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Prosecution rests on Day 5 of Will Smith death trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:32pm

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

Media says police shooting video should be public if filed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:30pm

A coalition of Utah media organizations is calling on a judge to make public any video of a fatal police shooting inside a federal courthouse that becomes part of a wrongful death lawsuit.

Memphis sees record-setting 214th homicide of the year

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:30pm

With its latest apparent shooting death, Memphis hit 214 homicides this year, a record for this city beset by gang activity and gun crime, police said Friday.

What we know now about the deadly Oakland warehouse fire

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:21pm

The deadliest building fire in the U.S. in more than a decade ripped through a warehouse in Oakland, California during a dance party on the night of Dec. 2, killing 36 people. The warehouse had been turned into artists' studios and illegal living spaces. Here's what is known about the blaze, the victims, the warehouse and the investigation.

Lawyer: Reno boy shot by school cop had been bullied, beaten

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:20pm

An emotionally distressed 14-year-old armed with a knife had been bullied and beaten and was trying to escape from a crowd of classmates this week who had gathered to capture video of an anticipated fight when a campus police officer shot the boy, his lawyer told The Associated Press on Friday.

Critics: Alabama execution helps case against sedative

Kim Chandler and Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:20pm

An Alabama execution in which a prisoner heaved his chest, coughed and appeared to move offers more evidence that a drug used to sedate inmates before they are put to death should not be used in lethal injections, critics of the drug said Friday.

Official: Refrigerator ruled out as source of Oakland fire

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:20pm

A refrigerator was ruled out as the cause of a fire at a warehouse in Oakland that killed 36 people, but investigators were still looking at electrical systems as possible ignition sources, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Friday.

John Glenn, astronaut and senator, to lie in state in Ohio

Dan Sewell and Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:20pm

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

Students checked at hospital after eating marijuana candy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:03pm

Authorities say six New York high school students who were checked out at a hospital had eaten a candy bar containing marijuana.

The Latest: School boss bans Confederate flag clothing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:00pm

The Latest on a Pennsylvania school district where a black student was upset that a classmate wore a shirt depicting a Confederate flag (all times local):

Experts: Balloon pilot was on 10 different medications

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:00pm

The pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed in Texas in July, killing 16 people, was taking medications that should have precluded him from flying, medical experts testified at a federal hearing on Friday.

The Latest: Official says fridge not cause of warehouse fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:00pm

The Latest on the Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people(all times local):

Day care center settles with parents of dead toddler

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:50pm

A West Jordan day care center where a toddler suffocated under a bean bag chair when a worker sat on it has reached a settlement with the parents.

Bundy brothers balk at attending US court hearing in Vegas

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:50pm

Two sons of Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy refused to attend, and several co-defendants shouted an oath of defiance at the end of a federal court hearing to schedule trials for 17 men accused of conspiring to take up arms against federal agents in April 2014.

Ex-internal affairs chief criticizes Border Patrol training

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:41pm

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.

The Latest: Prison commissioner: No evidence inmate suffered

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:22pm

The Latest on the execution in Alabama of a man convicted of killing a store clerk (all times local):

The Latest: Lawyer says boy shot by campus cop tried to flee

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:20pm

The Latest on the shooting of a 14-year-old boy by a school police officer in Reno, Nev. (all times local):

Oakland fire exposes rift over naming transgender victims

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:20pm

Feral Pines proved to be as complex in death as she was in life as friends and family struggled this week to settle on the correct name to remember the victim of the Oakland warehouse party fire killed along with 35 others.

Dylann Roof laughed during church slaying confession to FBI

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:20pm

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.