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Florida Republicans may be forced to act on voting rights

Gary Fineout, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:58am

Confronted with a federal judge's looming deadline, Florida Gov. Rick Scott called an extraordinary late-night meeting of top state officials Wednesday to decide what to do about the state's process for restoring voting rights to former prisoners.

'Major announcement' planned on elusive serial killer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:51am

Authorities in California plan 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 the state in the 1970s and 1980s.

NY appeals court asked to overturn Trump businesses' ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:39am

A federal appeals court in New York has been asked to reinstate a lawsuit that claims President Donald Trump has business conflicts that violate the Constitution.

Cedar City mother pleads not guilty in toddler's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:38am

A Cedar City woman charged in her 14-month-old daughter's death has pleaded not guilty.

Officials release name of man killed by police in Kentucky

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:37am

Officials have released the name of a man who was fatally shot by police in Kentucky.

Judge deals setback to Trump on 'Dreamers' program

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:31am

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

The Latest: Dallas chief: Force saddened by officer's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:31am

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

Minnesota woman accused in 2 deaths to face Florida trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:29am

A Minnesota woman accused of killing her husband at their home before killing a woman in Florida who looked like her will stand trial in the Florida case first.

Waffle House suspect's ex-bosses asked feds to help him

Dan Elliott, Sheila Burke and Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:27am

The co-owner of a Colorado crane company that once employed the Waffle House shooting suspect said they urged the Secret Service to try to help him after he was arrested at the White House last year.

Investigators find new evidence in home of slain Idaho man

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:27am

Authorities say crucial evidence has emerged in the investigation of the killing of a 73-year-old northern Idaho man last year.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:27am

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.

The Latest: Macron uses American poem to stress alliance

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

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

Investigators: Training records falsified at a naval station

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:24am

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel says U.S. Navy employees deliberately falsified training records for first responders at a naval station in Rhode Island.

'Cocaine cowboy' longtime fugitive gets 11 years' prison

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:21am

A quarter-century after fleeing from the law, a man dubbed the last of Miami's "cocaine cowboys" was sentenced Wednesday to 11 years in prison for playing a key role in one of the biggest drug trafficking operations of the violent 1980s smuggling era.

AP, other media seek access to records in Mueller probe

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:19am

The Associated Press and other news organizations asked a judge Wednesday to unseal records in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, citing overwhelming public interest in a case they said was among the most important in American history.

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.