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Minnesota lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:50pm

A Minnesota lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct apologized Thursday while disputing some of the allegations made by a woman who says he touched her without her consent.

Texas man accused of trying to kill judge found guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:49pm

A federal jury in Texas on Thursday convicted a man who authorities say attempted to assassinate a state judge in an effort to avoid being sent to prison.

Rabbis ask Kansas senator not to compare Holocaust, abortion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:49pm

A group of rabbis wants a Kansas state senator and congressional candidate to stop comparing abortion to the Holocaust.

Pentagon chief calls sexual assault a cancer in military

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:47pm

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has ordered all members of the Defense Department to re-double their efforts to aggressively work to prevent and respond to sexual assaults across the military.

US to end special protections for 9,000 Nepalese immigrants

Elliot Spagat and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:46pm

The Trump administration will end special protections for an estimated 9,000 Nepalese immigrants living in the United States, giving them until June 24, 2019, to leave or find another way to stay in the country, the Department of Homeland Security said Thursday.

Correction: Democrats-Black Voters story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:46pm

In a story April 20 about black voters, The Associated Press reported erroneously that White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders noted that black unemployment had reached a record high under President Donald Trump's leadership. Sanders said that black employment, not unemployment, had reached a record high.

Speaker Ryan forces out House chaplain

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:45pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan has forced out the House chaplain, Reverend Patrick Conroy.

Union: No-confidence in sheriff after school massacre

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:45pm

The union that represents the deputies who responded to the Florida high school massacre approved a no-confidence vote on the sheriff.

'Busy' Trump admits he didn't get wife much for her birthday

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:44pm

Are flowers and a card enough?

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At hearings, EPA chief seeks to divert blame for ethics woes

Michael Biesecker and Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:44pm

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, yet another Trump administration official with his job on the line over ethical concerns, took heat from lawmakers Thursday over his profligate spending and lobbyist ties and tried to divert responsibility to underlings.

Investigation into severed heads found in Texas, Louisiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:43pm

Severed heads have been discovered in the last month near lakes in Texas and Louisiana, and investigators are trying to determine if the gruesome discoveries are linked.

Parents sue North Korea over death of detainee Otto Warmbier

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:41pm

The parents of U.S. college student Otto Warmbier (WARM'-beer) have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against North Korea, saying its government tortured and killed their son.

Mattis says military addressing issues found in Niger attack

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:39pm

The U.S. military is addressing problems brought to light after the Niger attack last year that killed four American service members, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress Thursday.

Families of slain teens preparing for long court case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:34pm

Family members of two Utah teenagers whose bound bodies were found down an abandoned mine shaft say they're preparing for long criminal case for the man accused in their deaths.

Utah Gov. would oppose medical marijuana, Medicaid measures

Julian Hattem, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:34pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday he opposes ballot initiatives allowing medical marijuana and expanding Medicaid in his state, but is OK with two other potential measures that may come before voters.

Man charged in Oklahoma killings says he'll talk to families

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:33pm

A man charged in the 1999 deaths of an Oklahoma couple, their 16-year-old daughter and her friend says he's willing to speak with the families of the victims.

Arkansas replaces Ten Commandments monument at state Capitol

Jill Bleed and Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:29pm

A Ten Commandments monument returned to Arkansas' Capitol grounds on Thursday, less than one year after a man crashed his car into the original display.

The Latest: Pompeo 'humbled' to serve as secretary of state

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:29pm

The Latest on CIA Director Mike Pompeo's nomination to serve as secretary of state (all times local):

Longtime prosecutor takes over Weinstein case in NYC

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:29pm

Manhattan's District Attorney has replaced the lead prosecutor overseeing the Harvey Weinstein rape investigation, nearly half a year into the probe, two people familiar with the case said Thursday.

University fined for violating Indian remains law

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:29pm

A university in West Virginia has been fined $4,999 for failing to complete inventories of American Indian remains and artifacts in its possession.