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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.

Bill allows the return of Kennewick Man to tribes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 12:20pm

The Yakama Nation and other Columbia Basin tribes are praising the passage of a bill in Congress that will return their ancestor, known as Kennewick Man, to the tribes.

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.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 12:00pm

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 death of a wild bear that walked upright.

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.

Trump team challenges intel on Russian election influence

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 11:30am

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.

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.

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

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

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 and Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 11:00am

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

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.

Feds: Disband police, overhaul services in polygamous towns

Jacques Billeaud and Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 10:31am

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

Congress sends bill to Obama on civil rights-era killings

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 10:21am

Congress has sent legislation to President Barack Obama's desk that would continue reviews of racially motivated killings in the civil rights era that are now cold cases.