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Judge says Houston-area bail system unfair to poor offenders

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:59:33 GMT2017-04-29T18:59:33Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- A judge rebuked Houston-area authorities for imposing a bail system that's unfair to people arrested for lesser offenses who are detained for long periods because they're unable to pay for their release....



Fyer Fest fiasco: Bahamas party becomes huge disappointment

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:56:06 GMT2017-04-29T18:56:06Z

In this day and age, the young and beautiful live and die on social media....



China deports US businesswoman accused of spying

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:47:49 GMT2017-04-29T18:47:49Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- An American woman who was arrested while on a business trip in China and later convicted of spying has been deported to the United States....



Man fires gun after luxury car is bumped near Wall Street

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:32:55 GMT2017-04-29T18:32:55Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say a man in a luxury car just off Wall Street in New York City fired his gun after another motorist backed into the vehicle....



Nonbelievers' challenge to House prayers allowed to proceed

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:45:35 GMT2017-04-29T17:45:35Z

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A federal judge in Pennsylvania has kept alive a lawsuit by nonbelievers who want to be allowed to give invocations at the start of state House sessions....



2 boarding school officials resign amid sex abuse claims

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:12:14 GMT2017-04-29T17:12:14Z

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A prestigious Connecticut boarding school says two former headmasters have resigned as life trustees after a report that alleged teachers had sexually abused students....



Dole settles suits over listeria outbreak blamed for death

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:02:16 GMT2017-04-29T16:02:16Z

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) -- Court documents show that Dole Fresh Foods has recently settled two lawsuits filed by families of people stricken by a listeria outbreak after eating salads packaged in Ohio....



3 killed when air ambulance crashes in Texas Panhandle

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:51:26 GMT2017-04-29T13:51:26Z

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) -- Authorities say three people are dead after an air ambulance crashed overnight in Texas just south of the airport in Amarillo....



Farms' thirst for water roils Wisconsin's central sands

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:34:21 GMT2017-04-29T13:34:21Z

TOWN OF OASIS, Wis. (AP) -- Cris Van Houten thought he was getting a little bit of paradise when he built his house on Huron Lake in Wisconsin's central sands region. He could look out from his deck at the blue water and scuba dive in the shallows....



North Dakota official faces recall threat for refugee claims

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:43:29 GMT2017-04-29T12:43:29Z

FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Supporters of refugee resettlement in North Dakota's largest city are trying to recall a city commissioner who says Fargo spends too much on the program and speculated that immigration has led to increased crime....



Body found believed teen hiker; step-grandmom still missing

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:53:37 GMT2017-04-29T11:53:37Z

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) -- The fate of a woman who went missing two weeks ago while on a Grand Canyon hike with her step-grandson remains an unknown while their family awaits the positive identification of a body found in the park and believed to be the 14-year-old boy....



AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:25:37 GMT2017-04-29T09:25:37Z

Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see....



Experts: Long road ahead for Trump offshore drilling order

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:13:00 GMT2017-04-29T07:13:00Z

President Donald Trump's executive order seeking to find new ocean expanses in the Atlantic and the Arctic for offshore drilling isn't likely to reach its goals anytime soon, but instead will kick off a yearslong review and legal battle....



Police seeking charges, say bounty hunters shot 2 men

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:06:47 GMT2017-04-29T07:06:47Z

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Police in Tennessee say they are asking a grand jury to bring charges because investigators believe bounty hunters shot two men in a wild incident last weekend in which one of the men was fatally wounded....



Former officer charged with hitting kids with car, killing 1

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:03:05 GMT2017-04-29T07:03:05Z

MIAMI (AP) -- A Florida sheriff's deputy was sleeping when his 11-year-old daughter called and asked him to pick her up at her school bus stop. Seconds later, his daughter screamed into the phone. "Dad, help me, help me!"...



US economy expanded at weakest pace in 3 years

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 05:47:40 GMT2017-04-29T05:47:40Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the January-March quarter as consumers sharply slowed their spending. The result fell far short of President Donald Trump's ambitious growth targets and underscores the challenges of accelerating economic expansion....



Father of missing boy says he's desperate to find son

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 05:45:05 GMT2017-04-29T05:45:05Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The father of a 5-year-old boy reported missing about a week ago in California has released a statement saying he is desperate to find his son, on the same day homicide detectives searched his home....



Famed Houston lawyer Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes dies at 90

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 02:57:55 GMT2017-04-29T02:57:55Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston lawyer Richard "Racehorse" Haynes, famed for his flamboyant but successful trial defenses of millionaire and billionaire clients in some of Texas' most notorious murder cases, has died at age 90....



Coca-Cola: Philadelphia's tax on sweetened drinks is hurting

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 02:46:27 GMT2017-04-29T02:46:27Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Coca-Cola says Philadelphia's new tax on sweetened drinks is seriously hurting their business in the city....



Friends hail woman, 86, killed trying to stop attack as hero

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 02:43:40 GMT2017-04-29T02:43:40Z

NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. (AP) -- A young man was identified Friday as the suspect in the sexual assault and beating death of an 86-year-old California woman remembered as a hero by investigators and neighbors after she used a walking stick to try to stop an attack on her friend....



The Latest: Well-known lawyer defends teen in track attack

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 02:31:00 GMT2017-04-29T02:31:00Z

NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on the slaying of an 86-year-old California woman (all times local):...



UN council backs new effort to end Western Sahara conflict

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:52:21 GMT2017-04-29T00:52:21Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday evening backing the secretary-general's new effort to resolve the 40-year conflict over the Western Sahara, which has pitted Morocco against the Polisario Front independence movement....



West Coast dockworkers to vote on deal seeking labor peace

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:39:23 GMT2017-04-29T00:39:23Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Dockworkers were given the chance Friday to vote on a new contract extension that could provide long-term labor peace at West Coast seaports, where in recent years work slowdowns and strikes have affected billions of dollars in cargo....



Chicago schools to stay open despite lawsuit's rejection

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:28:29 GMT2017-04-29T00:28:29Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago's mayor said the city's public schools will remain open until the end of the school year, despite a judge's decision Friday to toss a district lawsuit over education funding by the state of Illinois....



Body of man missing 5 months found; death blamed on Matthew

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:27:36 GMT2017-04-29T00:27:36Z

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- The body of a North Carolina man missing since November has been identified by police as a victim of flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew....



Louisiana bank failure is costliest since financial crisis

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:11:40 GMT2017-04-29T00:11:40Z

Regulators on Friday seized New Orleans-based First NBC Bank in the costliest bank failure since the financial crisis, with cleanup costs estimated at $1 billion ....



Jury finds aggravating factors in 2005 Yuma murder case

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:07:44 GMT2017-04-29T00:07:44Z

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) -- A jury on Friday found aggravating factors in the case of an Arizona prisoner convicted of killing six people in Yuma in 2005 that could make him eligible for the death penalty....



Authorities say body found on Friday is likely of hiker from Tennessee who went missing wi...

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:59:04 GMT2017-04-28T23:59:04Z

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities say body found on Friday is likely of hiker from Tennessee who went missing with his step-grandmother....



Arkansas governor dismisses calls for full execution probe

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:29:28 GMT2017-04-28T23:29:28Z

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas' governor said Friday that he sees no reason for anything beyond a routine review of the state's execution procedures after a condemned inmate lurched and convulsed 20 times during a lethal injection that involved a controversial sedative....



The Latest: Arkansas toddler found dead, 2nd child missing

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:19:20 GMT2017-04-28T23:19:20Z

MENA, Ark. (AP) -- The Latest on two relatives found dead and missing children in Arkansas (all times local):...



Regional rail service resumes after Amtrak power problem

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:19:01 GMT2017-04-28T23:19:01Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Service on a regional rail line serving suburban Philadelphia has been restored an hour after Amtrak power problems halted trains during big events including the NFL Draft and the Penn Relays track and field competition taking place in the city....



Witnessing death: AP reporters describe problem executions

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:54:33 GMT2017-04-28T22:54:33Z

The sedative midazolam is supposed to prevent condemned prisoners from suffering while they die, but opponents say several problematic executions involving the drug are evidence that it does not work consistently. They raised new concerns after an execution Thursday in Arkansas left the prisoner convulsing and pressing against his restraints....



Body in concrete-encased container is missing Missouri man's

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:45:38 GMT2017-04-28T22:45:38Z

FULTON, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities say a body found in a concrete-encased container in central Missouri is that of a man who went missing from a home for the mentally disabled....



Police: bounty hunters shot 2 men, one died; charges sought

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:43:15 GMT2017-04-28T22:43:15Z

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Police in Tennessee say investigators believe bounty hunters shot two men in a wild incident last weekend that began in a Wal-Mart parking lot, fatally wounding one of them, but that neither was the person they were trying to serve with a warrant....



Man arrested in machete attack at university coffee shop

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:39:11 GMT2017-04-28T22:39:11Z

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A man armed with a machete asked about the political affiliations of people at a university coffee shop Friday morning before injuring two females in central Kentucky, a witness said....



California seeks control of unruly medical pot industry

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:37:04 GMT2017-04-28T22:37:04Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California is trying to get control of its unruly medical marijuana industry....



Videos reportedly show gruesome abuse of young Kansas boy

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:34:42 GMT2017-04-28T22:34:42Z

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Videos and photos from a home in Kansas where a 7-year-old boy's remains were found in a pigsty show the boy suffered horrific abuse in the months before he died, the child's maternal grandmother said....



Court upholds death sentence in killing of baby, grandmother

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:15:59 GMT2017-04-28T22:15:59Z

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's high court has affirmed the death sentence for a man convicted in the 2012 murders of a baby and her grandmother in what prosecutors called a botched kidnapping plot....



Huge Maryland apartment fire burned for days, now fully out

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:10:49 GMT2017-04-28T22:10:49Z

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- A huge fire that burned for days in a six-story apartment building under construction in the Maryland suburbs of the nation's capital has now been declared extinguished....



The Latest: 2nd company shuts gas wells after deadly blast

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:10:37 GMT2017-04-28T22:10:37Z

DENVER (AP) -- The Latest on a fatal house explosion near a Colorado gas well (all times local):...



Correction: Missing Children-Arkansas story

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:06:03 GMT2017-04-28T22:06:03Z

MENA, Ark. (AP) -- In a story April 27 about two missing Arkansas children, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, reported erroneously the age of one of the children. Reilly James Scarbrough is 9, not 10....



Former Virginia governor says he wouldn't take gifts again

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:04:09 GMT2017-04-28T22:04:09Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell says that if he could do it all over again, he wouldn't accept $177,000 worth of gifts and loans from a businessman....



The Latest: Judges block new North Carolina elections law

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:55:09 GMT2017-04-28T21:55:09Z

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Latest on North Carolina governor's court challenge to law cutting his elections oversight authority (all times local):...



Syrian man who sued over travel bans brings family to US

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:35:56 GMT2017-04-28T21:35:56Z

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- An attorney for a Syrian man living in Wisconsin who sued over President Donald Trump's travel bans said Friday that the man has been reunited with his wife and young daughter after three years....



Prosecutor: Charges likely in deadly fall at Penn State frat

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:25:25 GMT2017-04-28T21:25:25Z

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The investigation into the February death of a Penn State University fraternity pledge who fell down stairs is likely to result in charges against several people for "conduct surrounding the death of another person," a prosecutor says in a new court filing....



Report faults commissioner's absences amid jail violence

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:23:54 GMT2017-04-28T21:23:54Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's Department of Investigation says the correction commissioner spent 90 days outside the city last year even amid violence problems at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex....



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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:15:29 GMT2017-04-28T21:15:29Z

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- An autopsy report on a North Carolina man shot and killed by police officers in February says he suffered gunshot wounds to his upper back and lower right leg....



Judge to sentence former head of Chicago Public Schools

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:48:55 GMT2017-04-28T20:48:55Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- The former head of Chicago Public Schools was sentenced to more than four years in prison on Friday for steering $23 million in city contracts to education firms for a cut of more than $2 million in kickbacks....



Florida man pleads guilty to Inauguration Day rioting

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:44:48 GMT2017-04-28T20:44:48Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Florida man has pleaded guilty to charges of felony rioting and assault on a police officer for participating in Inauguration Day rioting in Washington....



The Latest: Police ID man charged in Kentucky machete attack

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:40:33 GMT2017-04-28T20:40:33Z

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- The Latest on a machete attack at a university coffee shop in central Kentucky (all times local):...



Man accused of threats arrested again after alleged meth use

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:37:40 GMT2017-04-28T20:37:40Z

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- A man accused of livestreaming himself brandishing weapons and making threats outside an anti-Islam event is back in custody....



MS-13 street gang grips Long Island suburbs in violence

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:33:20 GMT2017-04-28T20:33:20Z

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) -- Late at night, when helicopters thrum overhead and spotlights beam down onto lawns, many people here know exactly what's going on....



Cable news channel sorry for racially insensitive graphic

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:26:09 GMT2017-04-28T20:26:09Z

BOSTON (AP) -- A cable news station has apologized for accompanying a story on police stops of minorities with a graphic that included the term "colored people."...



2 arraigned in death of Michigan man missing for year

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:22:15 GMT2017-04-28T20:22:15Z

DETROIT (AP) -- Two people were arraigned Friday on charges related to the slaying and mutilation of an acquaintance who went missing last year but whose body parts were found just this week in a shallow grave and a vacant field north of Detroit....



Indianapolis man pleads guilty to killing 3 in 4-day span

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:16:22 GMT2017-04-28T20:16:22Z

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An Indianapolis man pleaded guilty Friday to killing three people over four days last spring in attacks that authorities say he justified by citing the horror movie, "The Purge."...



Michigan Uber shooting survivor ready to attend high school

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:08:20 GMT2017-04-28T20:08:20Z

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) -- The youngest survivor of an Uber driver's alleged shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, last year will start high school with her classmates this fall....



Man pleads guilty to charges in Tennessee officer shooting

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:56:12 GMT2017-04-28T19:56:12Z

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- An ex-convict pleaded guilty Friday to federal carjacking and ammunition charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a Tennessee police officer....



White nationalists indicted on weapons, drug charges

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:49:54 GMT2017-04-28T19:49:54Z

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- Five members of a white supremacist group called the Aryan Strike Force have been indicted on weapons, money laundering and drug charges....



11-year-old governor-for-a-day takes over Twitter account

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:49:42 GMT2017-04-28T19:49:42Z

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- An 11-year-old girl has taken over the Twitter account of Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and is spending the day being chauffeured to official events....



Denver moves to reduce jail sentences to avoid deportations

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:26:59 GMT2017-04-28T19:26:59Z

DENVER (AP) -- Denver is moving to reduce the sentences of most municipal offenses to less than a year in jail to help immigrants keep off the radar of immigration officials and avoid deportation....



Alabama governor says no new DNA test for death row inmate

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:08:16 GMT2017-04-28T19:08:16Z

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's governor has rejected a request for a DNA test in the case of a death row inmate who's scheduled to get a lethal injection next month after evading seven previous execution dates....



Private college mandates staff opposition to gay marriage

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:07:21 GMT2017-04-28T19:07:21Z

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) -- A private North Carolina Christian college is insisting that its faculty and staff sign a document that opposes same-sex marriage and abortion. One faculty member says she and eight of her colleagues have refused to sign it and are leaving the school....



North Carolina leaders spar in court over election change

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:05:27 GMT2017-04-28T19:05:27Z

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Three North Carolina judges were asked Friday to decide whether Republican state lawmakers acted within their constitutional powers when they voted for a second time to curtail the new Democratic governor's control over state and local elections....



Eagle 'chop shop' case offers window into trafficking trade

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:58:44 GMT2017-04-28T18:58:44Z

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- A two-year undercover operation that led to indictments against 15 people for illegally trafficking eagles and other migratory birds offers a rare window into the black market for eagle carcasses, feathers, parts and handicrafts, including one alleged dealer who called himself the "best feather man in the Midwest."...



Man pleads not guilty in murder case using Fitbit evidence

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:51:18 GMT2017-04-28T18:51:18Z

ROCKVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut man who police say gave an account of his wife's death that differed from information on her Fitbit pleaded not guilty Friday to murder and other charges....



Prosecutor: Woman put unconscious girl in bag, threw it away

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:42:36 GMT2017-04-28T18:42:36Z

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana woman abused a 13-month-old girl in her care, used methamphetamine while the child was unconscious and when the girl stopped breathing, put her body in a duffel bag and threw it in a trash can before going home to sleep, federal prosecutors said....



The Latest: Professor questions state account of execution

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:21:32 GMT2017-04-28T18:21:32Z

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The Latest on the final execution in Arkansas before the state's supply of a lethal injection drug expires at the end of the month (all times local):...



Self-described psychic sentenced to 8 years in prison

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:48:37 GMT2017-04-28T17:48:37Z

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- A self-described psychic who scammed more than $1 million in cash and valuables from a dozen people she promised to protect from "dark forces" has been sentenced to eight years in prison....



Settlement would have companies pay millions for spill

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:47:27 GMT2017-04-28T17:47:27Z

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Residential customers and small businesses could receive thousands of dollars under a proposed settlement with the companies sued for a chemical spill and resulting water crisis in West Virginia's capital area three years ago....



Officer pleads not guilty to assaulting 2 women with sex toy

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:46:38 GMT2017-04-28T17:46:38Z

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) -- A suburban Cleveland police officer suspected of assaulting two women with a sex toy during an illegal traffic stop has pleaded not guilty to charges including gross sexual imposition and abduction....



George HW Bush released after latest Houston hospital stay

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:45:07 GMT2017-04-28T17:45:07Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- Former President George H.W. Bush was released Friday from a Houston hospital where he received treatment for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis during a two-week stay....



GM considering return to Venezuela after plant seized

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:36:31 GMT2017-04-28T17:36:31Z

DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors could be making an effort to return to Venezuela after announcing it was shuttering operations following a court-ordered seizure of its factory in the South American country....



Citizenship revoked after man's federal conviction

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:28:47 GMT2017-04-28T17:28:47Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- A Georgia resident accused of conspiring to illegally import and distribute male enhancement pills and lying on his U.S. citizenship application has been sentenced to federal prison and stripped of his citizenship....



Last man sentenced in southeastern jewelry store heists

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:23:06 GMT2017-04-28T17:23:06Z

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) -- The final person associated with a multi-state jewelry store heist scheme is going to prison....



The Latest: Florida boy among 5 students hit by car has died

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:17:48 GMT2017-04-28T17:17:48Z

POINCIANA, Fla. (AP) -- The Latest on a school bus stop crash in Florida (all times local):...



No charges for guards involved in hospital patient's death

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:49:34 GMT2017-04-28T16:49:34Z

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- A prosecutor says no charges will be filed against guards involved in a scuffle that resulted in the death of a man at a South Carolina hospital....



The Latest: Executive sentenced in school kickbacks case

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:26:34 GMT2017-04-28T16:26:34Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Latest the sentencing of the former head of Chicago Public Schools (all times local):...



Friend of convicted church shooter begins serving sentence

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:25:50 GMT2017-04-28T16:25:50Z

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A friend with whom convicted church shooter Dylann Roof shared his plans to massacre South Carolina churchgoers has begun serving more than two years in prison for lying to federal authorities....



Wife of slain Delaware trooper says he was proud of his work

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:21:41 GMT2017-04-28T16:21:41Z

The widow of the Delaware state trooper killed this week in the line of duty says her husband was proud of his job, wanted to get to know people so he could help them, and had dreams of becoming the state's governor one day....



Police: Time-consuming haircut prompts woman to pull gun

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:50:23 GMT2017-04-28T15:50:23Z

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Police in Cleveland are trying to identify a woman they say pulled a gun on a barber because he was taking too long to cut her 7-year-old son's hair....



The Latest: AG Sessions talks tough on immigration, NY gangs

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:27:25 GMT2017-04-28T15:27:25Z

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) -- The latest on efforts to thwart violence by the street gang MS-13, which has been blamed for 11 deaths on Long Island since last year (All times local):...



Smoke clouding communities near burning Okefenokee refuge

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:46:19 GMT2017-04-28T13:46:19Z

FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) -- Winds are pushing smoke from a giant wildfire into neighboring communities near the Georgia-Florida line....



Full honors for Filipino-American WWII vet who died at 101

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:26:46 GMT2017-04-28T13:26:46Z

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Held captive by the Japanese during World War II, Florence Ebersole Smith Finch was tortured and forced to curl up in a 2-foot-by-4-foot box....



Chicago O'Hare security chief fired weeks after United flub

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:21:11 GMT2017-04-28T13:21:11Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- The head of security at Chicago's airports has been fired, just weeks after a passenger was dragged from a United Airlines plane by security officers at O'Hare International Airport....



Myrtle Beach considers how to deal with beachfront crime

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:20:58 GMT2017-04-28T13:20:58Z

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) -- Myrtle Beach, the city at the heart of South Carolina's $20 billion tourism industry, is trying to figure out how to deal with crime at beachfront businesses....



MS-13 on Long Island: A look at 11 suspected victims

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:12:55 GMT2017-04-28T13:12:55Z

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) -- Eleven mostly young people have been found dead in two New York suburbs since the start of the school year. All are believed to be victims of the MS-13 street gang. A look at the victims:...



Principal says she regrets decision about 'smash space'

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:12:07 GMT2017-04-28T13:12:07Z

KENSINGTON, Md. (AP) -- An elementary school principal in Washington, D.C.'s suburbs is rethinking her idea to set up a "smash space" designed to let teachers hack away at a chair to relieve tension....



Mississippi authorities arrest suspect in 1976 Texas slaying

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:55:00 GMT2017-04-28T12:55:00Z

WAYNESBORO, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi authorities have arrested a man wanted in a 1976 slaying in Texas....



Woman accused of threats to blow up Georgia daycare centers

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:47:20 GMT2017-04-28T12:47:20Z

MACON, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia woman has been charged with threatening to blow up daycare centers where she'd been employed in the past....



$20,000 reward offered in search for accused deputy shooter

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:19:18 GMT2017-04-28T12:19:18Z

COMMERCE, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man accused of shooting and wounding a sheriff's deputy in northeast Georgia....



A glance at some of the recent executions around the globe

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:55:16 GMT2017-04-28T11:55:16Z

Arkansas executed a fourth inmate in eight days, and The Associated Press checked into executions during the same period in other countries where the death penalty is regularly carried out....



Florida officials: No Zika found in mosquito samples so far

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:51:08 GMT2017-04-28T11:51:08Z

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida agriculture officials say no mosquitoes in the state have tested positive for the Zika virus so far this year....



When I-85 reopens, Atlanta mass transit hopes to keep riders

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:33:15 GMT2017-04-28T11:33:15Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- As work on the rebuilding of the section of the Interstate 85 bridge that collapsed last month progresses, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority hopes to keep its new passengers....



Police: Man fatally beats pregnant wife with pipe wrench

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:27:29 GMT2017-04-28T11:27:29Z

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) -- Police say a 48-year-old Florida man used a pipe wrench to beat his pregnant wife to death in front of their four children after an argument over whether the baby was his....



Healing garden to open at children's hospital in DC

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:44:17 GMT2017-04-28T09:44:17Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Kids being treated at Children's National Medical Center in Washington now have a new way to forget about their troubles. They get to go outside....



No motive in Delaware trooper's fatal shooting, standoff

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:29:05 GMT2017-04-28T08:29:05Z

MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) -- About 20 hours after he fatally shot a state trooper, a Delaware man was shot to death after an overnight standoff with police, but authorities haven't given a motive for his actions....



The 4 inmates put to death in Arkansas over 8 days

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:06:10 GMT2017-04-28T07:06:10Z

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas executed a fourth inmate in eight days. Here is a look at the inmates the state has put to death during that period:...



Timeline of latest Arkansas execution from AP reporter

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:06:34 GMT2017-04-28T06:06:34Z

VARNER, Ark. (AP) -- Witnesses say an Arkansas inmate who was the last in the state to be put to death before one of the state's lethal injection drugs expires lurched and convulsed on the gurney before he died Thursday night. A governor's spokesman described Kenneth Williams' movements as "an involuntary muscular reaction" that she said is a known effect of one of the execution drugs....



Police: Man stockpiled massive amounts of explosives

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:04:27 GMT2017-04-28T04:04:27Z

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Authorities say a Connecticut man is under arrest after massive amounts of explosive black powder were found in nearly every room of his home, enough to potentially blow up his entire block....



Illinois prison agency rescinds nurse layoffs to still talk

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:56:20 GMT2017-04-28T02:56:20Z

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois Department of Corrections has withdrawn its plan to lay off 124 nurses while continuing to negotiate with the state employees' union....