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Man suspected of firing shotgun outside Jewish temple in upstate New York faces federal charges

A man arrested for firing gunshots outside a Jewish temple in upstate New York been federally charged.

Woman charged with attempted arson of Martin Luther King Jr. birthplace in Atlanta

ATLANTA (鶹ýapp) — Atlanta police have arrested a woman who’s accused of trying to burn down the birth home of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Atlanta.

Jon Rahm is leaving for LIV Golf. Here’s what it means for LIV and the PGA Tour

Jon Rahm is the biggest name yet to bolt to Saudi-funded LIV Golf. It’s a huge catch for LIV and an equally huge loss for the PGA Tour.

San Diego police officer and suspect shot in supermarket parking lot during investigation

Authorities say a San Diego police sergeant has been shot and injured while investigating a possible stolen vehicle in a supermarket parking lot.

Biden heads to Las Vegas to showcase $8.2B for 10 major rail projects around the country

President Joe Biden is heading to Las Vegas to showcase $8.2 billion in funding for 10 major passenger rail projects across the country.

Census Bureau wants to change how it asks about disabilities. Some advocates don’t like it

The U.S. Census Bureau wants to change how it asks people about disabilities, and some advocates don’t like where things are heading.

Free toy store in Nashville gives families the dignity of choice while shopping for holiday gifts

Country music star Brad Paisley and his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, helped create a free grocery in Nashville to offer dignity to low-income people when shopping for food.

US employers added a solid 199,000 jobs in November in sign of a still-sturdy labor market

The nation’s employers added a solid 199,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell, fresh signs that the economy could achieve an elusive “soft landing,” in which inflation would return to the Federal Reserve’s 2% target without causing a steep recession.

Drought vs deluge: Florida’s unusual rainfall totals either too little or too much on each coast

In Florida, this year has been a tale of two states as far as rainfall totals, with the southeast coast deluged by sometimes-record rainfall and much of the Gulf coast facing a major precipitation deficit.

Adele praises influential women after being honored at THR’s Women in Entertainment gala

Adele paid homage to the many women — including her mother, grandmother and aunts -- who helped shape her world and personality since was a child.

Mother of Florida boy accused of football practice shooting now charged with felony

A Florida woman whose 11-year-old is accused of shooting two teenagers at a football practice in October is now charged with a felony.

Indiana judge rules in favor of US Senate candidate seeking GOP nomination

An Indiana county judge has ruled that a contested state law that stipulates candidates for a party must vote in two primaries with the party they are affiliated with is unconstitutional.

Kentucky’s revenues from sports wagering on pace to significantly exceed projections, governor says

Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentucky has collected stronger than projected tax revenues from sports wagering in the weeks since betting on ballgames became legal in the Bluegrass State.

4 adults found dead at home in a rural area near Colorado Springs after report of shooting

Authorities say four adults were found dead inside a home in a rural area near Colorado Springs. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office says a shooting was reported at 11:40 p.m.

University of Michigan launches new effort to fight antisemitism

The University of Michigan president says the school is launching a new effort to fight antisemitism and promote religious inclusion amid a rise in hate-inspired attacks globally.

Maternal mortality rate is much higher for Black women than white women in Mississippi, study says

Black people make up about 38% of Mississippi’s population. But a new study says Black women were four times more likely to die of causes directly related to pregnancy than white women in the state in 2020.

Some Californians released from prison will receive $2,400 under new state re-entry program

LOS ANGELES (鶹ýapp) — Hundreds of Californians released from prisons could receive direct cash payments of $2,400 — along with counseling, job search assistance and other support — under a first-in-the-nation program aimed at easing the transition out of incarceration and reducing recidivism.

Voting rights groups push for answers from Mississippi election officials about ballot shortages

Voting rights groups say election officials in Mississippi’s largest county have failed to provide enough information about the problems that led to polling precincts running out of ballots.

Youngkin calls for increased state spending on child care programs

Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin says the proposed budget he will soon unveil for the next two fiscal years will include an increase in state spending on early learning and child care programs.

Ex-Ohio vice detective pleads guilty to charge he kidnapped sex workers

Authorities say a former Ohio vice detective pleaded guilty to federal accusations that he kidnapped sex worker victims under the guise of an arrest.

Kentucky governor says state-run disaster relief funds can serve as model for getting aid to victims

Gov. Andy Beshear says state-run disaster relief funds that funneled millions in charitable donations to tornado- and flood-stricken Kentucky can serve as models for getting aid to storm victims.

Former congressman tapped as Democratic candidate in special election to replace George Santos

Former U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi has been selected to be the Democratic nominee in next year’s special election to replace George Santos after he was expelled from the U.S.

Las Cruces police officer indicted for voluntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a man in 2022

A grand jury has indicted a Las Cruces police officer on a charge of voluntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a man during a confrontation last year.

Rhode Island lawmakers and advocates working to address soaring housing costs

A push to develop affordable housing on publicly owned land and a requirement that renters receive a four-month notice of planned rent hikes are just two of the ideas being pitched to Rhode Island lawmakers to help address rising housing costs.

Man fires shotgun outside Jewish temple in upstate New York as Hanukkah begins, no one injured

Officials say a man fired a shotgun twice outside a Jewish temple in upstate New York, then said “Free Palestine” as he was taken into custody. Gov.

Texas deputies confronted but didn’t arrest fatal shooting suspect in August, a month before new law

A man suspected of killing six people earlier this week in a shooting rampage across central Texas was confronted by police in August.

A Jan. 6 rioter praised Vivek Ramaswamy at his sentencing for suggesting riot was an ‘inside job’

A former California police chief has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for joining the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, with a hatchet in his backpack.

Menu signed by Mao Zedong brings a quarter million dollars at auction

An official menu for a state banquet signed by former Chinese leader Mao Zedong has been auctioned for $275,000.

Ex-Philadelphia labor leader convicted of embezzling from union to pay for home renovations, meals

Longtime former Philadelphia labor leader John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty and a codefendant have been convicted of using more than $650,000 in union funds for their personal use.

Jonathan Majors’ accuser breaks down on witness stand as footage shows actor shoving her

The woman who accused Jonathan Majors of assaulting her in the backseat of a car broke down multiple times on the witness stand as the actor’s attorney repeatedly played a surveillance video that showed Majors lifting her up and thrusting her into the vehicle.