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Lawyer: Reno boy shot by school cop had been bullied, beaten

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:20pm

An emotionally distressed 14-year-old armed with a knife had been bullied and beaten and was trying to escape from a crowd of classmates this week who had gathered to capture video of an anticipated fight when a campus police officer shot the boy, his lawyer told The Associated Press on Friday.

Critics: Alabama execution helps case against sedative

Kim Chandler and Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:20pm

An Alabama execution in which a prisoner heaved his chest, coughed and appeared to move offers more evidence that a drug used to sedate inmates before they are put to death should not be used in lethal injections, critics of the drug said Friday.

Official: Refrigerator ruled out as source of Oakland fire

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:20pm

A refrigerator was ruled out as the cause of a fire at a warehouse in Oakland that killed 36 people, but investigators were still looking at electrical systems as possible ignition sources, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Friday.

John Glenn, astronaut and senator, to lie in state in Ohio

Dan Sewell and Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:20pm

John Glenn will lie in state in Ohio's capitol building before a celebration of his life of military and government service and two history-making voyages into space.

Students checked at hospital after eating marijuana candy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:03pm

Authorities say six New York high school students who were checked out at a hospital had eaten a candy bar containing marijuana.

The Latest: School boss bans Confederate flag clothing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:00pm

The Latest on a Pennsylvania school district where a black student was upset that a classmate wore a shirt depicting a Confederate flag (all times local):

The Latest: Official says fridge not cause of warehouse fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:00pm

The Latest on the Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people(all times local):

Experts: Balloon pilot was on 10 different medications

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:00pm

The pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed in Texas in July, killing 16 people, was taking medications that should have precluded him from flying, medical experts testified at a federal hearing on Friday.

US close to solving mystery of alleged hacking of Georgia

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:00pm

The U.S. Homeland Security Department is closer to solving the mystery about why the state of Georgia believed the federal government was trying to hack its election systems.

Day care center settles with parents of dead toddler

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:50pm

A West Jordan day care center where a toddler suffocated under a bean bag chair when a worker sat on it has reached a settlement with the parents.

Bundy brothers balk at attending US court hearing in Vegas

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:50pm

Two sons of Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy refused to attend, and several co-defendants shouted an oath of defiance at the end of a federal court hearing to schedule trials for 17 men accused of conspiring to take up arms against federal agents in April 2014.

Ex-internal affairs chief criticizes Border Patrol training

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:41pm

The former head of internal affairs at U.S. Customs and Border Protection says in a Supreme Court filing that an agent who killed a Mexican teen in a cross-border shooting should be held accountable.

The Latest: Prison commissioner: No evidence inmate suffered

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:22pm

The Latest on the execution in Alabama of a man convicted of killing a store clerk (all times local):

The Latest: Lawyer says boy shot by campus cop tried to flee

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:20pm

The Latest on the shooting of a 14-year-old boy by a school police officer in Reno, Nev. (all times local):

Oakland fire exposes rift over naming transgender victims

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:20pm

Feral Pines proved to be as complex in death as she was in life as friends and family struggled this week to settle on the correct name to remember the victim of the Oakland warehouse party fire killed along with 35 others.

Dylann Roof laughed during church slaying confession to FBI

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:20pm

Dylann Roof wanted the world to know he hated black people and thought they were criminals. He thought about attacking drug dealers, but they might shoot back. So, he told the FBI, he picked a historic black church in Charleston he had learned about online.

AP sources: Mattis received anonymous email in Petraeus case

Ted Bridis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:20pm

President-elect Donald Trump's choice for defense secretary was among U.S. military officials who the FBI concluded received anonymous emails from the woman whose affair with then-CIA director David Petraeus led to his downfall, The Associated Press has learned.

The Latest: Dylann Roof had hate-filled journal in car

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:02pm

The Latest on the death penalty trial of Dylann Roof, who is charged with killing nine people during a Bible study in a Charleston church (all times local):

US airstrike killed militant linked to Charlie Hebdo attack

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:01pm

An Islamic State leader linked to the 2015 attacks at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and assassinations in Tunisia was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria, U.S. military officials said Friday.