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No charges for woman who killed jail escapee in her home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 4:23am

Authorities say a South Carolina woman who shot and killed an escaped inmate who kicked in her door won't be charged.

AP analysis: Unemployment, income affect life expectancy

Nicky Forster, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 1:13am

Even your lifespan can be local.

As US life expectancy falls, West Virginia offers lessons

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 1:07am

If you want to understand why U.S. life expectancy is declining, West Virginia is a good place to start.

Ex-Trump adviser Stone admits to InfoWars lies, settles suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 11:10pm

Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone has settled a $100 million lawsuit accusing him of publishing lies on the far-right InfoWars website.

'Zero-tolerance' immigration policy hits snag in California

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 11:08pm

One by one, U.S. Magistrate Judge William Gallo called the names of 14 defendants who were charged with entering the country illegally. Defense attorneys told him the government had already deported them to Mexico, making it impossible for them to appear.

Tonalea man gets prison for assaulting tribal police officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 11:01pm

A Tonalea man has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for assaulting a Navajo Nation police officer.

Utah man gets 16 years prison for Nevada casino carjacking

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 11:00pm

A 29-year-old Utah man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for the armed carjacking of an elderly woman in a casino parking garage in northern Nevada.

Little if any progress as partial government shutdown looms

Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 10:34pm

The fight over President Donald Trump's $5 billion wall funds has deepened, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington.

Flynn heads to sentencing, with 'Good luck' wish from Trump

Eric Tucker and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 10:28pm

Michael Flynn will likely walk out of a courtroom a free man due to his extensive cooperation with federal prosecutors, but the run-up to his sentencing hearing Tuesday has exposed raw tensions over an FBI interview in which he lied about his Russian contacts.

GOP power play in Michigan must go through pragmatic Snyder

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 10:26pm

Michigan Republicans determined to dilute the authority of newly elected Democrats could see the power play thwarted by a moderate GOP governor, who is not certain to go along with the Legislature like Wisconsin's more partisan Gov. Scott Walker.

Man dies in crash following deadly California rampage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 9:32pm

A man who went on a deadly shooting, carjacking and robbery rampage in California's Central Valley died Monday during a high-speed highway chase during which he intentionally tried to smash into other cars, authorities said.

Chicago police say two officers have died after being struck by a train while investigating a shots-fired call

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 8:20pm

Chicago police say two officers have died after being struck by a train while investigating a shots-fired call.

Child abuse climbs after Friday report cards, study says

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 7:30pm

Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released — but only when kids get their grades on a Friday, a study in Florida suggests.

Expert: California man convicted in terror case no extremist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 5:27pm

A former CIA employee who studies terror networks says a California man convicted of attempting to support the Islamic State does not have the attributes of an Islamic extremist.

The Latest: Portions of FBI interview with Flynn released

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 5:14pm

The Latest on former national security adviser Michael Flynn (all times local):

Father of man accused in Waffle House shooting returned guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 5:14pm

The father of a man accused of killing four people with an assault-style rifle in a Nashville Waffle House says he gave guns back to Travis Reinking that had previously been confiscated when his son told him he was moving away.

Missouri woman who drove car into Kansas River pleads guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 5:08pm

A Missouri woman who told police she intentionally drove into the Kansas River while trying to kill herself and her two young children pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

The Latest: Criminal justice bill passes early test vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 5:07pm

The Latest on the Senate's consideration of criminal justice legislation (all times local):

Mississippi appeal seeks to revive 15-week abortion ban

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 4:23pm

Mississippi is trying to revive one the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation.

Michigan governor signs more bills inspired by Nassar case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 4:08pm

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed more legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case.