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Audit: Ferguson courts 'in disarray' after police killing

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:37am

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.

Ex-Iowa fire academy manager pleads guilty in test scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:37am

A former Iowa fire academy administrator has pleaded guilty to falsifying test scores that were used to improperly certify thousands of firefighters.

Utah school district considers cutting 'unsafe' bus route

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:27am

The superintendent of a Salt Lake County school district is recommending the district halt school bus service on a route that has been deemed unsafe by a state engineer who examined the roadway in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Blood tests track lung cancer gene changes, aiding treatment

Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:18am

Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages.

Embattled lawmaker: I will 'stand strong for men's rights'

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:18am

A Republican state lawmaker accused of creating a misogynistic online forum is resisting calls for his resignation and says he will "stand strong for men's rights."

Testimony ends in penalty phase of police ambush killer

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:18am

A jury on Wednesday was expected to begin weighing the sentence for a gunman who targeted Pennsylvania state troopers at their barracks, killing one and leaving a second with devastating injuries.

Justices seem to favor limits on revoking US citizenship

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:18am

The Supreme Court seems ready to impose limits on when the government can strip an immigrant of U.S. citizenship for lying during the naturalization process.

Man who wounded 5 at police shooting protest to be sentenced

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:18am

A Minnesota man is facing sentencing in the shooting of five black men who were demonstrating against the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis.

'Plastic bag' womb could help keep premature babies alive

Meera Senthilingam CNN  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:17am

An artificial womb resembling a plastic bag has been used to keep premature lambs alive for four weeks outside of their own mother's womb and could one day be applied to premature babies.

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Trump puts bull's-eye on Bears Ears National Monument

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:08am

President Donald Trump signed an executive order to review national monument designations over the past 21 years, mentioning Bears Ears National Monument when he vowed to return power to the states and end the "abuse" of the Antiquities Act.

Trump pick for CIA's top lawyer weighs in on interrogations

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:06am

President Donald Trump's pick to be the CIA's top lawyer says it would take a change in U.S. law to restart the program that permitted harsh interrogation of suspected terrorists in detention.

Dye for mulch leaks from trailer, turning creek bright red

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:56am

A mulch dye that leaked from a company's property is being blamed for turning the waters of a western New York creek a bright red.

Police: Trooper shoots man driving at him, dragging officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:56am

A man has been wounded and a police chief injured after the suspect gained control of a police car as authorities investigated a report of possible counterfeit money in western Kentucky.

ESPN will lay off 100 on-air personalities and writers, source says

Ahiza Garcia and Frank Pallotta, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:54am

ESPN plans to lay off 100 on-air personalities and writers, a source familiar with the matter told CNNMoney on Wednesday.

2 hurt in ship explosion in Atlantic Ocean flown to Azores

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:43am

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

The Latest: Governor wants lawmaker to resign over comments

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:43am

The Latest on a new Hampshire state lawmaker accused of creating a misogynistic online forum (all times local):

Judge cites Trump's words in blocking 'sanctuary city' order

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:33am

For the third time in two months, a federal judge has knocked down an immigration order by President Donald Trump and used Trump's own language against him.

Prosecutors: Inmates distributed child porn inside prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:16am

Five inmates serving sentences for child pornography used contraband cellphones and removable storage cards to share child pornography with others inside a prison, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

Idaho man found not guilty of attempted murder

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

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