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Female DJ, music promoter, among warehouse fire victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:22pm

The Oakland warehouse fire took the lives of musicians, artists and others trying to break down barriers.

300-pound mom bear, 3 cubs found dead in church parking lot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:21pm

A mother bear and three cubs have been found dead in a Pennsylvania church parking lot.

Murder-for-hire trial to be heard by 4 women, 2 men

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:21pm

A Florida woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband will be tried before a jury of four women and two men.

Indiana man accused in wife's death faces charge in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:21pm

Federal authorities in Florida want an Indiana man accused of kidnapping and killing his estranged wife returned to the state.

7 Texas special-needs teens were regularly locked in closet

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:21pm

Seven special-needs teenagers living near Houston were repeatedly locked away in a closet by their adoptive mother and restricted to a lone room strewn with human waste, state and county officials said Tuesday.

After 9 years, Times Square hotel murder case headed to jury

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:21pm

Almost a decade after a prostitute's battered body was found under a bed in a Times Square budget hotel, jurors are about to weigh a murder case that became a forum for debate over the validity of bite-mark evidence.

NTSB: Crew fatigue main reason behind fatal 2014 train crash

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:21pm

Crew fatigue brought on by irregular work schedules and a moderate form of sleep apnea is the primary reason behind a middle-of-the-night train crash that killed two Union Pacific workers and injured two others in northern Arkansas, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.

The Latest: House conservatives push to impeach IRS chief

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:13pm

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Researchers worry as info lags on pot use by older adults

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:12pm

Surveys show a small but growing number of older adults are using marijuana — a trend that worries researchers who say not enough information exists about how pot affects older users.

Police: 3 kids killed, mother critically injured in shooting

Russell Contreras and Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:04pm

Critically wounded, an Albuquerque mother struggled in vain to pull her three children to safety after a gunman shot them during a confrontation inside the family's home in what police described Tuesday as a violent and senseless act.

Former Oklahoma state trooper sentenced to 8 years in prison

Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:51pm

A former Oklahoma state trooper accused of sexually assaulting women during traffic stops was sentenced Tuesday to more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to lesser charges.

Mistrial in S. Carolina police shooting mystifies observers

Errin Haines Whack and Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:51pm

The video was unambiguous: A white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man in the back as the man ran away.

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Trump interjects himself in Air Force One, business deals

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:43pm

President-elect Donald Trump, a political newcomer who touts his corporate skills, turned businessman-in-chief Tuesday, first demanding the government cancel a multibillion-dollar order for new presidential planes and then hailing a Japanese company's commitment to invest billions in the U.S.

Man fatally shot by police after Ohio crash was UAE citizen

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:42pm

A man fatally shot by a police officer after his car flipped on the Ohio Turnpike was a citizen of the United Arab Emirates and a student at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, a spokeswoman for the state attorney general's office said Tuesday.

3 in custody in robbery of wife of Missouri governor-elect

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:42pm

Three teenagers are in custody in the armed robbery of the wife of Missouri Gov.-Elect Eric Greitens, and the former Navy Seal officer who takes office next month said Tuesday it's a good thing police got to them before he did.

Transgender student named king of Kansas school dance

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:41pm

A 17-year-old transgender student who advocated for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights at a suburban Wichita high school was named king of a winter ball after receiving the most votes from his fellow students.

Utah to spend $138,000 to restore famous outlaw's cabin

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:41pm

Utah state officials are going to spend $138,000 to restore a decaying wood cabin in Piute County that has become a tourist spot because it's believed to be the boyhood home of outlaw Butch Cassidy.

Obama says his strategy is 'breaking the back' of extremists

Kevin Freking and Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:35pm

President Barack Obama says the fight he's led against the Islamic State group has been relentless, sustainable and multilateral. He says it demonstrates a shift in how the U.S. takes on terrorists around the world.

Authorities: 2 children among 3 dead in Indiana house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:33pm

An 18-year-old woman, a 4-month old girl and a 4-year-old boy have died in a raging house fire produced flames and heat so intense that it drove back firefighters attempting to rescue them, a fire chief said.