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Police: 3 slain in gang-related shooting at home in Savannah

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:03pm

Police said a shooting involving gang members left three people dead early Monday inside a home in Savannah, ending the longest streak in two years that the city had experienced no killings.

Husband: Wife's fatal stabbing near Paris was random attack

Kathy McCormack, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:03pm

A New Hampshire woman who was stabbed to death near Paris was attacked at random by a homeless man who was deemed unfit to stand trial, her husband said Monday.

Man shot by Virginia officer is charged with manslaughter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:00pm

A man shot by a Virginia police officer has been charged with manslaughter in the slaying of his live-in girlfriend.

Affidavit: Teen threatened attack on Columbine anniversary

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:50pm

A Virginia teenager has been arrested on a weapons charge after court records say he threatened to carry out a violent attack on his school on the anniversary of the Columbine massacre.

Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico

Don Thompson and Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:50pm

A Tennessee teacher charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old student and driving her to California had planned to take the girl to Mexico and took a boat from San Diego on a test run, according to federal court documents filed Monday.

Minneapolis mayor opens up about sexual abuse as a child

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:50pm

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges says she was sexually abused as a child.

Man admits role in woman's death, to testify against friend

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:43pm

A former classmate of a missing New Jersey woman admitted Monday he helped throw her body into a river and agreed to testify against another friend who's accused of strangling the woman and stealing thousands of dollars from her.

Haiti leader pleads guilty to money laundering in drug case

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:43pm

A former Haitian coup leader and recently elected senator in that country pleaded guilty Monday to a U.S. drug money-laundering charge under a deal that should allow him to avoid a potential sentence of life in prison for cocaine trafficking.

The Latest: County defends sheriff who resigned

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:43pm

The Latest on an investigation into allegations at a rural Utah jail (all times local):

The Latest: Man beaten while jaywalking says it's a blur

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:34pm

The Latest on man punched by officer in jaywalking dispute (all times local):

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At least global warming may get Americans off the couch more

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:33pm

Global warming's milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a new study finds.

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Jury split in 1st trial over Cliven Bundy standoff in Nevada

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:32pm

A jury in Las Vegas convicted two men in an armed standoff that stopped government agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch in 2014 but then deadlocked on federal charges against four others later Monday.

State Department promotion of Trump's Mar-a-Lago draws fire

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:32pm

The U.S. State Department's recent promotion of President Donald Trump's Florida resort is drawing criticism from Democrats and ethics advocates.

Prominent tax protester convicted of federal charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:30pm

A prominent tax protester has been convicted of issuing fake financial documents to banks and the U.S. Treasury, and failing to file tax returns.

Father of survivalist who killed trooper says he failed son

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:24pm

The father of a survivalist who ambushed two state police troopers, killing one of them, said Monday that he failed his son by lying about his military exploits and by not pushing him harder to grow up.

Couple charged in shooting outside Seattle right-wing event

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:20pm

Prosecutors on Monday charged a couple in connection with a shooting during a demonstration over the appearance of a right-wing speaker at the University of Washington in January.

Dallas police: Man fatally shots boss, kills self at office

Diana Heidgerd and Jamie Stengle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:13pm

A man fatally shot his female supervisor and then killed himself, leading to an evacuation of a multi-story building in the northern part of Dallas on Monday morning, police said.

Wolf pup born in Missouri offers hope for endangered breed

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:13pm

A Mexican wolf born this month at a wildlife center in suburban St. Louis is offering new hope for repopulating the endangered species through artificial insemination using frozen sperm.

Arkansas prepares for 1st double execution in US since 2000

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:10pm

Two Arkansas killers set to die Monday in the nation's first double execution in more than 16 years acknowledge they're guilty but fear the lethal injections could subject them to excruciating pain due to their various health problems.

Man accused of trafficking minors for sex to help make bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:04pm

A man conspired with his wife and mother to traffic three minors for sex in South Carolina to help him make bail, federal prosecutors said Monday.