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Family of bystander killed in Florida shootout wants answers

Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:00pm

The family of a motorist killed at a busy South Florida intersection during a shootout between police and two delivery-truck hijackers said Friday that they've hired an attorney and asked the public for any video or photos to help them understand what had happened.

Federal prisoner found guilty on terror charges for 2nd time

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:57pm

An East African man imprisoned in Texas for terrorism was convicted Friday of trying to recruit fellow prisoners to join the Islamic State group and plan attacks in the United States, federal prosecutors announced.

Florida city mum on ransom demands by cyberattackers

Bobby Caina Calvan and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:50pm

A Florida city confirmed Friday that hackers seeking to extort money were responsible for crippling its computer systems earlier this week but officials have yet to decide whether they will pay a reported $1 million ransom.

Florida officer charged with violating women's civil rights

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:48pm

A Florida police officer was indicted on federal charges Thursday following allegations that he sexually assaulted several women.

Report: Whistleblower says ICE denied healthcare to migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:28pm

A whistleblower report provided to BuzzFeed News alleges U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has “systematically provided inadequate medical and mental health care” to detained migrants, leading to complications that included the removal of part of an 8-year-old boy's forehead.

Missouri sex offender expert charged with abusing 2 boys

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:26pm

A forensic psychologist from Missouri who has worked with national groups on management of sex offenders has been charged with sexually abusing two boys.

Man charged in Trump golf club damage seeks pretrial program

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:07pm

The man accused of causing more than $20,000 in damage to President Donald Trump's New Jersey golf course has applied for a program to get his charges dismissed.

Donor pulls $1.5M grant to UNC-Chapel Hill over 'Silent Sam'

Tom Foreman Jr. and Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:03pm

A New York-based not-for-profit foundation has withdrawn a $1.5 million grant intended for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in light of a financial deal between leaders of the university system and a Confederate group to preserve a controversial statue.

Man pleads guilty to keeping US defense secrets at his home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 1:51pm

A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to keeping classified national defense documents at his home without proper authorization, federal prosecutors said Friday.

Challenge to immigration law is tossed on eve of enactment

Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 1:47pm

A law that will allow New Yorkers to get driver’s licenses without having to prove they are in the country legally weathered a second court challenge Friday, days before its enactment.

Peter Frates, known for ice bucket challenge, laid to rest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 1:23pm

To honor Peter Frates — the former Boston College baseball player whose public battle with ALS helped make the ice bucket challenge a phenomenon — do as he did, the priest who officiated at his funeral said Friday.

Suspected cyberattack hobbles New Orleans city government

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 1:21pm

A suspected cyberattack prompted a shutdown of city government computers in New Orleans on Friday.

Suit: Pilot tried to warn before dozer killed pot suspect

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 1:20pm

a short-order cook and avid vegetable gardener with a passion for the Grateful Dead — and his friend tended 10 plants in a small clearing on state game lands. A state Game Commission worker, operating a bulldozer in the area, spotted their car parked in a field where vehicles weren’t allowed and called police.

'Mad Men' actress Christina Hendricks files for divorce

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 1:14pm

“Mad Men” actress Christina Hendricks filed for divorce Friday from her husband of 10 years, actor Geoffrey Arend.

Governor on refugees: 'The inn is not full in Minnesota'

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:45pm

Minnesota state government will continue to consent to refugee resettlement, Gov. Tim Walz said Friday, in response to a recent presidential executive order that requires consent from states and counties.

Man claims to be Detroit boy reported missing since 1994

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:29pm

A man has told police that he may be a Detroit boy reported missing by his mother at a suburban shopping mall a quarter-century ago.

Woman gets 30 years in arson that killed three firefighters

Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:20pm

A Delaware woman who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for an arson that left three firefighters dead has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Officers report busy night of births at US border checkpoint

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:12pm

It was a busy night for officers stationed at a U.S. border checkpoint in New Mexico, where three women in labor turned up for help in a matter of hours.

California school bus, van crash; 6 injured, including kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:11pm

A school bus and a van collided Friday in Southern California, sending six people to hospitals, including children, authorities said.