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The Latest: Lawyer says boy shot by campus cop tried to flee

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:20pm

The Latest on the shooting of a 14-year-old boy by a school police officer in Reno, Nev. (all times local):

Oakland fire exposes rift over naming transgender victims

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:20pm

Feral Pines proved to be as complex in death as she was in life as friends and family struggled this week to settle on the correct name to remember the victim of the Oakland warehouse party fire killed along with 35 others.

Dylann Roof laughed during church slaying confession to FBI

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:20pm

Dylann Roof wanted the world to know he hated black people and thought they were criminals. He thought about attacking drug dealers, but they might shoot back. So, he told the FBI, he picked a historic black church in Charleston he had learned about online.

AP sources: Mattis received anonymous email in Petraeus case

Ted Bridis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:20pm

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.

US airstrike killed militant linked to Charlie Hebdo attack

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:01pm

An Islamic State leader linked to the 2015 attacks at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and assassinations in Tunisia was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria, U.S. military officials said Friday.

Man sentenced to death for killings of men dumped in river

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:01pm

A Vietnam native convicted of murdering two brothers and dumping their bodies into a Philadelphia river has been sentenced to death.

Expert: Crash into Will Smith's SUV appears intentional

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:01pm

A car crash expert told a jury in New Orleans on Friday that he believes a driver intentionally crashed his Hummer into the vehicle driven by ex-football star Will Smith on the night of April 9.

Taliban fighter contests attack conviction, seeks immunity

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:01pm

The prosecution of a former Russian military officer accused of leading a Taliban attack on American forces is a radical departure from the U.S.'s long practice of treating fighters as enemy combatants instead of criminals, the man's attorney argued Friday.

Victim of 1982 attack that killed mom: Wrong man in prison

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:51pm

A woman assaulted as a girl during a 1982 sexual attack that killed her mother says she was coerced into identifying the wrong man as the assailant and is asking Missouri's governor to free that person who has spent 34 years in prison for the crimes.

City releases recording of Ohio officer shooting Emirati man

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:51pm

An Ohio city where a police officer fatally shot an Emirati man who fled after a crash has released a recording of the officer yelling at him to stop and get down before firing what sounds like six rounds.

Officials: South Beach halts Zika's spread, but risks remain

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:41pm

Florida declared its crisis with local transmission of Zika over for the season Friday in a welcome announcement ahead of peak tourism months, but health authorities warned that travelers would continue bringing the disease into the state.

Expert: Crash into Will Smith's SUV appears intentional

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:41pm

A car crash expert has told a jury in New Orleans he believes a driver intentionally crashed his Hummer into the vehicle driven by ex-football star Will Smith on the night of April 9.

Hero-astronaut John Glenn to lie in state in Ohio

Dan Sewell and Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:41pm

American hero-astronaut John Glenn will lie in state in Ohio's capitol building preceding a celebration of his life of military and government service and two history-making voyages into space.

Man convicted of shooting 2 officers during Ferguson protest

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:33pm

A jury has convicted a man of shooting two police officers during a 2015 protest in Ferguson amid fallout over the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown months earlier.

The Latest: Giuliani takes himself out of running

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:33pm

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The Latest: Teen used metal stick to kill counselor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:31pm

The Latest on a worker killed at a Utah ranch for troubled teens (all times local):

Examiner: Philadelphia had 35 drug overdoses in 5 days

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:31pm

The Philadelphia medical examiner's office says as many as 35 fatal drug overdoses over a recent five-day period might be part of a bigger problem: the national opioid crisis.

Cops: Ex-chaplain estranged from family kills daughter, self

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:31pm

A former university and Air Force chaplain bought a shotgun after completing treatment for substance abuse and drove to the home of his estranged family, where he killed his adult daughter and then himself, police said Friday.

1946 Atlanta hotel fire echoed in Oakland warehouse disaster

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:22pm

The cries of trapped hotel guests screaming in agony are still seared into Richard Hamil's memory, seven decades after the Winecoff Hotel fire in Atlanta.