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Police: Teen charged after gunshot at New Mexico high school

Police: Teen charged after gunshot at New Mexico high school

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — A 16-year-old student suspected of opening fire inside a high school in suburban Albuquerque was charged Thursday with attempting to commit murder and carrying a deadly weapon on school grounds, police said.

Israeli spyware company NSO is re-acquired by its founders

JERUSALEM — An Israeli software firm known for its phone-surveillance technology said Thursday that it has been re-acquired by its founders. The NSO group announced that U.S.

Amazon dumps NYC headquarters and its promised 25,000 jobs

NEW YORK — Amazon abruptly dropped plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to the nearly $3 billion in tax breaks promised to wha

Humbug holidays: US retail sales drop 1.2 pct in December

WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales fell in December, posting the biggest drop since September 2009 and delivering more evidence that last year's holiday sales fizzled unexpectedly. Even e-commerce suffered a big setback.
William Barr sworn in for 2nd stint as US attorney general

William Barr sworn in for 2nd stint as US attorney general

WASHINGTON — William Barr was sworn in Thursday for his second stint as the nation's attorney general, taking the helm of the Justice Department as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Nightmare: Man's car stolen while he's asleep in back seat

NEWARK, Del. — A man's nap in the back of his car in Delaware turned into a nightmare after the car he was sleeping in was stolen and crashed.
Avenatti says he has new video evidence against R. Kelly

Avenatti says he has new video evidence against R. Kelly

CHICAGO — Attorney Michael Avenatti said Thursday he has given Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl.

Boren's attorney describes university probe as 'persecution'

OKLAHOMA CITY — An attorney for former University of Oklahoma President David Boren said Thursday Boren denies any inappropriate behaviour during his more than 20 years at OU and described a university probe as a "character assassination.
Prada announces diversity council after blackface outrage

Prada announces diversity council after blackface outrage

MILAN — Italian brand Prada said it is forming a diversity council to "elevate voices of colour within the company and fashion industry at large," a move that follows accusations of racism in the luxury fashion world.

Plaque that calls Native Americans 'savage enemies' removed

YARMOUTH, Maine — A Maine town has removed a 90-year-old cemetery plaque that referred to Native Americans as "savage enemies.