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Rep. Dean Phillips, a Democrat running for president, says he won’t run for re-election to Congress

Democratic Rep. Dean Phillips, who is running for president and challenging Joe Biden in the primary, has announced that he will not seek reelection to Congress in 2024.

Appeals court says Georgia may elect utility panel statewide, rejecting a ruling for district voting

A federal appeals court has ruled that Georgia can keep statewide elections for its five-member commission regulating utilities.

Person dead after officer-involved shooting outside Salem

One person was dead in an officer-involved shooting outside Salem, Oregon, on Friday after police responded to a report of a male suspect firing a gun.

Colorado funeral home owners where decomposing bodies found returned to state to face charges

The owners of a defunct Colorado funeral home where 190 sets of decomposing human remains were found have been returned to the state to face hundreds of felony charges.

Family lunch, some shopping, a Christmas tree lighting: President Joe Biden’s day out in Nantucket

President Joe Biden spent much of his day after Thanksgiving focused on work. But he was able to get out for some play.

Man arrested in fatal stabbing near Denver homeless shelters, encampment

Police say a man has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a person in Denver after one witness said he had been harassing a group of immigrants from Venezuela.

Republican ex-federal prosecutor in Philadelphia to run for Pennsylvania attorney general

Former federal prosecutor Katayoun “Kat” Copeland says she’s running for attorney general of Pennsylvania in 2024.

Commuter train strikes and kills man near a Connecticut rail crossing

Officials say a Metro-North commuter train struck and killed a person in Connecticut. Metro-North spokesperson Aaron Donovan said a white man in his mid-60s was hit about 200 feet from a railroad crossing in Ansonia.

A historic theater is fighting a plan for a new courthouse in Georgia’s second-largest city

A historic theater is fighting a plan for Georgia’s second-largest city to build a new courthouse. The Springer Opera House says the new tower in Columbus could harm the theater’s building and programming.

5 family members and a commercial fisherman neighbor are ID’d as dead or missing in Alaska landslide

Authorities have identified those missing or killed in an Alaska landslide this week as five family members and their neighbor, a commercial fisherman who made a longshot bid for the state’s lone seat in the U.S.

Gulf State Park pier construction begins to repair damage from Hurricane Sally

Hurricane Sally wiped out a 200-foot section of the Gulf State Park Fishing Pier on the Alabama coast in September 2020 just as it was about to reopen after a rebuild that was prompted by an earlier storm.

Police identify North Carolina man fatally shot by officer during Thanksgiving traffic stop

Fayetteville police have identified a man shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop on Thanksgiving Day.

Paper mill strike ends in rural Maine after more than a month

Dozens of striking workers at a paper mill in rural Maine have accepted an offer from the company, ending a stoppage that had lasted more than a month.

AP Week in Pictures: North America

People paid respects to former first lady Rosalynn Carter, SpaceX launched a massive rocket, and President Biden pardoned two turkeys, Liberty and Bell.

Some Virginia inmates could be released earlier under change to enhanced sentence credit policy

Virginia prison officials have agreed to give more inmates enhanced earned sentence credits for good behavior to allow for earlier releases from prison.

5 people dead in a Thanksgiving van crash on a south Georgia highway

Four adults and a toddler have died after their van collided with a pickup truck on a state highway in south Georgia.

Runaway bull on Phoenix freeway gets wrangled back without injury

Arizona state troopers say nobody was injured when a runaway bull was found wandering around a Phoenix freeway. Sgt.

Daryl Hall is suing John Oates over plan to sell stake in joint venture. A judge has paused the sale

Daryl Hall has sued his longtime music partner John Oates, arguing that his plan to sell off his share of a joint venture would violate a business agreement the duo had.

Andrew Cuomo accused of sexual harassment by former aide in new legal filing

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is being sued by a former aide who says Cuomo sexually harassed her while he was still in office.

FDA expands cantaloupe recall after salmonella infections double in a week

The number of people sickened by salmonella from cut and whole cantaloupes has more than doubled in a week.

Cleanup, air monitoring underway at Kentucky train derailment site

Kentucky officials and crews with rail operator CSX are working to remove train cars and spilled material at the site of a derailment.

Too many schools are underperforming, top New Mexico education official says

New Mexico’s top public education official says far too many schools in the state are underperforming.

Massachusetts is creating overnight shelter spots to help newly arriving migrant families

Massachusetts has begun awarding grants to local agencies to set up temporary housing sites for homeless families.

1.35 million chickens are being killed on an Ohio egg farm as bird flu takes a toll on the industry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says 1.35 million chickens are being slaughtered on an Ohio egg farm as the bird flu continues to take a toll on the industry.

Mississippi deputy is wounded during gunfire exchange with a man suspected in an earlier killing

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety says a sheriff’s deputy has been shot and wounded. It happened Friday in Lauderdale County as the deputy traded gunfire with a man suspected of killing another person several hours earlier.

Father arrested in Thanksgiving shooting death of 10-year-old son in Nebraska

A father has been arrested in the Thanksgiving Day shooting death of his 10-year-old son in Nebraska.

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs accused of sexual abuse by two more women

Two more women have come forward to accuse Sean “Diddy” Combs of sexually assaulting them in the early 1990s.

Memorial planned for Kansas police dog that was strangled after chasing suspect into storm drain

A Kansas police dog that authorities allege was strangled after chasing a suspect into a storm drain will be remembered next week in a livestreamed memorial service.

Victims in Niagara Falls border bridge crash identified as Western New York couple

The two people killed when their car crashed into a border checkpoint in Niagara Falls have been identified as a western New York couple whose family owns a lumber business and several hardware stores.

Internet casinos thrive in 6 states. So why hasn’t it caught on more widely in the US?

In the 10 years that it has been operating in New Jersey, internet casino gambling has generated nearly $7 billion in revenue for casinos and their affiliates, sent over a billion dollars in tax revenue to the state’s coffers, and helped keep Atlantic City’s nine casinos afloat while they were shut