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AP sources: Mattis received anonymous email in Petraeus case

Ted Bridis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 6:00am

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.

Supreme Court weighs lawyers' actions in 2 death row cases

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 5:41am

Seven years before Thomas Sims defended Sammie Stokes in a South Carolina death-penalty trial, he had prosecuted Stokes for assaulting his ex-wife.

Advocates call Alabama execution an 'avoidable disaster'

Kim Chandler and Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 4:00am

Defenders of a condemned inmate in Alabama are calling his execution an "avoidable disaster."

Patrons use dough to back pizza place targeted by fake news

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 3:40am

There's at least a slice of good news for a pizza restaurant in the nation's capital caught up in fake news stories about a child sex trafficking ring run by prominent Democrats.

Dylann Roof's confession and journal detail racist beliefs

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 2:00am

Prosecutors are using the Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof's own words to portray him as a cruel angry racist at his death penalty trial.

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.