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Green Party drops bid for statewide Pennsylvania recount

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 6:31pm

Green Party-backed voters dropped a court case Saturday night that had sought to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, in what Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein had framed as an effort to explore whether voting machines and systems had been hacked and the election result manipulated.

Despite uproar, N.Carolina governor rivals use private email

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 6:21pm

Republican incumbent Pat McCrory and his Democratic opponent in the undecided North Carolina governor's race have together sent or received hundreds of messages from private email accounts —a sidestep around official communication channels that McCrory's team blasted as "questionable" in a comparison to Hillary Clinton.

Massachusetts firefighters battle large Cambridge fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 6:13pm

Firefighters were struggling to put down a large fire that jumped from one building to another across a densely-populated neighborhood in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Saturday.

Police use 'fake news' in sting aimed at California gang

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 6:01pm

Police investigating a notorious gang in a city on California's central coast issued a fake press release that the chief credited with saving two men by deceiving gang members who wanted to kill them, but the ruse was criticized by news organizations who reported it as fact.

Green Party drops court case seeking statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 5:01pm

Green Party drops court case seeking statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election.

The Latest: City started investigating warehouse weeks ago

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 3:51pm

The Latest on a deadly fire in a converted warehouse in Oakland, California (all times local):

Overnight house fire in Ohio kills 2 adults, 2 children

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 3:51pm

An overnight house fire has killed two adults and two young girls in Akron, Ohio.

California official: City started investigating whether people lived in warehouse illegally weeks before deadly fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 3:51pm

California official: City started investigating whether people lived in warehouse illegally weeks before deadly fire.

Authorities: Florida man killed himself before deputy fired

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 3:51pm

Authorities in Florida say that a man shot and killed himself in a Wal-Mart parking lot right before a deputy fired at him.

Lawsuit reopens issue of depleted uranium disposal in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 3:44pm

Fears are being rekindled that a type of nuclear waste that grows more radioactive for 2 million years could end up buried in Utah's west desert now that the federal government is trying to block the pending purchase of a company that has a site in Texas already approved to store the material.

SWAT team shoots man to death after Louisiana deputy shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 3:31pm

Authorities say SWAT team officers shot a man to death when they stormed a house after the man shot a sheriff's deputy.

Jackson Town Council considers boosting renter protections

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 3:25pm

The Jackson Town Council is considering ordinances that would offer more protection to renters.

Chapecoense fans pay homage to their fallen heroes

Don Riddell, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 3:22pm

Through thick and thin, the small Brazilian town of Chapeco has stood by its football team.

Texas officials: 1 killed, 7 hurt in cheerleader bus crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 3:21pm

A woman was killed and seven other people were injured when a semitrailer crashed into a bus carrying a group of West Texas high school cheerleaders, authorities said Saturday.

Campus attack could be latest terror case in heartland state

John Seewer and Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 2:30pm

Authorities are investigating terrorism as a possible motive in the car-and-knife attack on the Ohio State University campus, the latest in a series of cases involving young men who apparently became radicalized in the heartland state.

Foam fills Philadelphia streets after substation incident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 2:11pm

A possible explosion at a power substation in downtown Philadelphia sent waves of white foam billowing into the streets that spread across a two-block area.

Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

Eric Tucker and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 1:51pm

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who's accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is asking President Barack Obama to pardon him before leaving office.

Road rage ends in McKnight's death; criticism of case looms

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 1:42pm

A road rage incident possibly sparked by a driver cutting off another on a nearby bridge spiraled into a shooting that left an ex-NFL player dead, authorities said, amid criticism the shooter was allowed to go free.

Final Senate seat to be settled in Louisiana Dec. 10 runoff

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 1:32pm

Louisiana's last-in-the-nation U.S. Senate race has drawn donations from desperate Democrats around the country seeking a victory in their otherwise dismal election cycle, even if they're supporting a pro-gun, anti-abortion candidate deemed such a long shot that he's getting little help from the national Democratic Party.