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After mistrial, slain SC motorist's family still confident

Bruce Smith and Seanna Adcox, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:51am

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.

Tufts suspends frat activities after hazing allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:40am

Administrators at Tufts University say the Massachusetts school has suspended all social activity at its fraternities for the rest of the semester after receiving several reports of hazing and sexual misconduct.

AG cautions town against vote on proposed Muslim cemetery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:40am

The Massachusetts attorney general's office is cautioning town officials against holding a town-wide vote on a proposal for a Muslin cemetery on abandoned farmland.

New Jersey state trooper dies of injuries after crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:20am

A New Jersey state trooper and another man were killed in a head-on highway crash.

Ohio firefighter shot, wounded while on scene of house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:10pm

An Ohio firefighter has been shot and wounded while on the scene of a house fire.

Automatic horn may be behind fatal Arkansas train crash

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:10pm

Automated equipment may have contributed to a deadly head-on train collision in Arkansas by resetting alarms set up to ensure the crew is alert.

Music therapist, teacher, teens among warehouse fire victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:22pm

A therapist who used music to help kids cope with trauma. A woman who taught at a Montessori school. An energetic artist who could make friends with anyone.

Texas releases abortion booklet citing refuted cancer links

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:52pm

A Texas state agency has released a new edition of a booklet for women considering an abortion that suggests there may be a link between terminating pregnancies and increased risks of breast cancer and depression.

Woman killed, New Jersey state trooper injured in crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:31pm

A woman has been killed and a New Jersey state trooper has been seriously injured in a crash.

Security increased after threatened attack on LA rail stop

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:21pm

The FBI and local law enforcement agencies say they have stepped up security on Los Angeles County's commuter rail system after the FBI was informed a terrorist attack on the Universal City subway station was planned for Tuesday.

Sheriff: 'Don't believe' more bodies in warehouse fire

Paul Elias and Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:21pm

Terry Ewing was among the anxious family and friends who received confirmation Monday of what he already knew in his heart: His girlfriend was among the three dozen killed in the Oakland warehouse fire.

Police: Fake news story led gunman to popular DC pizzeria

Matthew Barakat and Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:11pm

The bizarre rumors began with a leaked email referencing Hillary Clinton and sinister interpretations of references to 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., pizza joint.

Police: 2 shot during Christmas parade in North Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:00pm

Police say two people have been shot during a Christmas parade in central North Carolina.

Security increased after threatened attack on LA rail stop

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:50pm

The Latest on the threat authorities say they have received that an attack is to be launched Tuesday at Los Angeles' Universal City commuter rail stop (all times local):

Colleagues paint caustic portrait of artist colony founder

Ellen Knickmeyer and Tim Reiterman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:42pm

The founder of a ramshackle Oakland artists' colony where dozens of people burned to death saw himself as a kind of guru and loved to surround himself with followers but showed chilling disregard for their well-being, according to relatives, neighbors and acquaintances.

Sandy Hook PSA warns of subtle signs of gun violence

Shachar Peled, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:36pm

In a chilling new public service announcement, Sandy Hook Promise — the gun violence prevention group led by families of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School — conveys a powerful message, concealing and then revealing signs that may lead to gun violence.

Soot swept up: Business unharmed by wildfires set to reopen

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:34pm

Chirping and beeping filled the air as Marion Paul fired up her Gatlinburg video arcade Monday, the first time she's seen her business since deadly wildfires set much of the city ablaze a week ago. Sooty floors needed dusting. Spoiled food had to be tossed. Otherwise, she was set to reopen.

Wisconsin officer will not be charged in black man's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:32pm

A Wisconsin police officer will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a black man in a suburban Milwaukee park in June, a local police chief said on Monday.

Eyes of nation on Ferguson, lead monitor tells residents

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:31pm

The lead monitor overseeing efforts to eradicate racial bias in Ferguson's police and court system told residents Monday that the "eyes of the whole nation" are on the St. Louis suburb.