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Better weather should aid Oklahoma wildfire fight

Ken Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:39pm

A bout of calmer winds and higher humidity on Thursday helped firefighters battle large wildfires across Oklahoma, though fire conditions were critical in Arizona and New Mexico.

Trump backs Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee GOP US Senate bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:37pm

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

Student says Confederate flag theft sparked protests

Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:35pm

A student who led a two-day demonstration outside of his central Michigan high school this week said it was in response to the unpunished theft of a Confederate battle flag from his pickup truck.

State auditor: California doing a poor job on homelessness

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:34pm

An audit concludes California is doing a poor job of sheltering the nation's largest homeless population and should fund staffing of a council created to deal with the problem at a statewide level.

AP source: DOJ agrees to send Comey memos to Congress

Mary Clare Jalonick and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:33pm

After months of resisting, the Justice Department has agreed to provide three House committees with copies of several memos written by former FBI Director James Comey, according to a person familiar with the agreement.

Syracuse fraternity suspended after racist videos released

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:29pm

Video showing a group of men laughing uproariously at performances punctuated by racist language against blacks, Jews and Hispanics and simulated sex acts has roiled the campus of Syracuse University, and a fraternity there has been suspended.

4 brothers left alone at Missouri home die in fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:29pm

Authorities say four brothers left alone at their Missouri home died in an early morning fire.

Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in Russia probe

Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:27pm

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining the legal team defending President Donald Trump in the special counsel's Russia investigation.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:19pm

A raging fire at a base lodge at Idaho's famed Sun Valley Resort ski area heavily damaged the building just days after the ski season ended, officials said Thursday.

Ex-New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has joined the legal team defending President Donald Trump in the Russia probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:18pm

Ex-New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has joined the legal team defending President Donald Trump in the Russia probe.

The Latest: Student: Confederate flag theft sparked protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:13pm

The Latest on Confederate flag demonstrations outside of a Michigan high school (all times local):

Lawsuit says Georgia prison guards beat 2 handcuffed inmates

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:13pm

Guards at a Georgia prison brutally beat two handcuffed inmates last year, leaving them with injuries that required surgery, according to a federal civil rights lawsuit filed Thursday.

Court sides with sanctuary cities in fight over grants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:01pm

The federal government cannot withhold public safety grants from cities that refuse to cooperate with President Donald Trump's immigration enforcement policies, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, agreeing with a lower court judge who had imposed a temporary injunction last year.

New York man awarded $10 million in wrongful conviction case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:00pm

A New York man who spent 17 years in prison for murdering his parents before a court overturned his conviction has settled a civil case with Suffolk County on Long Island for $10 million.

The Latest: McCabe lawyer says criminal referral unjustified

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:59pm

The Latest on fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe (all times local):

South Carolina mother sues Secessionist Party over photo

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:55pm

A black woman is suing the Secessionist Party of South Carolina, saying two of her children were subjected to social media ridicule after they were photographed holding Confederate flag images.

Man, 83, set to be executed for judge's mail-bomb slaying

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:53pm

An inmate convicted in the mail-bomb death of a federal judge killed during a wave of Southern terror in 1989 was scheduled to be executed Thursday as the oldest prisoner put to death in the United States in modern times.

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.

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.