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Gas prices to stay low nationwide, analysts say

posted: 12/10/2016 4:13 a.m. Discuss

Americans will still see low gasoline prices this Christmas season despite a recent uptick at the pump, analysts say.

Trump gives 2 states pep talk

updated: 12/10/2016 3:46 a.m. Discuss

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Donald Trump waded back into election politics Friday, a full month after he won the presidency, thanking Michigan voters and prodding Louisiana Republicans to turn out for today's Senate runoff election and protect the party's 52-48 advantage in Washington.

Senate readies stopgap bill vote

updated: 12/10/2016 3:44 a.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON -- The Senate headed to a vote averting a government shutdown at midnight Friday as coal-state Democrats beat a tactical retreat and promised to continue their fight next year for months-long health care benefits for retired miners.

Murderer coughs, heaves during his lethal dosing

updated: 12/10/2016 3:31 a.m. Comment 1

ATMORE, Ala. -- An Alabama inmate coughed repeatedly and his upper body heaved for at least 13 minutes during an execution using a drug that has previously been used in troubled lethal injections in at least three other states.

Food, water head for space station

posted: 12/10/2016 3:31 a.m. Discuss

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A Japanese capsule blasted off with much-needed supplies for the International Space Station on Friday, a week after a Russian shipment was destroyed shortly after liftoff.

Town grieves slain officers

updated: 12/10/2016 3:28 a.m. Discuss

What started as a 911 call reporting a domestic disturbance broke out in violence as two responding officers were struck by deadly gunfire, leaving a rural Georgia community grieving and on edge as police hunted the attacker.

Oakland fire recalls 1946 hotel disaster

updated: 12/10/2016 3:27 a.m. Discuss

ATLANTA -- The Winecoff Hotel fire in Atlanta, the deadliest hotel fire in U.S. history, killed 119 people 70 years ago this week and led to new and lasting fire safety standards for hotels and other public buildings.

Obama orders probe of election hacking

updated: 12/10/2016 3:26 a.m. Comment 1

President Barack Obama has directed U.S. intelligence agencies to conduct an investigation into hacking attacks related to the U.S. election and issue a report before he leaves office next month, White House counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco said.

Jury views Roof's taped confession to FBI agent

updated: 12/10/2016 3:25 a.m. Discuss

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Dylann Roof wanted the world to know he hated black people and thought they were criminals. He thought about attacking drug dealers, but they might shoot back. So, he told the FBI, he picked a historic black church in Charleston he had learned about online.

Monday ruling set for recount in Pennsylvania

updated: 12/10/2016 3:21 a.m. Discuss

PHILADELPHIA -- A federal judge allowed Wisconsin's presidential recount to move forward Friday as another federal judge in Pennsylvania planned to take the weekend to decide on a Green Party-backed request to recount paper ballots and examine election computer systems for signs of hacking.

Missouri judges toss alien-bail law

posted: 12/10/2016 3:20 a.m. Discuss

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Supreme Court struck down a state law that denies bail to criminal defendants who cannot prove they are legally present in the U.S.

The nation in brief

updated: 12/10/2016 3:18 a.m. Discuss

Florida says zonesnow clear of Zika

Man found guilty of shooting police

updated: 12/10/2016 5:18 a.m. Discuss

ST. LOUIS -- A jury convicted a man of shooting two police officers during a 2015 protest in Ferguson amid fallout over the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown months earlier.

Ex-senator, U.S. space hero Glenn, 95, dies

posted: 12/09/2016 5:45 a.m. Gallery Discuss

WASHINGTON -- John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, he was 95.

Trump visits Ohio, chooses labor chief

posted: 12/09/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- President-elect Donald Trump flew to Ohio on Thursday to meet with people who were slashed by a university student in a knife attack last month. Then he was off to Iowa for the latest stop on his victory tour to states that helped him win the presidency.

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