Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds up a campaign button after speaking at a campaign stop Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Eric Schultz)

Trump won’t rule out independent run for president

Asked on ABC’s “This Week” whether he would consider a third-party run if GOP opponents try “to take you out,” Trump said, “I will see what happens. I have to be treated fairly. If I’m treated fairly, I’m fine.”

Jeff Gordon (24) prepares to get into his car before qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Jeff Gordon chases 5th championship before retirement

In this winner-take-all format, Gordon simply has to finish higher than reigning champion Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. to capture the fifth title that has eluded him for 14 years.

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Science Sunday: Party tricks and holiday fun

The Science Central’s Martin Fisher explains the science behind two party tricks that are sure to impress at any party and talks about the upcoming winter events.

Crews at Montini High School work to remove snow from the field before the Class 6A semifinal high school football game against Prairie Ridge in Lombard, Ill. The first significant snowstorm of the season blanketed some parts of the Midwest with more than a foot of snow and more was on the way Saturday, creating hazardous travel conditions and flight delays. (Daniel White/Daily Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT

After the snow, Midwest gets deep freeze

The first snowfall of the season brought amounts ranging from a few inches to 20 from South Dakota through Michigan earlier in the weekend.

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Carson questions claims of racial bias against police

The retired neurosurgeon told moderator Jeffrey Johnson of the Black Entertainment Television network, “I’m not aware of a lot of cases where a police officer just comes up to somebody like you and says, ‘Hey, I don’t like you. I’m going to shoot you.”