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Woman used meth, didn't seek care for unconscious girl

Amy Beth Hanson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 11:36am

A northeastern Montana woman abused a 13-month-old girl in her care, used methamphetamine while the child was unconscious and, when she stopped breathing, put her body in a duffel bag and threw the bag in a trash can before going home to sleep, federal prosecutors said.

2 charged in death of Michigan man missing for year

Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 11:36am

Two people are charged in the slaying and mutilation of an acquaintance who went missing last year but whose body parts were found just this week in a shallow grave and a vacant field north of Detroit, authorities announced Friday.

Guns at the gun convention? Not with the president there

Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 11:36am

For the excited NRA faithful, one aspect of seeing President Donald Trump open their annual meeting was a bit of a downer: No guns allowed.

Noise, traffic, fishing access among impacts of coal project

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 11:36am

A new environmental study says a coal-export terminal proposed in southwest Washington would have major impacts on local communities, access to tribal fishing sites and rail safety.

Last man sentenced in southeastern jewelry store heists

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 11:24am

The final person associated with a multi-state jewelry store heist scheme is going to prison.

Student injured in machete attack at university coffee shop

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 11:20am

A witness says a man asked about the political affiliations of people at a university coffee shop before a machete attack that injured a student in central Kentucky.

The Latest: Florida boy among 5 students hit by car has died

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 11:20am

The Latest on a school bus stop crash in Florida (all times local):

Trump names anti-abortion leader to high post at HHS

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 11:14am

The White House says President Donald Trump is appointing the former president of a leading anti-abortion organization to a senior position at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Eagle 'chop shop' case offers window into trafficking trade

James Nord and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 11:14am

A two-year undercover operation that led to indictments against 15 people for illegally trafficking eagles and other migratory birds offers a rare window into the black market for eagle carcasses, feathers, parts and handicrafts, including one alleged dealer who called himself the "best feather man in the Midwest."

Arkansas governor dismisses calls for full execution probe

Kelly P. Kissel and Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 11:14am

The Arkansas governor said Friday that he sees no reason for anything beyond a routine review of procedures after a condemned inmate lurched and convulsed 20 times during a lethal injection.

No charges for guards involved in hospital patient's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:50am

A prosecutor says no charges will be filed against guards involved in a scuffle that resulted in the death of a man at a South Carolina hospital.

Friend of convicted church shooter begins serving sentence

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:35am

A friend with whom convicted church shooter Dylann Roof shared his plans to massacre South Carolina churchgoers has begun serving more than two years in prison for lying to federal authorities.

The Latest: Governor plans routine review of execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:35am

The Latest on the final execution in Arkansas before the state's supply of a lethal injection drug expires at the end of the month (all times local):

Friendly fire may have killed 2 Army Rangers in Afghanistan

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:35am

The Pentagon says the two Army Rangers killed during a raid on an Islamic State compound in Afghanistan may have died as a result of friendly fire.

Court upholds ruling dismissing Idaho from school fees suit

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:35am

The Idaho Supreme Court says the state can't be named as a defendant in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the fees many public schools charge for classes.

Car hits 5 Florida students after they got off school bus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:07am

Sheriff's officials say they've arrested a former Mississippi law enforcement officer driver accused of fleeing after hitting five children when they got off a school bus in central Florida.

Police: Time-consuming haircut prompts woman to pull gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:06am

Police in Cleveland are trying to identify a woman they say pulled a gun on a barber because he was taking too long to cut her 7-year-old son's hair.

Indianapolis man pleads guilty to killing 3 in 4-day span

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:06am

An Indianapolis man has pleaded guilty to killing three people over four days last spring in attacks that authorities say he justified by citing the horror movie, "The Purge."

Self-described psychic sentenced to 8 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 9:43am

A self-described psychic who scammed more than $1 million in cash and valuables from a dozen people she promised to protect from "dark forces" has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Street gang MS-13 grips Long Island suburbs in violence

Claudia Torrens, Frank Eltman and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 9:34am

Late at night, when helicopters thrum overhead and spotlights beam down onto lawns, many people here know exactly what's going on.