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The Latest: Panel approves Pompeo for secretary of state

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 9:09pm

The Latest on the nomination of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state (all times local):

Oregon knew of abuse case against family that went off cliff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 9:07pm

Oregon child welfare officials knew the family in an SUV that plunged off a California cliff had faced a child abuse investigation in another state when it looked into allegations in 2013, according to documents released Monday.

Eric Holder questions arrests of 2 black men at Starbucks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 8:43pm

Former Attorney General Eric Holder is questioning the recent arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks.

No typical double date: Trumps, Macrons dine at Mount Vernon

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 8:38pm

Tending to bonding before business, President Donald Trump and France's Emmanuel Macron opened the French president's visit Monday with an anything-but-ordinary double date with their wives at George Washington's house.

Ex-Texas official questions teen's Harvard acceptance

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 8:22pm

A former Texas education official has tweeted at a biracial teen accepted to Harvard University asking if he was admitted based "on merit or quota."

Guilty plea set in planned attack on San Francisco Pier 39

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 8:18pm

A man who allegedly planned a Christmas Day bombing and shooting attack at San Francisco's Pier 39 is set to plead guilty in a federal case, though details weren't public Monday.

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Spokesman: George HW Bush hospitalized with blood infection

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 8:17pm

Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said Monday.

The Latest: Bush hoping to get to Maine despite illness

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 8:11pm

The Latest on the hospitalization of former President George H.W. Bush (all times local):

Iran minister: Neither Iran nor Saudis can dominate Mideast

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 8:11pm

Iran's foreign minister said Monday that neither Iran nor Saudi Arabia can be the dominant power in the Middle East and what's needed most is for countries in the Persian Gulf region to talk to each other — not about each other.

Attorney: California police shot unarmed black man 10 times

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:55pm

Lawyers for the family of a black man killed by police in a busy Southern California parking lot said Monday that an autopsy found he was shot 10 times and died from choking on his own blood as police delayed getting him medical help.

Waffle House slaying suspect arrested after massive manhunt

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:35pm

The mentally unstable gunman suspected of killing four people in a late-night shooting at a Waffle House restaurant was arrested near his apartment Monday after hiding from police for more than a day, authorities said.

The Latest: 4 homicide charges in Waffle House shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:19pm

The Latest on a shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local):

Arrest of black woman at Waffle House sparks complaint

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:57pm

Police and Waffle House corporate executives are defending police intervention at an Alabama restaurant where a black woman's arrest, captured on video, raised questions about mistreatment.

Cops: Mom was turning on safety when gun fired, killing girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:53pm

Investigators say a woman who accidentally shot and killed her 2-year-old daughter at an Ohio hotel was trying to turn on the gun's safety when it fired.

Mistrial declared for border agent charged with killing teen

Anita Snow and Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:39pm

A mistrial was declared Monday in the case of a U.S. Border Patrol agent after an Arizona jury acquitted him of a second-degree murder charge in the killing of a teen from Mexico but deadlocked on lesser counts of manslaughter.

3 teens accused of killing 1 of the boys' mothers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:31pm

Three teenagers tried to drug one of the boys' mothers before strangling and stabbing her in her Maine home, according to court documents.

Pompeo nomination narrowly clears panel, goes to full Senate

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:23pm

Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, avoided a rare rebuke Monday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly recommended him, but the vote served as a warning shot to the White House as nominees to lead the CIA and Veterans Affairs are hitting stiff resistance.

The Latest: Trump, Macron return to White House after dinner

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:19pm

The Latest on the state visit by President Emmanuel Macron of France (all times local):

Stephon Clark's brother charged with misdemeanor assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:19pm

California prosecutors on Monday charged the brother of an unarmed black man who was recently shot to death by Sacramento police with misdemeanor assault and vandalism.

Jury: Atlanta attorney who shot wife guilty of murder

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:59pm

After telling the judge Monday morning that they were stuck and couldn't reach a verdict, jurors deliberated a few more hours before deciding that a well-connected Atlanta attorney intentionally shot his wife, causing her death.