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APNewsBreak: Lincoln Hills psychologist dismissed

Cara Lombardo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:41pm

A top psychologist at Wisconsin's troubled youth prison was fired for allegedly ignoring the requests of dozens of inmates who asked for help, according to his termination letter from the Department of Corrections. He appealed the firing and the two sides agreed last week to characterize his departure as a resignation.

3 Arkansas execution drugs used for surgery, cardiac cases

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:34pm

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

GOP bill would discipline hecklers at college speeches

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:30pm

University of Wisconsin students who disrupt speeches and demonstrations could be expelled and campuses would have to remain neutral on public issue under a bill Republican legislators are pushing this week.

Another spring snowstorm hits Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:24pm

Another spring snowstorm is marching through Wyoming, dropping heavy snow and ushering in cold temperatures.

Dominican diplomat pleads guilty, cooperating in UN case

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:24pm

A suspended diplomat from the Dominican Republic pleaded guilty to new charges in a United Nations bribery scheme on Thursday, revealing himself as a key witness at a Chinese billionaire's trial next month.

Nebraska beer stores near reservation may have to close

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:24pm

Four Nebraska beer stores that sell millions of cans annually near a South Dakota Indian reservation plagued by alcoholism may have to close, at least temporarily, while a case against them works its way through the courts.

Man gets life in prison for Indianapolis officer's killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:24pm

A man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting an Indianapolis police officer was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Thursday following emotional testimony from the officer's widow and mother.

Coast Guard suspends use of injured animals to train medics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:24pm

U.S. Coast Guard medics have stopped using military contractors who intentionally injure sedated animals so that medics can practice treating combat wounds.

The Latest: Federal panel won't block Arkansas execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:20pm

The Latest on Arkansas' effort to execute a fourth inmate before its supply of a lethal injection drug expires on Sunday (all times local):

Utah could see 2 black women square off in US House election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:20pm

A Salt Lake City-area woman running as a Democrat to unseat Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love next year could result in Utah's first congressional race where both the Republican and Democratic nominees are black women.

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Passenger who was dragged off jetliner settles with United

Michael Tarm and Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:15pm

The passenger who was dragged off a flight after refusing to give up his seat settled with United for an undisclosed sum Thursday in an apparent attempt by the airline to put the fiasco behind it as quickly as possible.

US presses for Americans' release in direct talks with Iran

Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:15pm

U.S. diplomats used a meeting with their Iranian counterparts to press the release of Americans being detained in Iran, the Trump administration said Thursday. It is the first public acknowledgment of direct U.S.-Iranian discussions since President Donald Trump took office.

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Pentagon joins intensifying probe of former Trump aide Flynn

Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:15pm

Investigations intensified into President Donald Trump's ousted national security adviser, Michael Flynn, on Thursday as the Pentagon watchdog joined lawmakers in probing payments he accepted from foreign sources including a Russian state-sponsored TV network.

Arkansas prepares to wrap up aggressive execution schedule

Andrew Demillo and Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:10pm

Arkansas prepared to execute its fourth inmate in eight days Thursday night, wrapping up an accelerated schedule of lethal injections that was set to beat the expiration date of one of the drugs.

2 US troops killed, 1 injured in eastern Afghanistan

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:06pm

Two American Army Rangers were killed and another received a minor injury during a ground assault against Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan Wednesday, according to the U.S. military.

Political mainstay heads home to Utah, questions in his wake

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:06pm

Since arriving in Washington in 2009, Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz has been a political mainstay, doggedly investigating Democrats, frequently appearing on cable TV and regularly updating his legions of social media followers with photos of himself, his family and even his dog, Ruby.

Appeals court upholds dismissal of orphanage founder lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 3:55pm

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the dismissal of a defamation lawsuit against a Maine activist who publicized sexual abuse accusations against a Haiti orphanage founder.

No charges over sexual misconduct claims at boarding school

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 3:54pm

Police in Connecticut say former faculty and staff members accused of sexual misconduct at the prestigious Choate Rosemary Hall boarding school can't be charged because too much time has passed since the alleged crimes occurred.

Correction: Immunity-Q&A story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 3:54pm

In a March 31 story about the process for receiving immunity, The Associated Press in one location erroneously identified Robert Kelner as the attorney for President Donald Trump. He is the lawyer for Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser.

No dump here: Posh public bathroom pops up, with music, art

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 3:54pm

In a park amid skyscrapers, a gem has emerged: a posh public bathroom that cost nearly $300,000, complete with freshly delivered flowers, imported tiles, classical music and artwork.