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No headway on obesity, other threats, despite federal push

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:44am

U.S. health officials say the progress in battles against some major health threats like obesity, food poisoning, and infections spread in hospitals has been disappointing.

Kennedy vote seems key to Supreme Court redistricting cases

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:41am

Justice Anthony Kennedy appears to hold the decisive vote in two Supreme Court cases involving challenges from African-American voters to electoral districts in North Carolina and Virginia.

Police: Fake news story led gunman to popular DC pizzeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:33am

A fake news story prompted a man to fire a rifle inside 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.

The Latest: Obama issues statement on Oakland warehouse fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:32am

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

No bail for 15-year-old charged with decapitating classmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:31am

A 15-year-old Massachusetts boy charged with killing a high school classmate whose headless body was found near a river last week is being held without bail.

Lawsuit settled over death after officers used stun guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:31am

A Virginia police department has settled a lawsuit filed by the sister of a man who died in police custody after officers shocked him repeatedly with stun guns.

Police: Man kills ex-girlfriend in Utah, dies after chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:31am

A Utah man shot and killed an ex-girlfriend who had a restraining order against him then died after police found him and fired their weapons, authorities said. It was unclear if he was killed by the officers or took his own life.

The Latest: Police: Pizzeria gunman suspect to show in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:31am

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):

Lawyers: Juror was biased, man's execution should be halted

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:30am

The execution of a Georgia death row inmate convicted of killing his father-in-law following a custody fight over his young son should be halted because a juror lied about her own custody battle and messy divorces — and then persuaded fellow jurors to vote for a death sentence, his attorneys argue.

Dylann Roof allowed to hire lawyers back, for now

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:22am

A federal judge agreed Monday to let a white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners rehire his attorneys until a verdict is reached, but to remain his own lawyer if he is found guilty and the trial moves into a penalty phase.

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Amazon opens a grocery store with no checkout line

Seth Fiegerman, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:22am

Amazon has gone after book stores, retail chains and electronics shops. Now it's taking on grocery stores, with a twist.

Cops: Serial abductor broke into Ohio homes to kidnap girls

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:11am

Authorities in the Cleveland area have arrested a man who they say broke into two homes and kidnapped a girl and tried to abduct another within the past year.

Pulse owner decides not to sell club to city of Orlando

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:10am

The owner of the Florida nightclub where the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history took place said Monday that she is no longer interested in selling the property to the city of Orlando.

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Death toll climbs to 36 in Oakland warehouse fire

Kristin J. Bender and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:10am

The death toll in the Oakland warehouse fire climbed to 36 Monday with more bodies still feared buried in the blackened ruins, and families anxiously awaited word of their missing loved ones.

Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama

Allie Malloy, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:02am

Former American prisoner of war Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is asking President Barack Obama to grant him a pardon for charges he faces after leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009, according to White House and Justice Department officials.

The Latest: Man shoots ex, dies after police fire shots

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:50am

The Latest on gunfire that left a man and a woman dead in Utah (all times local):

NYC mayor seeks $35 million for Trump-related security costs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:40am

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he's asking the federal government for $35 million to cover costs related to security for President-elect Donald Trump.

The Latest: Prosecutors say they need 7 days in church case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:40am

The Latest on the death penalty trial of Dylann Roof in the Charleston church shootings (all times local):

Children who lived through Pearl Harbor attack remember

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:30am

In some ways, it could be any class photo from the 1940s. The sepia-toned image shows 30 fifth-graders — 26 girls and four boys — at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Waikiki. Most are smiling, some look stern. A few have no shoes.

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.