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Mountain lion killed in Riverton

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:42pm

Authorities have killed a mountain lion after it was sighted a second time this week near homes and an elementary school in the central Wyoming city of Riverton.

Ex-SC firefighter sentenced for fake bomb-threat texts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:42pm

A former volunteer firefighter in South Carolina has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for sending messages about a fake bomb threat to try to get his station called in the event of a real emergency.

The Latest: Man sentenced to death in trooper's slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:42pm

The Latest on the trial of a gunman who shot two Pennsylvania troopers at their barracks (all times local):

Arkansas prepares to wrap up aggressive execution schedule

Andrew Demillo and Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:40pm

The last inmate set to die under Arkansas' compressed execution timetable looked to state and federal courts Thursday in final bids to save his life.

Up against NRA, gun control advocates still voice optimism

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:33pm

Donald Trump, darling of the National Rifle Association, has custody of the Oval Office. The Republican-controlled Congress already has ditched one Obama-era rule to tighten access to guns. And an emboldened NRA has much more ambitious plans afoot for easing state and national gun laws as its annual convention unfolds this weekend in Atlanta.

US releases Venezuelan activist seeking asylum in Miami

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:30pm

U.S. immigration authorities have released a Venezuelan opposition activist who was detained a day earlier as he waited to attend a hearing on his request for political asylum.

Suspect pursued injured officer seeking cover, fired again

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:24pm

A man who killed a state trooper and then was shot to death Thursday after a lengthy standoff with police had been fond of guns since middle school, a former neighbor and classmate said.

Atlanta attorney indicted on murder charge in wife's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:20pm

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

US beach money forces town to give more parking near coast

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:13pm

One of the biggest obstacles to public beach access in New Jersey may be coming to an end.

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 to sign order creating accountability office at VA

Darlene Superville and Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 12:57pm

President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Thursday creating an accountability and whistleblower protection office at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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.

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.