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Shoplifting suspect stabs officer at South Carolina Walmart

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:01pm

A deputy police chief says a female officer has been stabbed inside a Walmart store in Columbia, South Carolina, while responding to a shoplifting call.

1 killed, 1 injured in small plane crash in northern Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:41pm

Authorities say one person was killed and another was injured in a small plane crash in northern Wyoming.

Man gets 2 years in jail for crash that killed German bikers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:51pm

A man who crashed his pickup into a group of German motorcyclists heading to Yellowstone National Park, killing three, has been sentenced to two years in jail.

APNewsBreak: Military targets handling of misconduct cases

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:31pm

Military leaders are trying to fix the lengthy, inconsistent process for investigating senior officers accused of misconduct, The Associated Press has learned. They are seeking to change a hodgepodge system in which investigations can drag on for years while taxpayers pay six-figure salaries to officers relegated to mid-level administrative posts.

Commander backs standing for national anthem at Pearl Harbor

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:11pm

U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris says those who served during the attack on Pearl Harbor never failed to stand for the national anthem.

College roommates among Oakland warehouse fire victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:01pm

A fun-loving computer science graduate and 21-year-old college roommates were among the 36 people killed when fire engulfed a dance party inside an Oakland warehouse.

Ohio House committee approves 20-week abortion ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:00pm

Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill that Republican lawmakers hope to pass Thursday and add to legislation already on its way to GOP Gov. John Kasich that would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

2 juveniles charged in Tennessee wildfires that killed 14

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 7:51pm

Authorities on Wednesday charged two juveniles in an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 2,400 buildings in an iconic tourism spot at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains.

The Latest: Student shot at Nevada school is critical

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

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

New York won't keep ID card applicants' records in future

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 7:32pm

The city won't keep personal records from future applicants for its immigrant-friendly municipal ID cards, even as it has been temporarily blocked from destroying more than 900,000 current cardholders' records.

Next North Carolina governor says he can carry out agenda

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

North Carolina's incoming Democratic governor said Wednesday he's optimistic he'll be able to repeal the law limiting state and local LGBT protections, vowing to pull back the conservative agenda of a Republican-dominated legislature.

Aimless pizza shop gunman latched onto internet, religion

Jonathan Drew and Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 7:23pm

Before he was charged with firing an assault rifle inside a Washington restaurant, where he had been drawn by a fake news story, Edgar Maddison Welch was known as a well-meaning father of two girls who unnerved some with his religious fervor and sometimes had trouble detaching himself from the internet.

No. 1 UConn beats No. 2 Notre Dame 72-61 for 83rd win in row

Tom Coyne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 7:23pm

Napheesa Collier scored 20 points, Gabby Williams had 19 points, 12 rebounds and six assists and No. 1 Connecticut beat No. 2 Notre Dame 72-61 on Wednesday night for its 83rd straight victory.

Alabama to execute man condemned when judge overrode jury

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 7:21pm

An Alabama man convicted of killing a store clerk is scheduled to be executed Thursday, but lawyers for the former Eagle Scout are urging it be blocked because a judge overrode a jury recommendation in imposing the death sentence.

Warning prompts Southwest Airlines flight's return to Dallas

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

A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Houston from Dallas turned back after a cockpit warning indicated a pressurization issue.

The Latest: House committee approves 20-week abortion ban

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

The Latest on bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks (all times local):

Raging Oakland warehouse fire trapped victims in smoke

Paul Elias and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 7:11pm

The fire that killed 36 people during a party at an Oakland warehouse started on the ground floor and quickly raged, with smoke billowing into the second level and trapping victims whose only escape route was through the flames, federal investigators said Wednesday.

Authorities: 1 officer killed, 1 wounded; shooter at large

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 6:30pm

A man fatally shot one Georgia police officer and wounded a second before fleeing an apartment complex near a college campus that went on lockdown as a precaution, authorities said. They said the suspect is believed to be armed and dangerous.

Correction: Warehouse Party Fire-Victims story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 6:30pm

In stories that ran Dec. 4 through Dec. 7, The Associated Press, using information provided by the city of Oakland, erroneously reported the age and last name of an Oakland warehouse fire victim. The victim was 24-year-old David Cline, not 35-year-old David Clines.