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California man charged with child's decade-delayed death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 7:30pm

A Southern California jail inmate who abused a baby girl was charged with murder Tuesday over her death a decade later from "shaken baby syndrome."

Man featured in documentary pleads guilty in assault case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 7:23pm

A man who was featured in a Sundance documentary has pleaded guilty to assault charges.

Japan defense minister supports US in South China Sea

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 7:21pm

Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani is expressing his support for the U.S. Navy's sailing of a warship close to one of China's artificial islands in the South China Sea.

Jury deliberates man's fate in Facebook photo killing case

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 7:20pm

A jury began deliberating Tuesday whether a South Florida man is guilty of murder or acted in self-defense when he fatally shot his wife eight times during an argument and then posted a photo of her dead body on Facebook.

Video shows white Chicago police officer shooting black teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 7:20pm

The city of Chicago released a video Tuesday showing the fatal shooting of black 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a white police officer. Here is what is seen on the relevant portion of the video, which runs for less than 40 seconds and has no audio:

Oregon officer reassigned over Black Lives Matter tweet

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 7:02pm

The Portland Police Bureau has reassigned an officer who allegedly sent a tweet about an upcoming Black Lives Matter/Don't Shoot Portland protest.

Montezuma County jail inmate died of chronic alcohol abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 7:01pm

Investigators say an inmate who was found unresponsive in her cell at the Montezuma County jail in southwest Colorado died from complications of chronic alcohol abuse.

Obama and Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 7:01pm

In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes against the Islamic State and bolster intelligence sharing following the deadly attacks in Paris. They called on Russia to join the international efforts, but only if Moscow ends its support for Syria's embattled president.

Police: Man shot, wounded by officer was armed with BB gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 7:01pm

Authorities say a man shot and wounded in a confrontation with Tampa Bay area police was armed with a BB gun.

The Latest: Protesters hear concert outside police precinct

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 7:01pm

The latest in the investigation into the fatal shooting of a black man by Minneapolis police that has sparked more than a week of demonstrations (all times local):

Opponents ask high court to block Native Hawaiian vote count

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 6:50pm

Opponents of an election designed to be a significant step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block votes from being counted in what they argue is an unconstitutional, racially exclusive process.

State lawyers question school choice program's military perk

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 6:50pm

State Treasurer Dan Schwartz is getting pushback from state lawyers over a rule he proposed to help military families and kindergartners more easily access Nevada's new education savings accounts.

Prisoner dies in Reno after multiple trips to hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 6:50pm

Nevada prison officials say a 29-year-old inmate has died at a Reno hospital after being hospitalized multiple times.

Obama honoring Streisand, Spielberg, Yogi Berra and more

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 6:50pm

President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award on Tuesday, including the first African-American woman elected to Congress, one of the greatest catchers in baseball history and a "Funny Girl."

Michigan State University club raises turkeys as fundraiser

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 6:40pm

A student group at Michigan State University is raising and selling turkeys to help pay for a trip to an annual expo in Atlanta.

Sierra storm bringing snow, 60 mph winds, power outages

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 6:40pm

A snowstorm packing 50 mph winds blew into Lake Tahoe and northern Nevada on Tuesday, slowing mountain travelers getting an early start on the holiday, kicking up dust storms along U.S. Interstate 80 east of Reno and briefly knocking out power to thousands along the Sierra's eastern front.

Utah reports 5 E. coli cases linked to Costco chicken salad

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 6:32pm

Health officials say at least five cases of E. coli have been reported in Utah, and four of those people reported eating chicken salad from Costco. Nineteen cases have been reported in seven states.

Man gets life sentence in Texas 'stand your ground' retrial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 6:11pm

A jury has sentenced a Houston-area man to life in prison for killing his neighbor during an argument over loud music.

Tropical Storm Sandra strengthening rapidly in Pacific

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 6:00pm

Tropical Storm Sandra is strengthening rapidly in the eastern Pacific. Hurricane forecasters are recommending that communities in the southern sector of Mexico's Baja California peninsula keep an eye on the storm's development.