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The Latest: Arkansas toddler found dead, 2nd child missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 5:20pm

The Latest on two relatives found dead and missing children in Arkansas (all times local):

Focus turns to senator with doctor guilty of Medicare fraud

Curt Anderson and Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 5:10pm

A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez.

Phoenix trial date set for NBA players accused of assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:52pm

An Aug. 21 trial date has been set for NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris, who allegedly assaulted a man outside a Phoenix recreation center two years ago.

2nd relative of missing Arkansas children is found dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:52pm

The great-uncle of two missing Arkansas children has been found dead in his home not far from where the body of the children's mother was found in a creek earlier this week, authorities said Friday.

Report faults commissioner's absences amid jail violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:52pm

The head of New York City's jail system spent 90 days out of the city last year even amid violence problems at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex, the city Department of Investigation said Friday.

The Latest: Friends say elderly California woman was hero

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:50pm

The Latest on the slaying of an 86-year-old California woman (all times local):

Body in concrete-encased container is missing Missouri man's

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:50pm

Authorities say a body found in a concrete-encased container in central Missouri is that of a man who went missing from a home for the mentally disabled.

NSA to stop collecting some internet communications

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:44pm

The nation's signals intelligence agency said Friday it will no longer collect certain communications moving on the internet simply because they mention a foreign intelligence target, in a move applauded by privacy advocates.

Man arrested in machete attack at university coffee shop

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:40pm

A man armed with a machete asked about the political affiliations of people at a university coffee shop Friday morning before injuring two females in central Kentucky, a witness said.

Videos reportedly show gruesome abuse of young Kansas boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:37pm

Videos and photos from a home in Kansas where a 7-year-old boy's remains were found in a pigsty show the boy suffered horrific abuse in the months before he died, the child's maternal grandmother said.

Trump blames Flynn's vetting on Obama administration

Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:19pm

Even though he named Michael Flynn to be his top national security aide, President Donald Trump on Friday laid the blame for any flaws in Flynn's vetting at the feet of his predecessor.

North Carolina judges back governor over election changes

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:17pm

North Carolina judges on Friday put a temporary brake on renewed efforts by Republican state lawmakers to curtail the new Democratic governor's control over state and local elections.

Court rules against immediate protections for whitebark pine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:17pm

An appeals court has ruled that U.S. government officials don't have to take immediate action to protect a pine tree that is a source of food for threatened grizzly bears.

Court upholds death sentence in killing of baby, grandmother

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:17pm

Pennsylvania's high court has affirmed the death sentence for a man convicted in the 2012 murders of a baby and her grandmother in what prosecutors called a botched kidnapping plot.

Correction: Missing Children-Arkansas story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:10pm

In a story April 27 about two missing Arkansas children, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, reported erroneously the age of one of the children. Reilly James Scarbrough is 9, not 10.

Some want charges for parents in genital cutting cases

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:04pm

Lawmakers in Minnesota and Texas are pushing to crack down on parents involved with genital cutting after an indictment against a Detroit-area doctor accused of performing the procedure on two young Minnesota girls highlighted the little-known practice.

Arkansas governor dismisses calls for full execution probe

Kelly P. Kissel and Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:04pm

Arkansas' governor said Friday that he sees no reason for anything beyond a routine review of the state's execution procedures after a condemned inmate lurched and convulsed 20 times during a lethal injection that involved a controversial sedative.

Review: Coal terminal would boost pollution, safety issues

Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:00pm

A coal-export terminal proposed in Washington would increase cancer risk for some residents, add 2 million metric tons of global greenhouse gas emissions a year and increase the risk of rail accidents, according to an environmental study released Friday.

The Latest: Judges block new North Carolina elections law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:00pm

The Latest on North Carolina governor's court challenge to law cutting his elections oversight authority (all times local):

Autopsy report: 4-day-old girl stabbed 6 times in the head

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 3:55pm

The North Carolina chief medical examiner's office says a 4-day-old girl whose body was found last month in a car had been stabbed six times in the head and her 2-year-old sister had been stabbed in the neck.