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Appeals court to examine ex-CIA officer's leak conviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 4:20am

The case of former CIA officer convicted of leaking classified details of an operation to thwart Iran's nuclear program is heading to a federal appeals court.

Obama will meet with special ops forces, talk strategy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 4:03am

President Barack Obama is ready to travel to Florida's MacDill Air Force Base to thank some of the country's special operations forces and deliver his last national security speech in office.

1 arrested in North Carolina Christmas parade shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 4:00am

Police say one person has been arrested in a shooting that happened during a Christmas parade in central North Carolina.

Recovery of fire victims winds down; investigation looms

Paul Elias and Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:10am

Some people managed to text loved ones goodbye and "I love you" before they died in an Oakland warehouse fire that claimed three dozen lives, officials said, as heart-rending reports of victims' last moments emerged from the most lethal building fire in the U.S. in more than a decade.

Colleagues paint caustic portrait of artist colony founder

Ellen Knickmeyer and Tim Reiterman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:10am

The founder of a ramshackle Oakland artists' colony where dozens of people burned to death saw himself as a kind of guru and loved to surround himself with followers but showed chilling disregard for their well-being, according to relatives, neighbors and acquaintances.

Music therapist, teacher, teens among warehouse fire victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:00am

A therapist who used music to help kids cope with trauma. A woman who taught at a Montessori school. An energetic artist who could make friends with anyone.

Obama's UN envoy refers to Armenian genocide

Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:00am

Has the Obama administration quietly recognized the World War I-era killing of Armenians as genocide?

Georgia prepares to carry out its 9th execution this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 1:40am

Georgia is preparing to execute a man convicted of killing his father-in-law in March 1990.

Officials: Potential for violence from fake news troubling

Matthew Barakat and Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 1:40am

The bizarre rumors began with a leaked email referencing Hillary Clinton and sinister interpretations of references to pizza parties. It morphed into fake online news stories about a child sex trafficking ring run by prominent Democrats operating out of a Washington, D.C., pizza joint.

After mistrial, slain SC motorist's family still confident

Bruce Smith and Seanna Adcox, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:51am

Relatives of Walter Scott, the black motorist fatally shot while fleeing a traffic stop, say they are confident justice will prevail even though a South Carolina jury could not reach a verdict in the murder trial of a white former police officer charged in his death.

Tufts suspends frat activities after hazing allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:40am

Administrators at Tufts University say the Massachusetts school has suspended all social activity at its fraternities for the rest of the semester after receiving several reports of hazing and sexual misconduct.

AG cautions town against vote on proposed Muslim cemetery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:40am

The Massachusetts attorney general's office is cautioning town officials against holding a town-wide vote on a proposal for a Muslin cemetery on abandoned farmland.

New Jersey state trooper dies of injuries after crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:20am

A New Jersey state trooper and another man were killed in a head-on highway crash.

Ohio firefighter shot, wounded while on scene of house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:10pm

An Ohio firefighter has been shot and wounded while on the scene of a house fire.

Automatic horn may be behind fatal Arkansas train crash

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:10pm

Automated equipment may have contributed to a deadly head-on train collision in Arkansas by resetting alarms set up to ensure the crew is alert.

Music therapist, teacher, teens among warehouse fire victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:22pm

A therapist who used music to help kids cope with trauma. A woman who taught at a Montessori school. An energetic artist who could make friends with anyone.

Texas releases abortion booklet citing refuted cancer links

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:52pm

A Texas state agency has released a new edition of a booklet for women considering an abortion that suggests there may be a link between terminating pregnancies and increased risks of breast cancer and depression.

Woman killed, New Jersey state trooper injured in crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:31pm

A woman has been killed and a New Jersey state trooper has been seriously injured in a crash.

Security increased after threatened attack on LA rail stop

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:21pm

The FBI and local law enforcement agencies say they have stepped up security on Los Angeles County's commuter rail system after the FBI was informed a terrorist attack on the Universal City subway station was planned for Tuesday.