The entrance to the office of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is seen on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, as the senior lawmaker and chairman of the Armed Services Committee is away as he is treated for the side effects of brain cancer therapy. As Senate Republicans rush toward votes next week on their sweeping $1.5 trillion tax package, it is uncertain whether Sen. McCain and Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., will be back and well enough to cast their votes. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 15, 2017 - 6:02 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO COULD HOLD UP GOP TAX PACKAGE Republican Senator Marco Rubio's potential defection over a tax credit for low-income parents puts a speed bump into his party's effort to approve tax...
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FILE - This Sept. 27, 2016 file photo shows Nathan Carman arriving in a small boat at the US Coast Guard station in Boston. A New Hampshire judge is scheduled on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, to hear arguments to dismiss a lawsuit accusing Carman of killing his millionaire grandfather and possibly his mother to collect an inheritance. No one has been arrested. Carman has denied any involvement in either case. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
December 15, 2017 - 12:05 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire judge is scheduled to hear arguments to dismiss a lawsuit accusing a Vermont man of killing his millionaire grandfather and possibly his mother to collect an inheritance. Nathan Carman has been called a suspect in the 2013 shooting death of 87-year-old real...
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December 14, 2017 - 11:03 pm
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A jury has convicted a man of second-degree murder in the shooting of a farmer who accused him of applying herbicide to crops that the farmer said drifted onto nearby land and damaged plants. A Mississippi County Circuit Court jury late Thursday convicted Allan Curtis Jones...
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Zenobia Dobson hugs Assistant District Attorney Phil Morton Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Knoxville, Tenn., after a jury convicted Christopher Bassett of first degree murder and Kipling Colbert Jr. and Gregory Williams III of facilitation in the killing of her son Zaevion Dobson. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 7:40 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jurors found one defendant guilty Thursday of first-degree murder and two others guilty on a lesser charge of facilitation of first-degree murder in the 2015 death of a Tennessee teen who was lauded for courageously shielding his friends from gunfire. Christopher Drone...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, emergency crews stand in front of the site of a warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif. A fire department captain said during a court hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, that one of the men charged in a warehouse fire in California that killed 36 people told him no one lived in the building during a September 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
December 14, 2017 - 7:23 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two California men will go to trial on involuntary manslaughter charges in the deaths of 36 partygoers in the worst building fire in the U.S. in more than a decade, a judge ruled Thursday. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Horner said prosecutors presented enough...
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December 14, 2017 - 6:41 pm
WELDON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a North Carolina man has been arrested in the shooting death of a toddler. Weldon Police Chief James Avens told a news conference that 22-year-old Malcolm Artis of Halifax was arrested Thursday in Lithia Springs, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb. Avens said Artis is...
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FILE - In this May 2016 image provided by the City of Minneapolis, police officer Mohamed Noor poses for a photo at a community event welcoming him to the Minneapolis police force. Noor fatally shot Justine Damond, an Australian native on July 15, 2017. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, a Minnesota prosecutor said he doesn't yet have enough evidence to charge Noor who killed Damond, blaming investigators who "haven't done their job." (City of Minneapolis via AP, File)
December 14, 2017 - 6:03 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota prosecutor said he doesn't yet have enough evidence to charge a Minneapolis police officer who killed an unarmed Australian woman this summer, blaming investigators who "haven't done their job." Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman is still deciding whether to charge...
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December 14, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Good afternoon! The interim Carolinas News Editor is Jeffrey Collins. The supervisor is Skip Foreman. A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop or late-breaking and more newsworthy events...
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December 14, 2017 - 3:57 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A man who spent nearly eight years on the run after a slaying in Atlanta has been convicted and sentenced to prison. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard Jr. said in a news release Wednesday that jurors found 31-year-old Brandon Williams guilty of murder for the May 10, 2008,...
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This photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows James Alex Fields Jr., who was charged with second-degree murder and other counts after authorities say he rammed his car into a crowd of protesters Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va., where a white supremacist rally took place. Fields has a preliminary court hearing in Charlottesville on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 12:23 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing for an Ohio man accused of driving into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in August (all times local): 12:20 p.m. The scene outside a Virginia courtroom is quiet ahead of a preliminary hearing for an Ohio man accused of...
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