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Powwow plans focus on missing, murdered Native women

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

A two-day powwow that represents one of the largest annual gatherings of indigenous people in the United States begins Friday in New Mexico, where organizers say they want to build awareness this year around the deaths and disappearances of Native American women.

Man imprisoned for sports editor's killing seeking freedom

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 2:04pm

A man who has served 15 years in prison for the 2001 killing of a Missouri sports editor is challenging his imprisonment.

Idaho governor creates group to cut state inefficiencies

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 2:02pm

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has issued an executive order forming a working group to find ways to cut inefficiencies in state government.

Nebraska rejects new attempt to abolish death penalty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 2:02pm

Three years after Nebraska voters reinstated the death penalty, lawmakers have rejected a new attempt to abolish the punishment.

Warrant: Man was putting hands up before police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 1:58pm

A Connecticut man who was the target of police gunfire that wounded his girlfriend has told authorities he was opening his car door to show his hands when the bullets began flying.

Report: Chicago officer nervous after killing black teenager

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 1:47pm

A psychologist's report on a white former Chicago police officer convicted of killing a black teenager in 2014 says the officer felt "shell-shocked" in the days that followed the shooting.

Report: North Korea sought $2M from US for captured American

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 1:39pm

North Korea reportedly insisted the U.S. agree to pay $2 million in medical costs in 2017 before it released detained American college student Otto Warmbier while he was in a coma, according to a report published Thursday.

The Latest: Ex-officer testifies on ambush training

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 1:34pm

The Latest on the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in the 2017 fatal shooting of an unarmed woman (all times local):

Release approved for Coast Guard officer accused of terror

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 1:28pm

A federal magistrate has agreed to the pre-trial release of a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of being a domestic terrorist.

Judges: Michigan must redraw congressional, legislative maps

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 1:21pm

A three-judge federal panel ruled Thursday that Michigan's congressional and legislative maps were unconstitutionally gerrymandered for partisan gain, ordering the state Legislature to redraw at least 34 districts for the 2020 election.

Report: Utah will be much more diverse in 2065

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 1:07pm

A new state report projects Utah will be significantly more diverse in 2065.

A former Florida police officer has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a black motorist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 1:04pm

A former Florida police officer has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a black motorist.

Gov. Bevin appears to blame shooting on teacher sickout

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 1:00pm

Kentucky's Republican governor has connected a girl's shooting with a school closing caused by teachers who called in sick to rally at the state Capitol.

Riding out a wildfire is risky but can be the only option

Michelle Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 12:53pm

For Californians who might have to escape wildfire again this year, the options are perilous. Many live in communities that don't have well-thought-out public evacuation plans and lack the road capacity that's needed to get everyone out fast.

Wyoming man will not seek change of plea in Idaho killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 12:49pm

Attorneys for a 42-year-old Wyoming man who has pleaded guilty in the killing of his pregnant ex-girlfriend have withdrawn a request to change his plea.

10 kids shot by 'BB or pellet gun' outside Georgia school

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 12:45pm

Ten students at an Atlanta-area elementary school suffered non-life threatening injuries after being shot by a BB or pellet gun while on the playground.

Video game effort could help regulate future drone traffic

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 12:43pm

Drones ferrying medical supplies, packages and even pizza could one day be crisscrossing the skies above U.S. cities, and a team at the University of Utah is working with regulators to keep that future traffic in check using a video game.

Alabama House to vote on abortion ban next week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 12:40pm

Alabama lawmakers next week will debate one of the most stringent abortion restrictions in the nation.

The Latest: AG: Judge's indictment 'politically motivated'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 12:39pm

The Latest on charges against a federal judge accused of helping a suspect evade immigration detention (all times local):

The Latest: Ex-officer gets 25 years in motorist's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 12:14pm

The Latest on the sentencing of a former Florida police officer in the fatal shooting of a black motorist (all times local):