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Police Chase with Stolen UPS Truck in Florida Ends with Gunfire, 4 Killed MIAMI - Four people, including a UPS driver, were killed Thursday after robbers stole the driver's truck and led police on a chase that ended in gunfire at a busy Florida intersection during rush hour, a law enforcement official said.

Bondi: Impeachment Defense Team "Fully Prepared to Defend Themselves" "We want to be heard in a fair and impartial setting." Bondi, who was hired on the eve of the House Intelligence Committee's first public hearings, has become the public face of the White House's impeachment defense. The former Florida Attorney General has been close with the President for years.

Afghan families torn apart by drone strikes - picture essay Most are thought to be by drones, it says. In September, a US-Taliban peace process aimed at bringing US involvement in Afghanistan to an end fell through when Donald Trump cancelled it via Twitter. The US subsequently promised to keep up military pressure on the militants.

'We're existing on hope': Bat for Lashes, Will Young, Idles and others on music in 2019 His being funny is a big thing. I saw that TV advert he did, where he was saying: "I'm just another singer-songwriter," and I thought it was really clever. NK: There's a romance now around really honest people who are telling it like it is, being upfront, letting it all hang out.

The making of a bedsit Nazi: who was the man who killed Jo Cox? More than three years after his crime, important questions remain unanswered, including how this apparently isolated individual came to be in possession of a shotgun. On Fieldhead, the shutters are now off Mair's former home in Lowood Lane. A family has moved in, and I heard it had been stripped of its dated decor.

No sex in the bunkbeds! Tales from the most intimate sharing economy startup yet Privacy is rare, quiet hours are sacred, and don’t even think about hooking up. Meet the grownups who call the glorified dormitories of PodShare home.

Indian police shoot dead four men suspected of Hyderabad rape N Prakash Reddy, a deputy commissioner of police in Shamshabad, said: "In the morning, at around 6-6.30, our persons have come to reconstruct the scene of crime and the accused have tried to snatch their weapons, and there was a cross-fire. In this, all the four accused have died.

Mitchell Trubisky continues revival as Bears beat Cowboys Mitchell Trubisky threw three touchdown passes and added another on the ground to lead the Chicago Bears to a 31-24 victory over the visiting Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night. Allen Robinson had two touchdown receptions, and Anthony Miller added one as the Bears won for the fourth time in their past five games.

'Devastated': 3 crew killed in Black Hawk crash in Minnesota - Three soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard were killed Thursday when the Black Hawk helicopter they were riding in for a routine maintenance test flight crashed in a farm field in central Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz confirmed. The identities of the soldiers were not immediately released, pending notification of family.

Election 2019: inside Momentum Anushka Asthana reports from inside Momentum, the movement hoping to propel Jeremy Corbyn into No 10. And: Rana Foroohar on why we need to regulate big tech.

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend For any Arsenal fans thinking of printing out a 'Ljungberg Out' sign and bringing it to the London Stadium away end for Monday's game at West Ham, don't bother, and not just because you'll be too far away for anyone else to read what's on your A4 sheet of paper.

Uber releases safety report revealing 5,981 incidents of sexual assault Uber released its highly-anticipated safety report on Thursday revealing, among other details, that it received 5,981 reports of sexual assault in 2017 and 2018. Among those, there were 464 reports of rape.

Three national guard soldiers killed when helicopter crashes in Minnesota All three Minnesota national guard soldiers were killed when the Black Hawk helicopter they were riding in crashed Thursday in central Minnesota, the governor, Tim Walz, confirmed. Maj Gen Jon Jensen, the adjutant general of the Minnesota national guard, said: "Our Minnesota national guard family is devastated by the deaths of these soldiers.

Jagged Little Pill review - Alanis musical hits Broadway with a bang Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody has brought Alanis Morissette’s music to the stage with a contrived yet hugely entertaining show.

Live square entertainment for Friday, December 6 Brownwood Paddock Square - 5:00 PM. Cactus Jack and The Cadillacs. Lake Sumter Landing Market Square - 5:00 PM. Dance Express. Spanish Springs Town Square - 5:00 PM.

1 injured following multi-car crash in Lauderhill - A firetruck was involved in a multi-car crash in Lauderhill. The crash happened along West Oakland Park Boulevard and Northwest 56th Avenue, Thursday. When crews arrived on the scene, another car slammed into a firetruck. One driver suffered minor injuries.

DeSantis announces annual Florida Python Challenge - Just in time for Super Bowl 54, the Florida Python Challenge is back for a much needed cause. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission along with the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee are teaming up for Python Bowl 2020!

Police Pursuit of UPS Truck Ends in Hail of Gunfire, 4 Dead After Armed Robbery Shootout at Coral Gables Jewelry Shop A high-speed police pursuit of a UPS truck that began with an armed robbery and shootout at a jewelry shop in Coral Gables ended in a hail of gunfire, killing four people in Miramar Thursday evening.

California woman punched mountain lion in effort to save her dog A southern California woman punched a mountain lion and tried to pry its jaws open to save her dog from an attack in her backyard, but the pet was killed, officials said. The woman suffered a minor cut after the mountain lion attacked her miniature schnauzer on Thursday in the city of Simi Valley, the police Sgt Keith Eisenhour told KNBC-TV.

Uber passengers reported over 3,000 sexual assaults last year, report says The rideshare company released its first-ever safety report in the wake of a House committee calling for improved policy.

National Christmas Tree Lighting: How to Watch, Road Closures to Know The National Christmas Tree outside the White House was illuminated during a ceremony with President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump Thursday evening. Singer-songwriter Jessie James Decker hosted the event. Here's everything you need to know, from the broadcast schedule to road closures to how to see the tree in person.

R Kelly faces bribery charges related to his 1994 marriage to singer Aaliyah R Kelly is facing new bribery charges apparently related to his 1994 marriage to the R&B singer Aaliyah, who was 15 at the time. A revised indictment in federal court in Brooklyn accuses Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a "fraudulent identification document" for someone identified only as "Jane Doe" on 30 August 1994.

Executive key to success of The Villages cuts last remaining tie An executive who has been key to the success of The Villages is cutting one of his last remaining ties to Florida's Friendliest Hometown. Gary Moyer is resigning his seat on the powerful Village Center Community Development District Board of Supervisors.

Son accused of collecting $84,900 from dead mom's Social Security benefits A 37-year-old Summerfield man is facing federal charges for allegedly collecting his dead mother's Social Security benefits for almost six years after her death in 2013. James Heide was one of 10 people indicted by U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez, who serves in the Middle District of Florida.

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