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Road rage ends in McKnight's death; criticism of case looms

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 1:21pm

A road rage incident possibly sparked by a driver cutting off another on a nearby bridge spiraled into a shooting that left an ex-NFL player dead, authorities said, amid criticism the shooter was allowed to go free.

The Latest: Pence rallies for Senate contender in Louisiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 1:21pm

The Latest on Louisiana's U.S. Senate race (all times local):

Man gets probation for sparking east Idaho wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 1:11pm

An Ammon man has been sentenced to probation for starting a wildfire near Idaho Falls.

2 women charged in death of boy who was starved, burned

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 1:11pm

Two Milwaukee women were charged Saturday with child neglect and other counts in the death of a 7-year-old boy who was starved, burned with cigarettes, beaten and whipped with cords.

Police use 'fake news' in sting aimed at California gang

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 1:11pm

Police investigating a notorious gang in a city on California's central coast issued a fake press release that the chief credited with saving two men by deceiving gang members who wanted to kill them, but the ruse was criticized by news organizations who reported it as fact.

The Latest: Official says partygoers got out or were trapped

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 1:02pm

The Latest on a deadly fire in a converted warehouse in Oakland, California (all times local):

Legislature could put UW on State Board of Education

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 12:53pm

The University of Wyoming would have a non-voting position on the board that establishes public education policy in the state, under a legislative proposal.

Professor fatally stabbed on USC campus, student arrested

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 12:50pm

A graduate student arrested on suspicion of stabbing to death the professor who oversaw his work at the University of Southern California was being held on $1 million bail Saturday as their shocked colleagues began processing the news

Vermont band plays at prisons in tribute to Johnny Cash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 12:40pm

A Burlington man is touring Vermont prisons and performing Johnny Cash songs in tribute to the late musician.

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9 killed in Oakland warehouse fire, dozens more feared dead

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 12:40pm

At least nine people died and authorities said they feared the toll could rise as high as 40 in a fire that broke out during a rave at a converted warehouse in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Chef credited with inventing General Tso's Chicken has died

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 11:54am

The chef credited with inventing General Tso's Chicken, a world-famous Chinese dish smothered in a sweet sauce that was never a staple in China, has died in Taiwan at 98.

Sheriff says officials prepared to deal with up to 40 deaths in Oakland, California nightclub fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 11:41am

Sheriff says officials prepared to deal with up to 40 deaths in Oakland, California nightclub fire.

A Castro legacy: Cuban-Americans' hefty clout in US politics

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 11:31am

Cuban-Americans carry hefty political clout in the United States — they vote more frequently than any other Latinos; they have a strong presence in Washington with three senators, two of whom were serious contenders for the presidency; and only one non-Cuban has been Miami's mayor since 1985.

Utah congressman to meet with Trump team on monuments issue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 11:10am

Republican Congressman Ron Bishop of Utah says he plans to meet Monday with members of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team to discuss the possibility of erasing some presidential designations of national monuments.

Psychotherapist charged with sexual assault of patient

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 11:00am

A Gillette psychotherapist has pleaded not guilty to using his position of authority to have sex with one of his patients.

Colorado man sues jail after gouging out his own eye

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 11:00am

A man who gouged out his own eye while in jail is suing Rio Grande County saying jailers failed to adequately protect him from himself.

Oldest zoo gorilla doing well after biopsy before birthday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 10:50am

The oldest known gorilla living in a zoo is doing well after a surgical biopsy ahead of her 60th birthday on Dec. 22.

Florida deputy shoots man in Wal-Mart parking lot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 10:50am

Authorities in Florida are investigating after a man was shot and killed by a Florida deputy sheriff in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store.

Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

Eric Tucker and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 10:32am

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who's accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is asking President Barack Obama to pardon him before leaving office.

Overnight house fire in Ohio kills 2 adults, 2 children

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 10:31am

An overnight house fire has killed two adults and two young girls in Akron, Ohio.