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Delaware trooper fatally shot outside convenience store

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:03pm

A man shot and killed a Delaware state trooper outside a convenience store Wednesday and later barricaded himself inside his house, where he continued to fire shots at officers, police said.

A look at prominent figures in 1992 riot, where they are now

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:03pm

Some of the key players have died. Others have gone on quietly with their lives in the 25 years since a jury acquitted four white police officers in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King.

Coulter's Berkeley speech canceled, police prep for violence

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:00pm

Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she was forced to cancel her speaking event Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley amid concerns of violence, calling it "a dark day for free speech in America."

No verdict yet in eye doctor's $105M Medicare fraud case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:00pm

A jury has failed to reach a verdict on the first day of deliberations in the Medicare fraud trial of a prominent Florida eye doctor who is accused separately of bribing a U.S. senator.

The Latest: Berkeley police plan high visibility Thursday

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:00pm

The Latest on Ann Coulter's appearance at UC Berkeley (all times local):

Tennessee lawmakers unwittingly vote to honor Klan leader

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:53pm

Members of the Tennessee House of Representatives thought they had defeated a resolution to honor Nathan Bedford Forrest. Days later, the chamber unwittingly passed another resolution touting the achievements of the Confederate general and early leader of the Ku Klux Klan.

Judge bars Chinese billionaire's post-arrest statements

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:53pm

Prosecutors cannot use post-arrest statements a Chinese billionaire made to the FBI at his Manhattan trial on charges stemming from a United Nations bribery scandal, a judge ruled Wednesday.

White man gets 15 years for shooting 5 black men at protest

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:53pm

A white Minnesota man who was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison Wednesday for shooting and wounding five black protesters said he'll live with the consequences of his actions for the rest of his life, but stopped short of apologizing.

Witnesses reflect on LA's Rodney King riot 25 years later

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:53pm

Dee Young remembers April 29, 1992, the way most Americans of a certain age recall Sept. 11 — it's indelibly etched in his memory as the day his world and that of thousands of others changed forever.

Black suspect in racially motivated Fresno rampage charged with 3 counts of first-degree murder in deaths of white men

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:50pm

Black suspect in racially motivated Fresno rampage charged with 3 counts of first-degree murder in deaths of white men.

N Carolina lawmakers halfway to veto override on court size

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:42pm

North Carolina's House on Wednesday seized the initiative in a monthslong effort to weaken Gov. Roy Cooper, overriding his veto of a Republican bill that would reduce the number of judges on the state Court of Appeals.

Russian with HIV seeking US asylum is detained in Florida

Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:37pm

Immigration authorities detained a gay Russian man infected with HIV who was seeking U.S. asylum in California, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

Wisconsin Gov. Walker: Won't remove sheriff over jail death

Cara Lombardo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:37pm

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that he won't remove Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke from office over the death of an inmate who was denied water for seven days.

Dem Senator accuses EPA chief Pruitt of violating ethics law

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:37pm

A Senate Democrat is accusing the head of the Environmental Protection Agency of violating federal law by agreeing to headline a state GOP fundraiser.

Carson eyes private sector as tool to offset housing cuts

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:37pm

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said Wednesday he expects to release a policy agenda within the next few months that delivers "bang for the buck," partly by encouraging more private-sector collaboration.

What does the word 'witness' mean in an Arkansas execution?

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:37pm

About two dozen people witness each execution in Arkansas, though the term "witness" is a misnomer. No one among the media or citizen witnesses can see as the inmate is secured to a gurney, watch as medical personnel place intravenous lines or hear what's happening as the actual execution takes place. If there's a dispute over what happened, resolution is difficult.

Family buy plane tickets for condemned inmate's daughter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:29pm

Family members of a man whose death was caused by Arkansas condemned killer Kenneth Williams said they've forgiven him — and bought plane tickets so the condemned man's daughter and granddaughter could visit before his scheduled execution Thursday.

Activists: Mexican who sought refuge in US church detained

P. Soloman Banda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:27pm

A Mexican man who once sought sanctuary from deportation in a Colorado church was detained by federal immigration agents Wednesday morning as he went to a warehouse to get tile to install on a job, his wife said Wednesday.

Ex-US Rep. Rick Renzi of Arizona loses yet another appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:27pm

A federal appeals court has denied the latest request from former U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi for a new trial on corruption charges.

Man whose body was in concrete may have been missing months

Margaret Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:27pm

A Missouri man whose body authorities believe is the one found in a crate encased in concrete in a dumpster might have been missing for months before the group home where he lived reported that he was gone, a sheriff said Wednesday.