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North Carolina bus crash injures 13 middle school students

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 11:14am

A North Carolina school bus overturned after it was hit by a car, sending 13 middle school students to the hospital.

Family: Alabama tries to shield officer who killed black man

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 11:10am

Relatives of a black man shot to death by an Alabama police officer who apparently mistook him for a shooting suspect are complaining about the state's decision to take over the investigation from Birmingham's first black district attorney.

Comey on Capitol Hill for 2nd interview with GOP-led panels

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 10:48am

Former FBI Director James Comey is back for a second closed-door interview with two Republican-led committees investigating what they say was bias at the Justice Department before the 2016 presidential election.

Trump plans to create unified US Space Command

Zeke Miller and Lolita Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 10:44am

President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order before the end of the year creating a U.S. Space Command as a major military command.

Girl accidentally slain as parents attend Christmas party

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 10:27am

Authorities say a 12-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 6-year-old sister in suburban St. Louis while their parents were attending a Christmas party.

Lawsuit to decide Jackson statue fate in Charlottesville too

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 10:13am

A lawsuit seeking to stop the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Charlottesville, Virginia, will now also cover the statue of another Confederate general, Stonewall Jackson.

Man who killed 3-year-old Kansas boy given lengthy sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 10:10am

A 41-year-old Kansas man has been sentenced to 109 years and six months in prison for abusing and killing his girlfriend's 3-year-old son, whose body was found encased in concrete in the garage of a Wichita rental home they had lived in.

Judge: Solve dispute over pal to sign-language gorilla Koko

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 10:05am

A judge has ordered the Cincinnati Zoo and a gorilla conservatory to resolve a custody dispute over a gorilla loaned as a companion to Koko, the late gorilla famous for mastering sign language.

White House digs in on border wall demand, risking shutdown

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 10:02am

Pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown, the White House is insisting that Congress provide $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border despite lawmaker resistance from both parties.

Mother sues in case of missing toddler Ayla Reynolds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 9:54am

The mother of a toddler whose disappearance prompted the biggest criminal investigation in Maine history is suing in hopes of unearthing more details.

Whitworth University to go tobacco-free on Jan. 1

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 9:49am

Students who use tobacco products at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, will have to take their habit off-campus.

Russia social media influence efforts ongoing, report says

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 9:22am

Russia's sweeping political disinformation campaign on U.S. social media was more far-reaching than originally thought, with troll farms working to discourage black voters and "blur the lines between reality and fiction" to help elect Donald Trump in 2016, according to reports released Monday by the Senate intelligence committee.

Federal prosecutors charge two men involved in ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's Turkish lobbying

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 8:33am

Federal prosecutors charge two men involved in ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's Turkish lobbying .

Top of mind: 'Justice' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 8:29am

Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen "justice" as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months.

Story hour hosted by drag performers sees some opposition

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 8:23am

A story hour hosted by drag performers at a suburban Detroit public library is seeing some opposition about a year after it made its debut.

2 arrested in West Valley City woman's hit-and-run death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 8:21am

Authorities in West Valley City have arrested two people in connection with a woman's hit-and-run death.

Next-generation of GPS satellites are headed to space

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 8:02am

After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile.

After being bullied, boy named Trump gets some encouragement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 7:42am

An anti-bullying organization is offering some encouragement to a middle-school student who has been teased because his last name is Trump.

Most teen drug use is down, but officials fret vaping boom

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 7:38am

Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use.