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Coast Guard suspends use of injured animals to train medics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:20pm

U.S. Coast Guard medics have stopped using military contractors who intentionally injure sedated animals so that medics can practice treating combat wounds.

Police union wants city to reject anti-profiling measure

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:14pm

Leaders of the state's largest city tabled a sweeping new proposal to ban discriminatory profiling by police on Thursday, prompting loud protests from the measure's supporters.

Tillerson says China asked North Korea to stop nuclear tests

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:14pm

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that China has threatened to impose sanctions on North Korea if it conducts further nuclear tests.

The Latest: US judge won't stop Arkansas execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:00pm

The Latest on Arkansas' effort to execute a fourth inmate before its supply of a lethal injection drug expires on Sunday (all times local):

In VR land rush, creators unlock an 'empathy engine'

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:55pm

On a plain, overcast day in Poland, Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter walks toward the Nazi concentration camp Majdanek.

Woman reported man was abused at home for mentally disabled

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:34pm

The former guardian for a central Missouri man who police believe was recently found dead in a concrete-encased container said she once called an abuse hotline because she believed he was being mistreated at a home for the mentally disabled.

No dump here: Posh public bathroom pops up, with music, art

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:34pm

In a park amid skyscrapers, a gem has emerged: a posh public bathroom that cost nearly $300,000, complete with freshly delivered flowers, imported tiles, classical music and artwork.

GOP bill would discipline hecklers at college speeches

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:30pm

University of Wisconsin students who disrupt speeches and demonstrations could be expelled and campuses would have to remain neutral on public issue under a bill Republican legislators are pushing this week.

Police detain teen in fatal beating of 86-year-old woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:30pm

California police said Thursday they have detained a young man in the apparently random sexual assault and beating death of an 86-year-old woman on a morning walk around a high school track.

The Latest: California authorities identify slain woman, 86

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:25pm

The Latest on the apparent random beating death of an elderly California woman (all times local):

Dominican diplomat pleads guilty, cooperating in UN case

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:23pm

A suspended diplomat from the Dominican Republic pleaded guilty to new charges in a United Nations bribery scheme on Thursday, revealing himself as a key witness at a Chinese billionaire's trial next month.

Aide: Blacks not trying hard enough to work with Trump

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:23pm

President Donald Trump's liaison to the black community, the former "Apprentice" star Omarosa Manigault, says African-American activists aren't trying hard enough to work with the new administration.

APNewsBreak: Plot to kill gang boss a lie, witness now says

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:05pm

The star witness who helped convict the triggerman who killed a high-ranking Hells Angels' boss at a Nevada casino in 2011 says he was lying when he testified that the shooting was an assassination plot orchestrated by a rival motorcycle gang, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Report: Idaho school bus crash caused by tired driver

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:05pm

Law enforcement officials say the driver of a school bus that rolled over and injured more than a dozen students was either asleep or fatigued before the crash occurred.

Inmates put to death in Arkansas during the past week

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:53pm

Arkansas planned Thursday to execute a fourth inmate in eight days. Here is a look at the three inmates the state has put to death since last week:

Ex-military service member pleads guilty to sexual abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:53pm

Officials say a former member of the military has pleaded guilty to two counts related to the sexual molestation of a child on military bases in Washington and Louisiana.

Cops: Pit bull kills owner during attack outside home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:50pm

Police say a pit bull mix killed its owner during an attack on the deck of the woman's Pennsylvania home.

Self-described 'mountain man' granted parole in 1984 killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:41pm

Self-described "mountain man" Don Nichols was granted parole Thursday after serving nearly 32 years in the Montana State Prison for kidnapping a world class athlete out on a training run in 1984 and killing her would-be rescuer — a story that drew widespread media coverage and was the subject of a made-for-TV movie.

APNewsBreak: Lincoln Hills psychologist dismissed

Cara Lombardo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:41pm

A top psychologist at Wisconsin's troubled youth prison was fired for allegedly ignoring the requests of dozens of inmates who asked for help, according to his termination letter from the Department of Corrections. He appealed the firing and the two sides agreed last week to characterize his departure as a resignation.

3 Arkansas execution drugs used for surgery, cardiac cases

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:34pm

Arkansas' execution protocol includes three drugs, two of which are used in surgery and one that benefits cardiac patients. A look at the drugs: