A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial Monday after a jury deadlocked in the murder trial of a white, former police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist.
A panel of one black and 11 white jurors — who had seemed close to a verdict to convict on Friday, with apparently only one holdout — said Monday they were unable to reach a unanimous decision after deliberating more than 22 hours over four days.
The Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau positively identified 10 more victims of the Oakland warehouse fire late Monday night.
Whether by accident or design, President-elect Donald Trump is signaling a tougher American policy toward China, sparking warnings from both the outgoing Obama administration and Beijing. On Monday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said progress with the Chinese could be "undermined" by a flare-up over the sovereignty of Taiwan, the self-governing island the U.S. broke diplomatic ties with in 1979. That split was part of an agreement with China, which claims the island as its own territory, although the U.S. continues to sell Taiwan billions in military equipment and has other economic ties.
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Music is playing in the streets again. Tourists are sipping mojitos at sidewalk cafes. Flags are flapping at full staff. After nine days of national mourning for Fidel Castro, Cuba is slowly returning to noisy, boisterous normality. Cuba is a country where sidewalks serve as living rooms and social clubs, but during the mourning period people mostly stayed indoors, watching television and avoiding any appearance of joviality.
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FBI, LAPD and sheriff's department officials said Monday they received a telephone call about an imminent but un-corroborated threat against the Metro Red Line in Universal City.
The threat came through an anonymous phone call to a public safety line, said FBI Assistant Director in Charge Deirdre Fike in a news conference.
The caller indicated that something would occur at the station on Tuesday, she said.
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A Texas state agency has released a new edition of a booklet for women considering an abortion that suggests there may be a link between terminating pregnancies and increased risks of breast cancer and depression. The Texas Department of State Health Services issued the new edition of "A Woman's Right to Know" on Monday.
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Chirping and beeping filled the air as Marion Paul fired up her Gatlinburg video arcade Monday, the first time she's seen her business since deadly wildfires set much of the city ablaze a week ago. Sooty floors needed dusting. Spoiled food had to be tossed. Otherwise, she was set to reopen.
While several Gatlinburg areas resembled a war zone, the main business drag in this popular Tennessee tourist site was spared by the fast-moving flames.
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Firearms enthusiasts who embraced Donald Trump's campaign and his full-throated support of the Second Amendment are expecting a sweeping expansion of gun rights under his administration and a Congress firmly in Republican hands. Among their priorities: eliminating gun-free zones at schools, reducing requirements for background checks and ensuring that concealed carry handgun permits from one state are recognized everywhere in the U.S.
One proud Georgia mom sent head shots of her son, little Asher Nash, to a modeling agency, but she got a response she never expected, NBC News reported.
Asher "really likes the camera" and loves the attention of a photo shoot, according to Meagan Nash, but the agency behind a casting call for Carter's clothing for children said that they weren't looking for children with special needs. Asher, who is 16 months old, has Down syndrome. "I was hurt, because here is my little boy — I look at him, and nothing's wrong with him," she said. Nash wrote a Facebook post about the experience. It went viral, and it wasn't long before modeling executives came calling.
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Police say a Pennsylvania man said he shot and killed his wife Sunday after first trying to kill himself and then hearing her taunting him and encouraging him to shoot himself.
Thirty-year-old Joshua Crawford was jailed Monday in Butler County on charges of criminal homicide and aggravated assault.
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A gunman investigating a fake news story about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a Washington, D.C., pizzeria is facing four charges after he fired shots inside the restaurant Sunday, authorities said. Police said Edgar Maddison Welch of Salisbury, North Carolina, was armed with an AR-15 rifle and a handgun when he entered Comet Ping Pong and pointed a weapon at an employee. After his arrest, Welch told police he was there to investigate a fake news conspiracy theory known as "pizzagate" involving the pizzeria.
As Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson's life story could inspire those working toward the American dream of home ownership and financial security.
But the former Republican presidential candidate has no experience in elected or appointed government office, or managing an organization with a multibillion budget and thousands of employees. In his writings and public statements, Carson has also often voiced little empathy for those who depend on some of the same social welfare programs that aided his own climb out of poverty.