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After 26 years, last 'cocaine cowboy' back in Miami court

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:44am

The last of the "cocaine cowboys" who investigators say smuggled vast amounts of the drug into the U.S. is due back in a Miami courtroom 26 years after fleeing an indictment.

'This was real': Artifacts save Holocaust stories for future

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:34am

The small wicker doll chair was a modest toy, but it meant the world to Louise Lawrence-Israels. A gift for her second birthday, it was the only toy she possessed during the approximately three years she spent hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam, just five blocks from the house where Anne Frank wrote in her diary.

Trailblazing Colorado abortion law marks 50th anniversary

Colleen Slevin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:25am

Tuesday marks 50 years since a groundbreaking Colorado law significantly loosened tight restrictions on legal abortions.

Police say small-plane crash killed man, injured his son

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:20am

Police say the crash of a small plane in Connecticut has killed a man and injured his son.

Arkansas executes 2 inmates on the same gurney, hours apart

Andrew Demillo and Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:14am

After going nearly 12 years without executing an inmate, Arkansas now has executed three in a few days — including two in one night.

Overcoming Opioids: Special schools help teens stay clean

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:12am

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.

Arkansas executes 2 inmates on the same gurney, hours apart

Andrew Demillo and Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:44pm

Two inmates received lethal injections on the same gurney Monday night about three hours apart as Arkansas completed the nation's first double execution since 2000, just days after the state ended a nearly 12-year hiatus on administering capital punishment.

Arkansas execution drugs intended for surgery, heart issues

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:44pm

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 - 11:44pm

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.

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:

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.