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Firefighter dies battling Calif. blaze, now 4th-largest in state history

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:51:55 -0500

A Cal Fire engineer died Thursday while battling the Thomas fire in steep terrain in the hills outside Fillmore, officials said.


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American Airlines tries to charge mom $150 to check frozen breast milk

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:46:44 -0500

The mother of a 13-month-old son ended up boarding her plane from Boston to Phoenix humiliated, hysterical and without the breast milk.


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'Merry Chrismukkah:' How interfaith families celebrate the holidays

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:14:35 -0500

For some interfaith families, the holidays mean merging religious celebrations, family recipes and decorations.


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'Collateral damage': How fraternities can continue to thrive after pledges die

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:00:20 -0500

Gordie Bailey, 18, died in an alcohol-fueled hazing ritual at the University of Colorado-Boulder 13 years ago. Here's what's happened since.


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Need a last-minute holiday gift? How about this free Iowa farmhouse

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:49:32 -0500

This last-minute gift idea may be the ultimate stocking stuffer. Sure, it’s a tad grandiose. But it also qualifies as a bargain: a free farmhouse.


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Keaton Jones' story of bullying began with his father's domestic abuse

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:29:04 -0500

Keaton Jones has said he's been bullied most of his life. His first tormentor appears to have been his now-estranged father, Shawn Aaron White.


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Fertility Dr. pleads guilty, faces no jail time

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:07:55 -0500

A retired Indianapolis fertility doctor accused of inseminating patients with his own sperm will serve no jail time after pleading guilty Thursday to charges that he lied to investigators. (Dec. 14)


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Mom convicted of murder in teen daughter's starvation death

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:05:50 -0500

Natalie Finn, 16, died of emaciation in 2016. Her mother faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison.


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Accused Kentucky lawmaker kills himself

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:38:50 -0500

A Kentucky lawmaker accused of sexual assault has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said Thursday. Meanwhile, his wife said she will run for his seat. (Dec. 14)


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Why trees, care packages bound for N.Y. troops serving overseas were sent back

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:24:37 -0500

Problem is the apparent result of a federal policy change made just days before the annual shipments to military serving overseas.


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Dan Johnson commits suicide after sex assault accusation

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:58:55 -0500

Kentucky State Representative Dan Johnson was found with a single gunshot wound to the head days after he was accused of molesting a teenage member his congregation. His suicide note included cryptic references to 9/11 and PTSD.



McCain trying to 'get rested up' after cancer treatment, friends say

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:57:57 -0500

He has missed all votes in the Senate this week and his health is increasingly a concern as Republicans close in on a deal for $1.5T in tax cuts.


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Fate of Trump inauguration protesters soon to be in jury's hands

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:31:10 -0500

The case hinges on the assertion the defendants aided and abetted in the riots, verses the argument they were passive demonstrators.


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AP Top Stories December 14, 2017

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:12:29 -0500

Here's the latest for Thursday, December 14th: Disney is buying a large part of Fox; FCC repeals the web's Obama-era ; 4 dead, 7 seriously hurt in French crash; Space capsule with 3 astronauts returns to Earth.


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Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:38:14 -0500

A prominent investment research firm has raised its recommendation on Disney stock from 'Buy' to 'Strong Buy' after Disney buys the Murdoch family's Fox movie and television studios to meet competition in the entertainment business. (Dec. 14)


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Analysis: Net neutrality fight is not over

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:15:07 -0500

In a vote along party lines, the federal government lifted sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet. Chris Lewis, of Public Knowledge which supports open internet, says the net neutrality fight isn't over. (Dec. 14)


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WH 'proud' of work done with Sen. Rubio on bill

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:13:14 -0500

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the administration is "really proud" of its work with Republican Senator Marco Rubio as it seeks to gain his support for a tax reform bill. (Dec. 14)


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Farenthold: 'I am profoundly sorry'

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:11:36 -0500

Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold won't seek re-election next year, adding his name to the list of lawmakers leaving Congress amid sexual harassment allegations. (Dec. 14)


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Tavis Smiley, suspended, but vows to fight back

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:35:42 -0500

Tavis Smiley shot back on Facebook, voying to fight back, after PBS fired him amid allegations of sexual misconduct. (Dec. 14)


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Pelosi, Ryan clash over tax reform

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:09:29 -0500

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Speaker Paul Ryan clashed over the GOP tax plan that a conference committee is now considering on Capitol Hill. (Dec. 14)


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Companies profit from undocumented laborers, dump them after injuries

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:47:17 -0500

For the most part, state legislatures and courts have declared that employers and their insurers — not workers or taxpayers — should pay for the care of those injured on the job, regardless of immigration status.


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What will the end of deferred action mean for DACA recipients?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:33:58 -0500

Texas is home to the second-largest population of active DACA recipients in the nation.


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FCC votes down Obama-era 'net neutrality' rules

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:25:04 -0500

The Federal Communications Commission has voted on party lines to undo sweeping Obama-era 'net neutrality' rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet. (Dec. 14)


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U.S.-Mexico vow to fight cross-border crime

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:22:47 -0500

American and Mexican officials say they will work together to fight crime fueled by the illegal drug trade on both sides of the border. (Dec. 14)


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U.S. shows Iranian missile parts fired from Yemen

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:03:44 -0500

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says “undeniable” evidence proves that Iran is violating international law by funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen. Haley Thursday unveiled recently declassified evidence to prove the US's assertions. (Dec. 14)


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