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Police: Multiple dead in shootout with officers after chase involving stolen UPS truck in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 4:31pm

Police: Multiple dead in shootout with officers after chase involving stolen UPS truck in Florida.

Chase with stolen UPS truck ends with shootout, fatalities

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 4:23pm

Police said there were multiple fatalities Thursday after a UPS driver was kidnapped by at least two robbery suspects who led police on a two-county chase that ended in gunfire at a busy intersection during rush hour.

Minnesota National Guard official says Black Hawk Helicopter carrying three crew members has crashed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 3:48pm

Minnesota National Guard official says Black Hawk Helicopter carrying three crew members has crashed.

Report: Investigators ask about Illinois House leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 3:15pm

The longest-serving state House speaker in modern American history is a subject of inquiries in an ongoing federal corruption investigation that has already entangled several top Illinois Democrats, according to a newspaper report published Thursday.

San Francisco Opera names its first female music director

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 3:06pm

The San Francisco Opera has named conductor Eun Sun Kim its new music director, ushering the first woman into the job in the company's history.

Guard: Black Hawk helicopter crashes in Minnesota; 3 aboard

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 2:51pm

A Black Hawk helicopter with three crew members aboard crashed Thursday in central Minnesota, a state National Guard official said.

Minnesota National Guard says it has lost contact with Black Hawk helicopter; unknown how many people onboard

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 2:50pm

Minnesota National Guard says it has lost contact with Black Hawk helicopter; unknown how many people onboard.

Report: Officer recorded kissing Chicago chief reassigned

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 2:50pm

A female officer who was reportedly caught on video kissing then-Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson at a popular restaurant in October was transferred weeks later from his personal security detail to another role on the police force, a department spokesman said.

Bears are rarely seen in Delaware. This one caused an uproar

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 2:39pm

A bear has caused an uproar after running through the streets of Wilmington, Delaware.

Man accused of supporting ISIS through bomb-making video

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 2:18pm

A man who moved from Florida to Virginia earlier this year was indicted Thursday on a charge of attempting to support the Islamic State terrorist group by posting a video online for making explosives.

11 alleged NYC mobsters arrested on federal charges

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 1:59pm

Eleven alleged members of the Gambino organized crime family were locked up Thursday on federal charges including threatening people who owed them money, telling one in a conversation captured by wiretap to pay $100,000 or else lose his teeth.

5 people struck by trains within days in Washington state

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 1:48pm

Washington state authorities have confirmed five people in three days have been hit by trains, including three fatally struck.

After 14 years, eastern North Carolina judgeship gets filled

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 1:41pm

The nation's longest federal court vacancy ended Thursday after nearly 14 years of foot-dragging and politics as the U.S. Senate confirmed a university professor to a North Carolina trial court seat in a bipartisan vote.

Indicted jail officers faced earlier excessive force claims

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 1:29pm

When a prisoner shattered glass panes in a control center at a Baltimore jail, the staff summoned a paramilitary-style tactical team to help quell the disturbance. Some inmates used pieces of shirts or bedsheets to hide their faces.

Bloomberg gun plan: Permits, assault weapon ban, age limits

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 1:22pm

Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg unveiled a gun control policy on Thursday just steps from the site of one of Colorado's worst mass shootings, calling for a ban on all assault weapons, mandatory permits for gun purchasers and a new position in the White House to coordinate gun violence prevention.

Michigan victims wrongly accused of fraud win again in court

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 1:16pm

Residents who were falsely accused of defrauding Michigan's unemployment benefits system won another victory Thursday when the state appeals court ruled 3-0 that their lawsuit seeking financial damages should proceed.

Report: Teen who died in US custody unresponsive for hours

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 12:47pm

A flu-ridden 16-year-old from Guatemala writhed in agony inside a U.S. Border Patrol cell and collapsed on the floor where he lay for several hours before he was found dead, according to video released Thursday that further calls into question the Trump administration's treatment of immigrant families.

Apparent Nazi salute photo leads to suspensions in WV agency

Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 12:42pm

After a photo surfaced of West Virginia correction officer trainees giving what appears to be the Nazi salute, state officials quickly suspended some employees and the governor ordered the firing of those involved.

Illinois mother pleads guilty in beating death of boy, 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 12:42pm

An Illinois woman charged in the beating death of her 5-year-old son pleaded guilty to murder Thursday.