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VA dentist accused of using improperly cleaned tools resigns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:20am

A dentist has resigned from his position at a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs hospital amid accusations he treated hundreds of patients with improperly cleaned equipment.

Spokeswoman: Death toll in Oakland warehouse fire rises to 36

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:10am

Spokeswoman: Death toll in Oakland warehouse fire rises to 36.

Timeline: Events related to shooting death of Saints' Smith

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:00am

New Orleans resident Cardell Hayes will go on trial Monday in the shooting death of former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith, whose death earlier this year shocked the country. Here's a look at the timeline of events related to the case:

Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:41am

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen former rival Ben Carson to become secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Baby's first flight: Woman gives birth while on airplane

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:40am

A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Charleston, South Carolina, after a baby was born in the middle of the flight.

A look at key figures in the Will Smith case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:40am

Trial begins Monday for Cardell Hayes, 29, who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the April shooting death of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith. A look at some of the key figures in the case:

NYPD arrests man accused of harassing Muslim police officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:30am

The New York Police Department has arrested a man accused of harassing an off-duty Muslim police officer previously commended for heroism.

Police: Fake news story led gunman to popular DC pizzeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:20am

A man who said he was investigating a fake news story about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place was arrested after firing a rifle inside the Washington, D.C., restaurant, police said.

Authorities: 2 dead in crash on snowy Michigan roadway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:00am

Authorities say two people are dead after a car slid into the path of an oncoming pickup truck on a snowy roadway in southwestern Michigan.

Man convicted of murder in hot car death to be sentenced

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:00am

A judge is set to sentence a Georgia man found guilty of murder after his son died in a hot SUV.

Mourning, memorials amid probe into fatal warehouse fire

Kristin J. Bender and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 5:40am

As investigators searched for signs of a crime in the fire that killed at least 33 in an Oakland warehouse during a late-night dance party, survivors and teary-eyed friends of those who perished viewed the charred building from a distance, placed flowers on several small memorials and embraced each other to mourn their losses.

Suit: Massachusetts state police overlook women, minorities

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 4:40am

Four current and former Massachusetts State Police troopers are suing the agency, alleging it routinely passed over female and minority troopers for advancement.

Man captured in killing of Chicago-area security guard

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 4:20am

Police say they've captured a man wanted in the fatal shooting of a security guard at a Canadian National Railway facility in suburban Chicago.

NYC boy, 3, dies, mother's boyfriend facing assault charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 4:10am

A 3-year-old boy who was found unconscious inside his New York City home last week has died.

Clemency hearing to be held for inmate set for execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:20am

Georgia's parole board plans to hold a clemency hearing for a death row inmate scheduled for execution this week.

Former tenant: Run-down Oakland warehouse was a 'death trap'

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:03am

Shelley Mack says she didn't know the converted Oakland warehouse known as the "Ghost Ship" was an illegal residence until after she moved in, when she was instructed to tell visitors it was a 24-hour workspace for artists.

Teens, music makers among California warehouse fire victims

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:50am

Teenagers, the son of a local sheriff's deputy and young artists who loved music are among the dozens of people who died when a fire broke out at an underground dance party in a warehouse that visitors called a death trap.

Supreme Court takes up cases about race in redistricting

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:50am

The Supreme Court is taking up a pair of cases in which African-American voters maintain that Southern states discriminated against them in drawing electoral districts.

New deputy warden to start at Torrington prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:00am

The Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington is getting a new deputy warden.