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The Latest: Murder charge filed in troubled-kid ranch attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:51am

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

Alabama inmate coughs, heaves, during execution by injection

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:33am

An Alabama inmate coughed repeatedly and his upper body heaved for at least 13 minutes during an execution using a drug that has previously been used in problematic lethal injections in at least three other states.

Opioid epidemic is getting worse, CDC says

Steve Almasy, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:28am

The number of deaths from overdoses of illicit opioids rose sharply again in 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.

Man convicted of shooting 2 officers during Ferguson protest

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:21am

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.

Appeals court wrestles with question of combatant immunity

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:21am

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.

Dylann Roof laughed during church slaying confession to FBI

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:21am

Dylann Roof hesitated for about 20 seconds when an FBI agent asked him what he was doing on the night nine black church members were killed during Bible study.

Lockdown at Wyoming State Penitentiary to make repairs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:14am

Structural problems caused by shifting soil at the Wyoming State Penitentiary led to an inmate lockdown while workers repaired several doors.

Police: Aunt trying to scare kids fatally hit niece with van

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:11am

The aunt of a 2-year-old Pennsylvania girl who died after being pinned against a barn by a minivan says she was trying to scare the kids by speeding toward them honking her horn, but the van wouldn't stop.

Fisher-Price debunks fake 'Happy Hour Playset' toy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:11am

Fisher-Price has taken to Twitter to debunk any notion it has a bar-themed playset for toddlers.

Obama orders review of election hacking

Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:10am

President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review on the election-season hacking that rattled the presidential campaign and raised new concerns about foreign meddling in U.S. elections, a White House official said Friday.

Arrest made following death of 18-year-old Boise woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:04am

A 61-year-old man has been arrested in New York in connection with the death of an 18-year-old Boise woman whose naked body was found in October, Boise police say.

Man gets 19-45 years in Michigan's 'Baby Kate' disappearance

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:03am

A northern Michigan man convicted of second-degree murder in the disappearance of his 4-month-old daughter has been sentenced to 19 to 45 years in prison.

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

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:00am

Florida's governor and tourism officials are declaring victory over Zika in South Beach. But the virus remains a risk in Miami-Dade County.

Probe underway of alleged doctored Albuquerque police videos

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:00am

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether Albuquerque police lapel camera videos have been altered or deleted, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Thursday.

The Latest: Benefit concert set to help Oakland fire victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:00am

The Latest on an Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people(all times local):

The Latest: Critics say Alabama execution drug is flawed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:50am

The Latest on the execution in Alabama of a man convicted of killing a store clerk (all times local):

Hero-astronaut John Glenn to lie in state in Ohio

Dan Sewell and Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:50am

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.

Mead uninterested in any Trump administration job

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:40am

Wyoming's governor says he wouldn't be interested in taking a job in Donald Trump's administration.

Virginia marina fire destroys at least a dozen boats

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:40am

An early morning fire at a central Virginia marina destroyed about a dozen boats Friday, sinking some and sending others ablaze down the James River.