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Dylann Roof allowed to hire lawyers back, for now

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:23am

A federal judge on Monday allowed a white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at a Charleston, South Carolina, church to hire back his lawyers, at least for the first phase of his trial.

New director wants upgrades at Idaho research stations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:21am

The new director of the University of Idaho's Agricultural Experiment Station says one of his main goals is upgrading aging infrastructure at nine research and extension centers around the state.

Travel difficult in northern, central Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:01am

Snow is causing problems for travelers in northern and central Wyoming.

Federal judge allows Dylann Roof to hire back his lawyers for guilt phase of trial in deadly church shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:50am

Federal judge allows Dylann Roof to hire back his lawyers for guilt phase of trial in deadly church shooting.

The Latest: Majority of jurors undecided in Slager trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:50am

The Latest on the trial of a fired South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed black motorist (all times local):

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Death toll grows to 36 at Oakland warehouse fire

Kristin J. Bender and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:40am

The death toll in the Oakland warehouse fire has grown to 36 and authorities say they expect the number to rise when they resume work later Monday following a temporary work stoppage. A wall is leaning inward, posing a safety hazard to those who have been searching the building which erupted in fire Friday night.

Police: Fake news story led gunman to popular DC pizzeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:31am

A fake news story prompted a man to fire a rifle at a popular Washington, D.C., pizza place as he attempted to "self-investigate" a conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton was running a child sex ring from there, police said.

Judge denies change of venue motion in murder-for-hire trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:30am

The trial of a Florida woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband will be heard by a local jury.

Avalanche warning in effect for mountains near Cooke City

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:30am

The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center has issued a backcountry avalanche warning for the mountains near Cooke City, the Lionhead area near West Yellowstone along with the Southern Madison and Southern Gallatin ranges.

The Latest: Death toll grows to 36 in Oakland warehouse fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:30am

The Latest on a deadly fire in an Oakland warehouse (all times local):

Restored carousel to offer rides in N. Idaho next spring

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:20am

A northern Idaho group says a restored, hand-carved carousel will likely start offering rides next spring.

Man arrested in killing of Chicago-area security guard

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:14am

Police have arrested a man wanted in the fatal shooting of a security guard at a Canadian National Railway facility in suburban Chicago.

Prosecutors charge Ohio teen whose gun killed toddler

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:00am

Prosecutors in Ohio have charged a teenager whose gun got into the hands of a 7-year-old who accidentally shot a 3-year-old boy to death.

Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:00am

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen former rival Ben Carson to become secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Latest: Police: Pizzeria gunman had AR-15 rifle, handgun

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:40am

The Latest on the arrest of a man who police say fired shots in a pizzeria while investigating a fake news story (all times local):

Key figure in Pittsburgh-based SAT scam faces sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:22am

A former University of Pittsburgh student who pleaded guilty to being the go-between for Chinese students who paid to have impostors take college entrance exams for them faces sentencing before a federal judge.

VA dentist accused of using improperly cleaned tools resigns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:20am

A dentist has resigned from his position at a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs hospital amid accusations he treated hundreds of patients with improperly cleaned equipment.

Spokeswoman: Death toll in Oakland warehouse fire rises to 36

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:10am

Spokeswoman: Death toll in Oakland warehouse fire rises to 36.

Timeline: Events related to shooting death of Saints' Smith

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:00am

New Orleans resident Cardell Hayes will go on trial Monday in the shooting death of former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith, whose death earlier this year shocked the country. Here's a look at the timeline of events related to the case:

Baby's first flight: Woman gives birth while on airplane

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:40am

A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Charleston, South Carolina, after a baby was born in the middle of the flight.