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Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles

Catherine Lucey and Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 9:51am

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.

Cody city council OKs return of gunfight re-enactments

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 9:34am

The Cody City Council has approved the return of gunfight re-enactments on a city street as long as The Cody Gunfighters have a safety manager who is responsible for all weapons and blank ammunition used during performances.

North Carolina civil rights center faces conservative ire

Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 9:27am

A center founded at the University of North Carolina by a civil rights attorney to help the poor and disenfranchised is the latest institution to come under fire from conservatives as they work to leave their mark on the state's higher education system.

Man struck by 2 vehicles in Wyoming has died

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 9:02am

A man who was struck by two vehicles Casper has died of his injuries.

California moves _ slowly _ toward resuming executions

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 8:44am

California has long been what one expert calls a "symbolic death penalty state," one of 12 that has capital punishment on the books but has not executed anyone in more than a decade.

North Korea detains US citizen, the 3rd American being held there

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 8:34am

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

Sessions on Hawaii remark: 'Nobody has a sense of humor'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 8:34am

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says "nobody has a sense of humor anymore."

Police ambush killer's strategy to avoid death: Blame Dad

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 8:24am

As Eric Frein tries to avoid death row for ambushing two Pennsylvania State Police troopers at their barracks, defense lawyers are suggesting they intend to raise questions about his father's influence on the gunman, a college dropout and ne'er-do-well who lived with his parents into his 30s.

Tight, tense French presidential vote echoes around world

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:31am

As French voters cast ballots for president Sunday, they're making a choice that will resonate far beyond France's borders, from Syrian battlefields to Hong Kong trading floors and the halls of the U.N. Security Council.

Scams push foreclosure fraud to limit, taking victims' homes

Matt Sedensky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:20am

The phone call came as Raymond Murray neared the bottom of his luck. His wife had died, his career had been ended by injuries, and struggling to get by on his disability check, he had scraped together just enough to pay a lawyer to avoid imminent foreclosure on his modest Brooklyn home.

With Supreme Court seat filled, GOP looks to lower courts

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:04am

Republicans have put President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee on the bench, and they're now in a position to fill dozens more federal judgeships — and reshape some of the nation's highest courts.

Schumer: Boost communication after Penn Station stampede

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:41am

Sen. Charles Schumer said that the stampede that injured 16 people at New York's Penn Station just over a week ago shows a need for better coordination between law enforcement agencies at transportation hubs.

UC Berkeley students threaten to sue over Ann Coulter visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 8:50pm

The University of California at Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus are threatening to sue the university if it doesn't find a proper time and venue for the conservative pundit to speak next week.

1 dead after police shooting at Ohio city apartment complex

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 8:30pm

Authorities say an officer shot and killed a man who confronted him with a butcher knife at an apartment complex in an Ohio city.

Man, 71, faces attempted murder charge in stepson's shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 8:20pm

A 71-year-old Florida man has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of his step-son.

Trump awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed military hospital

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 8:04pm

President Donald Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan, the first of many Trump likely will award during his service as commander in chief of the U.S. military.

AP FACT CHECK: Sessions tags wrong city for immigrant crimes

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 7:33pm

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has highlighted the San Diego suburb of Escondido to illustrate how jurisdictions that limit cooperation with immigration authorities jeopardize public safety. Speaking at a news conference Friday along a border fence with Mexico, Sessions offered no evidence that 'sanctuary jurisdictions' or immigrants are responsible. And he failed to mention that the federal government has held up Escondido as a model for cooperation with immigration authorities.

Security tight as France prepares for presidential vote

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 7:21pm

Early voting began overseas Saturday in France's most nail-biting election in generations, and the 11 candidates seeking to become the country's next president silenced their campaigns as required to give voters a period of reflection.

Advocates fan out in global show of support for science

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 7:04pm

The world saw brain power take a different form Saturday.