The gate to the Duke Energy West End substation in Moore County, N.C. on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. Tens of thousands were without power in the county afte

Power outages could last days after shootings at substations

Two power substations in a North Carolina county were damaged by gunfire in what is being investigated as a criminal act, causing damage that could take days to repair and leaving tens of thousands of people without electricity, authorities said.

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Now that he's back on Twitter, neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin wants somebody to explain the rules.
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US futures inch down, oil higher after Russia price cap pact

U.S. futures dipped and oil prices rose Monday after the European Union and the Group of Seven democracies agreed on a boycott of most Russian oil and committed to a price cap of $60 per barrel on Russian exports.
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Liz Weston: Make the most of new rules for charitable giving

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Warnock, Walker: Starkly different choices for Black voters

Raphael Warnock is the first Black U.S. senator from Georgia, having broken the color barrier for one of the original 13 states with a special election victory in January 2021, almost 245 years after the nation's founding.
Sports
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Analysis: Deshaun Watson has long way to go for improvement

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Future of CFP: How would 12-team playoff look this season?

The College Football Playoff is two years away from expanding, and those involved in growing the format from four to 12 teams have already said the first two seasons will be a test run.
Nation
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Bob McGrath, right, looks at the Cookie Monster as they accept the Lifetime Achievement Award for ‘“Sesame Street” at the Daytime Emmy Awards on

Bob McGrath, 'Sesame Street' legend, dies at 90

Bob McGrath, an actor, musician and children's author widely known for his portrayal of one of the first regular characters on the children's show "Sesame Street" has died at the age of 90.
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Cowboys score 33 points in 4th quarter, rout Colts 54-19

Dallas safety Malik Hooker had no idea what he was starting with a fumble return for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter against his former team.
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US police rarely deploy deadly robots to confront suspects

The unabashedly liberal city of San Francisco became the unlikely proponent of weaponized police robots last week after supervisors approved limited use of the remote-controlled devices, addressing head-on an evolving technology that has become more widely available even if it is rarely deployed to confront suspects.
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Protesters near White House demand 'Free China!'

About 200 protesters lit candles and shouted "Free China!" two blocks from the White House on Sunday in a show of support for demonstrations in China calling for an end to severe anti-virus controls and for political change.
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EXPLAINER: Congress is acting on gay, interracial marriage

Legislation that ensures same-sex and interracial marriages are recognized as legal unions appears headed for final approval and President Joe Biden's signature, a bipartisan agreement that reflects a wider acceptance of gay rights in both Congress and the country.
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December 4

California lawmakers to meet, eye big oil's high gas prices

Furious about oil companies' supersized profits after a summer of record-high gas prices, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday will formally start his campaign to punish big producers by asking the Legislature to fine them and give the money back to drivers.
Nation
December 4

Trial to start for Texas cop who shot Black woman in home

A white former police officer is set to go on trial Monday for fatally shooting a Black woman through a rear window of her Texas home while responding to a call about an open front door in a case that has faced years of delays.
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Today in History: December 5, Nelson Mandela dies at 95

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December 4
Shoppers perused the Lego aisle during Black Friday shopping Nov. 25, 2022, at Target in Edina. With inflation at record levels, retailers expect shop

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December 4
Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling were passed over by a Baseball Hall of Fame committee that elected former big league slugger Fred McGrif

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Moments after Fred McGriff was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, almost two decades after his final game, he got the question.
Nation
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This photo shows the gate to the Duke Energy West End substation in Moore County, N.C. on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. Tens of thousands were without power i

Shootings at power substations cause North Carolina outages

Two power substations in a North Carolina county were damaged by gunfire in what is being investigated as a criminal act, causing damage that could take days to repair and leaving tens of thousands of people without electricity, authorities said Sunday.
Sports
December 4
Georgia defensive back Malaki Starks (24) reacts as Georgia defensive back Christopher Smith (29) returns a blocked LSU field goal attempt for a touch

CFP: Georgia vs Ohio St in Peach; Michigan vs TCU in Fiesta

For this college football season, the BCS probably would have been fine.
Nation
December 4

Jurors hear ex-Border Patrol agent's confession in killings

Jurors in the capital murder trial of a former U.S. Border Patrol agent have heard a taped interview in which he confesses to the 2018 killings of four sex workers in South Texas.
Sports
December 4

Watson rusty in return but Browns get 27-14 win over Texans

Deshaun Watson didn't play well Sunday in his return after sitting out almost two years.
Sports
December 4
Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson signs autographs before of an NFL football game between the Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans in Houston

Deshaun Watson returns from ban, declines to express remorse

Deshaun Watson signed autographs, posed for selfies, ignored the boos and earned a sloppy win.

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