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US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:41am

Life expectancy in the United States has been rising for decades -- but now, that trend could be coming to an end.

Hawaii under tsunami watch because of Solomon Islands quake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:41am

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says Hawaii is under a tsunami watch because of an earthquake in the Solomon Islands.

NYC mayor: 'Rigorous' probe into 2 toddlers' radiator deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:41am

Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City is conducting a "rigorous" investigation into a "freak" radiator accident that led to the deaths of two toddler sisters.

Arkansas court upholds gay marriage birth certificate law

Jill Bleed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:41am

Arkansas' highest court on Thursday threw out a judge's ruling that could have allowed married same-sex couples to get the names of both spouses on their children's birth certificates without a court order, saying it doesn't violate equal protection "to acknowledge basic biological truths."

The Latest: Cal vigil to honor 36 killed in warehouse fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:31am

The Latest on an Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people(all times local):

USGS: Magnitude-8.0 quake hits off Solomon islands

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:30am

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that a magnitude-8.0 earthquake has struck in waters off of the Solomon Islands.

John Edwards lists North Carolina estate for $6.9M

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:30am

Former senator and Democratic nominee for vice president John Edwards has listed his North Carolina estate on the market for $6.9 million.

Court upholds death sentence of condemned Ohio killer of 11

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:30am

The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the conviction and death sentence of a Cleveland man who killed 11 women and hid the remains in and around his home.

Defendant's pal: Will Smith's wife and I tried to calm him

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:30am

A friend of the driver on trial for killing former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith told a jury Thursday that he tried to restrain Smith in the heated exchange of words following an April 9 traffic crash.

The Latest: Defense: Dylann Roof's mother had heart attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:21am

The Latest on the federal death-penalty trial of a white man charged with killing nine black people during a Bible study in a Charleston church (all times local):

Escaped inmate accused in police stabbing recaptured

Meg Kinnard and Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:15am

An inmate serving a life sentence who escaped from a maximum-security South Carolina prison and stabbed a police officer while on the run has been recaptured after a locked door stopped him from getting into a school, authorities said Thursday.

Drought, the South's unwelcome guest, stays despite rains

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:11am

Recent showers and storms have slightly eased the South's severe drought, but experts say it wasn't enough to make up for months of dry conditions before the rain finally fell.

Man convicted in killing of 5-year-old girl gets 30 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:02am

A second man convicted in the fatal shooting of a 5-year-old girl as she sat on her grandfather's lap in Milwaukee has been sentenced to prison.

Police release video of new suspect in Detroit officer death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:00am

Detroit police have released video footage of a new, unidentified suspect in the fatal shooting of a college police officer.

Police: Suspect in Georgia officer shootings confirmed dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:00am

A man suspected of fatally shooting a Georgia police officer and wounding another is dead, authorities said Thursday after a SWAT team stormed a home where a tipster had told police the suspect was hiding.

Kentucky county reaches $3.5M settlement after shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:00am

A Kentucky county has agreed to a $3.5 million settlement with the family and passengers of a teenager who was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy as she tried to drive away from a large party.

Couple held in death of 76-pound disabled man with bed sores

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:51am

A Pennsylvania couple has been jailed in the death of a disabled man who weighed just 76 pounds when he died in bed at their home last year.

Trump picks labor secretary, heads west to meet OSU victims

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:51am

President-elect Donald Trump is taking on a somber task Thursday that became all too familiar to his predecessor — supporting survivors after an outbreak of violence, this time families and victims from last week's attack at Ohio State University.

An investment that's a safer bet than Social Security

Kent Smetters, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:46am

Here's an important tip for year-end financial planning: Getting started now will allow you to secure a safe source of savings as well as tax benefits for the current year. But you might want to hurry because the clock is ticking if you want to invest before the end of the calendar year.