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Police to use DNA to identify man found encased in concrete

Margaret Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:02pm

The mother of a missing central Missouri man will be asked to provide DNA to allow authorities to determine if a body found in a crate encased in concrete in a dumpster is that of her son, who lived in a home for the developmentally disabled before he disappeared.

Ivanka Trump talks about allowing Syrian refugees into US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:02pm

Ivanka Trump says letting Syrian refugees into the United States "has to be part of the discussion" on how to deal with people fleeing conflict in the war-torn country.

N Carolina lawmakers halfway to veto override on court size

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:00pm

North Carolina's House has voted to override Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of legislation that reduces the number of judges on the state Court of Appeals.

US colleges confront a new era of sometimes-violent protest

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:50pm

Fearing a return to violent protests that roiled campuses in the 1970s, colleges and universities are re-examining how to protect free speech while keeping students and employees safe in a time of political polarization.

The Latest: Police converge on gunman after trooper shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:50pm

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

Border Patrol names Carla Provost acting chief

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:40pm

The U.S. Border Patrol has a new acting chief as the Trump administration pursues plans for a wall on the border with Mexico and hiring 5,000 agents.

Freedom Caucus backs health care proposal but obstacles remain

Lauren Fox, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:38pm

The conservative House Freedom Caucus said Wednesday it is supporting a plan aimed at bridging the internal Republican Party divide between moderates and conservatives on health care reform.

Those caught up in 1992 LA riot reflect on causes, changes

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:35pm

Dee Young remembers April 29, 1992, the way most Americans of a certain age recall Sept. 11 — it's indelibly etched in his memory as the day his world and that of thousands of others changed forever.

Arkansas judge pulled from death penalty cases seeks probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:35pm

An Arkansas judge who blocked the state's executions the same day he participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration is asking two state panels to investigate the attorney general's office and the state Supreme Court for his removal from considering any capital punishment cases.

The Latest: No charges for officers who shot man 19 times

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:35pm

The Latest on a prosecutor not charging officers in a South Carolina police shooting (all times local):

Coulter says Berkeley speech is "canceled' but implies visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:30pm

Ann Coulter said in an email Wednesday that her speaking event planned for this week at the University of California, Berkeley is "canceled" but implied she might still travel to the city or campus anyway.

Police: Captive woman found crying in pit in neighbor's shed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:29pm

A man with mental health problems kidnapped a neighbor and kept her trapped in a small grave-like pit in his backyard shed, where her cries for help alerted other people living nearby and led to her rescue, police said.

Woman on Texas death row loses appeal

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:27pm

Texas' highest criminal court Wednesday refused an appeal from an East Texas woman on death row for the slaying seven years ago of her developmentally disabled baby sitter.

15-year sentence for shooter at Black Lives Matter protest

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:27pm

A Minnesota man convicted in the shootings of five black men who were demonstrating against the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison.

Suspended Alabama chief justice Moore running for US Senate

Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:26pm

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice and gay marriage opponent Roy Moore announced Wednesday he is running for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The Latest: Texas inmate in murder plot loses appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:26pm

The Latest on Texas Execution-Appeals (all times local):

Justices seem to favor limits on revoking US citizenship

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:14pm

The Supreme Court seemed ready Wednesday to impose limits on when the government can strip an immigrant of U.S. citizenship for lying during the naturalization process.

The Latest: Arkansas court rejects inmate's stay requests

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:14pm

The Latest on Arkansas' plan to execute several inmates before the end of April (all times local):

Georgia sets execution for man convicted of killing doctor

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:10pm

A Georgia death-row inmate convicted of killing a 73-year-old doctor is set for execution next month.

Blood test offers hope for better lung cancer treatment

Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:08pm

Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages.