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Parents urge Fallin to weigh in on student-on-student abuse

Ken Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:18am

The parents of an Oklahoma middle school student who allege in a federal lawsuit that school officials did nothing to stop sexual attacks against the boy during an 18-month period are urging Gov. Mary Fallin to exert her political influence to draw attention to student-on-student sexual assaults.

Former President George HW Bush thanks Houston in tweet

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:13am

Former President George H.W. Bush is thanking Houston for its "professionalism and obvious care" during the memorials and services for his wife, Barbara Bush.

Report slams problems at nuclear waste site

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:08am

Federal investigators say problems first identified six years ago continue to plague the multi-billion-dollar Hanford vitrification plant that would be used to treat some of the nation's deadliest nuclear waste.

Macron tells Congress of 'special' US-French bond

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:03am

French President Emmanuel Macron drew Wednesday on the "shared bond" of U.S.-French relations to call for a rejection of isolationism and instead for the countries to bond together anew for a 21st century security.

Police: Man killed deputy, stole his car and robbed store

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:59am

A Maine man killed a sheriff's deputy, stole his cruiser and robbed a convenience store early Wednesday, triggering an intensive manhunt in a heavily wooded rural town in Maine, officials said.

The Latest: Macron urges US against 'closing the door'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:59am

The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron speaking in front of a joint meeting of Congress (all times local):

'Major announcement' planned on elusive serial killer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:59am

The Sacramento County District Attorney's Office plans to make a 'major announcement" in the case of an elusive serial killer they say committed at least 12 homicides, 45 rapes and dozens of burglaries across California in the 1970s and 1980s.

'Cocaine cowboy' longtime fugitive gets 11 years' prison

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:56am

A quarter century after he fled from the law, a man dubbed the last of Miami's "cocaine cowboys" has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for a drug trafficking conviction.

Attorneys urge appeals court to block Iraqi deportations

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:55am

A civil rights attorney contends that the Trump administration tried to rush deportations of Iraqis who faced torture, sexual slavery and beheadings in their home country.

Dallas mayor: 1 officer has died after Home Depot shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:44am

A Dallas police officer died Wednesday after a shooting that wounded another officer and an employee at a home improvement store, the city's mayor said.

Judge prevents Trump from cutting Planned Parenthood grants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:43am

A federal judge in Spokane has issued a permanent injunction blocking the Trump administration from cutting grants to Planned Parenthood that pay for a teen pregnancy prevention program in Western states.

Police: 9-year-old found in Maine river, brother missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:41am

Police in Maine say a 9-year-old boy who fell into a river along with his younger brother has been found and is in critical condition. Rescuers are searching for his 5-year-old brother.

Latest: Mayor: Dallas police officer dies day after shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:31am

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

SC corrections officers charged with bribery, racketeering

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:27am

More than a dozen South Carolina corrections employees are facing federal charges related to bribery and bringing contraband into the state's institutions a week after a deadly prison riot, according to federal court documents obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday.

The Dallas mayor says a police officer has died a day after being shot at a home improvement store

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:26am

The Dallas mayor says a police officer has died a day after being shot at a home improvement store.

100-acre wildfire closes central Utah mine in US forest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:25am

Firefighters in central Utah are making progress on a 100-acre wildfire that closed a mine in a national forest about 100 miles southeast of Provo.

Missouri House moves to legalize medical marijuana

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:12am

The Missouri House has given initial approval to a bill that would legalize medical marijuana for many patients.

Minnesota lawmaker stages sit-in, wants stronger gun laws

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:07am

A Democratic lawmaker is holding a 24-hour sit-in on the Minnesota House floor to protest the lack of action on gun legislation this year.

Judge deals big setback to Trump on 'Dreamers' program

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:57am

A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration must resume a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation but gave it 90 days to restate its arguments before his order takes effect.

Judge seeks update on raids of Trump's personal lawyer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:52am

A New York judge wants more information from prosecutors and lawyers for President Donald Trump and personal attorney Michael Cohen to help speedily analyze materials seized from Cohen.