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Sheriff: Uncle cut 3-year-old Kentucky girl's throat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 4:03am

A 3-year-old girl whose uncle authorities say cut her throat has died in a Kentucky hospital.

City to settle lawsuit alleging 'invasive' police body probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:16am

The city of Washington, D.C., is settling a lawsuit with a black man who accused a Metro police officer of repeatedly probing his anal cavity during a weapons search.

Trump looking at several candidates for chief of staff

Zeke Miller, Jill Colvin and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 10:18pm

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

Report: US health spending hits $3.5T but growth slows

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 9:01pm

The nation's health care tab hit $3.5 trillion last year, or $10,739 per person, the government reported Thursday. But behind those staggering figures was some fairly good news:

2 shot after party at Atlanta hotel connected to CNN Center

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 5:46pm

Authorities say a "highly intoxicated" man shot two people inside a downtown Atlanta hotel that is connected to CNN's headquarters.

Amazon touted as big win for NY, but math is more complex

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 5:40pm

New York officials tout their deal to land a new Amazon headquarters as can't-miss math. The city and state put up $2.8 billion in tax breaks and grants. In return, they get an economic engine expected to generate $27 billion in new tax money over a quarter-century.

Top GOP senator needs to know more about Trump's UN pick

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 4:59pm

A leading Republican senator on foreign policy issues says he doesn't yet know whether President Donald Trump's pick to be U.N. ambassador has the expertise and background to capably handle the job.

Sierra snowpack well above average after California storms

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 4:37pm

Back-to-back California storms blanket the Sierra Nevada in snow, more than twice the snowpack level compared to this time last year, with winter still nearly two weeks away.

Pay for private university chiefs grows by 4 percent

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 4:02pm

Presidents of America's private colleges and universities saw their pay increase by nearly 4 percent in 2016, with dozens receiving more than $1 million, according to a new report .

Newtown shooter described 'scorn for humanity'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 3:48pm

Documents from the investigation into the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut are shedding light on the gunman's anger, scorn for other people, and deep social isolation in the years leading up to the shooting.

African-American North Carolina voting rights activist dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 2:53pm

Rosanell Eaton, an African-American voting rights activist who successfully helped challenge voting restrictions supported by North Carolina Republicans, has died. She was 97.

A young mayor, his friend, and a fatal attraction to opioids

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 2:38pm

Brandon Wentz agonized over his resignation letter.

The Latest: More candidates emerge for Trump chief of staff

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 2:29pm

The Latest on the White House chief of staff (all times local):

Spokane police clear city hall homeless encampment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 2:27pm

A homeless encampment in front of the Spokane City Hall has been removed by police.

A young mayor, his friend, and a fatal attraction to opioids

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 1:17pm

Janel Firestone found her son — the 24-year-old, just resigned mayor of the tiny Pennsylvania town of Mount Carbon — in what she assumed was a deep sleep. She tried to wake him for his overnight shift at the local supermarket, but he couldn't be roused, even after she sprinkled him with water from a wet washcloth.

Funeral for 'Baby Jane Doe' found near California highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 1:06pm

Dozens of people bearing flowers or stuffed animals attended a funeral for a newborn girl found dead last summer along a Southern California highway.

'Ralph' tops box office again, 'Aquaman' is a hit in China

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 12:37pm

In the calm before the Christmas storm at the box office, "Ralph Breaks the Internet" remained No. 1 for the third straight week, while the upcoming DC Comics superhero film "Aquaman" arrived with a cannonball-sized splash in Chinese theaters.

Woman revived after found with no pulse pinned at toll booth

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 12:03pm

A Michigan woman was resuscitated after she was found pinned between her SUV and an Indiana toll booth and a defibrillator registered no pulse.

Lawyer: Mom accused in son's decapitation 'mentally ill'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:09am

The attorney for a Houston woman accused of drowning and decapitating her 5-year-old son says she is a "very mentally ill individual."