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Hanging at St. Louis lockup went undiscovered for hours

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:43am

The body of an inmate who hanged himself at a St. Louis halfway house remained undiscovered for hours while corrections employees streamed movies and skipped security checks, records show.

Idaho man acquitted

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:43am

An Idaho man has been found not guilty after being accused of shooting a man twice with intent to kill him.

Idaho GOP congressman faces subdued crowd in 2nd town hall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:34am

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

Audit: Ferguson courts 'in disarray' after police killing

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:32am

An audit launched in the wake of unrest following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson found the city's court system "in disarray" and disorganized, according to a report released Wednesday by the Missouri state auditor.

Mountain lion spotted inside Riverton city limits

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:32am

Police officers in the central Wyoming city of Riverton chased off a mountain lion that had made its way into a city park.

High numbers of humpback whales dying off Atlantic coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:30am

Federal officials say humpback whales have been dying in unusually large numbers along the Atlantic Coast.

US colleges confront a new era of sometimes-violent protest

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:12am

Fearing a return to violent protests that roiled campuses in the 1970s, colleges and universities are re-examining how to protect free speech while keeping students and employees safe in a time of political polarization.

Maryland parents being investigated over YouTube channel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:12am

Authorities in Maryland are trying to determine whether a couple who posted controversial videos of themselves and their five children had broken the law.

Prosecutors: Inmates distributed child porn inside prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:10am

Prosecutors say five inmates serving sentences for child pornography used contraband cellphones and removable storage cards to share child pornography inside the prison.

Family sees video of police shooting, still has questions

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:05am

The family of a man shot 19 times by police in South Carolina watched a video of his killing and were left with almost as many questions as answers, their attorney said Wednesday.

Jury deliberating in eye doctor's $105M Medicare fraud case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:05am

A jury has begun deliberations in the Medicare fraud trial of a prominent Florida eye doctor who is accused separately of bribing a U.S. senator.

All in the Family: Trump mixes family, governing, business

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:00am

Not since John F. Kennedy appointed his brother Bobby to be attorney general and his brother-in-law as director of the Peace Corps has a president leaned so heavily on his family. Even Donald Trump's 5-year-old granddaughter Arabella has pitched in.

Eastern Idaho caregiver charged with Medicaid fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:50am

An eastern Idaho woman accused of forging billable hours to a health program without providing care to a patient is facing multiple counts of Medicaid fraud.

2 hurt in ship explosion in Atlantic Ocean flown to Azores

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:30am

Authorities say two crew members injured in an explosion aboard a ship in the Atlantic Ocean have been flown to Portugal's Azores Islands.

Officer charged with punching casino bathroom attendant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:30am

A Rhode Island police officer charged with punching a 73-year-old casino bathroom attendant because "the water was too cold" is seeking to avoid prison.

Former congresswoman's fraud trial opening in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:20am

Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown is accused of using a charity as a personal slush fund in a federal fraud and conspiracy trial opening in Jacksonville. She has denied the charges.

APNewsBreak: Boston police make little progress on race gap

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:04am

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.

Man accused of rape amid electronic monitoring pleads guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:04am

A suburban Cincinnati man accused of having a 14-year-old girl brought to his home by taxi while he was on electronic monitoring, holding her captive for months and raping her has pleaded guilty to charges in county court as his federal case is pending.

FDA: Avoid fake 'miracle' cancer treatments sold on internet

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:00am

U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat, diagnose or prevent cancer.