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Prosecutors charge Ohio teen whose gun killed toddler

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:51:36 GMT2016-12-05T14:51:36Z

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Prosecutors in Ohio have charged a teenager whose gun got into the hands of a 7-year-old who accidentally shot a 3-year-old boy to death....



Death toll grows to 36 at Oakland warehouse fire

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:43:37 GMT2016-12-05T14:43:37Z

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The death toll in the Oakland warehouse fire has grown to 36 and authorities say they expect the number to rise when they resume work later Monday following a temporary work stoppage. A wall is leaning inward, posing a safety hazard to those who have been searching the building which erupted in fire Friday night....



The Latest: Death toll grows to 36 in Oakland warehouse fire

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:33:32 GMT2016-12-05T14:33:32Z

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on a deadly fire in an Oakland warehouse (all times local):...



Key figure in Pittsburgh-based testing scam faces sentence

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:12:33 GMT2016-12-05T14:12:33Z

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former University of Pittsburgh student who pleaded guilty to being the go-between for Chinese students who paid to have impostors take college entrance exams for them faces sentencing before a federal judge....



Spokeswoman: Death toll in Oakland warehouse fire rises to 36

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:06:40 GMT2016-12-05T14:06:40Z

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Spokeswoman: Death toll in Oakland warehouse fire rises to 36....



The Latest: National tribal leader praises pipeline decision

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:03:26 GMT2016-12-05T14:03:26Z

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) -- The Latest on the protest against the construction of the final section of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota. (all times local):...



Timeline: Events related to shooting death of Saints' Smith

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:57:19 GMT2016-12-05T13:57:19Z

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- New Orleans resident Cardell Hayes will go on trial Monday in the shooting death of former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith, whose death earlier this year shocked the country. Here's a look at the timeline of events related to the case:...



Baby's first flight: Woman gives birth while on airplane

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:34:59 GMT2016-12-05T13:34:59Z

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Charleston, South Carolina, after a baby was born in the middle of the flight....



NYPD arrests man accused of harassing Muslim police officer

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:28:47 GMT2016-12-05T13:28:47Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Police Department has arrested a man accused of harassing an off-duty Muslim police officer previously commended for heroism....



Police: Fake news story led gunman to popular DC pizzeria

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:15:15 GMT2016-12-05T13:15:15Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A man who said he was investigating a fake news story about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place was arrested after firing a rifle inside the Washington, D.C., restaurant, police said....



Man convicted of murder in hot car death to be sentenced

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:55:39 GMT2016-12-05T12:55:39Z

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) -- A judge is set to sentence a Georgia man found guilty of murder after his son died in a hot SUV....



Authorities: 2 dead in crash on snowy Michigan roadway

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:53:06 GMT2016-12-05T12:53:06Z

PORTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities say two people are dead after a car slid into the path of an oncoming pickup truck on a snowy roadway in southwestern Michigan....



North Dakota pipeline protesters vow to stay despite victory

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:18:15 GMT2016-12-05T12:18:15Z

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) -- Protesters celebrated a major victory in their push to reroute the Dakota Access oil pipeline away from a tribal water source but pledged to remain camped on federal land in North Dakota anyway, despite Monday's government deadline to leave....



2 dead after gunfire erupts near Salt Lake City

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:02:41 GMT2016-12-05T12:02:41Z

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Authorities say two people are dead after gunfire erupted Sunday evening near Salt Lake City....



10 Things to Know for Today

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:37:02 GMT2016-12-05T11:37:02Z

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...



Suit: Massachusetts state police overlook women, minorities

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:32:58 GMT2016-12-05T11:32:58Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Four current and former Massachusetts State Police troopers are suing the agency, alleging it routinely passed over female and minority troopers for advancement....



Man captured in killing of Chicago-area security guard

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:13:16 GMT2016-12-05T11:13:16Z

HARVEY, Ill. (AP) -- Police say they've captured a man wanted in the fatal shooting of a security guard at a Canadian National Railway facility in suburban Chicago....



NYC boy, 3, dies, mother's boyfriend facing assault charges

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:05:19 GMT2016-12-05T11:05:19Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A 3-year-old boy who was found unconscious inside his New York City home last week has died....



Clemency hearing to be held for inmate set for execution

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:16:11 GMT2016-12-05T09:16:11Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia's parole board plans to hold a clemency hearing for a death row inmate scheduled for execution this week....



Deliberations resume in trial in black motorist's death

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:46:32 GMT2016-12-05T07:46:32Z

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Jurors deciding the fate of fired South Carolina patrolman accused of murder in the death of a black motorist are expected to have questions for the judge Monday morning before their deliberations resume....



Off-duty New York City correction officer fatally shot

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:47:43 GMT2016-12-05T05:47:43Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- An off-duty New York City correction officer has been fatally shot....



Get used to it: Economists see "new normal" of slow growth

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:41:04 GMT2016-12-05T05:41:04Z

Americans should get used to a "new normal" of slow economic growth, business economists say....



Should convicted former House speaker get his pension back?

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:33:17 GMT2016-12-05T05:33:17Z

BOSTON (AP) -- The highest court in Massachusetts is set to hear arguments in a long-running legal battle over whether former House speaker Thomas Finneran should be able to collect his $34,000 annual pension despite his conviction on an obstruction of justice charge....



Immigrant students seek place in mainstream high schools

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:06:04 GMT2016-12-05T05:06:04Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A federal appeals court is set to decide whether a public school district in Pennsylvania can send older immigrant students to an alternative high school....



Puppy given alcohol leads to charges for 3 Ohio residents

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:05:05 GMT2016-12-05T05:05:05Z

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) -- Three Ohio residents accused of giving alcoholic drinks to a puppy have been charged with misdemeanor cruelty to a companion animal after one of the defendants posted a picture of the passed-out dog on Facebook....



2 cars submerged in San Antonio sinkhole; 1 man rescued

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:04:33 GMT2016-12-05T05:04:33Z

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- A San Antonio official says a 60-year-old man has been rescued after two cars were submerged inside a sinkhole created when a large sewer line ruptured....



Ohio man to be sentenced in plot to attack US Capitol

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:03:17 GMT2016-12-05T05:03:17Z

CINCINNATI (AP) -- A 22-year-old man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group will soon find out how many more years he must serve in prison....



Firearm-only bear hunt in New Jersey resumes

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:02:41 GMT2016-12-05T05:02:41Z

NEWTON, N.J. (AP) -- Hunters are heading out across parts of New Jersey for the second half of this year's bear hunt....



USGS: 3.9 magnitude earthquake hits northern Oklahoma

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 04:13:22 GMT2016-12-05T04:13:22Z

PAWNEE, Okla. (AP) -- The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 3.9 magnitude earthquake has struck northern Oklahoma. There were no immediate reports of injuries or property damage....



Teens, music makers among California warehouse fire victims

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:02:52 GMT2016-12-05T03:02:52Z

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Teenagers, the son of a local sheriff's deputy and young artists who loved music are among the dozens of people who died when a fire broke out at an underground dance party in a warehouse that visitors called a death trap....



Quotes from some leading voices in the oil pipeline dispute

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:56:54 GMT2016-12-05T02:56:54Z

Quotes from some leading voices in the Dakota Access oil pipeline dispute. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters....



10 Things to Know for Monday

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:35:45 GMT2016-12-05T02:35:45Z

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:...



Former tenant: Run-down warehouse sometimes lacked utilities

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:11:25 GMT2016-12-05T02:11:25Z

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Shelley Mack says she didn't know the converted Oakland warehouse known as the "Ghost Ship" was an illegal residence until after she moved in, when she was instructed to tell visitors it was a 24-hour workspace for artists....



The Latest: Death toll from wildfires increases to 14

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:05:39 GMT2016-12-05T02:05:39Z

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- The latest in the Gatlinburg area wildfires (all times local):...



Plane landing gear collapses on landing in San Antonio

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:26:15 GMT2016-12-04T23:26:15Z

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Authorities say everyone was safely evacuated from a United Express plane after its nose gear collapsed when it landed at San Antonio International Airport....



More private college presidents top $2M in pay, study finds

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:00:30 GMT2016-12-04T23:00:30Z

BOSTON (AP) -- A new study finds that eight private colleges paid their presidents more than $2 million in 2014, the most ever to hit that mark....



Cuban exiles see only a glimmer of hope in Castro's funeral

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 22:56:10 GMT2016-12-04T22:56:10Z

MIAMI (AP) -- In the heart of Miami's Little Havana, Cuban exile Armando Garcia said Sunday's funeral of Fidel Castro granted neither simple closure nor optimism for immediate change, but was a glimmer of hope for democracy in Cuba....



Teen used app to share plan for grandfather's hatchet death

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:45:44 GMT2016-12-04T21:45:44Z

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina authorities say a teenager charged with killing his grandfather with a hatchet discussed the crime in advance with a still-unidentified person on a cellphone communications app....



Former tenant: Oakland warehouse was unsafe makeshift space

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:14:24 GMT2016-12-04T21:14:24Z

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Shelley Mack, a one-time tenant of the converted warehouse dubbed the "Ghost Ship" found the rental in an ad on Facebook. She paid about $700 a month in rent, along with a security deposit of the same amount and a one-time contribution of about $700 to a fund meant to go toward improvements. She said none were ever made....



Plans to restore NASA mission control room remain in limbo

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:13:01 GMT2016-12-04T21:13:01Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- Plans to restore the NASA mission control room that served as the nerve center for the Apollo missions, when man first reached the moon, have been discussed for more than 20 years, but its restoration and preservation remain in limbo with no set date for work to begin....



Woman charged after video showing cat thrown from 3rd floor

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:51:09 GMT2016-12-04T19:51:09Z

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey woman has been charged with animal cruelty after someone posted a video of her throwing a cat out of a third-story window on social media....



Officials: 3 remain hospitalized after West Texas bus wreck

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:43:22 GMT2016-12-04T19:43:22Z

BIG SPRING, Texas (AP) -- Authorities say a West Texas high school cheerleader sponsor and two cheerleaders remain hospitalized after a semitrailer hit their bus in a crash that killed another cheerleader sponsor....



US gas prices hold steady despite production cut

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:42:14 GMT2016-12-04T19:42:14Z

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) -- The average price of regular grade gasoline is unchanged nationally over the last two weeks, holding steady at $2.20 a gallon....



Dylann Roof to judge: Let lawyers back on death penalty case

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:06:27 GMT2016-12-04T19:06:27Z

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The white man charged with the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church wants to stop acting as his own lawyer, at least for now....



Police: Mutilated body of man, 68, found in NYC apartment

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:03:31 GMT2016-12-04T19:03:31Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say a 68-year-old man has been found dead with his penis severed in a New York City bathroom and that a 32-year-old homeless man has been arrested in connection with his death....



46 claims filed in 2 months to priest abuse victims program

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:57:50 GMT2016-12-04T18:57:50Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- It took 30 years for a former student to be ready to report he'd been sexually abused by a respected Roman Catholic priest on high school trips. But it didn't take long to realize the priest wouldn't be held accountable in court....



Skiing Santas tackle the slopes in annual Maine charity

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:24:32 GMT2016-12-04T18:24:32Z

NEWRY, Maine (AP) -- Whether he's called Santa Claus, Father Christmas or Pere Noel, he had a slew of jolly, red-suited lookalikes hit the ski slopes on Sunday in Maine....



Fire officials investigating cause of Boston-area fire

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:55:31 GMT2016-12-04T17:55:31Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Fire investigators are trying to determine what caused the huge blaze that ripped through a Boston-area neighborhood, displacing about 60 to 80 people but "miraculously" resulting in no serious injuries or deaths....



Mummers seek inclusive tone after insensitive displays

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:48:57 GMT2016-12-04T17:48:57Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Organizers of the Mummers Parade are hopeful that cultural education efforts will help the city's annual New Year's celebration be more respectful and inclusive following a string of racially and ethnically offensive displays....



Experts warn of mental health woes as wildfires ravage South

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:33:22 GMT2016-12-04T17:33:22Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- When U.S. Forest Ranger Jody Bandy confronted the man in the Pisgah National Forest, he said he'd been at the nearby wildfire and "couldn't take it anymore."...



Hoax leads hundreds who served time in crowded jail to sue

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:31:40 GMT2016-12-04T17:31:40Z

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- About 1,800 people who have been spent time in a crowded New Jersey jail have inundated federal court officials with lawsuits after an apparent hoax led them to believe money from a settlement was waiting for them....



5 more victims' names released in Gatlinburg wildfires

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:18:37 GMT2016-12-04T17:18:37Z

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Emergency officials have released the names of five more victims in the wildfires that ravaged the city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee....



Up to a foot more snow expected for Hawaii mountain

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:08:55 GMT2016-12-04T17:08:55Z

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) -- More snow is expected to fall on Hawaii mountaintops as a winter storm warning goes into effect through Monday morning....



McDonald's CEO: Chain still plans to expand in the US again

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:03:29 GMT2016-12-04T17:03:29Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Artisan burger buns, cage-free eggs and table service are some of the changes McDonald's is promising in the U.S. as it scrambles to update its image and win back customers....



Florida man dubbed "Grinch" arrested again by police

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:11:06 GMT2016-12-04T16:11:06Z

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Hours after a man described by police as a Christmas "Grinch" was released from a Florida jail, he is back in the slammer....



Officials: No smoke detectors in Ohio deadly home fire

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:53:17 GMT2016-12-04T15:53:17Z

AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- No smoke detectors were found in an Ohio house where a fire killed two adults and two young girls in Akron, officials said as an investigation continued into what started the deadly blaze....



Imprisoned former CIA officer fights conviction over leak

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:20:53 GMT2016-12-04T15:20:53Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Once an employee of the powerful CIA, Jeffrey Sterling now sits behind bars at a federal prison in Colorado. He bides his time by reading and writing and working at the facility's recreational center....



Gun-rights backers vow to 'go on offense' during Trump years

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:17:04 GMT2016-12-04T15:17:04Z

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Firearms enthusiasts who embraced Donald Trump's campaign and his full-throated support of the Second Amendment are expecting a sweeping expansion of gun rights under his administration and a Congress firmly in Republican hands....



Green Party switches strategy in Pennsylvania recount bid

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:30:17 GMT2016-12-04T05:30:17Z

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Green Party-backed campaign changed its strategy to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, and said late Saturday night that it will seek help in the federal courts, rather than the state courts....



The Latest: Stein changes strategy in Pennsylvania recount

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:05:35 GMT2016-12-04T05:05:35Z

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on the Green Party's effort to force a statewide recount of the Nov. 8 presidential election in Pennsylvania: (all times local):...



Police use 'fake news' in sting aimed at California gang

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:52:45 GMT2016-12-04T00:52:45Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Police investigating a notorious gang in a city on California's central coast issued a fake press release that the chief credited with saving two men by deceiving gang members who wanted to kill them, but the ruse was criticized by news organizations who reported it as fact....



Wal-Mart where 3 died when truck hit store to reopen Sunday

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:38:10 GMT2016-12-04T00:38:10Z

PELLA, Iowa (AP) -- The Iowa Wal-Mart where three people died after a pickup truck crashed into the store plans to reopen on Sunday....



Navy christens submarine USS Colorado in shipyard ceremony

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:18:06 GMT2016-12-04T00:18:06Z

GROTON, Conn. (AP) -- Annie Mabus smashed a bottle of sparkling wine from a Denver vineyard against the Navy's newest attack submarine Saturday, christening it the Colorado as the vessel prepares to join a fleet expected to number more than 300 ships by 2019....



Woman talked on phone with rescuers after building collapsed

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 22:58:32 GMT2016-12-03T22:58:32Z

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- The 22-year-old woman who was pulled from the rubble of a collapsed building in South Dakota was on the phone with rescuers and her parents for hours and she provided crucial information as they tried to find her....



Authorities: Florida man killed himself before deputy fired

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 22:44:29 GMT2016-12-03T22:44:29Z

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities in Florida say that a man shot and killed himself in a Wal-Mart parking lot right before a deputy fired at him....



SWAT team shoots man to death after Louisiana deputy shot

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 22:27:37 GMT2016-12-03T22:27:37Z

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- Authorities say SWAT team officers shot a man to death when they stormed a house after the man shot a sheriff's deputy....



Biggest union reaches deal with California government

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:47:58 GMT2016-12-03T21:47:58Z

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California's largest public-employee union announced Saturday that it had reached a contract agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown's administration....



Campus attack could be latest terror case in heartland state

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:30:29 GMT2016-12-03T21:30:29Z

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Authorities are investigating terrorism as a possible motive in the car-and-knife attack on the Ohio State University campus, the latest in a series of cases involving young men who apparently became radicalized in the heartland state....



Foam fills Philadelphia streets after substation incident

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:06:23 GMT2016-12-03T21:06:23Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A possible explosion at a power substation in downtown Philadelphia sent waves of white foam billowing into the streets that spread across a two-block area....



Final Senate seat to be settled in Louisiana Dec. 10 runoff

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:31:32 GMT2016-12-03T20:31:32Z

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana's last-in-the-nation U.S. Senate race has drawn donations from desperate Democrats around the country seeking a victory in their otherwise dismal election cycle, even if they're supporting a pro-gun, anti-abortion candidate deemed such a long shot that he's getting little help from the national Democratic Party....



Teenager arrested, charged in classmate's decapitation

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:27:54 GMT2016-12-03T20:27:54Z

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) -- A 16-year-old has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the death of his 16-year-old classmate whose headless body was found near the Merrimack River in Lawrence, Massachusetts....



The Latest: Pence rallies for Senate contender in Louisiana

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:19:11 GMT2016-12-03T20:19:11Z

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The Latest on Louisiana's U.S. Senate race (all times local):...



2 women charged in death of boy who was starved, burned

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:03:09 GMT2016-12-03T20:03:09Z

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Two Milwaukee women were charged Saturday with child neglect and other counts in the death of a 7-year-old boy who was starved, burned with cigarettes, beaten and whipped with cords....



Universities exploring 'sanctuary' status for immigrants

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:40:13 GMT2016-12-03T19:40:13Z

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Universities and colleges in several states are considering labeling themselves "sanctuary campuses" amid fears from immigrant students and pressure from activists following the election of Donald Trump....



Vermont band plays at prisons in tribute to Johnny Cash

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:36:44 GMT2016-12-03T19:36:44Z

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- A Burlington man is touring Vermont prisons and performing Johnny Cash songs in tribute to the late musician....



Muslim cleric heads back to court to fight off deportation

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:52:22 GMT2016-12-03T17:52:22Z

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) -- The leader of one of New Jersey's largest mosques is heading to court to fight from being deported after federal authorities say he lied on his green card application....



Florida deputy shoots man in Wal-Mart parking lot

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:47:30 GMT2016-12-03T17:47:30Z

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities in Florida are investigating after a man was shot and killed by a Florida deputy sheriff in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store....



Colorado man sues jail after gouging out his own eye

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:47:21 GMT2016-12-03T17:47:21Z

DENVER (AP) -- A man who gouged out his own eye while in jail is suing Rio Grande County saying jailers failed to adequately protect him from himself....



Oldest zoo gorilla doing well after biopsy before birthday

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:43:29 GMT2016-12-03T17:43:29Z

POWELL, Ohio (AP) -- The oldest known gorilla living in a zoo is doing well after a surgical biopsy ahead of her 60th birthday on Dec. 22....



Correction: Oil Pipeline-Protest-Lynch story

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:34:59 GMT2016-12-03T17:34:59Z

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- In a story Dec. 2 about Attorney General Loretta Lynch's video statement on the Dakota Access pipeline protests, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Lynch did not refer to her call with the Morton County sheriff. Her written statement did refer to that call....



Airbnb drops lawsuit against NYC over new state law

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:18:18 GMT2016-12-03T17:18:18Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Airbnb has agreed to drop a lawsuit against New York City over a new state law it said could have deterred hosts and impaired its revenues....



'This means war' _ New AP book draws on Pearl Harbor reports

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:26:13 GMT2016-12-03T16:26:13Z

Seventy-five years after the Japanese attack on Hawaii that brought the United States into World War II, The Associated Press is publishing "Pearl Harbor: An AP Special Anniversary Edition." The e-book explores the historic relationship between Japan and the U.S. and details events of Dec. 7, 1941, drawing on reporting from the time, including iconic photography, as well as material from AP archives. Here is an excerpt....



Police: Trio taunted Muslim woman aboard subway train

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:20:44 GMT2016-12-03T16:20:44Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City police are looking for three men who taunted a Muslim woman aboard a subway train, yelling "Donald Trump" and calling her a terrorist....



As transit fares soar, NYC advocates push for discounts

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:00:49 GMT2016-12-03T16:00:49Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- For most New Yorkers, subways and buses are necessities of city living that fall right behind food, clothing and shelter. But with the price of 30-day MetroCard transit pass at $116.50, and possibly primed to rise as high as $121, they're also on the verge of becoming unaffordable for the 1.7 million city residents living in poverty....



Sandy Hook group begins violence warning-signs campaign

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:57:05 GMT2016-12-03T15:57:05Z

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- A group formed by families who lost children in the Sandy Hook school shooting has started a new public service campaign designed to teach people to recognize the warning signs of someone who may be contemplating gun violence....



A Donald Trump museum? Atlantic City historians consider it

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:39:50 GMT2016-12-03T15:39:50Z

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A group of historians in Atlantic City wants to open a museum dedicated to President-elect Donald Trump....



Guns at zoos? Texas says no while struggling to tame rules

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:23:14 GMT2016-12-03T15:23:14Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- More than a year after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made firearms, including openly holstered weapons, legal in more places in the state, disputes remain over where guns are allowed - much to the frustration of advocates on both sides of the debate....



Attorney: Accused in social worker killing unfit for trial

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:07:55 GMT2016-12-03T15:07:55Z

BARRE, Vt. (AP) -- A hearing is expected to be held early next year to help determine if a woman charged with killing a social worker and three relatives in Vermont is fit to stand trial....



Within hours, wildfires set Tennessee mountain city aflame

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:16:07 GMT2016-12-03T14:16:07Z

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Tracey Mayberry told her boss to fire her....



Texas officials: 8 hurt when bus with cheerleaders crashes

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 10:35:34 GMT2016-12-03T10:35:34Z

BIG SPRING, Texas (AP) -- Officials say eight people were injured when a bus carrying high school cheerleaders crashed with a tractor-trailer rig in Texas....



San Bernardino recalls terror attack with silence, speakers

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:33:18 GMT2016-12-03T05:33:18Z

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -- Exactly a year to the moment that a pair of shooters unleashed a terrorist attack on San Bernardino, a bell rang 14 times Friday at the city's Inland Regional Center in honor of the people who died there....



The Latest: Hundreds attend memorial for terror victims

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:13:40 GMT2016-12-03T05:13:40Z

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on the one-year anniversary of the San Bernardino terror attack (all times local):...



Alabama inmate seeks execution stay from US Supreme Court

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 03:10:53 GMT2016-12-03T03:10:53Z

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- An Alabama inmate on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stay his upcoming execution to consider whether a judge should have been able to give him a death sentence when the jury recommended life imprisonment....



Police: Marksman killed gunman after child ran to porch

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:56:36 GMT2016-12-03T02:56:36Z

SEATTLE (AP) -- The gunman had already shot a police officer, threatened to kill two children and barricaded himself upstairs in a house for 11 hours when one of the kids, a 6-year-old boy, escaped....



The Latest: Police: Shooter impersonated cop at Tacoma mall

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:36:46 GMT2016-12-03T02:36:46Z

SEATTLE (AP) -- The Latest on the fatal shooting of a police officer in Tacoma, Washington. (all times local):...



Chicago-area judge who let clerk take bench has Alzheimer's

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:00:46 GMT2016-12-03T02:00:46Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- A Chicago-area judge who allowed a law clerk to don a judge's robe and preside over a few traffic cases suffered from memory loss at the time and has since been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, a state judicial board has concluded....



Records: Judge pulled off case after series of mistakes

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:18:49 GMT2016-12-03T01:18:49Z

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A federal judge in Louisiana was pulled off a criminal case following a series of mistakes in routine trial procedures and after she apparently delegated some of her judicial duties to a prosecutor, according to court documents reviewed by The Associated Press....



EPA to require mines to offer cleanup assurances

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:01:38 GMT2016-12-03T01:01:38Z

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday said it plans to require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren't stuck footing the bill....



The Latest: Jury pool of 67 chosen for Dylann Roof trial

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:50:51 GMT2016-12-03T00:50:51Z

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The Latest on the death penalty trial of Dylann Roof in the Charleston church shootings (all times local):...



Teen who climbed World Trade Center faces new stunt charges

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:34:31 GMT2016-12-03T00:34:31Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A teenage daredevil who climbed the World Trade Center's centerpiece tower in 2014 has surrendered to police after videos posted on social media showed him dangling from other New York skyscrapers....