Melania Trump gives gifts at Marine Corps Reserve toy drive
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump highlighted the spirit of giving Tuesday by sorting toys and making Christmas cards for an annual toy drive held by the U.S.
Walker: Line-item vetoes possible on some lame-duck bills
PEWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday he's considering at least one line-item veto of bills passed by Republican lawmakers in a lame-duck session that would cut into the powers of the Democrat who defeated him.
With new board in place, CBS to decide Moonves' exit pay
NEW YORK (AP) — The newly elected CBS board faces daunting tasks: deciding whether former CEO Les Moonves gets a $120 million exit package following a sexual-misconduct investigation and charting a path for CBS to recover after the scandal.
Accuser upset over no jail time for ex-Baylor student
DALLAS (AP) — A woman who says she was raped by a former Baylor University classmate is upset over a plea bargain that will spare him from a jail sentence, saying the justice system is "severely broken."
California fire chief: State must adapt to new wildfire norm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, the state's top firefighter says.
Christmas tree farmers' campaign: Buy real, not artificial
TUALATIN, Ore. (AP) — Rosa Villarreal's three young sons jumped and ran around the field of Christmas trees like jackrabbits, their excitement palpable as they raced from evergreen to evergreen.
'Truth isn't truth' tops list of notable quotes in 2018
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The assertion that "truth isn't truth," made by a personal attorney for President Donald Trump, tops a Yale Law School librarian's list of the most notable quotes of 2018.
Man who killed newlywed during robbery set to die in Texas
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas death row inmate was set to die by lethal injection Tuesday evening for the fatal shooting more than 25 years ago of a newlywed who was attacked as he and his wife walked on a jogging trail.
Refreezing still threatens roads after Southern snowstorm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Seesawing temperatures across several southern states were gradually melting snow from a wintry storm, but also "transforming slushy roads into treacherous ice," one governor warned Tuesday.
4 journalists and a newspaper are Time's Person of the Year
Time magazine named four journalists and a newspaper on Tuesday as its 2018 Person of the Year for what it said was standing up for the truth in the face of persecution and violence.
Doc took pics of sex abuse; patients seek their whereabouts
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former patients of a doctor accused of molesting children at Rockefeller University Hospital for decades are demanding to know what happened to photos they say the physician took while the abuse was occurring.
Hertz, Clear partner to speed rentals with biometric scans
Biometric screening is expanding to the rental car industry. Hertz said Tuesday it is teaming up with Clear, the maker of biometric screening kiosks found at many airports, in an effort to slash the time it takes to pick up a rental car.
Woman who accused man of rape outraged he got no jail time
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas judge on Monday accepted a plea bargain allowing a former Baylor University student accused of raping a woman at a fraternity party to avoid serving jail time, marking at least the third time the judge has approved probation for men accused of sexually assaulting Baylor students.
Man who claimed Howard Hughes inheritance dies in Nevada
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Melvin Dummar died never seeing the $156 million that he argued for decades that eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes unexpectedly bequeathed to him for rescuing him on a desert road and driving him nearly three hours to Las Vegas in 1967.
Police rip toddler from mother's arms at benefits office
NEW YORK (AP) — Outrage built Monday over a video showing police officers violently yanking a toddler from his mother's arms at a Brooklyn public benefits office, with officials criticizing police for not de-escalating the situation and clients of the facility complaining it is indicative of how the city treats social-services recipients.
US arrests 32 at San Diego border demonstration
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities arrested 32 people at a demonstration Monday that was organized by a Quaker group on the border with Mexico, authorities said.
Indiana teen charged with killing pregnant schoolmate
MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana high school football player told investigators that he killed a 17-year-old schoolmate because he was angry that she waited so long to tell him she was pregnant with his child that it was too late to get an abortion, authorities said Monday.
US judge tosses bulk of suit against Trump immigration move
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration provided adequate justification for its decision to end a program that reunited hundreds of immigrants from Central America with family members in the U.S., a federal judge ruled Monday.
Wisconsin GOP legislation eases corporate tax break rules
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Companies seeking tax credits from Wisconsin's troubled job-creation agency would face less scrutiny under a provision Republicans included in a package of lame-duck legislation designed to weaken newly elected Democrats.
California inferno gives rise to family-reuniting 'Angels'
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They have become known as the Angels of Paradise. But there is nothing ethereal about them. They are online sleuths who know how to find people, and they have been putting their skills to use in the aftermath of California's catastrophic wildfire.
No sentence yet for man who rammed rally counterprotesters
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jurors considering the punishment for a man who drove his car into counterprotesters during a white nationalist rally heard emotional testimony Monday from a mother who described the pain caused by her daughter's death and a psychologist who described the man's long history of mental health problems.
The Latest: No sentence yet for man who rammed protesters
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of James Alex Fields Jr. for the murder of Heather Heyer (all times local): 5:30 p.m.
The Latest: Teen charged with killing pregnant schoolmate
MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on the slaying of pregnant teen in northern Indiana (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Authorities say an Indiana high school football player told investigators that he killed a 17-year-old schoolmate because she waited so long to tell him she was pregnant with his child that it was too late to get an abortion.
Agency: Fear of returning home spikes at US-Mexico border
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of people expressing fear of returning to their home countries when stopped at the U.S. border with Mexico has spiked, according to figures released Monday by U.S.
Admitted killer sentenced to 3 life terms plus max 230 years
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man convicted of killing his wife has pleaded guilty to killing his parents and a niece and will spend the rest of his life in prison.

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