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Prosecutor drops charges in death of Detroit college officer

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:52:00 EST

Prosecutors dropped murder charges Wednesday against a man in the killing of a Detroit college police officer who was shot in the head while on duty, but did not elaborate on why they no longer consider him a suspect.


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Commander backs standing for national anthem at Pearl Harbor

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:52:00 EST

U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris says those who served during the attack on Pearl Harbor never failed to stand for the national anthem.



Democrats: Congress stiffing city on Donald Trump's security

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:44:00 EST

Congress is shortchanging the city by proposing to reimburse just $7 million - a fifth of the city's request - for protecting Republican President-elect Donald Trump, the mayor said Wednesday.



The Latest: Investigators describe scene at church shooting

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:44:00 EST

The Latest on the death penalty trial of Dylann Roof charged with killing nine people during a Bible study in a Charleston church (all times local):



The Latest: Wreaths presented to honor Pearl Harbor fallen

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:44:00 EST

The Latest on a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor (all times Hawaii):


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Next North Carolina governor says he can carry out agenda

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:43:00 EST

North Carolina's incoming Democratic governor says he's optimistic he'll be able to repeal the state's law limiting the state's LGBT protections, vowing to use an array of strategies to pull back on the...


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Ships, jets, giant crowd mark Pearl Harbor anniversary event

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:42:00 EST

Thousands observed a moment of silence and watched jets streak across the clear blue sky at a ceremony Wednesday at Pearl Harbor marking the 75th anniversary of the attack that plunged the United States into World War II...


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Church attack survivor recalls loud noise, then darkness

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:22:00 EST

A survivor of last year's massacre at a black South Carolina church testified Wednesday that her Bible study group had just closed their eyes and started praying when a loud sound shattered the stillness. The basement...



The Latest: Warriors pledge money for Oakland fire relief

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:22:00 EST

The Latest on the Oakland warehouse fire (all times local):


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Aimless pizza shop gunman latched onto internet, religion

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:34:00 EST

Before he was charged with firing an assault rifle inside a Washington restaurant, where he had been drawn by an online hoax, Edgar Maddison Welch was known as a well-meaning father of two girls who unnerved some with his...


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Official: Fire at warehouse trapped people on second floor

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:32:00 EST

The fire that killed 36 people during a dance party at an Oakland warehouse grew rapidly and was raging by the time people on the second floor of the building detected it, trapping them upstairs, investigators said.


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Michigan recount now in doubt; Pennsylvania sets hearing

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:22:00 EST

Michigan's presidential recount appeared in doubt on Wednesday, two days after it started, after a state appeals court said the Green Party candidate's poor showing in the election disqualified her from seeking...


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NTSB: Driver in fatal crash was speeding, had prior wrecks

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:12:00 EST

The driver of a Baltimore school bus that careened into a transit bus, killing him and five others, was speeding, had a history of previous crashes and had a seizure the week before, national investigators said Wednesday.



Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn is hospitalized in Ohio

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:02:00 EST

An Ohio State official says former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has been hospitalized for more than a week.



Free spirit, sheriff deputy's son among Oakland fire victims

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 15:54:00 EST

There was a musical artist from Ohio who was generous in giving people hugs to make them feel appreciated. A music-loving teenage son of a sheriff's deputy. And a DJ passionate about social justice.


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Correction: Saints-Will Smith Shot story

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 15:02:00 EST

In a story Dec. 6 about the trial of Cardell Hayes, who is charged in the shooting death of former NFL star Will Smith, The Associated Press reported erroneously that lawyers said a toxicology report indicated Hayes was...


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Customs and Border chief: Migrant surge not letting up

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 15:02:00 EST

The surge of Central American families seeking asylum at U.S. borders is not letting up, Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske said Wednesday after touring a temporary holding facility in the Rio...


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Feds: Woman made death threats to Sandy Hook victim's parent

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 14:32:00 EST

A Florida woman has been charged with making death threats against the parent of a child who died in the Sandy Hook school shooting massacre because she thought the attack was a hoax, federal authorities announced Wednesday.



Democratic states wary as Trump embarks on victory tour

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 14:12:00 EST

As Donald Trump makes his thank-you tour of states that voted for him, other parts of the country are gearing up to do battle with his administration.


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Woman accused of killing twin in Hawaii to OK extradition

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 11:52:00 EST

A woman accused of killing her twin sister by driving their SUV off a cliff in Hawaii won't fight extradition from upstate New York, her lawyer said Wednesday.


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Carolina Herrera says it's an honor to dress Melania Trump

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 11:02:00 EST

While a few designers have made news saying they would not dress the future first lady, Carolina Herrera said she'd be honored if Melania Trump wore one of her outfits.


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AP WAS THERE: 75 years ago, the AP reported on Pearl Harbor

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 10:12:00 EST

EDITOR'S NOTE - On Dec. 7, 1941, as Japanese bombs rained down on Pearl Harbor, The Associated Press' chief of bureau in Honolulu, Eugene Burns, was unable to get out the urgent news of the historic attack that...


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LA authorities boost security after threatened rail attack

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 03:42:00 EST

The FBI said Tuesday it found no evidence that a bomb threat which prompted heightened security at a Los Angeles subway station was real and the anonymous caller who made it may have reported similar phony threats in the...



Car company offering red light-reading vehicles in Las Vegas

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 03:21:00 EST

On the theory that a driver who knows when a red light will turn green is more relaxed and aware, vehicle manufacturer Audi is unveiling this week in Las Vegas a technology that enables vehicles to "read" traffic signals...


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Mistrial in 'open and shut' police shooting stuns observers

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 02:51:00 EST

The video was unambiguous: A white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man in the back as the man ran away.


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Poet, nail art lover among warehouse fire victims

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 02:11:00 EST

There was a mortuary worker who dreamed of being a painter or photographer. A poet who texted her father Kurt Vonnegut lines. A music manager known for her love for nail art.


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Federal judge weighs whether to end Michigan recount

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 01:32:00 EST

A federal judge could decide whether to end Michigan's presidential recount after the state's second-highest court said the Green Party nominee was ineligible to seek a second look at millions of ballots.



The Latest: More victims in Oakland fire publicly identified

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 01:31:00 EST

The Latest on a deadly fire in an Oakland warehouse (all times local):


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Friends remember Rashaan Salaam as more than a football star

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 01:21:00 EST

By PAT GRAHAM and ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writers Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam was found dead Monday night in a Boulder park less than two miles from Folsom Field, where he carved his name into...



Man sentenced in Capitol attack plot to appeal

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 01:11:00 EST

An Ohio man who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group plans to appeal his sentence.



Aaron Hernandez in court for 2012 drive-by shootings

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 01:02:00 EST

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is set to appear in court in Boston in connection with the shooting deaths of two men in 2012.


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Time to reconcile: 2 cities overcome Pearl Harbor legacy

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 00:51:00 EST

Seventy-five years after a Japanese admiral led the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, the mayor of his hometown is joining his Honolulu counterpart to mark the anniversary - as friends.


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Michigan recount now in doubt; Pennsylvania sets hearing

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 00:42:00 EST

Michigan's presidential recount suddenly became in doubt Tuesday as a state appeals court said the Green Party candidate's poor showing disqualified her from seeking a second look at the votes.


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Man carrying gas can, matches arrested near Rockefeller tree

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 00:41:00 EST

Police in New York City have arrested a man who they say was carrying a gas can and matches and acting erratically near the Rockefeller Center tree.



Did authorities miss opportunities to prevent tragic fire?

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 23:52:00 EST

City and state officials fielded years of complaints about dangerous conditions, drugs, neglected children, trash, thefts and squabbles at the illegally converted warehouse where 36 partygoers were killed in a weekend...


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Georgia executes ninth inmate this year, most in US

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 23:01:00 EST

With the execution Tuesday of a man convicted of killing his father-in-law, Georgia has put to death nine inmates this year - more than any other state.



Ohio 'heartbeat' abortion bill heads to governor's desk

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 22:51:00 EST

An Ohio bill that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected is headed to the governor's desk.



Official: Refrigerator potential source of deadly fire

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 22:23:00 EST

Investigators said Tuesday a warehouse fire in Oakland that killed 36 people did not appear to have been set intentionally and may have been caused by a refrigerator or other electrical appliance.


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After concession, next N Carolina governor gets to celebrate

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 21:31:00 EST

Democrat Roy Cooper finally Tuesday got to bask in his victory in the close race for North Carolina governor, telling supporters his narrow triumph over Republican incumbent Pat McCrory is a victory for the middle class...


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Audit points to causes of New Mexico's rape kit backlog

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 20:34:00 EST

Millions of dollars are being poured into addressing New Mexico's backlog of more than 5,000 untested evidence kits from rapes and other sexual assaults. But state auditors and victim advocates warned Tuesday that...


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Federal judge gets update on Ferguson's progress

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 20:32:00 EST

One day after Ferguson residents heard an update on racial reform efforts in their community, a federal judge got an update of her own.



Cousins enter pleas in 1973 shotgun slayings of 2 girls

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 20:21:00 EST

Two men charged with murder in the 1973 shotgun slayings of two young girls entered pleas to murder charges in Yuba County court on Tuesday, Deputy Yuba County District Attorney John Vacek said.



After 9 years, quick conviction in Times Square hotel murder

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 20:11:00 EST

It took nearly a decade after a prostitute's battered body was found under a Times Square budget hotel bed for the case to go to trial. But it took only about two hours for jurors to convict the suspect in a...



Authorities hope new clue will identify serial killer victim

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 19:43:00 EST

Authorities hope a facial reconstruction of a girl who was slain by a Seattle-area serial killer will help identify the victim.



Death toll stands at 36 in Oakland warehouse fire

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 19:31:00 EST

As crews searched the Oakland warehouse for more bodies, the founder of the arts collective stood near the gutted building Tuesday morning and said he was "incredibly sorry" and that everything he did was to bring people...


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No trial delay for Dylann Roof after officer's mistrial

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 19:11:00 EST

Lawyers for Dylann Roof said the publicity surrounding the mistrial of a police officer in a murder trial across the street from where Roof's trial is set to begin Wednesday should delay the start of his case, but a...


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Officer won't be charged in shooting that paralyzed Iowa man

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 18:52:00 EST

A white police officer will not be charged in a shooting that left an unarmed black motorist paralyzed and sparked protests in Iowa's second largest city, a prosecutor said Tuesday.



Pipeline opponents ride out storm in shelters, casino

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 18:41:00 EST

Some protesters who have been fighting the Dakota Access pipeline retreated to a nearby casino and area shelters overnight as a blizzard blew through, but many remained at a camp in southern North Dakota, according to...



Alaska Airlines gets US approval to buy Virgin America

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 17:32:00 EST

Alaska Airlines has won government approval to buy rival Virgin America after agreeing to reduce its flight-selling partnership with American Airlines.



Researchers fret as info lags on pot effects on older adults

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 17:31:00 EST

Surveys show a small but growing number of older adults are using marijuana - a trend that worries researchers who say not enough information exists about how pot affects older users.


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NTSB: Crew fatigue main reason behind fatal 2014 train crash

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 17:21:00 EST

Crew fatigue brought on by irregular work schedules and a moderate form of sleep apnea is the primary reason behind a middle-of-the-night train crash that killed two Union Pacific workers and injured two others in northern...


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Man arrested in ex-NFL player's death; sheriff defends probe

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 17:11:00 EST

The Louisiana man who fatally shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight during a road rage dispute was jailed on a manslaughter charge as a sheriff angrily defended the investigation Tuesday, saying authorities "strategically"...


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Mistrial in S. Carolina police shooting mystifies observers

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 16:51:00 EST

The video was unambiguous: A white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man in the back as the man ran away.


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Utah to spend $138,000 to restore famous outlaw's cabin

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 16:51:00 EST

Utah state officials are going to spend $138,000 to restore a decaying wood cabin in Piute County that has become a tourist spot because it's believed to be the boyhood home of outlaw Butch Cassidy.



Mother says slain woman was trying to rebuild her life

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 16:31:00 EST

A Utah woman who police say was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend got a restraining order after a beating that left her badly bruised in a relationship marked by violence, her mother said.



Poll: Racial vulnerability linked to youth vote choice

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 16:11:00 EST

Among the youngest white adult Americans, feelings of racial and economic vulnerability appear to be closely connected to their support for Donald Trump in last month's election.



In age of Trump, GOP learns to embrace government activism

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 15:51:00 EST

After eight years of denouncing President Barack Obama as a big-government activist, congressional Republicans suddenly appear eager to welcome a big-government activist to the White House.



Volleyballers vs. bulldozers: A Chinatown's history at stake

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 15:32:00 EST

On the streets, alleyways and parking lots of Boston's Chinatown, immigrants developed a unique style of volleyball now played in Chinatowns across the country. Now, an asphalt court where the game still thrives stands...


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Trooper responding to call of erratic driver killed by him

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 15:32:00 EST

A recently married rookie state trooper responding to an emergency call about an erratic driver was killed in a violent wreck on a highway when the erratic driver, traveling in the opposite direction, crossed a grassy...



US to build $1.6B Idaho facility for warships' nuclear waste

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 15:01:00 EST

A $1.65 billion facility will be built at a nuclear site in eastern Idaho to handle fuel waste from the nation's fleet of nuclear-powered warships, the Navy and U.S. Department of Energy announced Tuesday.



Miss. lawyers: Don't revive lawsuit over Confederate emblem

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 14:51:00 EST

Attorneys for Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant have asked a federal appeals court not to revive a lawsuit that sought to erase the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag.



1st Cuban migrants land in Florida since Castro's death

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 13:51:00 EST

Thirteen Cuban migrants who arrived early Tuesday in the Florida Keys aboard a homemade boat are the first to land on U.S. soil since Fidel Castro died, U.S. authorities said, adding they're on alert amid an ongoing...



Pipeline delays cost builder millions, risking contract loss

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 13:11:00 EST

The completion of the Dakota Access oil pipeline has been delayed after the U.S. Army declined to grant an easement for the final few thousand feet under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota pending further study....


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Filing: As guard lay dying, inmate stole gum from his pocket

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:31:00 EST

The killing of a guard at a federal prison in Pennsylvania was a calculated slaying during which the suspect inmate paused to chew a piece of gum he took from the dying guard's pocket, federal prosecutors said in court...



The Latest: Sheriff defends probe of slain ex-NFL player

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:01:00 EST

The Latest on the fatal shooting of ex-NFL player Joe McKnight, who was killed during a road rage dispute (all times local):


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Justices uphold Katrina fraud verdict against State Farm

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 11:13:00 EST

A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a jury verdict that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. committed fraud against the federal government after 2005's Hurricane Katrina.



Fake news rings alarm bells from restaurant to White House

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:02:00 EST

The bizarre rumors began with a leaked email referring to Hillary Clinton and sinister interpretations of pizza parties. It morphed into fake online news stories about a child sex trafficking ring run by prominent...


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Colleagues paint caustic portrait of artist colony founder

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 04:12:00 EST

The founder of a ramshackle Oakland artists' colony where dozens of people burned to death saw himself as a kind of guru and loved to surround himself with followers but showed chilling disregard for their well-being,...


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Expect the unexpected, say college disaster prep officials

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 03:41:00 EST

By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press When Jefferson Community College was making plans to build its first residence hall, there was one must-have for President Carole McCoy: generators for backup if the...


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Tech companies move to target terrorist propaganda online

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 03:41:00 EST

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are joining forces to more quickly identify the worst terrorist propaganda and prevent it from spreading online.


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The Latest: Officials release names of 10 more fire victims

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 02:01:00 EST

The Latest on a deadly fire in an Oakland warehouse (all times local):


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Oil industry urges Trump to approve Dakota Access pipeline

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 01:31:00 EST

Industry leaders are urging President-elect Donald Trump to make approval of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline a priority when he takes office next month, but a spokesman for Trump isn't offering many clues about...


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Presidential recount in Michigan expands to Detroit area

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 01:22:00 EST

The presidential recount in Michigan expands Tuesday to its largest county, which includes Detroit, and five other counties, and the fate of a statewide recount push in Pennsylvania awaits action in federal court.


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Ohio firefighter shot, wounded while on scene of house fire

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 01:21:00 EST

An Ohio firefighter has been shot and wounded while on the scene of a house fire.



Could Dakota Access pipeline move after permit is denied?

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 01:11:00 EST

The Army's refusal to grant a permit for the Dakota Access oil pipeline to cross beneath the Missouri River has focused more attention on alternative routes, but several other options already have been considered and...


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Music therapist, teacher, teens among warehouse fire victims

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 00:31:00 EST

A therapist who used music to help kids cope with trauma. A woman who taught at a Montessori school. An energetic artist who could make friends with anyone.


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The Latest: Jury has been selected in Will Smith case

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 23:31:00 EST

The Latest on the Will Smith shooting-death trial (all times local):


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Missouri Gov.-elect Greitens says wife robbed at gunpoint

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 23:21:00 EST

Missouri Gov.-elect Eric Greitens says his wife was robbed at gunpoint not far from their St. Louis home.



Security increased after threatened attack on LA rail stop

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 22:31:00 EST

The FBI and local law enforcement agencies say they have stepped up security on Los Angeles County's commuter rail system after the FBI was informed a terrorist attack on the Universal City subway station was planned...



Sheriff: 'Don't believe' more bodies in warehouse fire

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 22:11:00 EST

Terry Ewing was among the anxious family and friends who received confirmation Monday of what he already knew in his heart: His girlfriend was among the three dozen killed in the Oakland warehouse fire.


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Colleagues paint caustic portrait of artist colony founder

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 21:51:00 EST

The founder of a ramshackle Oakland artists' colony where dozens of people burned to death saw himself as a kind of guru and loved to surround himself with followers but showed chilling disregard for their well-being,...


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Security increased after threatened attack on LA rail stop

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 21:51:00 EST

The Latest on the threat authorities say they have received that an attack is to be launched Tuesday at Los Angeles' Universal City commuter rail stop (all times local):



Soot swept up: Business unharmed by wildfires set to reopen

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 21:41:00 EST

Chirping and beeping filled the air as Marion Paul fired up her Gatlinburg video arcade Monday, the first time she's seen her business since deadly wildfires set much of the city ablaze a week ago. Sooty floors needed...



In bid to fight art fraud, Sotheby's acquires forensic lab

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 21:01:00 EST

In bid to fight art fraud, Sotheby's announced Monday that it had purchased a forensics firm whose founder once helped the auction house belatedly identify a $10 million painting as a fake.



Immigrant students seek place in mainstream high schools

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 20:41:00 EST

A U.S. appeals court must decide if older immigrant and refugee students steered to an alternative high school in Pennsylvania are getting a meaningful education or are simply being passed through the system.



Judge: Prosecutors can use Bill Cosby's deposition at trial

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 20:41:00 EST

Damaging testimony that Bill Cosby gave in an accuser's lawsuit, including admissions that he gave young women drugs and alcohol before sex, can be used at his sex assault trial, a judge ruled Monday.



No experience needed: Trump taps Carson for HUD secretary

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 20:31:00 EST

Donald Trump chose retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, raising fresh concerns about the lack of experience some of Trump's Cabinet picks have...



Correction: Oil Pipeline-Protest story

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 20:31:00 EST

In a story Dec. 4 about an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it would not grant the easement. The Army issued the decision to...


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North Carolina Gov. McCrory concedes he lost re-election bid

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 20:31:00 EST

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory conceded the governor's race Monday, clearing the way for Democrat Roy Cooper to be declared the winner nearly four weeks after Election Day.



Mistrial declared in black motorist's shooting by officer

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 19:51:00 EST

A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial Monday after a jury deadlocked in the murder trial of a white former police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist.


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Deputy dies when personal car goes into San Antonio sinkhole

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 19:12:00 EST

Officials say an off-duty sheriff's deputy has died and two other people hurt when two vehicles plunged into a water-filled sinkhole in San Antonio.



Police: Fake news story led gunman to popular DC pizzeria

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 19:11:00 EST

The bizarre rumors began with a leaked email referencing Hillary Clinton and sinister interpretations of references to pizza parties. It morphed into fake online news stories about a child sex trafficking ring run by...


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Man accused of threatening Muslim officer faces hate charge

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 19:10:00 EST

A man who authorities said shouted "go back to your country" at a Muslim woman wearing a religious head covering may have picked the wrong target: a decorated New York City police officer.



Trump not saying what he'll do about Dakota Access pipeline

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 19:03:00 EST

Industry leaders are urging President-elect Donald Trump to make approval of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline a "top priority" when he takes office next month, while opponents who have protested the project for...


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Could Dakota Access pipeline move after permit is denied?

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 18:40:00 EST

The Army's refusal to grant a permit for the Dakota Access oil pipeline to cross beneath the Missouri River has focused more attention on alternative routes, but several other options already have been considered and...


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The Latest: Gov. Haley urges understanding after mistrial

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 18:21:00 EST

The Latest on the trial of a fired South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed black motorist (all times local):



Appeals court affirms conviction in Oregon car-bomb plot

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 18:01:00 EST

A federal appeals court Monday upheld the conviction of Mohamed Mohamud, the Somali American sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to bomb downtown Portland during the annual lighting of a Christmas tree.



Focus of recount effort shifts to Michigan, Pennsylvania

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 17:53:00 EST

Presidential candidate Jill Stein's fight to force ballot recounts in three states focused Monday on Pennsylvania, where her Green Party was seeking an emergency federal court order for a statewide recount, and...


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Bear hunt resumes, firearms only, after upright bear's death

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 17:01:00 EST

Hunters have headed out across parts of the state for the second half of this year's bear hunt following the apparent death of a bear that walked upright like a human.


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Man sentenced in Capitol plot yells: 'Allah is in control!'

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 17:00:00 EST

A federal judge who voiced doubts about a man's remorse and commitment against jihadist violence Monday sentenced him to 30 years in prison for plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol, drawing an outburst in support of...