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The Latest: Arkansas carries out execution, prepares for 2nd

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

The Latest on Arkansas' attempt to carry out the nation's first double execution since 2000 (all times local):

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.

Woman found shot execution-style in Oregon was from Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:22pm

Authorities say a Russian woman found shot in the Oregon woods arrived in the U.S. last month and was having a relationship with the man arrested in her death.

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.

Police: small plane crashed near Connecticut airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:00pm

A small airplane has crashed near an airport in Connecticut.

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.

Supreme Court clears way for 1st of 2 Arkansas executions

Andrew Demillo and Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:45pm

Arkansas was proceeding with plans to conduct the nation's first double execution in more than 16 years after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the first to move forward, turning back the inmate's claims that his poor health could cause excruciating pain during the lethal injection.

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.

Holocaust records project launched at FDR Library and Museum

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:43pm

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum has launched an effort to find "unique but dispersed" Holocaust documents and other related material included in the institution's vast archives.

Black man punched by California officer files rights lawsuit

Kristin J. Bender and Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:33pm

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.

Drowning victim was university student from Nepal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:33pm

Authorities say the young man who drowned in a South Dakota state park over the weekend was a student from Nepal attending a university in Minnesota.

Federal officials charge 15 for eagle trafficking

James Nord, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:23pm

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.

The U.S. Supreme Court is refusing to block the first of two scheduled Arkansas lethal injections in one night

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:23pm

The U.S. Supreme Court is refusing to block the first of two scheduled Arkansas lethal injections in one night.

Artifacts preserve Holocaust stories for future generations

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:12pm

The small wicker doll chair was a modest toy, but it meant the world to Louise Lawrence-Israels. A gift for her second birthday, it was the only toy she possessed during the approximately three years she spent hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam, just five blocks from the house where Anne Frank wrote in her diary.

Ivanka Trump heads to Berlin for women's conference

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:12pm

Ivanka Trump's advocacy for women and girls will take her to a women's conference in Berlin Tuesday, in an international outing she hopes will build global support for investment in women's economic empowerment programs.

Couple charged in shooting outside Seattle right-wing event

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:10pm

Prosecutors on Monday charged a couple in connection with a shooting during a demonstration over the appearance of a right-wing speaker at the University of Washington in January. Lawyers for the two said they acted in self-defense.

Search suspended for missing kayaker in Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:03pm

Officials in south-central Wyoming have suspended their search for a 25-year-old man who is missing and presumed drowned after a kayaking accident.