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Texas poised to pass 'sanctuary city' ban with jail penalty

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:42pm

Texas Republicans were poised Wednesday to take a big step toward banning "sanctuary cities" in their state, debating a bill through which police chiefs and sheriffs could even be jailed for not cooperating fully with federal immigration authorities.

The Latest: Jury gives death penalty to ambush killer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:34pm

The Latest on the trial of a survivalist who ambushed two troopers at a state police barracks, killing one (all times local):

Trump gives Pentagon more flexibility on Iraq, Syria troops

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:33pm

The White House is giving the Pentagon greater flexibility to determine the number of U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria, in another move by President Donald Trump to shift greater power to his military leaders.

Dad reveals Hawaii site where he says he dumped dead son

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:21pm

The father of a Hawaii boy who went missing 20 years ago rode in a van with police and prosecutors last weekend, leading them to the site where he says he dumped his dead son's remains.

In another jab at Cooper, N Carolina lawmakers override veto

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:21pm

The North Carolina legislature on Wednesday seized the initiative in a monthslong effort to weaken Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, overriding his veto of a Republican bill that would reduce the number of judges on the state Court of Appeals.

Sniper who targeted Pennsylvania state troopers at their barracks, killing 1 and wounding 1, is sentenced to death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:20pm

Sniper who targeted Pennsylvania state troopers at their barracks, killing 1 and wounding 1, is sentenced to death.

Delaware trooper fatally shot outside convenience store

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:11pm

A man shot and killed a Delaware state trooper outside a convenience store Wednesday and later barricaded himself inside his house, where he continued to fire shots at officers, police said.

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Here's what could be next for Trump's sanctuary cities order

Sudhin Thanawala and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:02pm

President Donald Trump is lashing out at a judge's ruling blocking his attempt to strip funds from "sanctuary cities" that don't cooperate with U.S. immigration authorities, calling it "ridiculous" and vowing to go to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Latest: Police release name of fatally shot trooper

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:00pm

The Latest on the shooting of a Delaware state trooper (all times local):

The Latest: N Carolina lawmakers override Cooper court veto

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:44pm

The Latest on the fight between North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-controlled General Assembly over legislation on administering elections and the size of the state Court of Appeals (all times local):

Suspect charged with 3 counts of murder in Fresno rampage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:22pm

The black suspect in a racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno was charged Wednesday with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of white men he targeted randomly on the street, prosecutors said.

The Latest: Attorney general vows 'sanctuary city' fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:13pm

The Latest on a federal judge's ruling that blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from sanctuary cities (all times local):

The Latest: Fresno suspect may not be mentally competent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:10pm

The Latest on the case against suspect in Fresno murder rampage (all times local):

Immunity sought for NC motorists who hit protesters in roads

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:41pm

A motorist who strikes a protester blocking a public road in North Carolina would be immune from civil liability — under a bill before lawmakers — if the driver exercised "due care."

Activists: Mexican who sought refuge in US church detained

P. Soloman Banda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:41pm

A Mexican man who once sought sanctuary from deportation in a Colorado church was detained by federal immigration agents Wednesday morning as he went to a warehouse to get tile to install on a job, his wife said Wednesday.

White man gets 15 years for shooting 5 black men at protest

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:32pm

A white Minnesota man who was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison Wednesday for shooting and wounding five black protesters said he'll live with the consequences of his actions for the rest of his life, but stopped short of apologizing.

Coulter's Berkeley speech canceled, police prep for violence

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:11pm

Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she was forced to cancel her speaking event Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley amid concerns of violence but might still "swing by to say hello" to all her supporters.

The Latest: Berkeley police plan high visibility Thursday

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:00pm

The Latest on Ann Coulter's appearance at UC Berkeley (all times local):

Trump puts bull's-eye on Bears Ears National Monument

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:57pm

President Donald Trump signed an executive order to review national monument designations over the past 21 years, mentioning Bears Ears National Monument when he vowed to return power to the states and end the "abuse" of the Antiquities Act.

Arkansas' set to conclude executions with 4th on Thursday

Andrew Demillo and Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:53pm

Arkansas' aggressive effort to execute condemned inmates is set to conclude Thursday after the state Supreme Court refused to halt the execution of a man who killed a former deputy prison warden following an escape.