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2nd officer shot in Georgia dies after suspect found dead

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 4:41pm

apparently by his own hand — inside a home where he was hiding.

US Supreme Court temporarily stays scheduled execution of Alabama man convicted of killing store clerk

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 4:31pm

US Supreme Court temporarily stays scheduled execution of Alabama man convicted of killing store clerk.

Trump meets with Ohio State victims, taking on somber duty

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 4:30pm

In the midst of his Cabinet deliberations, President-elect Donald Trump flew to Ohio Thursday to meet with victims and families after the latest U.S. outbreak of violence, a somber duty that became all too familiar to his predecessor.

Voices from artists fearing crackdowns on artist collectives

Jocelyn Gecker and Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 4:20pm

As the San Francisco Bay Area's artists grieve the loss of life from a deadly warehouse fire in Oakland that killed 36 people, they are also bracing for a possible city crackdown. The city has vowed to protect artists, but many have voiced concerns and point to Baltimore where officials raided a collective called the Bell Foundry, just days after the fire in Oakland.

Killing at youth rehab center 1st known violent incident

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 4:01pm

The youth treatment center where police say a teenager brutally killed a staff member while trying to escape is a working cattle ranch in southern Utah that hasn't previously had any major violations with the state or violent incidents.

Utah shooting highlights gaps for domestic violence victims

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 4:00pm

The case of a Utah woman who police say was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend shortly after getting a restraining order against him exposes gaps in the system for victims of domestic violence, advocates said Thursday.

Officials: Second Georgia police officer dies after being shot by domestic dispute suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 4:00pm

Officials: Second Georgia police officer dies after being shot by domestic dispute suspect.

The Latest: 2nd Georgia officer dies day after being shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 4:00pm

The Latest on the shootings of two police officers in Georgia (all times local):

Man denies he killed Chicago-area railway security guard

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 3:52pm

A man charged in the fatal shooting of a security guard at a Canadian National Railway facility in suburban Chicago insists he's innocent.

Jury finds man guilty in fatal 2-by-4 beating

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 3:50pm

A jury has found a Rhode Island man guilty of beating a junk car dealer to death with a two-by-four over a deal gone wrong.

Arkansas court upholds gay marriage birth certificate law

Jill Bleed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 3:50pm

Arkansas' highest court on Thursday threw out a judge's ruling that could have allowed all married same-sex couples to get the names of both spouses on their children's birth certificates without a court order, saying it doesn't violate equal protection "to acknowledge basic biological truths."

Georgia accuses US of trying to hack its election systems

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 3:50pm

The state of Georgia on Thursday accused the U.S. Homeland Security Department of apparently trying to hack its election systems

Police release video in shooting that paralyzed Iowa man

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 3:50pm

An unarmed black motorist struggled with an Iowa officer and a police dog before the officer shot the driver when he tried to get away, paralyzing him, dashcam video released Thursday shows.

US-Canadian agency OKs changes for Lake Ontario water levels

John Flesher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 3:41pm

A U.S.-Canadian agency adopted a fiercely contested plan Thursday designed to improve environmental conditions along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River by letting water levels rise and fall more naturally.

UPS driver killed when he stops for food; suspect surrenders

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 3:40pm

A UPS driver who had stopped for something to eat was shot and killed early Thursday in a Wal-Mart parking lot by a motorist who then ran over him and later surrendered to authorities after an hourslong standoff at a nearby home, police and company officials said.

The Latest: Jurors see dashcam video of Roof apprehension

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 3:40pm

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

APNewsBreak: 'Norfolk Four' seek pardons from Va. governor

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 3:31pm

Four former sailors who have long claimed that police coerced them into falsely confessing to a 1997 rape and murder have asked Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to formally declare that they are innocent, their attorneys said Thursday.

Man convicted in killing of 5-year-old girl gets 30 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 3:31pm

A second man convicted in the fatal shooting of a 5-year-old girl as she sat on her grandfather's lap in Milwaukee has been sentenced to prison.

US official warns of North Korean nuclear capabilities

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 3:30pm

North Korea now has the capability to launch a nuclear weapon, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday, adding that while the U.S. believes Pyongyang can mount a warhead on a missile, it's not clear that it can hit a target.

Trump puts new spotlight on Long Island gang killings

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 3:20pm

As he sat down for an interview with Time magazine for his "person of the year" profile, Donald Trump explained his tough view on illegal immigration by retrieving a copy of the Long Island newspaper Newsday and pointing to a blaring headline: "Extremely Violent Gang Faction."