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GOP candidate wins Senate race runoff in Louisiana

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:47:27 -0500

John Kennedy's election will give Republicans 52 members in the U.S. Senate.


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AP Top Stories 10 P

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:11:06 -0500

Here are the top stories for Saturday, Dec. 10th: Trump appears likely to pick Exxon Mobil CEO for secretary of state; Deadly Blasts outside Istanbul stadium; Colombian president accepts Nobel Peace Prize; Army defeats Navy in annual football classic.


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Fans in small N.Y. town revel in ‘Wonderful Life’

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:22:20 -0500

Seneca Falls, the small town in Upstate New York, is believed to be what inspired Frank Capra to write "It’s a Wonderful Life," the 1946 holiday movie classic.


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Raw: Twin Blasts Near Stadium Rock Istanbul

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 18:25:40 -0500

Two explosions struck Saturday night outside a major soccer stadium in Istanbul after fans had gone home, in an attack that caused fatalities and wounded at least 20 police officers, according to Turkish authorities. (Dec. 10)


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Dylann Roof's two-hour confession

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:22:22 -0500

Dylann Roof's confession to killing nine people at a church Bible study, recorded the day after the shooting, has been introduced as evidence at his trial in South Carolina. (Dec. 10)


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12-year-old in Colorado steals mom's Mercedes, wrecks it

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:09:16 -0500

The mother said her son and his friends were at her house when she went to bed around 10:30 p.m. She woke up to learn her son had been involved in an accident.


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To space troops, John Glenn was 'one of the guys'

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:24:32 -0500

For many of the space programs workers, Glenn is revered for the respect, gratitude and humility he showed everyone who supported his missions, no matter their rank.


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Conservation advocates alarmed by Trump’s Interior pick

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:37:51 -0500

Environmentalists said they’re worried that Cathy McMorris Rodgers is likely to open up public lands for more drilling, mining and logging, while weakening protections for waterways and wildlife.


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Congress passes at least $120M in funding for Flint water

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:12:42 -0500

In some of its last votes of the year, the U.S. Senate early this morning finally approved legislation that will be worth more than $120 million to Flint, Michigan.


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Weekend snow sets stage for Polar Vortex's icy return

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 13:56:02 -0500

Snow is forecast to spread across the nation's northern tier this weekend and as far east as Maine by Monday


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Raw: Severe Weather Hits Great Lakes Region

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 13:35:41 -0500

The National Weather Service issued lake effect snow warnings across much of northeast Ohio Saturday as cold air streams across the Great Lakes. Similar conditions are forecast for parts of the upper Midwest and the Northeast. (Dec. 10)


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In chilling video, Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof laughs, confesses to murders

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 13:20:23 -0500

In a chilling confession to police, Dylann Roof laughed as he detailed walking into a historically black church on a mission to kill, according to a videotaped interview shown to jurors at Roof's murder trail Friday.


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Standing Rock: People left jobs, homes and family to join anti-pipeline camp

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:13:03 -0500

Dawne of a New Day DuShane's home in this anti-pipeline encampment is not even 6 feet tall — a wind-battered hut made of cardboard, poster board and two-by-fours that barely looks livable from the outside.


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Charleston shooter's confession: 'I just finally decided I had to do it'

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:44:51 -0500

Dylann Roof’s confession aligns largely with the account provided by prosecutors and witnesses, as well as a manifesto he published online before the June 2015 shooting, one that describes his awaking to a racist ideology.


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Kerry: 'Daesh Is Going To Be Defeated'

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:00:41 -0500

Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday told reporters after a meeting of leading diplomats that the Islamic State group, often called "Daesh," would be defeated. (Dec. 10)


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Clarkson reveals her hesitancy about 'Idol' song

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 10:45:43 -0500

Recording artist, Kelly Clarkson, reveals how she threw together her performance on 'American Idol' and her surprise on it going viral. (Dec. 10)


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Arnie knew Trump was still on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 10:45:42 -0500

As the man stepping into Trump's shows, Arnold Schwarzenegger reveals he knew Trump was still the Executive Producer on 'Celebrity Apprentice.' (Dec.10)


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Jackson talks Muslim Americans

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 10:40:40 -0500

During a visit to Dubai Samuel L. Jackson revealed his thoughts on the treatment of Muslim Americans. (Dec. 10)


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Today in History for December 10th

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 10:05:38 -0500

Martin Luther King, Junior accepts Nobel Peace Prize; Women get the right to vote in Wyoming Territory; America's first domestic passenger jet flight takes off; Soul singer Otis Redding, General Augusto Pinochet die. (Dec. 10)


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1,100-pound woman to leave home for 1st time in years

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:44:28 -0500

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty's family says the 36-year-old Egyptian woman hasn't left her home in 25 years, the BBC reports.


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Surprising reason mosquitoes are booming in U.S.

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:39:22 -0500

Disease-spreading mosquitoes are rapidly multiplying in the US—and surprisingly it doesn't appear to have anything to do with climate change.


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Court documents: Teen, siblings were tortured by parents

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:32:19 -0500

A 16-year-old West Des Moines girl who died of starvation  was tortured by her parents and deprived of food, clothing and health care, according to court documents released Friday.


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Glenn remained a big part of his childhood hometown

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 23:53:57 -0500

For John Glenn, New Concord, Ohio, was like a force of gravity — always keeping the space pioneer and former U.S. Senator in its orbit.


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Trump Brings 'Thank You' Tour to Michigan

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 21:55:43 -0500

President-elect Donald Trump is thanking supporters in Grand Rapids, Michigan, noting that the state helped power him to the White House. (Dec. 9)


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Trump’s EPA pick rejects climate science, fights for fossil fuels

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 21:51:52 -0500

Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general, has spent six years waging war against the EPA's climate and clean air initiatives.


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John Glenn honored in Kennedy Space Center ceremony

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 20:40:49 -0500

Officials displayed a flowered wreath bearing the message "Our American Hero: Forever Remembered" alongside Glenn's NASA portrait from the 1998 Discovery space shuttle mission.


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