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3 arrested in protests over Alabama police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 7:14am

Three people have been arrested in the continuing protests over the fatal police shooting of a black man inside Alabama's largest shopping mall on Thanksgiving night.

Texas firefighters save more than 100 snakes in house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 7:10am

Firefighters in Texas have rescued more than 100 snakes from a reptile-filled home that caught fire over the weekend.

House fire kills 5 children, injures mother

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 6:28am

Five children, including 1-year-old twins, died in a fire that swept through a house in Ohio late Sunday night, firefighters said.

'I can't breathe.' Jamal Khashoggi's last words disclosed in transcript, source says

Nic Robertson, CNN  |  Posted Dec 10th - 6:22am

"I can't breathe." These were the final words uttered by Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon by a Saudi hit squad at the country's consulate in Istanbul, according to a source briefed on the investigation into the killing of the Washington Post columnist.

Trump blames lawyer Michael Cohen for hush money 'liability'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 6:11am

President Donald Trump is defending the hush money payments made by his former lawyer to two women during his 2016 campaign as "a simple private transaction." He tweeted Monday that if there was wrongdoing, it's lawyer Michael Cohen's "liability" and not his.

Driver charged in S Carolina crash that killed 4 siblings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 6:02am

Police have initially charged a man with driving under the influence after his van ran off a road and killed all four children inside.

Police investigate video of officers slamming, punching man

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 4:36am

Video posted to social media that appears to show police officers in Kentucky slamming and punching a man has prompted an investigation.

Sheriff: Uncle cut 3-year-old Kentucky girl's throat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 4:03am

A 3-year-old girl whose uncle authorities say cut her throat has died in a Kentucky hospital.

Killer of counterprotester at racist rally awaits sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 2:02am

A man convicted of first-degree murder for driving his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia faces 20 years to life in prison as jurors reconvene to consider his punishment.

City to settle lawsuit alleging 'invasive' police body probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:16am

The city of Washington, D.C., is settling a lawsuit with a black man who accused a Metro police officer of repeatedly probing his anal cavity during a weapons search.

Trump looking at several candidates for chief of staff

Zeke Miller, Jill Colvin and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 10:18pm

President Donald Trump is weighing at least four people to serve as his next chief of staff, after plans for an orderly succession for departing John Kelly fell through.

Report: US health spending hits $3.5T but growth slows

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 9:01pm

The nation's health care tab hit $3.5 trillion last year, or $10,739 per person, the government reported Thursday. But behind those staggering figures was some fairly good news:

2 shot after party at Atlanta hotel connected to CNN Center

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 5:46pm

Authorities say a "highly intoxicated" man shot two people inside a downtown Atlanta hotel that is connected to CNN's headquarters.

Amazon touted as big win for NY, but math is more complex

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 5:40pm

New York officials tout their deal to land a new Amazon headquarters as can't-miss math. The city and state put up $2.8 billion in tax breaks and grants. In return, they get an economic engine expected to generate $27 billion in new tax money over a quarter-century.

Top GOP senator needs to know more about Trump's UN pick

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 4:59pm

A leading Republican senator on foreign policy issues says he doesn't yet know whether President Donald Trump's pick to be U.N. ambassador has the expertise and background to capably handle the job.

Sierra snowpack well above average after California storms

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 4:37pm

Back-to-back California storms blanket the Sierra Nevada in snow, more than twice the snowpack level compared to this time last year, with winter still nearly two weeks away.

Pay for private university chiefs grows by 4 percent

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 4:02pm

Presidents of America's private colleges and universities saw their pay increase by nearly 4 percent in 2016, with dozens receiving more than $1 million, according to a new report .

Newtown shooter described 'scorn for humanity'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 3:48pm

Documents from the investigation into the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut are shedding light on the gunman's anger, scorn for other people, and deep social isolation in the years leading up to the shooting.

African-American North Carolina voting rights activist dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 2:53pm

Rosanell Eaton, an African-American voting rights activist who successfully helped challenge voting restrictions supported by North Carolina Republicans, has died. She was 97.