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NY governor to sue over Long Island Sound dredge disposal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:31pm

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he intends to sue the federal government over its plan to allow dredged sediments to be placed in eastern Long Island Sound.

Man gets at least 6 years for older brother's stabbing death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:31pm

A young Pennsylvania man convicted of stabbing his older brother to death following an argument over cigarettes has been sentenced to six to 15 years in prison.

Feds seek 17 to 21 years for ex-congressman Chaka Fattah

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:22pm

Federal prosecutors are seeking a sentence of 17 to 21 years for a former Pennsylvania congressman convicted of racketeering.

The Latest: Police: 3 children dead in Albuquerque shooting

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

The Latest on a deadly shooting in southeast Albuquerque (all times local):

Obama tells Renzi that US, Italy will remain close allies

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

President Barack Obama is reassuring Italian Premier Matteo Renzi that Italy will remain one of the closest U.S. allies despite Renzi's defeat in a referendum on government-championed reforms.

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Judge to weigh mental state of teen charged in girl's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:16pm

A judge is set to begin considering whether a Utah teenager charged with sexually assaulting and killing a 12-year-old neighbor is mentally competent to stand trial.

Deputy involved in fatal shooting in Kentucky on paid leave

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:11pm

Authorities say a sheriff's deputy who fatally shot a crowbar-wielding burglary suspect at a Kentucky church has been with the department since last year.

Death penalty sought for man accused of burning girlfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:11pm

Prosecutors in Florida say they'll seek the death penalty in the case of a man accused of setting fire to his girlfriend inside a buffet restaurant where she worked.

DC Council to vote on generous paid leave mandate

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:10pm

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

Appeals court scrutinizes ex-CIA officer's leak conviction

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:10pm

A former CIA officer convicted of leaking classified details of an operation to stall Iran's nuclear program should have his convictions tossed, in part because prosecutors improperly introduced evidence that the man had mishandled other classified material, an attorney told a federal appeals court Tuesday.

NTSB: Crew fatigue main reason behind fatal 2014 train crash

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:10pm

Crew fatigue brought on by irregular work schedules and a moderate form of sleep apnea is the primary reason behind a middle-of-the-night train crash that killed two Union Pacific workers and injured two others in northern Arkansas, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.

Pentagon plays down report on cost-cutting study

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:03pm

The Pentagon and the White House on Tuesday played down a report that the Defense Department had discarded an internal study that found it had a bloated bureaucracy and could cut $125 billion in administrative costs over five years.

Female DJ, music promoter, among warehouse fire victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:02pm

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

Dozens of pronghorn fail to migrate away from Jackson Hole

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:00pm

More than 100 pronghorn elk remain in the area surrounding Jackson Hole despite typical migration patterns.

The Latest: Pelosi decries fast-track effort for Trump pick

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:51am

The Latest on Congress (all times local):

3rd man arrested in death after party at ritzy NYC apartment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:51am

A third person has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a Connecticut man who vanished last month after a party at a luxury New York City apartment.

After 9 years, Times Square hotel murder case headed to jury

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:50am

A nearly decade-old murder case over a prostitute's death in a shabby Times Square hotel was headed toward the jury room Tuesday, after being drawn out by debate over the validity of bite-mark evidence.

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Facebook, 3 other tech giants setting up database for terrorist content

Jethro Mullen, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:48am

Four of the world's biggest tech companies are collaborating to crack down on terrorist content on their platforms.

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

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:40am

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.

Ohio's top court says police dashcam video is public record

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:40am

Video footage from police cruiser dashcams is a public record that, with some exceptions, should be promptly released upon request, the state's highest court ruled Tuesday.