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Judge denies deposition request in Greitens' criminal trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:16am

A St. Louis judge has turned down a request from attorneys for Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens to require deposition testimony from the state's former Democratic Party chairman in one of the governor's two felony cases.

Sheriff to suspect in deputy killing: 'Turn yourself in'

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:11am

A sheriff on Thursday urged a man sought in the killing of a deputy to turn himself in and warned a community to stay vigilant during a manhunt in what is believed to be the first slaying of a law enforcement officer in Maine in nearly 30 years.

Pentagon chief calls sexual assault a cancer in military

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:09am

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is telling Congress that the Pentagon is committed to — in his words — "assertively preventing" and responding to sexual assault in the military ranks.

Arkansas replaces Ten Commandments monument at state Capitol

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:09am

Arkansas once again has a Ten Commandments monument on its state Capitol grounds less than one year after a man crashed his car into the original display.

Trump says hostilities with North Korea improving

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:07am

President Donald Trump said Thursday that North Korea has already made concessions to the U.S. in advance of a potential summit with Kim Jong Un in the coming months, while the U.S. hasn't given up anything.

Summer Movie Preview: 'Crazy Rich Asians' changes everything

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:05am

"Crazy Rich Asians" is the first major Hollywood film to feature a majority English-speaking Asian cast since "The Joy Luck Club" was released 25 years ago. Based on Kevin Kwan's best-selling novel, the film will open in theaters on August 17.

Driver accused of killing Idaho newlyweds pleads not guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:58am

A driver accused of intentionally hitting and killing young Idaho newlyweds holding hands on a sidewalk has pleaded not guilty.

'Oh! Susanna' songwriter's statue removed amid criticism

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:56am

A 118-year-old statue of the "Oh! Susanna" songwriter has been removed from a Pittsburgh park after criticism that the work is demeaning because it includes a slave sitting at his feet, plucking a banjo.

Mattis: Administration still weighing Iran nuke deal

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:45am

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the administration is still considering whether the Iran nuclear deal can be improved enough to persuade President Donald Trump to remain in it.

The Latest: Trump says he did stay overnight in Moscow

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:45am

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

Patton Oswalt credits late wife in Golden State Killer case

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:43am

"You did it, Michelle."

Trump says he thinks he swayed Macron's thinking on Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:39am

President Donald Trump says he thinks he swayed Emmanuel Macron's thinking on Iran during the French president's three-day state visit to Washington this week.

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Ronny Jackson withdraws from consideration for VA chief

Hope Yen, Lisa Mascaro and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:39am

President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs, Ronny Jackson, withdrew Thursday in the wake of late-surfacing allegations about overprescribing drugs and poor leadership while serving as a top White House doctor, saying the "false allegations" against him have become a distraction.

Thousands of teachers in Arizona, Colorado to protest

Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:37am

A wave of red-clad teachers will crash upon the Arizona state Capitol on Thursday for an unprecedented walkout that closed most of the state's public school schools, part of an educator uprising that's also bubbled up in Colorado.

Boy accused of killing brother makes Ohio court appearance

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:23am

An Ohio judge has agreed that a 13-year-old boy facing charges for fatally shooting his 11-year-old brother should remain held at a juvenile detention center.

Police fatally shoot man with knives, officer injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:19am

Police in Kentucky say an officer fatally shot a knife-wielding man inside a home in Louisville.

Facing Congress, EPA chief doesn't appear ready to apologize

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:13am

Even with Republican lawmakers' patience running short, President Donald Trump's environmental chief appears to be in no mood to apologize as he faces Congress for the first time since a deluge of ethics allegations has consumed his tenure.

Senate committee poised for vote on bill to protect Mueller

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:05am

The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to vote Thursday on a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job — legislation that has split Republicans as President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized Mueller's Russia investigation.

Lawyer: Trump ready for role in raids' evidence review

Larry Neumeister and Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:43am

Lawyers for President Donald Trump will be back in court Thursday as part of his attempt to limit investigators' access to records the FBI seized from his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.