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Next North Carolina governor says he can carry out agenda

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:31pm

North Carolina's incoming Democratic governor says he's optimistic he'll be able to repeal the state's law limiting the state's LGBT protections, vowing to use an array of strategies to pull back on the conservative agenda of a Republican-dominated legislature.

The Latest: Student shot at Nevada school; no other injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:31pm

The Latest on a shooting at a Reno High School (all times local):

Attorney: Park Service quashing dissent during inauguration

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:31pm

The National Park Service is quashing dissent by blocking access to public space for those who want to demonstrate before, during and after President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, Washington civil rights attorneys said Wednesday.

Prosecutor drops charges in death of Detroit college officer

Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:25pm

Prosecutors dropped murder charges Wednesday against a man in the killing of a Detroit college police officer who was shot in the head while on duty, but did not elaborate on why they no longer consider him a suspect.

2 juveniles charged in Tennessee wildfires that killed 14

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:21pm

Authorities on Wednesday charged two juveniles in an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings in an iconic tourism spot at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains.

'Mr. President' Biden as GOP, Dem senators pay tribute

Donna Cassata, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:21pm

For one afternoon, Senate Republicans and Democrats gleefully referred to Joe Biden as "Mr. President."

The Latest: Teen accused in killing was trying to leave

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:21pm

The Latest on a teenager accused of killing a state member at a southern Utah youth treatment center (all times local):

Sailor laid to rest 75 years after his death at Pearl Harbor

Rogelio V. Solis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:21pm

American flags hung from every pole and business in the small Mississippi town of Wesson as the remains of a 23-year-old sailor headed to his last resting place Wednesday, 75 years to the day after he was killed at Pearl Harbor.

The Latest: Warriors pledge money for Oakland fire relief

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:21pm

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Church attack survivor recalls loud noise, then darkness

Bruce Smith and Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:12pm

A survivor of last year's massacre at a black South Carolina church testified Wednesday that her Bible study group had just closed their eyes and started praying when a loud sound shattered the stillness. The basement room went dark.

Judgment in Rolling Stone defamation case put on hold

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:11pm

Enforcement of a jury's decision in a defamation case against Rolling Stone has been put on hold while a judge considers the magazine's challenge to the verdict.

Pennsylvania highest court grapples with life terms for kids

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:01pm

A case before Pennsylvania's highest court on Wednesday could soon produce new sentencing rules for juvenile homicide defendants in the state who are facing the possibility of life in prison without parole.

The Latest: Names of officers shot in Georgia released

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:01pm

The Latest on the shooting of two police officers in south Georgia (all times local):

2 toddlers die after steam burns possibly caused by radiator

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:54pm

Authorities say two sibling toddlers have died after suffering steam burns in a New York City apartment, and investigators are looking into whether a radiator malfunctioned.

Responders search for 2 missing crew members off Aleutians

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:51pm

Responders are searching for two missing crewmembers after three others were rescued from a sinking fishing vessel off Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

The Latest: Police say 2 shot, wounded at Walmart in Arizona

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:51pm

The Latest on a shooting at a Walmart store in Glendale (all times local):

Latest: Lawyer: Police 'dropped ball' in officer shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:51pm

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Wayne State University police officer in Detroit (all times local):

Arizona police search for gunman who shot 2 inside Wal-Mart

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:44pm

Police were searching for a shooter who wounded two people inside a Wal-Mart store Wednesday in a Phoenix suburb.

Hunter accused of killing upright walking bear sues 6 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:41pm

A hunter who says he was falsely accused online of killing a New Jersey black bear that walked upright on its hind legs and became an internet celebrity has sued six social media posters.