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A fire burned through the Gibson Flats area south of Great Falls, Mont., on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, destroying 11 homes, seven garages and 11 outbuildings, fire officials said. The fire was one of three wind-driven fires on Wednesday that forced evacuations in Montana. A fire near Denton led hundreds of residents to flee the central Montana town on Wednesday. Some buildings in the town were on fire. Another grass fire forced temporary evacuations near Browning, east of Glacier National Park.

Wildfire burns into central Montana town, destroys houses

A fire burned through the Gibson Flats area south of Great Falls, Mont., on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, destroying 11 homes, seven garages and 11 outbuildings, fire officials said. The fire was one of three wind-driven fires on Wednesday that forced evacuations in Montana. A fire near Denton led hundreds of residents to flee the central Montana town on Wednesday. Some buildings in the town were on fire. Another grass fire forced temporary evacuations near Browning, east of Glacier National Park.

December 2, 2021, 11:52am Nation & World

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A late-season wildfire pushed by strong winds ripped through a tiny central Montana farming town overnight, burning several homes and grain elevators that had stood for more than a century, authorities said. Read story

Man who put razor blades in pizza dough sentenced to prison

December 2, 2021, 10:02am Nation & World

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A man accused of putting razor blades and screws in pizza dough at supermarkets in Maine and New Hampshire was sentenced Thursday to four years and nine months in federal prison. Read story

Abimbola Osundairo, right, prays with his brother Olabinjo Osundairo, center, a bodyguard, left, and their attorney Gloria Schmidt Rodriguez, upon their arrival at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on day four of actor Jussie Smollett's trial Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, in Chicago. Smollett is accused of lying to police when he reported he was the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago nearly three years ago.

Smollett lawyer suggests star witness sought money, fame

Abimbola Osundairo, right, prays with his brother Olabinjo Osundairo, center, a bodyguard, left, and their attorney Gloria Schmidt Rodriguez, upon their arrival at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on day four of actor Jussie Smollett's trial Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, in Chicago. Smollett is accused of lying to police when he reported he was the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago nearly three years ago.

December 2, 2021, 9:15am Nation & World

CHICAGO  — Jussie Smollett’s legal team suggested Thursday that a star state witness who testified that the former “Empire” actor recruited him and his brother to stage a fake attack isn't credible and that he was trying to further his career and make money off his relationship with the actor. Read story

This photo provided by St. Louis County Police Department shows Detective Antonio Valentine.  The St. Louis County police detective died in the line of duty and a suspect he was trying to stop also died in a head-on collision of their vehicles.  The crash happened Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021,  in north St. Louis County after officers with the department's drug unit tried to stop a car that had been reported stolen, police said. (St.

Officer, suspect killed in police chase crash near St. Louis

This photo provided by St. Louis County Police Department shows Detective Antonio Valentine.  The St. Louis County police detective died in the line of duty and a suspect he was trying to stop also died in a head-on collision of their vehicles.  The crash happened Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021,  in north St. Louis County after officers with the department's drug unit tried to stop a car that had been reported stolen, police said. (St.

December 2, 2021, 9:09am Nation & World

BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo. — A police detective and a suspect he was trying to stop have both died in a head-on collision of their vehicles near St. Louis, authorities said. Read story

Florida man calls 911, says he shot his wife, children

December 2, 2021, 9:08am Nation & World

CALLAHAN, Fla. — A Florida man who served as the music minister at a church is accused of fatally shooting his wife and two adult children, officials said. Read story

This image released by ABC News shows actor-producer Alec Baldwin, left, during an interview with "Good Morning America" co-anchor George Stephanopoulos. The hour-long interview about the fatal shooting on the set of Baldwin's film "Rust," will air Thursday, Dec. 2 at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.

Lawyer backs up Baldwin’s assertion he didn’t pull trigger

This image released by ABC News shows actor-producer Alec Baldwin, left, during an interview with "Good Morning America" co-anchor George Stephanopoulos. The hour-long interview about the fatal shooting on the set of Baldwin's film "Rust," will air Thursday, Dec. 2 at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.

December 2, 2021, 9:06am Nation & World

NEW YORK — The assistant director who handed Alec Baldwin a prop gun that went off on a New Mexico film set, killing a cinematographer, backs up the actor’s assertion that he did not pull the trigger. Read story

Analysis: Iran ups nuclear ante as Vienna deal talks resume

December 2, 2021, 8:35am Nation & World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After a monthslong hiatus, Iran has returned to negotiations in Vienna aimed at reviving its cratered nuclear deal with world powers. But Tehran isn’t slowing down the advances in its atomic program, further raising the stakes in talks crucial to cooling years of tensions… Read story

Lebanese businesses pay steep price for standoff with Saudis

December 2, 2021, 8:32am Nation & World

BEIRUT — A Lebanese DJ was days away from moving to Riyadh to play for a month in one of the newest entertainment centers in Saudi Arabia’s capital when a brief, polite Whatsapp message informed her that the contract won’t go through. Read story

U.S. defense chief slams China’s drive for hypersonic weapons

December 2, 2021, 8:32am Nation & World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — America’s defense chief rebuked China on Thursday, vowing to confront its potential military threats in Asia and warning that its pursuit of hypersonic weapons intended to evade U.S. missile defenses “increases tensions in the region.” Read story

A weary pope urges Cyprus to welcome migrants, heal division

December 2, 2021, 8:31am Churches & Religion

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Pope Francis praised the “mosaic” of Cyprus’ multiethnic people as he arrived Thursday on the ethnically divided Mediterranean island and urged it to welcome migrants and heal the divisions that have lacerated the country for nearly a half-century. Read story