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Police: 3 slain in gang-related shooting at home in Savannah

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:04pm

Police said a shooting involving gang members left three people dead early Monday inside a home in Savannah, ending the longest streak in two years that the city had experienced no killings.

Woman found shot execution-style in Oregon was from Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:54pm

A woman who was found shot in the Oregon woods arrived in the United States last month from Russia and was having a relationship with the man arrested in her death, authorities said Monday.

US judge temporarily blocks 2nd Arkansas execution

Andrew Demillo and Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:54pm

A federal judge temporarily blocked Arkansas from executing a second inmate Monday night after attorneys questioned whether the first execution had gone properly.

Man who shot at car in downtown Los Angeles surrenders

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:31pm

A man suspected of shooting at a motorist in downtown Los Angeles on Monday was taken into custody after a nearly four-hour standoff with police that shut down part of the city's fashion district.

Federal judge issues temporary delay of 2nd Arkansas execution after US Supreme Court denied pending appeals

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:30pm

Federal judge issues temporary delay of 2nd Arkansas execution after US Supreme Court denied pending appeals.

Black man punched by California officer files rights lawsuit

Kristin J. Bender and Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:22pm

A black man hurled to the ground and punched repeatedly in the face by a police officer this month has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and county of Sacramento, claiming Monday he was targeted because of his race and abused in jail after his arrest.

Arkansas execution drugs intended for surgery, heart issues

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:13pm

Arkansas' execution protocol includes three drugs, two of which are used in surgery and one that benefits cardiac patients. A look at the drugs:

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Feds stumble again with split verdict in Bundy standoff case

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:13pm

Government prosecutors stumbled again Monday in a bid to gain convictions of armed protesters in a case arising from skirmishes in a decades-old battle over control of public lands in the western United States.

German chancellor honored by US Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:10pm

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has received the 2017 Elie Wiesel Award, the highest honor from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Report: 1 person dead, 1 injured in Connecticut plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:04pm

A small airplane has crashed near an airport in Connecticut, killing one person and injuring another.

Utah woman drowns while trying to rescue dogs from creek

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:04pm

What began as a Sunday evening walk in a Salt Lake City park turned tragic when a woman drowned while trying to save her two dogs after they jumped into the fast-moving, icy waters of a creek, police said.

15 indicted in eagle trafficking case; more charges expected

James Nord, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:43pm

Federal officials in South Dakota said Monday that 15 people have been indicted for illegally trafficking eagles and other migratory birds after a two-year undercover operation potentially involving hundreds of birds.

In call to Trump, Chinese leader urges restraint over NKorea

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:32pm

As the world braces for a possible North Korean nuclear test, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday urged restraint in a call to President Donald Trump. America's U.N. envoy warned of a strike if Pyongyang attacks a U.S. military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Arkansas executes Jack Jones by lethal injection, the first of what would be the only double-execution in US since 2000

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:30pm

Arkansas executes Jack Jones by lethal injection, the first of what would be the only double-execution in US since 2000.

State Department removes promotion of Trump's Mar-a-Lago

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:22pm

The U.S. State Department has removed its promotional posting about President Donald Trump's Florida resort, after a storm of ethics criticism Monday.

4 teens killed, 1 injured in Georgia crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:03pm

Police in Georgia say four teenage boys died and a teenage girl was injured when their SUV collided with a tractor-trailer.

Maryland police identify driver involved in shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:50pm

Police have identified a man accused of driving a stolen car toward a police officer in suburban Baltimore, leading to a shooting by the officer.

New Orleans takes down white supremacist monument

Jesse J. Holland and Gerald Herbert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:49pm

A monument to a deadly white-supremacist uprising in 1874 was removed under cover of darkness by workers in masks and bulletproof vests Monday as New Orleans joined the movement to take down symbols of the Confederacy and the Jim Crow South.

Cops: Grand jury to review cop's fatal shooting of armed man

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:45pm

Authorities say the investigation into the fatal police shooting of a man who allegedly confronted an officer with a large knife will be presented to an Ohio grand jury to determine whether to charge the officer.

Utah sheriff resigns amid inmate mistreatment investigation

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:44pm

The sheriff of a remote Utah county under investigation for allegations of inmate mistreatment in its jail quietly resigned over the weekend, and officials made his departure public on Monday.