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Panel recommends keeping moratorium on Oklahoma executions

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:38pm

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.

Body found in swollen river after North Carolina storm

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:38pm

People in North Carolina were paying attention to rising rivers on Tuesday after storms gave the state its worst drenching since a damaging hurricane late last year.

Detective: Durst's wife told neighbor of beating, threats

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:38pm

The missing wife of New York real estate heir Robert Durst once told a neighbor that her husband had beat her and she feared he would kill her, a retired detective testified Tuesday.

White-power groups banding together, but for how long?

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:37pm

White extremists, almost by nature, are seldom good at working together.

Idaho: Remains of 2 people found in Oregon Trail badger hole

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:37pm

A fluke discovery of human bones protruding from a badger hole in southwestern Idaho has investigators trying to determine if they have discovered a double homicide or the disturbed grave of young 19th century pioneers who died going west on the nearby Oregon Trail, authorities said Tuesday.


Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke US law

Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:37pm

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate federal law when he failed to seek permission or inform the U.S. government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizations after a trip there in 2015, leaders of a House oversight committee said Tuesday.

Police video shows officer holding 5 black boys at gunpoint

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:37pm

The mayor of a western Michigan city is working on a plan to review police procedures after body cameras recorded officers detaining five black boys at gunpoint while investigating a report of someone with a weapon.

Jurors deliberate case of fatal shooting near NAU campus

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:30pm

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.

The Latest: Records show inmate's IV took 40 minutes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:27pm

The Latest on Arkansas' multiple execution plan (all times local):

Louisiana Senate to consider bill to end capital punishment

R.j. Rico, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:27pm

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.

Man accused of impersonating officer, giving kids jail tours

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:27pm

A man has been accused of taking children in handcuffs to tour an Ohio county jail and courthouse while wearing a police uniform.

New issue in executions: Should the death chamber be silent?

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:18pm

The nation's first double execution in 16 years raised a new issue involving transparency and the death penalty: Should witnesses be allowed to hear what goes on in the death chamber?

Fiery, deadly wreck snarls Interstate 5 in Los Angeles

Reed Saxon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:16pm

A fiery collision Tuesday involving two big trucks and several smaller vehicles killed one person and injured 10 others while triggering a massive traffic jam on Interstate 5 in Los Angeles.

Court removes obstacle to releasing wolves in New Mexico

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:15pm

A federal court on Tuesday removed an obstacle to the U.S. government's plan to release more endangered wolves in New Mexico over the state's objections, but it was not clear whether additional animals would be reintroduced under the Trump administration.

'Superbug' fungus new menace in US hospitals, mostly NY, NJ

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:04pm

A 'superbug' fungus is emerging as a new menace in U.S. hospitals, mostly in New York and New Jersey.

Girl whose parents were police officers buys officer's meal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:00pm

A New Jersey police department is looking to return the favor after a little girl asked her mother to pick up an officer's restaurant check.

Senate confirms No. 2 at Justice; will lead Russia probe

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:00pm

The Senate has confirmed Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general, putting the longtime federal prosecutor in place to oversee a federal investigation into Russian influence in the U.S. elections.

Anti-government suspect declines to stand for judge in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:00pm

A Wisconsin man accused of stealing a cache of weapons and sending an anti-government manifesto to the White House failed to stand for a federal judge at his arraignment.

Zookeeper recovering from burns, saved rhino from wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:00pm

A Florida zookeeper is recovering from burns he received while saving a rhinoceros from a wildfire that threatened his animal sanctuary.

Documents: Teen abused by mom before kidnapping by teacher

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:50pm

A 15-year-old Tennessee girl who authorities say was kidnapped by her teacher had endured months of abuse at the hands of her mother, according to court documents, making her particularly vulnerable to an adult predator.