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Debris found; Alaska lake searched for plane with 4 aboard

Rachel D'Oro and Bob Seavey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:30am

The search of an Alaska lake was resuming early Friday after debris believed to be from a small plane carrying four people was found in the water, near where the aircraft took off from, an official said.

Voices from artists fearing crackdowns on artist collectives

Jocelyn Gecker and Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:30am

As the San Francisco Bay Area's artists grieve the loss of life from a deadly warehouse fire in Oakland that killed 36 people, they are also bracing for a possible city crackdown. The city has vowed to protect artists, but many have voiced concerns and point to Baltimore where officials raided a collective called the Bell Foundry, just days after the fire in Oakland.

Firefighter: Warehouse missing from fire-inspection records

Ellen Knickmeyer and Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:30am

The illegally occupied Oakland warehouse where dozens of partygoers perished in a blaze does not appear in a database fire inspectors use to schedule inspections and may never have been checked for fire hazards, a firefighter with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

Officials: Friendly fire from deputies killed police dog

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:20am

Officials in Florida say a police dog that died during a confrontation with an armed fugitive was actually shot by deputies.

Prosecutors to play confession in church shooting trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:50am

Prosecutors in South Carolina say they plan to play Dylann Roof's recorded confession during his federal death penalty trial in the Charleston church shootings.

POW or criminal? Appeals court to hear Taliban fighter case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:50am

A fight over whether the U.S. government properly prosecuted a former Russian military tank commander convicted of leading a Taliban attack on American forces is heading to a federal appeals court.

Officer slayings 'wreaked havoc' on rural Georgia community

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:40am

leaving a rural Georgia community grieving and on edge as police hunted the attacker.

Gatlinburg, Smoky Mountains to reopen after fatal wildfires

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:30am

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the resort town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, are reopening to the public Friday after wildfires that caused 14 deaths and damaged about 2,500 buildings.

Clinton decries rise of fake news in first speech since loss

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:22am

Hillary Clinton decried the rise of fake news as an "epidemic" in her first speech since losing the presidential election last month.

Months after brother died at Pulse, sister reopens his salon

Mike Schneider and Josh Replogle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:12am

Six months after her brother and his longtime partner were killed in Orlando's gay nightclub massacre, Jessica Silva is re-opening the couple's beauty salon.

Alabama inmate coughs, heaves 13 minutes into execution

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 12:50am

A man who killed an Alabama convenience store clerk more than two decades ago was put to death Thursday night, an execution that required two consciousness tests as the inmate heaved and coughed 13 minutes into the lethal injection.

Crews work to clear Ohio interstate of vehicle pileup

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 12:40am

Authorities say highway crews and law enforcement officers are working to clear an Ohio road where a chain reaction crash in snowy conditions caused a pileup of more than 50 vehicles.

Debris in Alaska lake possibly from plane carrying 4 people

Rachel D'Oro and Bob Seavey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:21pm

Debris believed to be from a small plane carrying four people that's missing in Alaska was found Thursday in a lake near where the aircraft took off from, an official said.

10 things to know about John Glenn, who has died at 95

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:50pm

Ten notable aspects of the life of astronaut and senator John H. Glenn Jr. who died Thursday at 95:

Woman charged in twin's death in Hawaii due in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:21pm

A woman accused of killing her twin sister by driving their SUV off a cliff in Hawaii is expected to clear the way for her extradition from upstate New York.

Authorities: Alabama executes man convicted of 1994 murder of convenience store clerk

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:20pm

Authorities: Alabama executes man convicted of 1994 murder of convenience store clerk.

The Latest: Alabama executes man who killed clerk in 1994

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:20pm

The Latest on the scheduled execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local):

The Latest: Debris in lake may be from missing Alaska plane

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:11pm

The Latest on missing Alaska plane with four on board (all times local):

John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, dies at age 95

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 8:21pm

John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95.