{FD} Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock’s $5M estate to be settled in court, judge says

Lawyers for some of the Las Vegas shooting victims appeared in court on Thursday to help determine how to control the $5 million estate gunman Stephen Paddock left behind, KSNV reported.

{FD} 9th Circuit opens sexual misconduct inquiry into famed judge

The chief judge of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has opened a misconduct inquiry into a judge accused by six women of inappropriate sexual conduct and comments.

{FD} Philadelphia City Council approves bill to remove bulletproof glass from storefronts

The Philadelphia City Council voted Thursday to remove bulletproof glass from the windows of some local businesses, despite a backlash from shop owners who cited safety concerns.

{FD} Sea lion attack at San Francisco Aquatic Park leaves swimmer severely injured

A swimmer was severely injured after being bit in the arm by a sea lion in the Bay on Thursday afternoon.

{FD} Charlottesville car attack suspect gets murder charge upgraded

The Ohio man accused of driving a car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally this summer in Charlottesville had his most serious charge upgraded to first-degree murder Thursday.

{FD} Mario Batali cut from ABC’s ‘The Chew’

Famed chef Mario Batali has been fired from ABC’s “The Chew” following numerous allegations of sexual misconduct.

{FD} Larry Nassar’s former boss, Michigan State Dean William Strampel, steps down

Michigan State University has now seen its first administrator resign since Larry Nassar was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography charges and 10 counts of sexual assault.

{FD} California housing crisis affecting middle class the most: It’s ‘a broken system’

For all of its claims of being an economic paradise, California is a failure when it comes to housing.

{FD} Report: 80 homeless people died on Portland streets in 2016

Eighty homeless people died on the streets in the Portland metropolitan area last year, adding to a tally of more than 350 people who have perished while homeless in the past six years, local authorities said Thursday.

{FD} Navajo Code Talker Teddy Draper Sr. dies in Arizona at 96

A Navajo Code Talker who used his native language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II has died in Arizona.

{FD} Long Island woman laundered money to ISIS through Bitcoin, prosecutors say

A Long Island woman was indicted Thursday after she allegedly laundered more than $85,000 through Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies overseas to the Islamic State.

{FD} Fertility doctor accused of impregnating patients with own sperm receives no jail time

A former fertility doctor in Indiana who was accused of using his own sperm to impregnate his patients pleaded guilty on Thursday to lying to investigators, but received no jail sentence.

{FD} Iranian missile parts unveiled by Nikki Haley

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley says “undeniable” evidence proves Iran is violating international law by funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen.

{FD} Detroit breaks ground on tallest tower, symbol of resurgence

An 800-foot-tall (244-meter) centerpiece is coming to Detroit’s resurgent downtown as the city continues to build momentum about three years after exiting the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

{FD} Firefighter dies battling California’s 4th largest fire in history, officials say

A firefighter was killed battling a massive blaze northwest of Los Angeles that is now considered to be California’s fourth largest wildfire in the state’s history, fire officials announced Thursday.

{FD} Illegal immigrant acquitted of Kate Steinle’s murder seeks new trial for firearm conviction

The illegal immigrant who was acquitted of the murder of Kate Steinle late last month is seeking a new trial for his firearm possession conviction.

{FD} Convicted child sex offender dresses as Santa Claus, gets probation

A registered child sex offender caught wearing a Santa Claus suit at a holiday party in Illinois last year may not have to spend a day behind bars after he pleaded guilty and received probation.

{FD} Pence to delay Mideast trip as tax deal nears vote

Vice President Mike Pence will delay and curtail his upcoming trip to the Middle East to be on hand for an upcoming Senate tax vote and take into account the unwillingness of Palestinians and others to meet with him while in Egypt and Israel.

{FD} Wreaths Across America meets ambitious goal for Arlington National Cemetery gravesites

More than 35,000 veterans’ graves were going to start the holidays without a wreath. Wreaths Across America and the public to the rescue.

{FD} ‘Stormy the Christmas cow’ recaptured after escaping Nativity scene – twice

A cow from a living nativity scene at a church caused a commotion early Thursday across some of the busiest parts of Philadelphia after it got loose twice.