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US-Canadian agency OKs changes for Lake Ontario water levels

John Flesher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 1:01pm

The U.S. and Canada have adopted a plan designed to improve environmental conditions along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River by letting water levels rise and fall more naturally.

Man convicted in killing of 5-year-old girl gets 30 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 1:01pm

A second man convicted in the fatal shooting of a 5-year-old girl as she sat on her grandfather's lap in Milwaukee has been sentenced to prison.

The Latest: Witness, prosecutor clash over who was aggressor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 12:54pm

The Latest on the trial of Cardell Hayes, charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith (all times local):

Escaped inmate accused in police stabbing recaptured

Meg Kinnard and Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 12:52pm

An inmate serving a life sentence who escaped from a maximum-security South Carolina prison and stabbed a police officer while on the run has been recaptured after a locked door stopped him from getting into a school, authorities said Thursday.

The Latest: Boy killed in Vegas shop shot in back, head

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 12:50pm

The Latest on the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas smoke shop (all times local):

Ohio House committee votes to pass 20-week abortion ban

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 12:50pm

Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill that Republican lawmakers hoped to pass Thursday and add to legislation already on its way to GOP Gov. John Kasich that would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Arkansas court upholds gay marriage birth certificate law

Jill Bleed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 12:50pm

Arkansas' highest court on Thursday threw out a judge's ruling that could have allowed all married same-sex couples to get the names of both spouses on their children's birth certificates without a court order, saying it doesn't violate equal protection "to acknowledge basic biological truths."

Attorney: Dylann Roof's mom had heart attack during trial

Bruce Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 12:50pm

Dylann Roof's mother suffered a heart attack not long after prosecutors described how her son planned a cold and calculated killing of nine black church members in a racially motivated attack, the white man's attorney said in court documents Thursday.

Christmas tree farmer returns wedding band lost 15 years ago

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 12:41pm

A Christmas tree farmer has found and returned a wedding ring that slipped off a New Jersey man's finger roughly 15 years ago.

US official warns of North Korean nuclear capabilities

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 12:40pm

A senior U.S. military official says North Korea now has the capability to launch a nuclear weapon. But the official says that while the U.S. believes Pyongyang can mount a warhead on a missile, it's not clear that it can hit a target.

Kentucky county reaches $3.5M settlement after shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 12:40pm

A Kentucky county has agreed to a $3.5 million settlement with the family and passengers of a teenager who was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy as she drove away from a party.

Trump picks labor secretary, heads west to meet OSU victims

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 12:40pm

President-elect Donald Trump is taking on a somber task Thursday that became all too familiar to his predecessor — supporting survivors after an outbreak of violence, this time families and victims from last week's attack at Ohio State University.

Latest: Chief defends dropping charges in officer's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 12:30pm

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Wayne State University police officer in Detroit (all times local):

Correction: Vaccine Fight-Texas story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 12:30pm

In a story Dec. 7 about Texas' immunization program, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the state requires parents to opt in to having their children immunized. It requires parents to opt out if they don't want their kids immunized.

Delta testing a return to free meals

Kathryn Vasel, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 12:16pm

Delta could be bringing back a major perk: Free meals in coach.

The Latest: Chief: Suspect apparently killed himself

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 12:04pm

The Latest on the shootings of two police officers in Georgia (all times local):

US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 12:04pm

A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago.

Communist Madison? City bristles at congressman's remark

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 12:01pm

A Republican congressman from northern Wisconsin who derided Madison as a communist haven is not backing down from his comments even as those in the capital city that prides itself as being "77 square miles surrounded by reality" take offense.

Police say man suspected of shooting 2 Georgia police officers apparently killed himself; body found inside home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 12:01pm

Police say man suspected of shooting 2 Georgia police officers apparently killed himself; body found inside home.