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Mistrial declared in black motorist's shooting

Bruce Smith and Seanna Adcox, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 3:12pm

A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial Monday after a jury deadlocked in the murder trial of a white, former police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist.

Ex-firefighter gets prison for holding colleagues hostage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 3:11pm

A former firefighter who held four colleagues hostage at gunpoint after he was terminated from the suburban Philadelphia department where they all volunteered has been sentenced to at least a decade in prison.

Music lovers, teacher among those killed in warehouse fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 3:11pm

A teacher, the son of a sheriff's deputy and young artists and music lovers were among those killed when a fire tore through a converted Oakland warehouse during a dance party.

Travel slick in much of Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 3:01pm

Snow has caused slick driving conditions for travelers in many parts of Wyoming.

Man sentenced in Capitol plot yells: 'Allah is in control!'

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 3:01pm

A federal judge who voiced doubts about a man's remorse and commitment against jihadist violence Monday sentenced him to 30 years in prison for plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol, drawing an outburst in support of Allah as he was led away in shackles.

The Latest: Prosecutors plan to retry police officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 3:01pm

The Latest on the trial of a fired South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed black motorist (all times local):

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Families brace for news that loved ones among fire victims

Paul Elias and Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 3:01pm

Terry Ewing is waiting for the confirmation he already knows in his heart: His girlfriend was among the dozens killed in the Oakland warehouse fire.

Bear hunt resumes, firearms only, after upright bear's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:54pm

Hunters are out in force across parts of New Jersey for the second half of this year's bear hunt following the apparent death of a bear that walked like a human.

Correction: Medical Marijuana-New York story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:52pm

In a story Dec. 4 about New York state's medical marijuana program, The Associated Press reported erroneously on where Columbia Care NY operates dispensaries, in addition to one in Manhattan. The company also operates a dispensary on Long Island and two in upstate New York, not three in upstate New York.

Sheriff: 16 refugees in custody after reaching Florida coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:51pm

Authorities in Florida say more than a dozen refugees are in custody after they landed along the state's Atlantic coast.

Prosecutors: Truck stop chiropractor falsified health exams

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:51pm

Federal authorities say they've charged a chiropractor operating out of an Atlanta truck stop with falsifying required medical exams for truckers.

Police: Fake news story led gunman to popular DC pizzeria

Matthew Barakat and Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:42pm

The bizarre rumors began with a leaked email referencing Hillary Clinton and pizza parties. It morphed into fake online news stories about a child sex trafficking ring operating out of a popular Washington, D.C., pizza joint.

The Latest: Pizzagate shooter surrendered peacefully

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:41pm

The Latest on the arrest of a man who police say fired shots in a pizzeria while investigating a fake news story (all times local):

Man convicted in son's hot-car death gets life, no parole

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:40pm

A judge on Monday sentenced a Georgia man to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury found that he intentionally left his toddler son in a hot SUV to die.

The Latest: Gov. Jerry Brown sends condolences to families

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:31pm

The Latest on a deadly fire in an Oakland warehouse (all times local):

Homegrown pot for Christmas? Only in your dreams Mainers

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:31pm

The hope Maine marijuana proponents had of growing their own pot by the Yuletide is going up in smoke because a recount of the ballot question to legalize the practice will likely drag into next year.

Authorities: 2 dead in crash on snowy Michigan roadway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:22pm

Authorities say two people have died after the car they were riding in slid into the path of a pickup truck on a snowy southwestern Michigan roadway.

Lucky for Life joins Wyoming Lottery menu of games

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:21pm

The Wyoming Lottery players now have a new game to test their luck.

Appeals court affirms conviction in Oregon car-bomb plot

Steven Dubois, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:03pm

A federal appeals court Monday upheld the conviction of Mohamed Mohamud, the Somali American sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to bomb downtown Portland during the annual lighting of a Christmas tree.

'Last Tango in Paris' rape scene revelation sparks outrage

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:03pm

"Last Tango in Paris" is making headlines again 44 years after the controversial film came out. A recently unearthed video interview with Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci from 2013 has renewed interest, and outrage, over what happened to actress Maria Schneider on set.