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Judge rules against ending program to protect Dreamers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:44pm

A federal judge ruled Tuesday against the Trump administration's decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation, calling the Department of Homeland Security's rationale against the program "arbitrary and capricious."

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In big shift, Trump assesses Kim Jong Un as 'very honorable'

Jonathan Lemire and Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:32pm

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."

2 Dallas police officers wounded in shooting outside store

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:22pm

Two Dallas police officers were critically wounded in a shooting Tuesday outside a home improvement store, authorities said.

California university won't punish professor who jeered Bush

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:13pm

A California State University, Fresno professor who called Barbara Bush "an amazing racist" and cheered her death will not be punished, the president of the university announced Tuesday.

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

Darlene Superville and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:02pm

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.

The Latest: Pacific admiral considered for South Korea post

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:02pm

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

Parkland kid draws fire for shooting AR-15 at gun range

Josh Replogle and Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:57pm

A Marjory Stoneman Douglas student alleges he was aggressively questioned by school administrators and local law enforcement after posting on social media that he fired an assault weapon at a gun range with his dad.

Empire State Building lights go dark for Toronto victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:44pm

New York's Empire State Building has gone dark to honor the victims of the deadly van attack in Toronto.

Man who disarmed Waffle House shooter hailed by lawmakers

Sheila Burke and Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:40pm

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: Suspect faces new charges in shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:38pm

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

His nomination in peril, Jackson fights for VA post

Hope Yen, Zeke Miller and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:32pm

His nomination in peril, Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson fought Tuesday to convince lawmakers of his leadership abilities as more details of accusations against him emerged, ranging from repeated drunkenness to a toxic work environment as he served as a top White House doctor.

Cheese puffs? Iran says Haley showed fabricated Houthi proof

Josh Lederman and Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:02pm

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.

US sailor accused of stealing grenades from Navy ship

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:02pm

A sailor was arrested in Illinois on Tuesday on charges he stole 20 hand grenades from a San Diego-based Navy destroyer, authorities said.

Trial opens in Michigan crash that killed 5 bicyclists

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:26pm

A prosecutor says a Michigan motorist accused of running down nine bicyclists, killing five of them, was driving well above the speed limit and didn't apply his brakes until striking the first victim.

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

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:22pm

A woman detained and deported to Mexico in 2013 despite being in the United States legally cannot pursue a wrongful arrest and false imprisonment lawsuit against the government, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Experts: Minnesota woman likely to face Florida charge first

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:21pm

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.

Study: California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:19pm

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.

The Latest: Trump urges VA nominee to keep fighting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:18pm

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

Trump wants 'detente' with Russia, U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. says

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:17pm

President Donald Trump wants to work with Russian President Vladimir Putin to achieve "detente" with Russia, U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. said.

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.