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Record count reported for mysterious paralyzing illness

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:08am

Health officials are reporting the most cases ever of a mysterious paralyzing illness in children.

Bond denied for suspect in North Carolina teenager's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:04am

A judge has denied bond for the man accused in the death of a North Carolina teenager.

West Wendover police fatally shoot Utah man near NV-UT line

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:53am

Elko County sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting over the weekend on the Nevada-Utah line.

FBI charge 2 in Ohio accused of plotting separate attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:47am

Federal authorities say they've charged two people in Ohio involved in planning separate attacks, including one who wanted to carry out a shooting at a synagogue.

The Latest: Counterprotesters describe devastating injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:39am

The Latest on the sentencing of James Alex Fields Jr. for the murder of Heather Heyer (all times local):

Paul to the people: Tell McConnell to allow sentencing vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:15am

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is calling for a groundswell of support from Kentuckians to help prod the state's senior senator — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — into allowing a vote on a criminal justice bill.

The Latest: Defender urges NYC to drop charges in video case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:11am

The Latest on a video showing New York City police officers violently yanking a toddler from his mother's arms (all times local):

Texas school district's enrollment drops after mass shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:06am

A growing number of students are leaving the Houston-area school district where 10 people were killed in a mass shooting in May.

California family finds cat alive a month after deadly blaze

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:59am

A family has been reunited with their cat after it stayed behind during a deadly wildfire last month that leveled their home in Northern California.

Justices won't hear states' appeal over Planned Parenthood

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:58am

The Supreme Court on Monday avoided a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood, over the dissenting votes of three justices.

Teacher ban on 'Large Afros' at school concert criticized

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:57am

A middle-school music teacher has hit a sour note with a letter warning students against having "Mohawks, Large Afros, or any other outlandish" hairstyles for an upcoming chorus concert performance.

The Latest: Storm dumps heavy snow in West Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:52am

The Latest on the effects of a wintry storm crossing the U.S. Southeast (all times local):

Some US troops to leave border this week; about 3K to remain

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:47am

U.S. officials say active duty troops will begin leaving the southern U.S border this week and the number of forces there will go down to at least 3,000 by the holidays.

Whitey Bulger lawyer says he will sue over prison killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:22am

A lawyer for James "Whitey" Bulger says he plans to sue the government over the notorious gangster's prison killing.

In possible plea deal, accused Russian agent case 'resolved'

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:14am

A woman accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government has likely taken a plea deal, prosecutors indicated Monday in a court filing that said her case has been "resolved."

Stocks slip on China-US tensions; oil resumes its slide

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:04am

Stocks around the world are falling Monday, and U.S. indexes are mostly lower after flirting with sharp losses. Energy and financial companies are faring the worst.

Indiana teen arrested in death of pregnant schoolmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:36am

A 16-year-old northern Indiana boy has been arrested in the killing of a 17-year-old pregnant schoolmate whose body was found in a restaurant dumpster, authorities said.

Snowed-in South makes the best of day off from work, school

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:34am

Snowed-in Southerners made the best of a day without work or school Monday while officials warned that roads remained treacherous after a wintry storm dropped snow, sleet and freezing rain across five states.

3 carnival workers charged in killings of Kansas couple

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:31am

Three carnival workers have been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a couple at a Kansas fair whose bodies were found days later in shallow graves in a national forest in Arkansas.