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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.

Attorneys challenge park service over inaugural protests

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:21am

Veteran civil rights attorneys in Washington are threatening legal action against the National Park Service if it doesn't make public land available for a women's march and other protests planned around President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

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.

Feds: Woman made death threats to Sandy Hook parents

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:11am

Federal authorities say a Florida woman has been charged with making death threats against the parents of a child who died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."