4 in New Jersey mansion fire killed by 'homicidal violence'
COLTS NECK, N.J. (AP) — A homeowner who died along with his wife and two daughters as their luxury home went up in flames suffered a gunshot wound and all four are considered to be homicide victims, prosecutors in New Jersey said Wednesday.
Fair weather, falling gas prices help Thanksgiving travelers
Mild weather and falling gasoline prices are helping Thanksgiving travelers get where they're going while saving a few bucks. Airports around the country were busy Wednesday, leading to more than 1,500 delayed flights by early afternoon on the East Coast.
After synagogue shooting, fresh thoughts on giving thanks
PITTSBURGH (AP) — David Feldstein knew seven of the 11 people killed in the synagogue. For Augie Siriano, they all were friends. Rabbi Jeffrey Myers was leading Shabbat services when the gunshots rang out.
Mars landing comes down to final 6 minutes of 6-month trip
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It all comes down to the final six minutes of a six-month journey to Mars. NASA's InSight spacecraft will enter the Martian atmosphere at supersonic speed, then hit the brakes to get to a soft, safe landing on the alien red plains.
Tragedy survivors reflect on Thanksgiving after year of loss
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mass shootings, hurricanes, fires — for many people across the nation, 2018 was a year of loss unlike any other.
It's a Twitter war: Doctors clash with NRA over gun deaths
The photos from doctors came quickly and in succession: blood-stained operating rooms, blood-covered scrubs and shoes, bullets piercing body parts and organs.
Facing criticism, Trump says he'll visit troops in war zone
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump frequently credits himself with accomplishing more for the military and veterans than any other president in recent memory.
APNewsBreak: Roberts raps Trump for 'Obama judge' comment
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts is pushing back against President Donald Trump for his description of a judge who ruled against Trump's migrant asylum policy as an "Obama judge."
Coens stake their claim to the Western in 'Buster Scruggs'
NEW YORK (AP) — No location is more central to the iconography of the Western than Monument Valley. Its majestic sandstone buttes, a revolving backdrop for John Ford, have been the setting for countless stagecoach chases and John Wayne passages.
Isolated tribesmen kill American on remote Indian island
NEW DELHI (AP) — An American adventurer who kayaked to a remote Indian island populated by a tribe known for shooting at outsiders with bows and arrows has been killed, police said Wednesday.
Right-leaning nonprofit paid Whitaker nearly $1 million
WASHINGTON (AP) — Before joining the Justice Department, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker earned nearly $1 million from a right-leaning nonprofit that doesn't disclose its donors, according to newly released financial disclosure forms.
Attorney: Rapper 6ix9ine innocent of racketeering charges
NEW YORK (AP) — The defense attorney for Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine says his client is "completely innocent" of federal racketeering and firearms charges.
Retailers aim to pick up business from defunct, dying rivals
NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us and Bon-Ton may be gone but they haven't been forgotten. Companies like Target and online mattress company Casper are creating playbooks to pick up market share that those and other defunct or dying retailers left behind.
British, EU leaders meet as Brexit deadline looms
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May told skeptical lawmakers on Wednesday that rejecting her divorce deal with the European Union would mean uncertainty and division, before a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to help finalize the Brexit agreement.
Light rain falling in N California could hurt search effort
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Light rain falling Wednesday in some areas of Northern California could aid crews fighting a deadly wildfire while raising the risk of flash floods and complicating efforts to recover the remains of those killed.
Trump's Mar-A-Lago: Mixing work, business, pleasure
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is back in his comfort zone at the "winter White House." Mar-a-Lago is where women in furs and men in diamond jewelry and monogrammed slippers mingle with Sylvester Stallone and Fabio at New Year's Eve celebrations, and Don King rubs elbows with Cabinet members, could-be ambassadors and the "MyPillow" guy at dinner.
Child bride auction in South Sudan goes viral, sparks anger
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Five hundred cows, two luxury cars, $10,000, two bikes, a boat and a few cell phones made up the final price in a heated bidding war for a child bride in South Sudan that went viral after the auction was pointed out on Facebook.
South Korean named Interpol president in blow to Russia
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Interpol elected a South Korean as the organization's president on Wednesday, edging out a veteran of Russia's security services who was strongly opposed by the United States, Britain and other European nations.
Trump thanks Saudis after defying calls to punish prince
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump publicly thanked Saudi Arabia for plunging oil prices just a day after he was harshly criticized for deciding not to further punish the kingdom for the killing of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
Cracks show in China's vision for model ethnic unity village
HOTAN UNITY NEW VILLAGE, China (AP) — In this corner of China's far west, rows of identical white concrete houses with red metal roofs rise abruptly above the sand dunes of the harsh Taklamakan Desert.
Peacekeepers left more than 6,000 children in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The only memento Moses Z. Kaine has from his father is a T-shirt, left more than two decades ago when the peacekeeper's tour of duty finished and he returned home, leaving his pregnant girlfriend behind.
Hospital gunman fired at least 30 times before killing self
CHICAGO (AP) — Moments before her ex-fiance fatally shot her in the parking lot of the hospital where she worked, a Chicago doctor called 911 to report that she had spotted the man and feared for her life.
Trump team turns over written answers to Mueller's questions
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has provided the special counsel with written answers to questions about his knowledge of Russian interference in the 2016 election, his lawyers said Tuesday, avoiding at least for now a potentially risky sit-down with prosecutors.
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP DEFIANT OVER SAUDI NON-ACTION In not punishing Riyadh over a journalist's killing, the president makes clear that good relations with the kingdom outweigh the possibility its crown prince ordered the killing and sparks heavy bipartisan criticism in Congress.

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