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Ex-Iowa fire academy manager pleads guilty in test scandal

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:56:14 GMT2017-04-26T17:56:14Z

NEVADA, Iowa (AP) -- A former Iowa fire academy administrator has pleaded guilty to falsifying test scores that were used to improperly certify thousands of firefighters....



Delaware trooper hospitalized, was shot at convenience store

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:56:05 GMT2017-04-26T17:56:05Z

BEAR, Del. (AP) -- Delaware State Police say a trooper has been taken to a hospital after being shot at a convenience store....



McDonald's new dark gray uniforms prompt sci-fi comparisons

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:50:16 GMT2017-04-26T17:50:16Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's new uniforms are prompting some teasing online, with comments saying the gray-toned shirts and aprons make employees look like they're part of totalitarian regimes....



Key players in the Rodney King riots and where they are now

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:49:04 GMT2017-04-26T17:49:04Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Some of the key players have died. Others have gone on quietly with their lives in the 25 years since a jury acquitted four white police officers in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King....



Florida Senate apologizes for decades of reform school abuse

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:46:54 GMT2017-04-26T17:46:54Z

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Senate is apologizing for decades of abuse at a reform school....



Minnesota woman gets probation for supporting al-Shabab

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:46:12 GMT2017-04-26T17:46:12Z

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minnesota woman who admitted sending $850 to the militant group al-Shabab in Somalia has been sentenced to five years' probation....



Those caught up in 1992 LA riot reflect on causes, changes

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:43:33 GMT2017-04-26T17:43:33Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dee Young remembers April 29, 1992, the way most Americans of a certain age recall Sept. 11 - it's indelibly etched in his memory as the day his world and that of thousands of others changed forever....



Illinois board terminates Hastert's state lawmaker pension

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:40:26 GMT2017-04-26T17:40:26Z

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- An Illinois retirement board is terminating the pension that imprisoned former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert for his service in the Illinois General Assembly....



WWII combat cinematographer Norman Hatch dies at 96

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:36:05 GMT2017-04-26T17:36:05Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Maj. Norman T. Hatch, a Marine combat cinematographer during World War II whose harrowing footage became the basis of an Academy Award-winning documentary short, has died, his son said. He was 96....



Key moments before, during, after the Rodney King riot

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:35:51 GMT2017-04-26T17:35:51Z

Saturday marks 25 years since the start of one of the deadliest race riots in American history. The violence erupted in South Los Angeles after a jury acquitted four white police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King. A timeline of events surrounding the unrest:...



Police ask 'letgo' to help find killer of phone-seeking teen

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:29:06 GMT2017-04-26T17:29:06Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Police in Virginia are looking for the killer of a teenager who was shot while trying to get a used iPhone 6 advertised through the letgo app....



Audit: Ferguson courts 'in disarray' after police killing

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:28:12 GMT2017-04-26T17:28:12Z

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- An audit launched in the wake of unrest following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson found the city's court system "in disarray" and disorganized, according to a report released Wednesday by the Missouri state auditor....



Small businesses can feel bigger effects from a PR disaster

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:27:17 GMT2017-04-26T17:27:17Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Halfway through Valentine's Day, florist Ajay Kori realized he was in the midst of a disaster....



Man who wounded 5 at police shooting protest to be sentenced

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:16:51 GMT2017-04-26T17:16:51Z

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minnesota man is facing sentencing in the shooting of five black men who were demonstrating against the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis....



Bills aim to halt legal sex between prostitutes and police

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:08:05 GMT2017-04-26T17:08:05Z

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan police would not legally be able to have sex with prostitutes anymore during undercover investigations under a bill advancing in the state Legislature....



Testimony ends in penalty phase of police ambush killer

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:06:49 GMT2017-04-26T17:06:49Z

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- A jury on Wednesday was expected to begin weighing the sentence for a gunman who targeted Pennsylvania state troopers at their barracks, killing one and leaving a second with devastating injuries....



Police: Captive woman found in pit in Ohio man's shed

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:58:39 GMT2017-04-26T16:58:39Z

BLANCHESTER, Ohio (AP) -- Police in Ohio say a crying woman was being held captive in a pit inside her neighbor's backyard shed, and the man was arrested on a charge of kidnapping....



Police: Trooper shoots man driving at him, dragging officer

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:55:33 GMT2017-04-26T16:55:33Z

CLAY, Ky. (AP) -- A man has been wounded and a police chief injured after the suspect gained control of a police car as authorities investigated a report of possible counterfeit money in western Kentucky....



Governor wants to out those who film alleged animal cruelty

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:44:40 GMT2017-04-26T16:44:40Z

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Maine's Republican governor wants to make public the names of those who are hired to film videos of alleged animal cruelty....



The Latest: Governor wants lawmaker to resign over comments

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:42:30 GMT2017-04-26T16:42:30Z

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The Latest on a new Hampshire state lawmaker accused of creating a misogynistic online forum (all times local):...



Yale grad students pledge hunger strike to press union bid

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:35:34 GMT2017-04-26T16:35:34Z

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- As a union push stalls at Yale University, organizers are stepping up pressure to bring the administration to the negotiating table, including a vow by some graduate students to go on a hunger strike until talks begin....



Nordstrom feels social media sting over $425 muddy jeans

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:18:28 GMT2017-04-26T16:18:28Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Department store Nordstrom is getting dragged through the mud on social media for selling a pair of dirty-looking jeans for $425....



Coast Guard suspends search for missing Virginia waterman

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:45:12 GMT2017-04-26T15:45:12Z

TANGIER, Va. (AP) -- The Coast Guard has suspended its search in Virginia for a man whose bank sank 5 miles off Tangier Island after taking on water in the Chesapeake Bay....



Embattled lawmaker: I will 'stand strong for men's rights'

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:41:19 GMT2017-04-26T15:41:19Z

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A Republican state lawmaker accused of creating a misogynistic online forum is resisting calls for his resignation and says he will "stand strong for men's rights."...



Hanging at St. Louis lockup went undiscovered for hours

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:40:52 GMT2017-04-26T15:40:52Z

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The body of an inmate who hanged himself at a St. Louis halfway house remained undiscovered for hours while corrections employees streamed movies and skipped security checks, records show....



Fla. court won't rule immediately in case of prosecutor

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:25:36 GMT2017-04-26T15:25:36Z

Florida's highest court will wait to hear all arguments before deciding if the state's governor has the right to take away cases from a prosecutor who says her office won't seek the death penalty....



Maryland parents being investigated over YouTube channel

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:10:32 GMT2017-04-26T15:10:32Z

IJAMSVILLE, Md. (AP) -- Authorities in Maryland are trying to determine whether a couple who posted controversial videos of themselves and their five children had broken the law....



Prosecutors: Inmates distributed child porn inside prison

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:08:44 GMT2017-04-26T15:08:44Z

FORT DIX, N.J. (AP) -- Prosecutors say five inmates serving sentences for child pornography used contraband cellphones and removable storage cards to share child pornography inside the prison....



Family sees video of police shooting, still has questions

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:54:41 GMT2017-04-26T14:54:41Z

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The family of a man shot 19 times by police in South Carolina watched a video of his killing and were left with almost as many questions as answers, their attorney said Wednesday....



US colleges confront a new era of sometimes-violent protest

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:54:17 GMT2017-04-26T14:54:17Z

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Fearing a return to violent protests that roiled campuses in the 1970s, colleges and universities are re-examining how to protect free speech while keeping students and employees safe in a time of political polarization....



Former congresswoman's fraud trial opening in Florida

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:03:32 GMT2017-04-26T14:03:32Z

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown is accused of using a charity as a personal slush fund in a federal fraud and conspiracy trial opening in Jacksonville. She has denied the charges....



Man accused of rape amid electronic monitoring pleads guilty

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:00:15 GMT2017-04-26T14:00:15Z

CINCINNATI (AP) -- A suburban Cincinnati man accused of having a 14-year-old girl brought to his home by taxi while he was on electronic monitoring, holding her captive for months and raping her has pleaded guilty to charges in county court as his federal case is pending....



APNewsBreak: Boston police make little progress on race gap

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:55:49 GMT2017-04-26T13:55:49Z

BOSTON (AP) -- The rate at which minorities are subjected to stops, searches and frisks by police doesn't appear to be improving in Boston in the year since the department claimed it was narrowing racial disparities in their tactics....



Man in domestic violence fight fatally shot by police

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:51:44 GMT2017-04-26T13:51:44Z

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities in Florida say police shot and killed a man after he tried to grab an officer's stun gun during a confrontation....



Questions persist in death of prominent New York judge

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:32:36 GMT2017-04-26T13:32:36Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- When Sheila Abdus-Salaam agreed to speak this month at an alumni gathering at Columbia Law School, it was business as usual for someone in demand as the first black woman to serve on New York's highest court....



Ohio police trying to identify owners of dog that killed man

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:45:05 GMT2017-04-26T12:45:05Z

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Police in Ohio are still trying to identify and locate the owner of a pit bull that mauled a man to death....



Bobcat that attacked 2 dogs shot and killed by police

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:39:50 GMT2017-04-26T12:39:50Z

BARRE, Mass. (AP) -- Police in Massachusetts say they shot and killed a bobcat that had attacked two dogs and was coming after officers....



Man in hospital beating video says he knew it would happen

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:37:26 GMT2017-04-26T12:37:26Z

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- A man seen in a video being beaten and kicked by security guards at a Delaware hospital says he knew he'd be roughed up when they approached him....



TVA to eliminate handguns from nuclear power plant security

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:26:46 GMT2017-04-26T12:26:46Z

SPRING CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee Valley Authority security officers at nuclear power plants will soon be prohibited from carrying handguns....



Prosecutor: Couple laughed as they fatally shot service dog

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:01:47 GMT2017-04-26T12:01:47Z

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina prosecutor says an Army veteran and her boyfriend, who's also a soldier, can be heard laughing as they filmed themselves fatally shooting her service dog....



35 scholars, journalists, authors win Carnegie fellowships

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:40:00 GMT2017-04-26T11:40:00Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- This year's Andrew Carnegie fellows will delve into a wide range of issues - including immigration, the refugee crisis, American election processes and global violence against women in politics....



2 sharks tracked in South Carolina

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:02:50 GMT2017-04-26T11:02:50Z

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) -- Two sharks have been tracked close to South Carolina's Myrtle Beach....



Officials: I-85 repairs in Atlanta to cost up to $16.6M

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:46:43 GMT2017-04-26T10:46:43Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- State officials have announced that rebuilding the collapsed section of Interstate 85 in Atlanta will cost up to $16.6 million....



Democratic senators seek assurances from Trump pick for FDA

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:29:19 GMT2017-04-26T10:29:19Z

BOSTON (AP) -- A group of U.S. senators led by Elizabeth Warren is pushing President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration for more information on how he plans to staff the agency....



10 Things to Know for Today

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:15:31 GMT2017-04-26T10:15:31Z

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...



Arizona man convicted of killing best friend, woman, 4 kids

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:18:59 GMT2017-04-26T09:18:59Z

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) -- An Arizona prisoner was convicted Tuesday of the gruesome killings of his best friend, the man's girlfriend and her four young children 12 years ago in what prosecutors called a crime motivated by money....



Air Force launches unarmed missile for test in California

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:21:25 GMT2017-04-26T08:21:25Z

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -- An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile has been launched from a U.S. Air Force Base in California on a flight to a target in the Pacific Ocean....



Court documents: Mother had abused teen in kidnapping case

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:45:35 GMT2017-04-26T07:45:35Z

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) -- A 15-year-old Tennessee girl who authorities say was kidnapped by her teacher had endured months of abuse at the hands of her mother, according to court documents, making her particularly vulnerable to an adult predator....



California dad of missing 5-year-old boy released from jail

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:17:34 GMT2017-04-26T07:17:34Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A missing 5-year-old boy's father has been released from jail in an unexpected twist that only deepens the mystery behind the boy's disappearance....



Witness: Durst victim said he may kill her years earlier

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:16:03 GMT2017-04-26T07:16:03Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A friend of Susan Berman testified that Berman tapped New York real estate heir Robert Durst as her potential killer years before she was executed in her home....



Some high plains farmers struggling after fires, drought

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:10:04 GMT2017-04-26T07:10:04Z

DENVER (AP) -- Deep snow is melting into Western mountain streams, but some farmers and ranchers on the high plains are struggling amid a lengthy dry spell and the aftermath of destructive wildfires....



New issue in executions: Should the death chamber be silent?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:21:27 GMT2017-04-26T06:21:27Z

VARNER, Ark. (AP) -- The nation's first double execution in more than 16 years raised a new issue involving transparency and the death penalty: Should witnesses be allowed to hear what goes on in the death chamber?...



Fiery, deadly wreck snarls Interstate 5 in Los Angeles

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:33:15 GMT2017-04-26T05:33:15Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A fiery collision Tuesday involving two big trucks and several smaller vehicles killed one person and injured 10 others while triggering a massive traffic jam on Interstate 5 in Los Angeles....



Trump's speaking style still flummoxes linguists

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:38:17 GMT2017-04-26T04:38:17Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Campaign promises may have been reshaped and some self-imposed deadlines reset. But among the things kept intact in the opening months of the new administration is the unmistakably distinct style of President Donald Trump's speech....



Chinese court sentences US businesswoman accused of spying

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:35:31 GMT2017-04-26T03:35:31Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- An American woman detained during a business trip to China was convicted of spying and sentenced Tuesday to 3 ½ years in prison, raising the possibility that she may be allowed to return home soon....



The Latest: San Diego school official sees Muslim bullying

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:31:39 GMT2017-04-26T02:31:39Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Latest on a campaign against Islamophobia in San Diego public schools (all times local):...



Lawmakers: Faith-based adoption groups can spurn gay couples

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:38:02 GMT2017-04-26T01:38:02Z

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama lawmakers have given final approval to a bill protecting faith-based adoption organizations that refuse to place children with gay parents or other households because of their religious beliefs....



10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:20:16 GMT2017-04-26T01:20:16Z

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...



Seattle crushes rain record, while rival Portland wet too

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:01:29 GMT2017-04-26T01:01:29Z

SEATTLE (AP) -- Soggy Seattle has broken another rainfall record, and Portland is inching closer to smashing its own record....



Jurors deliberate case of fatal shooting near university

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:49:46 GMT2017-04-26T00:49:46Z

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- A prosecutor on Tuesday portrayed a former Northern Arizona University student as a killer who carried out "his own deranged sense of justice" when he opened fire on a group of people during a drunken fight near the campus....



English tourist hit by hammock blown off building, injured

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:16:54 GMT2017-04-26T00:16:54Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A tourist from England has been struck by a hammock that fell from a building in New York....



1960s pop artist Marisol's estate is donated to art gallery

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:54:56 GMT2017-04-25T23:54:56Z

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The entire estate of 1960s pop artist Marisol has been donated to a New York museum....



The Latest: No evidence missing boy was at California lake

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:36:54 GMT2017-04-25T23:36:54Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Latest on the search for a missing 5-year-old boy in Southern California (all times local):...



Anti-government suspect declines to stand for judge in court

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:32:10 GMT2017-04-25T23:32:10Z

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin man accused of stealing a cache of weapons and sending an anti-government manifesto to the White House refused to stand for a federal judge at his arraignment....



Contrasting accounts of Arkansas execution from witnesses

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:31:19 GMT2017-04-25T23:31:19Z

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- As a condemned killer lay on a gurney awaiting lethal injection in Arkansas' death chamber, a federal judge had to decide whether there was sufficient evidence that an inmate executed earlier that evening showed signs that he was suffering while he was put to death....



9 former US ambassadors urge Congress not to cut UN funding

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:22:25 GMT2017-04-25T23:22:25Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Nine former U.S. ambassadors to the United Nations are urging Congress to maintain America's leadership at the world body by fully funding its operations....



Body found in swollen river after North Carolina storm

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:16:09 GMT2017-04-25T23:16:09Z

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- People in North Carolina were paying attention to rising rivers Tuesday after storms gave the state its worst drenching since a damaging hurricane late last year....



Milwaukee prosecutors: Video shows inmate's water turned off

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:08:52 GMT2017-04-25T23:08:52Z

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee prosecutors weighing criminal charges for an inmate's dehydration death say the jail's commander failed to inform police about surveillance video showing a guard shutting off water to the cell....



The Latest: Arkansas releases details on Jones' execution

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:05:34 GMT2017-04-25T23:05:34Z

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The Latest on Arkansas' multiple execution plan (all times local):...



Several states consider tossing bottle deposit programs

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:57:41 GMT2017-04-25T22:57:41Z

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- As curbside recycling has grown, environmentalists around the United States find themselves fighting to protect decades-old bottle recycling programs that critics say are becoming obsolete....



The Latest: Arizona man guilty of killing 2 adults, 4 kids

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:53:56 GMT2017-04-25T22:53:56Z

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) -- The Latest on the verdict against an Arizona man charged with killing six people (all times local):...



The Latest: Portland also weathering wet, bleak season

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:47:26 GMT2017-04-25T22:47:26Z

SEATTLE (AP) -- The Latest on soggy weather in the Pacific Northwest (all times local):...



Police video shows officer holding 5 black boys at gunpoint

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:30:25 GMT2017-04-25T22:30:25Z

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- The mayor of a western Michigan city is working on a plan to review police procedures after body cameras recorded officers detaining five black boys at gunpoint while investigating a report of someone with a weapon....



Idaho: Remains of 2 people found in Oregon Trail badger hole

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:29:32 GMT2017-04-25T22:29:32Z

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A fluke discovery of human bones protruding from a badger hole in southwestern Idaho has investigators trying to determine if they have discovered a double homicide or the disturbed grave of young 19th century pioneers who died going west on the nearby Oregon Trail, authorities said Tuesday....



White-power groups banding together, but for how long?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:27:48 GMT2017-04-25T22:27:48Z

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- White extremists, almost by nature, are seldom good at working together....



Man accused of impersonating officer, giving kids jail tours

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:25:05 GMT2017-04-25T22:25:05Z

AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- A man has been accused of taking children in handcuffs to tour an Ohio county jail and courthouse while wearing a police uniform....



Pilot, company culture blamed for 2015 fatal Alaska crash

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:21:33 GMT2017-04-25T22:21:33Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Pilot error, an air company's culture and its lack of a formal safety program were behind a fatal crash that killed nine people two years ago on sightseeing flight in Alaska, the National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday....



Girl whose parents were police officers buys officer's meal

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:04:04 GMT2017-04-25T22:04:04Z

JAMESBURG, N.J. (AP) -- A police department is looking to return the favor after an 8-year-old girl paid for an officer's meal....



Park service: 61 million visited DC-area parks in 2016

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:38:02 GMT2017-04-25T21:38:02Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Park Service says 61 million people visited its monuments, memorials and other sites in the Washington area last year. That's an increase of nearly 5 million over 2015....



The Latest: Teen gets probation in fire that killed friend

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:35:53 GMT2017-04-25T21:35:53Z

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) -- The Latest on the sentencing of a 14-year-old boy for the death of a friend in massive arson fire at a New York recycling plant last summer (all times local):...



Arkansas executions raise questions again about sedative

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:31:19 GMT2017-04-25T21:31:19Z

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas has executed three inmates in the past week using a sedative that's been the subject of multiple court challenges since it was first used by Florida in 2013. A look at midazolam and its role in U.S. executions:...



Bond set for man accused of threats at anti-Islam event

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:29:23 GMT2017-04-25T21:29:23Z

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Bond was set Tuesday for a South Dakota man who livestreamed himself brandishing weapons and making threats to the public outside an anti-Islam event....



The Latest: Company emphasizes safety after 2015 fatal crash

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:25:45 GMT2017-04-25T21:25:45Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The Latest on a National Transportation Safety Board determination about the causes of a fatal 2015 sightseeing flight in Alaska (all times local):...



Panel recommends keeping moratorium on Oklahoma executions

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:19:45 GMT2017-04-25T21:19:45Z

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A moratorium on executions in Oklahoma should be extended until major changes are made to the state's capital punishment system so that an innocent person isn't put to death, a state commission recommended on Tuesday....



Police: Missouri body encased in concrete likely missing man

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:11:37 GMT2017-04-25T21:11:37Z

FULTON, Mo. (AP) -- Police in central Missouri's Fulton say a body found encased in concrete inside a container is likely that of a developmentally disabled man missing for nearly a week from a group home....



Police say small-plane crash killed man, injured his son

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:00:58 GMT2017-04-25T21:00:58Z

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Federal authorities say a doctor and his son were practicing touch-and-go landings when their small plane crashed in Connecticut, killing the father and seriously injuring the son....



Officer who found boy's body testifies at dad's murder trial

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:00:17 GMT2017-04-25T21:00:17Z

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- A police officer who searched for a 3-year-old boy reported missing by his father became emotional Tuesday at the father's murder trial as she testified about her canine partner alerting her to the child's body in a creek....



Palestinian activist pleads guilty to US immigration crime

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:58:24 GMT2017-04-25T20:58:24Z

DETROIT (AP) -- A Chicago Palestinian activist with a decades-old record of bombings in Israel pleaded guilty Tuesday to concealing those convictions when she applied for U.S. citizenship....



Baltimore has already suffered more than 100 murders in 2017

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:57:34 GMT2017-04-25T20:57:34Z

BALTIMORE (AP) -- For the first time in nearly 20 years, Baltimore has suffered more than 100 homicides before the end of April....



Officials seek to ban city travel on United after dragging

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:56:01 GMT2017-04-25T20:56:01Z

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Officials in a Massachusetts city are trying to ban employees from using public funds to fly on United Airlines after a passenger was dragged off a flight in Chicago....



Louisiana Senate to consider bill to end capital punishment

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:53:42 GMT2017-04-25T20:53:42Z

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana senators are moving ahead with a bill to end executions in the state, a rare proposal in a Republican-controlled region that tends to favor capital punishment....



Tamir Rice lawyer releases videos ahead of officer hearings

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:53:14 GMT2017-04-25T20:53:14Z

CLEVELAND (AP) -- An attorney for the family of Tamir Rice said Tuesday he provided videotaped interviews of the two white officers involved in the fatal shooting of the 12-year-old black boy to news organizations to show inconsistencies in the officers' statements as the city ponders whether to discipline or even fire them....



Blue Angels, Thunderbirds meet for rare joint training

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:30:49 GMT2017-04-25T20:30:49Z

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels are meeting for a rare joint training session in the Florida Panhandle....



Georgia pastor gets 35 years in prison for child molestation

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:08:00 GMT2017-04-25T20:08:00Z

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia pastor has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for molesting two teenagers who attended his church in coastal Brunswick....



Appeals court agrees to rehear Ohio lethal injection case

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:04:09 GMT2017-04-25T20:04:09Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A federal appeals court has agreed to re-examine Ohio's new and twice-rejected lethal injection process as the state struggles to resume executions....



Wild monkey spotted in central Florida neighborhood

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:59:52 GMT2017-04-25T19:59:52Z

APOPKA, Fla. (AP) -- Wildlife officials are warning central Florida residents to stay away from wild monkeys after one was spotted in the area....



School bus crash in Kentucky injures 14 students and driver

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:55:29 GMT2017-04-25T19:55:29Z

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) -- A school bus crash in southeast Kentucky has injured 15 people after the driver swerved off the road to avoid hitting a deer....



Wells Fargo faces shareholders, protesters at annual meeting

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:50:50 GMT2017-04-25T19:50:50Z

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Shareholders irritated by the fallout from Wells Fargo's sales practices scandal sent a warning to the bank's executives and board, with some directors barely holding onto their jobs Tuesday in what is typically a symbolic vote....



The Latest: Police ambush killer laughed about selling story

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:00:34 GMT2017-04-25T19:00:34Z

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on the trial of a survivalist who ambushed two troopers at a state police barracks (all times local):...



Correction: Crude Abortion story

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:53:42 GMT2017-04-25T18:53:42Z

CRANDON, Wis. (AP) -- In a story April 21 about a Wisconsin man accused of impregnating an underage girl and performing a crude abortion on her, The Associated Press misspelled the Crandon man's last name. He is Matthew J. Christenson, not Christianson....