A police officer walks in an intersection closed off by police tape on California Street in San Francisco, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Authorities say bo

Authorities: Wave of hoax bomb threats made across US

A wave of bomb threats emailed Thursday to hundreds of schools, businesses and government buildings across the U.S. triggered searches, evacuations and fear — but there were no signs of explosives, and authorities said the scare appeared to be a crude extortion attempt.

Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test

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A jet carrying Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship has taken off from Mojave Air and Space Port on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 in Mojave, Calif. The jet w
Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space.

WW I warship that sank off NYC hit a mine set by German sub, researchers say

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This Jan. 28, 1915 made available by the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command shows the USS San Diego while serving as flagship of the Pacific Flee
A hundred years ago, a mysterious explosion hit the only major U.S. warship to sink during World War I. Now the Navy believes it has the answer to what doomed the USS San Diego: An underwater mine set by a German submarine cruising in waters just miles from New York City.
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Georgia police officer, police dog shot; suspect in custody

Authorities say a Georgia police officer, a police dog and a suspect are all in critical condition after a traffic stop turned into a foot chase and shooting.
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New Jersey redistricting plan criticized as Democratic power grab

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Marine Corps says $3.6B for storm repairs at East Coast base

When Marines from Camp Lejeune, N.C., were preparing for their upcoming deployment to the Middle East, they faced an unusual challenge: the beach they needed to train on had been washed away by Hurricane Florence.
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Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke dead at 74

Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke has died.
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Kasich would prefer competing for presidency as a Republican

Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday that he'd prefer to run for president as a Republican, but only if he's entering a primary he could win.
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Bear attacks, drags woman outside Pennsylvania home

Game wardens say a bear attacked a woman outside her home in Pennsylvania and dragged her more than 80 yards (73 meters).
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US judge: Suit over Trump travel ban waivers will go ahead

A lawsuit accusing the Trump administration of denying nearly all visa applicants from countries under President Donald Trump's travel ban will move forward, a U.S. judge said Thursday.
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Tennessee Republican sparks pushback after vaccine comment

A Tennessee physician recently elected to Congress received criticism Thursday from top state leaders for alleging without evidence that vaccines may cause autism.
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Winning numbers drawn in 'Northstar Cash' game

MINNEAPOLIS _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Minnesota Lottery's "Northstar Cash" game were:05-06-08-11-30(five, six, eight, eleven, thirty)
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Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily Pick 3' game

MADISON, Wis. _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Wisconsin Lottery's "Daily Pick 3" game were:0-9-7(zero, nine, seven)¶ Maximum prize: $500
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MN Lottery

MINNEAPOLIS _ These Minnesota lotteries were drawn Thursday:8-7-6(eight, seven, six)Estimated jackpot: $262 million05-06-08-11-30(five, six, eight, eleven, thirty)Estimated jackpot: $246 million
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Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3' game

MINNEAPOLIS _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Minnesota Lottery's "Daily 3" game were:8-7-6(eight, seven, six)
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Student charged with beating teachers at Bloomington college

A student is charged with beating two teachers at Normandale Community College in Bloomington.
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Death row inmate seeks execution; judge to decide competency

A Mississippi judge will decide whether a death row inmate is competent to waive all his appeals and request execution.
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Ex-Baylor student can graduate from Dallas-area university

A former Baylor fraternity president accused of rape will be able to earn a degree from a Dallas-area university if he meets all the degree requirements.
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Trump invokes 'advice-of-counsel' defense in campaign probe

President Donald Trump offered a simple defense Thursday to accusations he broke campaign finance law by directing attorney Michael Cohen to orchestrate hush-money payments to conceal Trump's alleged affairs: He was following terrible advice from a bad lawyer.
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Holocaust survivor killed by car while crossing street

A 92-year-old man who survived Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust was struck and killed by a car while crossing a street near his home in Oregon.
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Wade, Union aiding student seeking reinstatement to school

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are backing attorney Benjamin Crump in an effort to help an expelled student and family friend get back into high school.
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Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily Pick 4' game

MADISON, Wis. _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Wisconsin Lottery's "Daily Pick 4" game were:2-4-9-4(two, four, nine, four)¶ Maximum prize: $500
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Record number of Mexican gray wolves found dead in 2018

Wildlife managers have confirmed a record number of Mexican gray wolves have been reported dead this year, fueling concerns about the decades-long effort to return the endangered predator to the southwestern U.S.