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Teen SC school shooter gets life for killing 1st grader

Judge Lawton McIntosh said he was worried Jesse Osborne showed little remorse after killing his father, then shooting at the playground at Townville Elementary School where a first grade class was celebrating a birthday party in September 2016. Osborne was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

NFL says 11 teams have signed up for Kaepernick’s audition

  College students move into senior assisted living facility

Washington is the latest to allow people to change their gender designation to ‘X’ on driver licenses

3 missing Montana children safe, 2 adults arrested

  Student opens fire in California high school, killing 2

Video captures dirt bikers taunting NYPD officer, investigators say

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10 Democrats qualify for next week’s presidential debate

Fatal Popeyes stabbing suspect arrested, police say

Instagram users may have to kiss their likes goodbye

  Abandoned newborn found dead in freezing NY weather; mother questioned

  ‘Somebody help me’: Doorbell camera captures woman’s screams from passing car

The Razr is back: Motorola flips for its futuristic foldable-screen phone

  New Ford Mustang is an SUV

The Ford Mustang Mach-E makes its debut Sunday night. It's a fully electric crossover SUV.

  88-year-old woman sues after tripping over electric scooter left in no parking zone

The scooters were left in a no parking zone in front of a college for older adults, the lawsuit alleges.

  Ex-Gov. Deval Patrick announces 2020 presidential bid

Patrick made history as the first black governor of Massachusetts and has close ties to former President Barack Obama and his network of political advisers.

  Teen with Down syndrome bags first buck

Pierce Pennaz, a 19-year-old with Down syndrome, killed his first buck on the opening weekend of deer hunting season in Minnesota.

  Teacher accused of threatening to shoot students in Wash.

  Pelosi says Trump’s Ukraine actions amount to ‘bribery’

  Pastor: Jimmy Carter ‘up and walking’ post brain surgery

Scientists need 10,000 pets for largest-ever dog study of its kind

Customers surprised to be charged during power shutoff

AP Exclusive: Data shows upswing in child exploitation cases

  Kids call 911 after allegedly drug-impaired bus driver crashes on way to Ore. schools

The bus driver faces a driving under the influence charge and has been suspended, pending the results of a drug test.

Students’ meals thrown away over $15 in lunch debt; school district apologizes

The Minnesota school district says it is owed nearly $20,000 in outstanding lunch balances, which includes a deficit carried over from last year.

  Florida hunter nearly loses leg, life when 10-foot-alligator bites him

Emergency surgery for the substantial injury to the hunter's right leg went well, and he suffered no nerve damage.

Newborns honor Mr. Rogers with red cardigans at Pittsburgh hospital

Nurses dressed up the new "neighbors" to celebrate World Kindness Day.

Georgia executes man for store clerk’s killing in 1994

A man convicted of killing a Georgia convenience store clerk 25 years ago was put to death late Wednesday night, authorities said.

Starbucks offering a BOGO deal Thursday

The coffee chain is rolling out a buy-one-get-one-free deal, offering a free drink if you buy one that’s at least grande size.

  Supporters rally on behalf of Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed

Protesters rallied in support of Rodney Reed’s campaign to stop his scheduled Nov. 20 execution.

Court rejects Trump’s appeal in fight over financial records

A federal appeals court will not take up President Donald Trump’s appeal of a ruling that his accounting firm must turn over financial records to Congress.

US budget deficit surges to $134.5 billion in October

The Treasury Department said Wednesday that the deficit last month totaled $134.5 billion, up from a shortfall in October 2018 of $100.5 billion.

NYPD kept database of juveniles’ fingerprints, violating law

New York City police secretly kept fingerprints of children arrested as juveniles on file permanently in a department database.

  Arctic blast spreads shivers from Maine to Deep South

Cold temperatures that stretched to the Gulf Coast followed a snowstorm that the National Weather Service said contributed to nearly 30% of the country being covered in snow as of Wednesday.

Navy SEAL rejected by New York fire department because he was too old gets second chance to join

Shaun Donovan, a 38-year-old Navy SEAL, was previously rejected by the Fire Department of New York for being too old. A measure passed by New York state lawmakers will give him another chance to fulfill his dream.

Conspiracy charges dropped in Michael Avenatti Nike case

An indictment charging California attorney Michael Avenatti with conspiring to extort Nike has been rewritten to drop two conspiracy counts.

  Thief steals thousands from kids’ piggy banks, police say

Police in Pennsylvania say a thief stole thousands of dollars from two kids' piggy banks.

  Disney Plus racks up 10 million subscribers, adds warning to some older shows

Disney Plus is projected to reach up to 90 million global subscribers by 2025.

  Diplomats accuse Trump as impeachment hits Americans’ TVs

Wednesday’s account from a pair of career diplomats was a striking though complicated one that Democrats say reveals a president abusing his office, and the power of American foreign policy, for personal political gain.

  Former YouTuber accused of abusing adopted kids has died

Maricopa Police Department spokesman Ricardo Alvarado said Machelle Hobson died Tuesday at a Phoenix-area hospital. Her death was ruled natural and there was no crime suspected in it, according to Scottsdale police.

  Photographer captures rare three-antler deer on camera

He says he took a picture of an unusual deer: A buck with three antlers in the Upper Peninsula.

  Watch: Venice ‘on its knees’ after second-worst flood ever recorded

Venice suffered its second-worst flood ever recorded, causing an outcry to better protect the historic city. The water reached 6.14 feet above average sea level, the second-highest level ever recorded in the city and just 2½ inches lower than the historic 1966 flood.

  Rapper Kodak Black gets a nearly 4-year prison sentence in weapons case

U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno could have sentenced Black to the maximum of 10 years, and prosecutors wanted eight years in part because Black allegedly was involved in a jail fight that injured a corrections officer.

  Bus driver helps young kids wandering in 18-degree weather without coats

A bus driver came to the rescue of two children found wandering in the snow and frigid cold.

Facebook says it removed 3.2B fake accounts in 6 months

Facebook says it removed 3.2 billion fake accounts from its service from April to September, up slightly from 3 billion in the previous six months.

  US superbug infections rising, but deaths are falling

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated about 36,000 Americans died from drug-resistant infections in 2017.

Bishop who investigated sex abuse accused of sex abuse

An attorney for the alleged victim notified Catholic officials in New Jersey this week that he is preparing a lawsuit on behalf of a client who says he was molested by Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio in the 1970s.

  School employees charged with manslaughter after autistic child dies from being restrained

Investigators say the California boy’s teacher left the 13-year-old restrained in a face-down position for nearly two hours.

  Two young girls from Congo see snow for the first time

Thanks to their mom, the special moment was captured on camera.

  US and Turkey have friendly talks but differences persist

President Donald Trump says he and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are “very good friends,” but their meeting Wednesday at the White House failed to resolve an issue that has badly strained relations between the two NATO allies.

Report: Earth’s insects are dying; here’s what you can do to help

A new report from the UK Wildlife Trusts says the number of insects is rapidly declining and more than 40% of bug species are facing extinction.

Supreme Court says Ginsburg home sick with stomach bug

The 86-year-old Ginsburg was absent when her colleagues took the bench just after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

  Firefighter dies saving baby, fellow firefighters in house fire

The fire department wrote on its Facebook page that "It is an extremely difficult day."

MLB investigates Houston Astros on claims they broke the rules to win ’17 World Series

The report says a former Astros pitcher confirmed the scheme.

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

When rescue workers reviewed security footage to find out how the cats kept getting out, video showed Quilty was the culprit. He would jump up and pull the handle down on the door.

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

After months of house hunting, a couple thought they found the perfect house, until they looked at the paperwork.

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

The veterans passed away in the decades after World War II but didn’t have the military burial they deserved because no living relatives could be found.

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

Thanks to a kidney donation from a compassionate young woman, the toddler is now able to play games and laugh with his family.

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

Officials believe the victim was followed to the Houston shopping mall after she walked out of a nearby bank.

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

The father used counterfeit money to buy drugs around the time of the shooting and was the intended target, investigators say.

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

Doctors believe the baby is suffering with a fatal condition, but her family says they just need more time to find a hospital that will continue treatment.

Colin Kaepernick plans to audition for NFL teams on Saturday

Colin Kaepernick plans to audition for NFL teams on Saturday in a private workout arranged by the league to be held in Atlanta.

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

Martinez spent 11 years in prison for five robberies he did not commit at an auto paint shop.

People magazine names John Legend as 2019 Sexiest Man Alive

The Grammy-winning singer known for his silky-smooth vocals was revealed as this year's winner Tuesday night on NBC's "The Voice."

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.

Because of the snowy and icy conditions, SkyLift Park says the bridge will remain closed until it’s safe for folks to walk on it again.

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

Police say an 11-year-old boy was fatally shot by his 19-year-old brother in the chest in West Philadelphia Monday morning. Police say this shooting was "absolutely preventable."

Prosecutor: Messages show teen plotted SC school shooting

A special hearing started Tuesday in Anderson County where a judge is deciding Jesse Osborne's sentence. The now 17-year-old, who was 14 at the time of the slayings, faces anywhere from 30 years to life without parole.

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

Popular daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives” is going on a production hiatus and at least one media outlet has reported that the show’s cast has been let of of their contracts, but sources close to People magazine expect the show to continue.

Court rules against warrantless searches of phones, laptops

The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU and the Electronic Frontier Foundation on behalf of 11 travelers whose smartphones and laptops were searched without individualized suspicion at U.S. ports of entry.

McDonald’s adds snickerdoodle McFlurry to menu for the holidays

McDonald’s is rolling out its first new seasonal McFlurry in seven years.

  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.