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California conjoined twins separated in successful surgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:10am

Conjoined California twins Eva and Erika Sandoval have become two separate toddlers following a 17-hour marathon surgery at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford that began on Tuesday, officials said.

Court denies execution stay for Alabama death row inmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:10am

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a stay of execution for an Alabama inmate who was convicted of killing a convenience store clerk in 1994.

Authorities think escaped inmate stabbed police officer

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:02am

South Carolina authorities were searching Thursday for an inmate who escaped a maximum-security prison and was suspected in the stabbing of a police officer miles away.

USGS: 6.5 magnitude quake in ocean off California coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:01am

The United States Geological Survey is reporting a 6.5 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Northern California in the Pacific Ocean.

Orem chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting patients

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:00am

An Orem chiropractor has been accused of sexually assaulting two women who visited him for evaluations.

Court upholds death sentence of condemned Ohio killer of 11

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 8:50am

The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the conviction and death sentence of a Cleveland man who killed 11 women and hid the remains in and around his home.

Judge sets $3M bond for Ohio man charged in girl's abduction

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

A judge in Cleveland has set a $3 million bond for a man charged with abducting and raping a 6-year-old girl and attempting to abduct a 10-year-old girl.

Kentucky county reaches $3.5M settlement after shooting

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

A Kentucky county has agreed to a $3.5 million settlement with the family and passengers of a teenager who was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy as she tried to drive away from a large party.

Lawyer: FBI agent who shot at Michigan officer felt paranoid

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

A lawyer for an FBI agent arrested in western Michigan for firing his gun at a police officer outside a fitness club says the agent was feeling paranoid and only vaguely recalls what happened.

The Latest: Judge denies mistrial request in church slayings

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

The Latest on the federal death-penalty trial of a white man charged with killing nine black people during a Bible study in a Charleston church (all times local):

Man accused of making thousands of pills pleads not guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 8:30am

A Utah man accused of making thousands of homemade painkillers and anti-anxiety pills while stashing half a dozen guns and more than $1 million in cash is pleading not guilty.

Cops: Suspect in fatal shooting of UPS driver is in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 8:30am

Police say a man suspected of killing a UPS driver in a New York Wal-Mart parking lot is in custody after a standoff.

Environmentalists criticize Trump's choice to head EPA

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

Donald Trump says his administration "strongly believes in environmental protection."

S. Idaho not competent to stand trial in murder case

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

A Twin Falls man charged with first-degree murder in the strangulation death of a 20-year-old woman has been declared mentally incompetent.

Christmas tree farmer returns wedding band lost 15 years ago

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

A Christmas tree farmer has found and returned a wedding ring that slipped off a New Jersey man's finger roughly 15 years ago.

Jury foreman: 5 jurors were undecided on Slager verdict

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 8:01am

The foreman of the jury that couldn't reach a verdict in the murder trial of a former South Carolina police officer initially wanted to convict Michael Slager of murder.

Woman charged with killing elderly father with boiling water

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 8:01am

Police say a Mississippi woman has been charged with murder after pouring boiling water over her paralyzed elderly father, who died several days later.

Police to release video in shooting that paralyzed Iowa man

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

Authorities are expected to release dashcam video Thursday of a traffic stop in which a white officer shot and paralyzed an unarmed black motorist.

US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:51am

A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago.