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US, Western leaders calling for immediate Aleppo cease-fire

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 8:01am

The United States and five other Western powers on Wednesday called for an immediate cease-fire in the Syrian city of Aleppo and accused Russia of blocking efforts to halt the bloodshed.

Textbook that says some slaves treated like family is pulled

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

A social studies textbook that says some slaves in Connecticut were cared for like family members is being pulled from fourth-grade classrooms in Norwalk.

Man falsely linked to bombing to stand trial in assault case

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

A Massachusetts man falsely portrayed by a newspaper as a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing will stand trial on a sex assault charge.

US mumps cases at highest level in 10 years

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 7:19am

The United States is being hit with the most mumps cases in a decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest tally, as of Nov. 5, is 2,879 cases in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

100 snakes, lots of rats, 2 mini pigs seized from NY home

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

Authorities have seized 100 snakes, lots of rats, two miniature pigs and a few dozen birds from a New York home where dozens of creatures were found dead.

Record 607 bears killed in New Jersey's hunt

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

Hunters have killed a record 607 bears in New Jersey.

Drug dealer 'White Boy Rick' pushes for reduced sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 6:00am

A Detroit-area drug dealer nicknamed "White Boy Rick," who has been in prison for 28 years for crimes when he was a teen, is making another effort to get his sentence reduced.

Man in critical condition after Little Rock police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 6:00am

The Little Rock police chief says an officer shot and critically injured a man who reportedly told police dispatch he had fatally shot some people.

Man says Long Island cop kept him from seeing dying mom

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 6:00am

A Long Island man says a Nassau County police officer beat and restrained him over a parking dispute that prevented him from seeing his dying mother one last time.

Suspect foiled by 90-year-old Holocaust survivor arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 5:30am

Police in New York City say they've arrested a would-be mugger whose attempt to steal a Holocaust survivor's purse was thwarted when the then-90-year-old woman fought back.

With Clinton's loss, Washington groups seek new missions

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 5:10am

They're at opposite ends of the political spectrum, but two Washington groups that had been focused squarely on Hillary Clinton now have something in common: preserving their very existence.

Charleston church shooting suspect's trial set to begin

Bruce Smith and Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 5:01am

The white man who authorities said wanted to start a race war by killing nine black people in a South Carolina church is getting ready to stand trial in a city already bruised by a former police officer's racially charged murder trial that ended in a hung jury.

Officials: Suspect killed after attacking deputy with oar

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 4:40am

A Florida deputy sheriff shot and killed a suspect who authorities say beat the deputy with an oar in a lake.

'Mannequin challenge' video leads to arrests in Alabama

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:30am

A "mannequin challenge" video of people staging a shootout has led to the arrests of two men in Alabama and the seizure of several guns and marijuana.

Groups call blocking of inaugural protests unconstitutional

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:30am

Protest organizers and their attorneys say the National Park Service is quashing dissent by blocking access to public space for those who want to demonstrate during President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

Poet, nail art lover among warehouse fire victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:00am

There was a mortuary worker who dreamed of being a painter or photographer. A poet who texted her father Kurt Vonnegut lines. A music manager known for her love for nail art.

Critics worry after Trump security chief fuels conspiracies

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 1:10am

On issues of national security and intelligence, no one is likely to have more influence in Donald Trump's White House than retired Gen. Michael T. Flynn.

House GOP eyes food stamp overhaul

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 1:01am

House Republicans are laying the groundwork for a fresh effort to overhaul the nation's food stamp program during Donald Trump's presidency, with the possibility of new work and eligibility requirements for millions of Americans.

Mistrial in 'open and shut' police shooting stuns observers

Errin Haines Whack and Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 1:00am

The video was unambiguous: A white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man in the back as the man ran away.