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Female DJ, music promoter, among warehouse fire victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:30am

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

The Latest: LA transit security boosted after subway threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:20am

The Latest on a threat against a Los Angeles subway station (all times local):

Architect's plan would cover Trump's name with pig balloons

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:20am

An architect wants to install four giant pig balloons to cover up the Trump name on the side of the president-elect's Chicago hotel.

The Latest: Biden urges more empathy from Dems

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:20am

The Latest on Congress (all times local):

Chief defends police investigation in decapitated teen case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:13am

A police chief is defending his department's investigation into the disappearance of a 16-year-old boy whose headless body was found near a river.

DC Council to vote on generous paid leave mandate

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:11am

District of Columbia lawmakers will be voting on whether to force private employers to provide the nation's most generous paid family leave benefits.

Guilty: Father murdered infant son while driving on highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:11am

A man seen fatally beating his 4-month-old son while driving down a highway has been convicted of murder.

Lawmakers push to add Indian education to state curriculum

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:11am

A group of Wyoming lawmakers are pushing for a statewide curriculum on Native American tribes.

1st Cuban migrants land in Florida since Castro's death

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:01am

Thirteen Cuban migrants who arrived early Tuesday in the Florida Keys aboard a homemade boat are the first to land on U.S. soil since Fidel Castro died, U.S. authorities said, adding they're on alert amid an ongoing surge in sea crossings.

Mistakenly sold lottery ticket earns couple $1 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:01am

A mistakenly sold lottery ticket has earned a New Jersey couple $1 million.

The Latest: Special needs child, 7, died at Texas home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:01am

The Latest on seven special-needs teenagers removed from a Texas home after being found in 'deplorable' conditions (all times local):

Wife who killed husband with rat poison in food to be freed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:50am

A woman who pleaded guilty to killing her husband by slipping rat poison into his food and drinks will be released from prison next week.

USC student charged with murder in stabbing of professor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:50am

Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged a University of Southern California student with murder in the stabbing death of a professor.

Filing: As guard lay dying, inmate stole gum from his pocket

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:31am

The killing of a guard at a federal prison in Pennsylvania was a calculated slaying during which the suspect inmate paused to chew a piece of gum he took from the dying guard's pocket, federal prosecutors said in court papers.

Brain-damaged man born to fatally wounded mom dies at age 23

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:31am

A man who was born with brain damage after his pregnant teen mother was fatally stabbed has died 23 years after the attack.

Uncle accused of kidnapping girl now charged with rape

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:31am

A Tennessee man who police say took his 9-year-old niece out of school and disappeared with her for more than a week has been indicted on sexual-assault charges.

Neighbors oppose Idaho plan to log cedar grove

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:21am

Idaho officials are considering logging a 40-acre grove of cedar trees to generate extra revenue, but they're facing opposition from nearby residents.

Boy chained with dead chicken around neck sues adults

Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:13am

A teen found chained to the porch of a house with a dead chicken around his neck is suing his former foster mother as well as social services officials and Union County, North Carolina.

Georgia leads US in executions this year, set for ninth

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:12am

Lawyers seeking to block Tuesday's scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing his father-in-law after a custody fight over a young son have argued a juror lied about her own messy relationship history and swayed fellow jurors to vote for a death sentence.