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Trooper ambush killer sentenced to death in Pennsylvania

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:51am

The bell atop the Pike County Courthouse last tolled the fate of a condemned killer in the 1980s.

Suspected arsonist in custody after 2 fires in Trump Hotel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:00am

Officials say one person is injured and a suspect is in custody after two separate fires were discovered at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas.

Carson eyes private sector as tool to offset housing cuts

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:50pm

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.

Arkansas prepares to conclude aggressive execution schedule

Kelly P. Kissel and Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:35pm

Arkansas will reach the end of an aggressive execution schedule Thursday as it prepares for a fourth lethal injection in a week after initially planning twice as many over an 11-day period.

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

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:25pm

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.

Stakes high for Texas voting laws with 2018 election looming

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:13pm

Three losses in federal court in barely a month over its voting laws have raised the stakes for Texas at a hearing before a three-judge panel.

Ohio man charged with kidnapping neighbor to be in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:00pm

Police say an Ohio man accused of kidnapping a neighbor and keeping her trapped in a small pit is to appear in court on a charge of kidnapping.

Amtrak to release details on Penn Station repairs, delays

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:00pm

Commuters who already have endured recent slowdowns at New York's Penn Station are about to hear about more potential delays.

The Latest: Fire company to serve as temporary shelter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:44pm

The Latest on the shooting of a Delaware state trooper (all times local):

Police: Woman, 86, beat to death in random California attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:50pm

Police say a man beat an 86-year-old woman to death in an apparently random attack as she walked around a high school track in Northern California.

Dispute over health payments defused, spending bill on track

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:42pm

The White House and congressional Democrats on Wednesday defused a tense standoff over payments for the working poor under the health care law, keeping a massive government spending bill on track just days ahead of a shutdown deadline.

Trump gives Pentagon more flexibility on Iraq, Syria troops

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:33pm

The White House is giving the Pentagon greater flexibility to determine the number of U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria, in another move by President Donald Trump to shift greater power to his military leaders.

In another jab at Cooper, N Carolina lawmakers override veto

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:25pm

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

Trump rolls out executive order reviewing federal education rules

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:14pm

Gov. Gary Herbert spent a busy day in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, attending two executive order signing ceremonies by President Donald Trump. Aside from a monuments review, Herbert attended the signing of an executive order on education.

Delaware trooper fatally shot outside convenience store

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:13pm

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.

Jury sentences ambush killer to death in Pennsylvania

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:13pm

A bell tolled the fate of a gunman after a jury on Wednesday condemned him to die for shooting two Pennsylvania troopers at their barracks in a late-night ambush, killing one and leaving a second with devastating injuries.

The Latest: Jury gives death penalty to ambush killer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:54pm

The Latest on the trial of a survivalist who ambushed two troopers at a state police barracks, killing one (all times local):

Texas poised to pass 'sanctuary city' ban with jail penalty

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:42pm

Texas Republicans were poised Wednesday to take a big step toward banning "sanctuary cities" in their state, debating a bill through which police chiefs and sheriffs could even be jailed for not cooperating fully with federal immigration authorities.

Sniper who targeted Pennsylvania state troopers at their barracks, killing 1 and wounding 1, is sentenced to death

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

Sniper who targeted Pennsylvania state troopers at their barracks, killing 1 and wounding 1, is sentenced to death.

Here's what could be next for Trump's sanctuary cities order

Sudhin Thanawala and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:02pm

President Donald Trump is lashing out at a judge's ruling blocking his attempt to strip funds from "sanctuary cities" that don't cooperate with U.S. immigration authorities, calling it "ridiculous" and vowing to go to the U.S. Supreme Court.