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Man punched repeatedly by Sacramento officer files lawsuit

Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:33pm

A Sacramento man hurled to the ground and punched repeatedly in the face by a police officer has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and county of Sacramento that alleges he was also abused in jail after his arrest, the man's lawyer said in a statement Monday.

Holocaust records project launched at FDR Library and Museum

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:33pm

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum has launched an effort to find "unique but disperse" Holocaust documents and other related material included in the institution's vast archives.

Man accused of trafficking minors for sex to help make bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:30pm

Federal prosecutors say a man conspired with his wife and mother to traffic three minors for sex in South Carolina to help him make bail.

Birds, equipment issues caused B-52 bomber crash in Guam

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:22pm

An Air Force investigation has concluded that birds and mechanical issues — not pilot error — caused the crash of a B-52 bomber in Guam a year ago.

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2 found guilty in 1st trial over Bundy standoff in Nevada

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:22pm

A jury found two men guilty of federal charges Monday in an armed standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch in 2014.

The Latest: Police: Building safe after active shooter alert

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:22pm

The Latest on Dallas police responding to reports of a person with a gun at an office building (all times local):

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Fearing a worker shortage, farmers push back on immigration

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:16pm

The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants.

Investigators sift through wreckage after fire that killed 5

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:13pm

Fire marshals sifted through charred wreckage and worked through the night to try to determine what sparked a fast-moving house fire that killed five people, including two boys and two teenage girls, but don't believe the blaze spread from a car found burned out in the driveway, officials said Monday.

Mother, son, his child found dead in apparent murder-suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:13pm

A Pennsylvania mother, her son and his 3-year-old daughter have been found shot to death in what authorities say was an apparent murder-suicide stemming from a custody dispute over the child.

Southwestern Idaho police cleared in shooting of 72-year-old

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:10pm

A prosecutor has cleared three southwestern Idaho police officers who shot a 72-year-old man after he pointed a gun at them.

Justices weigh defendants' right to own mental health expert

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:06pm

The Supreme Court seemed closely divided Monday about whether an Alabama death row inmate should get a new sentencing hearing because he did not have a mental health expert on his side when he was tried and sentenced to death more than 30 years ago.

Forestry official: National refuge fire could burn 6 months

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:06pm

A wildfire that has scorched more than 70 square miles (180 sq. 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.

Judge: No competency hearing for killer who refuses to talk

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:05pm

A judge on Monday denied a request for an emergency competency hearing after a survivalist convicted of ambushing two Pennsylvania State Police troopers refused to communicate with his lawyers during the penalty phase of his capital murder trial.

The Latest: Arkansas Supreme Court rejects death row stays

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:50am

The Latest on Arkansas' attempt to carry out the nation's first double execution since 2000 (all times local):

Justices turn away appeal from Houston man shot by police

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:48am

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a Houston man shot in the back by police during a traffic stop, prompting Justice Sonia Sotomayor to complain of a "disturbing trend" in how the high court deals with cases alleging police misconduct.

Dallas police responding to possible active shooter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:35am

Dallas police said officers are responding Monday to reports of a person with a gun at an office building in the north of the city.

Correction: Russia-Trump-Congress story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:35am

In a story April 24 about a House hearing on Russian meddling in the presidential election, The Associated Press reported erroneously that top law enforcement and intelligence officials would be testifying on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. The closed hearing is May 2, not Tuesday.

Supreme Court won't hear condemned Alabama inmate's case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:20am

The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down a long shot request to reconsider the appeal of an Alabama inmate scheduled to be executed by lethal injection next month.

Condemned men seek appeals even after decades behind bars

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:17am

Last-ditch court appeals could block the executions of two Arkansas inmates who are scheduled to be put to death Monday after spending more than two decades behind bars. What's left to appeal after so many years? A look at some issues that can stop a lethal injection at the last minute.