{FD} Colorado ‘porch pirate’ busted after $6,500 worth of thefts, police say

An alleged serial “porch pirate” accused of stealing everything from bed frames to ice climbing equipment has been busted by Colorado police.

{FD} US fighter jets ‘head-****’ Russian jets in Syria, US official says

A pair of U.S. Air Force stealth fighter jets intercepted two Russian attack jets in Syria, an area off-limits to Russian jets based on a long-standing mutual agreement, a U.S. defense official told Fox News on Thursday.

{FD} Utah teen enters plea deal in rape and murder of 12-year-old girl he lured with lost cat story

An 18-year-old entered a blended plea deal Monday in the rape and murder of a 12-year-old Utah girl he was accused of luring from her home with a story about a lost cat in 2015.

{FD} AAA predicts record travel over Christmas and New Year’s

Comforted by a strong economy, more Americans than ever are expected to travel over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

{FD} Colossal Thomas Fire now 4th largest in California history

The colossal wildfire burning northwest of Los Angeles became the fourth largest in California history and authorities said it would likely keep growing and threatening communities as hot, gusty winds fanned the flames.

{FD} Missouri man tackled woman in road rage attack and remains on the run, cops say

A Missouri man who’s been charged after allegedly tackling a woman in a road-rage infused incident in suburban St. Louis last week remained on the loose Thursday, officials said.

{FD} The Latest: Judges examine racial bias in stash-house stings

The Latest on examination by judges of possible racial bias in drug stash-house stings (all times local): 9:30 a.m.

{FD} Lyft driver pulled gun on passengers, used homophobic slur, lawsuit alleges

Two men filed a lawsuit against Lyft after its driver allegedly drew a gun and chased them out of her vehicle while shouting a homophobic slur.

{FD} Michigan police officers handcuff screaming girl, 11, at gunpoint, video shows

Michigan police officers searching for a stabbing suspect instead handcuffed an 11-year-old girl at gunpoint while she screamed in terror — an incident caught on video that the police chief called “inappropriate” and opened an internal investigation.

{FD} Scientists solve speed surprise in stratospheric stunt

Scientists say they’ve figured out why an Austrian who became the first skydiver to break the speed of sound fell faster than the drag of his body should have allowed.

{FD} Pro-ISIS poster threatens more New York City attacks, beheading of NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill

ISIS threatened to unleash more terror attacks on New York City and depicted NYPD Police Commissioner James O’Neill at the mercy of a knife-wielding jihadi fighter in a frightening new poster released Thursday — just three days after an ISIS-inspired Bangladeshi man detonated a pipe bomb in a busy subway passageway.

{FD} Cold case: Man arrested in 1989 rape, murder of Washington state teenager

After going nearly 30 years without answers, new DNA evidence led authorities in the state of Washington to make an arrest Tuesday in the rape and murder of a teenage girl who was last seen going for a jog with her family dog.

{FD} Gold coins found in Salvation Army holiday kettle in Florida

Officials say they found gold coins among the donations in a Salvation Army kettle in Florida.

{FD} Unarmed man’s death ‘an execution’ by Arizona officer, widow says

An unarmed Texas man who was shot and killed by an Arizona police officer in a controversial, widely seen videotaped slaying was the victim of “an execution,” the man’s wife said this week, adding she felt “betrayed” by jurors who acquitted the cop of murder.

{FD} US retail sales jump in November on strong holiday sales

U.S. consumers went on a shopping binge last month, led by big gains among online retailers, electronics stores and furniture stores.

{FD} Man convicted of savagely killing 8-year-old should face death penalty, jury rules

A California man convicted for the torture and murder of his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son may be sentenced to death.

{FD} California woman cashed dead mom’s Social Security checks for 24 years

A California woman who cashed nearly $300,000 worth of her dead mother’s Social Security checks for 24 years, financing her own car payments, airline tickets and hotel stays along the way, was sentenced Tuesday to 13 months in prison.

{FD} Las Vegas’ struggles of the past decade are all too visible

Even as a handful of major U.S. cities around the country have flourished in the 10 years since the Great Recession officially began in December 2007, other large cities have eked out only modest recoveries.

{FD} Disney to acquire assets of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B megadeal

Disney has reached a deal to acquire key assets of Fox News parent company 21st Century Fox in a $52.4 billion deal, officials announced Thursday.

{FD} Worker fired for bringing cooler with KKK, Confederate flag stickers to job site

A worker at a city-contracted job site in Milwaukee is now jobless after his cooler with “offensive” Ku Klux Klan and Confederate flag stickers was spotted, city officials said