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US Holocaust Museum opens conservation and research center

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:15pm

The small wicker doll chair was a modest toy, but it meant the world to Louise Lawrence-Israels. A gift for her second birthday, it was the only toy she possessed during the approximately three years she spent hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam, just five blocks from the house where Anne Frank wrote in her diary.

Florida adds prizes to boost python removals in Everglades

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:13pm

Florida is making it easier for people to help remove invasive Burmese pythons from the Everglades.

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In call to Trump, Chinese leader urges restraint over NKorea

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:10pm

Chinese President Xi Jinping is urging restraint in the face of a possible nuclear test by North Korea.

Federal officials charge 15 with eagle trafficking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:04pm

Federal officials say 15 people have been indicted in South Dakota for illegally trafficking eagles and other migratory birds after a two-year undercover operation.

Minneapolis mayor opens up about sexual abuse as a child

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:00pm

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges says she was sexually abused as a child.

Wyoming community college enrollment beginning to level off

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:50pm

Wyoming's seven community colleges have been hit with falling enrollment and cuts in state funding, but officials say there are indications that the worst is over.

North Dakota governor signs bill to protect drug informants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:50pm

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has signed a measure into law that establishes protections for confidential drug informants.

Salt Lake City zoo welcomes new baby zebra

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:50pm

The Salt Lake City zoo has added a fourth striped member to its zebra exhibit after a foal was born at the facility earlier this month.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:50pm

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

Black man punched by California officer files rights lawsuit

Kristin J. Bender and Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:42pm

A black man hurled to the ground and punched repeatedly in the face by a police officer this month has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and county of Sacramento, claiming Monday he was targeted because of his race and abused in jail after his arrest.

Haiti leader pleads guilty to money laundering in drug case

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:33pm

A former Haitian coup leader and recently elected senator in that country pleaded guilty Monday to a U.S. drug money-laundering charge under a deal that should allow him to avoid a potential sentence of life in prison for cocaine trafficking.

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Jury divided in 1st trial for Cliven Bundy's Nevada standoff

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:33pm

A federal jury in Las Vegas found two men guilty Monday in an armed standoff that stopped government agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch in 2014, but then deadlocked on federal charges against four others.

Condemned men seek appeals even after decades behind bars

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:33pm

Last-ditch legal 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.

Arkansas prepares for 1st double execution in US since 2000

Andrew Demillo and Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:33pm

Two Arkansas killers set to die Monday in the nation's first double execution in more than 16 years acknowledge they're guilty but fear the lethal injections could subject them to excruciating pain due to their various health problems.

100M pounds of spoiled onions disposed of in Idaho, Oregon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:28pm

An estimated 100 million pounds of spoiled onions have been disposed of in Idaho and Oregon following a winter of unprecedented snowfall.

The Latest: Police ambush killer's mother begs for his life

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:24pm

The Latest on the trial of a survivalist who ambushed two troopers at a state police barracks (all times local):

Trump to order review of monuments

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:04pm

President Trump is expected to roll out an executive order Wednesday directing an Interior Department review of presidential monument designations over the past 20 years, including the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.

Police: 3 slain in gang-related shooting at home in Savannah

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:03pm

Police said a shooting involving gang members left three people dead early Monday inside a home in Savannah, ending the longest streak in two years that the city had experienced no killings.

Husband: Wife's fatal stabbing near Paris was random attack

Kathy McCormack, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:03pm

A New Hampshire woman who was stabbed to death near Paris was attacked at random by a homeless man who was deemed unfit to stand trial, her husband said Monday.