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New US office seeks to aid victims of crimes by immigrants

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:47pm

The Trump administration on Wednesday opened an office dedicated to helping victims of crimes committed by immigrants — an initiative criticized as misguided because studies have shown immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than native-born citizens.

The Latest: Ruling: No evidence that execution was torture

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:38pm

The Latest on Arkansas' plan to execute several inmates before the end of April (all times local):

Suspended Alabama chief justice Moore running for US Senate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:38pm

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice and gay marriage opponent Roy Moore says he is running for U.S. Senate.

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore running for U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:36pm

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore running for U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Conservative caucus backs GOP health bill but fate uncertain

Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:29pm

The conservative House Freedom Caucus announced its support Wednesday for a newly revised GOP health care bill, a month after the group's opposition forced Republican leaders to pull the legislation in an embarrassing retreat.

High numbers of humpback whales dying off Atlantic coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:20pm

Federal officials say humpback whales have been dying in unusually large numbers along the Atlantic Coast.

US colleges confront a new era of sometimes-violent protest

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:20pm

Fearing a return to violent protests that roiled campuses in the 1970s, colleges and universities are re-examining how to protect free speech while keeping students and employees safe in a time of political polarization.

Central players in Rodney King riots and where they are now

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:19pm

Some of the key players have died. Others have gone on quietly with their lives in the 25 years since a jury acquitted four white police officers in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King.

UC Berkeley braces for violence if Ann Coulter speaks or not

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:19pm

The University of California, Berkeley says it's preparing for possible violence on campus whether Ann Coulter comes to speak or not.

The Latest: Delaware trooper shot, gunman got away

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:19pm

The Latest on the shooting of a Delaware state trooper (all times local):

Doctors indicted in Detroit-area genital mutilation probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:19pm

A grand jury has indicted two doctors and a third person in an alleged scheme to perform genital mutilation on two girls from Minnesota at a Detroit-area clinic.

Casper police chief under scrutiny has no plans to resign

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:19pm

Casper Police Chief Jim Wetzel says he hasn't considered resigning despite reports of low morale from within the police department and a city council member's call for him to step down.

Ex-Iowa fire academy manager pleads guilty in test scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:57am

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

WWII combat cinematographer Norman Hatch dies at 96

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:46am

Maj. Norman T. Hatch, a Marine combat cinematographer during World War II whose harrowing footage became the basis of an Academy Award-winning documentary short, has died, his son said. He was 96.

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.

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.