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US, Western leaders calling for immediate Aleppo cease-fire

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:01am

The United States and five other Western powers called Wednesday for an immediate cease-fire in the Syrian city of Aleppo and accused Russia of blocking efforts to halt the bloodshed.

Nightclub victims' kin: Oakland fire families face long road

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:00am

Authorities investigating the California warehouse party fire that killed 36 people have said they are considering a criminal case — even murder charges. But as relatives learned after a nightclub fire killed 100 people in Rhode Island, any prosecution would be a long and complicated road that may not end with a feeling of justice.

The Latest: 95-year-old among Pearl Harbor veterans at event

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:53am

The Latest on a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.(all times Hawaii):

Trump: Romney still in the running

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:51am

He's not just the president-elect -- he's now Time Magazine's "Person of the Year." And Donald Trump is continuing the process of putting his administration together, telling NBC's "Today" show that he expects to pick a secretary of state next week.

Attorneys challenge park service over inauguration protests

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:50am

The National Park Service is quashing dissent by blocking access to public space for those who want to demonstrate before, during and after President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, Washington civil rights attorneys said Wednesday.

Authorities: 2 south Georgia officers shot; shooter at large

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:42am

Authorities say two law enforcement officers have been shot in south Georgia.

Trump: Romney still in running for secretary of state

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:35am

In the latest will he or won't he become secretary of state, Mitt Romney remains a solid maybe.

NTSB: Driver in fatal crash was speeding, had prior wrecks

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:31am

The driver of a Baltimore school bus that careened into a transit bus, killing six people including himself, was speeding, had a history of previous crashes and had a seizure the week before, national investigators said Wednesday.

Idaho man sentenced to prison in death of neighbor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:21am

A central Idaho man has been sentenced to prison in the death of a neighbor whose body was discovered in his backyard.

Prosecutor drops charges in death of Detroit college officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:21am

Prosecutors dropped murder charges Wednesday against a man in the killing of a Detroit college police officer who was shot in the head while on duty.

Police: Deputy shoots man at suburban Atlanta courthouse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:01am

Officials say Georgia authorities are investigating after a sheriff's deputy shot a man at a suburban Atlanta courthouse.

House GOP eyes food stamp overhaul, possible requirements

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:52am

House Republicans are laying the groundwork for a fresh effort to overhaul the food stamp program during Donald Trump's presidency, with the possibility of new work and eligibility requirements for millions of people.

Fuel breaks to limit rangeland fires proposed in 3 states

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:50am

Federal officials are considering creating a fuel break system in southwest Idaho, southeast Oregon and northern Nevada to limit the size of destructive rangeland wildfires and protect habitat for sage grouse.

Official: UConn will do what it can for immigrant students

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:40am

The University of Connecticut president says the school will do all it can to support students who don't have legal immigration status even though it can't become a sanctuary campus.

Jury picked, opening statements set in church slayings trial

Bruce Smith and Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:40am

Twelve jurors were chosen Wednesday to decide the death penalty trial of a white man who authorities say wanted to start a race war by killing nine black people in a South Carolina church.

Warehouse fire recovery effort complete; death toll at 36

Paul Elias and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:40am

Recovery efforts at an Oakland warehouse fire have ended and the death toll stands at 36, officials said Wednesday.

The Latest: Ellison to resign seat if chosen to lead DNC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:31am

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The Latest: Recovery efforts at warehouse complete

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:30am

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Pfizer fined for hiking epilepsy drug price 2,600% in UK

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:28am

British regulators fined U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and distributor Flynn Pharma a record 89.4 million pounds ($112.7 million) Wednesday for increasing the cost of an epilepsy drug by as much as 2,600 percent.