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Salt Lake County no longer required to offer Spanish ballots

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:51am

Federal officials are no longer requiring Salt Lake County to offer voting assistance and ballots in Spanish because the county has fewer Spanish speakers with limited English proficiency.

Ohio's top court says police dashcam video is public record

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:42am

Video footage from police cruiser dashcams is a public record that, with some exceptions, should be promptly released upon request, the state's highest court ruled Tuesday.

Police: Uber driver made unwanted sexual advances, charged

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:40am

Police in the Pittsburgh suburbs say an Uber driver has been charged with indecent assault and harassment for allegedly making unwanted sexual advances toward a female passenger.

Governor probing racial bias in NY prisons after Times story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:40am

New York's governor has launched an investigation into racial bias in the state prison system following an investigation by The New York Times.

Head-on crash leaves New Jersey trooper, another man dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:22am

A rookie state trooper responding to a call for help was killed in a violent wreck on a highway when a car traveling in the opposite direction crossed a grassy median and slammed into his cruiser head-on, authorities said.

Report says Pentagon disregarded cost-cutting study

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:13am

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the Defense Department disregarded an internal study that found it had a bloated bureaucracy and could cut $125 billion in administrative costs over five years. But a Pentagon spokesman said the study had limited value because it didn't take into account existing cost-cutting programs and lacked "actionable recommendations."

Judge again denies venue change in murder-for-hire trial

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:12am

After giving it a night's thought, a judge still believes he can find six impartial jurors to hear the trial of a Florida woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband.

Authorities: 2 children among 3 dead in Indiana house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:10am

Authorities say a young woman, her baby and another child have died in a house fire in Indiana. A fourth person has been hospitalized.

Trump campaign manager Conway to lead Christmas parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:03am

Republican President-elect Donald Trump's campaign manager is returning to her New Jersey roots to lead a parade.

Fake news rings alarm bells from restaurant to White House

Matthew Barakat and Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:00am

The bizarre rumors began with a leaked email referring to Hillary Clinton and sinister interpretations of pizza parties. It morphed into fake online news stories about a child sex trafficking ring run by prominent Democrats operating out of a Washington, D.C., restaurant.

NYC sees spike in reported hate crimes since Trump election

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:54am

Reports of hate crimes have spiked in New York City and the city's mayor says he believes heated rhetoric by President-elect Donald Trump is a factor.

Death toll stands at 36 in Oakland warehouse fire

Paul Elias and Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:52am

Some people managed to text loved ones goodbye and "I love you" before they died in an Oakland warehouse fire that claimed three dozen lives, officials said, as heart-rending reports of victims' last moments emerged from the most lethal building fire in the U.S. in more than a decade.

The Latest: Death toll remains at 36 in Oakland fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:50am

The Latest on a deadly fire in an Oakland warehouse (all times local):

Automatic horn may be behind fatal Arkansas train crash

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:40am

Automated equipment may have contributed to a deadly head-on train collision in Arkansas by resetting alarms set up to ensure the crew is alert.

South Carolina cold case killings suspect facing 2 new suits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:40am

A South Carolina man charged with killing a total of seven people is facing two new civil lawsuits.

Officials consider citing homeowner after Ohio fire kills 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:30am

Authorities have identified the two adults and two girls killed in a fire at a home that apparently lacked smoke detectors, and they're considering whether the rental property's owner should be cited.

Ohio firefighter shot, wounded while on scene of house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:21am

Officials say an Ohio firefighter was shot and wounded while in a firetruck at the scene of a house fire.

Special-needs Texas teens found in 'deplorable' conditions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:12am

A sheriff says seven special-needs teenagers aged 13 to 16 years old have been removed from "deplorable" conditions at a Houston-area home where they were locked for long periods in a closet.

Filing: As guard lay dying, inmate stole gum from his pocket

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:11am

Federal prosecutors say an inmate's killing of a guard at a federal prison in Pennsylvania was a calculated slaying during which the inmate paused to chew a piece of gum he took from the dying guard's pocket.

School board official avoids trial in frozen fish assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:50am

A member of a Massachusetts town's school committee charged with assaulting a man with frozen fish patties has been ordered to attend anger management classes.