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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.

Family recounts heroics of fallen son in Pensacola 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.

US official: Base shooter hosted dinner party to watch mass shooting videos night before fatal attack

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

US official: Base shooter hosted dinner party to watch mass shooting videos night before fatal attack.

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.

Ceremony to remember those killed in Pearl Harbor attack

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

More than 2,000 people are expected at a ceremony Saturday to remember those killed when Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor 78 years ago and launched the U.S. into World War II.

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.

Voting site reopened in Georgia after grassroots fight

Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 6:27am

When local election officials shut down a polling site in a predominantly black area of a rural Georgia county, displaced voters couldn’t look to the federal government to intervene as it once did in areas with a history of racial disenfranchisement.

Iran frees Chinese-American scholar for US-held scientist

Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 3:50am

Iran and the U.S. conducted a prisoner exchange Saturday that saw a detained Princeton graduate student released for an Iranian scientist held by America, marking a potential breakthrough between Tehran and Washington after months of tensions.

Iran’s foreign minister says Chinese-American Princeton scholar to be freed in exchange for US-held Iranian scientist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 3:46am

Iran’s foreign minister says Chinese-American Princeton scholar to be freed in exchange for US-held Iranian scientist.

‘Cold’: Susan Powell’s parents still hold sense of hope 10 years after

Dave Cawley, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Dec 6th - 11:18pm

Ten years have passed since the day that Susan Powell was last seen alive.

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.