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Car crash damages one of nation's oldest churches, from 1775

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 4:01pm

A car crash has damaged one of the nation's oldest churches.

Police: 3 kids killed, mother critically injured in shooting

Russell Contreras and Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 4:00pm

Critically wounded, an Albuquerque mother struggled in vain to pull her three children to safety after a gunman shot them during a confrontation inside the family's home in what police described Tuesday as a violent and senseless act.

Obama defends counterterrorism plan before handover to Trump

Kevin Freking and Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 4:00pm

Closing out two terms as a president at war, Barack Obama staunchly defended his counterterrorism strategy as one that rejected torture, held to American values and avoided large-scale troop deployments, in an implicit effort to shape the strategy his successor might employ.

Alabama opposing execution stay for condemned inmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:53pm

The state of Alabama is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the execution of an inmate scheduled for lethal injection Thursday.

Did authorities miss opportunities to prevent tragic fire?

Ellen Knickmeyer and Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:51pm

City and state officials fielded years of complaints about dangerous conditions, drugs, neglected children, trash, thefts and squabbles at the illegally converted warehouse where 36 partygoers were killed in a weekend fire, with inspectors knocking on the door as recently as two weeks before the blaze.

New trial ordered for Chicago activist in immigration case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:51pm

A judge in Detroit has ordered a new trial for a Chicago activist who was granted U.S. citizenship without disclosing her conviction for bombings in Israel decades ago.

7 Texas special-needs teens were regularly locked in closet

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:51pm

Seven special-needs teenagers living near Houston were repeatedly locked away in a closet by their adoptive mother and restricted to a lone room strewn with human waste, state and county officials said Tuesday.

The Latest: Crews have searched 90 percent of warehouse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:51pm

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The Latest: House turns aside effort to impeach IRS chief

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:43pm

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The Latest: Execution challenges pending with high court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:41pm

The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Georgia death row inmate convicted of killing his father-in-law (all times local):

Feds seek 17 to 21 years for ex-congressman Chaka Fattah

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:41pm

Federal prosecutors are seeking a sentence of 17 to 21 years for a former Pennsylvania congressman convicted of a racketeering scheme that included a string of illicit financial moves to cover up an illegal $1 million campaign loan.

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Closed competency hearing underway for teen charged in girl's death

McKenzie Romero, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:36pm

A four-day competency hearing for a teenage boy accused of raping and killing his 12-year-old neighbor is underway, but remains closed to the public.

3rd man arrested in death after party at ritzy NYC apartment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:30pm

A third person has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a Connecticut man who vanished last month after a party at a luxury New York City apartment.

Researchers fret as info lags on pot effects on older adults

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:30pm

Surveys show a small but growing number of older adults are using marijuana — a trend that worries researchers who say not enough information exists about how pot affects older users.

3 in custody in robbery of wife of Missouri governor-elect

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:30pm

Three teenagers are in custody in the armed robbery of the wife of Missouri Gov.-Elect Eric Greitens, and the former Navy Seal officer who takes office next month said Tuesday it's a good thing police got to them before he did.

Neighbors oppose Idaho plan to log 40-acre cedar grove

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:25pm

A 40-acre grove of cedar trees could be logged next summer to generate extra revenue, Idaho officials say, but they're facing opposition from nearby residents.

Female DJ, music promoter, among warehouse fire victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:22pm

The Oakland warehouse fire took the lives of musicians, artists and others trying to break down barriers.

300-pound mom bear, 3 cubs found dead in church parking lot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:21pm

A mother bear and three cubs have been found dead in a Pennsylvania church parking lot.

Murder-for-hire trial to be heard by 4 women, 2 men

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:21pm

A Florida woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband will be tried before a jury of four women and two men.

Indiana man accused in wife's death faces charge in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:21pm

Federal authorities in Florida want an Indiana man accused of kidnapping and killing his estranged wife returned to the state.