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Alabama set to execute man Thursday for store clerk killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:21pm

A man convicted of killing a convenience store clerk is scheduled to become the second inmate executed in Alabama this year.

Aimless pizza shop gunman latched onto internet, religion

Jonathan Drew and Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:21pm

Before he was charged with firing an assault rifle inside a Washington restaurant, where he had been drawn by an online hoax, Edgar Maddison Welch was known as a well-meaning father of two girls who unnerved some with his religious fervor and he sometimes had trouble detaching himself from the internet.

Child predator who fled US is convicted of rape in England

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:21pm

A child predator in Pennsylvania who vanished before his 2006 sentencing has been convicted in England of raping a 13-year-old girl.

Delaware court mulls retroactivity of death penalty ruling

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:14pm

Delaware's Supreme Court justices are considering whether to apply their earlier ruling declaring the state's death penalty law unconstitutional to the cases of a dozen men already sentenced to death.

Nightclub victims' kin: Oakland fire families face long road

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:12pm

Authorities investigating the California warehouse party fire that killed 36 people have said they are considering a criminal case — even murder charges. But as relatives learned after a nightclub fire killed 100 people in Rhode Island, any prosecution would be a long and complicated road that may not end with a feeling of justice.

Disability bias suit: Worker ridiculed, teddy bears beheaded

Ula Ilnytzky, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:11pm

A former aide to a New York City Council member says the lawmaker and a senior member of his staff subjected him to cruel bullying that included decapitating the stuffed animals on his desk and locking him in a basement.

The Latest: Official: Fire trapped people on second floor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:11pm

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NTSB: Driver in fatal crash was speeding, had prior wrecks

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:11pm

The driver of a Baltimore school bus that careened into a transit bus, killing him and five others, was speeding, had a history of previous crashes and had a seizure the week before, national investigators said Wednesday.

The Latest: Military officials talk about enlistment bonuses

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:04pm

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Ships, jets, giant crowd mark Pearl Harbor anniversary event

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:02pm

Thousands gathered on a pier overlooking Pearl Harbor, observed a moment of silence and watched jets streak across the clear blue sky Wednesday in honor of the 75th anniversary of the attack that plunged the United States into World War II.

Idaho Fish and Game to try for fee hike once again

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:01pm

Officials with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are once again preparing to push a plan to raise hunting and fishing fees, despite previous resistance from state lawmakers who have refused to advance similar proposals.

2 juveniles charged in Tennessee wildfires that killed 14

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:01pm

Authorities on Wednesday charged two juveniles in an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings.

Girl's body found in well: Trial opens for Kentucky man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 1:51pm

Trial has begun for a Kentucky man accused by authorities of killing his former girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter and disposing of her body inside a well.

Free spirit, sheriff deputy's son among Oakland fire victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 1:51pm

There was a musical artist from Ohio who was generous in giving people hugs to make them feel appreciated. A music-loving teenage son of a sheriff's deputy. And a DJ passionate about social justice.

The Latest: No active threat at Nevada school on lockdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 1:43pm

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The Latest: Post on suspect's FB page: 'Not going to jail'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 1:41pm

The Latest on the shooting of two police officers in south Georgia (all times local):

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Study: 'Obamacare' repeal-only would make 30M uninsured

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 1:39pm

Repealing President Barack Obama's health care law without a replacement risks making nearly 30 million people uninsured, according to a study released Wednesday.

Authorities: 2 juveniles charged in East Tennessee wildfires that killed 14

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 1:31pm

Authorities: 2 juveniles charged in East Tennessee wildfires that killed 14.

Prosecutor drops charges in death of Detroit college officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 1:21pm

Prosecutors dropped murder charges Wednesday against a man in the killing of a Detroit college police officer who was shot in the head while on duty, but did not elaborate on why they no longer consider him a suspect.

Correction: Elk Refuge-Pronghorn story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 1:12pm

In a story Dec. 6 about pronghorn at an elk refuge, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the animals were elk. They are a separate species.