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Thousands attend Pearl Harbor anniversary ceremony

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 12:13pm

Thousands of people gathered at Pearl Harbor on Wednesday for a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the attack that plunged the United States into World War II and left more than 2,300 service people dead.

Wyoming representative to join Trump transition team

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 12:11pm

Wyoming's outgoing U.S. representative has been named to President-elect Donald Trump's transition team.

Free spirit, sheriff deputy's son among Oakland fire victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 12:11pm

There was a musical artist from Ohio who was generous about giving people hugs to make them feel appreciated. A music-loving teenage son of a sheriff's deputy. And a DJ passionate about social justice.

APNewsBreak: Military targets handling of misconduct cases

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 12:02pm

Military leaders are trying to fix the lengthy, inconsistent process for investigating senior officers accused of misconduct, The Associated Press has learned. They are seeking to change a hodgepodge system in which investigations can drag on for years while taxpayers pay six-figure salaries to officers relegated to mid-level administrative posts.

US, Western leaders calling for immediate Aleppo cease-fire

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 12:01pm

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

NYC police make arrest in ferry charging-outlet fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:50am

New York City police say they've arrested a man accused of trying to stab another passenger in a fight over a charging outlet on a Staten Island Ferry.

Prosecutor: Black church shooter had cold, hateful heart

Bruce Smith and Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:43am

Dylann Roof had a "cold and hateful heart" when he pulled a pistol from his fanny pack during a Bible study last year and killed nine black church members as they closed their eyes for a final prayer, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Orem chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting patients

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:41am

An Orem chiropractor has been accused of sexually assaulting two women who visited him for evaluations.

Texas eyes immunizations as more kids file exemptions

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:41am

Texas could host the nation's next major fight over stricter requirements for immunizations as its rates of schoolchildren who refuse to get shots for non-medical reasons rises.

Feds: Woman made death threats to Sandy Hook victim's parent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:41am

A Florida woman has been charged 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.

The Latest: Pearl Harbor survivors reconnect at ceremony

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:41am

The Latest on a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.(all times Hawaii):

Ohio GOP wants to add 20-week abortion ban to heartbeat bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:34am

Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill Republican lawmakers hoped to pass Wednesday and add to legislation already on its way to GOP Gov. John Kasich that would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Correction: Elk Refuge-Pronghorn story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:34am

In a story Dec. 6 about pronghorn at an elk refuge, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the animals were elk. They are a separate species, related to antelope.

Racial slur found on Idaho Black History Museum building

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:31am

Officials with the Idaho Black History Museum say someone wrote a racial slur on the roof of the museum's storage shed.

Maryland's 'Sen. Barb' and veteran Sen. Boxer bid farewell

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:20am

Maryland Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a 40-year veteran of Congress and a tough-as-nails advocate for Maryland, the poor and women's rights, said farewell to the Senate on Wednesday, recalling her roots as a Baltimore community activist and her work for "for jobs and justice."

Nightclub victims' kin: Oakland fire families face long road

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:20am

Authorities investigating the California warehouse party fire that killed 36 people have said they are considering a criminal case — even murder charges. But as relatives learned after a nightclub fire killed 100 people in Rhode Island, any prosecution would be a long and complicated road that may not end with a feeling of justice.

Prosecutor drops charges in death of Detroit college officer

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

Prosecutors dropped murder charges Wednesday against a man in the killing of a Detroit college police officer who was shot in the head while on duty.

Trump: Romney still in the running

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:51am

He's not just the president-elect -- he's now Time Magazine's "Person of the Year." And Donald Trump is continuing the process of putting his administration together, telling NBC's "Today" show that he expects to pick a secretary of state next week.

Attorneys challenge park service over inauguration protests

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:50am

The National Park Service is quashing dissent by blocking access to public space for those who want to demonstrate before, during and after President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, Washington civil rights attorneys said Wednesday.