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  • Armed man outside UN arrested after standoff, lockdown

    NEW YORK (AP) — The United Nations headquarters in New York City was locked down for several hours Thursday after a man was seen pacing outside one of its main gates with a loaded shotgun, holding it under his chin at times, police said.
  • Death of bullied Utah girl draws anger over suicides, racism

    DRAPER, Utah (AP) — When her 10-year-old daughter tried spraying air freshener on herself before school one morning, Brittany Tichenor-Cox suspected something was wrong with the sweet little girl whose beaming smile had gone dormant after she started the fifth grade.
  • Court weighs groping suit against Indiana's ex-top lawyer

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lawyer for women who say Indiana’s former attorney general drunkenly groped them argued Thursday that a federal appeals court should allow their lawsuit against the state over his actions to go forward on the grounds that they were state employees.
  • Spacewalking astronauts replace antenna after debris scare

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts replaced a broken antenna outside the International Space Station on Thursday after getting NASA’s all-clear for orbiting debris.
  • Durbin: Prisons chief has 'no intention of reforming' system

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee lambasted the director of the beleaguered federal prison system on Thursday, saying he has “no intention of reforming the institution” and reiterating his call for the director to be immediately fired.
  • Omicron confirmed in man who attended NYC anime convention

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man who attended an anime convention in New York City in late November tested positive for the omicron variant of the coronavirus when he returned home to Minnesota, marking the second case of the variant in the U.S. and leading officials Thursday to urge thousands of convention attendees to get tested.
  • Deal reached to reduce Yellowstone's bison herd by 600-900

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Officials have agreed to allow as many as 900 bison from Yellowstone National Park to be shot by hunters, sent to slaughter or placed in quarantine this winter in a program that seeks to prevent the animals from spreading a disease to cattle.
  • Jury for officer's trial in Daunte Wright death reaches 11

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jury selection moved forward Thursday in the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in Daunte Wright's shooting death, with the 10th and 11th jurors seated ahead of opening statements next week.
  • South Dakota woman sentenced in 1981 death of infant son

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota judge on Thursday sentenced a woman to 10 years in the state prison system for her infant son's 1981 death that went unsolved for decades.
  • Charging decision anticipated for Michigan shooter's parents

    OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor considering criminal charges against the parents of a boy accused of killing four students at a Michigan school said Thursday their actions went “far beyond negligence” and that the gun “seems to have been just freely available” to the teenager.

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