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US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:02am

A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago.

Drought, the South's unwelcome guest, stays despite rains

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:02am

Recent showers and storms have slightly eased the South's severe drought, but experts say it wasn't enough to make up for months of dry conditions before the rain finally fell.

Idaho Board of Correction appoints new director

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:01am

The Idaho Board of Correction has appointed Henry Atencio as the new director of prisons two days after his predecessor, Kevin Kempf, gave his resignation notice.

Second person dies in Utah mobile home fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:01am

A 3-year-old girl who was pulled from a burning mobile home in Washington City has become the second person to die from injuries suffered in the blaze.

Appeals court hears case over cross memorial on state land

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:00am

The constitutionality of a Maryland war memorial in the shape of a cross is being challenged in federal court.

Correction: Baltimore-Fatal Bus Crash story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:00am

In a story Dec. 7 about a school bus crash in Baltimore, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the driver of the school bus involved in a fatal crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was named Jonathan Walker. His name is Johnthony Walker.

Alabama scheduled to execute man for clerk's 1994 killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:50am

Alabama is preparing to execute an inmate convicted in the 1994 killing of a convenience store clerk, a case where the jury recommended life imprisonment for the one-time Eagle Scout but a judge handed down the death penalty.

Obama and Trump hurled insults, now trade pleasantries

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:50am

Did anyone see it coming, the apparent new rapport between President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump?

USGS: 6.5 magnitude quake in ocean off California coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:44am

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California on Thursday, jolting residents of the coastal town of Ferndale but bringing no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

2 killed in 30-vehicle pileup on slick Michigan interstate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:41am

Authorities say at least two people have died and others are hurt following a 30-vehicle pileup on a snowy, icy Michigan interstate near the state capital of Lansing.

Teen was on Facebook Live during crash that killed her, pal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:41am

An 18-year-old girl was live-streaming herself as she drove along a Pennsylvania highway in the moments before the crash that killed her and a passenger.

48-year-fugitive from prison camp found this year dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:41am

A man who spent 48 years as a fugitive from a Georgia prison before being found this year in a small Connecticut town has died at the age of 71.

Cops: Suspect in fatal shooting of UPS driver is in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:34am

Police say a man suspected of killing a UPS driver in a New York Wal-Mart parking lot is in custody after a standoff.

Ohio House committee votes to pass 20-week abortion ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:30am

An Ohio House committee has voted to pass a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks.

Court upholds death sentence of condemned Ohio killer of 11

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:21am

The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the conviction and death sentence of a Cleveland man who killed 11 women and hid the remains in and around his home.

Man who used wheelchair in Rolex theft gets 6-year sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:10am

A Connecticut man who rolled into a jewelry store in a wheelchair, asked to see a $37,000 watch, then got up and sprinted out with the expensive timepiece has been sentenced to six years behind bars.

California conjoined twins separated in successful surgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:10am

Conjoined California twins Eva and Erika Sandoval have become two separate toddlers following a 17-hour marathon surgery at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford that began on Tuesday, officials said.

Court denies execution stay for Alabama death row inmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:10am

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a stay of execution for an Alabama inmate who was convicted of killing a convenience store clerk in 1994.

Authorities think escaped inmate stabbed police officer

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:02am

South Carolina authorities were searching Thursday for an inmate who escaped a maximum-security prison and was suspected in the stabbing of a police officer miles away.