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Condemned men seek appeals even after decades behind bars

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:17am

Last-ditch court appeals could block the executions of two Arkansas inmates who are scheduled to be put to death Monday after spending more than two decades behind bars. What's left to appeal after so many years? A look at some issues that can stop a lethal injection at the last minute.

Millions of spoiled onions disposed of in Idaho, Oregon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:17am

An estimated 100 million pounds of spoiled onions have been disposed of in Idaho and Oregon following a winter of unprecedented snowfall.

Justices turn away appeal from Houston man shot by police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:17am

The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from a Houston man who was shot in the back by a police officer during a traffic stop for suspected drunken driving.

Investigators sift through wreckage after fire that killed 5

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:08am

Fire marshals sifted through charred wreckage and worked through the night to try to determine what sparked a fast-moving house fire that killed five people, including two boys and two teenage girls, but don't believe the blaze spread from a car found burned out in the driveway, officials said Monday.

Judges refuses competency hearing for police ambush killer

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:08am

A judge on Monday denied a request for an emergency competency hearing after a survivalist who ambushing two Pennsylvania State Police troopers refused to communicate with his lawyers.

The Latest: Court rejects stay for 1 of 2 Arkansas inmates

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:08am

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

APNewsBreak: 4 inmates overdose in 2 days at Ohio prison

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:00am

Four inmates overdosed in two days at the same Ohio prison earlier this year, requiring the use of CPR and doses of an anti-overdose drug as guards scrambled to revive the men, according to state prison records.

Dallas police responding to possible active shooter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:00am

Dallas police say officers are responding to a possible active shooter situation at an office building in the north of the city.

Forestry official: National refuge fire could burn 6 months

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:58am

Officials say a wildfire that has scorched more than 70 square miles (180 sq. kilometers) near the Georgia-Florida state line may keep burning for the next six months.

California beauty pageant winner pleads guilty to child porn

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:50am

A former winner of California's Mrs. Orange County beauty pageant has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography and lewd acts with a child.

The Latest: Fire that killed 5 likely didn't spread from car

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:46am

The Latest on a house fire that killed five people in New York (all times local):

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Haley warns NKorea about attacking US base or testing ICBM

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:34am

The United States could strike North Korea if it attacks a U.S. military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile, President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador said Monday.

Pilot killed in crash of replica WWI-era plane in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:30am

A Los Angeles man has been identified as the pilot of a replica World War I-era biplane that crashed in a field on California's central coast

Protest planned following Utah researcher's firing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:20am

Demonstrators are expected to gather to protest the firing of the chief executive officer at the cancer institute at the University of Utah.

Man punched repeatedly by Sacramento officer files lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:20am

A lawyer for a Sacramento man hurled to the ground and punched repeatedly in the face by a police officer has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and county of Sacramento.

California police search for 5-year-old boy; father arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:16am

Authorities in Southern California searched Monday for a missing 5-year-old boy whose father was arrested after being found passed out at a park.

The Latest: Group decries the way statues are being removed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:10am

The Latest on removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans. (all times local):

Idaho man pleads not guilty to running over neighbor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:53am

A southwest Idaho man authorities say ran over and seriously injured a neighbor who helped get his vehicle out of the snow has pleaded not guilty to leaving the scene of an accident.

Miami passport office closed because of water damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:40am

Travelers seeking a last-minute passport out of South Florida are out of luck.

Man gets 40 months in prison for Cheyenne robbery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:34am

A 43-year-old man has been sentenced in U.S. District Court of Wyoming to 40 months in prison for robbing a credit union in Cheyenne last year.