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Maryland bill seeks transparency in online political ads

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:53am

In the wake of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, Maryland is close to enacting a law that some experts say would set a new standard for how states deal with foreign interference in local elections and increase overall transparency in online political ads.

Pentagon: No civilian casualties in Syria strikes

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:53am

The Pentagon says there have been no reports of civilian casualties from last week's missile strikes by the United States, France and Britain.

'Yup, shot him': Prosecutors say ex-lawman hid double life

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:49am

In the rural western New York town where he lived on a gentleman's farm, Joseph Mlyniec was a respected public servant with two decades as a sheriff's sergeant and four years on the town board.

Police shoot, kill man after domestic violence call

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:46am

Police say officers shot and killed a Salt Lake City man after authorities were called to a domestic violence situation.

Police: Idaho man ran large-scale meth operation on farm, used 'potato' as code

Laurie Welch, Times-news  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:46am

Police say a Rupert man had a large-scale meth operation and in text messages to buyers used the word "potato" as a code word for his wares.

School administrators arrested in student 'fight club' case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:44am

A school superintendent, principal and assistant principal were arrested for not telling authorities about a student "fight club" at their Connecticut high school, state police said Thursday.

4 dead, 3 children hurt in North Carolina shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:39am

A man shot his girlfriend and her five children in their North Carolina home— killing the woman and two teens — before shooting himself, police said Thursday.

Judge sanctions prosecutors in Greitens case

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:39am

A St. Louis judge on Thursday rejected a request from Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to dismiss a felony criminal indictment against him, but sanctioned prosecutors for failing to turn over evidence as soon as they should have.

After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:38am

The drama of U.S. and allied missiles strikes on Syria has obscured a sobering fact: The U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled.

Judge refuses to suppress lottery scam suspect's statements

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:37am

A Rhode Island woman accused of funneling lottery scam money between the U.S. and Jamaica through her airline job has lost her battle in federal court in North Dakota to have evidence suppressed.

Police: Sandwich mistake led to thrown coffee, pepper spray

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:32am

Police in Delaware say a woman assaulted convenience store workers with pepper spray and hot coffee over a botched sandwich order.

House where Rosa Parks sought refuge will be displayed

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:31am

The house where Rosa Parks sought refuge after she fled the south will be displayed in Rhode Island for at least a month after all because several groups have provided money.

No bail for alleged East Coast leader of violent MS-13 gang

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:28am

The alleged East Coast crime boss of the notorious street gang MS-13 was ordered held without bail on Thursday at his first court appearance on Long Island, where prosecutors accuse him of having a hand in a wave of violence.

Prosecutor won't name man fatally shot by police in Missouri

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:25am

Prosecutors say a man shot by suburban Kansas City police in January has died, but they are refusing to say when or release his name.

Fate of US citizen with ties to IS in hands of judge

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:23am

A federal judge on Thursday weighed the fate of a U.S. citizen who has been accused of working with Islamic State militants in Syria, but never charged.

Police: 4 dead, 3 wounded in domestic shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:20am

A police chief says a man killed his girlfriend and turned his gun on her five children before killing himself.

Police: Utah parents planned murder-suicide that killed kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:19am

Police documents say a couple who recently moved from Switzerland to Utah planned a murder-suicide that left their family of four dead, buying sleeping pills and researching shootings.

Woman faces upgraded charges in Missouri officer's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:19am

A Missouri woman accused of dealing drugs from a home where an ex-convict fatally shot one police officer and wounded two others is now charged with first-degree murder and, if convicted, she could be sentenced to death or a life in prison.

Better weather should aid Oklahoma wildfire fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:16am

Firefighters are hoping higher humidity and milder winds will help them fight wildfires in Oklahoma, though conditions are critical in Arizona and New Mexico.

Better than a beach photo: Christie spends $85K on portrait

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:14am

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's official portrait will cost $85,000, which is more than taxpayers shelled out for paintings of his three predecessors combined.