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12/21/2013 6:14 PM
3 U.S. military aircraft hit in S. Sudan
NAIROBI — Gunfire hit three U.S. military aircraft trying to evacuate American citizens in a remote region of South Sudan that today became a battle ground between the country’s military and renegade troops, officials said. Four U.S. service members were wounded in the attack in the same region where gunfire downed a U.N. helicopter the day before.

12/21/2013 1:54 PM
Congress eyes spy review in surveillance logjam
WASHINGTON — A White House review of U.S. surveillance programs has given Congress some temporary political cover after lawmakers failed this year to overhaul spy operations, and could break the legislative snarl that followed months of global outrage over privacy intrusions.

12/21/2013 1:41 PM
Ohio boy who had wheelchair stolen gets 2 new ones
CLEVELAND — Christmas came early, and twice over, for a 9-year-old Ohio boy whose wheelchair was stolen from the family garage last month.

12/21/2013 1:30 PM
Sales consultants in Ohio warned of possible scams
COLUMBUS — Ohio’s attorney general warns independent sales consultants and at-home sellers to be beware of scam artists posing as hearing-impaired customers in counterfeit check schemes.

12/21/2013 1:18 PM
Below-ground work starts on Detroit light rail
DETROIT — Below-ground utility relocation is underway on a 3.3-mile light rail system that will run from Detroit’s downtown riverfront to the city’s New Center area.

12/21/2013 12:13 PM
Much of Ohio facing heavy rains, flood risk
CLEVELAND — The snow melt-off and heavy rains are posing a flooding risk across much of Ohio this weekend.

12/21/2013 12:04 PM
San Francisco transit, union leaders reach deal
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit officials and labor union leaders announced a new deal early Saturday, saying the final issue in their ongoing dispute has been resolved.

12/21/2013 12:02 PM
Ariz. toddler dies after shooting self
SAHUARITA, Ariz. — Police say an Arizona toddler is dead after accidentally shooting himself with his parent’s gun.

12/21/2013 1:09 AM
Pilgrimage to Rosary Cathedral
Head Server Tony Mossing, 17, center, and his fellow servers Jonathon Hrifko, 15, left, and Sam Meier, 16, lead Central Catholic High School’s 40th annual Advent Pilgrimage to Rosary Cathedral in Toledo. Nearly 1,000 students, faculty, and staff joined Friday’s procession, which was followed by a Mass.

12/21/2013 9:45 AM
4 charged with murder in deadly NJ mall carjacking
NEWARK, N.J. — Authorities say four men have been charged with murder, conspiracy and other counts in a deadly carjacking outside an upscale mall in northern New Jersey.