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APNewsBreak: Witness says he lied about casino gang killing

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:37am

The star witness who helped convict the triggerman who killed a high-ranking Hells Angels' boss at a Nevada casino in 2011 says he was lying when he testified that the shooting was an assassination plot orchestrated by a rival motorcycle gang, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Crosswalk where Utah teen fatally struck to get new signal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:35am

A new crossing walk signal is going up where a Utah teen was struck by two cars, one of which pinned him to the ground, before he died of his injuries.

US admiral says N. Korea crisis is at worst point he's seen

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:35am

The senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific said Thursday that the crisis with North Korea is at the worst point he's ever seen, but he declined to compare the situation to the Cuban missile crisis decades ago.

Man removed from flight for using bathroom before takeoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:35am

A Wisconsin man was removed from a Delta Air Lines flight after using the bathroom against crew instructions shortly before takeoff.


Death of giant rabbit adds to United Airlines' woes

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:34am

United Airlines is reviewing its handling of a giant showcase rabbit that died after being shipped across the Atlantic from Britain on one of its flights, the latest in a growing list of customer complaints.

Police: Trooper slaying suspect shot dead after standoff

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:25am

A man suspected of fatally shooting a Delaware state trooper was shot and killed by officers after a 20-hour standoff at his home, state police said Thursday.

2 US troops killed, 1 injured in eastern Afghanistan

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:25am

Two American service members were killed and another received a minor injury during a ground assault against Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan Wednesday, according to the U.S. military.

Delays predicted amid Amtrak's accelerated Penn Station work

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:25am

Rail travelers who have endured major disruptions recently at the nation's busiest rail station are likely to see more delays this summer, because New York's Penn Station is in dire need of repair work, Amtrak officials said Thursday.

8 more Jamaican lottery scam suspects appear in US court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:20am

Eight more people have been extradited from Jamaica to face charges in the U.S. in what authorities say is a multimillion-dollar lottery scam that victimized dozens of Americans.

APNewsBreak: Lincoln Hills psychologist dismissed

Cara Lombardo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:14am

A top psychologist at Wisconsin's troubled youth prison was fired for allegedly ignoring the requests of dozens of inmates who asked for help, according to his termination letter from the Department of Corrections. He appealed the firing and the two sides agreed last week to characterize his departure as a resignation.

Worker killed in accident at Pennsylvania swimming pool firm

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:10am

A new employee at a Pennsylvania swimming pool manufacturing company has been killed after he was trapped under a 1,200-pound mold.

Prosecutors say Ohio man planned to join Islamic State group

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:08am

Federal prosecutors are accusing a Jordanian citizen living in Ohio of attempting to travel to Syria and fight with the Islamic State group against the Syrian leadership.

The Latest: Arkansas inmate says Monday execution was flawed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:00am

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

Former WSU student sentenced to 12 years for drugs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:57am

A former Washington State University student has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for possessing heroin and methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

Family sues after man kills himself outside mental hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:57am

The family of a man who hanged himself outside a Delaware psychiatric hospital says in a lawsuit that the hospital had turned him away one day earlier.

Man gets life in prison for Indianapolis officer's killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:39am

A man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting an Indianapolis police officer has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Arkansas prepares to wrap up aggressive execution schedule

Kelly P. Kissel and Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:37am

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

Flynn was warned not to accept foreign government payments

Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:37am

President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was warned by authorities when he retired from the military in 2014 not to take foreign government-sourced money without "advance approval" from the Pentagon, according to documents released Thursday by the ranking Democrat on a House oversight committee.

Wenk: Yellowstone is addressing sexual harassment report

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:37am

The superintendent of Yellowstone National Park says the park is acting to address a report that found evidence of sexual harassment within the park's maintenance division.

Florida Senate apologizes for 68-year-old racial injustice

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:37am

The Florida Senate has formally apologized to the families of four black men accused of raping a white teenager nearly seven decades ago in a case now seen as racial injustice.