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The Latest: Arkansas inmate hopes to avoid being 4th killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 7:00am

The Latest on Arkansas' effort to execute a fourth inmate before its supply of a lethal injection drug expires on Sunday (all times local):

Texas House OKs 'sanctuary city' ban with tough jail penalty

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:44am

The Republican-controlled Texas House approved a strict ban on "sanctuary cities" early Thursday, empowering local law enforcement to enforce federal immigration law against anyone they detain and threatening police chiefs and sheriffs who refuse to do so with jail.

Bell tolls as police ambush killer gets death sentence

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:15am

The bell atop the Pike County Courthouse last tolled the fate of a condemned killer in the 1980s.

Ohio zoo euthanizes 29-year-old polar bear that had cancer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:45am

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio says it has euthanized a 29-year-old male polar bear after veterinarians determined he had liver cancer with limited treatment options.

South Carolina officers wound suspect who shot at them

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:40am

South Carolina state police are investigating after two Columbia police officers shot and wounded a suspect who had shot and wounded a man at a gas station.

Search is on for man accused of shooting Georgia deputy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:45am

Authorities are searching for a gunman who they say shot and wounded a sheriff's deputy in northeast Georgia.

Trump 'absolutely' considered breaking up 9th Circuit Court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:45am

President Donald Trump, still chafing over rulings blocking his travel ban early this year, says he's considered breaking up the West Coast-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ex-Congresswoman accused of living large on charity funds

Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:34am

Prosecutors in Florida have told jurors a former congresswoman financed a lavish lifestyle of Beverly Hills shopping trips and fancy parties on donations to a charity ostensibly set up to help poor children with scholarships.

Suspect barricaded in home after Delaware officer killed

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 2:31am

A man suspected of shooting and killing a Delaware state trooper outside a convenience store remained barricaded early Thursday inside his house, where he fired shots at officers as they tried to negotiate a peaceful surrender, police said.

Trump to sign order creating accountability office at VA

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 2:31am

President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order creating an accountability and whistleblower protection office at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Pentagon gets more flexibility on Iraq, Syria troops

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:54am

The White House is giving the Pentagon greater flexibility to determine the number of U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria, in another move by President Donald Trump to shift greater power to his military leaders.

Dad reveals Hawaii site where he says he dumped dead son

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:51am

The father of a Hawaii boy who went missing 20 years ago rode in a van with police and prosecutors last weekend, leading them to the site where he says he dumped his dead son's remains.

Suspected arsonist in custody after 2 fires in Trump Hotel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:00am

Officials say one person is injured and a suspect is in custody after two separate fires were discovered at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas.

Carson eyes private sector as tool to offset housing cuts

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:50pm

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said Wednesday he expects to release a policy agenda within the next few months that delivers "bang for the buck," partly by encouraging more private-sector collaboration.

Arkansas prepares to conclude aggressive execution schedule

Kelly P. Kissel and Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:35pm

Arkansas will reach the end of an aggressive execution schedule Thursday as it prepares for a fourth lethal injection in a week after initially planning twice as many over an 11-day period.

What does the word 'witness' mean in an Arkansas execution?

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:25pm

About two dozen people witness each execution in Arkansas, though the term "witness" is a misnomer. No one among the media or citizen witnesses can see as the inmate is secured to a gurney, watch as medical personnel place intravenous lines or hear what's happening as the actual execution takes place. If there's a dispute over what happened, resolution is difficult.

Stakes high for Texas voting laws with 2018 election looming

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:13pm

Three losses in federal court in barely a month over its voting laws have raised the stakes for Texas at a hearing before a three-judge panel.

Ohio man charged with kidnapping neighbor to be in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:00pm

Police say an Ohio man accused of kidnapping a neighbor and keeping her trapped in a small pit is to appear in court on a charge of kidnapping.

Amtrak to release details on Penn Station repairs, delays

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:00pm

Commuters who already have endured recent slowdowns at New York's Penn Station are about to hear about more potential delays.

The Latest: Fire company to serve as temporary shelter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:44pm

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