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Architect's plan would cover Trump's name with pig balloons

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:20am

An architect wants to install four giant pig balloons to cover up the Trump name on the side of the president-elect's Chicago hotel.

The Latest: Biden urges more empathy from Dems

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:20am

The Latest on Congress (all times local):

Chief defends police investigation in decapitated teen case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:13am

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.

DC Council to vote on generous paid leave mandate

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:11am

District of Columbia lawmakers will be voting on whether to force private employers to provide the nation's most generous paid family leave benefits.

Guilty: Father murdered infant son while driving on highway

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

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

Lawmakers push to add Indian education to state curriculum

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

A group of Wyoming lawmakers are pushing for a statewide curriculum on Native American tribes.

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.

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.

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.