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Voice of a grocery store angel: Shoppers get operatic treat

WATERTOWN, Mass. — A Massachusetts grocery store employee has surprised shoppers with his operatic renditions of popular Christmas music.

Saudis intercept Yemen rebel missile targeting royal palace

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite rebels said it intercepted a missile fired over southern Riyadh on Tuesday, which the rebels said was targeting a "top leadership" meeting at the royal palace in the kingdom's cap
The Year of #MeToo: A scoop, a tweet, and then a reckoning

The Year of #MeToo: A scoop, a tweet, and then a reckoning

NEW YORK — It began with a news story, and then a tweet, and suddenly it seemed like everything had changed overnight. 2017 will forever be known as the Year of the Reckoning. Or, more precisely, the year of the beginning of the reckoning.
Kansas state mental hospital regains certification for unit

Kansas state mental hospital regains certification for unit

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Chinese tiremaker picks North Carolina site for major plant

RALEIGH, N.C. — A Chinese tiremaker is moving more aggressively into the U.S. market, announcing plans Tuesday for a North Carolina factory that is to eventually employ 800 and produce six million tires a year.
12 reported dead as foreign tourist bus crashes in Mexico

12 reported dead as foreign tourist bus crashes in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — At least 12 people died when a bus carrying cruise ship passengers to Mayan ruins in eastern Mexico flipped over on a highway early Tuesday, officials said.
Woman pleads guilty to boyfriend's death in YouTube stunt

Woman pleads guilty to boyfriend's death in YouTube stunt

HALSTAD, Minn. — A Minnesota woman has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting her boyfriend in a videotaped stunt they planned to post on YouTube.

All 1,694 residents of US town becoming Scottish landowners

SCOTLAND, Conn. — Residents of the rural town of Scotland, Connecticut, are becoming lords and ladies in the United Kingdom country of the same name.
Insane Clown Posse fans can't rid gang tag in FBI report

Insane Clown Posse fans can't rid gang tag in FBI report

DETROIT — Fans of rap-metal music group Insane Clown Posse have lost an appeal to have an FBI report scrubbed of language referring to them as a gang. The group's fans are known as Juggalos.

Tegna buys San Diego's KFMB-TV, radio stations for $325M

SAN DIEGO — The owner of KFMB-TV, San Diego's CBS 8 television station, and 760-AM talk radio station says it is selling its holdings to publicly traded Tegna Inc. for $325 million in cash.