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Virginia set to execute an inmate convicted of killing a family of four in their Richmond home on New Year's Day 2006

A Milwaukee man says a Wisconsin sheriff who's gained prominence for his outspoken support of Donald Trump detained him after a flight for shaking his head at the lawman

US Supreme Court rejects defense request to halt Wednesday evening's scheduled execution of Virginia man convicted of killing two young girls and their parents during a 2006 home invasion

The biggest onshore wind development in the works in the U.S. has received two critical federal approvals

Supporters of American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, who has spent most of his life in prison in the killing of two FBI agents in South Dakota in 1975, are hoping President Barack Obama will grant him clemency

An Alaska volcano active since mid-December has erupted again

An ice storm has shut down parts of major highways and interstates in Oregon and Washington state and paralyzed the hardest hit towns along the Columbia River Gorge with up to 2 inches of ice coating the ground in some places

South Carolina lawmaker remains jailed Wednesday on the state's most serious domestic violence charge as prosecutors disclosed new details of an alleged attack on his wife

Zoo Miami's matriarch gorilla, Josephine, who was grandmother to the internet-famous Harambe, has died

Prosecutors have charged an Indianapolis woman with two counts of neglect after her 3-yar-old son shot his 5-year-old sister in the head

Vegemite is being sold by Oreo-maker Mondelez to an Australian cheese company

For many older couples, fun in the bedroom requires the help of prescription drugs

A Chicago police officer has been charged with first-degree murder after the off-duty shooting of a 38-year-old unarmed man earlier this month

The United Nations, the European Union and key players in the Iran nuclear agreement are delivering a united message aimed at U.S. President-elect Donald Trump: The deal is working and must be maintained to keep Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon

A federal judge won't keep the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline's disputed crossing of a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota

Federal authorities say they are investigating threats to Jewish community centers across the country

The North Dakota Supreme Court will allow lawyers from other states to temporarily help with cases stemming from the Dakota Access pipeline protest

The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman has pleaded not guilty to charges of aiding and abetting her husband's support of the Islamic State group and then hindering the investigation of the attack that killed 49 people and injured 53 others

Officials say a woman is recovering after a harrowing rescue caught on video when she slid down a snow-covered ridge while hiking in Southern California

A horse-drawn Amish buggy and a truck have crashed in Ohio, killing the horse and a man riding in the buggy

Authorities say the baby sitter who was watching a 2-year-old Florida boy when he was struck and killed by a train has been charged in the child's death

A prosecutor says a newly elected West Virginia sheriff who admitted he was a meth addict and was charged with stealing the drug from a police locker has pleaded guilty to a felony and resigned from office

A woman charged with abducting her two daughters from their father in 1985 fled Rhode Island following an argument between the couple that turned physical, at a time when domestic violence wasn't a crime

A legislative push for paid family leave in Washington state is being revived a decade after passage of a law that was never implemented because lawmakers never found a way to pay for it

The Vermont prosecutor who disarmed the suspect in a fatal shooting of a social worker says he is no longer carrying a gun to work

A Massachusetts police sergeant is being credited with rescuing an injured owl from a roadway for the second time in three months

Prosecutor: Newly-elected sheriff addicted to meth pleads guilty to felony in theft of meth from police locker, resigns

A Philadelphia funeral director found with three decomposing bodies in her garage has been sentenced to three months in prison

The father of an 11-year-old Navajo girl who was kidnapped and killed is suing the tribe for failing to have an emergency notification system that he claims would have saved his daughter's life

A story shared on social media that claims six people protesting President-elect Donald Trump were killed when they were hit by a truck on a Seattle freeway is false

Academics being recruited by North Carolina's public university system have ruled out moving to the state because of a law limiting legal protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people

The highest court in Massachusetts has rejected a proposal for the mass dismissal of 24,000 drug convictions because of misconduct by a former state chemist

Former President George H.W. Bush, who has been admitted to a Houston hospital with pneumonia, has used a motorized scooter or a wheelchair in recent years because of vascular parkinsonism, a rare syndrome that mimics Parkinson's disease

A stray cat has been found in New Jersey with an arrow through its body

A Colombian national accused of pretending to be a doctor in South Florida and injecting silicone into his patients as part of cosmetic procedures has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison

Police say a 12-year-old boy has been blinded by a bullet that struck him in the head after it ricocheted at a Pennsylvania shooting range

A Virginia prosecutor has cleared two police officers in the shooting death of a woman who was brandishing a replica handgun

Owner of dogs that attacked two Atlanta children, leaving one dead, has one charge upgraded to involuntary manslaughter

A delegation of Orthodox Jewish rabbis from the US and Canada is thanking Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and state leaders for defending a northwestern Montana Jewish community that was the target of threats and harassment by white supremacists

A truck sporting images and messages against slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has drawn the attention of western Pennsylvania authorities

South Dakota officials are optimistic that a 1992 Supreme Court ruling saying sales taxes can't be collected from companies not physically present in the state can be overturned

A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to capital murder in the 2014 death of a five-year-old girl

A woman injured in a fire that killed six of her nine children is thanking people for their support and asking them to honor her children

Police say a man wanted in the fatal shootings of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police officer was wearing body armor and armed with two handguns when he was arrested at an abandoned house

Police have recaptured a rogue cow that roamed near Natchez, Mississippi, for three months, but not before the runaway animal seriously injured a woman

For most Americans, Chelsea Manning has been a hero or villain based on how they view her decision to leak classified material; for transgender people, she has another dimension _ serving as a potent symbol of their struggles for acceptance

Authorities have arrested an airline passenger on charges of planting a note on a plane en route from San Diego to Denver that falsely claimed a bomb was on board

Police say a 5-year-old Chicago girl is in serious condition after she shot herself in the abdomen with a handgun that she found in her mother's purse

Authorities say a bobcat that jumped on a Connecticut woman and scratched two others who were trying to help her has tested positive for rabies

An investigation has determined that an 85-year-old New York City woman was strangled before her corpse was placed in plastic bags and left inside her home for five months

An 18-year-old woman abducted as a newborn from a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, says she still loves the only mother she has known

The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman pleaded not guilty to charges that she aided and abetted her husband's support of the Islamic State group and then hindered the investigation of the attack

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The Buick Encore subcompact SUV arrives for 2017 with a lower starting retail price, more standard equipment, refreshed styling and new connectivity features

Senegal has circulated a draft UN resolution calling on the Security Council to support military action by the West African regional bloc if Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh doesn't step down when his term ends at midnight

Denver is starting work on becoming the first city in the nation to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places such as coffee shops, yoga studios and art galleries

The woman charged with kidnapping a baby 18 years ago and raising the child as her own daughter, appeared briefly in court was ordered to be held without bail

Neighbors where a fugitive wanted for the slaying of an Orlando police officer was taken into custody after a week-long manhunt say they aren't surprised the arrest came from detective work, not tips from the public

Lawyers for condemned inmates are trying to learn more about Ohio's supply of execution drugs at a time the state prisons agency is reluctant to give out that information

Target is cutting its fourth-quarter profit and sales outlook after sluggish holiday sales and store traffic

The father of two girls who disappeared with their mother in 1985 and were tracked down in Texas says he still has not heard from them

Federal prosecutors say the corruption convictions of two former aides to Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal shouldn't be overturned

A South Florida man has been charged with threatening to kill President-elect Donald Trump in a video posted online

As North Carolina's political split widens, state business is increasingly being refereed with a judge's gavel

The 55,000-pound excavation truck wasn't in the area for a wash, but it may need one after being partially swallowed by a sinkhole in north Georgia

Small businesses hope to see some high-profile Obama administration regulations scrapped after Donald Trump takes office

Authorities say a man who was killed by a western Kentucky police officer earlier this week died of two gunshot wounds

Emergency crews have made dozens of high-water rescues as thunderstorms flood streets in the Houston area and batter other parts of Texas

Fifty years after a judge sentenced a factory worker who claimed he was the Boston Strangler, questions still remain about the man's confession

A police detective was shot and killed outside a suburban Dallas home by a gunman who then held officers at bay for hours before being found dead inside

Charges have been dropped against a teenager accused of killing a New York rabbi in Miami

A man accused of killing a flamingo named Pinky at Busch Gardens in Florida is heading to court in Tampa to determine whether he is competent to stand trial

The driver of famed monster truck Grave Digger is recovering following a crash at a Florida rally over the weekend

Police say rival gangs are to blame for a shooting at a park following the annual Martin Luther King Day Parade in Miami

Among 10 Things to Know: More clemency coming after Obama shortens Chelsea Manning's sentence; Inaugural speech is Trump's time to rise to the moment; Health secretary choice to face pointed questions about Trump's policies and own ethics

Immigrant advocacy groups say U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are allegedly turning away asylum-seekers before their claims can be heard, violating obligations under U.S. and international law

The father of a mentally distressed black man shot and killed by Southern California police who thought he was armed is suing the department

William A. Hilliard, who became the first black reporter at The Oregonian newspaper and later its editor in a pioneering 42-year career, has died at age 89, the Oregonian/OregonLive reports

A review board has determined a SWAT team officer's fatal shooting of a robbery suspect outside a convenience store in Ohio's capital city in 2015 was justified

New photos released by the city of Orlando show where officers breached one of Pulse nightclub's walls to free people trapped inside during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history

Authorities say an argument between a man and his girlfriend sparked a violent afternoon at a townhome in a Virginia suburb of the nation's capital, leaving the man's brothers wounded by gunshots and the man dead after he was shot by police

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A papermaker has agreed to complete cleaning up the Fox River in a settlement with federal environmental officials

People flock to the Arizona desert town of Sedona for its tranquility and relaxation. But tranquility turned to terror after a rabid bobcat attacked residents and pets.

A former Ohio deputy sheriff accused of fatally shooting an unarmed man after a chase has been found not guilty of murder and reckless homicide

The brother of a Denver woman says she is among five people who died during a shooting at a Caribbean resort town

A Louisiana man serving a life sentence for the rape of a nurse in 1971 claims authorities concealed evidence that the crime was committed by another man linked to two similar attacks

Officials say DNA matches have been developed for three of the six people aboard a plane that crashed into Lake Erie last month off Cleveland and the search for human remains and plane debris has ended

Correction: Military Base-Shooting-Investigation story

Federal prosecutors say a major drug wholesaler has agreed to pay $150 million to settle allegations that it failed to detect and report pharmacies' suspicious orders of prescription pain pills

The brother of a New Yorker who joined the Islamic State group and died has testified at the terrorism trial of an Arizona man

Home improvement retailer Lowe's says approximately 2,400 full-time workers are being laid off

An Ohio zoo says the country's oldest known gorilla, and the first in the world to be born in a zoo, has died

A stillborn infant was found with his homeless mother at a street side bus stop in Portland, Oregon during unusually cold weather

Mississippi's attorney general is once again tangling with Google, alleging it is illegally violating student privacy

Authorities say a 44-year-old man is accused of killing and dismembering a 27-year-old man who was living with the suspect's ex-girlfriend, and of raping the woman

Prosecutors released the evidence they have against a Florida police officer charged in the fatal shooting of a black drummer whose vehicle had broken down on the interstate

Iowa lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow a woman who gets an abortion to sue the doctor who performed the procedure if she experiences emotional distress later

Lawyers in a disciplinary case for a police officer accused of killing an unarmed teen in a New York City home in 2012 agree the officer had reason to suspect the victim had a gun, but disagree over the officer's response

Two BNSF Railway employees have been struck and killed by a train near Edgemont in southwestern South Dakota

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