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Texas officials: 1 killed, 7 hurt in cheerleader bus crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 3:21pm

A woman was killed and seven other people were injured when a semitrailer crashed into a bus carrying a group of West Texas high school cheerleaders, authorities said Saturday.

The Latest: Firefighters unloading stretchers at burned site

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 3:21pm

The Latest on a deadly fire in a converted warehouse in Oakland, California (all times local):


Fire tears through Oakland dance party, killing at least 9

Paul Elias and Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 2:41pm

Fire tore through an Oakland warehouse converted into artist studios during a late night dance party, killing at least nine people, and officials said Saturday that the death toll could rise as high as 40.

Lawsuit reopens issue of depleted uranium disposal in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 2:31pm

Fears are being rekindled that a type of nuclear waste that grows more radioactive for 2 million years could end up buried in Utah's west desert now that the federal government is trying to block EnergySolutions' pending purchase of a company that has a site in Texas already approved to store the material.

Campus attack could be latest terror case in heartland state

John Seewer and Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 2:30pm

Authorities are investigating terrorism as a possible motive in the car-and-knife attack on the Ohio State University campus, the latest in a series of cases involving young men who apparently became radicalized in the heartland state.

Foam fills Philadelphia streets after substation incident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 2:11pm

A possible explosion at a power substation in downtown Philadelphia sent waves of white foam billowing into the streets that spread across a two-block area.

Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

Eric Tucker and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 1:51pm

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who's accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is asking President Barack Obama to pardon him before leaving office.

Road rage ends in McKnight's death; criticism of case looms

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 1:42pm

A road rage incident possibly sparked by a driver cutting off another on a nearby bridge spiraled into a shooting that left an ex-NFL player dead, authorities said, amid criticism the shooter was allowed to go free.

Final Senate seat to be settled in Louisiana Dec. 10 runoff

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 1:32pm

Louisiana's last-in-the-nation U.S. Senate race has drawn donations from desperate Democrats around the country seeking a victory in their otherwise dismal election cycle, even if they're supporting a pro-gun, anti-abortion candidate deemed such a long shot that he's getting little help from the national Democratic Party.

Teenager arrested, charged in classmate's decapitation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 1:31pm

A 16-year-old has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the death of his 16-year-old classmate whose headless body was found near the Merrimack River in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Brexit leader: I'll do 'whatever I can' to make US, UK closer under Trump

Eugene Scott, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 1:28pm

One of the most prominent supporters of the Brexit movement Nigel Farage said Saturday he wants to use his close connection to President-elect Donald Trump to improve the relationship between the United State and the United Kingdom.

The Latest: Pence rallies for Senate contender in Louisiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 1:21pm

The Latest on Louisiana's U.S. Senate race (all times local):

Man gets probation for sparking east Idaho wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 1:11pm

An Ammon man has been sentenced to probation for starting a wildfire near Idaho Falls.

2 women charged in death of boy who was starved, burned

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 1:11pm

Two Milwaukee women were charged Saturday with child neglect and other counts in the death of a 7-year-old boy who was starved, burned with cigarettes, beaten and whipped with cords.

Police use 'fake news' in sting aimed at California gang

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 1:11pm

Police investigating a notorious gang in a city on California's central coast issued a fake press release that the chief credited with saving two men by deceiving gang members who wanted to kill them, but the ruse was criticized by news organizations who reported it as fact.

Legislature could put UW on State Board of Education

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 12:53pm

The University of Wyoming would have a non-voting position on the board that establishes public education policy in the state, under a legislative proposal.

Professor fatally stabbed on USC campus, student arrested

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 12:50pm

A graduate student arrested on suspicion of stabbing to death the professor who oversaw his work at the University of Southern California was being held on $1 million bail Saturday as their shocked colleagues began processing the news

Vermont band plays at prisons in tribute to Johnny Cash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 12:40pm

A Burlington man is touring Vermont prisons and performing Johnny Cash songs in tribute to the late musician.

Chef credited with inventing General Tso's Chicken has died

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 11:54am

The chef credited with inventing General Tso's Chicken, a world-famous Chinese dish smothered in a sweet sauce that was never a staple in China, has died in Taiwan at 98.