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Auditor's handling of whistleblower's claims is criticized

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:50pm

A Democratic Ohio attorney general candidate said Tuesday that his Republican opponent, Auditor Dave Yost, should have immediately referred to authorities a whistleblower's allegations that the state's then-largest online charter school intentionally inflated attendance figures.

Government: Wild red wolf population could soon be wiped out

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:47pm

Federal wildlife officials say the only wild population of endangered red wolves is unsustainable and could be wiped out within years.

Lawmakers: EPA security chief improperly runs outside firm

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:29pm

The security chief for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency has been operating an outside consulting firm without proper approval from ethics officials, Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday.

AP Interview: Iran says if US exits deal, it likely will too

Josh Lederman and Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:26pm

Iran's top diplomat warned the Trump administration on Tuesday that a U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal would undermine talks with North Korea by proving that America reneges on its promises, telling The Associated Press that Iran would "most likely" abandon the deal as well.

Police: Woman shared home with decomposing body for months

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:24pm

Police who found a badly decomposed body in bed in a Detroit-area home believe a 62-year-old woman may have shared the home with her dead roommate for months.

Trump warns: Iran will pay if it restarts nuclear program

Darlene Superville and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:22pm

Weighing U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear accord, President Donald Trump declared on Tuesday that if the Iranians "restart their nuclear program, they will have bigger problems than they've ever had before."

City asks judge to end lawsuit over fatal school stabbing

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:21pm

Lawyers for a Connecticut city where a teenage girl was stabbed to death at her high school are asking a state judge to end a wrongful death lawsuit by the student's mother, saying school officials should not be held liable for the killing.


Toronto driver charged with 10 counts of 1st degree murder

Charmaine Noronha and David R. Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:10pm

The 25-year-old suspect who plowed a van into a crowded Toronto sidewalk was ordered held Tuesday on 10 counts of murder and 13 of attempted murder as Canadian authorities and the public sought to make sense of one of the deadliest mass killings in the country's modern history.

Former bus driver gets 4 years in crash that killed 6 kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:05pm

An ex-Tennessee school bus driver who was at the wheel in a wreck that killed six children has been sentenced to four years in prison for criminally negligent homicide.

Trump says VA pick will soon decide whether to withdraw

Hope Yen and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:00pm

President Donald Trump said Tuesday his choice to lead Veterans Affairs would soon make a decision on whether to withdraw after the emergence of late-surfacing allegations about inappropriate behavior on the job and overprescribing prescription drugs. "It's totally his decision," Trump said.

Iran's foreign minister tells AP that Iran will 'most likely' abandon nuclear deal if Trump pulls US out

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:00pm

Iran's foreign minister tells AP that Iran will 'most likely' abandon nuclear deal if Trump pulls US out.

The Latest: Spokesman: George HW Bush responding, recovering

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:59am

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

Spokesman: George HW Bush "responding and recovering"

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:58am

Former President George H.W. Bush was "responding and recovering" to treatment at a Houston hospital on Tuesday for an infection that had spread to his blood, according to a family spokesman.

9 waterfalls you should see this spring in southcentral Idaho

Heather Kennison, Times-news  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:57am

Melissa Barry knows that waterfalls are an easy sell when it comes to attracting tourists.

Affidavit: Suspects bragged about abducting Oklahoma teens

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:56am

Authorities say suspects in the 1999 shooting deaths of an Oklahoma couple and the abduction of their 16-year-old daughter and her friend "bragged" about photographing the girls while they were bound.

Authorities: Woman faked cancer claims for insurance money

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:55am

Authorities in North Carolina have accused a woman of filing nearly 300 insurance claims for cancer even though she didn't have the disease.

California chief vows review after stabbing by homeless man

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:53am

A California police chief says his department will review its procedures after a restaurant patron with his young daughter on his lap was fatally stabbed inside a crowded steakhouse by a homeless man.

Trump: Kim Jong Un 'very open' and 'very honorable'

Jonathan Lemire and Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:52am

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said Kim Jong Un wants a historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible and suggested the North Korean dictator has been "very open" and "very honorable," a sharply different assessment of a leader he once denounced as "Little Rocket Man."

The Latest: Dad says 'incompetency' led to school shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:52am

The Latest on the commission investigating the Florida high school massacre (all times local):

Investigators: School design contributed to massacre

Terry Spencer and Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:44am

Faulty classroom design and failures in the police radio and 911 systems contributed to the chaos and deaths during the recent Florida high school massacre, a commission investigating the shooting was told at its first meeting Tuesday.