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Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts Tennessee; felt in Atlanta

DECATUR, Tenn. — An earthquake that struck eastern Tennessee early Wednesday could be felt as far away as Atlanta, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The light earthquake occurred about 4:15 a.m.

US consumer prices flat in November as energy plunges

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in November, the best performance since prices actually fell eight months ago. The docile inflation reading reflected a big drop in the cost of gasoline and other energy products.
Flynn's lawyers say his lie to FBI 'uncharacteristic'

Flynn's lawyers say his lie to FBI 'uncharacteristic'

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn are asking a judge to spare him prison time, saying he had devoted his career to his country and taken responsibility for an "uncharacteristic error in j
Correction: Kushners-Opportunity Zones story

Correction: Kushners-Opportunity Zones story

WASHINGTON — In a story Dec.

Minneapolis Star Tribune film critic resigns over plagiarism

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis Star Tribune's film critic has resigned in the face of plagiarism accusations, the newspaper reported in an apology to its readers.
Palestinians offer new details of Israel's botched Gaza raid

Palestinians offer new details of Israel's botched Gaza raid

GAZA, Palestinian Territory — The small town of Abassan in the Gaza Strip is a tough place to infiltrate — everyone knows everyone else and outsiders passing through quickly attract attention.
Analysis: A rancorous first glimpse of new Trump-Dem dynamic

Analysis: A rancorous first glimpse of new Trump-Dem dynamic

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's first encounter with newly empowered congressional Democrats produced a striking Oval Office display that revealed how ill-prepared he is for the biggest political challenge of his presidency.

Bar chain to change the name of its 'Crack Fries'

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Michigan-based bar and restaurant chain plans to change the name of its "Crack Fries" in January to distance itself from a word associated with the drug epidemic.

Study: Burglars could hack smart sprinkler to disable alarm

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Computer scientists at William & Mary in Virginia say burglars could potentially break into houses through smart home devices.
Cold-stunned turtles flown from New England to Florida Keys

Cold-stunned turtles flown from New England to Florida Keys

MARATHON, Fla. — Officials say 32 cold-stunned Kemp's ridley sea turtles rescued off New England's coast have arrived in the Florida Keys to warm up at the Turtle Hospital.