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Former officers charged after leaked video shows them slamming middle school student
December 17, 2018
Former Louisiana officers are facing minor charges after a video surfaced showing a violent encounter with a 14-year-old middle school student.
      
 
 
Former FBI director Comey back on Capitol Hill
December 17, 2018
Former FBI director James Comey arrived back on Capitol Hill Monday to continue his closed-door questioning by the House Judiciary and Oversight Committee. (Dec. 17)
      
 
 
ShowBiz Minute: Miss Universe, Cardi B, US Box Office
December 17, 2018
Philippines contestant Catriona Gray named Miss Universe; Offset interruption of Cardi B at Rolling Loud spurs outrage; "Spider-Verse" swings to the top of North American box office; "Mortal Engines" tanks. (Dec. 17)
      
 
 
These cookies best represent each state
December 17, 2018
Nestlé created a list of cookies that "best describe" each state.
      
 
 
Miss Philippines crowned Miss Universe 2018
December 17, 2018
Filipina Catriona Gray, who was crowned Miss Universe 2018 at the final in Bangkok, says her first project will involve HIV awareness and reiterates her backing of medicinal marijuana. (Dec. 17)
      
 
 
How Kiki Layne coped with first feature film lead
December 17, 2018
Stars of new drama "If Beale Street Could Talk" reveal how newcomer Kiki Layne handled being a leading lady for her first feature film project. (Dec. 17)
      
 
 
Police officer writes open letter to speeding driver: 'You are not invincible'
December 17, 2018
A police officer in Ohio pulled over an 18-year-old driver for speeding. Then he posted an open letter on Facebook urging them to drive safe.
      
 
 
Armie Hammer on RBG: 'Her battle hasn't been won yet'
December 17, 2018
At a New York screening of "On the Basis of Sex," Armie Hammer and Felicity Jones discuss the legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and what keeps her motivated at 85 years old. (Dec. 17)
      
 
 
More teens are vaping, but binge drinking and opioid use is down
December 17, 2018
Vaping nicotine nearly doubled among high school seniors, but use of other drugs and alcohol reached near historic lows.
      
 
 
Restored home of woman jailed during Salem witch trials is up for sale
December 17, 2018
A historic home that stands where a woman accused of witchcraft during the 1692 Salem witch trials settled is on the market.
      
 
 
AP Top Stories December 17 A
December 17, 2018
Here's the latest for Monday December 17th: Government shutdown threatened over border wall; Migrant girl's father signed form saying she was healthy; Giuliani says Mueller will not interview Trump; Coast Guard seizes cocaine near Virgin Islands.
      
 
 
Death of migrant girl Jakelin Caal highlights communication problems on the US-Mexico border
December 17, 2018
The death of Jakelin Caal highlights the communication challenges along the U.S.-Mexico border as agents come in contact with an increasing number of migrants who speak neither English nor Spanish.
      
 
 
Family of migrant girl dispute story on her death
December 17, 2018
Lawyers for the family of a seven-year-old girl who died while in US Border Patrol custody say she did not suffer from a lack of food or water before authorities picked her up. US officials say she had not had anything to eat or drink for days. (Dec. 17)
      
 
 
US Coast Guard reports Caribbean cocaine bust
December 17, 2018
The U.S. Coast Guard reports that three suspected drug smugglers were apprehended after a ten hour pursuit northeast of Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands on December 11th and more than 2,000 pounds of cocaine were seized. (Dec. 17)
      
 
 
Deported immigrants get last flight on ‘ICE Air’
December 17, 2018
Deportation flights are big business: The U.S. government has spent $1 billion on these flights in the last decade, and the Trump administration is seeking to raise ICE's budget for charter flights by 30 percent. (Dec. 17)
      
 
 
Study shows vaping boom in teens
December 17, 2018
Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. (Dec. 17)
      
 
 
Today in History for December 17th
December 16, 2018
Wright brothers conduct the first successful manned, powered flight of the airplane. U.S. test-fires the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile; Simon Bolivar dies in Colombia; television's Tiny Tim marries his fiancee, Miss Vicky. (Dec. 17th)
      
 
 
Government shutdown? You'll still get mail and packages, be able to travel
December 16, 2018
Even if Congress can't stop another federal shutdown, mail carriers, air-traffic controllers, Amtrak workers, border agents still will be on the job.
      
 
 
Startup now worth more than $1B seeks incentives, is moving headquarters to Memphis
December 16, 2018
Indigo Ag plans to open its North American headquarters in Memphis. Its 700 jobs will average $90,000 where per capita income is less than $24,000.
      
 
 
This is how 9 sexual predators got hundreds of girls to trust them
December 16, 2018
Nine online predators manipulated hundreds of girls with dares, contests and even created pretend therapy for suicidal teens to win their trust.
      
 
 
AP Top Stories December 16 P
December 16, 2018
Here are the top stories for Sunday, December 16th: The White House digs in on the border wall; the Israeli military discovers a border tunnel; Bay area-residents brace for high surf; a fire kills animals at a zoo.
      
 
 
Historic rainfall drowns Northeast, threatens Southeast areas battered by Florence
December 16, 2018
The latest round of persistent rain drenching the soggy East has triggered another annual record and brought fears of more flooding to the battered Carolinas.
      
 
 
Police: Teacher charged with cutting student's hair kept tufts in purse, bathroom drawer
December 15, 2018
More details have emerged about the "disturbing" events that unfolded inside a Visalia high school classroom.
      
 
 
Police consider charges against Camp Fire cleanup worker who posted 'reprehensible' photos
December 15, 2018
Paradise police are seeking criminal charges against a Camp Fire cleanup worker who lost his job after posting 'disrespectful' photos to social media.
      
 
 
Two beagles recovering after being thrown out moving vehicle on New York interstate
December 15, 2018
The dogs, now named Trooper and Adam, are in the care of the Humane Society. Trooper's injury was so severe that one of his legs had to be amputated.
      
 
 
Mick Mulvaney, new chief of staff, once called Trump 'terrible human being'
December 16, 2018
Mick Mulvaney was tapped this week to replace Gen. John Kelly as acting chief of staff. As a congressman, he wasn't a fan of Donald Trump.
      
 
 
Wreaths Across America Day
December 15, 2018
Wreaths Across America was started in 1992 at Arlington National Cemetery by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester.
      
 
 
New Jersey becomes first state to ban wild animal circus acts
December 15, 2018
New Jersey has become the first state in the nation to bar circuses, carnivals and fairs from featuring elephants, tigers and other exotic animals.
      
 
 
December political cartoons from the USA TODAY Network
December 17, 2018
Gannett's cartoonists from across the country draw their takes on news and politics.
      
 
 
What are the richest countries in the world?
June 21, 2018
     
 
 
The day in pictures
December 17, 2018
      
 
 
US skyscrapers: Tallest building in every state
March 06, 2018
     
 
 
 
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