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1st Cuban migrants land in Florida since Castro's death

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:01am

Authorities say 13 Cuban migrants in the Florida Keys are the first to land on U.S. soil since the death of Fidel Castro.

Mistakenly sold lottery ticket earns couple $1 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:01am

A mistakenly sold lottery ticket has earned a New Jersey couple $1 million.

Chief defends police investigation in decapitated teen case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:01am

A police chief is defending his department's investigation into the disappearance of a 16-year-old boy whose headless body was found near a river.

The Latest: Special needs child, 7, died at Texas home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:01am

The Latest on seven special-needs teenagers removed from a Texas home after being found in 'deplorable' conditions (all times local):

Wife who killed husband with rat poison in food to be freed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:50am

A woman who pleaded guilty to killing her husband by slipping rat poison into his food and drinks will be released from prison next week.

USC student charged with murder in stabbing of professor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:50am

Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged a University of Southern California student with murder in the stabbing death of a professor.

Filing: As guard lay dying, inmate stole gum from his pocket

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:31am

The killing of a guard at a federal prison in Pennsylvania was a calculated slaying during which the suspect inmate paused to chew a piece of gum he took from the dying guard's pocket, federal prosecutors said in court papers.

Guilty: Father murdered infant son while driving on highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:31am

A man spotted fatally beating his 4-month-old son while driving down a highway has been convicted of murder.

Brain-damaged man born to fatally wounded mom dies at age 23

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:31am

A man who was born with brain damage after his pregnant teen mother was fatally stabbed has died 23 years after the attack.

Uncle accused of kidnapping girl now charged with rape

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:31am

A Tennessee man who police say took his 9-year-old niece out of school and disappeared with her for more than a week has been indicted on sexual-assault charges.

Neighbors oppose Idaho plan to log cedar grove

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:21am

Idaho officials are considering logging a 40-acre grove of cedar trees to generate extra revenue, but they're facing opposition from nearby residents.

Boy chained with dead chicken around neck sues adults

Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:13am

A teen found chained to the porch of a house with a dead chicken around his neck is suing his former foster mother as well as social services officials and Union County, North Carolina.

Georgia leads US in executions this year, set for ninth

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:12am

Lawyers seeking to block Tuesday's scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing his father-in-law after a custody fight over a young son have argued a juror lied about her own messy relationship history and swayed fellow jurors to vote for a death sentence.

Head-on crash leaves New Jersey trooper, another man dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:11am

A rookie state trooper responding to a call for help was killed in a violent wreck on a highway when a car traveling in the opposite direction crossed a grassy median and slammed into his cruiser head-on, authorities said.

Utah to spend $138,000 to restore famous outlaw's cabin

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:01am

Utah state officials are going to spend $138,000 to restore a decaying wood cabin in Piute County that has become a tourist spot because it's believed to be the boyhood home of outlaw Butch Cassidy.

Death toll stands at 36 in Oakland warehouse fire

Paul Elias and Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:01am

As crews searched the Oakland warehouse for more bodies, the founder of the arts collective stood near the gutted building Tuesday morning and said he was "incredibly sorry" and that everything he did was to bring people together.

Ohio's top court says police dashcam video is public record

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 9:53am

Video footage from police cruiser dashcams is a public record that, with some exceptions, should be promptly released upon request, the state's highest court ruled Tuesday.

After 9 years, Times Square hotel murder case headed to jury

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 9:51am

A nearly decade-old murder case over a prostitute's death in a shabby Times Square hotel will soon go to a jury after being drawn out by debate over the scientific validity of bite-mark evidence.

Man charged in stepdaughter's slaying; body was in suitcase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 9:51am

A New York man has been charged with killing his 21-year-old stepdaughter and dumping her body in a suitcase that was found floating in a river last year.