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Documents: Teen abused by mom before kidnapping by teacher

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:50pm

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.

The Latest: Workers body near bridge after heavy rains

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:50pm

The Latest on heavy rains that have prompted flooding worries in North Carolina (all times local):

Shutdown? New president, same old government brinkmanship

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:48pm

There's an unconventional new president in the White House. And the Republicans now have a new lock on both ends of Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue. But the capital city is still up to its old gridlock tricks.

Soggy Seattle lives up to name, breaks another rain record

Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:46pm

Soggy Seattle has broken another rainfall record.

Panel recommends keeping moratorium on Oklahoma executions

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:46pm

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.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:36pm

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.

Fiery, deadly wreck snarls Interstate 5 in Los Angeles

Reed Saxon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:36pm

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 just north of downtown Los Angeles.

Arkansas executions raise questions again about sedative

Jill Bleed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:36pm

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:

Chinese court sentences US businesswoman accused of spying

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:36pm

An American woman detained during a business trip to China and charged with spying was sentenced Tuesday to 3 ½ years in prison, raising the possibility that she may be allowed to return home soon.

Officials promoting inclusivity after Trump rise face recall

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:36pm

Three leaders of an Alaska fishing community who sponsored a resolution to promote inclusivity after the election of President Donald Trump are fighting efforts to recall them from office.

Official: White House names new Secret Service director

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:36pm

The White House on Tuesday named a retired Marine major general as the new director of the Secret Service. Randolph Alles will oversee an agency that for years has been beset with a series of high-profile embarrassments.

Jurors hear closing arguments at trial over student's death

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:30pm

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.

The Latest: Arkansas won't pursue McGehee execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:20pm

The Latest on Arkansas' multiple execution plan (all times local):

Police: Missouri body encased in concrete likely missing man

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:13pm

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.

Utah cancer researcher reinstated following backlash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:10pm

The chief executive officer of the University of Utah's cancer research institute who was fired last week was reinstated Tuesday following widespread outrage over the ousting.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:06pm

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

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:06pm

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.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:06pm

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.

Baltimore has already suffered more than 100 murders in 2017

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:00pm

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

Court agrees to rehear lethal injection case in win for Ohio

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:56pm

The state on Tuesday won a round in its efforts to restart executions in Ohio, though in the short term a court's ruling will likely delay efforts to put a condemned child killer to death.