Officer slayings 'wreaked havoc' on rural Georgia community

What started as a 911 call reporting a domestic disturbance erupted 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.

  • Written by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press

2 juveniles charged in Tennessee wildfires that killed 14

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday charged two juveniles in an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 2,400 buildings in an iconic tourism spot at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains.

  • Written by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press

Aid groups descend on Indonesia quake zone; deaths reach 102

MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — Humanitarian organizations descended on Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday as the local disaster agency called for urgent food supplies and officials raced to assess the full extent of damage from an earthquake that killed more than 100 people.

  • Written by BINSAR BAKKARA, Associated Press; STEPHEN WRIGHT, Associated Press

Trump a winner in spending bill; retired miners out of luck

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump emerges as a winner in the final version of the must-pass spending bill as congressional Republicans tacked on an expedited process for ensuring his nominee for defense secretary can serve.

  • Written by DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press