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Bond Set at Combined $1M After Michigan Parents Enter Pleas

By Corey Williams and Ed White | Saturday Dec 4, 2021
A judge imposed a combined $1 million bond Saturday for the parents of the Michigan teen charged with killing four students at Oxford High School, hours after police said they were caught hiding in a Detroit commercial building.

Traditional Wrestling Continues as a Friday Fixture in Kabul

By Elena Becatoros | Saturday Dec 4, 2021
Although the Taliban, who took over Afghanistan in mid-August, had previously banned sports when they ruled the country in the 1990s, pahlawani had been exempt even then.

Penobscots Don't Want Ancestors' Scalping to Be Whitewashed

By David Sharp | Saturday Dec 4, 2021
Most Americans know Native Americans endured atrocities after the arrival of European settlers: wars, disease, stolen land.

Explainer: How Unusual to Charge Parents in School Shooting?

By Ed White | Saturday Dec 4, 2021
Guns used in U.S. school shootings have often come from the homes of young perpetrators, but parents are rarely charged for the violence that occurs, experts say.

All Rep. Pressley Wants for Christmas is Her Mariah Album

Saturday Dec 4, 2021
Massachusetts congresswoman Ayanna Pressley is upset that her beloved Mariah Carey Christmas album has gone missing,

Analysis: Why Rodgers Got Fined and 3 Bucs Got Suspended

By Barry Wilner | Saturday Dec 4, 2021
Aaron Rodgers flaunts the NFL/NFLPA coronavirus protocols and gets a fine that barely shows up in his paycheck.

Pipeline: Cascade of White Owners Has Slowed NFL Change

By Eddie Pells | Saturday Dec 4, 2021
Over the past 100 years, around 110 people have owned controlling portions of NFL teams. Of that select group, all but two have been white.

Where's the Snow? Rockies Winter Starts with a Whimper

By Thomas Peipert and Brittany Peterson | Saturday Dec 4, 2021
Denver's winter has started with a whimper, and the parched mountains to the west aren't faring much better.

Plumber's Find Possibly Tied to 2014 Texas Megachurch Theft

By Juan A. Lozano | Saturday Dec 4, 2021
For more than seven years, no one has known what happened to $600,000 in checks and cash that was stolen from a safe at Pastor Joel Osteen's Houston megachurch,

Time Is No Ally as Dems Strain to Finish Biden's $2T Bill

By Alan Fram | Saturday Dec 4, 2021
If President Joe Biden's $2 trillion social and environment package was a Broadway show, its seven months on Congress' stage could qualify it as a hit.

Contact Tracing Revs Up In Some States as Omicron Reaches US

By Heather Hollingsworth and Bobby Caina Calvan | Saturday Dec 4, 2021
The arrival of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in the U.S. has health officials in some communities reviving contact tracing operations.

Out Acclaimed Shakespearean Actor Antony Sher Dies at 72

By Jill Lawless | Friday Dec 3, 2021
Antony Sher, one of the most acclaimed Shakespearean actors of his generation, has died aged 72, the Royal Shakespeare Company said Friday.

Edmunds: 2022 Kia Carnival Versus 2021 Honda Odyssey

By Mike Schmidt, Edmunds | Friday Dec 3, 2021
For three years running, Edmunds' experts have considered the Honda Odyssey one of the top rated in the class. Now there's finally a new rival in town: The 2022 Kia Carnival.

Explainer: What Are the New Rules for Travelers Entering the US?

By David Koenig | Friday Dec 3, 2021
Travelers heading to the U.S. will be required to show evidence of a negative test for the virus within one day of boarding their flight.

Omicron Variant Found in Multiple US States

By Michelle L. Price, Bobby Caina Calvan | Friday Dec 3, 2021
The omicron variant of COVID-19 has been discovered in at least five states by the end of Thursday.

Holiday Shoppers Navigate Shortages with Mixed Results

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Friday Dec 3, 2021
The pandemic-induced supply chain snarls have created unprecedented shortages across all types of products for holiday gift-giving.

State Rests Case at Smollett Trial after Star Witnesses

By Don Babwin and Sara Burnett | Friday Dec 3, 2021
The state rested its case at Jussie Smollett's trial Thursday after key testimony from two brothers who said the former "Empire" actor plotted a racist and anti-gay attack on himself in downtown Chicago and paid them to carry it out.

Baldwin: 'Someone is Responsible' for Shooting, but 'Not Me'

By Andrew Dalton | Friday Dec 3, 2021
Alec Baldwin said he feels incredible sadness and regret over the shooting that killed a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set, but not guilt.

NBR Awards Name 'Licorice Pizza' Its Best Film of 2021

Thursday Dec 2, 2021
Paul Thomas Anderson's "Licorice Pizza" has been named the best film of the year by the National Board of Review.

'Buy Now, Pay Later' Catches On Just in Time For Holidays

By Ken Sweet | Thursday Dec 2, 2021
As Americans shop for the holidays, they will likely see a swarm of offers to get their gifts now but pay for them later in fixed monthly installments.

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