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Nearly 100 nativity sets from around the world fill home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 1:00pm

Terry and Dixie Johnson display almost 100 different nativity sets inside their Eagle Mountain home — each with a story about the country it comes from and how they got it.

Bill allows the return of Kennewick Man to tribes

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 1:00pm

The Yakama Nation and other Columbia Basin tribes praised the passage of a bill in Congress on Saturday that will return their ancestor, known as Kennewick Man, to the tribes so that they can rebury him in the manner their people have followed "since time immemorial."

California county agrees to pay family of slain inmate $3.6M

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 12:52pm

The family of a mentally ill inmate who was beaten to death in a Northern California jail will receive $3.6 million under a settlement.

Trump team challenges intel on Russian election influence

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 12:31pm

Donald Trump's presidential transition team on Saturday challenged the veracity of U.S. intelligence assessments that Russia was trying to tip the November election to the Republican. A top Senate Democrat demanded a full congressional investigation.

Ex-senator says New Jersey bear hunt is 'unforgiveable'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 12:31pm

Former U.S. Sen. Robert Torricelli on Saturday joined opponents of New Jersey's bear hunt who say it is inhumane and blame it for the apparent death of a beloved wild bear that walked upright.

Trump team challenges intel on Russian election influence

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 12:24pm

Donald Trump's presidential transition team is challenging the veracity of U.S. intelligence assessments concluding that Russia was trying to tip the November election to the Republican.

Brother says former US Sen. Hagan is in intensive care

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 12:21pm

Former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, who represented North Carolina, has been hospitalized after falling seriously ill.

Red-suited SantaCon pub crawl revelers fan out across NYC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 12:21pm

New York City's annual SantaCon event is on despite efforts by a community group to deter the holiday pub crawl by red-suited revelers.

Services set for 1 of 2 officers killed in south Georgia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 12:10pm

Funeral services for one of two south Georgia police officers killed in the line of duty are planned for Sunday.

White supremacists? Not exactly, KKK and other groups claim

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 12:00pm

In today's racially charged environment, there's a label that even the KKK disavows: white supremacy.

Inside Kirk Douglas's intimate 100th birthday celebration

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 11:31am

Kirk Douglas knows how to make an entrance. With boxing gloves in every centerpiece and the theme from "Rocky" blaring over the speakers, Douglas, one of the golden age of Hollywood's last living legends, walked confidently into the Sunset Room at the Beverly Hills Hotel Friday afternoon to celebrate his 100th birthday at an intimate gathering of friends and family.

Candidates rally support for La. runoff drawing low interest

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 11:30am

Louisiana's candidates were trying to stir up enthusiasm ahead of Saturday's election, seeking to persuade people to cast ballots in a runoff expected to draw less than a third of registered voters.

EPA rejects $20.4 million in requests for mine spill costs

Dan Elliott - Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 11:21am

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 the federal agency triggered, but it turned down $20.4 million in other requests.

Man pleads guilty in vandalism case in polygamous town

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 11:20am

A 23-year-old Colorado City, Arizona, man has pleaded guilty in Utah to vandalizing property belonging to a former bodyguard for a polygamous sect's prophet and jailed leader.

Candidates rally support for La. runoff drawing low interest

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 11:20am

Louisiana's candidates are trying to stir up enthusiasm for Saturday's election, seeking to persuade people to cast ballots in a runoff expected to draw less than a third of registered voters.

Warehouse fire survivor: People 'dying right in front of me'

Brian Melley and Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 10:52am

To set foot in the Ghost Ship on a party night was to pass through the doors of an old warehouse and enter an exotic world glowing with rainbow lanterns, guarded by figures of Asian deities and pulsing with a welcoming vibe.

Warehouse fire survivor: People 'dying right in front of me'

Brian Melley and Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 10:50am

To set foot in the Ghost Ship on a party night was to pass through the industrial facade of an old warehouse and enter an exotic world glowing with rainbow lanterns, guarded by figures of Asian deities and pulsing with a welcoming vibe.

Orlando shops designate themselves 'safe places' for gays

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 10:40am

Officials in a Florida city are launching a program allowing businesses to designate themselves as safe places for gays and lesbians if they feel threatened.

Patrons use dough to back pizza place targeted by fake news

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 10:40am

There's at least a slice of good news for a pizza restaurant in the nation's capital caught up in fake news stories about a child sex trafficking ring run by prominent Democrats.

NYPD seeks cure for gun violence with data-driven cases

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 10:40am

Even as homicide rates have climbed in other American cities, New York City is again on pace to have a near-record low number of shootings, and police are partly crediting refined tactics that include collecting more data and forensic evidence than ever before to go after the worst offenders.