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Freezing rain downs trees, powerlines

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 2:41pm

Freezing rain downed trees and power lines and stranded some light-rail passengers in Portland for about three hours Saturday as the winter storm of the season continued.

KKK, other racist groups disavow the white supremacist label

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 2:30pm

In today's racially charged environment, there's a label that even the KKK disavows: white supremacy.

New Mexico delegation: Bill has provisions on mine spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 2:11pm

Members of New Mexico's congressional delegation say a newly approved water bill includes provisions to expedite reimbursements to state, local and tribal governments for a 2015 mine spill.

The Latest: Ohio church plans candlelight vigil for Glenn

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 2:11pm

The Latest on the death of John Glenn (all times local):

Services set for 1 of 2 officers killed in south Georgia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 1:41pm

Funeral services for one of two south Georgia police officers killed in the line of duty are planned for Sunday.

Trump team challenges intel on Russian election influence

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 1:21pm

Donald Trump's presidential transition team on Saturday challenged the veracity of U.S. intelligence assessments that Russia was trying to tip the November election to the Republican. A top Senate Democrat demanded a full congressional investigation.

Florida mother charged in the deaths of sons in fatal crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 1:20pm

Authorities say a Florida mother has been charged with driving under the influence for a crash that killed her two boys.

Woman accused of trying to calm baby with methadone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 1:20pm

A Virginia woman has been charged with child abuse after authorities say she tried to calm a 3-month-old baby by administering the opiate methadone.

Brother says former US Sen. Hagan is in intensive care

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 1:10pm

Former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, who represented North Carolina, has been hospitalized after falling seriously ill.

Trump to name Exxon Mobil CEO as secretary of state, NBC News reports

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 1:04pm

It appears former GOP presidential candidate and adopted Utah favorite son Mitt Romney won't become secretary of state.

Nearly 100 nativity sets from around the world fill home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 1:00pm

Terry and Dixie Johnson display almost 100 different nativity sets inside their Eagle Mountain home — each with a story about the country it comes from and how they got it.

Bill allows the return of Kennewick Man to tribes

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 1:00pm

The Yakama Nation and other Columbia Basin tribes praised the passage of a bill in Congress on Saturday that will return their ancestor, known as Kennewick Man, to the tribes so that they can rebury him in the manner their people have followed "since time immemorial."

California county agrees to pay family of slain inmate $3.6M

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 12:52pm

The family of a mentally ill inmate who was beaten to death in a Northern California jail will receive $3.6 million under a settlement.

Ex-senator says New Jersey bear hunt is 'unforgiveable'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 12:31pm

Former U.S. Sen. Robert Torricelli on Saturday joined opponents of New Jersey's bear hunt who say it is inhumane and blame it for the apparent death of a beloved wild bear that walked upright.

Brother says former US Sen. Hagan is in intensive care

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 12:21pm

Former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, who represented North Carolina, has been hospitalized after falling seriously ill.

Red-suited SantaCon pub crawl revelers fan out across NYC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 12:21pm

New York City's annual SantaCon event is on despite efforts by a community group to deter the holiday pub crawl by red-suited revelers.

Inside Kirk Douglas's intimate 100th birthday celebration

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 11:31am

Kirk Douglas knows how to make an entrance. With boxing gloves in every centerpiece and the theme from "Rocky" blaring over the speakers, Douglas, one of the golden age of Hollywood's last living legends, walked confidently into the Sunset Room at the Beverly Hills Hotel Friday afternoon to celebrate his 100th birthday at an intimate gathering of friends and family.

Candidates rally support for La. runoff drawing low interest

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 11:30am

Louisiana's candidates were trying to stir up enthusiasm ahead of Saturday's election, seeking to persuade people to cast ballots in a runoff expected to draw less than a third of registered voters.

Trump team challenges intel on Russian election influence

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 11:30am

Donald Trump's presidential transition team is challenging the veracity of U.S. intelligence assessments concluding that Russia was trying to tip the November election to the Republican.