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Board considers plan on moving Ole Miss Confederate monument

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 11:07pm

State officials are considering the University of Mississippi's proposal to move a Confederate soldier monument from a central spot on the Oxford campus to a Confederate cemetery that's still on campus but in a less prominent location.

NY bail reforms lead to court date for Harvey Weinstein

Ryan Tarinelli and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 11:05pm

Harvey Weinstein wasn't the kind of criminal defendant New York lawmakers had in mind when they passed a law this year eliminating cash bail for most nonviolent crimes.

Pearl Harbor vet’s interment to be last on sunken Arizona

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 10:12pm

On Dec. 7, 1941, then-21-year-old Lauren Bruner was the second-to-last man to escape the burning wreckage of the USS Arizona after a Japanese plane dropped a bomb that ignited an enormous explosion in the battleship’s ammunition storage compartment.

Coast Guard, Navy boats collide in Alaska; 9 injured

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 9:30pm

A U.S. Coast Guard vessel collided with a U.S. Navy boat, injuring nine people, including one critically, off Alaska's Kodiak Island.

Man arraigned in fatal shooting of Detroit police officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 8:05pm

A convicted felon was arraigned in the fatal shooting of a Detroit police officer and the wounding of another as they searched for him following a home invasion on the city’s west side, according to the Wayne County prosecutor’s office.

Former envoy: Putin likely ‘joyful’ about Ukraine theory

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 6:43pm

President Donald Trump’s former ambassador to Russia said Vladimir Putin is likely “joyful” about the renewed prominence of a debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine was responsible for meddling in the 2016 election, which experts consider Russian disinformation.

Minnesota governor says all 3 crew members killed in Black Hawk helicopter crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 6:37pm

Minnesota governor says all 3 crew members killed in Black Hawk helicopter crash.

Tennessee executes blind inmate convicted of the 1991 killing of his estranged girlfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 6:34pm

Tennessee executes blind inmate convicted of the 1991 killing of his estranged girlfriend.

R. Kelly charged with paying bribe before marrying Aaliyah

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 6:19pm

Federal prosecutors are accusing singer R. Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before he married R&B singer Aaliyah, then 15 years old, in a secret ceremony in 1994.

Source: Four dead, including UPS driver, after chase, shootout involving stolen UPS truck at busy Florida intersection

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 6:07pm

Source: Four dead, including UPS driver, after chase, shootout involving stolen UPS truck at busy Florida intersection.

Royal Opera, The Met removes tenor Vittorio Grigolo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 5:27pm

The Royal Opera in London and The Met in New York have removed tenor Vittorio Grigolo after an investigation found inappropriate and aggressive behavior at a curtain call.

Flesh-eating bacteria linked to heroin kills 7 in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 5:24pm

A flesh-eating bacteria linked to the use of black tar heroin has killed at least seven people over the past two months in the San Diego area, prompting health authorities to alert law enforcement and other officials in California.

Lawyer: Accused Texas school shooter sent to mental hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 4:53pm

The teenager accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school was moved to state mental health hospital Thursday after a judge ruled last month that he was mentally incompetent to stand trial.

Doctor among painkiller's top dispensers is convicted

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 4:48pm

A New York doctor described as one of the nation's top dispensers of a highly addictive painkiller 50 to 100 times as potent as morphine was convicted Thursday of accepting over $300,000 in bribes disguised as speaker fees to write prescriptions.

Police: Multiple dead in shootout with officers after chase involving stolen UPS truck in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 4:31pm

Police: Multiple dead in shootout with officers after chase involving stolen UPS truck in Florida.

Chase with stolen UPS truck ends with shootout, 4 dead

Brynn Anderson and Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 4:23pm

Four people, including a UPS driver, were killed Thursday after robbers stole the driver’s truck and led police on a chase that ended in gunfire at a busy South Florida intersection during rush hour, the FBI said.

Minnesota National Guard official says Black Hawk Helicopter carrying three crew members has crashed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 3:48pm

Minnesota National Guard official says Black Hawk Helicopter carrying three crew members has crashed.

Sneakers star at glamorous parties around Art Basel Miami

Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 3:47pm

Fashion has always played a starring role at the glamorous weeklong parties surrounding Art Basel Miami. This year it’s all about the kicks as several major brands including Dior, Adidas and Nike drop limited edition sneakers that had fans camping out overnight.

Report: Investigators ask about Illinois House leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 3:15pm

The longest-serving state House speaker in modern American history is a subject of inquiries in an ongoing federal corruption investigation that has already entangled several top Illinois Democrats, according to a newspaper report published Thursday.