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Overcoming Opioids: Special schools help teens stay clean

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:44pm

When Logan Snyder got hooked on pills after a prescription to treat pain from a kidney stone, she joined the millions already swept up in the nation's grim wave of addiction to opioid painkillers.

The Latest: Spokesman says inmate apologized to director

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:30pm

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

Correction: Fact Check-Sessions story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:02pm

In a story April 22 about Attorney General Jeff Sessions' comments on sanctuary jurisdictions and crimes committed by immigrants, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a woman was fatally shot walking home from church in Escondido, California. She was fatally shot driving home from church, not walking.

Arkansas execution drugs intended for surgery, heart issues

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:43pm

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

Volunteers accompany US immigrants to court to allay fears

Claudia Torrens, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:36pm

When Salvadoran immigrant Joselin Marroquin-Torres became flustered in front of a federal immigration judge in New York and forgot to give her asylum application, a woman she had just met stood up to provide it.

Timeline of Arkansas execution from AP reporter

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

A federal judge temporarily halted a second execution Monday night in Arkansas after attorneys said in a court filing that the first execution for Jack Jones "appeared to be tortuous and inhumane." The judge lifted the stay later in the evening and the second inmate, Marcel Williams, was executed.

Ivanka Trump heads to Berlin for women's conference

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:14pm

Ivanka Trump's advocacy for women and girls will take her to a conference in Berlin Tuesday, an attention-getting first international outing aimed at building support for investment in women's economic empowerment programs.

In Mexico, fears a new plant will kill wastewater farming

Rebecca Blackwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:04pm

For more than 100 years, most of what gets flushed down Mexico City's toilets has resurfaced two hours to the north in the rivers and reservoirs of the rural Mezquital Valley. A massive new water treatment plant is about to change this.

Federal judge lifts temporary stay she issued that halted Arkansas' 2nd scheduled execution of night

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:40pm

Federal judge lifts temporary stay she issued that halted Arkansas' 2nd scheduled execution of night.

Black man punched by California officer files rights lawsuit

Kristin J. Bender and Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:14pm

A black man hurled to the ground and punched repeatedly in the face by a police officer this month has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and county of Sacramento, claiming Monday he was targeted because of his race and abused in jail after his arrest.

Police: 3 slain in gang-related shooting at home in Savannah

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:04pm

Police said a shooting involving gang members left three people dead early Monday inside a home in Savannah, ending the longest streak in two years that the city had experienced no killings.

Woman found shot execution-style in Oregon was from Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:54pm

A woman who was found shot in the Oregon woods arrived in the United States last month from Russia and was having a relationship with the man arrested in her death, authorities said Monday.

Man who shot at car in downtown Los Angeles surrenders

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:31pm

A man suspected of shooting at a motorist in downtown Los Angeles on Monday was taken into custody after a nearly four-hour standoff with police that shut down part of the city's fashion district.

Federal judge issues temporary delay of 2nd Arkansas execution after US Supreme Court denied pending appeals

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:30pm

Federal judge issues temporary delay of 2nd Arkansas execution after US Supreme Court denied pending appeals.

Feds stumble again with split verdict in Bundy standoff case

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:13pm

Government prosecutors stumbled again Monday in a bid to gain convictions of armed protesters in a case arising from skirmishes in a decades-old battle over control of public lands in the western United States.

German chancellor honored by US Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:10pm

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has received the 2017 Elie Wiesel Award, the highest honor from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Report: 1 person dead, 1 injured in Connecticut plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:04pm

A small airplane has crashed near an airport in Connecticut, killing one person and injuring another.

Utah woman drowns while trying to rescue dogs from creek

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:04pm

What began as a Sunday evening walk in a Salt Lake City park turned tragic when a woman drowned while trying to save her two dogs after they jumped into the fast-moving, icy waters of a creek, police said.

15 indicted in eagle trafficking case; more charges expected

James Nord, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:43pm

Federal officials in South Dakota said Monday that 15 people have been indicted for illegally trafficking eagles and other migratory birds after a two-year undercover operation potentially involving hundreds of birds.

In call to Trump, Chinese leader urges restraint over NKorea

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:32pm

As the world braces for a possible North Korean nuclear test, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday urged restraint in a call to President Donald Trump. America's U.N. envoy warned of a strike if Pyongyang attacks a U.S. military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile.