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Cops: Pittsburgh robbery suspect abandoned 5 kids at home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:14am

Police say a Pittsburgh man left his five kids home alone in squalid conditions while he robbed a convenience store.

Lawyer: Woman accused of killing twin will OK extradition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:11am

A woman accused of killing her twin sister by driving their SUV off a cliff in Hawaii won't fight extradition from upstate New York.

Man accused of rape pleads not guilty by mental illness

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:01am

A 19-year-old Casper man accused of raping and attempting to murder a girl has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental deficiency of illness.

Jury picked, opening statements set in church slayings trial

Bruce Smith and Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:01am

Twelve jurors were chosen Wednesday to decide the death penalty trial of a white man who authorities say wanted to start a race war by killing nine black people in a South Carolina church.

NTSB: Driver in fatal crash was speeding, had prior wrecks

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:01am

The driver of a Baltimore school bus that careened into a transit bus, killing six people, including himself, was speeding, had a history of previous crashes and had a seizure the week before, national investigators said Wednesday.

Prosecutor drops charges in death of Detroit college officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:52am

Prosecutors dropped murder charges Wednesday against a man in the killing of a Detroit college police officer who was shot in the head while on duty.

Girl, 9, who inspired archers everywhere dies of rare cancer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:50am

A 9-year-old Kansas girl whose battle with brain cancer sparked an outpouring of support from fellow archers has died.

Drug dealer 'White Boy Rick' pushes for reduced sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:50am

A Detroit-area drug dealer nicknamed "White Boy Rick," who has been in prison for 28 years for crimes when he was a teen, is making another effort to get his sentence reduced.

Police suspend investigation into University of Utah rape

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:40am

Police have suspended their investigated into a rape at the University of Utah as there have been no new leads.

Prosecutor drops murder charges against man accused in shooting death of Detroit college police officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:40am

Prosecutor drops murder charges against man accused in shooting death of Detroit college police officer.

Textbook that says some slaves treated like family is pulled

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:20am

A social studies textbook that says some slaves in Connecticut were cared for like family members is being pulled from fourth-grade classrooms in Norwalk.

AP WAS THERE: 75 years ago, the AP reported on Pearl Harbor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:04am

EDITOR'S NOTE — On Dec. 7, 1941, as Japanese bombs rained down on Pearl Harbor, The Associated Press' chief of bureau in Honolulu, Eugene Burns, was unable to get out the urgent news of the historic attack that would draw the U.S. into World War II. The military had already taken control of all communication lines, so Burns was left without a line to the outside world. In Washington, AP editor William Peacock and staff got word of the attack from President Franklin D. Roosevelt's press secretary. In the language and style used by journalists of his era, including the use of a disparaging word to describe the Japanese that was in common use, Peacock dictated the details of the announcement. Seventy-five years after their original publication, the AP is re-publishing these dispatches.

US, Western leaders calling for immediate Aleppo cease-fire

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:01am

The United States and five other Western powers on Wednesday called for an immediate cease-fire in the Syrian city of Aleppo and accused Russia of blocking efforts to halt the bloodshed.

Manatee rescued off Cape Cod swims to another unusual spot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:00am

The pregnant manatee rescued off Massachusetts' Cape Cod and released off Florida's Atlantic coast is now in another unusual place — the Bahamas.

Correction: Police Killing-UAE Citizen story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:00am

In a story Dec. 6 about the police killing of a United Arab Emirates citizen, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the location of the city of Hudson, Ohio. Hudson is south of Cleveland, not north of Cleveland.

Official: Refrigerator potential source of deadly Oakland fire

Paul Elias and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 7:59am

Investigators zeroed in on a refrigerator and other electrical appliances as possible causes of the fire at a warehouse in Oakland that killed 36 people, as crews were set to finish their search for bodies.

Man falsely linked to bombing to stand trial in assault case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 7:40am

A Massachusetts man falsely portrayed by a newspaper as a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing will stand trial on a sex assault charge.

US mumps cases at highest level in 10 years

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 7:19am

The United States is being hit with the most mumps cases in a decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest tally, as of Nov. 5, is 2,879 cases in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

100 snakes, lots of rats, 2 mini pigs seized from NY home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 7:11am

Authorities have seized 100 snakes, lots of rats, two miniature pigs and a few dozen birds from a New York home where dozens of creatures were found dead.