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US airstrike killed militant linked to Charlie Hebdo attack

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 12:21pm

U.S. military officials say an Islamic State leader linked to the 2015 attacks at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria.

Conspiracy theorists: 'Pizzagate' shooting just a false flag

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 12:12pm

For conspiracy theorists, the bizarre rumors of "pizzagate" didn't end when a man brought a gun to a Washington restaurant this week in a misguided attempt to rescue nonexistent child sex slaves. Instead, the shooting sparked discussion that the conspiracy runs deeper.

4 more likely homegrown Zika cases found in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 12:10pm

State officials have announced four more cases of Zika that are believed to have been transmitted in Texas, almost two weeks after announcing the first such case.

Bay St. Louis officials discuss missing money with US

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 12:10pm

Officials in Mississippi have met with agents from the U.S. Justice Department regarding money missing from a city law enforcement fund.

Sound engineer, attorney among Oakland fire victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 12:10pm

A popular sound engineer, a young attorney and a woman described as a visionary were among the people killed in a fire that engulfed a dance party inside an Oakland warehouse. The Alameda County Sheriff's Department has released the names of all 36 victims. They ranged in age from 17 to 61.

Mississippi officials discuss missing money with US

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 12:10pm

Officials in Mississippi have met with agents from the U.S. Justice Department regarding money missing from a Bay St. Louis city law enforcement fund.

Man sentenced to 4 years in prison in Texas mosque fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 12:10pm

A man has been sentenced to four years in prison for setting fire to the mosque in Texas where he worshipped.

New CDC data understate accidental shooting deaths of kids

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 12:10pm

Government statistics significantly understate the number of children in the U.S. who were killed by unintentional gun discharges last year.

Obama orders review of election-season hacking

Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 12:10pm

President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review of election-season cyberattacks, including the email hacks that rattled the presidential campaign and raised fresh concerns about Russia's meddling in U.S. elections, the White House said Friday.

The Latest: Transition team questions Energy employees

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 12:01pm

The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):

Judge delays hearings in dirty soda lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 12:01pm

A judge has delayed depositions in a court battle over flavor-shot-spiked "dirty sodas."

Fisher-Price debunks fake 'Happy Hour Playset' toy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 12:00pm

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

Wyoming police dog tracked, found after partner's crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 12:00pm

A police dog has been found after jumping out of his partner's patrol car and running away following a crash.

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.