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Fort Worth gang member to die for killing girl, grandmother

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:38pm

Attorneys for a condemned Texas prisoner asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his execution scheduled for Wednesday evening for killing a young girl and her grandmother in a gang-related shooting a decade ago that turned a child's birthday party in Fort Worth into a bloodbath.

Senators grow frustrated with lax Trump vetting on nominees

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:26pm

As President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nominees and leaving lawmakers to clean up the mess.

Another judge rules against Trump on 'Dreamers' program

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:19pm

A federal judge ruled 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."

Iranian official puts Trump on notice about nuclear deal

Josh Lederman and Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:18pm

President Donald Trump and Iran's top diplomat have traded sharp warnings, with Trump threatening "bigger problems" than ever if Tehran restarts its nuclear program. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif put the president on notice, telling The Associated Press if the U.S. pulls out of the nuclear deal, Iran "mostly likely" would abandon it, too.

EPA security chief also worked for owner of tabloid company

Michael Biesecker and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:11pm

The security chief for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency worked on the side as a private investigator for the owner of a tabloid news company with close ties to President Donald Trump.

Man in custody after 2 Dallas officers, store employee shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:08pm

Two Dallas police officers were critically wounded in a shooting that also injured a home improvement store employee Tuesday, authorities said.

Museum gets sailor's account of Revolutionary War escapades

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:08pm

A manuscript detailing a New York man's experiences as a teenage prisoner of the British during the Revolutionary War has been donated to the Museum of the American Revolution.

Federal judges to hear US appeal on Iraqi deportations

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:07pm

A federal appeals panel in Cincinnati will hear arguments over a Trump administration effort to deport Iraqi nationals.

Trial opposed for man accused of cyberstalking Ohio sheriff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:07pm

The government is opposing a man's request to withdraw his guilty plea to a charge of harassing an Ohio sheriff for nearly 20 years via letters, emails and websites.

'Cocaine cowboy' on the run 26 years set to be sentenced

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:06pm

A quarter century after he vanished, a man dubbed the last of Miami's "cocaine cowboys" is being sentenced for a drug trafficking conviction.

Online post suggests rampage suspect may have resented women

Charmaine Noronha and David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:46pm

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.

The Latest: Dallas officers out of surgery, arrest made

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:44pm

The Latest on the shooting of two Dallas police officers and an employee of a home improvement store (all times local):

That's a heavy lift: Rhino at Illinois zoo undergoes CT scan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:32pm

A rhinoceros at a suburban Chicago zoo has undergone what's believed to be the first CT scan performed on the species. It was no easy task.

The Latest: Trump urges VA nominee to keep fighting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:32pm

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

Republican Debbie Lesko wins special U.S. House election in Arizona, keeping seat in GOP control

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:09pm

Republican Debbie Lesko wins special U.S. House election in Arizona, keeping seat in GOP control.

Man who disarmed Waffle House shooter hailed by lawmakers

Sheila Burke and Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:08pm

The co-owner of a Colorado crane company where the suspect in a deadly weekend shooting at a Nashville restaurant once worked said she had urged federal officials to keep him in custody after he was arrested at the White House last year.

Judge orders reopening of DACA, after 90-day delay

Tal Kopan and Ariane De Vogue, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:45pm

Another federal judge has overruled the Trump administration's efforts to end a popular immigration program — this time saying the government has to accept new applications.

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."

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."

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.