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Family: Man left woman to die on freeway during first date

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 9:49am

It started out as a mystery — how did a Fort Lauderdale waitress wind up lying on a suburban freeway before dawn last weekend, getting fatally struck by numerous passing cars?

Yellowstone opens to winter travel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 9:13am

Select roads in Yellowstone National Park have opened to the public for motorized oversnow travel.

Baylor ties pervade rape case that sparked uproar

Ryan Tarinelli, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 9:02am

The Texas judge who approved a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University student accused of rape to avoid jail time holds three degrees from Baylor. The criminal district attorney overseeing the case holds two. The prosecutor who agreed to the plea agreement graduated from Baylor law school.

Some complain about sex offender in north Mississippi parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 8:58am

Some people in a north Mississippi town are complaining after the local chamber of commerce chose a sex offender as the grand marshal of the town Christmas parade.

The Latest: Schumer: Cabinet to be 'less foul' without Zinke

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 8:28am

The Latest on the departure of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (all times local):

Light at the end of the tunnel for UN climate talks

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 8:28am

A deal on the rules that govern the Paris climate accord appeared within grasp Saturday, as officials from almost 200 countries worked to bridge remaining differences after two weeks of U.N. talks in Poland.

Ballot security was a worry long before disputed House race

Michael Biesecker and Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 7:53am

Six months ago, election officials in rural North Carolina's Bladen County resolved to tighten security at their headquarters and protect the ballots stored there by installing an alarm and video cameras and securing an unlocked door that leads to another government office.

Trump says Interior Secretary Zinke leaving administration

Ellen Knickmeyer, Matthew Daly and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 7:48am

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will leave the administration at year's end.

2 women in custody in death of 4-month-old boy at NYC hotel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 7:42am

Two women are in police custody after the death of a 4-month-old boy who was found unconscious and unresponsive in the lobby of a New York City hotel.

Trump says Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke leaving administration at end of year, successor to be announced next week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 7:21am

Trump says Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke leaving administration at end of year, successor to be announced next week.

Federal judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 9:48pm

A conservative federal judge in Texas has ruled the Affordable Care Act "invalid" on the eve of the sign-up deadline for next year. But with appeals certain, even the Trump White House said the law will remain in place for now.

US land managers in Utah to tackle wild horse population

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 9:10pm

Federal land managers have cleared the way for population control measures for the wild horses in the Onaqui Mountains southwest of Salt Lake City.

3rd fighter squadron at Hill AFB begins to receive F-35As

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 9:07pm

The 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah is starting to fill up its planned roster of F-35A fighters.

Their numbers growing, Latinos gain clout in new Congress

Luis Alonso Lugo, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 8:37pm

A record 43 Latinos elected to Congress are set to take the oath of office in January, including the youngest woman ever elected, two Latinas from Texas, the first Latino to represent Ohio and a woman born in Ecuador.

August trial set for fatal Florida parking dispute shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 8:28pm

A trial date has been set in the case of a white man accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man in a parking lot dispute. The controversial case ignited Florida's "stand your ground law."

4th defendant in malnourished boy's death get prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 8:23pm

A man charged with neglect in the death of a malnourished 9-year-old Indiana boy with cerebral palsy has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Police say video of toddler yanked from mom not whole story

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 8:20pm

The New York City police commissioner said Friday that a more complicated and "chaotic" story is emerging from a witness video that went viral showing a tug-of-war between a New York mother with a toddler and police yanking the boy from her.

Federal judge in Texas rules Obama's health care overhaul unconstitutional

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 7:38pm

Federal judge in Texas rules Obama's health care overhaul unconstitutional.

Trump plan for census citizenship question poised for trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 6:38pm

California's lawsuit against a Trump administration plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census moved closer to trial after a U.S. judge refused to throw out the challenge Friday.

Florida tale of infidelity and homicide ends with conviction

Gary Fineout, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 5:58pm

After a spellbinding five-day trial that featured tales of infidelity and a multimillion dollar insurance payout, a jury on Friday convicted a Florida woman of helping mastermind the killing of her husband nearly two decades ago.