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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.

The Latest: Arkansas inmate asks US judge to halt execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 5:20pm

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

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.

Inmates put to death in Arkansas during the past week

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:53pm

Arkansas planned Thursday to execute a fourth inmate in eight days. Here is a look at the three inmates the state has put to death since last week:

Ex-military service member pleads guilty to sexual abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:53pm

Officials say a former member of the military has pleaded guilty to two counts related to the sexual molestation of a child on military bases in Washington and Louisiana.

Cops: Pit bull kills owner during attack outside home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:50pm

Police say a pit bull mix killed its owner during an attack on the deck of the woman's Pennsylvania home.

Self-described 'mountain man' granted parole in 1984 killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:41pm

Self-described "mountain man" Don Nichols was granted parole Thursday after serving nearly 32 years in the Montana State Prison for kidnapping a world class athlete out on a training run in 1984 and killing her would-be rescuer — a story that drew widespread media coverage and was the subject of a made-for-TV movie.

APNewsBreak: Lincoln Hills psychologist dismissed

Cara Lombardo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:41pm

A top psychologist at Wisconsin's troubled youth prison was fired for allegedly ignoring the requests of dozens of inmates who asked for help, according to his termination letter from the Department of Corrections. He appealed the firing and the two sides agreed last week to characterize his departure as a resignation.

3 Arkansas execution drugs used for surgery, cardiac cases

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:34pm

Arkansas' execution protocol includes three drugs, two of which are used in surgery and one that benefits cardiac patients. A look at the drugs:

GOP bill would discipline hecklers at college speeches

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:30pm

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

Another spring snowstorm hits Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:24pm

Another spring snowstorm is marching through Wyoming, dropping heavy snow and ushering in cold temperatures.

Nebraska beer stores near reservation may have to close

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:24pm

Four Nebraska beer stores that sell millions of cans annually near a South Dakota Indian reservation plagued by alcoholism may have to close, at least temporarily, while a case against them works its way through the courts.

Man gets life in prison for Indianapolis officer's killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:24pm

A man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting an Indianapolis police officer was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Thursday following emotional testimony from the officer's widow and mother.

Coast Guard suspends use of injured animals to train medics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:24pm

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

Utah could see 2 black women square off in US House election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:20pm

A Salt Lake City-area woman running as a Democrat to unseat Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love next year could result in Utah's first congressional race where both the Republican and Democratic nominees are black women.

Passenger who was dragged off jetliner settles with United

Michael Tarm and Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:15pm

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.