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Drought leaves U.S. Plains wheat vulnerable to freeze damage

Friday  22:35,   15 december 2017
Reuters

<p>A combination of delays to autumn planting and dry conditions in the southern U.S. Plains have left the hard red winter crop vulnerable to freeze damage, crop experts said, which could further tighten supplies of high-protein wheat.</p>A[...]

Trees, care packages for N.Y. troops sent back

Friday  21:30,   15 december 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — There are boxes of Christmas trees stacked in Suzanne Stokoe's barn addressed to local soldiers serving overseas.&nbsp;ROCHESTER, N.Y. — There are boxes of Christmas trees stacked in Suzanne Stokoe's barn addressed to local [...]

Couple injured in protests get dream photo shoot

Friday  21:26,   15 december 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

A Virginia couple injured while standing among counter-protesters at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, were treated to an engagement photo shoot by a group of people touched by their story.&nbsp;A Virginia couple injured while[...]

These are the fraternity pledges who have died this year

Friday  21:26,   15 december 2017
CNN

In the 10 months since Timothy Piazza's death at Penn State, at least three other fraternity pledges have died at campuses across the country. Hazing or alcohol is suspected to have played a factor in each of them. © Provided by CNN[...]

Return of powerful winds brings new threats to Santa Barbara, Ventura as Thomas fire rages

Friday  20:51,   15 december 2017
Tribune News Service

Thousands of firefighters battling the massive Thomas fire braced for the return of powerful winds Friday that could again endanger communities, even as they mourned the death of a colleague killed on the fire[...]

Jury rules for Arpaio in lawsuit by senator's son, ex-wife

Friday  20:51,   15 december 2017
Associated Press

An Arizona jury has refused to award damages against former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a civil trial for bringing a since-dismissed criminal case against one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons in the heat-exhaustion deaths of 21 dogs. Jurors[...]

Florida woman, 93, arrested after refusing to leave home

Friday  20:51,   15 december 2017
MSN

Juanita Fitzgerald was spared spending her 94th birthday at the Lake County jail when she was released Thursday after being locked up for two days in its medical ward.&nbsp; The trouble started when Fitzgerald was evicted on Tuesday from the [...]

U.S. court dismisses $3 billion suit against Deutsche Bank by Jewish family heirs

Friday  20:51,   15 december 2017
Reuters

A U.S. district court in Florida has dismissed a lawsuit by the heirs of a prominent Jewish family seeking $3 billion from Deutsche Bank. The Wertheim Jewish Education Trust, in a suit filed in January, said heirs of the German entrepreneur Joseph[...]

Grand jury: Penn State showed 'shocking apathy' to drinking

Friday  18:55,   15 december 2017
Associated Press

<p>A grand jury's report in the wake of a fraternity pledge's drinking death said Friday that Penn State officials displayed "a shocking apathy" to dangers from excessive drinking and that its inaction allowed criminal acts to[...]

New TSA camera scanner aims to spot concealed explosives

Friday  18:55,   15 december 2017
CBS News

New technology is being tested to thwart attacks like the botched terror attempt in a New York City pedestrian tunnel A new security screening technique is being tested a week before what's expected to be a record-breaking holiday travel season.[...]

Law School Is Hot Again as Politics Piques Interest

Friday  18:51,   15 december 2017
The Wall Street Journal

After years of plummeting enrollment and hand-wringing over the value of a law degree, interest in law school is starting to rebound. Students and prelaw advisers attribute at least part of the rise to the legal tumult of 2017.After years of[...]

As California burns, Sonoma starts to rebuild

Friday  18:51,   15 december 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — As fires still rage in southern California, those affected by the devastation who wonder how their communities will fare in the aftermath need only come to this city north of San Francisco for a hint of things to come Earlier[...]

Alleged reckless driver charged with first-degree murder in Charlottesville car attack

Friday  15:07,   15 december 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

The alleged reckless driver who plowed his car into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. is now charged with first-degree murder, after prosecutors showed a judge surveillance video of the deadly assault. Prosecutors[...]

Poll: Holiday gift spending will leave many in debt for months

Friday  15:06,   15 december 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

Some say it will take up to six months to pay off their holiday billsIn fact, 25% of Americans who use plastic to buy gifts, food and decorations for the house say it will take them six months or more to pay off their post-holiday debt, according to [...]

Mass Shootings: Five Years After Sandy Hook

Friday  11:25,   15 december 2017
CBS News

Five years on, CBSN looks at America's attitudes on gun ownership and gun violence are still deeply split along partisan linesFive years on, the gun debate remains as contentious ever, and deeply partisan. On the anniversary of Sandy Hook, CBS[...]