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Russia, Ukraine to revive peace process, exchange prisoners

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.

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  Up to 13 feared dead in volcanic eruption off New Zealand

Experts cite training gaps in accidental shootings by police

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Trump, Dems in tentative deal on North American trade pact

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

  Ice bucket challenge inspiration Pete Frates dies at 34

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

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

  Watching Your Wallet: Make smart money moves before 2020

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

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

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

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

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

  Saudi gunman tweeted against US before naval base shooting

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

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.

  Minnesota National Guard identifies 3 killed in helicopter crash

The Minnesota National Guard says the three soldiers who were killed when their helicopter crashed near St. Cloud this week were part of a unit that returned last May from a nine-month deployment to the Middle East.

Iran frees Chinese-American scholar for US-held scientist

A Princeton scholar held for three years in Iran on widely criticized espionage charges was freed Saturday as part of a prisoner exchange that saw America release a detained Iranian scientist.

  House impeachment report looks at abuse, bribery, corruption

Previewing potential articles of impeachment, the House Democrats on Saturday issued a lengthy report drawing on history and the Founding Fathers to lay out the legal argument over the case against President Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine.

Strong with the Force the Mississippi Department of Transportation is

The popular little being from the Disney Plus series "The Mandalorian" popped up on MDOT’s social media this week and highway traffic status signs.

  Impeachment collides with funding deadline, testing Congress

The impeachment drama is dominating Washington, but leading figures such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still have their day jobs to do.

Ho ho, oh no! Arizona man gets trapped in chimney weeks ahead of Christmas

Authorities were called to a Tucson, Ariz., home after neighbors heard someone calling for help inside a chimney.

  Ex-police officer accused of choking child with dog leash

The alleged incident took place in 2017 when the boy was 8 years old and walking a puppy.

As Dems zero in on White House, Trump racks up court losses

The courts are proving to be an obstacle to the Trump administration in its fight against an impeachment inquiry from House Democrats and other congressional probes.

  Trump complains low-flow toilets are flush with problems

Trump said Friday that his administration is looking into relaxing water-saving regulations for toilets, sinks and showers, saying consumers end up using even more water by flushing multiple times and trying to get clean with low water streams.

  Texas suspect steals car with 10-month-old baby inside

A 10-month-old girl is back with her family, after being taken by a car thief in Houston Friday morning.

PG&E says it has reached $13.5 billion wildfire settlement

Pacific Gas and Electric says it has reached a $13.5 billion settlement that will resolve all major claims related to devastating wildfires blamed on its outdated equipment and negligence.

Actor Ron Leibman dead at 82

Actor Ron Leibman, who appeared in movies, theater and television in a career that spanned six decades and won a Tony for Tony Kushner’s iconic play ”Angels in America,” has died after an illness.

Banana duct-taped to wall sells for $120K

An art piece consisting of a banana duct-taped to a wall sold for $120,000.

Jury: Elon Musk did not defame British caver in tweet

Vernon Unsworth had sought $190 million in damages from a man his lawyer called the “billionaire bully.”

  Saudi student opens fire at Florida Naval base, killing 3

The assault, which ended when a sheriff’s deputy killed the attacker, was the second fatal shooting at a U.S. Navy base this week and prompted a massive law enforcement response and base lockdown.

  Slain UPS driver’s family questions police response to chase

Ordonez’s family said the father of two was filling in on someone else’s route Thursday when the robbery suspects commandeered his truck.

Supreme Court keeps federal executions on hold

The Supreme Court on Friday blocked the Trump administration from restarting federal executions next week after a 16-year break.

Supreme Court temporarily shields Trump bank records

In an order signed by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the House cannot enforce subpoenas issued to Deutsche Bank and Capital One at least until Dec. 13.

  Seventh grader without legs is a basketball phenomenon

Jojo Hayes has loved basketball for as long as he can remember. While his skills on the court are nothing new to his classmates, his deep three at the University of Illinois game has allowed more than 200,000 people across social media to see his abilities.

White House won’t participate in next impeachment hearing

A senior Trump administration official said the White House will not participate in the House Judiciary Committee’s next impeachment hearing.

Wife of Papa John’s founder files for divorce

Annette Cox Schnatter left him back in April and bought her own house, but just filed the divorce paperwork.

  Chipotle offers workers paid sick leave, but you likely won’t get away with faking it

Chipotle is taking steps to ensure a healthier workforce, but you won't be able to get away with faking sick.

Officials list pot vape brands reported in US outbreak

Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed, for the first time, the vape brands most commonly linked to hospitalizations.

Navy sailor who killed 2 at Pearl Harbor shipyard was unhappy with commanders

The gunman was identified as 22-year-old Gabriel Romero.

  US flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus

An early barrage of illness in the South has begun to spread more broadly, and there’s a decent chance flu season could peak much earlier than normal, health officials say.

Weinstein accused of misusing ankle monitor; $5M bail sought

Harvey Weinstein violated his bail conditions by mishandling his electronic ankle monitor, which left his whereabouts unrecorded for hours at a time, a New York prosecutor argued Friday.

  Report: Teen who died in US custody unresponsive for hours

Video of the U.S. Border Patrol cell where a 16-year-old from Guatemala died of the flu shows the teen writhing and collapsing on the floor for hours before he was found dead.

Taylor Swift releases Christmas song with nostalgic tug at the heart

"Christmas Tree Farm” takes a nostalgic look at Christmas past for T-Swift.

  Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly

Lawyers for the Judiciary Committee will present findings of obstruction of justice outlined in the Mueller Report that could be added to the articles of impeachment.

‘Cannonball Run’: New record claimed for cross-country drive from New York to Los Angeles

Three drivers have claimed the new record for the fastest time driving cross-country from New York to Los Angeles.

US gains a robust 266,000 jobs; unemployment falls to 3.5%

The unemployment rate dipped to 3.5% from 3.6% in October, matching a half-century low, the Labor Department reported Friday. And wages rose a solid 3.1% in November compared with a year earlier.

  Michigan boy brings kindergarten classmates to adoption ceremony

Thursday was adoption day for a Michigan boy, but it was not just him and his new family celebrating. The child had his entire class cheering them on.

Veteran producer of ‘WarGames,’ ’Blue Bloods” dies at 85

Leonard Goldberg, a network and studio executive and producer whose TV credits ranged from “Starsky and Hutch” in the 1970s to the current drama series “Blue Bloods” and whose independent movies included “WarGames” and “Sleeping with the Enemy,” has died. He was 85.

Walmart selling KFC fried chicken-scented firelog

The traditional yule log could smell a lot like a famous bucket of fried chicken, not exactly the evergreen scent of your childhood.

  Uber reports more than 3,000 sexual assaults on 2018 rides

More than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during U.S. Uber rides in 2018, including 229 rapes across the company’s 1.3 billion rides.

Blind inmate executed in Tennessee for woman’s 1991 killing

Tennessee has put a 53-year-old blind inmate to death in the electric chair for his conviction in the 1991 killing of his estranged girlfriend. Thursday's execution was only the second of a blind inmate in the U.S. since the nation's reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976.

  ‘Devastated’: 3 crew killed in Black Hawk crash in Minnesota

Three soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard were killed Thursday when the Black Hawk helicopter they were riding in for a routine maintenance test flight crashed in a farm field in central Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz confirmed.

R. Kelly charged with paying bribe before marriage to Aaliyah

Federal prosecutors are accusing singer R. Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before he married R&B singer Aaliyah, then 15 years old, in a secret ceremony in 1994.

  Florida family fights porch pirates with dirty diapers

A Florida family fought back against porch pirates with a decoy package filled with dirty diapers.

  Chase with stolen UPS truck ends with shootout, 4 dead

Four people, including a UPS driver, were killed Thursday after robbers stole the driver’s truck and led police on a chase that ended in gunfire at a busy Florida intersection during rush hour, the FBI said.

  Kerry endorses Biden as ad cites NATO leaders mocking Trump

The Biden campaign rolled out Kerry’s endorsement as it continued to portray Trump as a dangerous and erratic commander in chief and head of state.

  National Guard brings holiday cheer to western Alaska for 63rd annual Operation Santa

The Alaska National Guard is carrying out a tradition 63 years strong, bringing Christmas cheer to a remote community. This year the team took Operation Santa to Napakiak.