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Human heart prompts Southwest flight to return to Seattle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:47am

Southwest Airlines says a Dallas-bound flight returned to Seattle last weekend because a human heart was left onboard.

Flake's Senate farewell speech cites threats to democracy

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:46am

Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona is warning in his farewell address that the "threats to our democracy from within and without are real."

Motorists nab cash spilled by armored truck, causing crashes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:41am

Police say an armored truck spilled cash on a New Jersey highway, causing multiple crashes as motorists stopped to grab the money.

Record number of Mexican gray wolves found dead in 2018

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:41am

Wildlife managers have confirmed a record number of Mexican gray wolves have been reported dead this year, fueling concerns about the decades-long effort to return the endangered predator to the southwestern U.S.

Men accuse each other of murder in phone calls from jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:39am

Calls from jail suggest two Utah men are blaming each other for fatally shooting a homeless man.

Watchdog: No evidence FBI tried to destroy text messages

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:31am

The Justice Department's watchdog found no evidence the FBI intentionally destroyed text messages of two former FBI officials involved in the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Disney hotel clerk accused of stealing $48,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:29am

A former front-desk clerk at Walt Disney World is accused of making $48,000 in fake credit-card refunds that he transferred to himself.

Hackers stole nearly $1M from Save the Children charity

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:07am

Save the Children says hackers stole nearly $1 million from the nonprofit through a sophisticated email scam.

Panel says sheriff's policy contributed to Florida massacre

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:03am

The commission investigating a Florida high school massacre heavily criticized the responding sheriff office's active shooter policy, saying it contributed to the failure of some deputies to run into the building and confront the gunman.

Yellowstone wolf's killing in Montana raises concern

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:33am

The recent killing of a Yellowstone National Park wolf outside the park has generated hundreds of emails and phone calls to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials suggesting that the hunt wasn't lawful.

Trump, new Mexican president discuss migration but not wall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:15am

The White House says President Donald Trump and the new leader of Mexico discussed "positive relations" between the two countries in a phone call this week. But Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told reporters that he and Trump have never discussed the contentious topic of the border wall.

The Latest: Chief says teen fired shots at Indiana school

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:10am

The Latest on a shooting at an eastern Indiana middle school (all times local):

Kentucky Supreme Court strikes down pension law that prompted protests from thousands of teachers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:03am

Kentucky Supreme Court strikes down pension law that prompted protests from thousands of teachers.

Dartmouth plans new strategy to prevent sexual misconduct

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:57am

Dartmouth College will respond to a recent lawsuit accusing it of ignoring professors' sexual misconduct with a sweeping plan to combat harassment and assault, the president of the Ivy League college said.

Woman accused of being Russian agent expected to change plea

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:54am

A woman accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government was expected to plead guilty Thursday, days after prosecutors signaled they had reached a deal.

Southwestern US states close to sealing drought deal

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:46am

Water managers from seven Southwestern states that depend on the Colorado River for drinking and irrigation water are getting closer to finalizing an unprecedented drought contingency plan they may have to enact in 2020, officials said Thursday.

Police: Teen, officers exchange gunfire at middle school

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:36am

A teenage suspect and police officers exchanged gunfire outside an eastern Indiana middle school Thursday morning before the boy ran inside and killed himself, authorities said.

Florida man awaits execution in stabbing of elderly woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:26am

The state of Florida was preparing to execute a man Thursday for beating and stabbing an elderly woman to death in Miami-Dade County 26 years ago.

Gathering offers hope for teen missing since parents' deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 6:54am

A Wisconsin girl who investigators believe was kidnapped after her parents were killed two months ago is being honored in her hometown with a Christmas tree adorned with messages of hope for her safe return.