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Idaho voter turnout in November election hit record numbers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 9:00am

Idaho voter turnout hit record numbers in last month's election, beating the previous high during the 2012 presidential election.

Sandy Hook group begins violence warning-signs campaign

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 9:00am

A group formed by families who lost children in the Sandy Hook school shooting has started a new public service campaign designed to teach people to recognize the warning signs of someone who may be contemplating gun violence.

Florida deputy shoots man in Wal-Mart parking lot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 8:51am

Authorities in Florida are investigating after a man was shot by a Florida deputy sheriff in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store.

Fire officials say at least 9 people died in a blaze at a warehouse party in the San Francisco Bay Area

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 8:50am

Fire officials say at least 9 people died in a blaze at a warehouse party in the San Francisco Bay Area.

A Donald Trump museum? Atlantic City historians consider it

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 8:41am

A group of historians in Atlantic City wants to open a museum dedicated to President-elect Donald Trump.

Guns at zoos? Texas says no while struggling to tame rules

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 8:40am

More than a year after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made firearms, including openly holstered weapons, legal in more places in the state, disputes remain over where guns are allowed — much to the frustration of advocates on both sides of the debate.

A Castro legacy: Cuban-Americans' hefty clout in US politics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 8:31am

Cuban-Americans carry hefty political clout in the United States: They vote more frequently than any other Latinos. They have a strong presence in Washington with three senators. Only one non-Cuban has been Miami's mayor since 1985.

Texas officials: 8 hurt when bus with cheerleaders crashes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 8:30am

Officials say eight people were injured when a bus carrying high school cheerleaders crashed with a tractor-trailer rig in Texas.

Police report 'casualties' in fire at warehouse party

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 8:28am

San Francisco Bay Area authorities say a fire has broken out at an Oakland warehouse where people were having a party, and police say there are "casualties."

Attorney: Accused in social worker killing unfit for trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 8:10am

A hearing is expected to be held early next year to help determine if a woman charged with killing a social worker and three relatives in Vermont is fit to stand trial.

Campus attack could be latest terror case in heartland state

John Seewer and Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 8:00am

Authorities are investigating terrorism as a possible motive in the car-and-knife attack on the Ohio State University campus, the latest in a series of cases involving young men who apparently became radicalized in the heartland state.

A Castro legacy: Cuban-Americans' hefty clout in US politics

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 7:40am

Cuban-Americans carry hefty political clout in the United States: They more frequently than any other Latinos. They have a strong presence in Washington with three senators. Only one non-Cuban has been Miami's mayor since 1985.

Within hours, wildfires set Tennessee mountain city aflame

Adam Beam and Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 7:20am

Tracey Mayberry told her boss to fire her.

Man convicted of murder in hot car death to be sentenced

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 6:41am

A judge is set to sentence a Georgia man Monday after a jury last month found that he intentionally left his toddler son in a hot SUV to die.

Supreme Court hears cases about use of race in redistricting

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 5:51am

The Supreme Court is returning to the familiar intersection of race and politics, in a pair of cases examining redistricting in North Carolina and Virginia.

Jury going into next week in ex-officer's murder trial

Bruce Smith and Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 5:20am

The jury in the murder trial of a former South Carolina police officer charged with gunning down a black motorist will continue deliberating next week, despite at one point Friday appearing deadlocked by a juror who told the judge he could not "with good conscience approve a guilty verdict."

Dazed Tennessee residents get first look at wildfire rubble

Adam Beam and Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 1:50am

Charlotte Moore needed a phone charger.

Professor fatally stabbed on USC campus, student arrested

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 11:40pm

A student stabbed a psychology professor to death on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles on Friday in what was a personal dispute, authorities said.

The Latest: Professor killed on Calif. campus identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 10:42pm

The Latest on the fatal stabbing of a professor on the University of Southern California campus (all times local):