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The Latest: Rain predicted for North California fire zone

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 9:14am

The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local):

House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 9:12am

The Republican-controlled House passed a bill Friday to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species.

Northern Idaho human remains could be 200 years old

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 9:11am

Northern Idaho authorities say human remains found at a construction site are no longer the focus of a criminal investigation because the bones are from 50 to 200 years old.

2 small airlines protest price of Kansas City airport plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 9:07am

Two small airlines are protesting the price tag for the new single terminal project at Kansas City International Airport.

Blackjack dealer gets probation for role in casino fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 8:58am

A former blackjack dealer at a Connecticut casino who helped a gambler cheat the facility out of more than $78,000 has avoided prison.

Judge allows class-action lawsuit by mentally ill veterans

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 8:56am

A federal judge in Connecticut has ruled that thousands of Navy and Marine Corps veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who developed post-traumatic stress disorder but were denied Veterans Affairs benefits can sue the military.

Lawyers in Charlottesville killing want juror biases exposed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 8:52am

Prosecutors and lawyers for a man accused of killing a woman during a white nationalist rally in Virginia have agreed that the judge at his trial should not try to salvage potential jurors who state any biases during the jury selection process.

The Latest: Donations sought for deputy in massacre probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 8:48am

The Latest on the panel investigating the Florida high school massacre (all times local):

Judge: White House must return CNN's Jim Acosta's credential

Jessica Gresko and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 8:34am

A federal judge ordered the Trump administration on Friday to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, saying Acosta suffered "irreparable harm" from the decision to bar him.

Man competent for trial in ex-girlfriend's gruesome killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 8:28am

An Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body has been found competent to stand trial.

67 inmates seek Kansas prison release over secret recordings

Margaret Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 8:18am

The federal public defender's office has asked for the release of 67 inmates from a Kansas federal prison and plans to seek freedom for more than 150 others because authorities secretly recorded conversations between prisoners and their attorneys that are supposed to be private.

Fire death toll hits 63; sheriff says hundreds still missing

Kathleen Ronayne and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 8:10am

At least 63 people are now dead from a Northern California wildfire, and officials say they have a missing persons list with 631 names on it in an ever-evolving accounting of the victims of the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century.

Adoption scheme: Woman accused of defrauding 2 couples

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 8:10am

A Florida woman is accused of defrauding two sets of would-be parents, telling both that they would adopt her baby.

Man who raped dying woman gets less than 3 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 7:48am

A 20-year-old Washington state man was sentenced Thursday to less than three years in prison for raping a high school student as she died from a drug overdose and texting semi-nude photos of her.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposes major overhaul to way colleges handle complaints of sexual misconduct

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 7:33am

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposes major overhaul to way colleges handle complaints of sexual misconduct.

Instagram famous firehouse cat gets stuck in drain pipe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 7:02am

A stray cat that made a home of a South Carolina fire department and became Instagram famous got himself stuck in a drain pipe beneath the station.

Family to get US medals of Irish soldier killed in WWI

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 6:56am

A U.S.-based organization that returns lost Purple Heart medals and other military decorations is presenting a Purple Heart to relatives of an Irish soldier killed in France while fighting for America during World War I.

Utah trooper intercepts wrong-way driver on freeway

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 6:47am

The Utah Highway Patrol says a trooper successfully intercepted a wrong-way driver on a Salt Lake City-area freeway early Friday morning.

WikiLeaks chief could see charges, US court filing suggests

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 6:32am

The Justice Department inadvertently named Julian Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case, suggesting prosecutors have prepared charges against the WikiLeaks founder under seal.

White supremacist gang members charged in gun, drug ring

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 6:31am

Authorities say 39 white supremacist gang members have been arrested in a gun and drug-trafficking operation.