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Police begin internal probe into 2 children left for dead

Police in Las Vegas say they have opened an internal investigation after two children were left for dead for several hours. The deceased girl and her severely injured brother were … Click to Continue »

In Alabama, Nitro the police dog creates viral workout video

An Alabama police dog shown on video doing pushups with two officers is a big hit on the internet — and a public safety reminder. Al.com reports that Nitro is … Click to Continue »

In terror-wary NYC, security tight for Thanksgiving parade

Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and … Click to Continue »

Cop says woman near teen when he opened fire, killing both

A Chicago police officer responding to a domestic disturbance in 2015 said he knew a woman was standing close to a bat-wielding teen when he opened fire, killing both. The … Click to Continue »

California governor pardons man following advanced DNA test

California Gov. Jerry Brown is pardoning a man convicted of a 1978 double murder that included a child after modern DNA tests suggested he was probably innocent. The Democratic governor … Click to Continue »

Oklahoma health agency to delay cuts, but only temporarily

The state agency that oversees Medicaid in Oklahoma will delay planned rate cuts for providers and nursing homes for another month. But Oklahoma Health Care Authority officials warned Wednesday they're … Click to Continue »

Police: Slain detective shot day before grand jury testimony

Baltimore's police commissioner says a detective killed last week was slain a day before he was set to testify in a corruption probe into activities of indicted police officers. Commissioner … Click to Continue »

Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

A former sports doctor accused of molesting at least 125 girls and young women while he worked for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges … Click to Continue »

Suspects in Venezuelan corruption probe hold US passports

Five high-ranking officials arrested in Venezuela amid an anti-corruption sweep of its state-owned oil company carry American passports, people with knowledge of the case said Wednesday. The men's U.S. citizenship … Click to Continu...

New Mexico regulators approve utility's power plan

New Mexico's largest electricity provider will add another 50 megawatts of solar energy to its portfolio. The Albuquerque Journal reports the state Public Regulation Commission voted 3-2 last week for … Click to Continue »

Attorney: Minnesota senator's accusers misrepresented facts

An attorney for a Democratic state senator resigning over sexual harassment allegations raised questions Wednesday about two key accusers and suggested they may have wanted to sabotage the senator's campaign … Click to Continue »

Judge rules against Seattle income tax on high earners

A judge has ruled against a new income tax on wealthy Seattle residents. King County Superior Court Judge John Ruhl said in a ruling Wednesday that that the tax is … Click to Continue »

52K Utah residents sign up for insurance with Healthcare.gov

Federal health officials say more than 52,000 people in Utah have signed up for insurance through the online marketplace in the first two and a half weeks of open enrollment. … Click to Continue »

Missouri right-to-work law headed for public vote

Following a review Missouri's Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft has certified that a new right-to-work law will be put to a public vote next year. Aschroft on Wednesday certified the … Click to Continue »

Malloy praises sex harassment victims in holiday message

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is using his annual Thanksgiving message to draw attention to national issues, including the recent spate of sexual harassment and assault victims who've come forward … Click to Continue »

Therapist who advised baby bottle for boy, 9, gets court win

Oregon's appeals court ruled Wednesday that a state board was wrong to permanently revoke the license of a psychologist who told the parents of a 9-year-old boy to bottle feed … Click to Continue »

Ecuador again tells Assange to not meddle in other countries

Ecuador on Wednesday again urged Julian Assange to not interfere in the affairs of other countries after Spain complained about his contacts with Catalan secessionists, though the government said the … Click to Continue »

Federal judge blocks Texas ban of common abortion procedure

A federal judge on Wednesday blocked a new Texas law seeking to ban a commonly used abortion method, the latest in a string of court defeats to the Legislature's attempts … Click to Continue »

APNewsBreak: Ferguson leaders wonder if monitor worth cost

Ferguson, Missouri, has paid nearly a half-million dollars to the monitor team overseeing its police and court reforms, but city leaders question what they've gotten for their money, especially after … Click to Continue »

Zimbabwe's incoming leader returns home to cheers

Poised to become Zimbabwe's next president, a former confidant of ousted leader Robert Mugabe on Wednesday promised "a new, unfolding democracy" and reached out to the world, saying international help … Click to Continue »

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