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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.

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

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:42am

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.

Woman accused of killing twin in Hawaii to OK extradition

Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:41am

A woman accused of killing her twin sister by driving their SUV off a cliff in Hawaii won't fight extradition from upstate New York, her lawyer said Wednesday.

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.

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

The Latest on the Oakland warehouse fire (all times local):

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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.

Cops: Man left 5 kids home alone to go rob convenience store

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:21am

Police say a Pittsburgh man left his five kids home alone in squalid conditions while he robbed a convenience store.

Officials: Recovery efforts end at Oakland warehouse; fire's death toll stands at 36

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:21am

Officials: Recovery efforts end at Oakland warehouse; fire's death toll stands at 36.

Report: LGBT students still face discrimination at school

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:21am

A report from an international human rights organization concludes many public schools are still hostile environments for LGBT students.

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Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:20am

Time magazine on Wednesday named Donald Trump its Person of the Year, bestowing what the president-elect called an "honor" even as he derided the idea that he'll lead "the Divided States of America."

Man accused of rape pleads not guilty by mental illness

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:01am

A 19-year-old Casper man accused of raping and attempting to murder a girl has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental deficiency of illness.

Prosecutor drops charges in death of Detroit college officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:52am

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.

Girl, 9, who inspired archers everywhere dies of rare cancer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:50am

A 9-year-old Kansas girl whose battle with brain cancer sparked an outpouring of support from fellow archers has died.

Drug dealer 'White Boy Rick' pushes for reduced sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:50am

A Detroit-area drug dealer nicknamed "White Boy Rick," who has been in prison for 28 years for crimes when he was a teen, is making another effort to get his sentence reduced.

Police suspend investigation into University of Utah rape

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:40am

Police have suspended their investigated into a rape at the University of Utah as there have been no new leads.

Prosecutor drops murder charges against man accused in shooting death of Detroit college police officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:40am

Prosecutor drops murder charges against man accused in shooting death of Detroit college police officer.

Textbook that says some slaves treated like family is pulled

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:20am

A social studies textbook that says some slaves in Connecticut were cared for like family members is being pulled from fourth-grade classrooms in Norwalk.