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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.

Kilauea's summit lava lake continues to overflow into crater

Sophia Yan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:53pm

Lava overflowed from Kilauea's summit crater lava lake Wednesday, pouring onto the floor of Halemaumau Crater days after the largest spill in 10 years on the Hawaiian volcano.

GOP leader wounded in shooting is set to hit campaign trail

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:49pm

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has returned to the Capitol after another surgery stemming from last year's congressional baseball shooting, and he is eager to hit the campaign trail for the GOP majority.

Warrant: Suspect's suspicious behavior drew police attention

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:45pm

The gunman accused of opening fire at a Dallas home improvement store — killing one police officer and critically injuring two others — was initially detained because he was acting suspiciously and may have tried to steal from the store, an arrest warrant revealed Wednesday.

Man charged with toppling Jewish cemetery headstones in 2017

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:44pm

Authorities said Wednesday that a man confessed to knocking over about 120 headstones at a Jewish cemetery near St. Louis last year and that it doesn't seem to have been motivated by hatred.

The Latest: Lawyer says Trump to aid raids' privilege review

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:39pm

The Latest on a judge's effort to streamline the process through which lawyers will decide what material seized from President Donald Trump's personal lawyer is subject to attorney-client privilege. (all times local):

Minnesota lawmaker stages sit-in over inaction on guns

Youssef Rddad, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:37pm

Hoping to pressure colleagues to vote on gun-control legislation that has stalled in the Minnesota Legislature, a first-term lawmaker staged a 24-hour sit-in inside the House chamber, rising occasionally to read stories of people killed by gun violence.

Jeb Bush says his father is 'stronger than an ox'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:36pm

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

Appeals court asked to reinstate lawsuit on Trump businesses

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:35pm

Lawyers for restaurant workers and restaurants in New York and Washington, D.C., are asking a federal appeals court in Manhattan to reinstate a lawsuit that claims President Donald Trump has business conflicts that violate the Constitution.

The Latest: Manhattan US attorney thankful to judges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:33pm

The Latest on the appointment of a U.S. attorney in Manhattan (all times local):

Without Trump nomination, judges vote to keep US attorney

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:33pm

Federal judges in New York have taken the unusual step of voting to keep U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in his job as the chief prosecutor in Manhattan in the absence of a nomination by President Donald Trump.

Judge: Wisconsin sex offender can visit sick son at hospital

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:33pm

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

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Macron resists Trump's 'America first' in speech to Congress

Josh Lederman and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:27pm

French President Emmanuel Macron drew sharp contrasts with President Donald Trump's worldview Wednesday, laying out a firm vision of global leadership that rejects "the illusion of nationalism" in a candid counterweight to Trump's appeals to put "America first."

Arizona unites to find care for kids during teacher strike

Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:19pm

From gathering gift cards, prepping boxed lunches and opening church doors for child care, communities across Arizona are getting ready for a historic teacher walkout that could keep hundreds of thousands of students out of school indefinitely.