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Arkansas prepares for 1st double execution in US since 2000

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 11:24pm

Two condemned Arkansas killers who admit they're guilty but fear their poor health could lead to extreme pain during lethal injections set for Monday might become the first inmates put to death in a double execution in the U.S. in more than 16 years.

N. Korea detains US citizen; 3rd American being held

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:55pm

North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, officials said, bringing to three the number of Americans now being held there.

Federal judges deny efforts to delay Arkansas executions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:43pm

Two Arkansas inmates scheduled to be put to death Monday in what could be the nation's first double execution in more than 16 years asked an appeals court on Sunday to halt their lethal injections because of poor health that could cause complications.

Police search for missing boy in California; father arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:20pm

Police in Southern California on Sunday finished their search of a park where the passed-out father of a missing 5-year-old boy was found over the weekend and are asking for anyone with information to come forward.

The Latest: 2 federal judges deny requests from inmates

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 9:30pm

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Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles

Catherine Lucey and Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 8:11pm

President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed health care push and a looming budget deadline. It's all complicated by a potential showdown with Democrats over paying for a border wall.

Trump at 100 days: 'It's a different kind of presidency'

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:33pm

For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions.

Obama meets with at-risk youth ahead of Chicago speech

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:04pm

Former President Barack Obama met Sunday with at-risk young men and boys in his hometown of Chicago before his first major post-presidency speech.

3 children among victims in New York City house fire

Colleen Long and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:52pm

A fast-moving fire killed five people, including three children, as flames surged through a New York City home on a sunny spring afternoon, leaving authorities to scour for clues about what sparked the deadly blaze.

Pilot killed in crash of replica WWI-era plane in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:50pm

Authorities say a pilot was killed when a replica World War I-era biplane crashed in a field on California's central coast.

Judge: Suspect in California school killings fit for trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:42pm

A California judge has decided that a defendant is mentally competent to stand trial for killing seven former classmates at a small Christian college in 2012.

College student killed during hammer throw at track meet

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:41pm

A college student has died after being struck during a hammer-throw event at a track meet in suburban Chicago.

The Latest: California police ask for help to find boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:40pm

The Latest on a missing boy whose father was found passed out in a Los Angeles County park (all times local):

The Latest: Fire marshals begin fatal blaze investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:30pm

The Latest on a fire that killed five people, three of them children, in Queens (all times local):

Mother of South Carolina cold case suspect dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:00pm

A South Carolina woman whose son faces seven murder charges has died.

Restoration mantra has created a bump for logging

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:40pm

Logging is up in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest under the U.S. Forest Service timber program that focuses less on commercial sales and instead sees logs as a byproduct of restoration and efforts to cut the risk of fire.

Grand Canyon tram project stalls before Navajo council vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:54pm

A project to build a 1.6-mile tram that would take visitors into the Grand Canyon is on hold for a few months after failing to gain enough support from Navajo Nation lawmakers.

Convicted jihadist with California ties loses US citizenship

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:53pm

A federal judge revoked the U.S. citizenship of a man who prosecutors say ran a communications hub for an Egyptian terrorist group out of his Northern California apartment, authorities said.

Caldwell facing serious shortage of affordable housing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:50pm

The southwestern Idaho city of Caldwell has no vacancies for those seeking affordable housing, and there's a waiting list of nearly 500 families hoping for subsidized housing units.