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Detroit man charged in livestreamed slaying of friend

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:52am

A Detroit man is charged in the fatal shooting of his 18-year-old friend that was livestreamed on Instagram.

Sheriff to suspect in deputy killing: 'Turn yourself in'

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:47am

A sheriff on Thursday urged a man sought in the killing of a deputy to turn himself in and warned a community to stay vigilant during a manhunt in what is believed to be the first slaying of a law enforcement officer in Maine in nearly 30 years.

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Senate committee OKs bill to safeguard special counsel

Chad Day and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:46am

Bipartisan legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller now lies in the hands of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after the GOP-led Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance it.

Greitens' lawyer argues to bar attorney general from probe

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:42am

A lawyer for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens argued Thursday that Attorney General Josh Hawley should be barred from investigating the governor because of critical comments that he suggested were partly motivated by Hawley's candidacy for the U.S. Senate.

The Latest: Arizona teachers gather at ballpark before march

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:39am

The Latest on teacher protests in Arizona and Colorado (all times local):

Utah Gov. would oppose medical marijuana, Medicaid measures

Julian Hattem, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:37am

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he will oppose ballot initiatives allowing medical marijuana and expanding Medicaid in his state, but is okay with two other potential measures in November.

US to end special protections for 9,000 Nepalese immigrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:35am

The Trump administration has decided to end special protections for an estimated 9,000 Nepalese immigrants in the United States.

Police: Cheerleading instructor used spy camera in bathroom

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:33am

Police in Maryland say they've arrested a cheerleading instructor for putting a camera in a bathroom and secretly taking pictures of children and adults.

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US lawmakers assail EPA chief over ethical missteps

Michael Biesecker and Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:28am

Lawmakers assailed Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday for the ethics and spending scandals that have prompted bipartisan calls for his ouster. On the defensive, the EPA chief said "half-truths" and "twisted" allegations were an effort to undermine the Trump administration's anti-regulatory agenda.

Teachers in Arizona, Colorado rally to protest funding, pay

Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:23am

A wave of red-clad teachers was poised to flood the Arizona state Capitol on Thursday for an unprecedented walkout that closed most of the state's public schools, part of an educator uprising that's also bubbled up in Colorado.

The Latest: Waffle House suspect accused of charging woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:23am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local):

Thieves steal car with boy inside; boy safe, teen arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:22am

Bold car thieves drove up to a Georgia daycare and were seen on video stealing two unattended cars that had been left running, including one with a 6-year-old boy inside.

Police: Student posts threat to high school on Facebook

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:21am

Police say a student made a video threatening an Alabama high school and posted it on social media.

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Mike Pompeo narrowly confirmed to be secretary of state

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:19am

The Senate narrowly confirmed Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state on Thursday, clearing the path for him to take over as the top U.S. diplomat just as President Donald Trump faces high-risk moments on Iran and North Korea.

'Busy' Trump admits he didn't get wife much for her birthday

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:17am

It's Melania Trump's birthday, and President Donald Trump thinks he might be in a little trouble.

Mattis says military addressing issues found in Niger attack

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:13am

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the military is already addressing problems brought to light after the Niger (nee-ZHEHR') attack last year that killed four American service members.

The Latest: Senate confirms Pompeo as secretary of state

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:11am

The Latest on CIA Director Mike Pompeo's nomination to serve as secretary of state (all times local):

Man accused of killing mother with guitar ruled competent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:11am

A judge says an Iowa man is competent to stand trial on allegations that he used an electric guitar to beat his mother to death.

Marshall fined for violating federal law over Indian remains

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:08am

Marshall University has been fined $4,999 for failing to complete inventories of American Indian remains and artifacts in its possession.

More kids have autism, better diagnosis may be the reason

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:05am

The government estimates that autism is becoming more common, but it's only a small increase and some experts think it can be largely explained by better diagnosing of minority children.