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Utah cancer researcher reinstated following backlash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:10pm

The CEO of the University of Utah's cancer research institute who was fired last week has been reinstated following widespread outrage over the ousting.

Panel recommends keeping moratorium on Oklahoma executions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:07pm

Oklahoma should keep executions on hold until it can reform its capital punishment system, according to the findings of a report released Tuesday from a commission that's been conducting a review of the state's use of the death penalty.


Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke US law

Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:07pm

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate federal law when he failed to seek permission or inform the U.S. government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizations after a trip there in 2015, leaders of a House oversight committee said Tuesday.

The Latest: Flynn told DIA about Russia, lawyer says

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:07pm

The Latest on the congressional probe of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election (all times local):

The Latest: Police ambush killer laughed about selling story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:07pm

The Latest on the trial of a survivalist who ambushed two troopers at a state police barracks (all times local):

Court removes obstacle to releasing wolves in New Mexico

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:07pm

A court has removed one obstacle to the federal government's plan to release more endangered wolves in New Mexico over the state's objections, but it wasn't immediately clear whether or when additional releases would occur.

Storms soak North Carolina and threaten river flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:58pm

People in North Carolina were paying attention to rising rivers on Tuesday after storms dumped several inches of rain across much of the state — the worst drenching since a damaging hurricane late last year.

Official: White House to name new Secret Service director

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:57pm

The White House is set to name Randolph Alles as the new director of the Secret Service.

Correction: Crude Abortion story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:57pm

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.

Former NYC police, lawyer arrested in gun licensing probe

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:47pm

A former New York Police Department lieutenant, two former police officers and a lawyer who once worked as a prosecutor were arrested in a federal gun licensing probe Tuesday as authorities said police employees traded speedy handling of gun permits for paid vacations, jewelry, catered parties, cash and visits to strip clubs.

Pit bull breaks away from chain, mauls man to death in Ohio

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:46pm

A pit bull apparently broke away from a chain and mauled a man to death early Tuesday as he screamed for help, Dayton police said.

Senator: Trump won't let NKorea build missile to reach US

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:46pm

A senior Republican senator says he emerged from a dinner meeting with Donald Trump confident the president will not allow North Korea to build a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the United States.

Idaho: Bones found in badger hole are remains of 2 children

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:46pm

The fluke discovery of children's bones protruding from a badger hole in Idaho has investigators trying to determine if they're dealing with a double homicide or the disturbed grave of young 19th century emigrants who died going west on the Oregon Trail.

Lawyer: Last 'cocaine cowboy' to plead not guilty

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:46pm

The attorney for a man investigators call the last of Miami's "cocaine cowboys" says he'll plead not guilty to drug smuggling after 26 years as a fugitive.

US criticizes Turkey for striking Kurds in Iraq, Syria

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:34pm

The Trump administration is sharply criticizing Turkey for attacking Kurdish militants in Syria and Iraq, and not coordinating with the United States beforehand.

Coast Guard: Fewer Cuban rafts trying to reach US soil

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:30pm

The U.S. Coast Guard says Cuban migrants are less likely to use homemade rafts to try to reach Florida since the end of a policy granting residency to Cubans arriving on American soil.

The Latest: Panel says keep Oklahoma execution moratorium

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:30pm

The Latest on a comprehensive review of Oklahoma's use of the death penalty (all times local):

Former Arizona student called aggressor in deadly fight

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:24pm

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.

Soggy Seattle lives up to name, breaks another rain record

Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:13pm

Soggy Seattle has broken another rainfall record.