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Wyoming representative to join Trump transition team

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 12:11pm

Wyoming's outgoing U.S. representative has been named to President-elect Donald Trump's transition team.

APNewsBreak: Military targets handling of misconduct cases

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 12:02pm

Military leaders are trying to fix the lengthy, inconsistent process for investigating senior officers accused of misconduct, The Associated Press has learned. They are seeking to change a hodgepodge system in which investigations can drag on for years while taxpayers pay six-figure salaries to officers relegated to mid-level administrative posts.

US, Western leaders calling for immediate Aleppo cease-fire

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 12:01pm

The United States and five other Western powers called Wednesday for an immediate cease-fire in the Syrian city of Aleppo and accused Russia of blocking efforts to halt the bloodshed.

NYC police make arrest in ferry charging-outlet fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:50am

New York City police say they've arrested a man accused of trying to stab another passenger in a fight over a charging outlet on a Staten Island Ferry.

Prosecutor: Black church shooter had cold, hateful heart

Bruce Smith and Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:43am

Dylann Roof had a "cold and hateful heart" when he pulled a pistol from his fanny pack during a Bible study last year and killed nine black church members as they closed their eyes for a final prayer, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Orem chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting patients

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:41am

An Orem chiropractor has been accused of sexually assaulting two women who visited him for evaluations.

Texas eyes immunizations as more kids file exemptions

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:41am

Texas could host the nation's next major fight over stricter requirements for immunizations as its rates of schoolchildren who refuse to get shots for non-medical reasons rises.

Feds: Woman made death threats to Sandy Hook victim's parent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:41am

A Florida woman has been charged making death threats against the parent of a child who died in the Sandy Hook school shooting massacre because she thought the attack was a hoax, federal authorities announced Wednesday.

The Latest: Pearl Harbor survivors reconnect at ceremony

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:41am

The Latest on a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.(all times Hawaii):

Ohio GOP wants to add 20-week abortion ban to heartbeat bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:34am

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

Correction: Elk Refuge-Pronghorn story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:34am

In a story Dec. 6 about pronghorn at an elk refuge, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the animals were elk. They are a separate species, related to antelope.

Racial slur found on Idaho Black History Museum building

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:31am

Officials with the Idaho Black History Museum say someone wrote a racial slur on the roof of the museum's storage shed.

Maryland's 'Sen. Barb' and veteran Sen. Boxer bid farewell

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:20am

Maryland Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a 40-year veteran of Congress and a tough-as-nails advocate for Maryland, the poor and women's rights, said farewell to the Senate on Wednesday, recalling her roots as a Baltimore community activist and her work for "for jobs and justice."

Nightclub victims' kin: Oakland fire families face long road

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:20am

Authorities investigating the California warehouse party fire that killed 36 people have said they are considering a criminal case — even murder charges. But as relatives learned after a nightclub fire killed 100 people in Rhode Island, any prosecution would be a long and complicated road that may not end with a feeling of justice.

Prosecutor drops charges in death of Detroit college officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 11:11am

Prosecutors dropped murder charges Wednesday against a man in the killing of a Detroit college police officer who was shot in the head while on duty.

Trump: Romney still in the running

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:51am

He's not just the president-elect -- he's now Time Magazine's "Person of the Year." And Donald Trump is continuing the process of putting his administration together, telling NBC's "Today" show that he expects to pick a secretary of state next week.

Attorneys challenge park service over inauguration protests

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:50am

The National Park Service is quashing dissent by blocking access to public space for those who want to demonstrate before, during and after President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, Washington civil rights attorneys said Wednesday.

Woman accused of killing twin in Hawaii to OK extradition

Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:46am

A woman accused of killing her twin sister by driving their SUV off a cliff in Hawaii won't fight extradition from upstate New York, her lawyer said Wednesday.

Authorities: 2 south Georgia officers shot; shooter at large

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:42am

Authorities say two law enforcement officers have been shot in south Georgia.

Trump: Romney still in running for secretary of state

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:35am

In the latest will he or won't he become secretary of state, Mitt Romney remains a solid maybe.