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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.

Officials say radioactive sludge barrel ruptures now total 4

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:43pm

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.

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.

The Latest: Spokesman: Home Depot 'heartbroken' over killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:37pm

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

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.

White nationalist Richard Spencer's Ohio lawsuit ends

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:19pm

A federal lawsuit over white nationalist Richard Spencer's effort to speak at an Ohio college ended on Wednesday.

House member seeks to stop turkey drop at Arkansas festival

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:15pm

Concerned that federal regulators don't have the power to stop the dropping of live turkeys over an Arkansas festival, a lawmaker from Las Vegas is suggesting that Congress step in to ban the practice.

GOP senators float idea of resolution backing Mueller's role

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:13pm

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

A look at well-known serial killers in the US since 1971

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:12pm

A former police officer who authorities suspect was an elusive serial killer who committed at least 12 homicides, 45 rapes and dozens of burglaries across California in the 1970s and 1980s has been arrested, authorities said Wednesday. Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, a former police officer, was arrested overnight and charged with first-degree murder in the 1980 killings of a Ventura County couple and was also arrested on suspicion of murder in the slayings of married couple Brian and Katie Maggiore in Sacramento County 1978.

CORRECTS: Democrats: Colleagues say VA pick Jackson recklessly prescribed drugs, crashed government vehicle while drunk

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:10pm

CORRECTS: Democrats: Colleagues say VA pick Jackson recklessly prescribed drugs, crashed government vehicle while drunk. (Corrects APNewsAlert to show Jackson colleagues making allegations, not Democrats.)

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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 - 3:07pm

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.

The Latest: VA pick denies claims he crashed car while drunk

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:07pm

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