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Injured veteran can’t work without his service dog, so Lowe’s hired them both

The Lowe’s store in Abilene, Texas, hired Clay Luthy, an Air Force veteran, and his golden retriever, Charlotte.

National

Flash mob surprises uninsured mom with $13K to treat her cancer

It started as coffee with friends and the chance to put together a short thank you video to those who had donated to a GoFundMe for Amanda and Clint Kofoed. The Nampa mom had been diagnosed in October with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and donations had been steadily coming in via the crowdfunding website.

National

Tense hours as conjoined twins’ surgery stretches into night

Conjoined twins Eva and Erika Sandoval entered a marathon surgery Tuesday morning to separate their bodies. So many family members came to support the 2-year-olds and their parents that the hospital eventually moved them into an auditorium. The rare, complicated surgery was expected to last as long as 24 hours.

National

Sold! This couple is the proud new owner of their backyard

Sarah and Jason Kriess learned last month they didn’t own the backyard of their recently purchased home. The land was listed in a public auction Monday and by Tuesday morning the couple were confirmed as the winning bidders, having spent roughly $2,500 on land they thought they already owned.

Business

Japan's deal maker, Softbank tycoon Masayoshi Son

Japanese billionaire mogul Masayoshi Son, who met with President-elect Donald Trump and then announced plans to create 50,000 jobs and invest $50 billion in U.S. startups, has been one of Japan's most aggressive overseas investors for over two decades. He's getting an early start on deal-making with the future president.

Videos

Candlelight vigil for fallen officer at Sheridan Elementary

Nearly 200 people attended a candlelight vigil for fallen officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez held at Sheridan Elementary School in east Tacoma, December 1, 2016.
Peter Haley phaley@thenewstribune.com
Candlelight vigil for fallen officer at Sheridan Elementary 1:40

Candlelight vigil for fallen officer at Sheridan Elementary

Keith Lamont Scott's wife releases video of shooting 2:24

Keith Lamont Scott's wife releases video of shooting

A timeline of the Charlotte police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott 3:36

A timeline of the Charlotte police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott

Another video surfaces of Missouri professor Melissa Click cursing at cops 2:21

Another video surfaces of Missouri professor Melissa Click cursing at cops