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Arkansas officer fatally shot outside station; suspect dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 10:59pm

An Arkansas police officer was killed Saturday night outside a police department and the suspected shooter is dead, officials said.

Co-inventor of New Orleans 'hand grenade' cocktail dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 4:42pm

The co-founder of a chain of bars in New Orleans' French Quarter who helped create an iconic cocktail known as the “hand grenade” has died.

Tuskegee Airman celebrates 100th birthday with flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 3:12pm

A member of the Tuskegee Airmen celebrated his 100th birthday by taking a flight.

Charlotte police: Murder suspects won't get ankle bracelets

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 2:29pm

Upset over how judges have used the bail system, police in Charlotte, North Carolina, said they will no longer assign electronic ankle bracelets to monitor murder suspects who are released on bail.

Biden calls Sanders' pitch to leverage Israel aid 'bizarre'

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 2:10pm

Joe Biden said Saturday that it is “bizarre” for Bernie Sanders to propose withholding U.S. military aid from Israel if the government there doesn’t moderate its treatment of Palestinians.

Alabama doesn't appeal injunction blocking abortion ban

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 1:47pm

Alabama's near-total abortion ban will remain blocked by a federal judge as a lawsuit over the ban plays out in court.

Slain Alabama officer's father also died in the line of duty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 12:41pm

Authorities on Saturday identified an Alabama police officer who was killed during a drug enforcement operation and said the man's father was also an officer with the Huntsville Police Department who died in the line of duty.

Sheriff's office: Exposure suspected in couple's deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 12:10pm

Exposure is suspected in the deaths of a married couple whose bodies were found Friday in snow along a road in rural Arizona where a major wintry storm hit a week ago, authorities said Saturday.

Caroline Kennedy christens father's namesake carrier

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 11:41am

John F. Kennedy's daughter Caroline has christened a new aircraft carrier that is named after the 35th U.S. president.

Police make arrest in shooting death of Virginia firefighter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 11:01am

Police in Virginia say they've arrested a man in connection with the death of a Virginia fire lieutenant who was killed in a Thanksgiving night shooting while trying to protect one of her children.

Navy, families recount heroics of fallen sailors in shooting

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 10:52am

Joshua Watson had just graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and looked forward to a military career as a pilot. On Saturday, he was being hailed a hero, as his family recounted how the 23-year-old — in his last minutes of life — led first responders to an active shooter at the Pensacola naval base.

Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 10:38am

The Saudi student who fatally shot three sailors at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday.

CORRECTS: Official: Base shooter hosted dinner party to watch mass shooting videos earlier in week of fatal attack.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 10:37am

CORRECTS: Official: Base shooter hosted dinner party to watch mass shooting videos earlier in week of fatal attack. (Corrects APNewsAlert that said shooter watched the videos the night before the shooting. It was earlier in the week, but it is uncertain if it was the night before.)

Chicago Cubs facing federal review over Wrigley Field access

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 10:28am

Federal officials are investigating whether the Chicago Cubs’ ongoing $1 billion renovation of Wrigley Field provides adequate wheelchair access.

2 children in North Carolina charged with manslaughter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 9:10am

Authorities in North Carolina say they've charged an 11-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl with involuntary manslaughter after they got into a physical altercation with another child who was struck by a vehicle and killed.

Chicago chief's firing again rattles confidence in force

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 8:57am

The unceremonious firing of Chicago's police superintendent just weeks before his retirement has rattled a department that, under his leadership, was seeking to restore public confidence since the release of a 2014 video showing a white officer killing a black teenager with 16 gunshots.

Minnesota National Guard identifies 3 killed in copter crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 8:41am

The Minnesota National Guard says the three soldiers who were killed when their helicopter crashed near St. Cloud this week were part of a unit that returned last May from a nine-month deployment to the Middle East.

Aging survivors return to Pearl Harbor to recall '41 attack

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 8:38am

A dozen frail survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor returned Saturday to honor those who perished when Japanese planes pierced a quiet sunny morning 78 years ago and rained bombs on battleships lined up below.

New Hampshire to Supreme Court: Leave nudity laws to locals

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 7:35am

There's no reason for the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on New Hampshire's “Free the Nipple” case, the state attorney general said this week.