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Storms soak North Carolina and threaten river flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:11pm

People in North Carolina were paying attention to rising rivers on Tuesday after storms dumped several inches of rain across much of the state — the worst drenching since a damaging hurricane late last year.

Appeals court agrees to rehear Ohio lethal injection case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:10pm

A federal appeals court has agreed to re-examine Ohio's new and twice-rejected lethal injection process as the state struggles to resume executions.

Fiery, deadly wreck snarls Interstate 5 in Los Angeles

Reed Saxon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:03pm

A fiery collision Tuesday involving two big trucks and several smaller vehicles killed one person and injured nine others while triggering a massive traffic jam on Interstate 5 just north of downtown Los Angeles.

Wild monkey spotted in central Florida neighborhood

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:03pm

Wildlife officials are warning central Florida residents to stay away from wild monkeys after one was spotted in the area.

The Latest: Trump aims to ease farming regulations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:00pm

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Idaho GOP congressman faces subdued crowd in 2nd town hall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:00pm

Idaho Republican U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador faced a friendlier crowd Monday during his second town hall in Nampa.

School bus crash in Kentucky injures 14 students and driver

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:00pm

A school bus crash in southeast Kentucky has injured 15 people after the driver swerved off the road to avoid hitting a deer.

2 gang members sentenced for deaths of prosecution witnesses

Tom Foreman Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:54pm

U.S. District Court Judge Max O. Cogburn didn't mince his words in describing the 2014 shooting deaths of a South Carolina couple who had been scheduled to testify in a criminal case.

Deputies search lake for missing California boy

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:54pm

Homicide detectives and police divers were searching a lake in Santa Barbara County on Tuesday for a missing 5-year-old boy whose father was arrested after being found unconscious over the weekend at a Southern California park.

Detective: Durst's wife told neighbor of beating, threats

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:54pm

The missing wife of New York real estate heir Robert Durst once told a neighbor that her husband had beat her and she feared he would kill her, a retired detective testified Tuesday.

Official: White House names new Secret Service director

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:54pm

The White House on Tuesday named a retired Marine major general as the new director of the Secret Service. Randolph Ailes will oversee an agency that for years has been beset with a series of high-profile embarrassments.

Critics protest closing Texas fishing spot Rollover Pass

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:37pm

Some fans of fishing at the popular Rollover Pass cut in Texas have protested plans to fill the gap and build a park and pier.

No sign probes into Russia, Trump campaign will die down

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:37pm

An FBI investigation and congressional probes into the Trump campaign and contacts with Russia continue to shadow the administration, each new development a focus of White House press briefings and attention on Capitol Hill.

Lawyer: Last 'cocaine cowboy' to plead not guilty

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:27pm

A man investigators call the last of Miami's "cocaine cowboys" appeared in federal court Tuesday after 26 years as a fugitive and will plead not guilty to drug trafficking conspiracy next month, his attorney said.

US criticizes Turkey for striking Kurds in Iraq, Syria

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:26pm

The Trump administration sharply criticized Turkey on Tuesday for attacking Kurdish militants in Syria and Iraq, accusing the U.S. NATO ally of failing to coordinate the airstrikes with the American-led coalition against Islamic State militants.

Court removes obstacle to releasing wolves in New Mexico

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:26pm

A court has removed one obstacle to the federal government's plan to release more endangered wolves in New Mexico over the state's objections, but it wasn't immediately clear whether or when additional releases would occur.

Utah cancer researcher reinstated following backlash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:10pm

The CEO of the University of Utah's cancer research institute who was fired last week has been reinstated following widespread outrage over the ousting.

Panel recommends keeping moratorium on Oklahoma executions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:07pm

Oklahoma should keep executions on hold until it can reform its capital punishment system, according to the findings of a report released Tuesday from a commission that's been conducting a review of the state's use of the death penalty.

Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke US law

Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:07pm

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate federal law when he failed to seek permission or inform the U.S. government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizations after a trip there in 2015, leaders of a House oversight committee said Tuesday.

The Latest: Flynn told DIA about Russia, lawyer says

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:07pm

The Latest on the congressional probe of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election (all times local):