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The Latest: Australia says Pompeo prioritizes naming envoy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:01pm

The Latest on CIA Director Mike Pompeo's nomination to serve as secretary of state (all times local):

‘The real Bill Cosby’: Comedian convicted of sexual assault

Michael R. Sisak and Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:58pm

Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-life downfall of a comedian who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his way to TV superstardom as America’s Dad.

Investigators: DNA from genealogy site caught serial killer

Michael Balsamo and Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:49pm

More than three decades after his trail went cold, one of California's most prolific and elusive serial killers was caught when investigators matched crime-scene DNA with genetic material stored by a relative on an online genealogical site, prosecutors said Thursday.

US seeks to extradite 'El Chapo' case suspect from Caribbean

Ben Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:48pm

A Canadian known as "Russian Mike" who has been charged in the drug trafficking case involving notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman sought Thursday to block his extradition to the U.S. from the Caribbean.

Seeing red: Teacher walkouts shut Arizona, Colorado schools

Melissa Daniels and Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:35pm

Teachers in Arizona and Colorado turned their state Capitols into a sea of red Thursday as they kicked off widespread walkouts that shut down public schools in a bid for better pay and education funding, building on educator revolt that emerged elsewhere in the U.S. but whose political prospects were not clear.

2 lives converge on a dark road in Maine with deadly results

Marina Villeneuve and David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:35pm

Cpl. Gene Cole was a musician, TV repairman and father. People appreciated his respectful manner and ability to defuse a volatile situation. At 62, the sheriff's deputy was nearing retirement.

Ex-relative of suspected serial killer: 'True shock and awe'

Brian Melley and Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:19pm

James Huddle always hoped the rapist who terrorized the Sacramento suburbs in the 1970s and prompted him to buy a pistol for protection would be caught.

Minnesota lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:54pm

A Minnesota lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct apologized Thursday while disputing some of the allegations made by a woman who says he touched her without her consent.

The Latest: Trump says he won't mess with Russia probe _ yet

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:53pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump and the special counsel's Russia probe (all times local):

FBI says it warned White House about Rob Porter in March '17

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:27pm

The FBI first flagged "derogatory information" about Rob Porter, one of President Donald Trump's closest aides, to the White House counsel's office in March 2017, according to a new timeline provided by the FBI to Congress and publicly released Thursday.

Police say teacher who dated student faces sex crime

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:27pm

Authorities say an Ohio teacher who filed a harassment complaint against an 18-year-old student with whom she said she'd had a relationship has been charged with a sex crime.

Speaker Ryan forces out House chaplain

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:26pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan has forced out the House chaplain, Reverend Patrick Conroy.

Arkansas judge blocks state's revived voter ID law

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:25pm

An Arkansas judge on Thursday blocked a voter ID law that's nearly identical to a measure the state's highest court found unconstitutional about four years ago.

Trump says NKorea has made nuclear concessions before talks

Matthew Pennington and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:25pm

President Donald Trump said Thursday that North Korea's Kim Jong Un has made nuclear weapons concessions before even sitting down for talks, while the U.S. hasn't given up anything.

Man found mentally fit for trial for fleeing Hawaii hospital

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:15pm

A man who fled from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital— where he was committed after being found not guilty by reason of insanity of a woman's 1979 killing — is mentally fit to stand trial for an escape charge, a panel of three examiners determined.

Trump boasted he'd open all JFK files, but now says he can't

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:59pm

President Donald Trump boasted last fall that he would open all remaining John F. Kennedy assassination records. So far, Trump hasn't made good on the "great transparency" he promised then.

Testimony concludes in fatal Michigan bike crash trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:53pm

Testimony has concluded after defense attorneys declined to call any witnesses in the trial of a Michigan motorist accused of running down nine bicyclists, killing five of them.

Amazon raising price of annual Prime membership to $119

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:45pm

Amazon is raising the price of its annual Prime membership fee to $119 a year, up 20 percent from $99.

Ethics panel "severely" admonishes New Jersey senator

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:41pm

The Senate Ethics Committee admonished Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey on Thursday for repeatedly accepting gifts of significant value, failing to report them and for advancing the personal and business interests of a donor.

Man gets 17 years in prison for trying to aid Islamic State

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:31pm

A New York City man who admitted to plotting to help the Islamic State group has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.