Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | Posted Dec 2nd - 11:40am
A guard at New York City's troubled jail complex Rikers Island "savagely" kicked an ailing inmate to death four years ago before persuading fellow guards to lie about what happened, a prosecutor told jurors Friday during opening statements at his trial.
Adam Beam and Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press | Posted Dec 2nd - 11:20am
People in cars and trucks rolled into the wildfire-ravaged city of Gatlinburg on Friday to get a first look at what remained of their homes and businesses, and a mayor raised the death toll to 13, including a woman who died of a heart attack during the firestorm.
Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press | Posted Dec 2nd - 10:48am
U.S. employers added a solid 178,000 jobs in November, reflecting the steady economy President-elect Donald Trump will inherit. The unemployment rate hit a nine-year low of 4.6 percent, though mainly because many people stopped looking for jobs and were no longer counted as unemployed.
James MacPherson, Associated Press | Posted Dec 2nd - 10:41am
So far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment on the North Dakota grasslands.