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Police believe ex-university chaplain killed daughter, self

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:21am

Police in Maine say it appears a former chaplain who worked with Roger Williams University students fatally shot his daughter before turning the gun on himself.

Pepper spray accident prompts Casper College evacuation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:20am

Campus security briefly evacuated a building at Casper College after a student accidentally fired pepper spray into her purse.

The Latest: Dylann Roof explains shooting in FBI confession

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:20am

The Latest on the death penalty trial of Dylann Roof, who is charged with killing nine people during a Bible study in a Charleston church (all times local):

Woman charged in twin's death in Hawaii OKs extradition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:20am

A woman accused of killing her twin sister by driving their SUV off a cliff in Hawaii has cleared the way for her extradition from upstate New York.

Alabama inmate coughs, heaves, during execution by injection

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:20am

An Alabama inmate coughed repeatedly and his upper body heaved for at least 13 minutes during an execution using a drug that has previously been used in problematic lethal injections in at least three other states.

Appeals court wrestles with question of combatant immunity

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:11am

An attorney for a former Russian army officer sentenced to life in prison for leading a Taliban attack on U.S. forces says the man should have his convictions thrown out because he is a lawful enemy combatant.

Man convicted of shooting 2 officers during Ferguson protest

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

A jury has convicted a man of shooting two police officers during a 2015 protest in Ferguson, Missouri.

1946 Atlanta hotel fire echoed in Oakland warehouse disaster

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:10am

The cries of trapped hotel guests screaming in agony are still seared into Richard Hamil's memory, seven decades after the Winecoff Hotel fire in Atlanta.

Dylann Roof hesitates just a moment before confessing

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:03am

Dylann Roof hesitated for about 20 seconds when an FBI agent asked him what he was doing on the night nine black church members were killed during Bible study.

Lockdown at Wyoming State Penitentiary to make repairs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:01am

Structural problems at the Wyoming State Penitentiary led to an inmate lockdown during recent repairs.

Obama orders review of election hacking

Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:01am

A White House official says the president has ordered a review of the email hacking that rattled the presidential campaign.

Utah pharmacists to dispense opioid overdose reversal drug

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:00am

Pharmacists across Utah can now dispense an opioid anti-overdose drug to individuals without a prescription.

Snow, freezing rain hits Northwest

Steven Dubois and Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:00am

A wintry mix of snow, ice and rain showered fear and excitement in much of the Northwest, a region that typically lives under a cloud of mist and drizzle.

Virginia marina fire destroys at least a dozen boats

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 9:53am

Authorities say a fire that broke out at a Virginia marina has destroyed about a dozen boats. No injuries have been reported.

DOJ investigating allegations on Albuquerque police videos

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 9:51am

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether Albuquerque police lapel camera videos have been altered or deleted.

2 officers resign rather than face firing in 2006 beating

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 9:40am

Two Chicago police officers who were recorded on video while beating an ex-convict at a restaurant in 2006 while off-duty have resigned instead of facing the prospect of being fired.

Parole board rejects mercy for Ohio killer of 3-year-old

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 9:40am

Ohio's prison parole board on Friday rejected mercy for a man set to die in January for the 1993 rape and killing of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter.

The Latest: Congresswoman is Trump's top Interior contender

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

The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):

Pilot who died in North Dakota crash reported onboard fire

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

The National Transportation Safety Board says a pilot who died in an airplane crash in North Dakota last week reported an onboard fire shortly before the plane went down.