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Not so jolly: Mom wants NC Santa fired for fat-shaming son

20 minutes ago

A mother wants the town Santa in Forest City, North Carolina, kicked to the curb for fat-shaming her 9-year-old son.

Nobel economics laureate Hart worried about Trump's plans

2016-12-07 21:59

Nobel economics prize laureate Oliver Hart says he's not impressed by President-elect Donald Trump's plans for the US economy.

Thousands attend Pearl Harbour anniversary ceremony

2016-12-07 21:59

Thousands have gathered at Pearl Harbour for a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the attack that plunged the United States into World War II and left more than 2 300 service people dead.

Prosecutor: Dylann Roof had cold, hateful heart

2016-12-07 19:57

A federal prosecutor says Dylann Roof was a man with a "cold and hateful heart" when he fired a Glock pistol and killed nine black parishioners at a Charleston, South Carolina, church.

1000s of snow geese may have died in mine pit

2016-12-07 19:55

Montana mine officials say it's likely several thousand snow geese died after landing in the toxic waters of a pit mine.

Jury picked, opening statements set in church slayings trial

2016-12-07 18:50

Twelve jurors have been chosen to decide the death penalty trial of a white man who authorities say wanted to start a race war by killing nine black people in a South Carolina church.

100 snakes, rats, mini pigs seized from NY home

2016-12-07 16:50

Authorities have seized 100 snakes, lots of rats, two miniature pigs and a few dozen birds from a New York home where dozens of creatures were found dead.

Huffington Post names Ariana Huffington's successor

2016-12-07 14:58

The Huffington Post has tapped New York Times editor Lydia Polgreen to succeed founder Ariana Huffington as its editor-in-chief.

Racially motivated church shooting suspect’s trial set to begin

2016-12-07 11:47

The death penalty trial for a white man who has said he wanted to start a race war by killing black people in their South Carolina church, is set to begin.

Potential for violence from fake news troubling - officials

2016-12-06 21:30

A shooting related to fake news has alarmed those from neighbours all the way to the White House.

 

Textbook that says some slaves treated like family is pulled

2016-12-07 21:59

A social studies textbook that says some slaves in Connecticut were cared for like family members, is being pulled from Grade 4 classrooms in Norwalk.

US, Western leaders calling for immediate Aleppo ceasefire

2016-12-07 21:59

The US and five other Western powers are calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Syrian city of Aleppo and accusing Russia of blocking efforts to halt the bloodshed.

Manatee rescued off Cape Cod swims to another unusual spot

2016-12-07 21:39

A pregnant manatee rescued off Massachusetts' Cape Cod and released from Florida is now in another unusual place - the Bahamas.

Official: Fridge may have caused deadly Oakland fire

2016-12-07 19:57

Investigators say a warehouse fire in Oakland that killed 36 people did not appear to have been set intentionally and may have been caused by a refrigerator or other electrical appliance.

Record 607 bears killed in New Jersey's hunt

2016-12-07 18:52

Hunters have killed a record 607 bears in New Jersey this week.

AP WAS THERE: 75 years ago, the AP reported on Pearl Harbour

2016-12-07 18:50

AP WAS THERE: The Associated Press bureau chief in Honolulu couldn't get out the urgent news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, which drew the US into World War II, because the military had already taken control of all communication lines.

Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year

2016-12-07 15:01

US President-elect Donald Trump has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2016.

Japan’s alliance with US will endure - defence chief

2016-12-07 14:22

Japan's defence chief has said she believes her country's alliance with the United States will endure in the Trump administration because it benefits both countries.

UAE citizen shot, killed by US police after car crash

2016-12-07 10:42

The Ohio attorney general's office has said a man fatally shot by police after a car accident was a citizen of the United Arab Emirates and a student at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Google hits renewable energy goal

2016-12-06 21:16

Google is crossing a milestone in its quest to reduce pollution caused by its digital services that devour massive amounts of electricity.

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