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AP Exclusive: Thousands of Ohio absentee applications denied

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 11:05pm

Thousands of Ohio voters were held up or stymied in their efforts to get absentee ballots for last year’s general election because of missing or mismatched signatures on their ballot applications, an Associated Press review has found.

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.