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Police officers block the front of the Charlottesville Circuit Court building ahead of the preliminary hearing for James Fields on Thursday on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Fields is accused of driving into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in August.  (Zack Wajsgras/The Daily Progress via AP)
Suspect in car attack faces new charge: first-degree murderMan accused of ramming car into crowd protesting against white nationalists in Virginia faces new charge of first-degree murder
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
FILE - This Dec. 3, 2016, file image from video provided by KGO-TV shows the Ghost Ship Warehouse after a fire swept through the building in Oakland, Calif. A judge says two men will go to trial on involuntary manslaughter charges in the California building fire that killed 36 partygoers. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Horner ruled Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, that prosecutors presented enough evidence to move forward with the criminal case against Derick Almena and Max Harris. Horner called the building a death trap. (KGO-TV via AP, File)
2 will go to trial over 36 deaths in Oakland warehouse fireA judge says 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
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Torrey Holistics retail business building is seen in San Diego, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. California on Thursday issued its first batch of business licenses for the state’s upcoming legal marijuana market, setting the stage for sales to begin to adults in January. The first license for recreational retail sales went to Torrey Holistics. (AP Photo/Julie Watson)
California issues 1st licenses for its legal pot marketCalifornia has issued its first business licenses for the state's coming legal marijuana market
The Associated Press6 minutes ago
Feds: New York woman laundered bitcoin to aide Islamic StateA Long Island woman is accused of laundering bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and wiring the money overseas to help the Islamic State group
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2014 file photo, spectators watch as riders and drivers herd about 1,200 bison toward the corrals at the 49th annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup in the southern Black Hills near Custer, S.D. Custer State Park, known for drawing thousands of spectators to its fall buffalo roundup each year, is set to perform another, unexpected roundup in the coming days to inspect its bison after a historic wildfire burned through the South Dakota park this week. (AP Photo/Kristina Barker, File)
South Dakota park to make unplanned bison roundup after fireA South Dakota state park known for annual buffalo roundups drawing thousands of spectators will perform an unscheduled one in the coming days, hoping to assuage fears about how a historic wildfire affected the animals
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - This undated photo provided by the Weber County Sheriff's Office shows Aaron Shamo, 27, who was arrested at his home in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Shamo, a Utah man charged with running a multimillion-dollar opioid drug ring out of a suburban Salt Lake City basement pleaded not guilty Thursday, June 29, 2017. Federal attorneys prosecuting a multimillion-dollar opioid drug-ring in Utah are moving quickly to sell seized bitcoin that's exploded in value to some $8.5 million since the alleged ringleader's arrest. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Utah cites the digital currency's volatility in court documents pressing for the sale. The bitcoin cache was worth less than $500,000 when 27-year-old Aaron Shamo was arrested a year ago.For federal prosecutors in Utah, sales of seized assets like cars are routine, but bitcoin is new territory, spokeswoman Melodie Rydalch said Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. . (Weber Sounty Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
US prosecutors move to cash in on $8.5M in seized bitcoinFederal attorneys prosecuting a multimillion-dollar opioid drug-ring case are moving quickly to sell seized bitcoin that's exploded in value to $8.5 million since the alleged ringleader's arrest
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this March 29, 2007 file photo, Dr. Donald Cline, a reproductive endocrinologist and  fertilty specialist, speaks at a new conference in Indianapolis. Cline, a retired Indianapolis fertility doctor accused of inseminating patients with his own sperm is set to plead guilty to charges that he lied to investigators Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.. Cline is scheduled to appear in a Marion County court (Kelly Wilkinson,/The Indianapolis Star via AP)
No jail for fertility doctor who lied about using own spermA retired Indianapolis fertility doctor will get no jail time after pleading guilty to lying to investigators about inseminating patients with his own sperm
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Zenobia Dobson is comforted by friends as she watches the jury enter the courtroom where they convicted Christopher Bassett of first degree murder of her son Zaevion Dobson death in Knoxville, Tenn., Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.  (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)
Verdict returned in death of teen Obama praised for courageOne guilty of first-degree murder, 2 guilty of facilitating murder in 2015 shooting death of Tennessee teen who shielded friends from gunfire
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In this court room art, an interpreter, stands as he takes notes while defendant Efrain Antonio Campos Flores, center left, makes a statement in Spanish to the judge during his sentencing hearing in New York, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. The interpreter will translate the statement into English and read it back to the judge. Seated at center right is co-defendant Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas. The men, who are nephews of Venezuela's first lady, were sentenced to 18 years in prison for their conviction on drug conspiracy charges. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
Venezuelan 1st lady's 2 nephews get 18 years in prison2 nephews of Venezuela's 1st lady sentenced in New York to 18 years in prison for their conviction on drug conspiracy charges
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2013 file photo, Chief U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo speaks from the bench in Chicago. A question raised nationwide about whether federal agents display racial bias by staging phony stash-house stings overwhelmingly in black neighborhoods is the focus of landmark hearings in Chicago.A rare panel of federal trial judges including Castillo begins two days of hearings Thursday Dec. 14, 2017, on the stings. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green File)
Dueling statistics used at hearing on racial bias in stingsDueling experts testified in U.S. District Court in Chicago in a first-of-its-kind hearing to determine if phony drug stash-house stings run by federal agents are racially biased
The Associated Press2 hours ago
File - In this Oct. 14, 2017 file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric crews work on restoring power lines in a fire ravaged neighborhood in an aerial view in the aftermath of a wildfire in Santa Rosa, Calif. California utility regulators are considering tougher safety rules for power lines, phone lines and utility poles in parts of the state that are prone to fires. The rules being taken up Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, would require tree branches to be kept farther away from power lines and newly installed lines to be spaced farther apart. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
California wildfires prompt tougher rules for utilitiesRegulators toughen safety rules for power lines, phone lines and utility poles in parts of California that are prone to fires.
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2017, file photo, a tourist takes a photo from Pennsylvania Avenue of the illuminated White House in Washington. The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a more merit-based structure. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
White House aims to sway opinion on immigration overhaulThe White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn the public against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push to move toward a more merit-based structure.
The Associated Press2 hours ago
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