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Authorities: Worker dies after falling down elevator shaft

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 2:53pm

Authorities say a construction worker in Massachusetts has fallen down an elevator shaft and died.

Man gets 357 years for 1995 sex assaults of 4 roommates

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 2:38pm

A man has been sentenced to 357 years in prison for sexually assaulting four women in a northern Virginia apartment more than 20 years ago.

Louisiana: Outbreak of 25 hepatitis A cases; get immunized

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 2:25pm

Louisiana has declared an outbreak of hepatitis A, hoping to keep numbers low for the contagious liver disease. It's the 15th state to declare an outbreak.

Russian businessman to stay in jail pending laundering trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 2:23pm

A Russian businessman who lived a lavish life in North Carolina will remain in jail while he's prosecuted on charges including money laundering and murder-for-hire.

Chicago drug trafficker testifies against El Chapo at trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 2:19pm

A former Chicago drug trafficker who did business with the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo is testifying against him.

Carnegie Hero Fund honors 18 for acts of selfless courage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 2:19pm

A teenager who went into a burning home to save his 23-month-old nephew is among 16 Americans and two Canadians being recognized for putting their lives at risk during acts of heroism.

Georgia man convicted of child rape caught in Bahamas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 2:19pm

Authorities say a Georgia man who fled an Atlanta courthouse before being convicted of child rape and molestation has been arrested in the Bahamas.

US hospital ship returns after treating Venezuelan migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 2:04pm

A U.S. Navy hospital ship has returned home after its crew treated thousands of people in Central and South America, including migrants who fled crisis-wracked Venezuela.

Your holiday shipping deadlines. Also, what you can and can't carry through TSA

Andrea Diaz, CNN  |  Posted Dec 18th - 2:01pm

Don't panic, you still have some time to get your presents delivered before Christmas next week.

The Latest: Panel wants 'no notoriety' for school shooters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 1:54pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's school safety commission (all times local):

California doctor accused of prescribing drugs in 5 deaths

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 1:43pm

Authorities have arrested a Southern California doctor on charges of doling out illegal prescriptions they say were part of a pattern that led to five fatal overdoses and the death of a bicyclist who was struck by a driver under the influence.

Judge inclined to free DEA agent accused of helping gang

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 1:41pm

A federal judge in Chicago says she's inclined to free a DEA agent on bond pending his trial on charges alleging that he joined the agency specifically to help a murderous Puerto Rican-based group traffic guns and cocaine.

Groups: US must consider how salmon fishing hurts orcas

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 1:40pm

The federal government is violating the Endangered Species Act by failing to consider how salmon fishing off the West Coast is affecting endangered killer whales, two conservation groups said Tuesday as they threatened a lawsuit.

Ethics complaints against Kavanaugh dismissed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 1:30pm

A panel of judges has dismissed ethics complaints against new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Sex offender Owen Labrie ordered to jail after Christmas

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 12:44pm

A judge declined Tuesday to shorten the jail term for an elite prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate in 2015, saying he needed to consider the victim's family, which wants him to serve the remaining 10 months of his sentence.

Former autism therapist jailed for embezzlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 12:43pm

A former Idaho autism therapist accused of embezzling from her clients has been sentenced.

Farmers asked to support Trump rollback of water rules

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 12:42pm

The Trump administration is calling on farmers to throw their support behind a proposal to withdraw federal protections for many of the country's waterways and wetlands.

Lawsuit: Florida think-tank fired worker over military duty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 12:39pm

A former employee of a Tallahassee conservative think tank says he was fired because he had to spend time on military duty with the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

As a gov't shutdown looms, here's a look at the border wall

Nomaan Merchant and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 12:34pm

President Donald Trump and Democratic lawmakers are in a standoff over funding the government, and the main sticking point is Trump's demand for $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.