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Sailor kills 2, himself in attack at Pearl Harbor shipyard

December 4, 2019, 7:14pm Latest News

HONOLULU — The military says a U.S. sailor shot and killed two civilian Department of Defense employees at the Pearl Harbor shipyard before taking his own life. Read story

Jimmy Carter discharged from Georgia hospital

December 4, 2019, 12:32pm Latest News

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was discharged from a hospital Wednesday after being treated for a urinary tract infection, a spokeswoman said. Read story

U.S. warship seizes suspected Iran missile parts set for Yemen

December 4, 2019, 12:31pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — A Navy warship has seized a “significant cache” of suspected Iranian guided missile parts headed to rebels in Yemen, U.S. officials said Wednesday, marking the first time that such sophisticated components have been taken en route to the war there. Read story

Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin’s family, attorneys

December 4, 2019, 12:30pm Nation & World

BARTOW, Fla. — Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of the 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin, is suing the teens’ parents, family attorney, the attorney’s book publisher and prosecutors who tried his case, claiming he was defamed when they allowed a witness to give false testimony in an attempt to incriminate him. Read story

U.S.’s Afghan peace envoy makes surprise stop in Kabul

December 4, 2019, 12:07pm Nation & World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Washington’s special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday to launch an “accelerated effort” to get Afghans on both sides of the protracted conflict to the negotiation table to plot a roadmap to a post-war Afghanistan. Read story

NATO downplays divisions as infighting roils alliance

December 4, 2019, 12:05pm Latest News

WATFORD, England — NATO leaders sought Wednesday to paper over differences like the military alliance’s future priorities but insisted they would respond as one in the event of an attack on any of the 29 member countries. Read story

Citing ‘institutional hatred’ toward GOP, Calif. Rep. Nunes sues CNN for $435 million

December 4, 2019, 12:04pm Nation & World

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., filed a lawsuit Tuesday against CNN, seeking $435,350,000 in damages and claiming that the outlet defamed him last month when it published a “demonstrably false hit piece.” Read story

Iran leader calls for ‘Islamic mercy’ after bloody crackdown

December 4, 2019, 12:02pm Nation & World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s supreme leader called Wednesday for those detained in recent gasoline price protests to be treated with “Islamic mercy” even after authorities acknowledged government forces shot and killed demonstrators nationwide in unrest that reportedly killed over 200 people. Read story

ICE: Protest at Louisiana jail ends after pepper spray used

December 4, 2019, 10:04am Nation & World

HOUSTON — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said officers inside one of its Louisiana jails pepper-sprayed migrants to end their protest over prolonged detention. Read story

19 people rescued from snowed-in home in Michigan

December 4, 2019, 10:03am Nation & World

SPALDING TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Authorities in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula have rescued 19 members of a family who became marooned in a snowed-in cabin after a weekend blizzard swept the area. Read story