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District says it's not liable for boy, 8, who killed himself

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 11:50am

The death of an 8-year-old boy whose parents say killed himself after he was bullied by another student is at the center of a legal fight with his family and the Cincinnati Public Schools.

Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 10:56am

Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut, according to the Sesame Workshop.

Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who voiced Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, has died at 85

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 10:46am

Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who voiced Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, has died at 85.

FBI on fatal shooting at naval base in Florida: ‘We work with the presumption that this was an act of terrorism’

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 10:46am

FBI on fatal shooting at naval base in Florida: ‘We work with the presumption that this was an act of terrorism’

FBI says no arrests made in Florida naval base shooting; all international students at base have been accounted for

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 10:44am

FBI says no arrests made in Florida naval base shooting; all international students at base have been accounted for.

Court weighs whether Boston Marathon bomber got a fair trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 10:12am

A federal appeals court in Boston will consider whether Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev received a fair trial in the city where the bombs exploded.

FBI says it presumes base shooting was act of terrorism

Brendan Farrington and Mike Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 9:59am

The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on the assumption the attack was an act of terrorism.

Rapper Juice WRLD dies after medical emergency in Chicago

Sophia Tareen and Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 9:35am

Rapper Juice WRLD, who launched his career on SoundCloud before becoming a streaming juggernaut and rose to the top of the charts with the Sting-sampled hit “Lucid Dreams,” died early Sunday after a “medical emergency” at Chicago's Midway International Airport.

North Dakota county may become US's 1st to bar new refugees

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 9:19am

Reuben Panchol was forced to leave war-torn Sudan decades ago as a child, embarking on an odyssey that eventually brought him to the American Midwest and left him eternally grateful to the country that took him in.

Police say an Arkansas officer who was fatally shot was the victim of an ambush

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 8:54am

Police say an Arkansas officer who was fatally shot was the victim of an ambush.

In US schools, resource officers woven into daily life

Michael Melia, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 8:21am

An imposing presence in uniform at 6-foot-5, Officer Will Chapman towers over students in the halls of Newtown Middle School, but he tries to be as approachable as possible.

Maine wreaths are headed for Arlington National Cemetery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 6:18am

Thousands of Maine-made wreaths are starting the long journey to Arlington National Cemetery.

Conservation groups make major land buy along Georgia coast

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 6:18am

Conservation groups have purchased a swath of land in Georgia that they describe as one of the largest unprotected open space parcels along the southeast Atlantic coast.

Jury to decide if college student's killing was hate crime

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 6:13am

Three friends were waiting at a bus stop on the University of Maryland’s campus around 3 a.m. on a Saturday when a stranger approached them, screaming.

Hong Kong protests mark 6-month mark with massive rally

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 1:25am

Almost hidden among the throngs of demonstrators who marched in Hong Kong on Sunday was one woman who crawled, literally on hands and knees on the rough road surface — an apt metaphor for the arduous path traveled by Hong Kong's protest movement in the past six months.

Police: Slain Arkansas officer 'ambushed' in patrol vehicle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 10:59pm

A man who “was looking for an officer to kill” drove into a police parking lot in northwestern Arkansas, approached an officer who was sitting in a patrol car and shot him point-blank in the head, police said Sunday.

Houston police sergeant shot and killed; suspect in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 10:12pm

A suspect has been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a Houston police officer who was responding to a domestic violence report, officials said Sunday.

Co-inventor of New Orleans 'hand grenade' cocktail dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 4:42pm

The co-founder of a chain of bars in New Orleans' French Quarter who helped create an iconic cocktail known as the “hand grenade” has died.

Tuskegee Airman celebrates 100th birthday with flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 3:12pm

A member of the Tuskegee Airmen celebrated his 100th birthday by taking a flight.