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US test launches unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:36pm

An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from California early Wednesday in a test of the weapon system that is part of the U.S. nuclear force.

Delaware trooper fatally shot outside convenience store

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:36pm

A man shot and killed a Delaware state trooper outside a convenience store on Wednesday and later barricaded himself inside his house, where he continued to fire shots at officers, police said.

Man whose body was in concrete may have been missing months

Margaret Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:36pm

A Missouri man whose body authorities believe is the one found in a crate encased in concrete in a dumpster might have been missing for months before the group home where he lived reported that he was gone, a sheriff said Wednesday.

Opening statements present 2 sides of former congresswoman

Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:36pm

Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown was either an entitled, corrupt politician who used a charity for poor kids to line her pockets or a befuddled, aging lawmaker whose trusted adviser betrayed her, lawyers said Wednesday during opening statements in her federal fraud and conspiracy trial.

Wisconsin Gov. Walker: Won't remove sheriff over jail death

Cara Lombardo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:36pm

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that he won't remove Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke from office over the death of an inmate who was denied water for seven days.

Arkansas' set to conclude executions with 4th on Thursday

Andrew Demillo and Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:36pm

Arkansas' aggressive effort to execute condemned inmates is set to conclude Thursday after the state Supreme Court refused to halt the execution of a man who killed a former deputy prison warden following an escape.

Florida passes bill to pay boy doused in chemicals $3.75m

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:35pm

A boy found doused in chemicals inside his father's pesticide truck while his dead twin sister decomposed in the back would receive the remainder of a $5 million settlement under a bill passed by Florida's lawmakers.

Prominent powwow set to begin in wake of pipeline protests

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:30pm

One of North America's most prominent powwows is set to begin in New Mexico in the wake of pipeline protests in North Dakota that became a historic display of Native American solidarity.

Jury to weigh life, death for trooper ambush killer

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:25pm

A gunman who ambushed two Pennsylvania troopers at their barracks showed "wickedness of heart" and deserves to die, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday. The man's lawyers said he grew up in a dysfunctional home and asked for mercy.

Dem senator accuses EPA chief Pruitt of violating ethics law

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:25pm

A Senate Democrat is accusing the head of the Environmental Protection Agency of violating federal law by agreeing to headline a state GOP fundraiser.

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Here's what could be next for Trump's sanctuary cities order

Sudhin Thanawala and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:24pm

President Donald Trump is lashing out at a judge's ruling blocking his attempt to strip funds from "sanctuary cities" that don't cooperate with U.S. immigration authorities, calling it "ridiculous" and vowing to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

New US office seeks to aid victims of crimes by immigrants

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:24pm

Stymied on his top immigration initiatives, President Donald Trump is making good on one plan that critics denounce as fearmongering and misleading: opening an office for victims of crimes committed by immigrants, although studies show immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than native-born citizens.

Judge bars Chinese billionaire's post-arrest statements

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:24pm

Prosecutors cannot use statements a Chinese billionaire made to the FBI after his arrest in a United Nations bribery scandal at his New York trial.

The Latest: Berkeley GOP cites safety in speech cancellation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:20pm

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The Latest: Police say woman in pit had reported harassment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:15pm

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The Latest: Delaware trooper shot at convenience store dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:15pm

The Latest on the shooting of a Delaware state trooper (all times local):

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:06pm

Police say a Delaware state trooper who was shot outside a convenience store has died.

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Trump puts bull's-eye on Bears Ears National Monument

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:03pm

President Donald Trump signed an executive order to review national monument designations over the past 21 years, mentioning Bears Ears National Monument when he vowed to return power to the states and end the "abuse" of the Antiquities Act.

Doctors indicted in Detroit-area genital mutilation case

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:58pm

A grand jury indicted two doctors and a third person on Wednesday in an alleged scheme to perform genital mutilation on two girls from Minnesota at a Detroit-area clinic.

Wildfire on US refuge doubles in size in less than a week

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:56pm

A wildfire on public lands near the Georgia-Florida state line has blackened 115 square miles (300 sq. kilometers) after doubling in size within a few days, officials said Wednesday.