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Court sides with sanctuary cities in fight over grants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:52pm

A federal appeals court in Chicago has ruled that President Donald Trump's administration cannot withhold public safety grants from cities that don't cooperate with its immigration enforcement policies, agreeing with a temporary injunction imposed earlier this year by a lower court judge.

LA Fitness apologizes to black customer; 3 employees gone

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:50pm

Employees of an LA Fitness in New Jersey wrongly accused a black member and his guest of not paying to work out and called police, prompting an apology from the company.

Police say teen who searched for missing pal was his killer

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:49pm

A 16-year-old who was part of a search party looking for a missing high school sports star led the group to discover the boy's body but investigators suspect he was the person who fatally stabbed his longtime friend and left his body in bushes near a riverbed, Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives said Thursday.

Trump backs Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee GOP US Senate bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:44pm

President Donald Trump has endorsed Marsha Blackburn in the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat from Tennessee.

Worker killed when Missouri public TV tower collapses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:44pm

Officials say a maintenance worker died when a Missouri television station tower collapsed and he became trapped under a tangle of metal and wires.

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US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:44pm

A medicine made from the marijuana plant moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday after federal health advisers endorsed it for the treatment of severe seizures in children with epilepsy.

Lawyer says he's confident Andrew McCabe won't be charged unless Trump administration applies "inappropriate pressure"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:42pm

Lawyer says he's confident Andrew McCabe won't be charged unless Trump administration applies "inappropriate pressure"

Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections

David Koenig and Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:39pm

Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an engine failure that left a passenger dead.

Lawsuit says Georgia prison guards beat 2 handcuffed inmates

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:33pm

A federal civil rights lawsuit says several guards at a southeast Georgia prison brutally beat two handcuffed inmates.

The Latest: Inmate, 83, cites vein issue as execution looms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:31pm

The Latest on the scheduled execution of (all times local):

Liberian rebel commander sentenced to 30 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:31pm

A Liberian man convicted of lying about his past as a rebel commander so he could enter the U.S. has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison.

Cuomo to return to Puerto Rico as New York sends more aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:31pm

New York's governor is heading back to Puerto Rico with more help as the island continues to recover from last year's catastrophic hurricane.

AP source: Fired FBI deputy chief facing criminal referral

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:29pm

The Justice Department's inspector general has sent a criminal referral about fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to federal prosecutors in Washington, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday.

Texas judge describes fear, pain after assassination attempt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:27pm

A judge shot during an assassination attempt outside her Austin, Texas, home has told jurors that there were times she wanted to die following the 2015 attack.

Trump: honored to be speaker at Naval Academy graduation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:27pm

President Donald Trump says it's his great honor and pleasure to give the commencement speech to the U.S. Naval Academy's 2018 graduating class.

Fire damages lodge at Idaho's famed Sun Valley ski resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:23pm

A fire has heavily damaged a lodge at the base of one of the nation's premier ski destinations in Idaho.

Justice Department agrees to send Comey memos to Congress

Mary Clare Jalonick and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:19pm

The Justice Department has agreed to provide Congress with copies of several memos written by former FBI Director James Comey.

The Latest: Tall ships herald New Orleans' 300th anniversary

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:10pm

The Latest on activities marking New Orleans' 300th anniversary (all times local):

Wisconsin appeals court reinstates spa shooting lawsuit

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:09pm

A state appeals court reinstated a lawsuit Thursday against a website that facilitated the purchase of a gun used in a mass shooting in suburban Milwaukee five years ago, rejecting arguments that federal law absolves the website's operators of liability.

Tall sailing ships herald New Orleans' 300th anniversary

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:09pm

Old-style, tall-masted sailing ships resembling vessels in a pirate movie eased up to the New Orleans riverfront Thursday as part of the city's 300th anniversary celebration.