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Prosecutors: Sex assault was motive for scenic inn killing
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) A new indictment alleges sexual assault was the motive for the killing of a cook at a scenic North Carolina mountain inn last summer.
Dec 6 4:17PM Nation/World

The Latest: Cemetery caretaker has no comment after arrest
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) The Latest on the mass desecrations of graves at a Connecticut cemetery (all times local):
Dec 6 4:14PM Nation/World

NYPD officer faces May trial in Eric Garner chokehold death
NEW YORK (AP) A New York City police officer accused in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man will face a disciplinary trial in May.
Dec 6 4:13PM Nation/World

NATO chief speaks to Serbia and Kosovo leaders amid tensions
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said he spoke on Thursday with both Serbian and Kosovo leaders about Kosovo's plan to form a regular army, a move that has been strongly contested by Serbia and the alliance.
Dec 6 4:12PM Nation/World

Explosion at Dominican plastics company kills 4, injures 66
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Authorities in the Dominican Republic say the death toll from an explosion at a plastics company has risen to four.
Dec 6 4:10PM Nation/World

Nobel laureates: Despite progress, cancer won't be wiped out
STOCKHOLM (AP) The winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Medicine say they expect substantial advances toward treating cancer in the next several decades, although it is unlikely the disease could be eradicated.
Dec 6 4:09PM Nation/World

Iditarod clears four-time champion in dog-doping scandal
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Iditarod officials have cleared a four-time champion of any wrongdoing in a dog-doping scandal that followed the sled dog race last year.
Dec 6 4:09PM Nation/World

Presidential funeral train will be first in nearly 50 years
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The locomotive was painted to resemble Air Force One, but George H.W. Bush joked that if it had been around during his presidency, he may have preferred to ride the rails rather than take to the
Dec 6 4:04PM Nation/World

The Latest: Not there Globes exclude some surprising names
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) The Latest on the announcement of nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California (all times local):
Dec 6 4:03PM Nation/World

Rwandan court drops all charges against opposition figure
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) Rwanda's high court on Thursday acquitted the country's most prominent opposition figure, Diane Rwigara, of all charges related to her election challenge of President Paul Kagame, with judges saying the prosecution failed to provide evidence of
Dec 6 3:59PM Nation/World

UK leader may let Parliament decide on Brexit backstop
LONDON (AP) British Prime Minister Theresa May says she may let Parliament decide whether to trigger the contentious Northern Ireland "backstop" as she struggles to overcome opposition to her Brexit deal.
Dec 6 9:29AM Nation/World

World shares skid as Huawei CFO arrest revives trade jitters
TOKYO (AP) World financial markets took a fresh hit Thursday following the arrest of a senior official at Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei that could hinder progress in China-U.S. trade talks.
Dec 6 9:28AM Nation/World

Swedish police look for man in clown mask after scare
STOCKHOLM (AP) Swedish police say they are searching for a man wearing a clown mask and a yellow outfit holding "something sharp" who scared an 8-year-old boy on his way to school, the latest incident involving adults in creepy
Dec 6 9:21AM Nation/World

China demands Canada release Huawei executive
BEIJING (AP) China on Thursday demanded Canada release a Huawei Technologies executive who was arrested in a case that adds to technology tensions with Washington and threatens to complicate trade talks.
Dec 6 9:18AM Nation/World

Sails make a comeback as shipping tries to go green
LONDON (AP) As the shipping industry faces pressure to cut climate-altering greenhouse gases, one answer is blowing in the wind.
Dec 6 9:18AM Nation/World

Asian shares skid as Huawei CFO arrest revives trade jitters
TOKYO (AP) Asian stock prices skidded Thursday following the arrest of a senior official at Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei that could derail progress in China-U.S. trade talks.
Dec 6 4:29AM Nation/World

Report: Propeller blade broke, causing military plane crash
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Investigators say bad maintenance practices at a Georgia air force base missed a deteriorating propeller blade that broke off six years later as a U.S.
Dec 6 4:11AM Nation/World

Border agent indicted for capital murder in 4 Texas deaths
A U.S. Border Patrol agent who confessed to shooting four women in the head and leaving their bodies on rural Texas roadsides has been indicted on a capital murder charge.
Dec 6 4:02AM Nation/World

Canada arrests CFO of China's Huawei Technologies
TORONTO (AP) Canadian authorities said Wednesday that they have arrested the chief financial officer of China's Huawei Technologies for possible extradition to the United States.
Dec 6 3:51AM Nation/World

New study explains creation of deadly California 'firenado
REDDING, Calif. (AP) A rare fire tornado that raged during this summer's deadly Carr Fire in Northern California was created by a combination of scorching weather, erratic winds and an ice-topped cloud that towered miles into the atmosphere, according
Dec 6 3:49AM Nation/World