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Washington state deputy called 'extraordinary' at funeral

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 4:31pm

A Washington state sheriff's deputy who was fatally shot by a suspect was remembered Wednesday as an extraordinary young man who was destined for greatness in a profession he had dreamed of joining since childhood.

Woman makes sure decorated WWII Marine gets hero's farewell

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 4:23pm

A decorated Marine who served in World War II is being remembered following his death in New York thanks to an unlikely friendship with a young woman determined to see him get the funeral he deserved.

The Latest: Dragging death ringleader stoic before execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 4:17pm

The Latest on the execution of ringleader of dragging death of James Byrd Jr. nearly 21 years ago. (all times local):

Jaguar recovery plan envisions sprawling habitat areas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 4:11pm

A plan by wildlife officials to bolster the endangered jaguar population in the U.S. Southwest and Mexico by establishing two sprawling habitat areas drew criticism Wednesday from environmental groups.

High crimes, misdemeanors are impeachable and hard to define

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 4:11pm

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Wednesday promising to fight any effort by House Democrats to impeach him for, in the Constitution's vague words, "high crimes and misdemeanors." Trump said that "not only are there no 'High Crimes and Misdemeanors,' there are no Crimes by me at all."

Video: Officer who fatally shot man said she had no choice

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 4:06pm

A North Carolina police officer who fatally shot a black man in a parking lot after repeatedly ordering him to drop his gun was heard on bodycam video saying several times that she had no choice.

Prosecutor: Arpaio gave up appeal right in accepting pardon

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 4:03pm

A special prosecutor appointed to defend a ruling that refused to erase former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal record says the lawman gave up his right to appeal his contempt of court conviction when he accepted a pardon from President Donald Trump.

Cops: Florida man stabbed nephew for hogging bathroom

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 3:59pm

Authorities say a 72-year-old Florida man repeatedly stabbed his nephew because he was taking too long in the bathroom.

Man caught on camera smashing dozens of NYC Wi-Fi kiosks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 3:57pm

Police are on the hunt for a man who's been smashing up New York City's flashy sidewalk Wi-Fi kiosks.

Armenian Americans in California demand genocide recognition

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 3:53pm

Huge crowds of Armenian Americans marched in Los Angeles on Wednesday in an annual commemoration of the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire.

Orem seeks to conserve water by changing grass rule

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 3:40pm

A Utah city is proposing to reduce a home grass requirement to help residents deal with higher water bills.

The Latest: Wisconsin governor stands by Guard commander

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 3:07pm

The Latest on federal military investigators reviewing the Wisconsin National Guard's sexual misconduct policies (all times local):

Boy Scouts: Handful of sex-abuse cases emerged in 2018

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 3:02pm

Under pressure over past allegations of child sex abuse, the Boy Scouts of America defended its current prevention policies on Wednesday and said there were five known victims in 2018 out of roughly 2.2 million youth members.

St. Louis prosecutor urges steps for bail-posting nonprofit

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 2:55pm

St. Louis' top prosecutor on Wednesday urged a nonprofit group to review court records before posting bail for inmates, days after a man freed from jail was charged with killing his wife soon after his release.

Public defender asks to drop Florida school massacre suspect

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 2:42pm

The public defenders for the Parkland school massacre defendant unexpectedly asked to withdraw from the case Wednesday, saying the 20-year-old man will soon inherit nearly a half-million dollars and no longer qualify for free legal representation.

Fire that gutted church ruled arson; motive sought

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 2:40pm

Authorities say a fire that gutted an eastern Pennsylvania church was deliberately set, but the motive for the arson is still under investigation.

The Latest: Chief deputy reported sheriff spending to cops

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 2:38pm

The Latest on the indictment of a South Carolina sheriff (all times local):

Prosecutors: Texas couple filmed sex abuse of dozens of kids

Jake Bleiberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 2:37pm

A Texas couple were sentenced Wednesday to 60 years each in prison for filming themselves sexually abusing kids, a case that prosecutors say involved more than two dozen young victims including babies.

Public defender asks to no longer represent Florida massacre suspect as he is set to receive $400K insurance payment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 2:37pm

Public defender asks to no longer represent Florida massacre suspect as he is set to receive $400K insurance payment.