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Girlfriend's on-air killing drives anchorman into politics

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 4:52pm

The tipping point for Chris Hurst came last fall while reporting on a shooting at a rail car factory. When the camera turned off, he wept.

Connecticut man faces sentencing for killing hawks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 4:40pm

A second man is facing sentencing for killing federally protected hawks.

The Latest: Arkansas fire chief killed working during storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 4:22pm

The Latest on severe weather in parts of the U.S. (all times local):

2 dead as chartered bus with Texas school athletes crashes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 3:51pm

Texas Department of Public Safety authorities say two people are dead after a head-on crash involving a pickup truck and a chartered bus carrying 34 coaches and athletes from seven El Paso high schools returning home from a regional track meet in Lubbock.

Stolen-car suspects investigated in LA shooting rampage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 3:23pm

Detectives were investigating whether two suspects arrested in a stolen car are connected to a shooting rampage through Los Angeles suburbs that killed one man and left three others wounded after a carjacking, sheriff's officials said Sunday.

Swimmer injured in shark attack at Southern California beach

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 3:02pm

A shark attacked a woman wading in the ocean with friends, tearing away part of her upper thigh off a popular Southern California beach, authorities and witnesses said Sunday.

Small quake rattles inland Southern California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 2:51pm

A small earthquake has rattled an inland area about 55 miles (87 km) east of Los Angeles.

Utah launches campaign to fight opioid abuse, overdoses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 2:23pm

Utah pharmacists will start putting red stickers on bottles of opioids that warn patients about the risk of overdose and addiction as part of a new awareness campaign to combat painkiller abuses and deaths.

Southeast Idaho man guilty in 2009 beating death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 2:13pm

A southeast Idaho man has been found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of a bouncer who was severely beaten outside a Pocatello tavern.

Locker room assault sparks effort to heal Idaho communities

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 1:52pm

Bukky Ogunrinola's mother taught her years ago to use caution in how she dressed and presented herself in public. Being a young black woman in Idaho meant living in a world where she's sometimes greeted with suspicion.

Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 12:29pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday his country may take further action against Kurdish militants in Iraq and Syria, as U.S.-backed forces in Syria closed in on the last neighborhoods of a former stronghold of the Islamic State group.

Woman accused of lying about rape to go before court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 12:04pm

A woman accused of lying about being raped by two Sacred Heart University football players in Connecticut is set to appear in court Monday.

Officers: Woman agreed to swap sex for $25, fast food

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 12:02pm

Florida authorities have charged a woman with prostitution after she agreed to perform a sex act on an undercover detective for $25 and chicken McNuggets.

As number of adoptions drops, many US agencies face strains

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:50am

For legions of Americans craving a chance to adopt children, a confluence of daunting trends makes this an especially distressing time.

Second of 2 missing Arkansas children dead, suspect held

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:33am

The second of two missing children has been found dead in western Arkansas after the bodies of his 2-year-old sister, his mother and his mother's uncle were found earlier in the week.

Pentagon: 45 civilians killed by coalition strikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:33am

Investigations conducted during the month of March reveal that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria killed 45 civilians, mostly in and around the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to a Pentagon statement released Sunday.

Utah officer injured in rollover during highway car chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:10am

Authorities say a northern Utah police officer has been injured after rolling his vehicle on Interstate 15 during a car chase.

Trump warns North Korea's missiles will get better

Foster Klug and Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:07am

President Donald Trump said after North Korea's latest failed rocket launch that communist leader Kim Jong-Un will eventually develop better missiles, and "we can't allow it to happen."

Utah AG won't file charges in woman's jail death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:05am

The Utah Attorney General's Office has determined the fatal injuries a 28-year-old woman sustained while in custody of a northern Utah jail were not the result of criminal conduct.