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Police: Uber driver made unwanted sexual advances, charged

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:40am

Police in the Pittsburgh suburbs say an Uber driver has been charged with indecent assault and harassment for allegedly making unwanted sexual advances toward a female passenger.

Governor probing racial bias in NY prisons after Times story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:40am

New York's governor has launched an investigation into racial bias in the state prison system following an investigation by The New York Times.

Head-on crash leaves New Jersey trooper, another man dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:22am

A rookie state trooper responding to a call for help was killed in a violent wreck on a highway when a car traveling in the opposite direction crossed a grassy median and slammed into his cruiser head-on, authorities said.

Report says Pentagon disregarded cost-cutting study

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:13am

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the Defense Department disregarded an internal study that found it had a bloated bureaucracy and could cut $125 billion in administrative costs over five years. But a Pentagon spokesman said the study had limited value because it didn't take into account existing cost-cutting programs and lacked "actionable recommendations."

Judge again denies venue change in murder-for-hire trial

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:12am

After giving it a night's thought, a judge still believes he can find six impartial jurors to hear the trial of a Florida woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband.

Authorities: 2 children among 3 dead in Indiana house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:10am

Authorities say a young woman, her baby and another child have died in a house fire in Indiana. A fourth person has been hospitalized.

Trump campaign manager Conway to lead Christmas parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:03am

Republican President-elect Donald Trump's campaign manager is returning to her New Jersey roots to lead a parade.

Fake news rings alarm bells from restaurant to White House

Matthew Barakat and Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:00am

The bizarre rumors began with a leaked email referring to Hillary Clinton and sinister interpretations of pizza parties. It morphed into fake online news stories about a child sex trafficking ring run by prominent Democrats operating out of a Washington, D.C., restaurant.

NYC sees spike in reported hate crimes since Trump election

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:54am

Reports of hate crimes have spiked in New York City and the city's mayor says he believes heated rhetoric by President-elect Donald Trump is a factor.

Death toll stands at 36 in Oakland warehouse fire

Paul Elias and Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:52am

Some people managed to text loved ones goodbye and "I love you" before they died in an Oakland warehouse fire that claimed three dozen lives, officials said, as heart-rending reports of victims' last moments emerged from the most lethal building fire in the U.S. in more than a decade.

The Latest: Death toll remains at 36 in Oakland fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:50am

The Latest on a deadly fire in an Oakland warehouse (all times local):

Automatic horn may be behind fatal Arkansas train crash

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:40am

Automated equipment may have contributed to a deadly head-on train collision in Arkansas by resetting alarms set up to ensure the crew is alert.

South Carolina cold case killings suspect facing 2 new suits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:40am

A South Carolina man charged with killing a total of seven people is facing two new civil lawsuits.

Officials consider citing homeowner after Ohio fire kills 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:30am

Authorities have identified the two adults and two girls killed in a fire at a home that apparently lacked smoke detectors, and they're considering whether the rental property's owner should be cited.

Ohio firefighter shot, wounded while on scene of house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:21am

Officials say an Ohio firefighter was shot and wounded while in a firetruck at the scene of a house fire.

Special-needs Texas teens found in 'deplorable' conditions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:12am

A sheriff says seven special-needs teenagers aged 13 to 16 years old have been removed from "deplorable" conditions at a Houston-area home where they were locked for long periods in a closet.

Filing: As guard lay dying, inmate stole gum from his pocket

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:11am

Federal prosecutors say an inmate's killing of a guard at a federal prison in Pennsylvania was a calculated slaying during which the inmate paused to chew a piece of gum he took from the dying guard's pocket.

School board official avoids trial in frozen fish assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:50am

A member of a Massachusetts town's school committee charged with assaulting a man with frozen fish patties has been ordered to attend anger management classes.

After mistrial, slain SC motorist's family still confident

Bruce Smith and Seanna Adcox, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:41am

Relatives of Walter Scott, the black motorist fatally shot while fleeing a traffic stop, say they are confident justice will prevail even though a South Carolina jury could not reach a verdict in the murder trial of a white former police officer charged in his death.

AG cautions town against vote on proposed Muslim cemetery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:30am

The Massachusetts attorney general's office is cautioning town officials against holding a town-wide vote on a proposal for a Muslim cemetery on abandoned farmland.