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Palm Beach Sheriff: French bulldogs stolen in 2 burglaries

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Investigators in Florida's Palm Beach County are searching for a dog thief targeting a particular high-end breed. The first French bulldog reported missing was Arthur, sheriff's officials said.
Jimmy Carter released from Georgia hospital

Jimmy Carter released from Georgia hospital

AMERICUS, Ga. — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was released from a hospital Wednesday after being treated for a urinary tract infection.
Buffalo bishop resigns under fire for handling of misconduct

Buffalo bishop resigns under fire for handling of misconduct

NEW YORK — Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo resigned Wednesday, forced to step aside amid mounting calls for his ouster from his staff, priests and public over his handling of allegations of clergy sexual misconduct.
Germany expels Russian diplomats in probe of Berlin killing

Germany expels Russian diplomats in probe of Berlin killing

BERLIN — Germany expelled two Russian diplomats Wednesday over the brazen killing of a Georgian on the streets of Berlin in August as prosecutors said evidence suggested the slaying was ordered either by Moscow or authorities in Russia’s republic of
Survey: Businesses added just 67,000 jobs in November

Survey: Businesses added just 67,000 jobs in November

WASHINGTON — U.S. companies added just 67,000 jobs in November, a private survey found, barely half the gain of the previous month. Payroll processor ADP said that manufacturers, construction firms and mining companies cut 18,000 jobs combined.
South African ex-archbishop Tutu hospitalized for infection

South African ex-archbishop Tutu hospitalized for infection

JOHANNESBURG — Former South African archbishop Desmond Tutu has been admitted to a hospital for treatment of what his wife calls a “stubborn infection.
Shocked? Electric eel powers aquarium's Christmas lights

Shocked? Electric eel powers aquarium's Christmas lights

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Visitors to the Tennessee Aquarium may be shocked to learn that an electric eel named Miguel Wattson is lighting up a Christmas tree.
Home-state skepticism of Kamala Harris foretold trouble

Home-state skepticism of Kamala Harris foretold trouble

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — When Sen. Kamala Harris entered the presidential race in January, her California roots were supposed to give her special access to the cash and delegates required to win the Democratic nomination.

Last of Texas plant’s fires declared ‘extinguished’

PORT NECHES, Texas — Authorities say the last of the fires from a series of massive chemical plant explosions that rocked a Gulf Coast town has finally been extinguished.
Ex-chief says he didn’t intentionally ‘deceive’ anyone

Ex-chief says he didn’t intentionally ‘deceive’ anyone

CHICAGO — Ousted Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Tuesday that he didn’t “intentionally mislead or deceive” anyone about the mid-October night he was found sleeping behind the wheel of his SUV.