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8 more Jamaican lottery scam suspects appear in US court

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:14am

Eight more people have been extradited from Jamaica to face charges in the U.S. in what authorities say is a multimillion-dollar lottery scam that victimized dozens of Americans. Some questions and answers about the case that began nearly six years ago with a phone call to an elderly widow in a small North Dakota town:

Florida Senate apologizes for 68-year-old racial injustice

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:14am

The Florida Senate formally apologized on Thursday to the families of four black men accused of raping a white teenager nearly seven decades ago in a case now seen as a racial injustice.

Judge lets Nebraska beer stores near reservation stay open

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:04am

A judge on Thursday overturned a decision that had barred four Nebraska stores from selling beer next to an officially dry American Indian reservation in South Dakota that struggles with alcohol-related problems.

Trump, Argentine President Macri hold White House talks

Darlene Superville and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:03am

President Donald Trump welcomed Argentine President Mauricio to the White House for talks on Thursday and said they'll end up being "great friends, better than ever before."

Resolution honoring Klan leader denounced as 'underhanded'

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:03am

Lawmakers in Tennessee say they were tricked into voting for a resolution honoring a Confederate general, slave trader and early Ku Klux Klan leader, and they're denouncing it.

Cause of blaze that killed 6 children remains undetermined

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:00am

Baltimore fire officials say the cause of a January blaze that killed six children remains undetermined.

Florida governor: Actions are legal in fight with prosecutor

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:00am

Florida's governor says a prosecutor is wrong in arguing he violated the state constitution when he took away almost two dozen cases from her office after she announced she'd no longer seek the death penalty.

APNewsBreak: Lincoln Hills psychologist dismissed

Cara Lombardo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:52am

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.

APNewsBreak: Witness says he lied about casino gang killing

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:52am

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.

Arkansas prepares to wrap up aggressive execution schedule

Kelly P. Kissel and Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:52am

Arkansas will reach the end of an aggressive execution schedule Thursday as it prepares for a fourth lethal injection in eight days after initially planning twice as many over an 11-day period.

Man charged with keeping neighbor in pit is held on $1M bond

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:50am

An Ohio man accused of kidnapping a neighbor and keeping her trapped in a small pit has been ordered held on $1 million bond.

The Latest: Police ambush killer back in court for sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:50am

The Latest on the trial of a gunman who shot two Pennsylvania troopers at their barracks (all times local):

Man charged in Fresno rampage to undergo mental evaluation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:50am

A judge ordered a mental evaluation of a black man charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of white men randomly targeted on the street of Fresno.

The Latest: Arkansas inmate says Monday execution was flawed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:50am

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

Kardashian West: Gunpoint heist 'meant to happen to me'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:40am

Kim Kardashian West says that being held at gunpoint during a Paris jewelry heist last year "was meant to happen."

Crosswalk where Utah teen fatally struck to get new signal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:35am

A new crossing walk signal is going up where a Utah teen was struck by two cars, one of which pinned him to the ground, before he died of his injuries.

US admiral says N. Korea crisis is at worst point he's seen

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:35am

The senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific said Thursday that the crisis with North Korea is at the worst point he's ever seen, but he declined to compare the situation to the Cuban missile crisis decades ago.

Man removed from flight for using bathroom before takeoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:35am

A Wisconsin man was removed from a Delta Air Lines flight after using the bathroom against crew instructions shortly before takeoff.


Death of giant rabbit adds to United Airlines' woes

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:34am

United Airlines is reviewing its handling of a giant showcase rabbit that died after being shipped across the Atlantic from Britain on one of its flights, the latest in a growing list of customer complaints.

Police: Trooper slaying suspect shot dead after standoff

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:25am

A man suspected of fatally shooting a Delaware state trooper was shot and killed by officers after a 20-hour standoff at his home, state police said Thursday.