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Student opens fire in California high school, killing 2

A student pulled a gun from his backpack and opened fire at a Southern California high school Thursday, killing two students and wounding three others before shooting himself in the head on his 16th birthday, authorities said.

Teen SC school shooter gets life for killing 1st grader

Dave Grohl rocks it on Sesame Street for show’s 50th season

Trump wants Supreme Court to block subpoena for his taxes

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

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10 Democrats qualify for next week’s presidential debate

Fatal Popeyes stabbing suspect arrested, police say

Abandoned newborn found dead in freezing NY weather; mother questioned

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

Turkey cooking hotline available for Thanksgiving

Ex-Gov. Deval Patrick announces 2020 presidential bid

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

The president says the call was perfect. Pelosi said, “It’s perfectly wrong. It’s bribery.”

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

The Rev. Tony Lowden of Maranatha Baptist Church visited Carter in an Atlanta hospital Wednesday and told reporters that the 95-year-old was in good spirits.

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

Scientists hope the study sheds light on human longevity too.

AP Exclusive: Data shows upswing in child exploitation cases

Their caseloads are growing because of the ease with which offenders can post graphic images of children online.

Georgia executes man for store clerk’s killing in 1994

Supporters rally on behalf of Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed

Court rejects Trump’s appeal in fight over financial records

US budget deficit surges to $134.5 billion in October

NYPD kept database of juveniles’ fingerprints, violating law

Arctic blast spreads shivers from Maine to Deep South

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.

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.

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.

  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.

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.

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.

John Legend is PEOPLE’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’... and he’s perplexed

The magazine announced that the "All of Me" singer would hold the title awarded last year to actor Idris Elba, a comparison he poked fun at.

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.

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.

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.

  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.

Court documents outline disturbing details in murder of Clark Atlanta student Alexis Crawford

Authorities have released new details about the murder of a Clark Atlanta University student.

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.

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.

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.

  Former President Carter out of surgery, no complications

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

UPDATE: President Carter out of surgery

The Carter Center released a statement regarding Former President Jimmy Carter’s surgery.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

  ‘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.

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

Survey reveals least popular Thanksgiving food items

A new survey reveals the least popular items at the Thanksgiving dinner table.

Customers help Waffle House worker left to run diner alone

Waffle House is known to not close for anything - even if there's only one worker behind the counter.

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."