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Ex-internal affairs chief criticizes Border Patrol training

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:21pm

The former head of internal affairs at U.S. Customs and Border Protection says in a Supreme Court filing that an agent who killed a Mexican teen in a cross-border shooting should be held accountable.

Sound engineer, attorney among Oakland fire victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:21pm

A popular sound engineer, a young attorney and a woman described as a visionary were among the people killed in a fire that engulfed a dance party inside an Oakland warehouse. The Alameda County Sheriff's Department has released the names of all 36 victims. They ranged in age from 17 to 61.

Oakland fire exposes rift over naming transgender victims

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:01pm

Feral Pines proved to be as complex in death as she was in life as friends and family struggled this week to settle on the correct name to remember the victim of the Oakland warehouse party fire killed along with 35 others.

Virginia marina fire destroys at least a dozen boats

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:52pm

An early morning fire at a central Virginia marina destroyed about a dozen boats Friday, sinking some and sending others ablaze down the James River.

No charges for officer who went to wrong home, killed owner

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:51pm

A grand jury has decided not to indict a Georgia police officer who went to the wrong house and fatally shot the homeowner.

School boss: Student has right to wear Confederate clothing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:51pm

A high school student has a right to wear a sweatshirt depicting a Confederate flag even though it upsets a black student and her father, the school superintendent said Friday.

Dylann Roof laughed during church slaying confession to FBI

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:51pm

Dylann Roof wanted the world to know he hated black people and thought they were criminals. He thought about attacking drug dealers, but they might shoot back. So, he told the FBI, he picked a historic black church in Charleston he had learned about online.

The Latest: Father of warehouse fire victim visits site

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:51pm

The Latest on an Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people(all times local):

Sheriff raids Christian boarding school over abuse concerns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:51pm

Authorities say 22 boys have been removed from a Christian boys' boarding school in Alabama after claims of abuse.

Agency: Drug use should have grounded pilot in balloon wreck

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:41pm

Medical experts say the pilot of a hot-air balloon that crashed in Texas, killing him and 15 others, had medical ailments and was prescribed numerous prescription drugs that should have prevented him from flying.

The Latest: Trump urges voters to elect Louisiana Republican

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:41pm

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

Officials: South Beach halts Zika's spread, but risks remain

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:41pm

Florida declared its crisis with local transmission of Zika over for the season Friday in a welcome announcement ahead of peak tourism months, but health authorities warned that travelers would continue bringing the disease into the state.

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Tourists stream back to Gatlinburg, but rebuilding looms

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:41pm

Visitors jammed the main roads and sidewalks in Gatlinburg as the tourism city reopened to the public Friday for the first time since wildfires killed 14 people.

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Obama orders review of election-season hacking

Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:41pm

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.

The Latest: Roof says he couldn't look at victims' families

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:30pm

The Latest on the death penalty trial of Dylann Roof, who is charged with killing nine people during a Bible study in a Charleston church (all times local):

New CDC data understate accidental shooting deaths of kids

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:21pm

Government statistics released this week claiming that 77 minors in the U.S. were killed by unintentional gun discharges last year significantly understate the scope of an enduring public health problem.

Cops: Ex-chaplain estranged from family kills daughter, self

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:20pm

A former university and Air Force chaplain bought a shotgun after completing treatment for substance abuse and drove to the home of his estranged family, where he killed his adult daughter and then himself, police said Friday.

Hero-astronaut John Glenn to lie in state in Ohio

Dan Sewell and Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:20pm

American hero-astronaut John Glenn will lie in state in Ohio's capitol building preceding a celebration of his life of military and government service and two history-making voyages into space.

Snow, freezing rain hits Northwest

Steven Dubois and Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:01pm

A wintry mix of snow, ice and rain showered fear and excitement in much of the Northwest, a region that typically lives under a cloud of mist and drizzle.