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Phone-in-cheek: Spike seen in cellphone-linked face injuries

Planned Parenthood is spending over $1 million on ads targeting GOP senators

’Narwhal’ staying with rescue; role as therapy dog

Volunteers bake nearly 4,000 cookies for troops overseas to continue late friend’s tradition

Justin Timberlake apologizes to wife after ‘strong lapse in judgment’

House will draft Trump impeachment articles, Pelosi says

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  Disney releases new trailer for live-action ‘Mulan’ remake

  ‘Unicorn puppy’ will stay with Mo. rescue shelter

  ’Dizzy’ Florida man launches car into dealership, deputies say

The Knot, Pinterest to restrict slave plantation wedding content

  Impeachment takeaways: History lessons, partisan feuds

Historic US towns endured wars, storms. What about sea rise?

  Deer could lead Santa’s sleigh after antlers tangle with Christmas lights

Animal services says this is a good reminder to make sure hanging holiday decorations are secure and high enough to avoid issues with wildlife.

Parents, 17-year-old son fight 3 different types of cancer at same time

While the three are being treated for cancer, the family is fighting hard to keep the French-American restaurant they've owned and operated for 16 years open.

  Man accused of killing girlfriend’s kids, self after argument about smoking in house

Police say the suspect was a convicted felon and should not have had a firearm.

’Tis the season: Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lights up

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was officially turned on Wednesday night, at an event featuring celebrities including Idina Menzel, Lea Michele and Ne-Yo among the performers.

Drug can curb dementia’s delusions, researchers find

‘Star Trek’ writer, story editor DC Fontana dead at age 80

  Ga. store owner says thieves took $80K worth of drones and accessories, ransacked Toys for Tots box

WIS reporter donates bone marrow to 2-year-old with rare blood disorder

Surprising 1st results from NASA’s sun-skimming spacecraft

Instagram will ask new users for their age

  Rare early Macintosh computer sells at auction for $120K

In 1984, Apple launched its groundbreaking Macintosh computer, which at the time, was a giant leap forward in the digital age.

  Profs make impeachment case; Democrats say they’re all in

Lawmakers accuse Trump of “openly and indiscriminately” defying the House’s constitutional authority to conduct the impeachment proceedings by instructing officials not to comply with subpoenas for documents and testimony.

Google co-founders step aside as antitrust scrutiny heats up

Google’s founders are stepping aside and their long foreshadowed successor, Sundar Pichai, has been well prepped to serve as the public face of the company.

Jimmy Carter discharged from Georgia hospital

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was discharged from a hospital Wednesday after being treated for a urinary tract infection, a spokeswoman said.

668,000 will lose food stamp benefits under new work rules

Hundreds of thousands of Americans who rely on the federal food stamp program will lose their benefits under a new Trump administration rule that will tighten work requirements for recipients.

Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin’s family, attorneys

Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of the 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin, is suing the teen’s parents, family attorney, the attorney’s book publisher and prosecutors who tried his case.

Vaping-related injuries reported in all 50 states

All 50 states are now dealing with a vaping-related lung injury case.

Once-a-month birth control pill? Experiment works in animals

Birth control pills work great if women remember to take them every day but missing doses can mean a surprise pregnancy. Now scientists have figured out how to pack a month’s supply into one capsule.

  Trump aims for role of NATO statesman but mars unity message

The gathering of NATO leaders follows Trump’s frequent criticism of alliance members as falling well short in doing their financial part through the first three years of his presidency.

  Lifestyle changes, lower cholesterol earlier in life can help prevent heart disease, study says

Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, with more than 600,000 dying from the disease in the U.S. every year. Lowering cholesterol may be the key to reducing heart disease risk.

Rapper T.I.’s remarks spark NY bill to end virginity tests

New York could ban intrusive tests aimed at determining virginity in response to the controversial remarks made recently by the rapper T.I. that he has a gynecologist check his daughter’s hymen annually.

Buffalo bishop resigns under fire for handling of misconduct

Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone was forced to step down amid an outcry for his removal over how he handled allegations of clergy sexual misconduct. The Vatican said Pope Francis appointed Albany Bishop Edward Scharfenberger to run the Buffalo Diocese temporarily.

  Abortion bill in Ohio suggests doctors reimplant ectopic pregnancies

Such a pregnancy involves a fertilized egg implanted outside the uterus, which can lead to life-threatening complications for the woman.

Police search for missing Conn. girl, issue Silver Alert

Officials in Connecticut say 1-year-old Venessa Morales was not at home when officers went there for a welfare check. They say she was last seen Friday and they don't know who took her.

She lied on her resume; Australian judge gave her prison time

A 46-year-old Australian woman lied on her resume to land a high-paying government job and ended up in prison for it.

Clifford, everybody’s favorite big red dog, gets a reboot

The original show premiered in 2000 and ended in 2003, though Clifford has been rerun through the years on TV.

Deadly defect found in another version of Takata airbags

Takata is adding about 1.4 million front driver inflators to recalls in the U.S., according to government documents posted Wednesday.

  Dad dies after fall while hanging Christmas lights

Felipe Gallegos was putting lights on the roof of this home Saturday night when the accident happened.

Lockdown lifted after shooting on Jackson State campus

That lockdown has now been lifted. School officials said there is no longer a threat of an active shooter on campus.

  Wife adds deployed husband to family Christmas card

This year will be Danielle Cobo’s first Christmas without her husband, who is serving overseas as a Black Hawk pilot, but she still wanted him to be included in a holiday photo.

Graffiti-painted polar bear roams Russian wilderness

The video of the polar bear came from a WhatsApp group for the indigenous people of Chukotka in Russia’s Far East, but it’s unclear where it was shot.

  Howard U. volleyball player misses tournament to make stem-cell donation to leukemia patient

The commitment caused her to miss the Milk Championship tournament, but that was a sacrifice she was willing to make because she could save a life and because African-American involvement in the registry is low.

  Trump calls Trudeau ‘2-faced’ after palace chat goes viral

Trudeau was seen standing in a huddle with French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Britain’s Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth II at Tuesday evening’s Buckingham Palace reception for NATO leaders.

Florida man abandons son on highway because he thinks boy is gay, police say

Thirty-year-old Evenaud Julmeus faces three counts of child abuse after abandoning his son on a highway because he thought the boy was gay, police said.

  Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction to debut at Disney World

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance throws riders in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance.

  007: MGM releases 1st trailer for latest Bond film ‘No Time to Die’

MGM and Universal gave a first look at the film Wednesday morning when they released the trailer for the 25th installment in the Bond franchise.

Spotify releases most-streamed artists of the decade

What did people listen to this decade?

Sushi, salad, cole slaw recalled amid contamination concerns

Trader Joe’s announced on Monday some of its sushi products may have been contaminated with listeria.

Kim again rides horse up sacred peak as nuke deadline nears

Official photos show Kim riding a white horse to snow-covered Mount Paektu, which he has previously visited before making major decisions.

  GRAPHIC: Los Angeles police officer accused of fondling dead woman

The officer's body camera captured the alleged incident on video, and the footage was discovered during a random inspection.

  Workers stop subway train with moments to spare after NY man using walker falls onto tracks

Quick-thinking transit workers radioed the motorman, who stopped the coming train just short of the station.

  ‘Miracle’ baby survives heart surgery doctors believed would be too dangerous

Facing the possibility the baby girl would outgrow the shunt that helped with her heart defect, her family was desperate.

Elon Musk tells jurors insult provoked ‘pedo guy’ tweet

The Tesla CEO says the diver who helped rescue a dozen boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand last year had belittled his effort to help by building a mini-submarine.

Last of Texas plant’s fires declared ‘extinguished’

Authorities say the last of the fires from a series of massive chemical plant explosions that rocked a Gulf Coast town has finally been extinguished.

  House report: Trump misused power, obstructed Congress

The House released a sweeping impeachment report Tuesday outlining evidence of what it calls President Donald Trump’s wrongdoing toward Ukraine, findings that will serve as the foundation for debate over whether the 45th president should be removed from office.

Group offers $1 million to veterans if President Trump goes vegan for January

A nonprofit group is offering $1 million to veterans if President Trump agrees to go vegan for January.

Minnesota couple, married 68 years, dies just 1 day apart

A Minnesota couple died only 33 hours apart.

  WATCH: Snowmobilers rescue puppies on mountain in Utah

Snowmobilers rescued three lost puppies on Utah mountain top.

Powerful union to host Biden, Warren, Sanders in Nevada

The union said Tuesday that the town halls in Las Vegas on Dec. 9-11 would give candidates a chance to pitch themselves to the bartenders, housekeepers and other workers in the city’s famed casinos.

Gun background checks are on pace to break record in 2019

On Black Friday alone, the FBI ran 202,465 checks.

FBI warns your smart TV could be spying on you

The FBI warns that TV sets with advanced tech could be hacked by cybercriminals, who could potentially snoop.

Google co-founders step down as execs of parent Alphabet

The co-founders of Google are stepping down as executives of its parent company, Alphabet, ending a remarkable two decades.

‘The bad people shot mommy’: Richmond Fire Lt. shielded 5-year-old son from gunfire that killed her

Lt. Ashley Berry's father was surrounded by members of the Richmond Fire Department, as he revealed that his daughter shielded her five-year-old son from the bullets. Lt. Berry and her son were standing on Sunnyside Avenue in Hopewell, after celebrating Thanksgiving, when she was shot.

Domingo’s accusers slam claims he never acted badly to women

Two opera singers who have accused Placido Domingo of sexual misconduct reacted angrily to his claims in recent interviews that he never behaved improperly and always acted like a gentleman with women.

  Police shoot 2nd teen in Wisconsin schools in 2 days

Police say a 16-year-old student at Oshkosh West High School stabbed a school resource officer before the officer shot the student, in the second shooting at a Wisconsin high school in as many days.

  Veteran gets surprise holiday home makeover

Volunteers worked together to transform a veteran’s home into a south Florida winter wonderland.

Sen. Rand Paul offering bill to combat student loan debt with retirement savings

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul wants to combat the rising debt load engulfing college students by allowing families to use their retirement savings to pay off their loans.

  Children’s hospital faces more lawsuits over ongoing mold issues

Attorneys studying the Aspergillus cases say managers have known about the mold since at least 2005 and failed to take steps to fix the problem.

More pressure on Prince Andrew after alleged victim on TV

Prince Andrew is the focus of renewed scrutiny as allegations of wrongdoing receive wide attention on TV. He was missing when his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, hosted NATO leaders at Buckingham Palace Tuesday evening.

Man gunned down inside Missouri Waffle House

A man was shot dead inside a Missouri Waffle House overnight.

  Kamala Harris ends Democratic presidential campaign

Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris told supporters on Tuesday that she was ending her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.

Court sides with Congress in battle for Trump’s bank records

A federal appeals court in New York has handed President Donald Trump another legal defeat. It ruled that Congress can see his banking records for investigations into possible foreign influence in U.S. politics or other misdeeds.

Man dies after snowmobile crashes into tree in N.Y.

A man died from injuries sustained when his snowmobile crashed into a tree in his front yard.

New Cosmic Crisp apples are good for a year in the fridge

It took researchers and farmers two decades to make the Cosmic Crisp apple.

  Trump barrels into NATO summit, clashes with France’s Macron

As prime ministers and presidents of the 29-member alliance converged on London for a summit marking NATO’s 70th birthday, Trump told reporters Tuesday that Macron’s comments were “very nasty” when he lamented the “brain death” of the organization.

Starbucks adds Irish Cream Cold Brew to its holiday menu

The new item is coffee mixed with Irish cream syrup topped with vanilla sweet cream foam and cocoa powder.

Health program offers free HIV prevention drug to uninsured

Taking certain anti-HIV drugs every day dramatically reduces the chances that someone who is still healthy becomes infected through sex or injection drug use.

  New report finds Americans weigh more this decade

A new report find that Americans weigh more this decade, but they don't seem to mind.