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Eagle 'chop shop' case offers window into trafficking trade

James Nord and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 11:14am

A two-year undercover operation that led to indictments against 15 people for illegally trafficking eagles and other migratory birds offers a rare window into the black market for eagle carcasses, feathers, parts and handicrafts, including one alleged dealer who called himself the "best feather man in the Midwest."

Arkansas governor dismisses calls for full execution probe

Kelly P. Kissel and Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 11:14am

The Arkansas governor said Friday that he sees no reason for anything beyond a routine review of procedures after a condemned inmate lurched and convulsed 20 times during a lethal injection.

The Latest: NRA crowd erupts in boos at images of Clinton

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 11:10am

The Latest on the NRA's annual convention (all times local):

Woman used meth, didn't seek care for unconscious girl

Amy Beth Hanson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 11:04am

A northeastern Montana woman abused a 13-month-old girl in her care, used methamphetamine while the child was unconscious and, when she stopped breathing, put her body in a duffel bag and threw the bag in a trash can before going home to sleep, federal prosecutors said.

No charges for guards involved in hospital patient's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:50am

A prosecutor says no charges will be filed against guards involved in a scuffle that resulted in the death of a man at a South Carolina hospital.

Friend of convicted church shooter begins serving sentence

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:35am

A friend with whom convicted church shooter Dylann Roof shared his plans to massacre South Carolina churchgoers has begun serving more than two years in prison for lying to federal authorities.

The Latest: Governor plans routine review of execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:35am

The Latest on the final execution in Arkansas before the state's supply of a lethal injection drug expires at the end of the month (all times local):

Friendly fire may have killed 2 Army Rangers in Afghanistan

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:35am

The Pentagon says the two Army Rangers killed during a raid on an Islamic State compound in Afghanistan may have died as a result of friendly fire.

Court upholds ruling dismissing Idaho from school fees suit

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:35am

The Idaho Supreme Court says the state can't be named as a defendant in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the fees many public schools charge for classes.

2 charged after remains found buried behind Michigan home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:25am

A 19-year-old man has been charged with murder after body parts of an acquaintance missing for more than a year were found in a shallow grave behind the suspect's suburban Detroit home.

Car hits 5 Florida students after they got off school bus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:07am

Sheriff's officials say they've arrested a former Mississippi law enforcement officer driver accused of fleeing after hitting five children when they got off a school bus in central Florida.

Police: Time-consuming haircut prompts woman to pull gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:06am

Police in Cleveland are trying to identify a woman they say pulled a gun on a barber because he was taking too long to cut her 7-year-old son's hair.

Indianapolis man pleads guilty to killing 3 in 4-day span

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:06am

An Indianapolis man has pleaded guilty to killing three people over four days last spring in attacks that authorities say he justified by citing the horror movie, "The Purge."

Self-described psychic sentenced to 8 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 9:43am

A self-described psychic who scammed more than $1 million in cash and valuables from a dozen people she promised to protect from "dark forces" has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Street gang MS-13 grips Long Island suburbs in violence

Claudia Torrens, Frank Eltman and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 9:34am

Late at night, when helicopters thrum overhead and spotlights beam down onto lawns, many people here know exactly what's going on.

The Latest: AG Sessions talks tough on immigration, NY gangs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 9:30am

The latest on efforts to thwart violence by the street gang MS-13, which has been blamed for 11 deaths on Long Island since last year (All times local):

Elderly woman beat attacker with walking stick before death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 9:30am

An 86-year-old California woman who was sexually assaulted and beaten to death during a morning walk around a high school track hit the attacker with her walking stick to try to fend off the man.

Nordstrom kicks breast-feeding Utah mom out of bathroom

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 9:25am

A Utah mother was recently kicked out a Nordstrom Rack bathroom after a customer complained about her breast-feeding.

Facing a pro-gun government, anti-gun movement feels defiant

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:36am

Donald Trump, a favorite of the National Rifle Association, has custody of the Oval Office. The Republican-controlled Congress already has ditched one Obama-era rule to tighten access to guns. And an emboldened NRA has much more ambitious plans afoot for easing state and national gun laws as its annual convention unfolds this weekend in Atlanta.

Principal says she regrets decision about 'smash space'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:30am

An elementary school principal in Washington, D.C.'s suburbs is rethinking her idea to set up a "smash space" designed to let teachers hack away at a chair to relieve tension.