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Obama orders review of election-season hacking

Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 1:01am

President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review of election-season cyberattacks, including the email hacks that rattled the presidential campaign and raised fresh concerns about Russia's meddling in U.S. elections, the White House said Friday.

Giuliani removes himself from State Department consideration

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 1:00am

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani formally withdrew from consideration for a post in President-elect Donald Trump's administration Friday, putting an end to his ill-fated bid to lead the State Department. Trump is now seriously considering Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson for the post.

Warehouse fire survivor: People 'dying right in front of me'

Brian Melley and Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:23pm

Survivors of a fire that killed 36 people at an Oakland, California, dance party last week say they're lucky to be alive.

Snow, freezing rain hits Northwest

Steven Dubois and Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:20pm

A wintry mix of snow, ice and rain continued Friday in much of the Northwest as ice was slow to thaw and new winter weather warnings were issued around the region.

Warehouse fire survivor: People 'dying right in front of me'

Brian Melley and Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:20pm

To set foot in the Ghost Ship on a party night was to pass through the industrial facade of an old warehouse and enter an exotic world glowing with rainbow lanterns, guarded by figures of Asian deities and pulsing with a welcoming vibe.

AP sources: Mattis received anonymous email in Petraeus case

Ted Bridis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:50pm

President-elect Donald Trump's choice for defense secretary was among U.S. military officials who, the FBI concluded, received anonymous emails from the woman whose affair with then-CIA director David Petraeus led to his downfall, The Associated Press has learned.

Texas deputy who died in sinkhole fondly remembered

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 9:50pm

A San Antonio-area deputy who died this week after her vehicle plunged into a water-filled sinkhole is being remembered as a caring and giving person.

9 suburban Dallas officers fired over false reports

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

Nine police officers in a Dallas suburb have been fired for reporting traffic stops they never conducted.

Report: CIA concludes Moscow sought to help Trump in election

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 9:21pm

The White House says President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to carry out a "deep dive" into election-season cyberattacks.

The Latest: Trump Team dismisses report on Russian hacking

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 8:01pm

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Fatal NYC crane collapse blamed on operator error

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

New York City officials are blaming a crane collapse that killed a man in lower Manhattan in February on operator error.

Feds: Disband police, overhaul services in polygamous towns

Jacques Billeaud and Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 7:00pm

The federal government on Friday said the police force that serves two polygamous towns found to discriminate against non-believers should be disbanded.

Lawyer: Reno boy shot by school cop had been bullied, beaten

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 6:50pm

An emotionally distressed 14-year-old armed with a knife had been bullied and beaten and was trying to escape from a crowd of classmates this week who had gathered to capture video of an anticipated fight when a campus police officer shot the boy, his lawyer told The Associated Press on Friday.

Missing plane likely crashed into Alaska lake, officials say

Mark Thiessen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 6:41pm

A small airplane ferrying a father and his two teenage children to Anchorage presumably plunged into an expansive Alaska lake shortly after taking off from a nearby rural community, officials said Friday.

Critics: Alabama execution helps case against sedative

Kim Chandler and Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 6:30pm

An Alabama execution in which a prisoner heaved his chest, coughed and appeared to move offers more evidence that a drug used to sedate inmates before they are put to death should not be used in lethal injections, critics of the drug said Friday.

The Latest: Reno boy shot by campus cop tried has stroke

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 6:30pm

The Latest on the shooting of a 14-year-old boy by a school police officer in Reno, Nev. (all times local):

John Glenn, astronaut and senator, to lie in state in Ohio

Dan Sewell and Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 6:20pm

John Glenn will lie in state in Ohio's capitol building before a celebration of his life of military and government service and two history-making voyages into space.

EPA rejects $20.4 million in requests for mine spill costs

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 6:01pm

The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it will pay $4.5 million to state, local and tribal governments for their emergency response to a mine spill that the EPA triggered, but the agency turned down $20.4 million in other requests for past and future expenses.

Firefighter: Warehouse missing from fire-inspection records

Ellen Knickmeyer and Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 5:51pm

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.