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Trump signs order targeting college anti-Semitism

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order targeting what his administration describes as a growing problem with anti-Semitic harassment on college campuses.

Chicago salt truck slides on ice into Lake Michigan

  US hits Iran with new sanctions, hopes for prisoner dialogue

Weinstein reaches tentative $25 million deal with accusers

  Fourth grader’s University of Tennessee shirt design raises nearly $1 million to combat bullying

22 MLB teams to expand protective netting at ballparks

  Parents of toddler who fell to her death sue cruise company

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Seventh flu death reported in Arkansas

  Tips to ward off porch thieves

US considers leaving smaller number of troops in Afghanistan

  Jersey City’s mayor says gunmen targeted kosher market

Fed leaves low rates alone and foresees no moves in 2020

  FAA analysis predicted many more Max crashes without a fix

  Watchdog caught in political crossfire on his Russia report

Republican and Democratic senators looked to use his report on the origins of Russia investigation to back their views that the investigation was either an important and legitimate one or a badly bungled farce.

Krispy Kreme offering a dozen doughnuts for $1 on 12/12

Krispy Kreme is providing customers a big discount ahead of what it calls the “Day of the Dozens.”

  New Zealand volcano vents steam, death toll now at 16

Six people have been confirmed dead. Increased volcanic activity is delaying the retrieval of eight other bodies believed to remain on the island.

  A woman says a vet put her dog to sleep by mistake

A woman said a veterinarian mixup cost her dog her life.

  FedEx driver’s temper tantrum caught on doorbell camera

No injuries after brief lockdown at Texas naval air station

  Harvey Weinstein’s bail hiked to $5 million over ankle monitor issues

  Greta Thunberg is Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

  Elk and German shepherd caught on camera frolicking in Colorado

Major trucking co. Celadon files for bankruptcy; about 3,000 losing jobs

  ‘Set your price for a slave’: Mo. teacher on leave over historical trade assignment

The NAACP has called for a formal apology from the teacher and superintendent. They also offered to help train school staff.

DeVos: Defrauded students may only get partial loan relief

The U.S. Education Department has released a new policy that will provide full loan forgiveness to students who are cheated by their colleges only if they earn far less than their peers.

Man, 18, arrested after video shows him riding on back of deer in Oregon

One suspect faces charges of wildlife harassment and animal abuse. Charges of aiding in a wildlife offense against the second suspect will be referred to the county district attorney.

Saudi Aramco starts trading, gaining 10% and reaching $1.8T

The oil giant started trading for the first time after a mammoth $25.6 billion initial public offering that set the record as the biggest in history.

  Doctors with flu shots for migrant children turned away from Calif. facility; 6 arrested

Protesters say they were spreading the message that basic healthcare and hygiene is a human right.

  Officer, 5 others killed in shootout, standoff in Jersey City

Officials said six people were killed including a police officer as a result of what’s been described as a wild shootout and standoff Tuesday in Jersey City.

  Alaska Air offers annual ugly holiday sweater special

Alaska Airlines will offer priority boarding to anyone wearing a holiday sweater on Dec. 20.

  New Zealand volcano vents steam, stymies recovery of bodies

Authorities believe eight bodies remain on White Island. About 30 people have been hospitalized, many of them suffering severe burns.

Trump to sign order targeting anti-Semitism at colleges

President Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order Wednesday targeting anti-Semitism on college campuses.

Amid climate change concern, GM rolls out big new Chevy SUVs

GM on Tuesday rolled out the next generation of its big truck-based SUVs with more space and features.

  Firefighters rescue pelican entangled in fishing line and hooks

Some Panama City Beach firemen freed an injured pelican Tuesday morning.

Philip McKeon, ‘Tommy’ on ’80s sitcom ‘Alice,’ dies at 55

Philip McKeon died Tuesday after a long illness.

Barr: FBI’s Russia investigation based on ‘bogus narrative’

Attorney General William Barr disagrees with the inspector general, particularly the finding that the FBI had enough information to use surveillance on a former Trump campaign aide.

  Popeyes chicken sandwich replaces banana as art

Popeyes places its chicken sandwich on exhibit at a Miami art gallery.

  Officer uses sign language to help deaf woman at California DMV, pays for new ID

Officer Parra Rodriguez can be seen using American Sign Language in a video released by CHP to help the woman complete the application for an ID card.

Emergency Missing Child Alert canceled; 11-year-old Boaz boy found safe

Boaz police say 11-year-old Zane Bradley Priest has been found and is safe.

Newspaper criticizes film’s take on Olympic bombing coverage

Editor Kevin Riley has written an op-ed taking particular issue with the portrayal of reporter Kathy Scruggs in Clint Eastwood's new film "Richard Jewell."

  Search for missing Conn. girl continues

Police continue the search for the 1 year old who has been missing since her mother was found murdered on Dec 2.

  WATCH: Mysterious lights hover in Ariz. sky

Mysterious lights hovered in the Arizona sky on Sunday.

Redbox ends game rentals, cites industry changes

Redbox confirmed on Twitter that it is no longer renting video games at its kiosks.

There’s a petition to make ‘Baby Yoda’ an emoji

The adorable little being from the Disney Plus show “The Mandalorian” has already taken over our memes. It appears to want our keyboards next.

  Democrats, White House forge new North American trade deal

Just before Pelosi announced her support, Trump said the revamped U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will “be great" for the U.S.

  Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson dies at 61

The singer’s management agency said Tuesday she died “of the consequences of a long illness.” Fredriksson formed Roxette with Per Gessle in 1986.

  It’s flu season: Here’s how to protect yourself

The first line of defense is a flu shot, but a good diet and hygiene are important, too.

  At least 18 officers took part in Florida highway shootout that killed 4

The deadly UPS truck hijacking unfolded in broad daylight on a major Florida highway.

  Maryland company surprises employees with $10 million bonus

Employees at a Maryland commercial real estate firm were in for one of the biggest surprises of their lives when they learned what bonus they received after the company met certain goals.

Spy Harder: Patriots caught videotaping in Spygate sequel

Those rules were also an issue in 2007, when the Patriots were caught videotaping opposing team signals.

Bill Cosby sex assault verdict upheld; spokesman lashes out

The ruling Tuesday is being closely watched as Cosby was the first celebrity tried and convicted in the #MeToo era.

  Hero pit bull dies in house fire after alerting family

Last week, a Lawrence County couple lost everything in a house fire, including a dog they said saved their life.

  Trump sharply criticizes FBI head after Russia probe report

Wray told The Associated Press the problems identified by the inspector general are “unacceptable” and is promising changes in how the FBI handles investigation.

New Nike swimwear line includes swim hijab

The collection “brings performance innovation to modest swimwear.”

Men cut hole in wall of Memphis grocer before attempting to steal tobacco products

Memphis Police Department says the three men cut and pulled a piece of rear metal wall open before entering the store.

  ‘We must act;’ Democrats unveil Trump impeachment charges

Democrats put forward one charge against the Republican president of abuse of power and another of obstruction of Congress.

Video: Man in back of police cruiser forces his way up front with ‘superhuman’ strength, drives off

The incident was recorded on the patrol car’s camera. Police said the suspect may have been on some serious drugs.

  Nativity scene uses drowning animals, plastic bottles to send message on climate change

Creating political conversations has become part of the Nativity tradition at the Massachusetts church, and this year's topic is climate change.

  Mother, good Samaritans fight parolee trying to steal car with 3 kids inside

After the 22-year-old suspect was arrested for attempted carjacking, police discovered he was on parole for robbery.

  WATCH: Manager catches baby falling headfirst off Utah store counter

If not for the manager's quick action, the baby would have fallen almost four feet onto concrete.

  New Zealand police opening criminal probe of deaths at volcano island

The missing and injured included New Zealanders and tourists from the U.S., China, Australia, Britain and Malaysia, the prime minister said.

Trump, Dems in tentative deal on North American trade pact

The new trade pact would replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, which eliminated most tariffs and other trade barriers involving the United States, Mexico and Canada.

  Democrats poised to unveil 2 impeachment articles vs. Trump

Trump and his allies acknowledge he will likely be impeached in the Democratic-controlled House, but they also expect acquittal next year in the Senate where Republicans have the majority.

George Laurer, inventor of ubiquitous UPC, dies at 94

A funeral was held on Monday for George Laurer, whose invention of the Universal Product Code at IBM transformed retail and other industries around the world. He died Thursday at his home in Wendell, North Carolina, a suburb of Raleigh.

FBI: No link found between cyberattack and Navy base attack

Officials in the city of Pensacola became aware of the cyberattack early Saturday, hours after Friday’s shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station.

Report: US misled public on progress in Afghanistan war

Thousands of pages of documents reveal deep frustrations about America’s conduct of the Afghanistan war, including the ever-changing U.S. strategy, the struggles to develop an effective Afghan fighting force and persistent failures to defeat the Taliban and combat corruption in the government.

  Baseball fans are upset with Nike’s new jerseys

Nike took over as the MLB uniform supplier and some baseball fans are not happy with the new jerseys.

Russia, Ukraine to revive peace process amid little progress

President Vladimir Putin of Russia and President Volodymyr Zelenskiy of Ukraine sat down together for the first time at the French presidential palace along with the leaders of France and Germany for talks focused on reviving a 2015 peace agreement for eastern Ukraine that has largely stalled.

  Watchdog report: FBI’s Russia probe justified, no bias found

The report from the Justice Department’s inspector general revealed for the first time that the FBI had also sent an informant to record a conversation with a “high-level Trump campaign official,” who was not considered a subject in the Russia probe.

White Castle frozen burgers recalled due to listeria

White Castle recalled several varieties of it frozen burgers due to listeria concerns.

Amazon claims Trump interfered with Pentagon contract

Amazon claims Trump interfered with $10 billion Pentagon contract in order to hurt CEO Jeff Bezos.

Experts cite training gaps in accidental shootings by police

Accidental shootings by law enforcement have happened in recent years at agencies small and large and at all levels — city, county, state and federal — across the U.S., an Associated Press investigation found.

  Brain bleeding triggers new aspirin recommendations

Aspirin regimens are no longer being recommended for preventing stroke or heart disease.

  Video: Man is seen dumping woman out of wheelchair, taking off with it, before bystanders intervene

An Arizona man was caught on camera apparently pushing a woman out of her wheelchair and running away with it.

  Ice bucket challenge inspiration Pete Frates dies at 34

The ice bucket challenge has raised more than $200 million worldwide for research into ALS, which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

  Cyberattack downs city computers in Pensacola, Fla., site of recent Navy attack

City officials became aware of the attack at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, many hours after the shooting.

  Watch a newborn girl’s reaction when her hearing aids are turned on

A newborn girl’s reaction to having her hearing aids turned on is taking the internet by storm.

  Someone ate the duct-taped banana ‘art’ that sold for $120K

New York-based performance artist David Datuna casually removed the banana from the gallery's wall, saying, “Art performance. Hungry artist.”

Walmart apologizes for Santa sweater with drug reference

The sweater has the words "Let it snow" and includes three white lines in front of Santa.

  Nativity scene shows Jesus, Mary and Joseph in cages

Separating Jesus, Mary and Joseph is certainly getting the desired reaction among those drawn to the display by social media posts.

Led by ‘Marriage Story,’ Netflix dominates Golden Globe noms

With four films up for best picture, four series nominated for the top television awards and 34 total nominations, Netflix dominated the 77th Golden Globe nominations on Monday.