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Hot potato: Dems shy from Steyer's talk of impeaching Trump

Bill Barrow and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 4:29pm

Tom Steyer is on a multimillion-dollar mission to impeach Donald Trump, but Democrats whose campaigns the California billionaire is helping bankroll aren't keen to follow his lead.

Probe cleared Haspel in destruction of waterboarding tapes

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 4:29pm

Countering resistance to President Donald Trump's pick for CIA director, the spy agency gave lawmakers a declassified memo Friday showing she was cleared years ago of wrongdoing in the destruction of videotapes showing terror suspects being waterboarded after 9/11.

Student from Zambia ruled eligible for US poetry contest

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 4:27pm

A judge on Friday ruled a high school student in Maine who fled his native Zambia can compete in a government-funded national poetry contest.

Deputies hold vote on sheriff after Florida school massacre

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 4:19pm

The union that represents the deputies who responded to the Florida high school massacre is holding a no-confidence vote on the sheriff.

Fraternity house suspended as 2 students allege sex assaults

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 4:19pm

A Temple University fraternity house where two teenage students said they were sexually assaulted has been suspended, and police are investigating.

Ex-Baltimore County school leader sentenced in perjury case

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 4:06pm

A former Baltimore County school superintendent who served on prominent national education panels was sentenced Friday to serve six months behind bars after pleading guilty to perjury charges.

Missouri lawmakers considering keeping bills from Greitens

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 4:05pm

Missouri's legislative leaders are considering holding off on sending bills to Gov. Eric Greitens amid multiple investigations into the governor's personal and professional life.

The Latest: George Bush 'very touched' by mourners

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 4:04pm

The Latest on the death of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local):

Settlement announced in coroner discrimination lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 3:58pm

A settlement has been reached in a racial discrimination lawsuit against a Mississippi Gulf Coast county and its coroner.

John Bolton announces Mira Ricardel as deputy adviser

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 3:58pm

John Bolton is putting his stamp on the National Security Council, announcing Friday that Mira Ricardel will be joining the group as deputy national security adviser.

Baltimore mayor signs bill banning plastic foam containers

Courtney Columbus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 3:49pm

Baltimore businesses have 18 months to stop using carryout containers made from polystyrene foam.

Arizona is next stop for movement seeking better teacher pay

Melissa Daniels and Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 3:43pm

The latest stop in the national movement seeking higher teacher pay and better education funding is Arizona, where tens of thousands of teachers have voted to walk off the job next week.

President George HW Bush greets mourners honoring his wife

Juan A. Lozano and Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 3:37pm

His daughter standing behind him, former President George H.W. Bush sat at the front of the cavernous sanctuary of St. Martin's Episcopal Church. He gazed up at the rose-draped casket holding his wife of 73 years.

Video: Officers searching for trapped teen stayed in cruiser

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 3:35pm

Newly released police body cam footage shows officers staying in their cruiser as they searched for an Ohio teenager who became trapped in the back of a minivan and called 911 for help but died.

Missouri legislators approve numerous changes to elections

Blake Nelson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 3:33pm

Missouri legislators approved numerous changes Thursday to local elections, including allowing voters to request absentee ballots by email.

In court, Dems allege conspiracy between Trump camp, Russia

Tom Lobianco and Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 3:19pm

The Democratic Party sued Donald Trump's presidential campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks and Trump's son and son-in-law Friday, accusing them of an intricate conspiracy to undercut Democrats in the 2016 election by stealing tens of thousands of emails and documents.

Civil rights prosecutors urge charges in Garner death

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 3:19pm

Federal civil rights prosecutors have recommended charging a New York police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, but it's unclear if top Justice Department officials will be willing to move forward with a case, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.

Official: Shotgun in guitar case was used in school shooting

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 3:04pm

A gunman who carried a shotgun in a guitar case opened fire Friday in a Florida high school, wounding one student before he was arrested on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence, authorities said.

Judge tosses suit seeking to block parole of cops' killer

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 3:01pm

A New York judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to block the parole of an ex-radical who fatally shot two New York City police officers in 1971.

Pot politics: Schumer joins politicians rethinking marijuana

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:59pm

The top Senate Democrat is using marijuana's informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug, another sign of the growing political acceptance of pot.