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Forestry official: National refuge fire could burn 6 months

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:06pm

A wildfire that has scorched more than 70 square miles (180 sq. kilometers) of public lands near the Georgia-Florida state line could burn for the next six months unless heavy rains snuff out the flames sooner, fire officials said Monday.

Judge: No competency hearing for killer who refuses to talk

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:05pm

A judge on Monday denied a request for an emergency competency hearing after a survivalist convicted of ambushing two Pennsylvania State Police troopers refused to communicate with his lawyers during the penalty phase of his capital murder trial.

Birds, equipment issues caused B-52 bomber crash in Guam

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:05pm

An Air Force investigation has concluded birds and mechanical issues — not pilot error — caused the crash of a B-52 bomber in Guam a year ago.

The Latest: Arkansas Supreme Court rejects death row stays

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:50am

The Latest on Arkansas' attempt to carry out the nation's first double execution since 2000 (all times local):

Justices turn away appeal from Houston man shot by police

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:48am

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a Houston man shot in the back by police during a traffic stop, prompting Justice Sonia Sotomayor to complain of a "disturbing trend" in how the high court deals with cases alleging police misconduct.

Dallas police responding to possible active shooter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:35am

Dallas police said officers are responding Monday to reports of a person with a gun at an office building in the north of the city.

Correction: Russia-Trump-Congress story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:35am

In a story April 24 about a House hearing on Russian meddling in the presidential election, The Associated Press reported erroneously that top law enforcement and intelligence officials would be testifying on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. The closed hearing is May 2, not Tuesday.

Supreme Court won't hear condemned Alabama inmate's case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:20am

The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down a long shot request to reconsider the appeal of an Alabama inmate scheduled to be executed by lethal injection next month.

Condemned men seek appeals even after decades behind bars

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:17am

Last-ditch court appeals could block the executions of two Arkansas inmates who are scheduled to be put to death Monday after spending more than two decades behind bars. What's left to appeal after so many years? A look at some issues that can stop a lethal injection at the last minute.

Millions of spoiled onions disposed of in Idaho, Oregon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:17am

An estimated 100 million pounds of spoiled onions have been disposed of in Idaho and Oregon following a winter of unprecedented snowfall.

Investigators sift through wreckage after fire that killed 5

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:08am

Fire marshals sifted through charred wreckage and worked through the night to try to determine what sparked a fast-moving house fire that killed five people, including two boys and two teenage girls, but don't believe the blaze spread from a car found burned out in the driveway, officials said Monday.

APNewsBreak: 4 inmates overdose in 2 days at Ohio prison

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:00am

Four inmates overdosed in two days at the same Ohio prison earlier this year, requiring the use of CPR and doses of an anti-overdose drug as guards scrambled to revive the men, according to state prison records.

California beauty pageant winner pleads guilty to child porn

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:50am

A former winner of California's Mrs. Orange County beauty pageant has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography and lewd acts with a child.

The Latest: Fire that killed 5 likely didn't spread from car

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:46am

The Latest on a house fire that killed five people in New York (all times local):

Haley warns NKorea about attacking US base or testing ICBM

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:34am

The United States could strike North Korea if it attacks a U.S. military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile, President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador said Monday.

Pilot killed in crash of replica WWI-era plane in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:30am

A Los Angeles man has been identified as the pilot of a replica World War I-era biplane that crashed in a field on California's central coast

Protest planned following Utah researcher's firing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:20am

Demonstrators are expected to gather to protest the firing of the chief executive officer at the cancer institute at the University of Utah.

Man punched repeatedly by Sacramento officer files lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:20am

A lawyer for a Sacramento man hurled to the ground and punched repeatedly in the face by a police officer has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and county of Sacramento.

California police search for 5-year-old boy; father arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:16am

Authorities in Southern California searched Monday for a missing 5-year-old boy whose father was arrested after being found passed out at a park.

The Latest: Group decries the way statues are being removed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:10am

The Latest on removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans. (all times local):