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Victim Identified In Rapid City Homicide

RAPID CITY, S.D. - The victim has been identified as 61-year-old Robert Smith of Rapid City. Police in Rapid City have arrestedĀ Gilbert Clifford, 33, of Rapid City on second degree murder charges with other charges potentially pending. Authorities say Clifford…

Chicago Speeds Up Plan To Equip Officers With Body Cameras

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago authorities say all police officers will be equipped with body cameras by the end of 2017, a year ahead of schedule. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says in a Wednesday statement announcing the speeded up schedule that body…

Kerry Set To Deliver Farewell Speech On Middle East Policy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry is delivering a farewell speech to outline his proposals for a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians. Kerry's speech comes days after the U.S. refused to veto a United Nations Security…

Carrie Fisher's Books Become Best Sellers After Her Death

NEW YORK (AP) - There's been a run on Carrie Fisher's books since the "Star Wars" actress and humorist died on Tuesday. Fisher's book, "The Princess Diarist," was on top of Amazon's list of best-selling books on Wednesday, just ahead…

Island Of Misfit Toys, UPS Expects 1.3M Returns In One Day

WASHINGTON (AP) - Christmas is the season of giving, and January the month of returns. UPS expects to deliver 1.3 million packages back to retailers on Jan. 5, celebrated by the delivery service, but no one else, as "National Returns…

Daughter: Actress And Author Carrie Fisher Dies At Age 60

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actress Carrie Fisher, who found enduring fame as Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars," has died. She was 60. Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, released a statement through her spokesman saying Fisher died Tuesday just before…

UN's Ban Ki-Moon To Push Times Square 2017 Countdown Button

NEW YORK - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will perform one last ceremonial duty before ending his 10-year leadership of the world body. Organizers of the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration announced Monday that Ban will push the Waterford…

Kellyanne Conway Is Heading To The White House

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway is headed to the White House, where she'll serve as counselor to the president. The announcement was made by the president-elect's transition team early Thursday. Conway served as Trump's third campaign manager…

Obama Ending Registry For Some Immigrant Men, Mostly Muslims

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is officially ending a post-9/11 era registration system for immigrant men from mostly Muslim countries. The decision to scrap the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System comes amid growing international terror fears and President-elect Donald Trump's…

Feds Order Correction To Plan To North Dakota Pipeline Owner

BILLINGS - Federal regulators have outlined corrective steps that must take place before a company may restart a pipeline that leaked 176,000 gallons of oil into and along a creek in western North Dakota. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety…

Berlin Attack Prompts High Security In US Cities For Holiday

NEW YORK - Police in U.S. cities have stepped up security at places where Christmas shoppers gather following a deadly truck attack in Berlin. In Manhattan, police dispatched heavily armed counterterrorism officers to stand guard at crowded Christmas markets in…

Trump Adviser Says He Is Ditching 'Drain The Swamp'

WASHINGTON - One of Donald Trump's advisers says the president-elect is no longer interested in his rallying cry "drain the swamp." "I'm told he now just disclaims that. He now says it was cute, but he doesn't want to use…

Obama Oil Pipeline Rules Face Uncertain Future Under Trump

BILLINGS - President Barack Obama's administration is expected to push through long-delayed safety measures for the nation's sprawling network of oil pipelines in its final days in power. The proposal calls for more stringent inspections in rural areas and immediate…

Stephen Curry Auctions Shoes For Oakland Fire Victims

OAKLAND - Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is auctioning off two special pairs of shoes to raise money for victims of the Oakland warehouse fire. KCBS reports that Curry teamed up with a local artist and had two distinctive…

Mark Zuckerberg Unveils Morgan Freeman-Voiced AI Assistant

PALO ALTO - Mark Zuckerberg has enlisted the help of Morgan Freeman and taken a shot at Nickelback while unveiling his new artificial intelligence assistant. The Facebook founder and CEO showed off "Jarvis" with a post on the project and…

AMC Can Buy Smaller Movie-Theater Chain Carmike

KANSAS CITY - Federal regulators say movie-theater chain AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. can buy smaller rival Carmike Cinemas Inc. for $1.2 billion if it sells some theaters. The deal will make AMC the biggest U.S. movie theater operator. The U.S.…

Trump University Settlement Filed In Court

SAN DIEGO - Lawyers for Donald Trump and former students of his now-defunct Trump University have filed an agreement in court to settle lawsuits alleging that the president-elect defrauded them. The move signals that a deal announced last month remains…

Trump Wins Electoral College Vote, Presidency

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump has cruised to victory in the Electoral College despite thousands of anti-Trump protesters who converged on state capitols across the country. Monday's vote ensures that the billionaire will become America's 45th president. Texas put the Republican…

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