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Panel recommends keeping moratorium on Oklahoma executions

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:06pm

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.

Palestinian activist pleads guilty to US immigration crime

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:06pm

A Chicago Palestinian activist with a decades-old record of bombings in Israel pleaded guilty Tuesday to concealing those convictions when she applied for U.S. citizenship.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:06pm

Federal authorities say a doctor and his son were practicing touch-and-go landings when their small plane crashed in Connecticut, killing the father and seriously injuring the son.

Baltimore has already suffered more than 100 murders in 2017

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:00pm

For the first time in nearly 20 years, Baltimore has suffered more than 100 homicides before the end of April.

Court agrees to rehear lethal injection case in win for Ohio

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:56pm

The state on Tuesday won a round in its efforts to restart executions in Ohio, though in the short term a court's ruling will likely delay efforts to put a condemned child killer to death.

Officials promoting inclusivity after Trump rise face recall

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:56pm

Three leaders of an Alaska fishing community who sponsored a resolution to promote inclusivity after the election of President Donald Trump are fighting efforts to recall them from office.

Lawyer: Last 'cocaine cowboy' to plead not guilty

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:55pm

A man investigators call the last of Miami's "cocaine cowboys" appeared in federal court Tuesday after 26 years as a fugitive and will plead not guilty to drug trafficking conspiracy next month, his attorney said.

Tamir Rice lawyer releases videos ahead of officer hearings

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:55pm

An attorney for the family of Tamir Rice said Tuesday he provided videotaped interviews of the two white officers involved in the fatal shooting of the 12-year-old black boy to news organizations to show inconsistencies in the officers' statements as the city ponders whether to discipline or even fire them.

Authorities: Veteran tied dog to tree, shot it 5 times

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:55pm

A veteran in North Carolina has been charged with tying her service dog to a tree and shooting it five times while a soldier filmed it.

Louisiana Senate to consider bill to end capital punishment

R.j. Rico, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:55pm

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.

Jurors hear closing arguments at trial over student's death

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:50pm

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.

Suit against Virginia officer who shot man ends in mistrial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:46pm

Jurors in Virginia have failed to reach a verdict in a civil case that stems from a police-involved shooting.

Chinese court sentences US businesswoman accused of spying

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:46pm

A Chinese court has sentenced an American woman to 3 ½ years in prison on spying charges, in a case that has drawn criticism from the United Nations and human rights advocates.

OAS to hold emergency meeting Wednesday on Venezuela crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:46pm

Countries around the Western Hemisphere are paying more attention to the violent clashes in Venezuela between government forces and opposition supporters.

Police ambush killer won't take stand in bid to spare life

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:35pm

His fate hanging in the balance, a gunman who ambushed two state police troopers at their barracks in 2014 decided Tuesday he would not take the witness stand to try to persuade jurors to spare his life.

Blue Angels, Thunderbirds meet for rare joint training

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:34pm

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels are meeting for a rare joint training session in the Florida Panhandle.

The Latest: Trump says border wall will be built in 1st term

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:34pm

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Bond set for man accused of threats at anti-Islam event

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:30pm

Bond has been set for a South Dakota man who livestreamed himself brandishing weapons and making threats to the public outside an anti-Islam event.

Hardball health care option may cost Trump and taxpayers

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:12pm

Counting down to a budget deadline, the White House has toyed with a hardball health care tactic to force Democrats to yield on President Donald Trump's priorities.

Storms soak North Carolina and threaten river flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:11pm

People in North Carolina were paying attention to rising rivers on Tuesday after storms dumped several inches of rain across much of the state — the worst drenching since a damaging hurricane late last year.