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Northern California kidnap case full of mystery

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 1:11pm

Three weeks after Sherri Papini disappeared, the question of whether she was dead or alive was answered when the young wife and mother was spotted waving frantically for help along a California freeway on Thanksgiving morning.

The Latest: Woman pulled from building rubble in Sioux Falls

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 1:01pm

The Latest on rescue efforts at a building that collapsed in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (all times local):

1 dead in small plane crash in southwestern Indiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 1:01pm

Indiana State Police say one person has died in a small plane crash in southwestern Indiana.

San Bernardino recalls terror attack with silence, speakers

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 1:01pm

At the moment when shooters unleashed terror on San Bernardino a year ago, county employees remembered their fallen colleagues with a moment of silence late Friday morning.

House Dems likely to keep NM lawmaker as campaign chief

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 12:53pm

House Democrats will likely keep the leader of their campaign organization in his job, even though they're frustrated with their disappointing Election Day showing.

Official says rescuers have pulled a 22-year-old woman alive from a collapsed building in South Dakota

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 12:51pm

Official says rescuers have pulled a 22-year-old woman alive from a collapsed building in South Dakota.

Alabama inmate seeks execution stay from US Supreme Court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 12:51pm

An Alabama inmate is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stay his upcoming execution to consider whether a judge should have been able to give him a death sentence when the jury recommended life imprisonment.

The Latest: Trump team rejects Dem effort to get tax returns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 12:51pm

The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):

Researchers: Flint water improving, but stick with filters

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 12:41pm

Water in Flint, Michigan, continues to improve, researchers reported Friday after finding no detectable levels of lead in 57 percent of homes during another round of tests.

Grand jury: Detroit man with explosives intended to kill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 12:41pm

A Detroit man accused of amassing weapons and buying explosives has been hit with new charges, including an allegation that he intended to kill someone and destroy property.

Police hail parents who found, disarmed son at Utah school

Brady McCombs and Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 12:33pm

A Utah mother and father who followed their son to school and pulled a shotgun from his hand after he fired a round into a classroom ceiling likely prevented bloodshed by acting quickly on their intuition and conversations with the boy after they noticed guns were missing from their home, police said Friday.

FBI at land owned by family in homicide, lost-at-sea case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 12:30pm

The FBI and other agencies have been at an abandoned New Hampshire property owned by the family of a man whose 2013 homicide remains unsolved and whose daughter is presumed dead after her boat sank during a mother-son fishing trip this year.

The Latest: Slager jury says its deadlocked

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 12:30pm

The Latest on the trial of a white former South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed black motorist (all times local):

Supreme Court takes up hospital pension dispute

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 12:30pm

The Supreme Court will decide whether some of the nation's largest health providers can rely on their church affiliations to avoid complying with federal laws covering pension benefits for workers.

The Latest: San Bernardino recalls terror attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 12:20pm

The Latest on the one-year anniversary of the San Bernardino terror attack (all times local):

Oklahoma court orders new sentence in Australian's killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 12:12pm

An Oklahoma appeals court on Friday ordered a new sentencing for a teenager who has been serving a life in prison without parole term for the fatal shooting of an Australian baseball player three years ago.

Prosecutor: Rikers guard 'savagely' kicked inmate to death

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 12:11pm

A guard at New York City's troubled jail complex Rikers Island "savagely" kicked an ailing inmate to death four years ago before persuading fellow guards to lie about what happened, a prosecutor told jurors Friday during opening statements at his trial.

Police: Slain teen had BB gun in waistband, nothing in hands

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 12:11pm

A black West Virginia teenager had a BB gun in his waistband but nothing in his hands when he was fatally shot by a white man, a police detective has testified.

1 arrest in New Orleans shooting that killed 1, wounded 9

Bill Fuller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 11:50am

One of two men suspected in a New Orleans shootout that left one person dead and nine others wounded in the French Quarter tourist district has been arrested on a second-degree murder charge, authorities said Friday.

Idaho sells 7 properties for $17.3 million, will buy land

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 11:44am

Idaho officials have sold seven commercial properties for $17.3 million as part of a plan to get rid of politically contentious commercial real estate and use the money to buy timberland and agricultural land that the state uses to generate revenue to fund schools.