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Guns at zoos? Texas says no while struggling to tame rules

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 8:40am

More than a year after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made firearms, including openly holstered weapons, legal in more places in the state, disputes remain over where guns are allowed — much to the frustration of advocates on both sides of the debate.

A Castro legacy: Cuban-Americans' hefty clout in US politics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 8:31am

Cuban-Americans carry hefty political clout in the United States: They vote more frequently than any other Latinos. They have a strong presence in Washington with three senators. Only one non-Cuban has been Miami's mayor since 1985.

Texas officials: 8 hurt when bus with cheerleaders crashes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 8:30am

Officials say eight people were injured when a bus carrying high school cheerleaders crashed with a tractor-trailer rig in Texas.

Attorney: Accused in social worker killing unfit for trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 8:10am

A hearing is expected to be held early next year to help determine if a woman charged with killing a social worker and three relatives in Vermont is fit to stand trial.

Campus attack could be latest terror case in heartland state

John Seewer and Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 8:00am

Authorities are investigating terrorism as a possible motive in the car-and-knife attack on the Ohio State University campus, the latest in a series of cases involving young men who apparently became radicalized in the heartland state.

A Castro legacy: Cuban-Americans' hefty clout in US politics

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 7:40am

Cuban-Americans carry hefty political clout in the United States: They more frequently than any other Latinos. They have a strong presence in Washington with three senators. Only one non-Cuban has been Miami's mayor since 1985.

Within hours, wildfires set Tennessee mountain city aflame

Adam Beam and Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 7:20am

Tracey Mayberry told her boss to fire her.

Man convicted of murder in hot car death to be sentenced

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 6:41am

A judge is set to sentence a Georgia man Monday after a jury last month found that he intentionally left his toddler son in a hot SUV to die.

Supreme Court hears cases about use of race in redistricting

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 5:51am

The Supreme Court is returning to the familiar intersection of race and politics, in a pair of cases examining redistricting in North Carolina and Virginia.

Jury going into next week in ex-officer's murder trial

Bruce Smith and Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 5:20am

The jury in the murder trial of a former South Carolina police officer charged with gunning down a black motorist will continue deliberating next week, despite at one point Friday appearing deadlocked by a juror who told the judge he could not "with good conscience approve a guilty verdict."

Dazed Tennessee residents get first look at wildfire rubble

Adam Beam and Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 1:50am

Charlotte Moore needed a phone charger.

Professor fatally stabbed on USC campus, student arrested

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 11:40pm

A student stabbed a psychology professor to death on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles on Friday in what was a personal dispute, authorities said.

The Latest: Professor killed on Calif. campus identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 10:42pm

The Latest on the fatal stabbing of a professor on the University of Southern California campus (all times local):

San Bernardino recalls terror attack with silence, speakers

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 10:40pm

Exactly a year to the moment that a pair of shooters unleashed a terrorist attack on San Bernardino, a bell rang 14 times Friday at the city's Inland Regional Center in honor of the people who died there.

The Latest: Hundreds attend memorial for terror victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 10:21pm

The Latest on the one-year anniversary of the San Bernardino terror attack (all times local):

The Latest: Trump takes on another Indiana manufacturer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 9:40pm

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Police: Man fatally stabbed at University of Southern California was professor; suspect is student

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 8:51pm

Police: Man fatally stabbed at University of Southern California was professor; suspect is student.

Jamaican fugitive arrested day after making FBI wanted list

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 8:41pm

The FBI says it has arrested a Jamaican fugitive a day after he was added to the agency's top 10 most wanted list in the deaths of four people at a Los Angeles birthday party in October.

Alabama inmate seeks execution stay from US Supreme Court

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 8:12pm

An Alabama inmate on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stay his upcoming execution to consider whether a judge should have been able to give him a death sentence when the jury recommended life imprisonment.