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Woman charged in twin's death in Hawaii OKs extradition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:32am

A woman accused of killing her twin sister by driving their SUV off a cliff in Hawaii has cleared the way for her extradition from upstate New York.

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

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:31am

Florida's governor and tourism officials are declaring victory over Zika in South Beach. But the virus remains a risk in Miami-Dade County.

Hero-astronaut John Glenn to lie in state in Ohio

Dan Sewell and Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:21am

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.

Police believe ex-university chaplain killed daughter, self

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:21am

Police in Maine say it appears a former chaplain who worked with Roger Williams University students fatally shot his daughter before turning the gun on himself.

Pepper spray accident prompts Casper College evacuation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:20am

Campus security briefly evacuated a building at Casper College after a student accidentally fired pepper spray into her purse.

Alabama inmate coughs, heaves, during execution by injection

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:20am

An Alabama inmate coughed repeatedly and his upper body heaved for at least 13 minutes during an execution using a drug that has previously been used in problematic lethal injections in at least three other states.

Appeals court wrestles with question of combatant immunity

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:11am

An attorney for a former Russian army officer sentenced to life in prison for leading a Taliban attack on U.S. forces says the man should have his convictions thrown out because he is a lawful enemy combatant.

Man convicted of shooting 2 officers during Ferguson protest

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:10am

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.

1946 Atlanta hotel fire echoed in Oakland warehouse disaster

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:10am

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.

Volunteer firefighter saves family's home from Tennessee wildfires

Polo Sandoval, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:06am

All Amy and Doug Williams could do was to hope and pray their family's mountain retreat had weathered Tennessee's historic wildfires.

Dylann Roof hesitates just a moment before confessing

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:03am

Dylann Roof hesitated for about 20 seconds when an FBI agent asked him what he was doing on the night nine black church members were killed during Bible study.

Lockdown at Wyoming State Penitentiary to make repairs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:01am

Structural problems at the Wyoming State Penitentiary led to an inmate lockdown during recent repairs.

Obama orders review of election hacking

Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:01am

President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review on the election-season hacking that rattled the presidential campaign and raised new concerns about foreign meddling in U.S. elections, a White House official said Friday.

Utah pharmacists to dispense opioid overdose reversal drug

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:00am

Pharmacists across Utah can now dispense an opioid anti-overdose drug to individuals without a prescription.

Snow, freezing rain hits Northwest

Steven Dubois and Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:00am

A wintry mix of snow, ice and rain showered fear and excitement in much of the Northwest, a region that typically lives under a cloud of mist and drizzle.

Virginia marina fire destroys at least a dozen boats

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 9:53am

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.

DOJ investigating allegations on Albuquerque police videos

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 9:51am

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether Albuquerque police lapel camera videos have been altered or deleted, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Thursday.

2 officers resign rather than face firing in 2006 beating

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 9:40am

Two Chicago police officers who were recorded on video while beating an ex-convict at a restaurant in 2006 while off-duty have resigned instead of facing the prospect of being fired.

Parole board rejects mercy for Ohio killer of 3-year-old

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 9:40am

Ohio's prison parole board on Friday rejected mercy for a man set to die in January for the 1993 rape and killing of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter.

The Latest: Congresswoman is Trump's top Interior contender

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 9:30am

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