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Updated at 8:13 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) " Clifton Gerald has seven bullets in his body. His kneecap, destroyed by a gunshot wound, is plastic and he's lost feeling in his right leg and his left hand. He's got a scar bisecting his belly " a reminder of when he lost his spleen. In one shooting in 1990, he took 13 bullets to the torso. He was shot again in 2004, in both legs and in the chest.

Updated at 8:12 PM

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) " Votes were being counted Thursday after Central African Republic's national elections drew massive crowds of voters seeking peace after years of violence. The United Nations said "armed elements" attacked...

Updated at 8:08 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) " Several top aides to Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson resigned on Thursday, citing frustration with the influence of the retired neurosurgeon's business manager and questioning his readiness for the White House.

Updated at 8:07 PM

HONOLULU (AP) " President Barack Obama is expected to take executive action next week to expand background checks on gun sales, according to an individual whose gun control advocacy group has been briefed by administration officials about the timing.

Updated at 8:05 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Revelers are starting to fill New York City's Times Square in the hours before the famed ball drop.

Updated at 8:01 PM

SEATTLE (AP) " An inmate mistakenly released from a Washington state prison three months early has been charged with shooting and killing a teenager when he should have been locked up, officials said Thursday.

Updated at 7:48 PM

On a New Year's Eve haunted by fears of terrorism, a spectacular fire in one of Dubai's tall towers captured the world's attention. With few exceptions, the celebrations rolled on, and while fire still raged, the Dubai Media office declared on...

Updated at 7:40 PM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) " A massive fireworks display kicked off for New Year's at the world's tallest tower in Dubai, while plumes of smoke billowed in the air from a fire raging at a nearby luxury tower.

Updated at 7:36 PM

CHICAGO (AP) " The Chicago mayor's office, police and the body that investigates police shootings closely coordinated their actions in the days after a white officer fatally shot a black teenager in 2014, emails released Thursday revealed.

Updated at 7:27 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " Banking into the wind and then gliding out of sight, a male California condor flew back into the wild after a captive breeding program that helped save North America's largest species of land bird.

Updated at 7:24 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) " An ex-con seeking to prove he was worthy of joining the Islamic State group planned to carry out a New Year's Eve attack at an upstate New York bar using a machete and knives provided by an FBI informant, federal authorities...

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