{FD} OSU attack suspect visited Washington DC area days earlier, source says

An Ohio State University student who injured 11 people when he attacked pedestrians on campus with a car and a knife traveled to the Washington D.C. area days before Monday’s assault, a law enforcement source told Fox News.

{FD} Kansas City police officer fatally shoots robbery suspect

Police in Kansas City, Missouri, say an officer shot and killed a robbery suspect after the man reached for his gun.

{FD} Gang members sentenced for killing man for wearing red

Two gang members have been sentenced to prison for killing a man in south Los Angeles because he wore red sneakers and a red shirt.

{FD} Injured 53-pound snapping turtle saved from pipe

A wounded 53-pound snapping turtle is recovering at a Houston wildlife rehabilitation center after fire-rescue crews saved it from a drainage pipe.

{FD} Victims’ families oppose senators’ bid to alter Sept. 11 law

The families of Sept. 11 victims are voicing their opposition to a proposed change to a new law that allows them to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged backing of the attackers.

{FD} North Carolina: Officer and suspect wounded amid gunfire

Authorities say an officer and a suspect have been wounded in an exchange of gunfire after police went to investigate reports of a break-in at an apartment complex.

{FD} Brazilian prosecutors threaten to quit corruption probe

Brazilian prosecutors are threatening to quit their investigation into a corruption-kickback scheme at state oil company Petrobras if legislation that would allow judges and prosecutors to be charged with abuse of authority is signed by President Michel Temer.

{FD} Mexico disappointed at Carrier agreement to keep jobs in US

Officials in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon are expressing disappointment at Carrier Corp.’s announcement it will keep hundreds of jobs in the United States rather than send them south of the border.

{FD} Lawsuit filed in Chile against Israeli justices for wall

A lawsuit has been filed in Chile against three current or former Israeli Supreme Court justices for endorsing the construction of the West Bank separation barrier and the seizing of goods from Palestinians.

{FD} Son charged with killing, dismembering parents in Tennessee

A 28-year-old man has been arrested in Louisiana on charges of killing and dismembering his parents at their home in West Knox County, Tennessee.

{FD} Shelling kills at least 26 Syrian civilians fleeing Aleppo offensive

A series of artillery rounds lobbed Wednesday on Syria’s eastern Aleppo district killed 26 civilians, including seven children, as they fled a government ground offensive in the besieged enclave.

{FD} Miami exiles rally for Cuba freedom after Castro death

Cuban exiles in Miami are rallying for freedom and democracy on the communist island following the death of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

{FD} Car jumps Los Angeles freeway, hits homeless camp, killing 1

A car shot off the side of a Los Angeles freeway and rolled down an embankment where it landed on a homeless encampment, killing a man, authorities said.

{FD} In Africa, Latin America, Fidel Castro inspired many

The leader of a small, Caribbean nation, Fidel Castro was a major figure across much of the world, inspiring quixotic insurgencies, pouring soldiers into successful wars of liberation, helping define the politics of a whole continent.

{FD} Michigan mosque gets hate-filled letter similar to others

A Muslim civil rights official says a Michigan mosque has received a hate-filled letter sent to Islamic centers nationwide.

{FD} The Latest: Abductors of California mom kept faces covered

The Latest on a California woman who authorities say was abducted and held for three weeks (all times local): 2:30 p.m.

{FD} OSU terror suspect’s radicalizing videos may have carried all-American advertisements

The “Coca-Cola: Not So Silent Nights” ad on YouTube encouraging revelers to enjoy a Coke during the holidays was a joyous sign of the festive season — until it ended and a dark message from Anwar al-Awlaki emerged.

{FD} Tennessee wildfires have killed 7, mayor says

A Tennessee mayor says three more bodies have been recovered after the wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains, bringing the death toll to seven.

{FD} Iraq’s special forces have retaken 19 Mosul neighborhoods

Iraqi special forces fighting Islamic State militants on the eastern side of Mosul have retaken 19 neighborhoods from the extremist group since the battle for the city began last month, a senior Iraqi commander said on Wednesday.

{FD} Record charitable donations reported for Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, a 5-year-old phenomenon aimed at encouraging online charitable giving, produced record-shattering donations this week, according to two organizations which tracked the flow of gifts.