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GOP bill would discipline hecklers at college speeches

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 8:50pm

University of Wisconsin students who disrupt speeches and demonstrations could be expelled and campuses would have to remain neutral on public issues under a bill Republican legislators are pushing this week.

Tillerson says China asked North Korea to stop nuclear tests

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 8:09pm

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that China has threatened to impose sanctions on North Korea if it conducts further nuclear tests.

No dump here: Posh public bathroom pops up, with music, art

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 8:09pm

In a park amid skyscrapers, a gem has emerged: a posh public bathroom that cost nearly $300,000, complete with freshly delivered flowers, imported tiles, classical music and artwork.

Man says Delta kicked him off flight for going to bathroom before takeoff

Ralph Ellis, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 8:03pm

A man says he was ejected from a Delta Air Lines flight because he went to the bathroom while waiting for the plane to leave the Atlanta airport.

Political mainstay heads home to Utah, questions in his wake

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 8:00pm

Since arriving in Washington in 2009, Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz has been a political mainstay, doggedly investigating Democrats, frequently appearing on cable TV and regularly updating his legions of social media followers with photos of himself, his family and even his dog, Ruby.

Family sues after school janitor charged with raping boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 7:51pm

The family of a 16-year-old Tennessee high school student has filed a lawsuit against Roane County Schools and the contractor who employed a female janitor accused of raping the boy during school hours.

City pushes back vote on proposal to ban police profiling

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 7:34pm

Leaders of the state's largest city tabled a sweeping new proposal to ban discriminatory profiling by police on Thursday, prompting loud protests from the measure's supporters.

The Latest: Arkansas asks justices to not stop execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 7:10pm

The Latest on Arkansas' effort to execute a fourth inmate before its supply of a lethal injection drug expires on Sunday (all times local):

Passenger who was dragged off jetliner settles with United

Michael Tarm and Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 7:04pm

The passenger who was dragged off a flight after refusing to give up his seat settled with United for an undisclosed sum Thursday in an apparent attempt by the airline to put the fiasco behind it as quickly as possible.

Mother of Hawaii boy missing for 20 years released from jail

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:37pm

The parents of a Hawaii six-year-old boy who disappeared 20 years ago had long been suspects, but without a body, there never has been any concrete confirmation that the child known as "Peter Boy" was dead until his mother pleaded guilty to manslaughter last year and agreed to testify against her husband.

Arkansas awaits word from Supreme Court on execution

Andrew Demillo and Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:30pm

Arkansas prepared to execute its fourth inmate in eight days Thursday night, wrapping up an accelerated schedule of lethal injections that was set to beat the expiration date of one of the drugs.

Coast Guard suspends use of injured animals to train medics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:20pm

U.S. Coast Guard medics have stopped using military contractors who intentionally injure sedated animals so that medics can practice treating combat wounds.

In VR land rush, creators unlock an 'empathy engine'

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:55pm

On a plain, overcast day in Poland, Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter walks toward the Nazi concentration camp Majdanek.

Woman reported man was abused at home for mentally disabled

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:34pm

The former guardian for a central Missouri man who police believe was recently found dead in a concrete-encased container said she once called an abuse hotline because she believed he was being mistreated at a home for the mentally disabled.

Police detain teen in fatal beating of 86-year-old woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:30pm

California police said Thursday they have detained a young man in the apparently random sexual assault and beating death of an 86-year-old woman on a morning walk around a high school track.

The Latest: California authorities identify slain woman, 86

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:25pm

The Latest on the apparent random beating death of an elderly California woman (all times local):

Dominican diplomat pleads guilty, cooperating in UN case

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:23pm

A suspended diplomat from the Dominican Republic pleaded guilty to new charges in a United Nations bribery scheme on Thursday, revealing himself as a key witness at a Chinese billionaire's trial next month.

Aide: Blacks not trying hard enough to work with Trump

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:23pm

President Donald Trump's liaison to the black community, the former "Apprentice" star Omarosa Manigault, says African-American activists aren't trying hard enough to work with the new administration.

APNewsBreak: Plot to kill gang boss a lie, witness now says

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:05pm

The star witness who helped convict the triggerman who killed a high-ranking Hells Angels' boss at a Nevada casino in 2011 says he was lying when he testified that the shooting was an assassination plot orchestrated by a rival motorcycle gang, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Report: Idaho school bus crash caused by tired driver

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:05pm

Law enforcement officials say the driver of a school bus that rolled over and injured more than a dozen students was either asleep or fatigued before the crash occurred.