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Judge: Wisconsin sex offender can visit sick son at hospital

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:35pm

A registered sex offender will be allowed to visit his severely ill 9-year-old son despite objections from Wisconsin Children's Hospital, a Milwaukee County judge ruled Wednesday.

3 days after fatal shootings, Tennessee Waffle House reopens

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:31pm

The Tennessee Waffle House where four people were fatally shot reopened Wednesday amid tears and solemn remembrance of the dead, as the company said it will donate a month of the restaurant's sales to help the wounded survivors and the families of the slain.

Democrats demand more details on CIA nominee's covert work

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:29pm

Three Democratic senators on Wednesday stepped up their demands for more information about the former undercover spy President Donald Trump has picked to lead the CIA, and said the public has a right to know about her role in the harsh interrogation of suspected terrorists after 9/11 as well as other "disturbing facts about her record."

Jeb Bush calls father 'stronger than an ox,' talks politics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:29pm

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says his father, former President George H.W. Bush, is "stronger than an ox."

GOP senators float idea of resolution backing Mueller's role

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:29pm

Republican senators are floating an alternative to bipartisan legislation that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job — a nonbinding resolution endorsing him.

Illinois Democrats' plan to override gun dealer veto fizzles

John O'Connor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:27pm

Illinois Democrats' hopes of overriding a veto of firearms-dealer licensing fizzled Wednesday, swamped by the inaction of a Senate and House afraid to take the vote without cover from the other.

Frat brothers linked to racist video say they were ridiculed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:27pm

Five students are suing Syracuse University for disciplinary actions related to videos of a private event where fraternity members used racial slurs and simulated a sexual assault of a disabled person.

The Latest: Heavy police presence as manhunt continues

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:20pm

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Maine sheriff's deputy (all times local):

Suspect in serial killings lived suburban California life

Paul Elias and Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:19pm

The man authorities say is among the worst serial killers and rapists in U.S. history is a 72-year-old Vietnam War veteran, former police officer and grandfather who lived quietly in a tidy, suburban California home. 

Detroit funeral home's license suspended after violations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:19pm

A Detroit funeral home was shut down Wednesday after state inspectors found decomposing embalmed bodies and other violations.

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DNA brings arrest in sadistic crime spree from '70s and '80s

Sophia Bollag and Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:15pm

A DNA match led to the arrest of a 72-year-old former police officer in one of the most baffling and sadistic crime sprees of the 1970s and '80s — a string of at least 12 slayings and 45 rapes in California by an attacker dubbed the Golden State Killer, police said Wednesday.

US House moves to block spill of dam water to aid salmon

Matthew Daly and Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:13pm

The U.S. House approved a bill Wednesday that would effectively stop the spilling of water from four Pacific Northwest dams to help migrating salmon reach the Pacific Ocean.

US scraps plan to pause immigrant court orientation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:11pm

The Trump administration has scrapped a plan to put on hold a program that helps tens of thousands of immigrants navigate the complex U.S. immigration courts.

Rabbi traumatized by Vermont traffic stop pays $100 ticket

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:09pm

A New York City rabbi who kept driving when a Vermont state trooper tried to pull him over for speeding and complained of mistreatment by police has paid a $100 traffic ticket.

Sessions defends Trump pardons of Joe Arpaio, Scooter Libby

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:03pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday defended President Donald Trump's right to pardon former Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former Bush administration official I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.

Corrections officers charged with bribery, racketeering

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:01pm

More than a dozen South Carolina corrections employees pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges related to bribery and bringing contraband into the state's institutions, a case that was announced a week after a deadly prison riot.

Lawyer: Trump to aid raids' attorney-client privilege review

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:01pm

A lawyer for President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the president is ready to help recommend what materials seized from his personal attorney that relate to him should be withheld from federal investigators because of attorney-client privilege.

The Latest: Special Mass scheduled for slain officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:57pm

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

Officials say radioactive sludge barrel ruptures now total 4

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:57pm

A total of four barrels containing radioactive sludge at an eastern Idaho nuclear site were found to have ruptured, officials said Wednesday, after initially saying earlier this month that one barrel was leaking.