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USGS: Magnitude-8.0 quake hits off Solomon islands

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:30am

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that a magnitude-8.0 earthquake has struck in waters off of the Solomon Islands.

John Edwards lists North Carolina estate for $6.9M

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:30am

Former senator and Democratic nominee for vice president John Edwards has listed his North Carolina estate on the market for $6.9 million.

Court upholds death sentence of condemned Ohio killer of 11

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:30am

The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the conviction and death sentence of a Cleveland man who killed 11 women and hid the remains in and around his home.

Defendant's pal: Will Smith's wife and I tried to calm him

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:30am

A friend of the driver on trial for killing former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith told a jury Thursday that he tried to restrain Smith in the heated exchange of words following an April 9 traffic crash.

Escaped inmate accused in police stabbing recaptured

Meg Kinnard and Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:15am

An inmate serving a life sentence who escaped from a maximum-security South Carolina prison and stabbed a police officer while on the run has been recaptured after a locked door stopped him from getting into a school, authorities said Thursday.

Drought, the South's unwelcome guest, stays despite rains

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:11am

Recent showers and storms have slightly eased the South's severe drought, but experts say it wasn't enough to make up for months of dry conditions before the rain finally fell.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:02am

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.

Police release video of new suspect in Detroit officer death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:00am

Detroit police have released video footage of a new, unidentified suspect in the fatal shooting of a college police officer.

Police: Suspect in Georgia officer shootings confirmed dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:00am

A man suspected of fatally shooting a Georgia police officer and wounding another is dead, authorities said Thursday after a SWAT team stormed a home where a tipster had told police the suspect was hiding.

Kentucky county reaches $3.5M settlement after shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:00am

A Kentucky county has agreed to a $3.5 million settlement with the family and passengers of a teenager who was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy as she tried to drive away from a large party.

Couple held in death of 76-pound disabled man with bed sores

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:51am

A Pennsylvania couple has been jailed in the death of a disabled man who weighed just 76 pounds when he died in bed at their home last year.

Trump picks labor secretary, heads west to meet OSU victims

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:51am

President-elect Donald Trump is taking on a somber task Thursday that became all too familiar to his predecessor — supporting survivors after an outbreak of violence, this time families and victims from last week's attack at Ohio State University.

An investment that's a safer bet than Social Security

Kent Smetters, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:46am

Here's an important tip for year-end financial planning: Getting started now will allow you to secure a safe source of savings as well as tax benefits for the current year. But you might want to hurry because the clock is ticking if you want to invest before the end of the calendar year.

Kentucky man pleads guilty to murders of parents, sister

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:42am

A Kentucky man charged with orchestrating the killings of his parents, sister and an acquaintance has avoided the death penalty by pleading guilty to four counts of murder.

USGS: 6.5 magnitude quake in ocean off California coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:41am

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California on Thursday, jolting residents of the coastal town of Ferndale but bringing no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The Latest: Escapee tried to get in school before recapture

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:32am

The Latest on an inmate who escaped from a maximum-security South Carolina prison and is suspected of stabbing a police officer (all times local):

Defense: Consider ex-congressman's good deeds in sentencing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:31am

Lawyers for a former Pennsylvania congressman are asking a judge to consider his years of public service before sentencing him in a federal racketeering case.

Single-engine plane missing in Alaska en route to Anchorage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:31am

A single-engine airplane with four people on board is missing on a flight in Alaska.

The Latest: Police: Suspect in officer shootings is dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:23am

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