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Alabama executes man convicted of killing store clerk

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:50pm

A man convicted of killing a convenience store clerk more than two decades ago in Alabama was put to death Thursday night, after two brief delays by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Woman charged in twin's death in Hawaii due in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:21pm

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

Authorities: Alabama executes man convicted of 1994 murder of convenience store clerk

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:20pm

Authorities: Alabama executes man convicted of 1994 murder of convenience store clerk.

The Latest: Alabama executes man who killed clerk in 1994

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:20pm

The Latest on the scheduled execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local):

The Latest: Debris in lake may be from missing Alaska plane

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:11pm

The Latest on missing Alaska plane with four on board (all times local):

US Supreme Court says Alabama can proceed with execution of man convicted of killing convenience store clerk

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 8:21pm

US Supreme Court says Alabama can proceed with execution of man convicted of killing convenience store clerk.

50 vehicles in snowy crashes; at least 19 people hurt

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

About 50 vehicles including a Greyhound bus have been involved in chain reaction crashes and pileups in snowy conditions on Ohio roadways.

Teen pleads guilty to role in Pierce woman's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:31pm

A teenager has acknowledged her role in the death of a woman who investigators say was killed by a former town board member from Pierce and a group of bikers.

Firefighter: Warehouse missing from fire-inspection records

Ellen Knickmeyer and Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:21pm

The illegally occupied Oakland warehouse where dozens of partygoers perished in a blaze does not appear in a database fire inspectors use to schedule inspections and may never have been checked for fire hazards, a firefighter with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Trump meets with Ohio State victims, taking on somber duty

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:21pm

In the midst of his Cabinet deliberations, President-elect Donald Trump flew to Ohio Thursday to meet with victims and families after the latest U.S. outbreak of violence, a somber duty that became all too familiar to his predecessor.

US Supreme Court issues a new temporary stay of execution in case of Alabama man convicted of murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:11pm

US Supreme Court issues a new temporary stay of execution in case of Alabama man convicted of murder .

The Latest: Father of Reno teen shot by police hires lawyer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:11pm

The latest in the shooting of a 14-year-old student at a Reno high school by a campus police officer (All times local, PST):

Alleged Chicago gang boss denies ordering hit on informant

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:11pm

The purported leader of Chicago's notorious Hobos street gang took the stand Thursday at his racketeering trial — one of the biggest in recent city history — to insist he didn't order a deadly hit on a gang associate-turned-informant to stop him from providing evidence that could put the gang leadership behind bars for life.

Missing small Alaska plane rented by the pilot

Rachel D'Oro and Bob Seavey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:01pm

Debris believed to be from a small plane carrying four people that's missing in Alaska was found Thursday in a lake near where the aircraft took off from, an official said.

Voices from artists fearing crackdowns on artist collectives

Jocelyn Gecker and Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:01pm

As the San Francisco Bay Area's artists grieve the loss of life from a deadly warehouse fire in Oakland that killed 36 people, they are also bracing for a possible city crackdown. The city has vowed to protect artists, but many have voiced concerns and point to Baltimore where officials raided a collective called the Bell Foundry, just days after the fire in Oakland.

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

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 6:30pm

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.

Ohio lawmakers pass Republican 20-week abortion ban proposal

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 6:11pm

Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill Republican lawmakers passed Thursday, adding to legislation already on its way to Republican Gov. John Kasich that would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Reno school boss praises quick police response in shooting

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 6:02pm

The head of the Nevada school district where a campus officer shot a knife-wielding high school student praised the quick police response that she says helped avert what could have been a much more dangerous situation.

Video shows struggle, then shooting that paralyzed Iowa man

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:50pm

An unarmed black driver struggled with an Iowa officer and a police dog before the officer shot the motorist as he tried to get away in his pickup truck, paralyzing him, dashcam video released Thursday shows.