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Couple held in death of 76-pound disabled man with bed sores

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:10am

A Pennsylvania couple has been jailed in the death of a disabled man who weighed just 76 pounds when he died last year.

Boy, 14, killed trying to jump from NYC train to platform

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:10am

Police say a 14-year-old boy has died while attempting to perform a dangerous stunt at a New York City subway station.

Jury foreman: 5 jurors were undecided on Slager verdict

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:00am

The foreman of the jury that couldn't reach a verdict in the murder trial of a former South Carolina police officer says he initially wanted to convict Michael Slager of murder.

Reward for info in officer shooting raised to $50,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 6:40am

The reward for information leading to the arrest of a man suspected of shooting and killing a south Georgia police officer and critically wounding another has been raised to $50,000.

Man denies he killed Chicago-area railway security guard

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 6:10am

A man charged in the fatal shooting of a security guard at a Canadian National Railway facility in suburban Chicago insists he's innocent.

The Latest: DC pizza shop suspect to appear in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 6:10am

The Latest on the man accused of firing an assault rifle inside a Washington restaurant while investigating an online hoax (all times local):

Florida authorities identify man killed by deputy in lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:50am

Authorities in Florida have identified a man who was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy after he beat the deputy with an oar in a lake.

Christmas tree farmer returns wedding band lost 15 years ago

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:40am

A Christmas tree farmer has found and returned a wedding ring a New Jersey man lost roughly 15 years ago.

Lawyer: FBI agent who shot at Michigan officer felt paranoid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:10am

A lawyer for an FBI agent arrested in western Michigan for firing his gun at a police officer outside a fitness club says the agent was feeling paranoid and only vaguely recalls what happened.

Southern drought relents but not over, despite recent rains

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:00am

Recent showers and storms across much of the South have eased the severe drought in the region, but experts say it wasn't enough to make up for months of dry conditions before the rain finally fell.

Investigators to look at electrical system in Oakland fire

Paul Elias and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:00am

Federal officials investigating a fire that killed 36 people during a party at an Oakland warehouse plan to bring in engineers to examine the building's electrical system, as they try to pinpoint the cause of a blaze that has cast a spotlight on similar artists' colonies around the country that offer cheap housing but unsafe living conditions.

Authorities think escaped inmate stabbed police officer

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 4:50am

South Carolina authorities were searching Thursday for an inmate who escaped a maximum-security prison and was suspected in the stabbing of a police officer miles away.

North Carolina police kill man suspected in woman's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 4:40am

North Carolina police have killed a man they say stabbed a woman to death, then lunged at officers with a knife.

Utah sheriff lost part of hand in Idaho hunting accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 4:00am

Police documents say a northern Utah sheriff lost part of his left hand, including at least three fingers, in an Idaho hunting accident.

Suspended novels return to school shelves in Virginia county

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 2:50am

Two classic American novels, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "To Kill a Mockingbird," will immediately return to public school library shelves in a Virginia county.

Alabama scheduled to execute man for clerk's 1994 killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 1:50am

Alabama is preparing to execute an inmate convicted in the 1994 killing of a convenience store clerk.

Driver of deadly crash had history of accidents, seizures

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 1:40am

The man who crashed a Baltimore school bus into a transit bus, killing himself and five other people, had been in at least a dozen car accidents in the past five years, had a history of seizures and other medical issues, and recently had his commercial driver's license privileges suspended because of an outdated medical certificate, according to federal transportation investigators.

Police urge no rush to judgment in shooting of Reno student

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 1:30am

Social media postings about a school district police officer shooting a Nevada high school student waving a knife toward classmates drew an immediate plea from authorities not to rush to conclusions about the on-campus incident.

Obama and Trump hurled insults, now trade pleasantries

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 1:23am

Did anyone see it coming, the apparent new rapport between President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump?