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Man convicted in son's hot-car death gets life, no parole

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:01pm

A Georgia man convicted of murder after his toddler son died in a hot SUV has been sentenced to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Texas appeals ruling that bans license for detention centers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:01pm

The Texas attorney general is appealing a judge's ruling that prevents state officials from issuing child-care licenses to two federal detention centers in South Texas holding families who have illegally entered the U.S.

Man convicted of murder in hot-car death of 22-month-old son sentenced to life without possibility of parole

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:01pm

Man convicted of murder in hot-car death of 22-month-old son sentenced to life without possibility of parole.

Idaho prisons director resigns to lead national organization

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:54am

Idaho Department of Correction Director Kevin Kempf is resigning to take a job as the executive director of the Association of State Correctional Administrators.

Cops: Serial abductor broke into Ohio homes to kidnap girls

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:51am

A Cleveland-area man accused of breaking into two homes and kidnapping a girl and trying to abduct another has been indicted on rape and other charges.

Official: Lithium battery possibly started Boise State fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:41am

Officials say a lithium battery might have started a fire that partially destroyed a modular office building at Boise State University over the weekend.

Trial to begin for baby sitter charged in toddler's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:31am

Trial is set to begin for a West Virginia man accused by authorities of killing a 2-year-old boy he was babysitting and stuffing the body in a freezer.

Sheriff: 16 refugees in custody after reaching Florida coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:21am

Authorities in Florida say more than a dozen refugees are in custody after they landed along the state's Atlantic coast.

New director wants upgrades at Idaho ag research stations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:11am

Upgrading aging infrastructure at nine research and extension centers around the state is a main goal, the new director of the University of Idaho's Agricultural Experiment Station said.

1 dies when vehicles plunge into water-filled Texas sinkhole

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:11am

Officials say one person has died and two others were hurt when two vehicles fell into a water-filled sinkhole in San Antonio, Texas.

Russian convicted of raping New York newlywed gets 13 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:00am

A Russian man convicted of raping a newlywed he met at a New York bar has been sentenced to 13 years in prison and faces deportation.

Restored carousel to offer rides in N. Idaho next spring

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:00am

A restored, hand-carved carousel will likely start offering rides next spring, a northern Idaho group says.

Man accused of threatening Muslim officer faces hate charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:00am

A man accused of threatening an off-duty Muslim police officer previously commended for heroism is facing a hate-crime charge.

Correction: Southern Wildfires-The Latest story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:50am

In a story Dec. 4 about the Gatlinburg area wildfires, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the 14th fatality involved a multi-car crash. Authorities have corrected that the fatality involved a single-car crash.

The Latest: Jurors get more instructions in Slager trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:50am

The Latest on the trial of a fired South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed black motorist (all times local):

Walmart agrees to $7.5M settlement in discrimination suit

Shannon Gupta, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:47am

Walmart has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a suit that alleged the chain discriminated against gay employees.

Kennedy vote seems key to Supreme Court redistricting cases

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:41am

Justice Anthony Kennedy appears to hold the decisive vote in two Supreme Court cases involving challenges from African-American voters to electoral districts in North Carolina and Virginia.

Police: Fake news story led gunman to popular DC pizzeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:33am

A fake news story prompted a man to fire a rifle inside a popular Washington, D.C., pizza place as he attempted to "self-investigate" a conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton was running a child sex ring from there, police said.

The Latest: Obama issues statement on Oakland warehouse fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:32am

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