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Sheriff: Teen killed staffer while trying to leave ranch

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:51am

A teenager accused of killing a staff member at a youth treatment center and injuring another worker carried out the attacks because he wanted to leave the ranch, not because of a grudge against either person, a Utah sheriff said Wednesday.

Idaho man missing after falling into Kootenai River

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:50am

A 41-year-old Idaho man is missing after falling into the Kootenai River in northwestern Montana.

Trump's new tone on immigrant kids divides GOP

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:50am

Donald Trump's promise to "work something out" for immigrants brought here illegally as kids is dividing fellow Republicans, underscoring how difficult it will be for Congress to take any action on immigration, whether it's building a wall or dealing with immigrant youths.

Obama and Trump hurled insults, now trade pleasantries

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:31am

Did anyone see it coming, the apparent new rapport between President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump?

Police in standoff with suspect in UPS driver's shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:20am

Police are in a standoff with a man who they suspect fatally shot a UPS driver in a central New York Wal-Mart parking lot.

Couple held in death of 76-pound disabled man with bed sores

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:10am

A Pennsylvania couple has been jailed in the death of a disabled man who weighed just 76 pounds when he died last year.

Boy, 14, killed trying to jump from NYC train to platform

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:10am

Police say a 14-year-old boy has died while attempting to perform a dangerous stunt at a New York City subway station.

Jury foreman: 5 jurors were undecided on Slager verdict

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:00am

The foreman of the jury that couldn't reach a verdict in the murder trial of a former South Carolina police officer says he initially wanted to convict Michael Slager of murder.

House GOP eyes food stamp overhaul, possible requirements

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 6:45am

House Republicans are laying the groundwork for a fresh effort to overhaul the food stamp program during Donald Trump's presidency, with the possibility of new work and eligibility requirements for millions of people.

Reward for info in officer shooting raised to $50,000

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

The reward for information leading to the arrest of a man suspected of shooting and killing a south Georgia police officer and critically wounding another has been raised to $50,000.

Man denies he killed Chicago-area railway security guard

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

A man charged in the fatal shooting of a security guard at a Canadian National Railway facility in suburban Chicago insists he's innocent.

Florida authorities identify man killed by deputy in lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:50am

Authorities in Florida have identified a man who was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy after he beat the deputy with an oar in a lake.

Christmas tree farmer returns wedding band lost 15 years ago

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:40am

A Christmas tree farmer has found and returned a wedding ring a New Jersey man lost roughly 15 years ago.

Lawyer: FBI agent who shot at Michigan officer felt paranoid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:10am

A lawyer for an FBI agent arrested in western Michigan for firing his gun at a police officer outside a fitness club says the agent was feeling paranoid and only vaguely recalls what happened.

Southern drought relents but not over, despite recent rains

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:00am

Recent showers and storms across much of the South have eased the severe drought in the region, but experts say it wasn't enough to make up for months of dry conditions before the rain finally fell.

Investigators to look at electrical system in Oakland fire

Paul Elias and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:00am

Federal officials investigating a fire that killed 36 people during a party at an Oakland warehouse plan to bring in engineers to examine the building's electrical system, as they try to pinpoint the cause of a blaze that has cast a spotlight on similar artists' colonies around the country that offer cheap housing but unsafe living conditions.

Authorities think escaped inmate stabbed police officer

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 4:50am

South Carolina authorities were searching Thursday for an inmate who escaped a maximum-security prison and was suspected in the stabbing of a police officer miles away.

North Carolina police kill man suspected in woman's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 4:40am

North Carolina police have killed a man they say stabbed a woman to death, then lunged at officers with a knife.

Utah sheriff lost part of hand in Idaho hunting accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 4:00am

Police documents say a northern Utah sheriff lost part of his left hand, including at least three fingers, in an Idaho hunting accident.