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Cheese puffs? Iran says Haley showed fabricated Houthi proof

Josh Lederman and Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:04pm

To the Trump administration, the recovered missile fragments were incontrovertible proof that Iran was illicitly arming Yemen's Houthi rebels. Yet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif brushed it off Tuesday as little more than cheese puffs.

Study: California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:04pm

Gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16-year period ending in 2015, driven largely by a decline in gang violence and falling homicide rates among black and Hispanic male victims, a recent study of firearm violence has found.

Wrongfully deported, she's back but not allowed to sue

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:02pm

A woman detained and deported to Mexico in 2013 despite being in the United States legally will not be allowed to pursue a wrongful arrest lawsuit against the U.S. government.

F-16C crashes while trying to land at municipal airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:02pm

Luke Air Force Base officials say an F-16C from the 56th Fighter Wing crashed while attempting to land at a municipal airport in Arizona.


Man who disarmed Waffle House shooter hailed by lawmakers

Sheila Burke and Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:59pm

The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle away from a gunman at a Nashville restaurant told Tennessee lawmakers Tuesday he faced "the true test of a man," drawing a standing ovation during his brief address.

The Latest: White House defends Veterans Affairs nominee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:58pm

The Latest on Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's pick to be secretary of Veterans Affairs (all times local):

The Latest: Pacific admiral considered for South Korea post

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:56pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local):

Police chief fired over claims of misconduct

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:52pm

The police chief in the Salt Lake City suburb of Sandy has been fired for inappropriately touching other police department employees.

The Latest: Colorado woman urged FBI to 'hold on' to suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:39pm

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

The Latest: Wyoming steps back grizzly hunt quota claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:34pm

The Latest on the dispute over grizzly bear hunt quotas in Wyoming and Montana (all times local):

California man convicted of torture deaths of 2 children

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:16pm

A jury in Northern California convicted a 20-year-old man of torturing, starving and beating two children whose bodies were found in a storage unit.

Yemenis protest ban in advance of Supreme Court arguments

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:15pm

Corner stores around New York City and elsewhere were shut down for a short time on Tuesday by their Yemeni-American owners to protest against the U.S. travel ban, the day before the Supreme Court was scheduled to hear arguments over whether it should be upheld.

Greitens case: Judge weighs disqualifying prosecutors

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:15pm

An attorney for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens told a judge Tuesday that the lies and misdeeds of a private investigator involved in one felony case against the Republican governor have also "permeated and corroded" a second case.

Online post suggests rampage suspect may have resented women

Charmaine Noronha and David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:14pm

The suspect in the deadly van attack in Toronto posted a chilling Facebook message just minutes before plowing into a crowded city sidewalk, authorities said Tuesday, raising the possibility that he may have nursed grudges against women — a possible echo of a 1989 massacre of 14 women that remains one of Canada's most traumatic acts of violence.

Experts: Minnesota woman likely to face Florida charge first

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:14pm

A Minnesota woman who led authorities on a weekslong manhunt after she allegedly killed her husband, then went to Florida and befriended — then killed — a woman who resembled her, is now facing charges in two states.

Police: Woman broke into rival's home, killed her then self

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:13pm

A woman broke into the Philadelphia-area home of another woman she believed was romantically involved with her husband and killed her before killing herself, authorities said.

Trump, Macron make a show as best buds but tussle over Iran

Darlene Superville and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:06pm

With exaggerated handshakes and a pair of kisses, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron professed a sunny, best-friends relationship Tuesday, even as the two allies strained to bridge differences over the Iran nuclear agreement, Syria and more.

Coroner: Inmates in South Carolina prison riot bled to death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:04pm

A coroner says the seven inmates killed during a South Carolina prison riot earlier this month all bled to death from stab wounds.

Q&A: How walkout by Arizona teachers is expected to play out

Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:04pm

Tens of thousands of Arizona teachers are poised to walk off the job this week to demand more funding for public education, an unprecedented action in this conservative state without many union protections.

Inmate: Prison officers complicit in cellphone problem

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:04pm

South Carolina prison officials have for years blamed cellphones for contributing to inmate violence. After a bloody riot left seven inmates dead at a maximum-security prison last week, they again find themselves asking federal officials to grant waivers and change laws to let them block the signals of these contraband devices.