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Woman on Texas death row loses appeal

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:27pm

Texas' highest criminal court Wednesday refused an appeal from an East Texas woman on death row for the slaying seven years ago of her developmentally disabled baby sitter.

15-year sentence for shooter at Black Lives Matter protest

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:27pm

A Minnesota man convicted in the shootings of five black men who were demonstrating against the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison.

Suspended Alabama chief justice Moore running for US Senate

Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:26pm

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice and gay marriage opponent Roy Moore announced Wednesday he is running for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The Latest: Police converge on gunman after trooper shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:26pm

The Latest on the shooting of a Delaware state trooper (all times local):

The Latest: Texas inmate in murder plot loses appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:26pm

The Latest on Texas Execution-Appeals (all times local):

Justices seem to favor limits on revoking US citizenship

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:14pm

The Supreme Court seemed ready Wednesday to impose limits on when the government can strip an immigrant of U.S. citizenship for lying during the naturalization process.

The Latest: Arkansas court rejects inmate's stay requests

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:14pm

The Latest on Arkansas' plan to execute several inmates before the end of April (all times local):

Georgia sets execution for man convicted of killing doctor

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:10pm

A Georgia death-row inmate convicted of killing a 73-year-old doctor is set for execution next month.

Blood test offers hope for better lung cancer treatment

Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:08pm

Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages.

Lawsuits: Missouri jail stunk like a sewer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:58pm

Two men once detained at the Jackson County jail have filed separate lawsuits saying sewage frequently backed up in their cells and the stench was so intense at times that they could not sleep.

Arguments presented in Cindy Hill defamation lawsuit

Bob Moen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:58pm

A state district judge is considering whether to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by a former Wyoming schools superintendent against a former U.S. House candidate.

Russian with HIV seeking US asylum is detained in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:58pm

Immigration authorities are detaining a gay Russian man infected with HIV who was seeking U.S. asylum in California.

Senators arrive on White House grounds for extraordinary briefing on North Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:58pm

Senators arrive on White House grounds for extraordinary briefing on North Korea.

The Latest: Ann Coulter tells AP 'Berkeley canceled'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:58pm

The Latest on Ann Coulter's appearance at UC Berkeley (all times local):

Those caught up in 1992 LA riot reflect on causes, changes

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:47pm

Dee Young remembers April 29, 1992, the way most Americans of a certain age recall Sept. 11 — it's indelibly etched in his memory as the day his world and that of thousands of others changed forever.

New US office seeks to aid victims of crimes by immigrants

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:47pm

The Trump administration on Wednesday opened an office dedicated to helping victims of crimes committed by immigrants — an initiative criticized as misguided because studies have shown immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than native-born citizens.

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore running for U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:36pm

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore running for U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Conservative caucus backs GOP health bill but fate uncertain

Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:29pm

The conservative House Freedom Caucus announced its support Wednesday for a newly revised GOP health care bill, a month after the group's opposition forced Republican leaders to pull the legislation in an embarrassing retreat.

High numbers of humpback whales dying off Atlantic coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:20pm

Federal officials say humpback whales have been dying in unusually large numbers along the Atlantic Coast.

US colleges confront a new era of sometimes-violent protest

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:20pm

Fearing a return to violent protests that roiled campuses in the 1970s, colleges and universities are re-examining how to protect free speech while keeping students and employees safe in a time of political polarization.