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Judge to weigh mental state of teen charged in girl's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 9:40am

A judge is set to begin considering whether a Utah teenager charged with sexually assaulting and killing a 12-year-old neighbor is mentally competent to stand trial.

The Latest: Biden jokes about 2020 bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 9:40am

The Latest on Congress (all times local):

Appeals court scrutinizes ex-CIA officer's leak conviction

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 9:33am

An attorney for a former CIA officer convicted of leaking government secrets to a reporter says prosecutors improperly introduced evidence that the ex-officer had mishandled other classified material.

After mistrial, slain SC man's family still expects justice

Bruce Smith and Seanna Adcox, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 9:20am

Relatives of Walter Scott, the black motorist fatally shot while fleeing a traffic stop, say they are confident justice will prevail even though a South Carolina jury could not reach a verdict in the murder trial of a white former police officer charged in his death.

The Latest: LA transit security boosted after subway threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 9:10am

The Latest on a threat against a Los Angeles subway station (all times local):

Guilty: Father murdered infant son while driving on highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 9:00am

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

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 9:00am

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.

Kentucky police: Woman points gun at officers, is shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 9:00am

Police in Kentucky say officers shot a suicidal woman after she pointed a gun at them.

Student charged after Ohio police find guns, knives in dorm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:51am

Police in Ohio say they found a shotgun, handgun and several knives in a college student's dorm room while investigating whether he had threatened his girlfriend.

Salt Lake County no longer required to offer Spanish ballots

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:51am

Federal officials are no longer requiring Salt Lake County to offer voting assistance and ballots in Spanish because the county has fewer Spanish speakers with limited English proficiency.

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

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:42am

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.

Police: Uber driver made unwanted sexual advances, charged

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

Police in the Pittsburgh suburbs say an Uber driver has been charged with indecent assault and harassment for allegedly making unwanted sexual advances toward a female passenger.

Governor probing racial bias in NY prisons after Times story

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

New York's governor has launched an investigation into racial bias in the state prison system following an investigation by The New York Times.

Report says Pentagon disregarded cost-cutting study

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:13am

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the Defense Department disregarded an internal study that found it had a bloated bureaucracy and could cut $125 billion in administrative costs over five years. But a Pentagon spokesman said the study had limited value because it didn't take into account existing cost-cutting programs and lacked "actionable recommendations."

Judge again denies venue change in murder-for-hire trial

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:12am

After giving it a night's thought, a judge still believes he can find six impartial jurors to hear the trial of a Florida woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband.

Authorities: 2 children among 3 dead in Indiana house fire

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

Authorities say a young woman, her baby and another child have died in a house fire in Indiana. A fourth person has been hospitalized.

Trump campaign manager Conway to lead Christmas parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:03am

Republican President-elect Donald Trump's campaign manager is returning to her New Jersey roots to lead a parade.

Fake news rings alarm bells from restaurant to White House

Matthew Barakat and Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:00am

The bizarre rumors began with a leaked email referring to Hillary Clinton and sinister interpretations of pizza parties. It morphed into fake online news stories about a child sex trafficking ring run by prominent Democrats operating out of a Washington, D.C., restaurant.

NYC sees spike in reported hate crimes since Trump election

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:54am

Reports of hate crimes have spiked in New York City and the city's mayor says he believes heated rhetoric by President-elect Donald Trump is a factor.

Death toll stands at 36 in Oakland warehouse fire

Paul Elias and Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:52am

Some people managed to text loved ones goodbye and "I love you" before they died in an Oakland warehouse fire that claimed three dozen lives, officials said, as heart-rending reports of victims' last moments emerged from the most lethal building fire in the U.S. in more than a decade.