After GOP election losses, Wisconsin Gov. Walker signs a sweeping package of Republican-authored lame-duck legislation that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general. - @AP_Politics (corrects: losses)

After GOP election loses, Wisconsin Gov. Walker signs a sweeping package of Republican-authored lame-duck legislation that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general. - @AP_Politics

US Senate passes a resolution saying Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a direct rebuke to the crown prince, and recommend that the US stop supporting Saudi-led war in Yemen, directly challenging Saudi Arabia and President Trump

Suspected Strasbourg mass shooter has been killed by police forces, French police source tells @NBCNews.

NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau chief: “We are currently monitoring multiple bomb threats that have been sent electronically to various locations throughout the city. These threats are also being reported to other locations nationwide and are not considered credible at this time.”

Dozens of bomb threats being reported at news outlets, government buildings, banks, libraries, other businesses across the US, various local media and police depts. report; several police depts. say many are hoaxes but are being taken seriously as precautions.

Officials: Officer engaged in a gunfight Thursday morning with a teenage suspect after being notified that an armed person was heading to Indiana school; the boy then ran inside the school and killed himself; no other injuries.

Virgin Galactic says its tourism spaceship has climbed more than 50 miles high, which the company considers the boundary of space - @AP

Ahead of make-or-break party leadership confidence vote, British PM May says she wouldn't lead her party into the next general election; result of vote expected in the coming hours.

Ex-Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison.

@Reuters 1 dead and 6 injured after shooting in center of French city of Strasbourg, French police say; area remains on lockdown as situation develops.

@Reuters Suspected Strasbourg gunman identified and police manhunt underway, according to police - @AFP

@Reuters @AFP Anti-terror prosecutor assessing Strasbourg shooting "situation." prosecutor's office says - @AFP

@Reuters @AFP French interior minister: 2 dead and 11 injured in Strasbourg mass shooting; suspect believe to be on the run.

@Reuters @AFP French counter terrorism prosecutor opens investigation into Strasbourg shooting incident, Paris prosecutor tells @NBCNewsWorld.

@Reuters @AFP @NBCNewsWorld French police: Strasbourg shooting suspect is known to authorities, and on a terrorist watch list; suspect remains at large; everyone in the Neudorf area warned to stay indoors.

Judge in Canada grants bail to Huawei Technologies CFO in US extradition case - @Reuters

More than 1,300 arrested and 135 injured in France as tens of thousands protest government policies Saturday.

James Fields found guilty on all 10 counts, including 1st-degree murder, for ramming car into a group of peaceful counter-protesters following Charlottesville white nationalist rally in 2017.

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