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Haiti leader pleads guilty to money laundering in drug case

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:43pm

A former Haitian coup leader and recently elected senator in that country pleaded guilty Monday to a U.S. drug money-laundering charge under a deal that should allow him to avoid a potential sentence of life in prison for cocaine trafficking.

The Latest: County defends sheriff who resigned

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:43pm

The Latest on an investigation into allegations at a rural Utah jail (all times local):


At least global warming may get Americans off the couch more

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:33pm

Global warming's milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a new study finds.


Jury split in 1st trial over Cliven Bundy standoff in Nevada

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:32pm

A jury in Las Vegas convicted two men in an armed standoff that stopped government agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch in 2014 but then deadlocked on federal charges against four others later Monday.

State Department promotion of Trump's Mar-a-Lago draws fire

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:32pm

The U.S. State Department's recent promotion of President Donald Trump's Florida resort is drawing criticism from Democrats and ethics advocates.

Affidavit: Teen threatened attack on Columbine anniversary

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:30pm

A Virginia teenager has been arrested on a weapons charge after court records say he threatened to carry out an attack on his school on the anniversary of the Columbine massacre.

Prominent tax protester convicted of federal charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:30pm

A prominent tax protester has been convicted of issuing fake financial documents to banks and the U.S. Treasury, and failing to file tax returns.

Father of survivalist who killed trooper says he failed son

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:24pm

The father of a survivalist who ambushed two state police troopers, killing one of them, said Monday that he failed his son by lying about his military exploits and by not pushing him harder to grow up.

Husband: Wife's fatal stabbing near Paris was random attack

Kathy McCormack, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:23pm

A New Hampshire woman who was stabbed to death near Paris was attacked at random by a homeless man who was deemed unfit to stand trial, her husband said Monday.

Couple charged in shooting outside Seattle right-wing event

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:20pm

Prosecutors on Monday charged a couple in connection with a shooting during a demonstration over the appearance of a right-wing speaker at the University of Washington in January.

Minneapolis mayor opens up about sexual abuse as a child

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:20pm

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges says she was sexually abused as a child.

Dallas police: Man fatally shots boss, kills self at office

Diana Heidgerd and Jamie Stengle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:13pm

A man fatally shot his female supervisor and then killed himself, leading to an evacuation of a multi-story building in the northern part of Dallas on Monday morning, police said.

Wolf pup born in Missouri offers hope for endangered breed

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:13pm

A Mexican wolf born this month at a wildlife center in suburban St. Louis is offering new hope for repopulating the endangered species through artificial insemination using frozen sperm.

Arkansas prepares for 1st double execution in US since 2000

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:10pm

Two Arkansas killers set to die Monday in the nation's first double execution in more than 16 years acknowledge they're guilty but fear the lethal injections could subject them to excruciating pain due to their various health problems.

Man accused of trafficking minors for sex to help make bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:04pm

A man conspired with his wife and mother to traffic three minors for sex in South Carolina to help him make bail, federal prosecutors said Monday.

Forestry official: National refuge fire could burn 6 months

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:04pm

A wildfire that has scorched more than 70 square miles (180 square kilometers) of public lands near the Georgia-Florida state line could burn for the next six months unless heavy rains snuff out the flames sooner, fire officials said Monday.

Ann Coulter's backers at UC Berkeley file lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:04pm

University of California, Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus filed a lawsuit Monday against the university, saying it is discriminating against conservative speakers and violating students' rights to free speech.

Attorneys general: Restore guidance to aid student borrowers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:59pm

Attorneys general from 20 states and the District of Columbia are faulting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for rolling back Obama-era guidance they say is helping protect student loan borrowers.

Holocaust survivors hail Allianz golf tourney sponsor end

Terry Spencer and Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:59pm

Holocaust survivors on Monday celebrated the end of German insurance giant Allianz's sponsorship of a Florida pro golf tournament, saying it may boost efforts to collect some $2.5 billion in World War II-era policies issued to Jews that they say have gone unpaid.