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Yemenis protest ban in advance of Supreme Court arguments

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:15pm

Corner stores around New York City and elsewhere were shut down for a short time on Tuesday by their Yemeni-American owners to protest against the U.S. travel ban, the day before the Supreme Court was scheduled to hear arguments over whether it should be upheld.

Greitens case: Judge weighs disqualifying prosecutors

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:15pm

An attorney for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens told a judge Tuesday that the lies and misdeeds of a private investigator involved in one felony case against the Republican governor have also "permeated and corroded" a second case.


Online post suggests rampage suspect may have resented women

Charmaine Noronha and David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:14pm

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.


Man who disarmed Waffle House shooter hailed by lawmakers

Sheila Burke and Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:14pm

The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle away from a gunman at a Nashville restaurant told Tennessee lawmakers Tuesday he faced "the true test of a man," drawing a standing ovation during his brief address.

Experts: Minnesota woman likely to face Florida charge first

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:14pm

A Minnesota woman who led authorities on a weekslong manhunt after she allegedly killed her husband, then went to Florida and befriended — then killed — a woman who resembled her, is now facing charges in two states.

Police: Woman broke into rival's home, killed her then self

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:13pm

A woman broke into the Philadelphia-area home of another woman she believed was romantically involved with her husband and killed her before killing herself, authorities said.

Trump, Macron make a show as best buds but tussle over Iran

Darlene Superville and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:06pm

With exaggerated handshakes and a pair of kisses, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron professed a sunny, best-friends relationship Tuesday, even as the two allies strained to bridge differences over the Iran nuclear agreement, Syria and more.

Coroner: Inmates in South Carolina prison riot bled to death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:04pm

A coroner says the seven inmates killed during a South Carolina prison riot earlier this month all bled to death from stab wounds.

Q&A: How walkout by Arizona teachers is expected to play out

Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:04pm

Tens of thousands of Arizona teachers are poised to walk off the job this week to demand more funding for public education, an unprecedented action in this conservative state without many union protections.

The Latest: Dem cites allegations of VA nominee being drunk

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:04pm

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

Inmate: Prison officers complicit in cellphone problem

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:04pm

South Carolina prison officials have for years blamed cellphones for contributing to inmate violence. After a bloody riot left seven inmates dead at a maximum-security prison last week, they again find themselves asking federal officials to grant waivers and change laws to let them block the signals of these contraband devices.

The Latest: Rifle seized at Waffle House suspect's apartment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:02pm

The Latest on a shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local):

Affidavit: Suspects bragged about abducting Oklahoma teens

Tim Talley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:56pm

Suspects in the 1999 shooting deaths of an Oklahoma couple and the abduction of their 16-year-old daughter and her friend "bragged" about photographing the girls while they were bound, according to a court affidavit that outlines accusations against the only suspect who's still alive.

Study: California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:54pm

Gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16-year period ending in 2015, driven largely by a decline in gang violence and black homicides a recent and rare scientific study of firearm violence has found.

Correction: Trump-DNC Lawsuit story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:52pm

In an April 20 story about the Democratic National Committee filing a lawsuit over Russian meddling in the 2016 election, The Associated Press reported erroneously that U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz accused former FBI Director James Comey of damaging Hillary Clinton's chances against Donald Trump during a private briefing in January 2017. In fact, she made the accusation on April 16 during an exchange with reporters in her district office in Florida, according to the Sun Sentinel newspaper.

Empire State Building lights to go dark for Toronto victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:50pm

New York's Empire State Building will go dark to honor the victims of the deadly van attack in Toronto.

Trump backtracks on Syria after talks with French leader

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:48pm

So much for an abrupt U.S. pullout from Syria.

Police: Man posing as Uber driver raped university student

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:46pm

A man posing as an Uber driver at the University of Georgia is accused of sexually assaulting women he picked up in his vehicle, authorities said.

Auditor's handling of whistleblower's claims is criticized

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:41pm

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost's opponent in the state attorney general's race said Tuesday that Yost should immediately have referred to authorities a whistleblower's allegations that the state's then-largest online charter school intentionally inflated attendance figures.