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Texas deputy who died in sinkhole fondly remembered

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

A San Antonio-area deputy who died this week after her vehicle plunged into a water-filled sinkhole is being remembered as a caring and giving person.

9 suburban Dallas officers fired over false reports

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 9:41pm

Nine police officers in a Dallas suburb have been fired for reporting traffic stops they never conducted.

Report: CIA concludes Moscow sought to help Trump in election

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 9:21pm

The White House says President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to carry out a "deep dive" into election-season cyberattacks.

The Latest: Trump Team dismisses report on Russian hacking

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

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

Fatal NYC crane collapse blamed on operator error

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 7:41pm

New York City officials are blaming a crane collapse that killed a man in lower Manhattan in February on operator error.

Feds: Disband police, overhaul services in polygamous towns

Jacques Billeaud and Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 7:00pm

The federal government on Friday said the police force that serves two polygamous towns found to discriminate against non-believers should be disbanded.

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

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 6:50pm

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.

Missing plane likely crashed into Alaska lake, officials say

Mark Thiessen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 6:41pm

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.

Critics: Alabama execution helps case against sedative

Kim Chandler and Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 6:30pm

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.

The Latest: Reno boy shot by campus cop tried has stroke

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 6:30pm

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

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

Dan Sewell and Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 6:20pm

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.

EPA rejects $20.4 million in requests for mine spill costs

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 6:01pm

The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it will pay $4.5 million to state, local and tribal governments for their emergency response to a mine spill that the EPA triggered, but the agency turned down $20.4 million in other requests for past and future expenses.

Firefighter: Warehouse missing from fire-inspection records

Ellen Knickmeyer and Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 5:51pm

The illegally occupied Oakland warehouse where dozens of partygoers perished in a blaze does not appear in a database fire inspectors use to schedule inspections and may never have been checked for fire hazards, a firefighter with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

AP sources: Mattis received anonymous email in Petraeus case

Ted Bridis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 5:22pm

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.

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.