NEW YORK (AP) — The chef who has been credited with inventing General Tso's chicken — a world-famous Chinese food staple that is not served in China — has died.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The parent company of United Airlines will pay $2.4 million to settle civil charges by securities regulators over flights that were started to help an official who oversaw one of the airline's hub airports.
BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — A Utah mother and father who followed their son to school and pulled a shotgun from his hand after he fired a round into a classroom ceiling likely prevented bloodshed by acting quickly on their intuition and conversations with the boy after they noticed guns were missing from their home, police said Friday.
Officials have not identified the other victims, but did say one person appeared to die of a heart attack while fleeing the flames.
A Tennessee mayor says 13 people have died from wildfires that ravaged the Great Smoky Mountains, including a person who appears to have had a heart attack while fleeing the flames.
Former NFL player Joe McKnight was shot to death following an argument at an intersection with another motorist outside New Orleans, authorities said.
McKnight is the second former NFL player this year to die in the New Orleans area as a result of a possible road-rage incident.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Somali-born student who hurt nearly a dozen people in a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University before a police officer shot and killed him has been buried.
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Researchers who set up a mock living room complete with curtains and an armchair — and then hit "record" as a tree-turned-torch engulfed the room in 63 seconds — hope their video will help people stay safe this holiday season.
The North Dakota Veterans Coordinating Council has sent a letter to the "Veterans Stand for Standing Rock" group asking them not go to the southern part of the state where hundreds are camped out because it'll create more tension and increase the burden on law enforcement, council president Russ Stabler said Thursday.
SEATTLE (AP) — The gunman had already shot a police officer, threatened to kill two children and barricaded himself upstairs in a house for 11 hours when one of the kids, a 6-year-old boy, escaped.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three weeks after Sherri Papini disappeared, the question of whether she was dead or alive was answered when the young mother and wife was spotted waving frantically for help along a California freeway early on Thanksgiving morning.
GATLINBURG, Tennessee (AP) — The wildfire that popped up on a steep, rugged peak in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was just one of a dozen that fire crews had been fighting over the last month because of the drought.
The Star-Tribune reports The Mall of America in suburban Minneapolis hired Larry Jefferson to play Kris Kringle from Thursday to Sunday as part of its Santa Experience.
Santa Experience co-owner Landon Luther says they "want Santa to be for everyone, period."
OneWest, a bank formerly owned by a group of investors headed by Mnuchin, had foreclosed on her Los Angeles-area home in the aftermath of the Great Recession, stripping her of the two units she rented as a primary source of income.
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — Family members of a Houston-area high school student who killed herself are rallying for tighter laws against cyberbullying.
Brandy Vela's family says cyberbullying pushed the 18-year-old over the edge, leading her to shoot herself in the chest Tuesday afternoon at the family's Texas City home as family members watched.
(AP) — Michigan's elections board on Friday will consider President-elect Donald Trump's request to block a hand recount of all 4.8 million ballots cast in the state he won by about 10,700 votes over Hillary Clinton.
(AP) — A California mountain lion placed under a death sentence for killing nearly a dozen alpacas owned by a Malibu woman was granted a reprieve when the woman announced she wouldn't act on a state-issued permit giving her the right to kill the animal.
(AP) — After a bank robber put a gun to the back of one hostage's head, SWAT team members resolved at the first chance they had Thursday to storm a north Florida credit union where nearly a dozen people were being held captive, authorities say.
MIAMI (AP) — Princess Cruise Lines will pay a $40 million penalty after pleading guilty to seven federal charges in an illegal ocean pollution case that involved one ship's use of a so-called magic pipe to divert oily waste into the waters, authorities said Thursday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio State administrator is being criticized for urging compassion for the Somali-born student who injured 11 people in a car-and-knife attack on campus before he was shot to death by police.
The man who shot former NFL player Joe McKnight was released from custody overnight, authorities said Friday, saying they'll be meeting with the district attorney's office to discuss the case.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether some of the nation's largest health providers can rely on their church affiliation to avoid complying with federal laws covering pension benefits for workers.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A jury has begun a third day of deliberations in the murder trial of a South Carolina police officer who was fired from his job after he shot and killed a black man.
BOSTON (AP) — The British man sentenced to life in prison for trying to detonate explosives in his shoe on a trans-Atlantic flight in 2001 says he can't afford the $250,000 fine that was part of his sentence.
Woman killed in attempted robbery of New Jersey Lyft riders
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey are searching for a man who they say fatally shot a woman during an attempted robbery of three passengers in a vehicle operating under the ride-hailing service Lyft.
Later on Friday, community members will gather to remember the 14 people killed and 22 wounded with speeches from religious leaders and law enforcement.
While the city of San Bernardino has been grappling with a spike in homicides this year, community residents have worked hard to prevent a hate-filled backlash to the terror attack.
(AP) — The charred city of Gatlinburg is still days away from reopening after devastating and deadly wildfires, but all around the city, communities in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains are welcoming back residents and visitors.
A pickup truck that crashed into a southern Iowa Wal-Mart, killing three people, entered through the front doors on the grocery portion of the store and came to a rest after hitting a merchandise display near the produce section.
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