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Polar vortex redux? U.S. forecasters say it could hit next week

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CHICAGO Forecasters are sending chills down some spines with a prediction that much of the northern half of the United States could see frigid weather next week similar to life-threatening lows the polar vortex brought to parts of the country in 2014.

Activist Chicago priest reflects on city's 'shameful' violent year

CHICAGO A longtime activist Chicago priest who has marched in protests, attended vigils and delivered sermons decrying violence in the city's most deadly year in nearly two decades, fears the surge in murders could continue into 2017.

6:24am EST

Ohio lawmakers approve college campus concealed-carry bill

CLEVELAND Lawmakers in Ohio approved a bill on Friday that opens the way for licensed gun owners to carry concealed weapons on college campuses, less than two weeks after a man injured 11 in a stabbing attack at Ohio State University.

5:05am EST

Actor Judge Reinhold arrested at Dallas airport: police

Actor Judge Reinhold has been arrested at Dallas Love Field Airport after he refused to be screened at a security check point, police said.

Entertainment, People, 7:37am EST

John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth, dies at 95

John Glenn, who became one of the 20th century's greatest explorers as the first American to orbit Earth and later as the world's oldest astronaut, and also had a long career as a U.S. senator, died in Ohio on Thursday at age 95. | Video

Science, People Dec 08 2016

Trump says U.S.-China relationship must improve

DES MOINES, Iowa President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States needed to improve its relationship with China, which he criticized for its economic policies and failure to rein in North Korea. | Video

Alabama executes man for 1994 convenience store killing

Alabama executed a former Eagle scout on Thursday for a convenience store killing in 1994, the 20th person executed in the United States this year and the second in Alabama.

5:57am EST

Conjoined twins who faced each other separated in California surgery

LOS ANGELES Conjoined 2-year-old twin girls who were separated at a California hospital this week were recovering in stable condition after 17 hours of surgery, officials said on Thursday. | Video

Health 12:52am EST

Oakland city workers visited warehouse, did not flag fire hazard

In the two years leading up to the fire at an Oakland, California warehouse that killed 36 people at a dance party late last week, city officials had entered the building on numerous occasions and had multiple opportunities to see that residents were illegally living there in hazardous conditions.

Dec 08 2016

For U.S. veterans, pipeline protest promises to galvanize activism

CANNON BALL/FORT YATES, N.D. U.S. veterans, thousands of whom last week helped stop a contested oil pipeline running through North Dakota, could become important partners of activists on the environment, the economy, race and other issues that divide Americans.

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