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MEMPHIS — Authorities say a Memphis police officer is being questioned in connection with a fatal shooting.

JERUSALEM — Streets are subdued, marketplaces are quiet and people are on edge in Jewish areas of Jerusalem, where Arabs have been using meat cleavers, guns, screwdrivers and even their cars in deadly, small-scale attacks.

NASHVILLE — With a decades-long ban on hemp production in Tennessee finally lifted, some farmers say they want to grow the crop but aren't used to the government oversight that comes with it.

MEMPHIS — Police say 23 people have been indicted and guns, cocaine and cash have been seized after detectives broke up a drug ring that operated in Memphis.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Democratic Rep. Ami Bera has won a hard-fought re-election to a congressional seat in the Sacramento area that was the nation's most expensive House race this year.

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber Technologies confirmed Wednesday that it is investigating whether one of its general managers violated the popular car-booking service's privacy policies by snooping on a reporter's ride.

PHILADELPHIA — The NFL urged a judge to approve an estimated $1 billion settlement of concussion claims despite objections raised by former players and relatives.

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam may be elected chairman of the Republican Governors Association today during the organization's annual conference.

NEW YORK — An injury to U2 singer Bono after what was described by the group as a "cycling spill" left him with multiple fractures that required him to undergo two surgeries, a doctor said Wednesday.

ROME, Ga. — Fire crews in northwest Georgia are battling a large blaze at a steel wire and coating plant.

NEW YORK — NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development and TV Land will stop airing reruns of "The Cosby Show," moves that came a day after another woman came forward claiming that the once-beloved comic had sexually assaulted her.

JERUSALEM — The east Jerusalem home of a Palestinian who carried out a deadly attack last month was demolished Wednesday, hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised strict security measures in the wake of a grisly synagogue assault.

WASHINGTON — Sidestepping Congress, President Barack Obama on Thursday will announce steps he will take to shield up to 5 million immigrants illegally in the United States from deportation, defying Republican lawmakers who say such a step would poison relations with the new GOP led legislature.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has selected a Knoxville attorney to be his new general counsel.

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Two bodies believed to belong to Miss Honduras 2014 and her sister have been found buried near the spa where they disappeared six days ago, the Honduras National Police director said Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama.

HAVANA — A member of the 165-member medical team Cuba sent to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with the disease, according to state media.

FERGUSON, Mo. — Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

NORFOLK, Va. — Environmentalists and energy boosters alike welcomed a federal compromise announced Tuesday that will allow fracking in the largest national forest in the eastern United States, but make most of its woods off-limits to drilling.

NEW YORK — The Transportation Security Administration displayed thousands of items on Tuesday that were confiscated from carry-on bags over three months at New York's Kennedy Airport. As the chaotic holiday travel season approaches, the agency wanted to remind the public what carry-on items were no-no's.

NEW YORK — What does it take to Ebola-proof a hospital?

NEW YORK — Model and TV host Janice Dickinson added her name to the women who have accused comic Bill Cosby of sexual assault.

DETROIT — The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure — and even kill — a driver.

TVA December fuel costs up but below 3-year average

WASHINGTON -- In a combustible blend of oil and politics, the Democratic-controlled Senate rejected legislation Tuesday night aimed at forcing completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Republicans vowed to resurrect the controversial issue swiftly after taking two-house control of Congress in January.

UNION CITY, Calif. — Sanitation workers have returned an heirloom diamond and sapphire ring to a San Francisco Bay Area family whose 3-year-old son flushed it down the toilet.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The drinks are no longer on the house at Casa Bacardi in Puerto Rico.

MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson's future with the Minnesota Vikings dimmed further Tuesday, with the NFL suspending the star running back without pay for at least the rest of the season.

JERUSALEM — Israel vowed harsh retaliation Tuesday for a Palestinian attack that killed five people and left blood-smeared prayer books and shawls on the floor of a synagogue in Jerusalem — an assault that sharply escalated already-high tensions after weeks of religious violence.

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A U.S. private equity firm announced Tuesday it has joined the family of late reggae star Bob Marley in hopes of building what it touts as the "world's first global cannabis brand."

LIMA, Peru — Suffering from stress? Not feeling sexy? High in the Andean mountains, some locals believe putting frogs in a blender is the answer.

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. — A man and his 23-year-old daughter have been arrested outside Atlanta after the man's infant daughter starved to death and three other children and a disabled adult were found to be severely malnourished, police said Friday.

WASHINGTON — The Senate has blocked a bill to end bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency. The measure was President Barack Obama's signature proposal to rein in domestic surveillance.

Alabama is the new No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, and Mississippi State remains in the top four after losing to the Crimson Tide.

HARTFORD, Conn. — A jury has awarded about $638,000 to a woman who sued a man she said had a sadomasochistic sexual relationship with her adult daughter in a case that led to a state Supreme Court ruling on whether mentally ill people can consent to sex.

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court has cleared the way for additional gay marriages in the state.

CHICAGO — A small twin-engine cargo plane crashed into a home on Chicago's southwest side Tuesday, killing the pilot but sparing a couple who were asleep just inches away.

WASHINGTON — The Democrat-controlled Senate has defeated a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A federal court has cleared the way for gay couples to be married in South Carolina.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Several feet of lake-effect snow paralyzed the Buffalo area Tuesday, forcing state troopers on snowmobiles to deliver blankets to stranded motorists on the New York State Thruway on a wintry day when temperatures fell to freezing or below in all 50 states.

A Cleveland doctor has signed a plea agreement saying he billed Medicare nearly $7.5 million for phantom Botox injections.

JERUSALEM — Israeli police have identified the people killed in a Jerusalem synagogue attack as three American citizens and a Briton.

ATLANTA — Jason Heyward stirred up enormous expectations when he joined the Atlanta Braves at age 20. He homered in his first big league at-bat. He was voted to the All-Star Game as a rookie. He was hailed as the future of the game by Hank Aaron.

They are finicky and fickle, and might be updating their wish lists as often as their Instagram accounts. Do you have any idea what to buy the teenagers on your holiday shopping list this year?

ATLANTA — Georgia’s U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson kicked off the 2016 campaign on Monday, announcing his re-election bid surrounded by top Republicans at the state Capitol.

We get it. The allure of canned cranberry sauce goes well beyond convenience.

ATLANTA — Former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders, one of the first "New South" governors elected during the Civil Rights movement and known for his work on education and in the state's legal community, died Sunday.

Admit it, when it comes to preparing Thanksgiving dinner, the greens are an afterthought.

BAY MINETTE, Ala. — The trial of a woman accused of being part of a group of relatives who shared children for sex will remain in the local Alabama county, a judge ruled Monday.

NASHVILLE — Ben Roethlisberger threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown with 9:01 left, and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Tennessee Titans 27-24 on Monday night.

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