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Precautionary decontaminations after Houston mercury spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 6:36pm

Dozens of people were decontaminated as a precaution Sunday after trace amounts of mercury was spilled at three locations in Houston, city officials said.

Women's soccer team placed on probation after hazing probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 5:15pm

La Salle University has placed its women's soccer team on disciplinary probation through the end of next year — including restrictions on competition for the spring season — following an investigation that revealed what it called “nonviolent power-differential hazing."

West Virginia sheriff's deputy shot in face at rural home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 3:57pm

A sheriff’s deputy in West Virginia was shot in the face Sunday while attempting to serve charges on a man at a home in a shooting incident from the previous day, authorities said.

Child fatally struck after Tennessee Christmas parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 2:28pm

A child was fatally struck at the end of a Christmas parade in Tennessee, authorities said.

Greta Thunberg and German railway company trade tweets about 'overcrowded trains'

Dakin Andone, CNN  |  Posted Dec 15th - 1:57pm

Greta Thunberg's tweet about riding on the floor of a train didn't sit well with German railway company Deutsche Bahn, which said she had a seat in first class.

South Carolina man who inspired movie "Radio" dead at 73

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 12:43pm

James “Radio” Kennedy, the man who was a fixture on the sidelines of a South Carolina high school's football games for decades and whose life inspired a Hollywood movie, has died. He was 73.

Hallmark Channel faces backlash after it pulled ads featuring same-sex couples

Clare Duffy, CNN Business  |  Posted Dec 15th - 12:35pm

The Hallmark Channel is facing calls for viewers and advertisers to boycott its television channel and other areas of business after it pulled advertisements featuring same-sex couples from the air.

Two Georgia teenagers arrested in weekend mall shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 12:08pm

Two teenagers were arrested in connection with a shooting that wounded one man in a busy suburban Atlanta mall food court at the height of Christmas shopping season, police said Sunday.

Inmate's suicide shows need for reforms, advocates say

Ryan Tarinelli, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 11:23am

The final two months of Cachin Anderson’s life in New York’s prison system were filled with warnings he was a man in crisis.

Man whose info found on Jersey shooter nabbed on gun charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 11:21am

A New Jersey man whose number was found in the back pocket of one of the perpetrators of last week's fatal attack on a Jewish market has been arrested for illegally possessing a weapon, federal authorities said.

Democrats seek Bolton, Mulvaney for impeachment trial

Lisa Mascaro and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 10:32am

Senate Democrats are proposing a weekslong Senate impeachment trial seeking testimony from four new witnesses including John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney over President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine, according to a detailed outline released Sunday.

Babe Ruth's 500th homer bat sells for more than $1 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 10:10am

Babe Ruth has hit another one out of the ballpark.

'Jumanji' ends 'Frozen 2' hot streak to claim top spot

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 10:04am

“Jumanji: The Next Level” puts “Frozen 2” on second-place ice, while Clint Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell” opened with one of the worst box office debuts for the director.

Good Samaritan, studying to be a paramedic, saves 20-year-old pinned by car

Zach Anders, CNN  |  Posted Dec 15th - 9:53am

Two young men brought together by a serious crash are now good friends.

Comey: 'Real sloppiness' in Russia probe but no misconduct

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 9:23am

Former FBI Director James Comey acknowledged Sunday that a Justice Department inspector general report identified “real sloppiness" in the surveillance of a former Trump campaign aide and said he was wrong to have been “overconfident" about how the Russia investigation was handled.

Possible 'white power' hand signs at Army-Navy game probed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 8:47pm

The Army and Navy academies are looking into hand signs flashed by students that can be associated with “white power" and were televised during the Army-Navy football game on Saturday, school officials said.

LSU QB Joe Burrow wins Heisman Trophy in landslide vote

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 7:03pm

Born into a family of Cornhuskers and raised in the Buckeye state, Joe Burrow left his roots behind and became a Heisman Trophy winner at LSU.

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow wins Heisman Trophy as top college player

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 6:53pm

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow wins Heisman Trophy as top college player.

Cyberattack on New Orleans city computers called 'minimal'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 6:37pm

Officials announced Saturday that no data was held for ransom and that a recovery operation is getting underway after a cyberattack a day earlier triggered a shutdown of city government computers in New Orleans.