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This file photo provided by the U.S. Army Special Operations Command shows Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in an Oct. 4 ambush in Niger. (U.S. Army Special Operations Command via AP, File)

Sgt. La David T. Johnson fought to the end after ambush in Niger: Report

- Associated Press

Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson died in a hail of gunfire, hit as many as 18 times as he took cover in thick brush, fighting to the end after fleeing militants who had just killed three comrades in an October ambush in Niger, The Associated Press has learned.

Passengers wait for the lights to come back on at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Atlanta. A sudden power outage at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday grounded scores of flights and passengers during one of the busiest travel times of the year. (Steve Schaefer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Holiday travel chaos ahead after Atlanta airport outage

- Associated Press

While power has been restored to the world’s busiest airport, the travel woes will linger for days. Thousands of people were stranded Monday morning at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where more than 1,000 flights were grounded just days before the start of the Christmas travel rush.

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In this photo taken Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, some recently deported migrants eat breakfast at the dining room run by the nonprofit Kino Border Initiative in Nogales Mexico. The federal government on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, issued its most complete statistical snapshot of immigration enforcement under President Donald Trump, saying Border Patrol arrests plunged to a 45-year low while arrests by deportation officers soared. (AP Photo/Anita Snow)

Audit finds DHS maltreating immigrants held in detention

- The Washington Times

Some Homeland Security employees and contractors subject illegal immigrants awaiting deportation to verbal abuse and disrespect, including interrupting Muslim prayer times and making them wait days for medical care, the department's inspector general said in a report Thursday.

In this Aug. 14, 2012, file photo, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch speaks during a forum on The Economics and Politics of Immigration in Boston. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)

Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

Associated Press

Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in a $52.4 billion deal, including film and television studios, cable and international TV businesses as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business.

Kentucky State Rep., Republican Dan Johnson addresses the public from his church on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, regarding allegations that he sexually abused a teenager after a New Year's party in 2013, in Louisville, Ky. Johnson says a woman's claim that he sexually assaulted her in 2013 has no merit and he will not resign. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Kentucky lawmaker facing sexual assault allegations commits suicide

Associated Press

Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky known for inflammatory Facebook posts comparing Barack and Michelle Obama to monkeys and who defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home, killed himself Wednesday night.