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No verdict in motorist death after 16 hours deliberation

Bruce Smith and Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 6:22pm

The jury in the murder trial of a former South Carolina police officer charged with gunning down a black motorist will continue deliberating next week, despite at one point Friday appearing deadlocked by a juror who told the judge he could not "with good conscience approve a guilty verdict."

Records: Judge pulled off case after series of mistakes

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 6:20pm

A federal judge in Louisiana was pulled off a criminal case following a series of mistakes in routine trial procedures and after she apparently delegated some of her judicial duties to a prosecutor, according to court documents reviewed by The Associated Press.

2 arrested in New Orleans shooting that killed 1, wounded 9

Bill Fuller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 6:20pm

A second suspect in the Bourbon Street shooting that left one person dead and nine others injured was arrested Friday.

Dylann Roof's lawyers want back on death penalty case

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 6:10pm

Defense attorneys dismissed by Charleston church shooting defendant Dylann Roof strongly condemned his decision to represent himself and filed a motion Friday to get back on the case.

Alaska town's new Inupiat name challenged in court

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 6:00pm

On paper, the new Inupiat Eskimo name of the nation's northernmost town is now official. But not so fast. The reality is not so simple.

Utah power players eye Senate run as Hatch flirts with 2018

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:44pm

As the dust clears from the 2016 election, Utah Republicans have already turned their attention to 2018 and whether longtime U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch will stick to his word that he won't run for re-election.

Teen who climbed World Trade Center faces new stunt charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:40pm

A teenage daredevil who climbed the World Trade Center's centerpiece tower in 2014 has surrendered to police after videos posted on social media showed him dangling from other New York skyscrapers.

Police hail parents who found, disarmed son at Utah school

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:30pm

A Utah mother and father who followed their son to school and pulled a shotgun from his hand after he fired a round into a classroom ceiling likely prevented bloodshed by acting quickly on their intuition and conversations with the boy after they noticed guns were missing from their home, police said Friday.

The Latest: Second suspect arrested in New Orleans shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:30pm

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The Latest: Worker found dead in building collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:30pm

The Latest on rescue efforts at a building that collapsed in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (all times local):

South Dakota authorities say they've found the body of a construction worker in a collapsed building in Sioux Falls

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:20pm

South Dakota authorities say they've found the body of a construction worker in a collapsed building in Sioux Falls .

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $1 billion settlement

Emily Smith and Keith Allen, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:16pm

A federal jury in Dallas has ordered Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics to pay more than $1 billion to a group of plaintiffs over artificial hip replacements.

Donald Trump goes off on Evan McMullin at Ohio victory rally

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:15pm

President-elect Donald Trump went off on independent candidate and Utah native Evan McMullin without mentioning his name during the first stop on his "thank you" victory tour in Ohio.

Med school cuts ties with Denver doctor over racist remark

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:11pm

A doctor who made a racist remark on Facebook about first lady Michelle Obama has resigned her job at the Denver Health Medical Center.

Hawaii summits could get more than 2 feet of snow

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:11pm

The summits of Hawaii's Big Island could get more than two feet of snow, with a winter storm warning in effect through Saturday.

Police: Marksman killed gunman after child ran to porch

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:10pm

The gunman had already shot a police officer, threatened to kill two children and barricaded himself upstairs in a house for 11 hours when one of the kids, a 6-year-old boy, escaped.

Alabama inmate seeks execution stay from US Supreme Court

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:00pm

An Alabama inmate on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stay his upcoming execution to consider whether a judge should have been able to give him a death sentence when the jury recommended life imprisonment.

3 charged with murder in shooting of 4-year-old Houston girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 4:51pm

Three teenagers have been charged with capital murder, accused of fatally shooting a 4-year-old Houston-area girl while they tried to rob her mother as the family unloaded groceries in the parking lot of their apartment complex.

Man gets decade in prison for Colombia rebels weapons plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 4:40pm

A Romanian convicted of conspiring to sell military-grade weapons in Europe was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison.

Lawsuit 'likely' amid new Texas rules over fetal remains

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 4:32pm

New Texas rules requiring the burial or cremation of fetal remains are likely to face a court challenge before taking effect, an abortion-rights attorney said Friday, months after the U.S. Supreme Court knocked down sweeping abortion restrictions in the state.