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Ex-caretaker of bone-strewn cemetery appears in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 7:31am

A former cemetery caretaker has appeared in court to face charges that she allowed new graves to be placed over old graves and approved the disposal of old headstones and human remains.

Finial swiped from conservatory dome returned, gift wrapped

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 7:11am

A golden ball swiped from the top of the conservatory at St. Paul's Como Park has been returned, gift wrapped in a giant Christmas stocking.

Air Force to release report into 'active shooter' reaction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 6:44am

An Air Force base in Ohio plans to release its findings into a chaotic "active shooter" false alarm after a 911 call to base security.

Wrongful conviction doppelganger case settled for $1.1M

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 6:43am

Kansas will pay $1.1 million to a Missouri man who wrongfully spent nearly 17 years in prison for a robbery he says was committed by his doppelganger.

The Latest: Conway says Trump may consider short-term deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 6:42am

The Latest on the fight over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall and a potential partial government shutdown (all times local):

Former evidence tech sentenced for stealing, consuming meth

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 6:33am

A former Weber County Sheriff's Office evidence technician who stole and ate methamphetamine while working in the evidence locker faces having to serve a year in jail.

Prosecutor drops charges against handcuffed, beaten man

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 6:29am

A Tennessee prosecutor says authorities have dismissed charges against a black man who was filmed being struck by a white police officer while he was handcuffed earlier this month.

Texas teen gets 12 years in prison for stabbing classmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 6:22am

A former high school student has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for cutting the throat of a classmate at a Fort Worth high school.

Police: Attentive student stops school shooting plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 4:28am

Police say an attentive student helped foil an alleged school shooting plot at a Vermont middle school.

Trump says he's eager to sign sweeping criminal justice bill

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 3:52am

The Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill Tuesday that addresses concerns that the nation's war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes without adequately preparing them for their return to society.

Florida's US Sen. Marco Rubio seeks pardon for Groveland 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 2:30am

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is calling on Florida officials to formally pardon four young African-American men who were wrongly accused of raping a white woman nearly 70 years ago.

Maryland man exonerated of murder after 27 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 19th - 2:06am

Authorities say a Maryland man has spent nearly three decades in prison for a murder he didn't commit.

Trump appears to back off his demand for $5B for border wall

Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:14pm

Congress on Wednesday headed toward a short-term budget measure to keep the government open after President Donald Trump appeared to back off his demand for $5 billion for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. But facing criticism from supporters, Trump continued to argue the wall would be built.

Judge's rebuke of Flynn upends sentencing, prolongs case

Eric Tucker and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:13pm

A federal judge who described himself as disgusted by Michael Flynn's behavior upended a straightforward sentencing hearing, postponing punishment for President Donald Trump's first national security adviser and telling him in a stinging rebuke, "Arguably you sold your country out."

Report: 53 journalists killed worldwide so far in 2018

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:13pm

The number of journalists killed worldwide in retaliation for their work nearly doubled this year, according to an annual report by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

'Laverne & Shirley' star, 'Big' director Penny Marshall dies

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 9:40pm

Penny Marshall, who indelibly starred in the top-rated sitcom "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming the trailblazing director of smash-hit big-screen comedies such as "Big" and "A League of Their Own," has died. She was 75.

US proposes sale of Patriot missile system to Turkey

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 7:59pm

The State Department says the U.S. has proposed the sale of a $3.5 billion Patriot missile system to Turkey.

Shutdown threat recedes as Trump softens stance on wall

Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 7:03pm

President Donald Trump appeared Tuesday to back off his demand for $5 billion to build a border wall, signaling for the first time that he might be open to a deal that would avoid a partial government shutdown.

Senate overwhelmingly passes criminal justice reform bill, delivering bipartisan win to President Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 6:53pm

Senate overwhelmingly passes criminal justice reform bill, delivering bipartisan win to President Trump.

Utah judge on panel that dismissed misconduct complaints against Brett Kavanaugh

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 18th - 6:30pm

A Utah federal judge was among a panel of judges that dismissed ethics complaints Tuesday against newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.