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  • UberEATS driver sentenced to life for killing customer

    ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta food delivery driver has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting an UberEATS customer. Media outlets report 36-year-old Robert Bivines was sentenced last week after a jury found him guilty of charges including malice murder. Bivines turned himself in to authorities in February, days after the shooting. Police […]
  • Chipotle reconsiders firing in St. Paul dine and dash case

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Chipotle is reconsidering its decision to fire a St. Paul restaurant manager after receiving more information about an incident where employees refused to serve five black men and asked them to prove they could pay before taking their order. Employees accused the men of being repeat dine-and-dashers. One of the […]
  • The Latest: GOP Trump critic Rep. Hurd re-elected in Texas

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Latest on Texas congressional race (all times local): 1:35 p.m. One of President Donald Trump’s few Republican critics in Congress has won re-election in a Texas swing district. Will Hurd is a former CIA officer. He accused Trump this summer of “standing idle on the world stage” and being manipulated […]
  • Judge: Ejecting teacher from school board meeting broke law

    A Louisiana school board violated the state’s open meetings law by ejecting a teacher who spoke out against giving the superintendent a $30,000 raise, a state judge has ruled. Judge David Smith also threw out the raise given Jan. 8 to Vermilion Parish Schools Superintendent Jerome Puyau (PEE-oh), who returned to work this month despite […]
  • Legal groups argue in court against Trump asylum ban

    HOUSTON (AP) — Legal groups suing the Trump administration over its ban on asylum for anyone who illegally crosses the U.S.-Mexico border have argued their case before a federal judge in San Francisco. U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar did not immediately rule Monday on the groups’ request to stop the administration from enforcing the […]
  • The Latest: Extradition pending in senior complex slayings

    DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on man arrested in fatal shootings of two people in Detroit senior housing complex (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Prosecutors in Michigan say extradition proceedings are pending for a Detroit man charged with fatally shooting two people inside a senior citizens’ housing complex. The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says 69-year-old […]
  • Elizabeth Smart gives birth to third child, a baby girl

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Teenage kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart has given birth to her third child. Smart announced the birth on her Instagram account on Monday with a picture of her holding new daughter Olivia as husband Matthew Gilmour looks on. In her post, Smart says “So happy to welcome Olivia to our family!” […]
  • Radio host seeks neo-Nazi website publisher’s bank records

    A Muslim-American radio host’s lawyers are seeking a court order to get bank records for a neo-Nazi website publisher after questioning his father under oath about money donated by the site’s readers. Greg Anglin, the father of The Daily Stormer publisher Andrew Anglin, recently testified that he helped his son collect and deposit between $100,000 […]
  • Caldwell concedes in Florida Ag Commissioner race

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican state Rep. Matt Caldwell said Monday he won’t challenge his loss to Democrat Nikki Fried in Florida’s agriculture commission race — a contest that was the closest of the three statewide seats that went through a recount. Caldwell made his announcement in an email, the day after official election results […]
  • Lawsuit: Student suspended after reporting sexual assault

    ATLANTA (AP) — A lawsuit says a student was suspended from a Georgia high school after telling school officials she was sexually assaulted by another student. The lawsuit was filed Friday in federal court in Atlanta on behalf of the teen, who is identified as “Jane Doe.” It accuses Gwinnett County Public Schools officials of […]
  • US closes busiest Mexico border crossing for several hours

    TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The United States closed off northbound traffic for several hours at the busiest border crossing with Mexico to install new security barriers on Monday, a day after hundreds of Tijuana residents protested against the presence of thousands of Central American migrants. The U.S. also closed one of two pedestrian crossings at […]
  • Police: 4 people found shot dead in home’s basement

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say two men and two women have been found shot and killed in a basement in Philadelphia. Police say the bodies were discovered in a Philadelphia home Monday, each with a single gunshot wound to the head. They were pronounced dead just before 12:30 p.m. Two of the victims have been […]
  • Trump, first lady accept official White House Christmas tree

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have received the official White House Christmas tree. The 19½-foot (6-meter) tall Fraser fir was grown on a farm owned by Larry Smith of Newland, North Carolina. Strains of “O Christmas Tree” played Monday as horses pulled a wagon carrying the tree up the […]
  • Police: Suspect in Detroit senior complex slayings arrested

    DETROIT (AP) — A registered sex offender charged in the fatal shooting of two people and an attempted rape inside a low-income senior complex in Detroit has been arrested in Virginia. Detroit police said Monday that 69-year-old James Fleming surrendered to authorities in Richmond around midnight. No other information about the arrest has been released. […]
  • Trump critic Hurd keeps Texas US House seat for Republicans

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rep. Will Hurd, one of few Republican critics of President Donald Trump in Congress, narrowly won his re-election bid Monday in a sprawling Texas district that has been a perennial battleground. Democratic challenger Gina Ortiz Jones conceded Monday, nearly two weeks after Election Day, ending what had been one of the […]