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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....



Hawaii summits could get more than 2 feet of snow

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:38:45 GMT2016-12-03T02:38:45Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- The summits of Hawaii's Big Island could get more than two feet of snow, with a winter storm warning in effect through Saturday....



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....



Chef credited with inventing General Tso's Chicken has died

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:50:40 GMT2016-12-03T01:50:40Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The chef credited with inventing General Tso's Chicken, a world-famous Chinese dish smothered in a sweet sauce that was never a staple in China, has died in Taiwan at 98....



Attorney general issues video appeal over pipeline protests

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:39:21 GMT2016-12-03T01:39:21Z

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has issued a video just days before a federal deadline, calling on all parties in the Dakota Access pipeline dispute to avoid violence....



No verdict in motorist death after 16 hours deliberation

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:22:00 GMT2016-12-03T01:22:00Z

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The jury in the murder trial of a former South Carolina police officer charged with gunning down a black motorist will continue deliberating next week, despite at one point Friday appearing deadlocked by a juror who told the judge he could not "with good conscience approve a guilty verdict."...



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....



Missing man's body found in collapsed South Dakota building

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:09:55 GMT2016-12-03T01:09:55Z

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Rescue workers found the body of a construction worker Friday evening in the rubble of a building that had collapsed hours earlier in South Dakota's largest city....



Dylann Roof's lawyers want back on death penalty case

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:07:09 GMT2016-12-03T01:07:09Z

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Defense attorneys dismissed by Charleston church shooting defendant Dylann Roof strongly condemned his decision to represent himself and filed a motion Friday to get back on the case....



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....



66-year-old man was driver in Iowa Wal-Mart store crash

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:31:21 GMT2016-12-03T00:31:21Z

PELLA, Iowa (AP) -- A 66-year-old southern Iowa man was identified as the driver of a pickup truck that crashed into a southeast Iowa Wal-Mart, killing three and injuring himself and another man in what officials believe was an accident....



Judge says Dallas police and fire pension vote can happen

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:30:13 GMT2016-12-03T00:30:13Z

DALLAS (AP) -- A Texas judge Friday denied a request to stop members of the ailing Dallas Police and Fire Pension system from voting on benefit reductions....



The Latest: Worker found dead in building collapse

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:28:26 GMT2016-12-03T00:28:26Z

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- The Latest on rescue efforts at a building that collapsed in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (all times local):...



Police hail parents who found, disarmed son at Utah school

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:26:10 GMT2016-12-03T00:26:10Z

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah mother and father who followed their son to school and pulled a shotgun from his hand after he fired a round into a classroom ceiling likely prevented bloodshed by acting quickly on their intuition and conversations with the boy after they noticed guns were missing from their home, police said Friday....



The Latest: Second suspect arrested in New Orleans shooting

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:25:00 GMT2016-12-03T00:25:00Z

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Latest on arrest in New Orleans French Quarter shooting (all times local):...



Casino opening marks start of NY's bet on upstate gambling

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:17:26 GMT2016-12-03T00:17:26Z

NICHOLS, N.Y. (AP) -- The first of four planned casinos opened with a flurry of balloons, confetti and uncertain visions of economic resurgence on Friday as New York ushered in a new era of state-sanctioned gambling aimed at reversing decades of upstate decline....



Med school cuts ties with Denver doctor over racist remark

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:11:04 GMT2016-12-03T00:11:04Z

DENVER (AP) -- A doctor who made a racist remark on Facebook about first lady Michelle Obama has resigned her job at the Denver Health Medical Center....



Ex-Defense Department employee sentenced to 6 years

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:55:50 GMT2016-12-02T23:55:50Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A retired Department of Defense contracting supervisor was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for accepting bribes from a Malaysian businessman nicknamed "Fat Leonard" who is at the center of the Navy's worst corruption case....



3 charged with murder in shooting of 4-year-old Houston girl

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:47:01 GMT2016-12-02T23:47:01Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- Three teenagers have been charged with capital murder, accused of fatally shooting a 4-year-old Houston-area girl while they tried to rob her mother as the family unloaded groceries in the parking lot of their apartment complex....



Man gets decade in prison for Colombia rebels weapons plot

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:38:02 GMT2016-12-02T23:38:02Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A Romanian convicted of conspiring to sell military-grade weapons in Europe was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison....



During first look at wildfire rubble, residents in a daze

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:28:35 GMT2016-12-02T23:28:35Z

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Residents and business owners in Gatlinburg got their first look at the wildfire destruction on Friday, and many walked around the once-bustling tourist city in a daze, sobbing....



Oklahoma court orders new sentence in Australian's killing

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:28:07 GMT2016-12-02T23:28:07Z

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma appeals court on Friday ordered a new sentencing for a teenager who has been serving a life in prison without parole term for the fatal shooting of an Australian baseball player three years ago....



The Latest: Slager jury goes home for weekend

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:24:06 GMT2016-12-02T23:24:06Z

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The Latest on the trial of a white former South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed black motorist (all times local):...



Documents: Suspected serial killer drew complaints years ago

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:20:52 GMT2016-12-02T23:20:52Z

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- People complained to South Carolina's licensing agency about Todd Kohlhepp's threats, grim statements and obscene Facebook posts years before authorities found a woman chained on his property and charged him in seven killings, redacted documents show....



Student removed from school over fake racist hunting license

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:18:57 GMT2016-12-02T23:18:57Z

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pennsylvania high school student who posted on social media an image of a fake license to hunt black people has been removed from school....



Police: Man fatally shot in church wouldn't drop crowbar

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:15:30 GMT2016-12-02T23:15:30Z

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A church break-in escalated into a deadly confrontation in a small Kentucky town Friday when the suspect refused multiple commands to drop a crowbar and advanced toward a deputy sheriff who opened fire, killing the man, police said....



Lawsuit 'likely' amid new Texas rules over fetal remains

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:08:41 GMT2016-12-02T23:08:41Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- New Texas rules requiring the burial or cremation of fetal remains are likely to face a court challenge before taking effect, an abortion-rights attorney said Friday, months after the U.S. Supreme Court knocked down sweeping abortion restrictions in the state....



The Latest: In wildfires, son says parents 'died happy'

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:01:46 GMT2016-12-02T23:01:46Z

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- The Latest on the wildfires in eastern Tennessee (all times local):...



Attempted murder charge against mom in fecal injection case

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:00:41 GMT2016-12-02T23:00:41Z

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A prosecutor charged a northwestern Indiana woman with attempted murder Friday after she told police she injected fecal matter into her son's IV tube while he was hospitalized for leukemia....



Political donor pleads guilty to investment fraud scheme

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:55:51 GMT2016-12-02T22:55:51Z

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A political donor and cable news commentator pleaded guilty Friday to federal criminal charges in what prosecutors described as a $30 million investment fraud scheme tied to his health-technology company....



Officials: Baltimore officer indicted for excessive force

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:51:25 GMT2016-12-02T22:51:25Z

BALTIMORE (AP) -- A Baltimore police officer who fatally shot a knife-wielding man at a child's birthday party last year has been indicted on charges of assault and misconduct in office for using excessive force in a separate incident....



2 employees, 1 shopper killed when truck hit Wal-Mart store

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:47:39 GMT2016-12-02T22:47:39Z

PELLA, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities say two of the three people killed when a pickup truck crashed into an Iowa Wal-Mart store were employees, while the third was shopping....



Chains and branded skin: California kidnap case baffles cops

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:35:41 GMT2016-12-02T22:35:41Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Three weeks after Sherri Papini disappeared, the question of whether she was dead or alive was answered when the young mother and wife was spotted waving frantically for help along a California freeway early on Thanksgiving morning. But the mystery over what happened to her during those 22 days just seemed to grow stranger....



Researchers: Flint water improving, but stick with filters

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:33:18 GMT2016-12-02T22:33:18Z

DETROIT (AP) -- Water in Flint, Michigan, continues to improve, researchers reported Friday after finding no detectable levels of lead in 57 percent of homes during another round of tests....



Appeals court halts execution for dad who killed daughters

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:14:22 GMT2016-12-02T22:14:22Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- An appeals court on Friday stayed the execution of a Dallas man so it can review if he's mentally competent to be put to death for fatally shooting his two young daughters more than 15 years ago while their mother listened helplessly over the phone....



Court settlement filed over West Virginia mine pollution

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:11:22 GMT2016-12-02T22:11:22Z

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Environmentalists and the Pocahontas Land Corp. have agreed to settle a lawsuit over coal mine drainage into streams in southern West Virginia....



305 claims approved for Pulse nightclub victims' fund

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:58:12 GMT2016-12-02T21:58:12Z

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Officials with a fund created from donations for victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting say they will distribute $29.5 million on 305 claims when the process is completed....



US casts watchful eye on Cuban crossings after Castro death

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:57:18 GMT2016-12-02T21:57:18Z

MIAMI (AP) -- Rodolfo Lledes departed Cuba and headed for Florida with 26 others on a motorized raft made of empty 55-gallon drums. Claudia Cruz Perez wound her way on buses, boats and planes through South America to the U.S.-Mexico border, eventually landing in Miami....



Tiger cubs raise cuteness quotient at Milwaukee County Zoo

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:44:34 GMT2016-12-02T21:44:34Z

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Three 11-week old Amur tiger cubs romped and wrestled together as they made their public debut at the Milwaukee County Zoo....



Police: Slain teen had BB gun in waistband, nothing in hands

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:41:08 GMT2016-12-02T21:41:08Z

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A black West Virginia teenager had a BB gun in his waistband but nothing in his hands when he was fatally shot by a white man, a police detective has testified....



California treasurer asks Trump for guidance on pot, banking

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:39:25 GMT2016-12-02T21:39:25Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California Treasurer John Chiang on Friday appealed to President-elect Donald Trump for guidance on how the state's projected $7 billion marijuana industry can participate in the nation's banking system while pot remains illegal under U.S. law....



Co-conspirator gets 20 years in Indianapolis house explosion

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:37:19 GMT2016-12-02T21:37:19Z

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- One of five people charged in a deadly house explosion that devastated an Indianapolis neighborhood was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit arson....



Job deals like Carrier's often fall short of political hype

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:34:17 GMT2016-12-02T21:34:17Z

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- When President-elect Donald Trump announced a deal to save hundreds of jobs at a Carrier plant in Indiana, it came with a cost to state taxpayers of about $7 million in tax breaks and grants....



Law enforcement gathers for Colorado state trooper funeral

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:32:17 GMT2016-12-02T21:32:17Z

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Hundreds of people turned out Friday to honor a Colorado state trooper hit and killed by a truck while investigating a crash....



The Latest: Man had crowbar when shot by officer in church

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:29:46 GMT2016-12-02T21:29:46Z

SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Kentucky man who had broken into a church (all times local):...



San Bernardino recalls terror attack with silence, speakers

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:15:20 GMT2016-12-02T21:15:20Z

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -- At the moment when shooters unleashed terror on San Bernardino a year ago, county employees remembered their fallen colleagues in silence late Friday morning....



Extraordinary Smokies wildfire moved fast on path to city

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:57:43 GMT2016-12-02T20:57:43Z

GATLINBURG, Tennessee (AP) -- The wildfire that popped up on a steep, rugged peak in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was just one of a dozen that fire crews had been fighting over the last month because of the drought....



Famously cold N. Dakota winter menaces pipeline protest camp

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:52:07 GMT2016-12-02T20:52:07Z

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) -- So far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment on the North Dakota grasslands....



Border wall seen as threat to Big Bend beauty, wildlife

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:51:13 GMT2016-12-02T20:51:13Z

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, Texas (AP) -- Opponents of a vast border wall championed by President-elect Donald Trump say it will impair tourism and conservation efforts at Big Bend National Park and beyond, according to a newspaper report....



Oldest maker of outdoor wear in US will be based in London

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:20:34 GMT2016-12-02T20:20:34Z

WOOLRICH, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's Woolrich Inc., the oldest manufacturer of outdoor wear in the United States, has merged with its European partner and will be headquartered in London....



Philanthropist to fund Washington Monument elevator repair

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:18:41 GMT2016-12-02T20:18:41Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A project to modernize the Washington Monument's elevator, estimated to cost $2 million to $3 million, will be paid for by businessman and philanthropist David Rubenstein, officials announced Friday....



Pilot of small aircraft dies in North Dakota crash

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:12:07 GMT2016-12-02T20:12:07Z

FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- The pilot of a small airplane has died in a crash near Fargo, North Dakota....



Ohio St. admin derided over call for compassion for attacker

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:10:41 GMT2016-12-02T20:10:41Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio State administrator is being criticized for urging compassion for the Somali-born student who injured 11 people in a car-and-knife attack on campus before he was shot to death by police....



Sex assault report casts shadow on Bay Area high school

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:57:46 GMT2016-12-02T19:57:46Z

CONCORD, Calif. (AP) -- Accusations of an on-campus sex assault have pointed a negative light on a San Francisco Bay Area Catholic high school with a nationally recognized football program....



1 dead in small plane crash in southwestern Indiana

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:53:53 GMT2016-12-02T19:53:53Z

MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana State Police say one person has died in a small plane crash in southwestern Indiana....



AP National News Calendar

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:47:50 GMT2016-12-02T19:47:50Z

Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of Dec. 4-10. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute....



Feds target sleep apnea, speeding after deadly train crash

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:35:38 GMT2016-12-02T19:35:38Z

Federal regulators want all passenger train operators in the U.S. tested for sleep apnea after the engineer in September's deadly New Jersey commuter train crash was found to have the dangerous, fatigue-inducing disorder....



Grand jury: Detroit man with explosives intended to kill

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:33:58 GMT2016-12-02T19:33:58Z

DETROIT (AP) -- A Detroit man accused of amassing weapons and buying explosives has been hit with new charges, including an allegation that he intended to kill someone and destroy property....



Philadelphia police: Man vandalized ex's car after Trump win

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:32:27 GMT2016-12-02T19:32:27Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police say a New Jersey man vandalized property, including his ex-girlfriend's car, with pro-Donald Trump graffiti in the hours after the Republican was declared the winner of the presidential election....



FBI at land owned by family in homicide, lost-at-sea case

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:23:37 GMT2016-12-02T19:23:37Z

CHESTERFIELD, N.H. (AP) -- The FBI and other agencies have been at an abandoned New Hampshire property owned by the family of a man whose 2013 homicide remains unsolved and whose daughter is presumed dead after her boat sank during a mother-son fishing trip this year....



Carrier Corp. deal differs from common incentives in Indiana

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:20:49 GMT2016-12-02T19:20:49Z

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The $7 million incentive package Carrier Corp. will receive in a deal with President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence is a departure from how tax credits are commonly used in Indiana....



The Latest: San Bernardino recalls terror attack

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:14:41 GMT2016-12-02T19:14:41Z

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



Prosecutor: Rikers guard 'savagely' kicked inmate to death

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:11:04 GMT2016-12-02T19:11:04Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A guard at New York City's troubled jail complex Rikers Island "savagely" kicked an ailing inmate to death four years ago before persuading fellow guards to lie about what happened, a prosecutor told jurors Friday during opening statements at his trial....



Boy jumps off school bus to rescue his dog from burning home

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:17:30 GMT2016-12-02T18:17:30Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- A 14-year-old boy bolted off his school bus and ran to rescue his dog after seeing his Phoenix family's home was on fire, authorities said....



Judge denies request for special prosecutor in Christie case

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:10:00 GMT2016-12-02T18:10:00Z

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) -- A judge on Friday denied a request for a special prosecutor to be appointed in a criminal misconduct complaint against Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal....



Emails: LGBT law cost N. Carolina project with 700 jobs

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:01:59 GMT2016-12-02T18:01:59Z

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Internal emails show that city and state officials blame a North Carolina law limiting LGBT protections for a company's decision to pick another state for a new project that includes 700 jobs....



Ex-Houston police officer charged in murder-for-hire plot

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:19:31 GMT2016-12-02T17:19:31Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- A former Houston police officer is accused of organizing a murder-for-hire plot targeting his estranged wife and another woman....



Duke names Univ. of Pennsylvania provost its next president

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:19:30 GMT2016-12-02T17:19:30Z

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- The University of Pennsylvania's chief academic officer will take the helm of Duke University next year....



Mall of America, nation's biggest, hires first black Santa

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:06:48 GMT2016-12-02T17:06:48Z

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) -- The nation's largest mall is hosting its first-ever black Santa Claus this this weekend....



Yale committee recommends standards for college name change

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:59:29 GMT2016-12-02T16:59:29Z

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Yale University's president has appointed an advisory panel to consider whether to change the name of its Calhoun residential college, which honors a former U.S. vice president who also was an ardent supporter of slavery....



Officials: Bodies of missing mother, daughter found in well

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:27:58 GMT2016-12-02T16:27:58Z

WILLIAMSTON, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina authorities say the bodies of a mother and teen-age daughter have been found in a well, three days after they were reported missing....



Cops: Report of pit bull victim's arm amputation was error

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:52:38 GMT2016-12-02T15:52:38Z

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities say they erroneously reported that a New York woman's arm was amputated after she was mauled by a pit bull earlier this week in Rochester....



Oldest zoo gorilla set to have biopsy before 60th birthday

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:25:40 GMT2016-12-02T15:25:40Z

POWELL, Ohio (AP) -- The oldest known gorilla living in a zoo, a female named Colo, is slated to undergo a surgical biopsy sometime before her 60th birthday on Dec. 22....



Ohio State attacker buried amid shock from family over death

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:36:36 GMT2016-12-02T14:36:36Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Somali-born student who hurt nearly a dozen people in a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University before a police officer quickly shot and killed him has been buried as his relatives remain stunned about his death....



Man charged in New Orleans shooting that killed 1, wounded 9

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:27:34 GMT2016-12-02T14:27:34Z

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- New Orleans police say a 20-year-old man has been charged for a shooting in the French Quarter that left one man dead and nine others wounded....



Fugitive Mexican drug cartel lieutenant arrested in Nebraska

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:05:36 GMT2016-12-02T14:05:36Z

SEWARD, Neb. (AP) -- Authorities say a fugitive lieutenant in an infamous Mexican drug cartel has been arrested in eastern Nebraska....



Allentown row house goes up in flames, other houses damaged

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:39:22 GMT2016-12-02T13:39:22Z

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Officials are investigating what sparked a fire that damaged eight row homes in Allentown....



Massachusetts college starts flying US flag again

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:37:19 GMT2016-12-02T13:37:19Z

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- The Massachusetts college that drew nationwide criticism when it stopped flying the U.S. flag on campus following the presidential election says Old Glory is back up....



Shoe bomber says he can't pay $250,000 fine

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:34:11 GMT2016-12-02T13:34:11Z

BOSTON (AP) -- The British man sentenced to life in prison for trying to detonate explosives in his shoe on a trans-Atlantic flight in 2001 says he can't afford the $250,000 fine that was part of his sentence....



NYPD plans to expand Smart car fleet to replace scooters

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:32:29 GMT2016-12-02T13:32:29Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York City Police Department has announced plans to expand its fleet of Smart cars to replace the three-wheeled scooters that officers utilized for decades....



Fired Ohio officer must repay $15K for Shop with a Cop theft

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:10:24 GMT2016-12-02T13:10:24Z

AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- A northeast Ohio police officer accused of stealing over $26,000 from a charity fund used to buy Christmas gifts for financially disadvantaged children has been ordered to repay $15,000....



10 Things to Know for Today

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:53:07 GMT2016-12-02T12:53:07Z

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



Dead man found in SUV that had pile of parking tickets on it

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:17:04 GMT2016-12-02T12:17:04Z

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A South Florida woman says she peeked inside an SUV with a stack of parking citations on the windshield and saw the body of a man slumped over the center console....



Cops: Man who streamed drive, crashed has suspended license

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:05:47 GMT2016-12-02T12:05:47Z

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Police say a Rhode Island man who streamed himself on Facebook Live driving 114 mph before crashing into a garbage truck and a concrete barrier was driving with a suspended license....



Police: Woman hit, killed on I-95 while checking on child

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:50:17 GMT2016-12-02T11:50:17Z

OLD LYME, Conn. (AP) -- State police say a Connecticut woman had gotten out of her vehicle to check on a 1-year-old child in the back seat on Interstate 95 when she was hit and killed by a tractor-trailer....



Brooklyn raid yields more than $10M in fake smartphones

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:47:37 GMT2016-12-02T11:47:37Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Police in New York City raided two warehouses in Brooklyn that yielded three arrests and the seizure of more than $10 million worth of counterfeit electronics....



Malibu mountain lion gets reprieve after alpacas killed

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:50:17 GMT2016-12-02T09:50:17Z

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) -- A California mountain lion placed under a death sentence for killing nearly a dozen alpacas owned by a Malibu woman was granted a reprieve when the woman announced she wouldn't act on a state-issued permit giving her the right to kill the animal....



Crispy Christmas trees: Staged fire shows potential risks

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:34:00 GMT2016-12-02T07:34:00Z

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- It only takes a minute for a crispy Christmas tree to touch off a raging inferno....



Woman killed in attempted robbery of New Jersey Lyft riders

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:33:09 GMT2016-12-02T05:33:09Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Police in New Jersey are searching for a man who they say fatally shot a woman during an attempted robbery of three passengers in a vehicle operating under the ride-hailing service Lyft....



New judge sets Dec. 12 hearing on Ohio cop shooting retrial

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:07:26 GMT2016-12-02T05:07:26Z

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The new judge in the case has scheduled a Dec. 12 hearing to discuss plans for the retrial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with killing a black motorist during a traffic stop....



Aggressive passenger sends NYC-bound plane back to Honolulu

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:16:47 GMT2016-12-02T04:16:47Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- A New York City-bound flight returned to Honolulu after a passenger who had been drinking allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend, her children, passengers and crewmembers, the FBI said....



Mom of missing Hawaii boy pleads guilty to manslaughter

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:53:35 GMT2016-12-02T02:53:35Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- The mother of a Hawaii boy who became the face of a campaign for missing and abused children pleaded guilty to manslaughter Thursday, confirming nearly 20 years after he disappeared that the child is dead....



Family pushes for cyberbullying laws after teen's suicide

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:39:19 GMT2016-12-02T02:39:19Z

TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) -- Family members of a Houston-area high school student who killed herself are rallying for tighter laws against cyberbullying....



Illinois lawmakers vote to spare 2 nuclear plants

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:29:05 GMT2016-12-02T02:29:05Z

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- A multibillion-dollar subsidy for power giant Exelon Corp. to keep two unprofitable nuclear plants in Illinois operating during the next 13 years was on its way to a supportive Gov. Bruce Rauner Thursday after days of rushed negotiations and hours of contentious debate by lawmakers....



10 Things to Know for Friday

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:22:48 GMT2016-12-02T02:22:48Z

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



The Latest: Veterans stage symbolic protest near camp

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:04:11 GMT2016-12-02T02:04:11Z

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The Latest on the protest against the Dakota Access oil pipeline (all times local):...