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Sheriff: 16 refugees in custody after reaching Florida coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:21am

Authorities in Florida say more than a dozen refugees are in custody after they landed along the state's Atlantic coast.

New director wants upgrades at Idaho ag research stations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:11am

Upgrading aging infrastructure at nine research and extension centers around the state is a main goal, the new director of the University of Idaho's Agricultural Experiment Station said.

1 dies when vehicles plunge into water-filled Texas sinkhole

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:11am

Officials say one person has died and two others were hurt when two vehicles fell into a water-filled sinkhole in San Antonio, Texas.

Russian convicted of raping New York newlywed gets 13 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:00am

A Russian man convicted of raping a newlywed he met at a New York bar has been sentenced to 13 years in prison and faces deportation.

Restored carousel to offer rides in N. Idaho next spring

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:00am

A restored, hand-carved carousel will likely start offering rides next spring, a northern Idaho group says.

Man accused of threatening Muslim officer faces hate charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:00am

A man accused of threatening an off-duty Muslim police officer previously commended for heroism is facing a hate-crime charge.

Correction: Southern Wildfires-The Latest story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:50am

In a story Dec. 4 about the Gatlinburg area wildfires, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the 14th fatality involved a multi-car crash. Authorities have corrected that the fatality involved a single-car crash.

The Latest: Jurors get more instructions in Slager trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:50am

The Latest on the trial of a fired South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed black motorist (all times local):

No headway on obesity, other threats, despite federal push

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:44am

U.S. health officials say the progress in battles against some major health threats like obesity, food poisoning, and infections spread in hospitals has been disappointing.

Kennedy vote seems key to Supreme Court redistricting cases

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:41am

Justice Anthony Kennedy appears to hold the decisive vote in two Supreme Court cases involving challenges from African-American voters to electoral districts in North Carolina and Virginia.

Police: Fake news story led gunman to popular DC pizzeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:33am

A fake news story prompted a man to fire a rifle inside a popular Washington, D.C., pizza place as he attempted to "self-investigate" a conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton was running a child sex ring from there, police said.

The Latest: Obama issues statement on Oakland warehouse fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:32am

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

No bail for 15-year-old charged with decapitating classmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:31am

A 15-year-old Massachusetts boy charged with killing a high school classmate whose headless body was found near a river last week is being held without bail.

Lawsuit settled over death after officers used stun guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:31am

A Virginia police department has settled a lawsuit filed by the sister of a man who died in police custody after officers shocked him repeatedly with stun guns.

Police: Man kills ex-girlfriend in Utah, dies after chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:31am

A Utah man shot and killed an ex-girlfriend who had a restraining order against him then died after police found him and fired their weapons, authorities said. It was unclear if he was killed by the officers or took his own life.

The Latest: Police: Pizzeria gunman suspect to show in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:31am

The Latest on the arrest of a man who police say fired shots in a pizzeria while investigating a fake news story (all times local):

Lawyers: Juror was biased, man's execution should be halted

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:30am

The execution of a Georgia death row inmate convicted of killing his father-in-law following a custody fight over his young son should be halted because a juror lied about her own custody battle and messy divorces — and then persuaded fellow jurors to vote for a death sentence, his attorneys argue.

Dylann Roof allowed to hire lawyers back, for now

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:22am

A federal judge agreed Monday to let a white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners rehire his attorneys until a verdict is reached, but to remain his own lawyer if he is found guilty and the trial moves into a penalty phase.

Amazon opens a grocery store with no checkout line

Seth Fiegerman, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:22am

Amazon has gone after book stores, retail chains and electronics shops. Now it's taking on grocery stores, with a twist.