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The Latest: California Coastal Commission unveils phone app

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 6:56pm

The Latest on the California Coastal Commission unveiling a new smartphone app (all times local):

Police: A Georgia police officer and suspect have both died in a shooting after a traffic stop just east of Atlanta

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 6:45pm

Police: A Georgia police officer and suspect have both died in a shooting after a traffic stop just east of Atlanta.

Tainted romaine lettuce traced to at least 1 California farm

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 6:30pm

U.S. health officials have traced a food poisoning outbreak from romaine lettuce to at least one farm in California.

Bear attacks, drags woman outside Pennsylvania home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 5:58pm

Game wardens say a bear attacked a woman outside her home in Pennsylvania and dragged her more than 80 yards (73 meters).

Death row inmate seeks execution; judge to decide competency

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 5:44pm

A Mississippi judge will decide whether a death row inmate who says he wants to be executed is mentally competent to waive all his appeals.

Ex-Baylor student can graduate from Dallas-area university

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 5:42pm

A former Baylor fraternity president accused of rape will be able to earn a degree from a Dallas-area university if he meets all the degree requirements.

Men accuse each other of murder in phone calls from jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 5:15pm

Calls from jail suggest two Utah men are blaming each other for fatally shooting a homeless man.

Georgia officer killed after traffic stop; suspect dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:58pm

Authorities say a Georgia police officer and a suspect have both died after a traffic stop led to a foot chase and shooting.

Border Patrol arrests former student from Kenya in Spokane

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:54pm

In spite of a city ordinance that bars federal immigration agents from accessing nonpublic city property without a criminal warrant, U.S. Border Patrol arrested a former student from Kenya at a Spokane bus station.

US judge: Suit over Trump travel ban waivers will go ahead

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:44pm

A lawsuit accusing the Trump administration of denying nearly all visa applicants from countries under President Donald Trump's travel ban will move forward, a U.S. judge said Thursday.

Utah, southwestern US states get Jan. 31 deadline for drought deal

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:41pm

The head of the federal agency controlling the Colorado River said Thursday the U.S. government will impose unprecedented restrictions on water supplies to the seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the river unless everyone agrees by Jan. 31 on a plan to deal with an expected shortage in 2020.

Tennessee Republican sparks pushback after vaccine comment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:39pm

A Tennessee physician recently elected to Congress is being criticized by top state leaders for alleging without evidence that vaccines may cause autism.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims Flynn didn't lie to FBI

Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:24pm

President Donald Trump is skimming over the facts when it comes to former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea for lying in the Russia investigation.

Trump invokes 'advice of counsel' defense in campaign probe

Jim Mustian, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:22pm

President Donald Trump is invoking something called the "advice-of-counsel" defense in response to accusations he directed his lawyer Michael Cohen to orchestrate hush-money payments to conceal Trump's alleged affairs.

Holocaust survivor killed by car while crossing street

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:02pm

A 92-year-old man who survived Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust was struck and killed by a car while crossing a street near his home in Oregon.

Marine Corps says $3.6B for storm repairs at East Coast base

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:53pm

When Marines from Camp Lejeune, N.C., were preparing for their upcoming deployment to the Middle East, they faced an unusual challenge: the beach they needed to train on had been washed away by Hurricane Florence.

The Latest: Supreme Court won't halt Florida execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:18pm

The Latest on Florida execution (all times local):

Biden says his family convinced him to run with Obama

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:05pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden initially refused to run with then-presidential candidate Barack Obama a decade ago, but his family ultimately convinced him he had to support an African-American candidate with a real chance of winning, he said Thursday at the University of Utah.

US appeals court blocks Trump administration rules allowing more employers to opt out of providing free birth control

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 1:50pm

US appeals court blocks Trump administration rules allowing more employers to opt out of providing free birth control.