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California man convicted of torture deaths of 2 children

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:36pm

A jury in Northern California convicted a 20-year-old man of torturing, starving and beating two children whose bodies were found in a storage unit.

Alleged drug-ring leader brought from Colombia to US court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:35pm

Authorities say the alleged leader of a homicidal drug ring that imported tons of cocaine from Colombia into the U.S. has been brought to New York to face charges.

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

Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:32pm

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.

Idaho police arrest woman suspected in aggravated assault, hit and run incidents

Idaho State Journal Staff  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:32pm

Idaho Falls police announced Monday that they were able to take a 39-year-old woman into custody and verify that her 4-year-old boy was safe.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:31pm

Authorities say a woman broke into the Philadelphia-area home of another woman she believed was romantically involved with her husband and killed the victim before killing herself.

APNewsBreak: 2012 inspector general report suggested removing VA nominee Ronny Jackson and rival from White House roles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:30pm

APNewsBreak: 2012 inspector general report suggested removing VA nominee Ronny Jackson and rival from White House roles.

APNewsBreak: Watchdog report: VA nominee, in power struggle with rival doctor, exhibited 'unprofessional behaviors'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:28pm

APNewsBreak: Watchdog report: VA nominee, in power struggle with rival doctor, exhibited 'unprofessional behaviors'

Yemenis protest ban in advance of supreme court arguments

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:17pm

Yemeni Americans in New York are speaking out against a U.S. travel ban as the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments over whether it should be upheld.

Police: Man in Arkansas shooting held ex-wife at gunpoint

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:17pm

Police assembled outside a northeast Arkansas Walmart where a man was later killed after an employee texted her mother saying she expected problems with her ex-husband, who she assumed would be armed.

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Police: Co-worker called Waffle House suspect 'paranoid'

Sheila Burke and Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:16pm

The suspect in Sunday's killings at a Tennessee Waffle House once lived in Colorado, where police say a co-worker described him as being paranoid and delusional at times. The co-worker also told a detective the man was infatuated with Taylor Swift and claimed to be a sovereign citizen.

Senate votes to confirm Trump nominee for US appeals court

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:11pm

The Senate has voted 50-47 to confirm one of President Donald Trump's nominees to serve on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

The Latest: Sheriff says Waffle House suspect 'compliant'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:04pm

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

City to pay $2.6M to family of veteran killed by police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:04pm

A Northern California city has agreed to pay $2.65 million to the family of a mentally ill Gulf War veteran fatally shot by police in 2014 after his family called 911.

Former bus driver gets 4 years in crash that killed 6 kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:58pm

An ex-Tennessee school bus driver who was at the wheel in a wreck that killed six children has been sentenced to four years in prison for criminally negligent homicide.

Prosecutor: Suspected nightclub shooter threatened witnesses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:54pm

Authorities say a man facing trial in a Cincinnati nightclub mass shooting that left two people dead and 15 injured received help from a jail inmate to bribe and intimidate witnesses.

The Latest: Schumer to oppose Pompeo secretary of state bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:52pm

The Latest on the nomination of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state (all times local):

The Latest: Iran says evidence of Yemen role was fabricated

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:52pm

The Latest on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (all times local):

New report: Blacks suspended, expelled more than white peers

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:51pm

Black students are suspended from school, expelled and referred to law enforcement much more frequently than their white peers, according to a federal report released Tuesday.

Inmate: Prison officers complicit in cellphone problem

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:48pm

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

Trump hints VA pick might want to withdraw nomination

Hope Yen and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:38pm

President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that his pick for Veterans Affairs secretary might want to withdraw after the emergence of allegations about inappropriate workplace behavior, including over-prescribing prescription drugs and drinking on the job.