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In this Oct. 17, 2018, file photo, McLennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna arrives for a hearing in 54th District Court during a hearing in Waco, Texas. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

Baylor ties pervade rape case that sparked uproar

- Associated Press

The Texas judge who approved a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University student accused of rape to avoid jail time holds three degrees from Baylor. The criminal district attorney overseeing the case holds two. The prosecutor who agreed to the plea agreement graduated from Baylor law school.

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San Diego beats Northern Colorado 85-65

Associated Press

Olin Carter III had 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting, Isaiah Pineiro added 17 points and 10 rebounds, and San Diego beat Northern Colorado 85-65 on Saturday night.

California's Paris Austin (3) celebrates with Darius McNeill, right, and Andre Kelly (22) after making the game winning score against Cal Poly in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Cal slips past Cal Poly 67-66 on Austin jumper

- Associated Press

Paris Austin knew what was coming from Cal Poly's defense even before the Mustangs switched on defense, leaving California's guard alone against 6-foot-5 Mark Crowe.

President Donald Trump speaks to media he visits Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, during Wreaths Across America Day. Wreaths Across America was started in 1992 at Arlington National Cemetery by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester and has expanded to hundreds of veterans' cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Investigations look at Trump's life from all angles

- Associated Press

Investigations now entangle Donald Trump's White House, campaign, transition, inauguration, charity and business. For Trump, the political, the personal and the deeply personal are all under examination.

Prosecutors: NYC employee arrested for producing 'ecstasy'

Associated Press

A package from China led authorities to a Long Island home where prosecutors say a city employee from the Department of Environmental Protection ran a lab that produced the dangerous drug called "ecstasy."

New Orleans on pace to have fewest murders since 1971

Associated Press

With just over two weeks left in 2018, New Orleans is on pace to see a significant drop in the number of murders for the year, and could mark the lowest number of killings the city has seen in nearly half a century.