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Judge dies days before trial of private eye over Trump taxesCourt officials say a senior federal judge in Louisiana has died, days before he was to preside over the trial of a private investigator accused of trying to get Donald Trump's tax returns illegally during the presidential campaign
The Associated Press1 day ago
A helicopter prepares to make a water drop over the San Luis Rey Training Center, where thoroughbreds are housed and trained, in Bonsall, Calif., Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Many horses were rescued or released to run free of the flames. But the California Horse Racing Board said more than two dozen horses were killed when eight barns burned and others in adjacent pastures were unaccounted for. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers)
Trainers rushed to save terrified horses as flames closed inTrainers at an elite training center for racehorses say a routine day transformed into terror and chaos as flames closed in
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Mov. 15, 2017, photo, MAX stabbing suspect Jeremy Christian appears in court in Portland, Ore., for a bail hearing. Christian, charged in the stabbing deaths of two commuters on a Portland light-rail train, told a psychologist hired by his defense team that he was on "autopilot" during the attack. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)
Suspect in Portland train stabbings says he was on autopilotA man charged in the stabbing deaths of two commuters on a Portland light-rail train told a psychologist hired by his attorneys that he wasn't aware of his actions until he heard passengers yelling that he was killing people
The Associated Press1 day ago
Arkansas resumes issuing birth certificates after brief haltArkansas' governor has ordered state health officials to treat married lesbian and heterosexual couples the same when listing the parents on a birth certificate
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2017 file photo, Coleman Young II campaigns while running for mayor in  Detroit. Young who last month failed to win a Detroit mayoral seat once held by his iconic father now plans a run at a U.S. House post controlled for five decades by now-retired Rep. John Conyers. Young II plans Monday to announce his candidacy for the 13th Congressional District office vacated this week by Conyers who faces sexual harassment claims by former staffers and a House Ethics Committee investigation. (Anthony Lanzilote /Detroit News via AP File)
Conyers' House seat to remain vacant for nearly a yearMichigan's Republican governor says Democrat John Conyers' congressional seat will remain unfilled for about a year until the regularly scheduled election
The Associated Press2 days ago
John Feit sits with his lawyer O. Rene Flores before the start of the sentencing phase of his trial for the 1960 murder of Irene Garza in the 92nd state District Court Friday, December 8, 2017, at the Hidalgo County Courthouse in Edinburg, Texas. (Nathan Lambrecht/The Monitor via AP)
Ex-priest gets life in prison for 1960 parishioner slayingA jury has sentenced an 85-year-old former priest to life in prison for the 1960 killing of a schoolteacher and former beauty queen who was a member of the parish he served
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, April 29, 2014, file photo, Assembly member Matt Dababneh addresses a group of supporters during a rally and press event to support an Assembly bill in Sacramento, Calif. Dababneh is resigning after a lobbyist alleged he sexually assaulted her in a bathroom. The Los Angeles Democrat says in his resignation letter Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, that the allegation is not true but he no longer believes he can effectively serve his district. (Randall Benton/The Sacramento Bee via AP, File)
California lawmaker resigns after bathroom sex assault claimCalifornia Assemblyman Matt Dababneh is resigning after a lobbyist alleged he sexually assaulted her in a bathroom
The Associated Press2 days ago
A tanker drops retardant while trying to keep the Thomas fire from spreading into Fillmore, Calif., on on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Fast-moving flames force people to flee on a moment's noticeFast-moving California wildfires force people to flee on only a moment's notice
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this Mov. 15, 2017, photo, MAX stabbing suspect Jeremy Christian appears in court in Portland, Ore., for a bail hearing. Christian, charged in the stabbing deaths of two commuters on a Portland light-rail train, told a psychologist hired by his defense team that he was on "autopilot" during the attack. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)
Suspect in Portland train stabbings says he was on autopilotA man charged in the stabbing deaths of two commuters on a Portland light-rail train told a psychologist hired by his attorneys that he wasn't aware of his actions until he heard passengers yelling that he was killing people
The Associated Press2 days ago
A helicopter drops water over a wildfire Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Bonsall, Calif. The wind-swept blazes have forced tens of thousands of evacuations and destroyed dozens of homes in Southern California. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
The Latest: Woman, 70, is California fire death victimAuthorities have confirmed the death of a 70-year-old woman who was fleeing a massive Southern California wildfire
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2016 file photo, David Prater, Oklahoma County District Attorney, talks to the media in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. Prater has decided not to charge a police officer in the September shooting death of a deaf man who was not following officer commands. Oklahoma County District Attorney Prater announced Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 that the Sept. 19, 2017 shooting death of Magdiel Sanchez outside his south Oklahoma City home was justified. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki File)
Prosecutor declines to charge officer in deaf man's killingOklahoma prosecutor declines to charge officer in shooting death of deaf man holding a pipe
The Associated Press2 days ago
Christopher Johnson, 9, gets his first taste of snow this winter as Marion Elementary School in Shelby, N. C., is dismissed early on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (Brittany Randolph/The Star via AP)
Southern snowfall isn't deep, but many fear overnight freezeThe snow that blanketed parts of the Deep South early Friday delighted schoolchildren with an unexpected holiday but also brought back panicky memories for many adults of past storms that trapped commuters on interstates for hours
The Associated Press2 days ago
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