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Doctor, wife in genital mutilation case seek jail release

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:10am

A Detroit-area doctor and his wife accused in a female genital mutilation case are returning to court to find out if they can be released from jail.

2 sharks tracked in South Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:10am

Two sharks have been tracked close to South Carolina's Myrtle Beach.

Democratic senators seek assurances from Trump pick for FDA

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:40am

A group of U.S. senators led by Elizabeth Warren is pushing President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration for more information on how he plans to staff the agency.

Arizona man convicted of killing best friend, woman, 4 kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:22am

An Arizona prisoner was convicted Tuesday of the gruesome killings of his best friend, the man's girlfriend and her four young children 12 years ago in what prosecutors called a crime motivated by money.

Air Force launches unarmed missile in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:20am

An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile has been launched from a U.S. Air Force Base in California on a flight to a target in the Pacific Ocean.

Ben Carson brings HUD listening tour to urban, rural Ohio

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:12am

Columbus is the fourth stop on Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson's national listening tour.

Trump wants a review of national monuments

Jill Colvin and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:12am

President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of tens of millions of acres of land as "national monuments," an action that could upend protections put in place in Utah and other states as Trump tries to rack up accomplishments in his first 100 days.

Homeland Security formally opening immigrant crime office

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:10am

The Homeland Security Department is set to launch an office for American victims of immigrant crime.

Plenty of presidencies have been family affairs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:03am

Donald Trump is far from the first president to enlist his children and in-laws in the work of the White House. Look back through history, and it turns out that plenty of presidencies have been a family affair.

Court documents: Mother had abused teen in kidnapping case

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:54am

A 15-year-old Tennessee girl who authorities say was kidnapped by her teacher had endured months of abuse at the hands of her mother, according to court documents, making her particularly vulnerable to an adult predator.

Leading GOP moderate opposes plan to move House health bill

Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:34am

Leading House conservatives are saying good things about a plan to revive the GOP health care bill. But an influential GOP House moderate is opposing the proposal, leaving party leaders to assess whether the idea could help one of President Donald Trump's premier but most problematic priorities spring back to life.

Lawmakers: Former Trump aide Flynn may have broken US law

Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:34am

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 say.

Witness: Durst victim said he may kill her years earlier

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:33am

A friend of Susan Berman testified that Berman tapped New York real estate heir Robert Durst as her potential killer years before she was executed in her home.

California dad of missing 5-year-old boy released from jail

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:24am

A missing 5-year-old boy's father has been released from jail in an unexpected twist that only deepens the mystery behind the boy's disappearance.

New issue in executions: Should the death chamber be silent?

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:23am

The nation's first double execution in more than 16 years raised a new issue involving transparency and the death penalty: Should witnesses be allowed to hear what goes on in the death chamber?

Contrasting accounts of Arkansas execution from witnesses

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:21am

As a condemned killer lay on a gurney awaiting lethal injection in Arkansas' death chamber, a federal judge had to decide whether there was sufficient evidence that an inmate executed earlier that evening showed signs that he was suffering while he was put to death.

Arkansas executions raise questions again about sedative

Jill Bleed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:21am

Arkansas has executed three inmates in the past week using a sedative that's been the subject of multiple court challenges since it was first used by Florida in 2013. A look at midazolam and its role in U.S. executions:

Fiery, deadly wreck snarls Interstate 5 in Los Angeles

Reed Saxon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:41pm

A fiery collision Tuesday involving two big trucks and several smaller vehicles killed one person and injured 10 others while triggering a massive traffic jam on Interstate 5 in Los Angeles.

APNewsBreak: Little change on race in Boston police stops

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:21pm

The rate at which minorities are subjected to stops, searches and frisks by police doesn't appear to be improving in Boston in the year since the department claimed it was narrowing racial disparities in their tactics.

Jury to begin weighing sentence for police ambush killer

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:52pm

A jury is expected to begin weighing the sentence for a gunman who targeted Pennsylvania state troopers at their barracks, killing one and leaving a second with devastating injuries.