud allegations

Bolivian President Evo Morales announced his resignation Sunday under mounting pressure from the military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests.

In memoir, Haley alleges some on Trump team urged resistance

In "With All Due Respect," Haley said then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and then-White House chief of staff John Kelly told her that they were trying to "save the country."

  Members of community attacked in Mexico flee, doubt they’ll return

More than 100 people left their rural community in northern Mexico on Saturday in an 18-vehicle caravan after the attack Monday in which nine women and children were killed by what authorities say were hit men from drug cartels.

Police: Homeless man stabbed to death inside Mississippi church

Both the victim and the suspect are believed to be homeless.

  A Porsche crashed into the second story of a building; two killed

Police said the crash happened Sunday morning when a red Porsche lost control at a high speed.

Russian professor questioned after severed arms found in his backpack

A history professor at St. Petersburg State University was found Saturday in the Moika River with the rucksack. Police later found the body of his student in his apartment, Russian news reports said.

  Watch Michigan residents free a pair of deer with entangled antlers

A group of Bowne Township, Mich. residents worked together to free a pair of deer Friday.