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Final album for slain rapper XXXTentacion drops in Miami

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 8:49pm

Celebrities including Diplo, Playboi Carti and PnB Rock paid tribute to slain Florida rapper XXXTentacion during the week of parties surrounding Art Basel Miami.

Biden: 'Best people' for posts, but they could be donors

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 8:33pm

Joe Biden declined Friday to rule out appointing political donors to ambassadorships or other posts if he wins the 2020 presidential election. But he pledged that his nominees, regardless of their contributor status, would be the “best people” for their posts.

Haley: Killer 'hijacked' Confederate flag meaning for some

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 7:46pm

and we don’t have hateful people in South Carolina. There’s always the small minority that’s always going to be there. But, people saw it as service and sacrifice and heritage. But once he did that, there was no way to overcome it," Haley said.

Muhammad makes list of top 10 baby names in the US for the first time

Harmeet Kaur, CNN  |  Posted Dec 6th - 7:37pm

For the first time, Muhammad is one of the top 10 most popular baby names for boys in the United States, according to data from the parenting website BabyCenter.

Deserted 5-year-old takes toddler to neighbor in bitter cold

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 6:38pm

A 5-year-old child left alone in a house in a remote Alaska village carried a toddler half a mile to a neighbor's home in the bitter cold wearing only socks and light clothing after the power went out, authorities said Friday.

Klobuchar gaining traction in Iowa with Midwest sensibility

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 6:37pm

Quick with a joke and unsparing in her mockery of President Donald Trump, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and her Midwest sensibility show signs of gaining traction in Iowa, her neighboring state and where her presidential ambitions rise and fall.

Police: Huntsville, Alabama, police officer killed in shooting during drug-related investigation.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 5:57pm

Police: Huntsville, Alabama, police officer killed in shooting during drug-related investigation. .

Alabama police officer killed in drug-related shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 5:50pm

An Alabama police officer was killed Friday during a drug-related shooting, authorities said, making him the sixth law enforcement officer in the state slain in the line of duty this year.

Police: Huntsville, Alabama, police officer killing in shooting during drug-related investigation.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 5:47pm

Police: Huntsville, Alabama, police officer killing in shooting during drug-related investigation.

Islamic State sympathizer sentenced to 22 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 5:40pm

An Albanian turned U.S. citizen who kept an Islamic State group flag in his apartment was sentenced to 22 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to terror charges.

California congressman Duncan Hunter to quit after holidays

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 4:56pm

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California will resign after the holidays, following his guilty plea this week to illegally using campaign money for personal expenses, his office said Friday.

Supreme Court keeps hold on federal executions; 2 were scheduled for next week and 2 more in January

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 4:49pm

Supreme Court keeps hold on federal executions; 2 were scheduled for next week and 2 more in January.

Lawsuit challenges speedy reviews of asylum claims

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 3:57pm

A new effort to speed up initial reviews of asylum claims to within three days denies asylum-seekers rights to consult attorneys, according to the latest legal challenge to the Trump administration's immigration enforcement policies and practices.

Decades-old jean theft complicates commuted lifer's release

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 3:51pm

which includes the state’s attorney general and a victims expert — to send a case to the governor’s office.

Evidence tampering alleged in police chief firing case

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 3:40pm

A female Chicago police officer who was reportedly seen on video drinking with and kissing the now-fired police superintendent the night he was found asleep behind the wheel of his SUV has been accused of tampering with a cellphone investigators wanted to examine, a police department spokesman said Friday.

Have You Seen This? Dancing delivery guy’s gratitude will make your day

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Dec 6th - 3:17pm

There are good people out there in the world making other good people happy. This dancing delivery guy and his unseen benefactor offer proof of that.

Texas IDs cancer cluster in polluted Houston neighborhood

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 3:07pm

Texas health officials identified a cancer cluster in a north Houston neighborhood polluted by the wood preservative creosote from a nearby railroad operation, prompting calls from residents and the city for a more in-depth investigation of potential ongoing risks.

S. Carolina civil right lawyer, 1st Amendment champion dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 2:44pm

A South Carolina civil rights lawyer who helped redefine free speech rights for attorneys has died.

Detroit police officer suspended after cop's death retires

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 2:34pm

A Detroit police officer responding to a home invasion was fatally shot by a man hiding in the basement, while a senior officer stayed at his patrol car a block away, investigators said.