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Officials: South Beach halts Zika's spread, but risks remain

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:41pm

Florida declared its crisis with local transmission of Zika over for the season Friday in a welcome announcement ahead of peak tourism months, but health authorities warned that travelers would continue bringing the disease into the state.

Expert: Crash into Will Smith's SUV appears intentional

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:41pm

A car crash expert has told a jury in New Orleans he believes a driver intentionally crashed his Hummer into the vehicle driven by ex-football star Will Smith on the night of April 9.

Hero-astronaut John Glenn to lie in state in Ohio

Dan Sewell and Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:41pm

American hero-astronaut John Glenn will lie in state in Ohio's capitol building preceding a celebration of his life of military and government service and two history-making voyages into space.

Man convicted of shooting 2 officers during Ferguson protest

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:33pm

A jury has convicted a man of shooting two police officers during a 2015 protest in Ferguson amid fallout over the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown months earlier.

The Latest: Giuliani takes himself out of running

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:33pm

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The Latest: Teen used metal stick to kill counselor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:31pm

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Victim of 1982 attack that killed mom: Wrong man in prison

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:31pm

A woman assaulted as a girl during a 1982 sexual attack that killed her mother says she was coerced into identifying the wrong man as the assailant and is asking Missouri's governor to free that person who has spent 34 years in prison for the crimes.

Examiner: Philadelphia had 35 drug overdoses in 5 days

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:31pm

The Philadelphia medical examiner's office says as many as 35 fatal drug overdoses over a recent five-day period might be part of a bigger problem: the national opioid crisis.

Cops: Ex-chaplain estranged from family kills daughter, self

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:31pm

A former university and Air Force chaplain bought a shotgun after completing treatment for substance abuse and drove to the home of his estranged family, where he killed his adult daughter and then himself, police said Friday.

Dylann Roof laughed during church slaying confession to FBI

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:31pm

Dylann Roof wanted the world to know he hated black people and thought they were criminals. He thought about attacking drug dealers, but they might shoot back. So, he told the FBI, he picked a historic black church in Charleston he had learned about online.

1946 Atlanta hotel fire echoed in Oakland warehouse disaster

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:22pm

The cries of trapped hotel guests screaming in agony are still seared into Richard Hamil's memory, seven decades after the Winecoff Hotel fire in Atlanta.

Ex-internal affairs chief criticizes Border Patrol training

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:21pm

The former head of internal affairs at U.S. Customs and Border Protection says in a Supreme Court filing that an agent who killed a Mexican teen in a cross-border shooting should be held accountable.

Sound engineer, attorney among Oakland fire victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:21pm

A popular sound engineer, a young attorney and a woman described as a visionary were among the people killed in a fire that engulfed a dance party inside an Oakland warehouse. The Alameda County Sheriff's Department has released the names of all 36 victims. They ranged in age from 17 to 61.

Virginia marina fire destroys at least a dozen boats

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:52pm

An early morning fire at a central Virginia marina destroyed about a dozen boats Friday, sinking some and sending others ablaze down the James River.

No charges for officer who went to wrong home, killed owner

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:51pm

A grand jury has decided not to indict a Georgia police officer who went to the wrong house and fatally shot the homeowner.

School boss: Student has right to wear Confederate clothing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:51pm

A high school student has a right to wear a sweatshirt depicting a Confederate flag even though it upsets a black student and her father, the school superintendent said Friday.

The Latest: Father of warehouse fire victim visits site

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:51pm

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Sheriff raids Christian boarding school over abuse concerns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:51pm

Authorities say 22 boys have been removed from a Christian boys' boarding school in Alabama after claims of abuse.

Agency: Drug use should have grounded pilot in balloon wreck

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:41pm

Medical experts say the pilot of a hot-air balloon that crashed in Texas, killing him and 15 others, had medical ailments and was prescribed numerous prescription drugs that should have prevented him from flying.