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November 27, 2015 - 2:46pm
18 min 21 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.-led international team that investigated the deadly U.S. air attack on a hospital in northern Afghanistan last month says it's unclear exactly how many civilians died.

The team is made up of representatives from NATO as well as the Afghan government. The investigation was meant to assess circumstances surrounding the airstrike and confirm that civilians were killed.

The top NATO commander — U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip...

November 27, 2015 - 2:41pm
18 min 21 sec ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A pair of baby red pandas at the Philadelphia Zoo have been named after two of the city's most famous residents: Betsy and Benjamin.

Zoo officials said Friday that the monikers, which pay homage to Betsy Ross and Benjamin Franklin, received overwhelming support in a public naming contest.

Officials say the cubs' birth on June 26 was important for red panda conservation, since the species is considered vulnerable in the wild. The...

November 27, 2015 - 2:18pm
18 min 20 sec ago

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The latest on the active shooter near Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. (All times local)

12:40 p.m.

Ambulances and police vehicles were lined up near an intersection near a Planned Parenthood clinic and Colorado Springs police told people via Twitter to stay away from the "active shooter scene" because it was not secure.

Police said on Twitter that people inside a nearby shopping center were...

November 27, 2015 - 2:14pm
38 min 19 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama has kicked off the holiday season at the White House by welcoming this year's Christmas tree.

It's a Fraser fir grown in Pennsylvania that stands more than 18 feet tall.

The tree is traditionally displayed in the Blue Room of the White House. The first lady says this year's tree will honor the military.

Two days after President Barack Obama pardoned "Abe" and an alternate turkey named "...

November 27, 2015 - 2:07pm
38 min 19 sec ago

iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending Nov. 26, 2015:

Top Songs

1. Hello, Adele

2. Sorry, Justin Bieber

3. Love Yourself, Justin Bieber

4. When We Were Young, Adele

5. Hotline Bling, Drake

6. Like I'm Gonna Lose You (feat. John Legend), Meghan Trainor

7. Same Old Love, Selena Gomez

8. What Do...

November 27, 2015 - 1:32pm
38 min 19 sec ago

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Cleo Pablo married her longtime partner when gay weddings became legal in Arizona and looked forward to the day when her wife and their children could move into her home in the small Native American community outside Phoenix where she grew up.

The Ak-Chin Indian Community doesn't recognize same-sex marriages and has a law that prohibits unmarried couples from living together. So Pablo is suing the tribe in tribal court to have her marriage...

November 27, 2015 - 1:08pm
38 min 19 sec ago

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates whose political career spanned decades has died.

Norma Moss, the wife of Thomas Moss Jr., said her husband died Thursday after suffering a heart attack while visiting family in South Carolina. He was 87.

Moss, a Democrat from Norfolk, entered Virginia's House of Delegates in 1966 and was a member for 36 years. He served as speaker from 1991 to 2000. He later became Norfolk city...

November 27, 2015 - 1:05pm
48 min 19 sec ago

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Police in Biloxi say they have arrested a man who shot and killed a woman at a Waffle House restaurant after she asked him not to smoke.

Sgt. Donnie Dobbs says police received a call about the shooting at 1:11 a.m. Friday. He said the customer, Johnny Max Mount, had argued with an employee about smoking a cigarette.

He then pulled out a handgun and shot the employee one time in the head.

Dobbs said the woman...

November 27, 2015 - 1:03pm
48 min 19 sec ago

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia authorities say they have noticed a rise in people trying to steal underwear in order to earn money to buy drugs.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch ( ) reports that criminals are lured to the underwear because the clothing is easy to conceal and it can be re-sold for a good price.

In July, authorities say Dorene D. Rainey and an accomplice got away with more than $1,500 in underwear from a western Henrico...

November 27, 2015 - 12:58pm
38 min 19 sec ago

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a Supreme Court stay blocking the counting of votes in Native Hawaiian elections (all times local):

9 a.m.

One of the Native Hawaiians who sued to stop an election that would be a significant step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance says he's pleased a Supreme Court justice is blocking votes from being counted.

Kelii Akina is part of a group of Native Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians challenging the...

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