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Man gets life in prison for Indianapolis officer's killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:55am

A man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting an Indianapolis police officer was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Thursday following emotional testimony from the officer's widow and mother.

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Pentagon probes former Trump aide Flynn's foreign payments

Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:52am

The investigations into President Donald Trump's ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn intensified Thursday as the Pentagon's watchdog joined lawmakers in scrutinizing the legality of payments he accepted from foreign sources including a Russian state-sponsored television network.

In VR land rush, creators unlock an 'empathy engine'

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:45am

On a plain, overcast day in Poland, Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter walks toward the Nazi concentration camp Majdanek.

Idaho man sentenced for hate crime in gay man's killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:45am

An Idaho man who pleaded guilty to a hate crime for his role in the death of a gay man has been sentenced to 28 years in prison.

Superintendent: Yellowstone addressing harassment report

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:27am

Yellowstone National Park managers are asking employees to help change the workplace culture after a report found evidence of sexual harassment within the park's maintenance division, superintendent Dan Wenk said.

Police union wants city to reject anti-profiling measure

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:26am

The police union in Rhode Island's largest city is asking political leaders to reject a sweeping new ordinance that would ban discriminatory profiling by police, limit use of a gang database and establish other strict controls.

The Latest: Victim's family hopes to stop Arkansas execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:26am

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

Condemned police ambush killer back in court for sentence

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:17am

A gunman condemned to die for a 2014 sniper attack that killed a Pennsylvania trooper and injured a second arrived at the courthouse Thursday for his formal sentencing, one of his last stops before heading to the state's crowded death row.

8 more Jamaican lottery scam suspects appear in US court

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:14am

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. Some questions and answers about the case that began nearly six years ago with a phone call to an elderly widow in a small North Dakota town:

APNewsBreak: Witness says he lied about casino gang killing

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:14am

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.

Florida Senate apologizes for 68-year-old racial injustice

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:14am

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

Posh public bathroom pops up in NYC with fresh flowers, art

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:14am

In a park amid New York City skyscrapers, a gem has emerged: a posh public bathroom that cost nearly $300,000.

Judge lets Nebraska beer stores near reservation stay open

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:04am

A judge on Thursday overturned a decision that had barred four Nebraska stores from selling beer next to an officially dry American Indian reservation in South Dakota that struggles with alcohol-related problems.

Trump, Argentine President Macri hold White House talks

Darlene Superville and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:03am

President Donald Trump welcomed Argentine President Mauricio to the White House for talks on Thursday and said they'll end up being "great friends, better than ever before."

Resolution honoring Klan leader denounced as 'underhanded'

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:03am

Lawmakers in Tennessee say they were tricked into voting for a resolution honoring a Confederate general, slave trader and early Ku Klux Klan leader, and they're denouncing it.

Cause of blaze that killed 6 children remains undetermined

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:00am

Baltimore fire officials say the cause of a January blaze that killed six children remains undetermined.

Florida governor: Actions are legal in fight with prosecutor

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:00am

A prosecutor is wrong in arguing that Florida's governor violated the state constitution when he took away almost two dozen cases from her office after she announced she'd no longer seek the death penalty, Gov. Rick Scott and Florida's Attorney General argued in court documents filed Thursday.

APNewsBreak: Lincoln Hills psychologist dismissed

Cara Lombardo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:52am

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.

Arkansas prepares to wrap up aggressive execution schedule

Kelly P. Kissel and Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:52am

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.

Man charged with keeping neighbor in pit is held on $1M bond

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:50am

An Ohio man accused of kidnapping a neighbor and keeping her trapped in a small pit has been ordered held on $1 million bond.