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Trump's 10 Terrorists: The evolution of a statistic

Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:41pm

For some time now, President Donald Trump has been encouraging people to think of Mexico as a portal for international terrorists who "pour" into the U.S. Except, he says, for 10 who were recently caught by the U.S.: "These are very serious people."

Pledge to limit tenure as speaker wins over Pelosi critics

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:34pm

Rep. Nancy Pelosi all but ensured that she will become House speaker next month, quelling a revolt by disgruntled younger Democrats by agreeing to limit her tenure to no more than four additional years in the chamber's top post.

Tough times for many federal employees, new report finds

Gregory Wallace and Aaron Kessler, CNN  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:17pm

The Environmental Protection Agency's employees do not appear thrilled with the direction of their department.

The Latest: Michigan House OKs bill to limit ballot drives

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:32pm

The Latest on the Michigan Legislature's lame-duck session (all times local):

Here's how to see the brightest comet of the year

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:37pm

Stargazers will be able to see one of the brightest comets in recent memory over the next few days.

Lawmaker arrested for child cruelty says he spanked daughter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 7:53pm

A California lawmaker arrested on suspicion of child cruelty said Wednesday the allegation stemmed from spanking his 7-year-old daughter.

Fentanyl is the deadliest drug in America, CDC confirms

Nadia Kounang, CNN  |  Posted Dec 12th - 7:49pm

Fentanyl is now the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses, according to a new government report. The latest numbers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics say that the rate of drug overdoses involving the synthetic opioid skyrocketed by about 113% each year from 2013 through 2016.

The Latest: Pilot in serious condition after Hawaii crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 6:25pm

The Latest on a plane crash off the coast of Hawaii (all times local):

Pilot seriously injured after military jet crash off Hawaii

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher and Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 6:06pm

A Hawaii Air National Guard civilian contractor was in serious condition Wednesday after his plane crashed off the coast of Honolulu during a military exercise, authorities said.

Military spokesman says rescuers have recovered a pilot in unknown condition after an aircraft crashed in the ocean

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 6:03pm

Military spokesman says rescuers have recovered a pilot in unknown condition after an aircraft crashed in the ocean.

The Latest: Officials reduce North Carolina storm death toll

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 6:01pm

The Latest on severe weather in North Carolina (all times local):

Bail reduced for mother of New Mexico infant shot in face

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 5:51pm

A judge on Wednesday reduced bail for the mother of an 8-month-old girl who police say was shot in the face at a New Mexico motel.

Delta bans puppies and kittens from all its flights

Andrea Diaz, CNN  |  Posted Dec 12th - 5:47pm

Booking a flight on Delta Air Lines? You may have to leave your fur babies behind.

Federal jury convicts 5 in Thai sex trafficking trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 5:34pm

Five people on trial for an alleged ring that prosecutors said sold Thai women for sex in the U.S. were convicted Wednesday on sex trafficking charges.

Obstruction charges filed against troopers over beating

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 5:16pm

Two former North Carolina state troopers accused of beating a pedestrian face new charges they sought to obstruct the investigation.

Man washing windows at Trump hotel in Vegas falls to death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 5:15pm

A man washing windows at the Trump International hotel near the Las Vegas Strip has fallen to his death.

The Latest: Woman decries Brazilian parents' prison terms

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 5:10pm

The Latest on a Brazilian couple sentenced in Texas for helping their daughter kidnap their grandson. (all times local):

4th conviction in Los Angeles murder of Chinese student

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 4:57pm

A 21-year-old man was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the beating death of a University of Southern California graduate student from China.

The Latest: Pelosi all but assured of becoming House speaker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 4:34pm

The Latest on Rep. Nancy Pelosi's drive to become House speaker (all times local):

West Virginia governor appoints friend to Supreme Court

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 4:34pm

A lifelong friend of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice was appointed to the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to fill the seat of convicted former Justice Allen Loughry.