{FD} WWII veteran’s son seeks to return portraits of soldiers his father drew

The son of a World War II veteran is on a mission to identify 15 soldiers who his father drew portraits of more than 70 years ago.

{FD} Jury reaches verdict in San Francisco pier shooting

A jury has reached a verdict in the trial of a Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a San Francisco pier in a case that touched off a national immigration debate.

{FD} Investigators: Colorado vet died after getting painkillers

Investigators say a Colorado man suffering from chronic pain died two days after he obtained methadone with a prescription from a Veterans Affairs Department doctor, but the agency couldn’t determine whether the drug contributed to his death.

{FD} Baltimore officer shot in hand is released from hospital

A Baltimore police officer shot in his hand during a struggle with a man has been released from the hospital.

{FD} Group looking for Christmas tree finds assaulted woman

Police in Northern California say people looking for a Christmas tree found a partially clothed woman who had been kidnapped and abandoned in a rural area.

{FD} Trump weighs plan to oust Tillerson, put CIA’s boss at State

After months of clashes on policy and personality, President Donald Trump is considering ousting Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replacing him with hard-nosed CIA Director Mike Pompeo following less than a year on the job, senior U.S. officials said Thursday as turmoil within Trump’s national security team burst into the open.

{FD} Subway restaurant employee tackles fleeing robber to the ground

The worker says it was just his instincts kicking in.

{FD} Liberal HuffPost reporter slammed for ghoulish joke about John McCain

HuffPost senior reporter Ashley Feinberg has apologized for an insensitive tweet that essentially predicted Senator John McCain would die in the near future and his family would benefit from an overhauled estate tax.

{FD} Senate tax bill approaches ‘vote-a-rama,’ boosted by McCain support

The Senate on Thursday moved closer to passing legislation that would overhaul the country’s tax code as lawmakers readied for a so-called “vote-a-rama” on amendments that could last well into the night before a final vote takes place.

{FD} Rare quake shudders through Northeast; centered in Delaware

An earthquake has jolted the Mid-Atlantic region of the East Coast, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

{FD} Russell Simmons removed from HBO’s upcoming ‘All Def Comedy’ series

HBO is officially distancing itself from Russell Simmons after accusations of sexual misconduct forced him to step down from his companies.

{FD} Senate Ethics Committee opens ‘preliminary inquiry’ into Al Franken allegations

The Senate Ethics Committee said Thursday that it had opened a ‘preliminary inquiry’ into groping allegations against Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.

{FD} Blake Shelton slams rumor alleging he had a secret meeting with Paul Ryan

Blake Shelton is firing back on Twitter after reports claimed the country crooner met with House Speaker Paul Ryan.

{FD} Utah fire uncovered man’s weapons cache, survival bunkers

A massive wildfire in southern Utah this summer uncovered scattered underground bunkers stocked with guns, grenades and food that were illegally built in the wilderness, authorities said Thursday.

{FD} Hopes fading, Argentina ends rescue aspect of search for sub

Argentina’s navy announced Thursday that the search for a missing submarine that has been lost for 15 days will continue but the rescue part of the mission is over, reflecting the faded hopes for finding the 44 crew members alive.

{FD} Magnitude 4.4 earthquake felt from New York City to Baltimore

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake shook the east coast of the U.S. on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey reported.

{FD} UN document said to be funding Palestinian legal action against Israel may run afoul of US policy

A U.S. official has called parts of a United Nations framework document aimed at helping the Palestinians gain statehood, as another example of “inherent anti-Israel bias in the U.N. system.”

{FD} Matt Lauer’s out at NBC. Here’s what would make this a true watershed moment, America

Powerful men are at long last being held accountable for their sexual misconduct. But is this really the watershed moment women have been waiting for?

{FD} Matt Lauer could lose New Zealand farm for not being ‘of good character’

New Zealand’s overseas investment regulator said on Thursday it was discussing allegations made against former U.S. “Today” show host Matt Lauer with his representative as part of a review of his purchase of a large South Island farm.

{FD} Rescue mission for Argentine submarine crew ends, search for sub continues

The search for a missing Argentine submarine will continue but the rescue part of the plan has ended, the navy said on Thursday.