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  • Andrew Gillum concedes Florida governor’s race to Ron DeSantis

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Andrew Gillum, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Florida, conceded to his Republican opponent, former Rep. Ron DeSantis, on Saturday, ending a protracted fight that saw the Tallahassee mayor take back his Election Day concession during a statewide recount. The concession ended Gillum’s first bid for statewide office in Florida, but the run — despite his loss — vaulted the 39-year old politician into the upper echelons of Democratic politics. “R. Jai and I wanted to take a […]

  • All adults should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use, new guidelines say

    You can expect a “drinking checkup” when you visit the doctor. All adults, including pregnant women, should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use by their primary care physicians, the United States Preventive Services Task Force advises. For those patients who drink above the recommended limits, doctors should provide brief counseling to help them reduce their drinking, according to the new task force statement published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. As far as teens, the independent panel of medical experts […]

  • Argentina’s missing submarine found a year after it vanished with 44 aboard

    A missing Argentine naval submarine has been found, a year and a day after it vanished in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members on board, authorities said Saturday. The wreckage of the ARA San Juan, which “suffered an implosion,” was found about 870 meters (2,850 feet) down on the ocean floor, Argentine naval Capt. Gabriel Attis later told reporters in Buenos Aires. Family members at the navy headquarters were shown three images of the remains of the San Juan’s […]

  • President Trump says ‘good time’ for a government shutdown if no money for border wall

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House Saturday that this would be a “good time” for a government shutdown if he doesn’t get funding from Congress for his border wall. “I think probably, if I was ever going to do a shutdown over border security, when you look at the caravans, when you look at the mess, when you look at the people coming in, this would be a very good time to do a shutdown,” […]

  • Number of missing grows to more than 1,000 in California’s massive wildfire

    More than 1,000 people are unaccounted as California’s deadliest wildfire enters a second week. The death toll rose to 71 in the Camp Fire that started November 8 in Northern California. The list of people who are unaccounted for grew to 1,011 names, but that number may change once authorities follow up with families to confirm if they’ve heard from missing relatives, Butte County Sheriff and Coroner Kory Honea said Friday. In addition to the dozens killed, three other deaths […]

  • Woman survives Borderline bar shooting, then her family home is destroyed by wildfire

    MALIBU, Calif. — One California family narrowly survived two life-threatening situations less than 24 hours apart, but they just feel lucky to be alive. Carmen Edman described her harrowing escape from Malibu on November 8 as her family home was destroyed by wildfire. “The fire was everywhere, ” Carmen told KCAL/KCBS. The frantic moments came just a day after her daughter, Deseriee, survived a deadly mass shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, when a gunman burst into […]

  • John Lennon’s killer says he feels shame as he’s denied parole again

    NEW YORK — John Lennon’s killer expressed his remorse and contrition for killing the legendary singer more than three decades ago. “As each year goes by, I feel more and more shame,” Mark David Chapman told a New York parole board on August 22. A redacted transcript of the parole hearing was released this week by New York prison officials. Chapman, 63, is serving 20 years to life for second-degree murder. He was denied parole once again, and will remain […]

  • Stacey Abrams says ‘democracy failed’ Georgia as she ends bid for governor

    ATLANTA — Democrat Stacey Abrams on Friday acknowledged that Republican Brian Kemp will become the next governor of Georgia, ending her bid to become the first African American woman elected to lead a state. The announcement followed more than a week of post-election legal maneuvering from her campaign and allies as they sought to find enough votes to reduce Kemp’s lead and force a December 4 runoff. Abrams was considering further legal challenges as recently as Friday morning, but ultimately […]

  • Anonymous good Samaritan pays Target customer’s $367 bill

    AHWATUKEE, Ariz. – Howard Gipson doesn’t like asking for help, even from his close friend Coralea Gosnell, according to KPHO. Gipson suffers from multiple sclerosis and just moved to Arizona from California. A few days ago, Gosnell was helping Gipson stock up on supplies at a Target store in Ahwatukee. When they got to the cashier, Gipson’s credit card was denied. “I was like no way,” said Gipson. “I couldn’t believe it.” But the disappointment and embarrassment didn’t last long. […]

  • Couple, homeless man accused of setting up GoFundMe campaign ‘predicated on a lie’

    BURLINGTON COUNTY, N.J. — A New Jersey couple and a homeless man have been accused of making up a feel-good story that raised more than $400,000 through GoFundMe. The couple, Kate McClure and Mark D’Amico, and the man, Johnny Bobbitt Jr., face charges of second-degree theft by deception and conspiracy to commit theft by deception, Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina said Thursday. The couple had said they met Bobbitt when he gave his last $20 to McClure, who was stranded […]

  • Snowstorm slams eastern US, killing 8 and knocking out power

    A strong wintry storm still is dumping snow Friday morning in parts of the Northeast after creating traffic havoc that claimed at least eight lives across the country’s eastern half and knocked out power for tens of thousands of people. A turbulent mix of rain, snow and ice that initially hit the Midwest caused headaches late this week from the South to the Northeast, leaving up to a foot of snow in interior parts of the Northeast and widespread freezing […]

  • Judge orders White House to return Jim Acosta’s White House press pass

    Federal judge Timothy J. Kelly sided with CNN on Friday, ordering the White House to reinstate chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass. The ruling was an initial victory for CNN in its lawsuit against President Trump and several top aides. The lawsuit alleges that CNN and Acosta’s First and Fifth Amendment rights are being violated by the suspension of Acosta’s press pass. Kelly did not rule on the underlying case on Friday. But he granted CNN’s request for […]