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Suspect in Planned Parenthood shooting to appear in court

Thomas Peipert, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:36pm

A man accused of killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado in 2015 is set to appear in U.S. District Court on Friday on new charges that were filed after his murder case in state court stalled.

Wisconsin judge hears challenge to 234K voter registrations

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:05pm

A Wisconsin judge will consider Friday whether to immediately toss out the registrations of up to 234,000 voters in a lawsuit brought by conservatives that could make it more difficult for people to vote next year in the key swing state.

Chicago cop suspended after unarmed, autistic teen shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 7:28pm

An off-duty Chicago police officer was suspended Thursday for six months after authorities say he shot an unarmed, autistic teen in 2017 on the city's South Side.

Los Angeles police officer charged with fondling corpse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 7:27pm

A Los Angeles police officer who allegedly fondled a dead woman's breast was charged Thursday with a felony, authorities said.

Boat safety law proposed after California fire killed 34

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 6:54pm

A group of California congressional members have proposed tighter safety standards for small boats after a diving charter vessel burned and sank in September, killing 34 people.

Slain Arkansas officer fondly remembered at funeral service

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 6:36pm

An Arkansas police officer who was fatally shot as he sat in his patrol car has been remembered for his integrity, professionalism as well as for his infectious smile and goofy laugh.

Trial-ready: Pelosi faces choice on impeachment prosecutors

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 5:16pm

There's a campaign going on in Washington that even the most garrulous members of Congress aren't eager to talk about: to be part of a team of uncertain size, with a risky mission, to be named by a leader who isn't talking about what she's looking for or when she'll decide.

Massacre in Mexico spurs Mitt Romney, others to treat cartels as terrorists

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 12th - 5:13pm

A group of Republicans senators, including Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, introduced legislation Thursday that would treat drug cartels as terrorist organizations and make them subject to sanctions.

Woman accidentally shot by toddler in parked SUV

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 4:53pm

A woman was accidentally shot by her toddler Thursday in the parking lot of a Florida shopping center, authorities said.

US charges Army vet with threatening to shoot congressman

John O'Connor, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 4:46pm

A 64-year-old Army veteran has been charged in federal court with making a threatening communication against an Illinois congressman,

Man convicted in 2017 Charlottesville car attack to appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 4:08pm

An Ohio man plans to appeal his convictions for driving his car into a crowd of counterprotestors during a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia.

US academics detained, removed from Russia over visa mix-up

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 3:42pm

Five academics from New York's University at Buffalo were ordered to leave Russia after authorities there determined they had violated their tourist visas by giving a lecture, the university said Thursday.

Kentucky restores voting rights to nonviolent felons

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 3:41pm

Professing his belief in redemption, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order Thursday to restore voting rights for more than 140,000 nonviolent offenders who have completed their sentences.

Black bears in Florida to remain off limits to hunters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 3:33pm

The once-threatened black bear will continue to be off limits to Florida hunters, as part of a 10-year management plan approved Wednesday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Doctor: Democrat Bloomberg, 77, is in 'outstanding health'

Steve Peoples and Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 3:02pm

Michael Bloomberg is in “outstanding health,” but a letter from his doctor released Thursday notes that the 77-year-old Democratic presidential candidate is receiving treatment for several medical conditions, including an irregular heartbeat.

US and China near deal that would suspend planned tariffs

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:57pm

The Trump administration and China are close to finalizing a modest trade agreement that would suspend tariffs that are set to kick in Sunday, de-escalating their 17-month trade war.

Florida deputies kill man accused of stabbing mother

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:54pm

Florida deputies fatally a shot a man accused of stabbing his mother Thursday morning, authorities said.

Slain Houston officer remembered for friendship, quirkiness

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:49pm

A Houston police sergeant who was fatally shot while responding to a domestic violence call was remembered at a funeral service Thursday for his friendship, his faith, his quirkiness and his service to others.

Authorities arrest man wanted in Texas sergeant's death

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:47pm

A 21-year-old man has confessed to killing a Houston-area police sergeant during a traffic stop earlier this week and is charged with capital murder, authorities said Thursday.