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Correction: Elk Refuge-Pronghorn story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:34am

In a story Dec. 6 about pronghorn at an elk refuge, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the animals were elk. They are a separate species, related to antelope.

Racial slur found on Idaho Black History Museum building

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:31am

Officials with the Idaho Black History Museum say someone wrote a racial slur on the roof of the museum's storage shed.

Maryland's 'Sen. Barb' and veteran Sen. Boxer bid farewell

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:20am

Maryland Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a 40-year veteran of Congress and a tough-as-nails advocate for Maryland, the poor and women's rights, said farewell to the Senate on Wednesday, recalling her roots as a Baltimore community activist and her work for "for jobs and justice."

Prosecutor drops charges in death of Detroit college officer

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

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.

The Latest: Guests observe moment of silence at Pearl Harbor

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

The Latest on a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.(all times Hawaii):

Feds: Woman made death threats to Sandy Hook victim's parent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:03am

Federal authorities say a Florida woman has been charged with making death threats against the parent of a child who died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

US, Western leaders calling for immediate Aleppo cease-fire

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:01am

The United States and five other Western powers called Wednesday for an immediate cease-fire in the Syrian city of Aleppo and accused Russia of blocking efforts to halt the bloodshed.

Trump: Romney still in the running

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:51am

He's not just the president-elect -- he's now Time Magazine's "Person of the Year." And Donald Trump is continuing the process of putting his administration together, telling NBC's "Today" show that he expects to pick a secretary of state next week.

Attorneys challenge park service over inauguration protests

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:50am

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.

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Woman accused of killing twin in Hawaii to OK extradition

Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:46am

A woman accused of killing her twin sister by driving their SUV off a cliff in Hawaii won't fight extradition from upstate New York, her lawyer said Wednesday.

Authorities: 2 south Georgia officers shot; shooter at large

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:42am

Authorities say two law enforcement officers have been shot in south Georgia.

Trump: Romney still in running for secretary of state

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:35am

In the latest will he or won't he become secretary of state, Mitt Romney remains a solid maybe.

NTSB: Driver in fatal crash was speeding, had prior wrecks

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:31am

The driver of a Baltimore school bus that careened into a transit bus, killing six people including himself, was speeding, had a history of previous crashes and had a seizure the week before, national investigators said Wednesday.

Idaho man sentenced to prison in death of neighbor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:21am

A central Idaho man has been sentenced to prison in the death of a neighbor whose body was discovered in his backyard.

Police: Deputy shoots man at suburban Atlanta courthouse

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

Officials say Georgia authorities are investigating after a sheriff's deputy shot a man at a suburban Atlanta courthouse.

House GOP eyes food stamp overhaul, possible requirements

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:52am

House Republicans are laying the groundwork for a fresh effort to overhaul the food stamp program during Donald Trump's presidency, with the possibility of new work and eligibility requirements for millions of people.

Fuel breaks to limit rangeland fires proposed in 3 states

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:50am

Federal officials are considering creating a fuel break system in southwest Idaho, southeast Oregon and northern Nevada to limit the size of destructive rangeland wildfires and protect habitat for sage grouse.

Official: UConn will do what it can for immigrant students

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:40am

The University of Connecticut president says the school will do all it can to support students who don't have legal immigration status even though it can't become a sanctuary campus.

Jury picked, opening statements set in church slayings trial

Bruce Smith and Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:40am

Dylann Roof had a "cold and hateful heart" when he pulled a pistol from his fanny pack during a Bible study last year and killed nine black church members as they closed their eyes for a final prayer, a prosecutor said Wednesday.