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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:04am

Stocks around the world are falling Monday morning, and U.S. indexes gave up modest early gains and turned lower, hurt by sharp drops for energy and financial companies.

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.

Wintry storm ices roads across much of US Southeast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:34am

A lingering storm kept dumping immobilizing snow, sleet or freezing rain across five southern states, leaving dangerously icy roads and hundreds of thousands of people without electricity. Authorities urged people to stay home Monday in areas where driving was dangerous.

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 whose bodies were found in Arkansas days after they disappeared from a fair in Kansas.

April the Giraffe's calf moved to another barn

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:20am

A giraffe whose birth became an internet sensation has been moved into another barn away from his mother.

The myths and truths about Chicago's guns and murder rate

Sharon Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:18am

Chicago police are wrestling with gun violence, blamed largely on gangs. President Donald Trump has frequently singled out the city for criticism , calling the crime problem "a total disaster" and claiming Chicago has the strongest guns laws in the nation and still hasn't been able to curb violence. But there are common misunderstandings about Chicago's homicide rate and how the city regulates firearms. Here are some of the myths and truths:

Video shows NYC police pulling toddler from mother's arms

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

Police are investigating after a video was posted online that shows a group of New York officers, one of them wielding a stun gun, violently yanking a toddler from his mother's arms while arresting her at a Brooklyn food stamp office.

A Chicago neighborhood battles endless flow of illegal guns

Sharon Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:12am

Ke'Shon Newman's daily routine is guided by guns — the hundreds of illegal pistols, revolvers and other firearms that torment his South Side neighborhood.

Judge sets court date for ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:06am

A judge has set a court date for this week for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after prosecutors with the special counsel's office detailed lies they say he told them.

Justices reject county's appeal over woman's time in jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:04am

The Supreme Court has rejected a Mississippi county's appeal in the case of a woman who was jailed for more than three months without seeing a judge.

Trump looking at several candidates for chief of staff

Zeke Miller, Jill Colvin and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:02am

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

Justices won't hear states' appeal over Planned Parenthood

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 7:47am

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.

5 Georgia officers could face trial next year in shootings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 7:46am

As many as five white police officers in Georgia face murder trials next year in the deaths of unarmed black men.

'Angels' bring sleuthing skills to California disaster

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 7:34am

They have become known as the Angels of Paradise. But there is nothing ethereal about them.

Hawk that lived for days with arrow in leg euthanized

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 7:24am

A red-tailed hawk spotted in the Twin Cities with an arrow lodged in one of its legs has died despite efforts to save its life.

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.

Comey calls on Americans to 'use every breath we have' to oust Trump in 2020

Gregory Krieg, CNN  |  Posted Dec 10th - 6:43am

Former FBI Director James Comey asked American voters Sunday night to end Donald Trump's presidency with a "landslide" victory for his opponent in 2020.

House fire kills 5 children, injures mother who jumped out

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

Five children, including 1-year-old twins, died in a late-night fire that swept through a house after neighbors were awakened by a loud boom, firefighters said.