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Deputy dies when personal car goes into San Antonio sinkhole

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:32pm

Officials say an off-duty sheriff's deputy has died and two other people hurt when two vehicles plunged into a water-filled sinkhole in San Antonio, Texas.

Dylann Roof allowed to hire lawyers back, for now

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:30pm

A federal judge agreed Monday to let a white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners rehire his attorneys until a verdict is reached, but to remain his own lawyer if he is found guilty and the trial moves into a penalty phase.

White House: 9/11 law permits US attacks on extremists

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:25pm

The White House shed new light Monday on the legal foundations for President Barack Obama's expansive use of U.S. military power to target extremists overseas, in a report that also offered the first confirmation that the U.S. now deems the al-Shabab group in Somalia to be inherently linked to al-Qaida.

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

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:21pm

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: Search for bodies in burned warehouse resumes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:21pm

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


Death toll climbs to 36 in Oakland warehouse fire

Kristin J. Bender and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:21pm

The death toll in the Oakland warehouse fire climbed to 36 Monday with more bodies still feared buried in the blackened ruins, and families anxiously awaited word of their missing loved ones.

Texas appeals ruling that bans license for detention centers

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:14pm

The Texas attorney general on Monday appealed a judge's ruling that prevents state officials from issuing child care licenses to two federal detention centers in South Texas holding families that have illegally entered the U.S.

No bail for 15-year-old charged with decapitating classmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:13pm

A 15-year-old boy charged with killing a high school classmate whose headless body was found near a river said in a police report made public Monday that they had gone to smoke marijuana together and he had last seen the classmate alive.

The Latest: Son of Trump adviser has sent posts on Pizzagate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:13pm

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):

Prosecutors: Truck stop chiropractor falsified health exams

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:11pm

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

Judge denies change of venue motion in murder-for-hire trial

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:03pm

The process of finding six objective jurors to hear the case of a Florida woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband plodded forward Monday as 70 finalists underwent final screening.

Soot swept up: business untouched by wildfires set to reopen

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:01pm

Businesses remained closed Monday in the fire-ravaged Tennessee community of Gatlinburg, but many were in cleanup mode in hopes of reopening to the public — possibly by midweek.

Goals missed on obesity, food poisoning, despite gov't push

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:01pm

Progress in the U.S. against obesity, food poisoning, and infections spread in hospitals has been uneven and disappointing, despite dedicated efforts to fight these health threats by the nation's top public health agency.

Restored carousel to offer rides in N. Idaho next spring

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:01pm

A restored, hand-carved carousel will likely start offering rides next spring, a northern Idaho group says.

Note from jury: Majority still undecided in Slager trial

Bruce Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:53pm

The jury remained undecided — but not deadlocked — on Monday in the murder trial of a white police officer charged with shooting a black motorist in South Carolina last year.

Boy Scouts to relocate national museum to New Mexico

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:50pm

From merit badges and uniforms to an impressive collection of Norman Rockwell paintings and drawings, the Boy Scouts of America will be packing up more than a century of scouting history and taking it to the wilds of northern New Mexico.

Yellowstone dam, fish bypass OK'd; court approval needed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:50pm

Federal officials have approved a $57 million dam and fish bypass on Montana's Yellowstone River but construction can't proceed until a judge signs off.

Kennedy vote seems key to Supreme Court redistricting cases

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:50pm

Justice Anthony Kennedy appears to hold the decisive vote in two Supreme Court cases involving challenges from African-American voters to electoral districts in North Carolina and Virginia.

Police: Man kills ex-girlfriend in Utah, dies after chase

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:45pm

A Utah man died following a police chase and shooting after he shot and killed an ex-girlfriend who had a restraining order against him, authorities said. It was unclear if he was killed by the officers or took his own life.

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

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:41pm

A 22-year-old man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group shouted out his support of Allah and called the court system "rigged" on Monday after being sentenced to 30 years in prison.