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GOP senator regrets saying guy in tutu 'kind of asks for it'

Mary Clare Jalonick and Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:56pm

A Republican senator is apologizing for what he calls a poor choice of words after he said a man who wears a tutu to a bar and gets into fights "kind of asks for it."

The Latest: Arizona man guilty of killing 2 adults, 4 kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:56pm

The Latest on the verdict against an Arizona man charged with killing six people (all times local):

The Latest: Sanctuary city ruling praised in San Francisco

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:56pm

The Latest on a federal judge's ruling that blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from sanctuary cities (all times local):

Snow closes highways in Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:47pm

A spring snowstorm dumped heavy snow on parts of northeast Wyoming.

Idaho man dies on private boating trip on Colorado River

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:40pm

Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park say an Idaho man has died while on a private boating trip on the Colorado River.

Panel recommends keeping moratorium on Oklahoma executions

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:38pm

A moratorium on executions in Oklahoma should be extended until major changes are made to the state's capital punishment system so that an innocent person isn't put to death, a state commission recommended on Tuesday.

Body found in swollen river after North Carolina storm

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:38pm

People in North Carolina were paying attention to rising rivers on Tuesday after storms gave the state its worst drenching since a damaging hurricane late last year.

Detective: Durst's wife told neighbor of beating, threats

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:38pm

The missing wife of New York real estate heir Robert Durst once told a neighbor that her husband had beat her and she feared he would kill her, a retired detective testified Tuesday.

White-power groups banding together, but for how long?

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:37pm

White extremists, almost by nature, are seldom good at working together.

Idaho: Remains of 2 people found in Oregon Trail badger hole

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:37pm

A fluke discovery of human bones protruding from a badger hole in southwestern Idaho has investigators trying to determine if they have discovered a double homicide or the disturbed grave of young 19th century pioneers who died going west on the nearby Oregon Trail, authorities said Tuesday.


Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke US law

Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:37pm

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate federal law when he failed to seek permission or inform the U.S. government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizations after a trip there in 2015, leaders of a House oversight committee said Tuesday.

Police video shows officer holding 5 black boys at gunpoint

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:37pm

The mayor of a western Michigan city is working on a plan to review police procedures after body cameras recorded officers detaining five black boys at gunpoint while investigating a report of someone with a weapon.

Jurors deliberate case of fatal shooting near NAU campus

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:30pm

A prosecutor on Tuesday portrayed a former Northern Arizona University student as a killer who carried out "his own deranged sense of justice" when he opened fire on a group of people during a drunken fight near the campus.

The Latest: Records show inmate's IV took 40 minutes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:27pm

The Latest on Arkansas' multiple execution plan (all times local):

Louisiana Senate to consider bill to end capital punishment

R.j. Rico, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:27pm

Louisiana senators are moving ahead with a bill to end executions in the state, a rare proposal in a Republican-controlled region that tends to favor capital punishment.

Man accused of impersonating officer, giving kids jail tours

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:27pm

A man has been accused of taking children in handcuffs to tour an Ohio county jail and courthouse while wearing a police uniform.

New issue in executions: Should the death chamber be silent?

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:18pm

The nation's first double execution in 16 years raised a new issue involving transparency and the death penalty: Should witnesses be allowed to hear what goes on in the death chamber?

Fiery, deadly wreck snarls Interstate 5 in Los Angeles

Reed Saxon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:16pm

A fiery collision Tuesday involving two big trucks and several smaller vehicles killed one person and injured 10 others while triggering a massive traffic jam on Interstate 5 in Los Angeles.

Court removes obstacle to releasing wolves in New Mexico

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:15pm

A federal court on Tuesday removed an obstacle to the U.S. government's plan to release more endangered wolves in New Mexico over the state's objections, but it was not clear whether additional animals would be reintroduced under the Trump administration.

'Superbug' fungus new menace in US hospitals, mostly NY, NJ

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:04pm

A 'superbug' fungus is emerging as a new menace in U.S. hospitals, mostly in New York and New Jersey.