Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 7:31pm
North Carolina's incoming Democratic governor said Wednesday he's optimistic he'll be able to repeal the law limiting state and local LGBT protections, vowing to pull back the conservative agenda of a Republican-dominated legislature.
Kim Chandler, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 7:21pm
An Alabama man convicted of killing a store clerk is scheduled to be executed Thursday, but lawyers for the former Eagle Scout are urging it be blocked because a judge overrode a jury recommendation in imposing the death sentence.
Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill that Republican lawmakers hope to pass Thursday and add to legislation already on its way to GOP Gov. John Kasich that would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Paul Elias and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 7:11pm
The fire that killed 36 people during a party at an Oakland warehouse started on the ground floor and quickly raged, with smoke billowing into the second level and trapping victims whose only escape route was through the flames, federal investigators said Wednesday.
A man fatally shot one Georgia police officer and wounded a second before fleeing an apartment complex near a college campus that went on lockdown as a precaution, authorities said. They said the suspect is believed to be armed and dangerous.
In stories that ran Dec. 4 through Dec. 7, The Associated Press, using information provided by the city of Oakland, erroneously reported the age and last name of an Oakland warehouse fire victim. The victim was 24-year-old David Cline, not 35-year-old David Clines.
Jennifer Kay, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 6:13pm
A Florida woman has been charged with making death threats against the parent of a child who died in the Sandy Hook school shooting massacre because she thought the attack was a hoax, federal authorities announced Wednesday.
Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 6:00pm
Authorities on Wednesday charged two juveniles in an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings in an iconic tourism spot at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Ben Neary, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 5:54pm
However the Republican majority in Congress and President-elect Donald Trump decide to meet promises to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Wyoming officials say it appears people who sign up for federally subsidized insurance now are likely to remain covered through next year.
One of the first responders who helped rescue a young woman from a building collapse in Sioux Falls that killed a construction worker said he thought of his daughters as he held her hand under the rubble.
Jeff Amy, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 5:40pm
Fired, criminally charged and with her state teaching license on the line, Linda Winters-Johnson admitted Wednesday that she'd been wrong to drag a special education student by the hair across the gym floor at Greenville High School.
Michael Tarm, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 5:31pm
The purported leader of Chicago's powerful Hobos street gang surprised courtroom observers by choosing to testify Wednesday at his own racketeering conspiracy trial, telling jurors that no such gang existed despite his full-arm tattoo emblazoned with the words — "Hobo: The Earth Is Our Turf."