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Up against NRA, gun control advocates still voice optimism

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:13pm

The National Rifle Association went all-out to put Donald Trump in the White House and the Republicans who control Congress already are taking steps to ease gun regulations.

Prosecutors say Ohio man planned to join Islamic State group

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:05pm

Federal prosecutors say they began investigating a Jordanian citizen living in Ohio after he was arrested while trying to get into the Turkish embassy in Washington.

Cause of blaze that killed 6 children remains undetermined

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:00pm

Baltimore fire officials say the cause of a January blaze that killed six children remains undetermined.

NYC police department launches 1st phase of bodycam program

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:00pm

The New York Police Department is launching the first phase of a plan to equip 22,000 officers with body cameras.

Trump repeats criticism of court that halted 1st travel ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:55pm

President Donald Trump is once again taking aim at a federal appeals court district that covers Western states, saying he is considering breaking up a circuit that is a longtime target of Republicans and is where his first travel ban was halted.

The Latest: Arkansas inmate asks US court to halt execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:55pm

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

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Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:50pm

President Donald Trump's call to review 24 national monuments established by three former presidents puts in limbo protections on large swaths of land home to ancient cliff dwellings, towering Sequoias, deep, canyons and oceans habitats where seals, whales and sea turtles roam.

Moments that matter in Trump's first 100 days in office

Darlene Superville and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:24pm

In his first 100 days, President Donald Trump has lived up to his promise to shake up Washington.

Atlanta attorney indicted on murder charge in wife's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:24pm

A prominent Atlanta attorney has been indicted on charges including murder in the fatal shooting of his wife last year.

Children with elevated lead levels aren't being tested or diagnosed, study says

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:18pm

In the United States, pediatric health care providers are not doing enough testing of children's blood lead levels in many states, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Pediatrics.

The Latest: Police identify man who killed Delaware trooper

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:16pm

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

Michigan Legislature sends federal funding to Flint

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:15pm

The Michigan Legislature is sending Flint $100 million in federal funding to address the water crisis.

Florida Senate apologizes for 68-year-old racial injustice

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:06pm

The Florida Senate formally apologized on Thursday to the families of four black men accused of raping a white teenager nearly seven decades ago in a case now seen as a racial injustice.

8 more Jamaican lottery scam suspects appear in US court

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:06pm

Eight more people have been extradited from Jamaica to face charges in the U.S. in what authorities say is a multimillion-dollar lottery scam that victimized dozens of Americans. Some questions and answers about the case that began nearly six years ago with a phone call to an elderly widow in a small North Dakota town:

Train delays likely this summer over work at Penn Station

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:55am

Rail travelers who have endured major disruptions recently at the nation's busiest rail station are likely to see more delays this summer because New York's Penn Station is in dire need of repair work, Amtrak officials said Thursday.

Man charged in Fresno rampage to undergo mental evaluation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:55am

The attorney for a black man charged with four counts of first-degree murder in a shooting rampage that randomly targeted white men in Fresno and in the separate death of a security guard said Thursday that his client suffers from mental illness.

Florida governor: Actions are legal in fight with prosecutor

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:55am

A prosecutor is wrong in arguing that Florida's governor violated the state constitution when he took away almost two dozen cases from her office after she announced she'd no longer seek the death penalty, Gov. Rick Scott and Florida's Attorney General argued in court documents filed Thursday.

Man gets life in prison for Indianapolis officer's killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:55am

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.

US admiral says N. Korea crisis is at worst point he's seen

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:55am

The senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific said Thursday that the crisis with North Korea is at the worst point he's ever seen, but he declined to compare the situation to the Cuban missile crisis decades ago.