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Contrasting accounts of Arkansas execution from witnesses

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:24pm

As a condemned killer lay on a gurney awaiting lethal injection in Arkansas' death chamber, a federal judge had to decide whether there was sufficient evidence that an inmate executed earlier that evening showed signs that he was suffering while he was put to death.

Body found in swollen river after North Carolina storm

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:24pm

People in North Carolina were paying attention to rising rivers Tuesday after storms gave the state its worst drenching since a damaging hurricane late last year.

Foster mom convicted in child's high chair death is released

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:23pm

A former Maine health official accused of binding her 5-year-old foster child in a high chair with duct tape and convicted of manslaughter in the child's death has been released from prison.

The Latest: Attorney tells Trump to quit politicizing death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:23pm

The Latest on a federal judge's ruling that blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from sanctuary cities (all times local):

GOP senator regrets saying guy in tutu 'kind of asks for it'

Mary Clare Jalonick and Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:14pm

A Republican senator from Wyoming said Tuesday he regrets his poor choice of words after telling students a man who wears a tutu to a bar and gets into fights "kind of asks for it."

Shutdown? New president, same old government brinkmanship

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:14pm

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.

Milwaukee prosecutors: Video shows inmate's water turned off

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:10pm

Milwaukee prosecutors weighing criminal charges for an inmate's dehydration death say the jail's commander failed to inform police about surveillance video showing a guard shutting off water to the cell.

Kansas Republican becomes newest member of House

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:10pm

Republican Ron Estes, winner of a closer-than-usual congressional election in Kansas, has been sworn in as the newest member of the House.

Arizona man convicted of killing best friend, woman, 4 kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:04pm

An Arizona prisoner was convicted Tuesday of the gruesome killings of his best friend, the man's girlfriend and her four young children 12 years ago in what prosecutors called a crime motivated by money.

Palestinian activist pleads guilty to US immigration crime

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:57pm

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.

The Latest: Arizona man guilty of killing 2 adults, 4 kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:56pm

The Latest on the verdict against an Arizona man charged with killing six people (all times local):

Snow closes highways in Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:47pm

A spring snowstorm dumped heavy snow on parts of northeast Wyoming.

Idaho man dies on private boating trip on Colorado River

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:40pm

Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park say an Idaho man has died while on a private boating trip on the Colorado River.

Panel recommends keeping moratorium on Oklahoma executions

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:38pm

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.

Detective: Durst's wife told neighbor of beating, threats

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:38pm

The missing wife of New York real estate heir Robert Durst once told a neighbor that her husband had beat her and she feared he would kill her, a retired detective testified Tuesday.

White-power groups banding together, but for how long?

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:37pm

White extremists, almost by nature, are seldom good at working together.

Idaho: Remains of 2 people found in Oregon Trail badger hole

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:37pm

A fluke discovery of human bones protruding from a badger hole in southwestern Idaho has investigators trying to determine if they have discovered a double homicide or the disturbed grave of young 19th century pioneers who died going west on the nearby Oregon Trail, authorities said Tuesday.


Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke US law

Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:37pm

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.

Police video shows officer holding 5 black boys at gunpoint

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:37pm

The mayor of a western Michigan city is working on a plan to review police procedures after body cameras recorded officers detaining five black boys at gunpoint while investigating a report of someone with a weapon.

Jurors deliberate case of fatal shooting near NAU campus

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:30pm

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.