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Dylann Roof Sentenced To Die For Church Slayings

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A federal jury has sentenced Dylann Roof to death for killing nine black church members in a racially motivated attack in 2015. Roof, who is white, faced either life in prison or execution for the slayings…

Branstad Pushes New Plan To Defund Planned Parenthood

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Gov. Terry Branstad says his priorities for the new Iowa Legislature include removing state funding for Planned Parenthood and prohibiting public workers from bargaining for their health insurance. Branstad highlighted his plans Tuesday during his…

Judge Won't Release Squad Car Video In Castile Shooting

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota judge has denied a request to release squad car video of the July 6 shooting death of Philando Castile. The Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in September…

Consumers Increased Borrowing At Fastest Pace In 3 Months

WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumers increased their borrowing in November at the fastest pace in three months. The Federal Reserve says total borrowing in November climbed $24.5 billion, compared to a smaller $16.2 billion in October. The increase pushed total debt…

Officer Killed In Orlando, Suspect At Large

ORLANOD, Fla. (AP) - An Orlando police officer who was gunned down while on duty has died. Orlando police announced the officer's death on its official Twitter account Monday morning. The shooting happened near a Walmart store in Orlando earlier…

Declassified Report: Putin "Ordered" Influence Campaign On US Election

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new declassified report says Russian President Vladimir Putin "ordered" an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election. U.S. intelligence officials released the 25-page public version of the report Friday, after they briefed President-elect…

Police: 5 dead, 13 wounded In Airport Shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say five people were killed and thirteen were wounded after a lone suspect opened fire at the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, international airport. The Broward County Sheriff's Office tweeted the information following Friday afternoon's shooting.…

Wisconsin Tribe Wants Pipeline Moved From Its Reservation

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Chippewa tribe in Wisconsin is calling for the removal of a pipeline from its reservation after 64 years of operation. The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa's tribal council voted Wednesday to refuse to…

Starbuck To Start Selling Bite-Sized Egg Snacks

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks will start selling a new bite-sized egg snack next week, the first of a series of new food options that the coffee chain hopes will boost sales. The new item, called Sous Vide Egg Bites,…

Online Holiday Sales Topped 2015 By 11 Percent

NEW YORK (AP) - Online sales during the recently concluded holiday season rose to $91.7 billion, topping 2015's tally by 11 percent. That's according to Adobe, which says over $1 billion in sales were generated on 57 of the 61…

US Approves Fix For Some Volkswagen Diesels

DETROIT (AP) - Volkswagen will soon be able to repair some of its diesel cars so they meet U.S. emissions standards. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board said Friday they have approved a fix for…

Divers Slowly Search Bottom Of Lake Erie For Missing Plane

CLEVELAND (AP) - Officials looking for a plane that disappeared a week ago in Ohio with six people aboard say divers guided by an underwater locator beacon detector are searching the bottom of Lake Erie. Beacon transmissions helped narrow the…

Trump Targets Toyota Over Mexico Plans

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump has trained his sights on Toyota in his latest effort to badger a company into building its products in the U.S. rather than Mexico. Trump tweeted Thursday that the Japanese automaker plans to build…

Dayton Eyes Tax Help For Low-Income Families, Child Care

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton wants to see tax relief for low-income families, parents with child care costs and farmers. The governor unveiled his proposal Thursday for a $300 million tax bill in 2017 just days after…

Ryan Promises To 'Defund' Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan says upcoming legislation to repeal the health care law would cut off taxpayer money to Planned Parenthood. The Wisconsin Republican spoke after a special House panel issued a report criticizing the organization over…

Moving Company: South Dakota, Vermont Top Destinations In US

ST. LOUIS (AP) - One of the nation's largest moving companies says South Dakota is first on its list of top moving destinations. Suburban St. Louis-based United Van Lines has tracked customer state-to-state migration for the past 40 years. For…

US Intelligence Officials: Russia Poses Serious Cyberthreat

WASHINGTON (AP) - Top U.S. intelligence officials say Russia poses a major and growing threat to U.S. government, military, diplomatic and commercial operations - as well as America's critical infrastructure. National Intelligence Director James Clapper and other intelligence officials are…

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