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Shooting shows New Jersey's gun laws aren't stopping imports

Mike Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 6:07am

Officials from states with strong gun restrictions have called for stricter firearm control in places with weaker laws to thwart traffickers, but the fatal attack on a Jewish market in New Jersey shows how fruitless those efforts can be.

NYPD officers shoot, wound man wielding 'imitation firearm'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 3:34am

Two New York City police officers shot and wounded a man wielding an “imitation firearm" early Saturday in the Bronx, authorities said.

Navy commander: Motive unknown for Pearl Harbor shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:01pm

A Navy commander says the motive is unknown for a Pearl Harbor shooting that left two civilian workers and the attacker dead.

Man videotaped slapping reporter's rear on live TV charged

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:46pm

A Georgia man who was videotaped slapping a female reporter's rear on live TV was arrested Friday on a misdemeanor charge of sexual battery.

Police release footage of chaotic, fatal friendly fire scene

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:32pm

Video from cameras worn by New York City police officers involved in a fatal friendly fire shooting shows a chaotic nighttime scene as officers struggled with an armed man on the grounds of a Bronx housing project before shots rang out.

Man who discussed US attack gets nearly 5 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:00pm

A 21-year-old New York man who pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI after authorities said he talked about joining the Islamic State and avenging the New Zealand mosque shootings has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison.

Study links frozen embryo transfer to higher childhood cancer risk

Jen Christensen, CNN  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:47pm

Children born after the use of frozen embryo transfer were at higher risk of childhood cancer, according to a new study, but the risk remains low.

Funeral set for Texas sergeant amid anger over initial bond

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:05pm

Funeral arrangements have been set for a Houston-area police sergeant who was killed this week while trying to arrest a suspect during a traffic stop, officials announced Friday.

Package thief taunts St. Paul victim with thank you note

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 6:52pm

A package thief who made off with a woman's delivery in St. Paul this week decided to leave something behind for the victim — a handwritten thank you note taunting her for the package.

Bank mistakenly deposits $37M into Texas woman's account

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 5:17pm

A clerical error by her bank made a North Texas woman a millionaire for a day.

Kansas congressman addressing residence issue for 2nd time

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 5:06pm

A freshman Kansas congressman might have to correct his voter registration a second time after changing it earlier this month while local authorities investigated him for previously listing a UPS Inc. store as his home.

Mississippi 15-week abortion ban is blocked by appeals court

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:34pm

A federal appeals court declared Friday that Mississippi's ban on abortion at 15 weeks is unconstitutional, dealing a blow to those seeking to overturn the landmark Supreme Courtruling that legalized abortion nationwide.

State to pay $400K in kidnapping, sexual assault case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:07pm

Vermont has settled a lawsuit brought by a New Hampshire woman police say was kidnapped along with her 4-year-old son and sexually assaulted by a man who believed to have run away from a Vermont addiction treatment center.

Audit: Medical system board was 'deeply compromised'

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:02pm

The University of Maryland Medical System paid $500,000 to buy the self-published books of Baltimore's now disgraced ex-mayor, but there's no evidence any system executives ever read them or that a process was in place to determine their fair market value, an audit released Friday said.

Georgia moving forward with mass voter purge Monday

Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:49pm

Georgia election officials are set to begin a mass purge of inactive voters from the state’s voting rolls on Monday.

Competency trial underway for man in 1999 Oklahoma slayings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:19pm

A trial began Friday to determine the mental competency of a Kansas man to stand trial on murder charges in the deaths of a northeast Oklahoma couple and the presumed deaths of their 16-year-old daughter and her 16-year-old friend.

Family of bystander killed in Florida shootout wants answers

Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:00pm

The family of a motorist killed at a busy South Florida intersection during a shootout between police and two delivery-truck hijackers said Friday that they've hired an attorney and asked the public for any video or photos to help them understand what had happened.

Federal prisoner found guilty on terror charges for 2nd time

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:57pm

An East African man imprisoned in Texas for terrorism was convicted Friday of trying to recruit fellow prisoners to join the Islamic State group and plan attacks in the United States, federal prosecutors announced.

Florida city mum on ransom demands by cyberattackers

Bobby Caina Calvan and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:50pm

A Florida city confirmed Friday that hackers seeking to extort money were responsible for crippling its computer systems earlier this week but officials have yet to decide whether they will pay a reported $1 million ransom.