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Army won't meet recruiting mission, lowers 2017 goal

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:36am

The U.S. Army will not meet its mission to recruit 80,000 active duty soldiers this year and has officially lowered the goal. But officials say the service has been able to encourage more experienced service members to stay on the job in order to satisfy the military's growing demand for troops.

Small plane crash kills 2 going to Notre Dame alumni meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:32am

A small plane that crashed in central Pennsylvania killed two men who were traveling to Indiana for a University of Notre Dame alumni conference.

National Teacher of the Year works with refugee students

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:31am

The 2018 National Teacher of the Year leads a classroom for teenage refugees that serves as their entry into American high school culture.

Investigators focused on family of 4 in unsolved killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:29am

A prosecutor says the investigation of the unsolved killings of eight Ohio family members nearly two years ago remains focused on a family of four that left the state for Alaska.

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In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, 'hookers'

Mary Clare Jalonick, Eric Tucker and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:20am

In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about Russian prostitutes, according to Comey's notes of the talks obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday night.

Correction: Four Dead-Fire story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:19am

In a story April 19 about a deadly Missouri fire, The Associated Press relying on information from fire officials misspelled one of the victims' names. The 8-year-old boy killed is Cason Otto, not Carson.

Couple pleads not guilty to beating death of 2-year-old son

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:18am

A Kentucky couple has pleaded not guilty to bludgeoning the woman's 2-year-old son to death.

Ex-FBI deputy director 'disappointed' in Comey comments

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:17am

A lawyer for fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe says his client is "very upset and disappointed" with some comments by his former boss James Comey.

1 injured, suspect in custody in Florida school shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:57am

One student shot another in the ankle at a Florida high school and a suspect is in custody, authorities said Friday.

Officer caught on video punching suspect won't face charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:52am

A New Jersey police officer seen on video punching a man in the head 12 times during an attempted arrest won't face charges.

Poetry contest decision due for teen who fled native Zambia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:43am

A federal judge is expected to rule whether a high school student who fled his native Zambia can compete in a government-funded national poetry contest.

Suburban Houston man accused of paying to have 4 killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:43am

Prosecutors have charged a 54-year-old suburban Houston man with four counts of solicitation of capital murder for trying to hire a hit man to kill his ex-girlfriend, her parents and her current boyfriend.

Sheriff's office: Deputies have suspect in custody, one injured in shooting at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:30am

Sheriff's office: Deputies have suspect in custody, one injured in shooting at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida.

Barbara Bush believed literacy could cure other ills

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:29am

On a hot summer day in 1978, as her husband mulled his first presidential run, Barbara Bush headed to Houston's leafy Memorial Park for a jog while she thought about what issues she'd like to focus on should she become first lady.

Woman suspected in Minnesota, Florida deaths caught in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:29am

A tip-off led to the arrest in Texas of a woman who investigators believe killed her husband in Minnesota then fled to Florida, where she fatally shot her doppelganger with the intention of assuming her identity, an official said Friday.

Officials say inmate linked to disappearance hanged himself

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:18am

Prison officials in Maryland say an inmate hanged himself in his cell hours after he was publicly linked to a decades-old disappearance.

Search on to return WWI service medal to family of veteran

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:17am

The search is on in New Jersey for the relatives of a former soldier whose medal for service has been found decades after World War I.

The Latest: It was Putin call that had Trump fuming at Flynn

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:13am

The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey's memos (all times local):

AP sources: Trump fumed at former adviser Flynn over delayed return call to Russia's Putin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:59am

AP sources: Trump fumed at former adviser Flynn over delayed return call to Russia's Putin.