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4 more Zika cases, likely homegrown, found in Texas

Jamie Stengle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 5:20pm

Four more cases of Zika that were likely transmitted by mosquito bites in Texas have been found in the same neighborhood where the state's first such case was discovered, state health officials said Friday.

US close to solving mystery of alleged hacking of Georgia

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 5:20pm

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

Obama endorses Minnesota bid for World's Fair in 2023

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 5:20pm

President Barack Obama has endorsed a Minnesota bid to host a World's Fair in 2023 on the theme of wellness.

Oakland fire exposes rift over naming transgender victims

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 5:20pm

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.

4 bodies found in burning car in suburban Houston

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 5:10pm

Authorities are investigating the deaths of four people whose bodies were found in suburban Houston in a car that had been set on fire.

Utah day care, parents settle toddler's bean bag chair death

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 5:10pm

A Utah 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 and been cleared of criminal charges, but must undergo monthly inspections by state regulators who found three violations.

Bundy brothers balk at attending US court hearing in Vegas

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 5:10pm

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

Missing plane likely crashed into Alaska lake, officials say

Mark Thiessen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 5:00pm

A small airplane ferrying a father and his two teenage children to Anchorage presumably plunged into an expansive Alaska lake shortly after taking off from a nearby rural community, officials said Friday.

The Latest: CBS to interview Trump during Army-Navy game

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 5:00pm

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School boss changes ruling, bans Confederate flag clothes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:50pm

A school district where a black student was upset that a classmate was allowed to wear a sweatshirt depicting the Confederate flag said on Friday that after more students went to class wearing Confederate flag clothing it must be banned.

Prosecution rests on Day 5 of Will Smith death trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:32pm

A car crash expert told a jury in New Orleans on Friday that he believes a driver intentionally crashed his Hummer into the vehicle driven by ex-football star Will Smith on the night of April 9.

Media says police shooting video should be public if filed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:30pm

A coalition of Utah media organizations is calling on a judge to make public any video of a fatal police shooting inside a federal courthouse that becomes part of a wrongful death lawsuit.

Memphis sees record-setting 214th homicide of the year

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:30pm

With its latest apparent shooting death, Memphis hit 214 homicides this year, a record for this city beset by gang activity and gun crime, police said Friday.

What we know now about the deadly Oakland warehouse fire

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:21pm

The deadliest building fire in the U.S. in more than a decade ripped through a warehouse in Oakland, California during a dance party on the night of Dec. 2, killing 36 people. The warehouse had been turned into artists' studios and illegal living spaces. Here's what is known about the blaze, the victims, the warehouse and the investigation.

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.

Woman charged in twin's death in Hawaii OKs extradition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:20pm

A woman accused of killing her twin sister by driving their SUV off a cliff in Hawaii has cleared the way for her extradition from upstate New York.