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Police: Youth pastor threatened girl's family for sex

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 6:25am

Authorities say a 38-year-old youth pastor at a now defunct South Florida church coerced a girl into having sex with him by threatening to turn her family in to immigration officials.

Naval Academy police chief fired amid sex harassment claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 5:57am

The police chief at the U.S. Naval Academy in Delaware's capital has been fired amid allegations of sexual harassment.

Trump denies paying North Korea $2M for US detainee's care

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 5:51am

President Donald Trump says the U.S. did not pay $2 million in medical costs to North Korea in 2017 to get American college student Otto Warmbier released.

Upstate NY monument hailing end of Revolutionary War reopens

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 3:59am

Visitors will once again be able to climb to the top of a 19th-century stone tower that was built in New York's Hudson Valley to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the American Revolution.

USC medical program loses national accreditation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 12:02am

The University of Southern California is losing national accreditation for a medical training program dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct.

Army vet charged with injuring 8 people in intentional crash

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 11:13pm

An Army veteran with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder was on his way to a Bible class when he told investigators he intentionally drove into a group of men, women and children, injuring eight people, police said.

Tough going: Elite service members compete for 'Best Ranger'

John Bazemore, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 11:08pm

There's tough, there's Army Ranger tough and then there's the toughest of the tough, the handful named Best Ranger.

California prison escapes double with new community programs

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 11:01pm

California's attempt to ease inmates back into the community is coming at a price: more prisoners, some with violent convictions, walking away before their time is up.

3 QBs and lots of defenders highlight 1st round of draft

Barry Wilner, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 10:51pm

A Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback at the top, two more QBs along the way — and a whole lot of guys who like nothing better than putting passers on the ground.

NY funeral for Marine and firefighter killed in Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 10:33pm

A U.S. Marine killed in a bombing in Afghanistan will be honored by mourners from across the country at his funeral in New York City where he was also a decorated firefighter .

Ex-Minneapolis officer resumes testimony in woman's death

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 10:24pm

A former Minneapolis police officer on trial in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman will be back on the stand Friday.

Officer fled civil war as a child, resettled in Minneapolis

Jeff Baenen and Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 10:13pm

Mohamed Noor fled Somalia's civil war as a child, following a well-worn path with his family to a refugee camp in Kenya, the U.S. and eventually Minnesota. After a difficult start, he "fell in love" with his new city, Minneapolis, and carved out a life in business.

Family of slain motorist celebrates after officer sentenced

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 9:02pm

Corey Jones's family sang the gospel song "Victory is Mine" as they walked out of a Florida courthouse, celebrating after a judge handed a 25-year sentence to a former police officer for killing the stranded black motorist in 2015.

Mexico's crackdown forces migrants to more dangerous routes

Sonia PÉrez D. and Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 6:28pm

José Vallecillo, a 41-year-old metalworker from Honduras, has a good-paying job welding steel freight containers waiting for him in the northern Mexico city of Monterrey, at a factory where he has worked before and the owner invited him to return.

Waffle House shooting suspect's father pleads not guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 6:21pm

The father of the man accused of killing four people at a Waffle House in Tennessee last year has pleaded not guilty to charges related to the gun used in the shooting.

Waffle House shooting suspect's father pleads not guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 6:19pm

The father of the man accused of killing four people at a Waffle House in Tennessee last year pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges related to the gun used in the shooting.

Kansas agency finds abuse and neglect in Wichita boy's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 6:15pm

Kansas child welfare authorities investigated two reports of possible abuse or neglect involving a Wichita couple in the 17 months before their 3-year-old son was found dead in his crib.

Arizona governor won't remove Easter Facebook greeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 6:02pm

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is rejecting demands to take down a social media post sending Easter greetings and citing a Bible verse.

Police: Man came at officer with knife before fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 5:48pm

A North Carolina police department says it has determined a man who was fatally shot by an officer came at him with a knife and refused commands to drop it.

Food poisoning remains persistent problem, US report finds

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 5:13pm

As recent illnesses tied to raw turkey , ground beef , cut melon and romaine lettuce suggest, U.S. food poisoning cases don't appear to be going away anytime soon.