Brian Melley and Scott Smith, Associated Press | Posted Dec 10th - 10:50am
To set foot in the Ghost Ship on a party night was to pass through the industrial facade of an old warehouse and enter an exotic world glowing with rainbow lanterns, guarded by figures of Asian deities and pulsing with a welcoming vibe.
Tom Hays, Associated Press | Posted Dec 10th - 10:40am
Even as homicide rates have climbed in other American cities, New York City is again on pace to have a near-record low number of shootings, and police are partly crediting refined tactics that include collecting more data and forensic evidence than ever before to go after the worst offenders.
Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press | Posted Dec 10th - 10:10am
Donald Trump's presidential transition team pushed back Saturday against reports that Russia was caught trying to tip the November election to the Republican and challenged the veracity of U.S. intelligence agencies investigating the campaign-season cyberattacks.
Austin health department workers hung bags of condoms and information about safe sex from trees at a park — without informing their bosses or the local parks department, according to a newspaper report.
Kim Chandler and Kate Brumback, Associated Press | Posted Dec 10th - 9:20am
Defenders of a condemned inmate in Alabama are calling his execution an "avoidable disaster," but the state prison commissioner says there was no visible evidence that he suffered during a lethal injection.
Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | Posted Dec 10th - 8:59am
Congress wrapped up the 114th session early Saturday, a tumultuous two years marked by the resignation of a House speaker, a fight over a Supreme Court vacancy, bipartisan bills on health care and education and inaction on immigration and criminal justice. The new Congress will be sworn-in Jan. 3.
Ted Bridis, Associated Press | Posted Dec 10th - 6:00am
President-elect Donald Trump's choice for defense secretary was among U.S. military officials who, the FBI concluded, received anonymous emails from the woman whose affair with then-CIA director David Petraeus led to his downfall, The Associated Press has learned.
Julie Pace, Associated Press | Posted Dec 10th - 1:00am
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani formally withdrew from consideration for a post in President-elect Donald Trump's administration Friday, putting an end to his ill-fated bid to lead the State Department. Trump is now seriously considering Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson for the post.