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Protesters demanding clemency for woman, interrupt governor

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam told a group of protesters demanding clemency for a Tennessee woman serving life in prison that he's reviewing her case. Cyntoia Brown was 16 when she killed a man who had picked her up for sex.

Rapper Ty Dolla $ign indicted on felony drug charges

ATLANTA — Singer and rapper Ty Dolla $ign faces drug charges in Atlanta. Court records show a Fulton County grand jury indicted the 36-year-old musician on Nov.

Memoirist who wrote about priest dad wins Thurber prize

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A woman who wrote a memoir about having a married Roman Catholic priest for a father has won the country's top humour writing prize.
Cannibal Corpse guitarist charged with burglary, assault

Cannibal Corpse guitarist charged with burglary, assault

TAMPA, Fla. — Authorities say the lead guitarist for the death metal band Cannibal Corpse broke into a Florida house and tried to attack a deputy.
China and US discuss plans for trade talks

China and US discuss plans for trade talks

BEIJING — China's economy czar and U.S. trade envoys discussed plans for talks on a tariff battle, the government said Tuesday, indicating that negotiations are going ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive.
The cost of France's protests running into billions

The cost of France's protests running into billions

PARIS — France's wave of protests and violence over the past month or so has already cost the eurozone's second-largest economy a fortune.
Christmas tree farmers' campaign: Buy real, not artificial

Christmas tree farmers' campaign: Buy real, not artificial

TUALATIN, Ore. — Rosa Villarreal's three young sons jumped and ran around the field of Christmas trees like jackrabbits, their excitement palpable as they raced from evergreen to evergreen.
'Truth isn't truth' tops list of notable quotes in 2018

'Truth isn't truth' tops list of notable quotes in 2018

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The assertion that "truth isn't truth," made by a personal attorney for President Donald Trump, tops a Yale Law School librarian's list of the most notable quotes of 2018.
9,000 firearms and counting: Illegal guns flood Chicago

9,000 firearms and counting: Illegal guns flood Chicago

CHICAGO — Ke'Shon Newman's daily routine is guided by guns — the hundreds of illegal pistols, revolvers and other firearms that torment his South Side neighbourhood .
CBS meeting adjourns without discussing Moonves scandal

CBS meeting adjourns without discussing Moonves scandal

NEW YORK — CBS shareholders quickly elected a revamped 11-member board before their annual meeting adjourned without discussion of an investigation into sexual-misconduct claims against former CBS CEO Les Moonves.