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Students kept inside at Columbine school following threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:57am

Students at Columbine High School and nearby suburban Denver schools are being kept inside because of a threat against Columbine that has drawn a large police response.

Recalled California judge asks for help to pay legal debt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:42am

A California judge who was recalled after sentencing a former Stanford student to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a young woman is asking people to donate money so he can pay court-ordered attorney's fees to the backers of the recall.

The Latest: US sets Jan. 31 deadline for Colorado River plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:38am

The Latest on efforts for seven Southwestern states to reach agreement on Colorado River drought contingency plans (all times local):

Investigation yields few clues on missing Colorado woman

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:32am

Kelsey Berreth was last seen on Thanksgiving Day, captured on surveillance video entering a grocery store with what appears to be her 1-year-old daughter in a baby carrier. Weeks later, investigators don't know what happened to the 29-year-old Colorado mother.

Florida Supreme Court upholds conviction of FAMU band member

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:31am

The Florida Supreme Court is upholding the conviction of a former Florida A&M University band member who was convicted of killing a fellow band member from a hazing ritual.

Man who killed teen in road rage shooting gets 20-40 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:24am

A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a recent high school graduate in a fit of road rage will spend at least 20 years in prison.

Court tosses permit for pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:22am

A federal appeals court has invalidated a permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail.

Apple deepens Austin ties, expands in other tech hotbeds

Michael Liedtke, Matt O'Brien and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:11am

Apple plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, that will create at least 5,000 jobs ranging from engineers to call-center agents while adding more luster to a Southwestern city that has already become a bustling tech hub.

House GOP leader: Government shutdown would be "stupid"

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:06am

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says a looming government shutdown would be "stupid" but might be unavoidable if Democrats refuse to support President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico.

Investigation yields few clues on missing Colorado woman

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:57am

Kelsey Berreth was last seen on Thanksgiving Day, captured on surveillance video entering a grocery store with what appears to be her 1-year-old daughter in a baby carrier. Weeks later, investigators don't know what happened to the 29-year-old Colorado mother.

Melania Trump makes Christmas visit to children's hospital

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:49am

Melania Trump is keeping up the first ladies' tradition of a Christmas season visit to a Washington children's hospital.

Man gives up 1st-class plane seat for mother with ill child

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:41am

A Pennsylvania man who has been praised for giving up his first-class seat for a mother with an 11-month-old sick baby said he doesn't think it was that big of a deal.

Otter to hold last 'Capital For a Day' in hometown of Star

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:35am

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter will hold his 108th and final "Capital for a Day" event on Dec. 20 in his hometown of Star in southwestern Idaho.

Cuba health mystery: Diplomats had inner-ear damage early on

Jennifer Kay and Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:31am

American diplomats affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba showed damage in the inner ear shortly after they complained of weird noises and sensations, according to their earliest medical exams, publicized Wednesday.

The Latest: Pelosi says she won't be lame duck as speaker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:24am

The Latest on House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (all times local):

Pentagon: NKorea slow to negotiate over US war remains

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:24am

Months after the White House raised hopes for bringing home thousands of U.S. battlefield remains from North Korea, the returns have stalled. Detailed negotiations on future recovery arrangements have not even begun.

Trump welcoming governors-elect to White House

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:22am

President Donald Trump is welcoming governors-elect from both parties to the White House.

89-year-old Alabama woman jailed over messy appliance store

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:14am

Odean Cleckler, 89, said she has been doing her best to help run her husband's used-appliance business since he died a decade ago. This week, that work landed her and her son in jail.

Court: Florida police can use 'stand your ground' law

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:13am

Florida law enforcement officers can invoke the state's "stand your ground" law to protect them from criminal prosecution in a shooting, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday.

Lawyer wants prison for detective who punched handcuffed man

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:07am

The attorney for a black Tennessee man whose beating by a white sheriff's officer while he was handcuffed was caught on video said at a Thursday news conference the officer should be fired immediately and then prosecuted.