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The Latest: Heavy police presence as manhunt continues

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:20pm

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Maine sheriff's deputy (all times local):

Suspect in serial killings lived suburban California life

Paul Elias and Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:19pm

The man authorities say is among the worst serial killers and rapists in U.S. history is a 72-year-old Vietnam War veteran, former police officer and grandfather who lived quietly in a tidy, suburban California home. 

Detroit funeral home's license suspended after violations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:19pm

A Detroit funeral home was shut down Wednesday after state inspectors found decomposing embalmed bodies and other violations.

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DNA brings arrest in sadistic crime spree from '70s and '80s

Sophia Bollag and Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:15pm

A DNA match led to the arrest of a 72-year-old former police officer in one of the most baffling and sadistic crime sprees of the 1970s and '80s — a string of at least 12 slayings and 45 rapes in California by an attacker dubbed the Golden State Killer, police said Wednesday.

US House moves to block spill of dam water to aid salmon

Matthew Daly and Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:13pm

The U.S. House approved a bill Wednesday that would effectively stop the spilling of water from four Pacific Northwest dams to help migrating salmon reach the Pacific Ocean.

US scraps plan to pause immigrant court orientation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:11pm

The Trump administration has scrapped a plan to put on hold a program that helps tens of thousands of immigrants navigate the complex U.S. immigration courts.

Rabbi traumatized by Vermont traffic stop pays $100 ticket

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:09pm

A New York City rabbi who kept driving when a Vermont state trooper tried to pull him over for speeding and complained of mistreatment by police has paid a $100 traffic ticket.

Sessions defends Trump pardons of Joe Arpaio, Scooter Libby

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:03pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday defended President Donald Trump's right to pardon former Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former Bush administration official I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.

Corrections officers charged with bribery, racketeering

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:01pm

More than a dozen South Carolina corrections employees pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges related to bribery and bringing contraband into the state's institutions, a case that was announced a week after a deadly prison riot.

Lawyer: Trump to aid raids' attorney-client privilege review

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:01pm

A lawyer for President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the president is ready to help recommend what materials seized from his personal attorney that relate to him should be withheld from federal investigators because of attorney-client privilege.

The Latest: Special Mass scheduled for slain officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:57pm

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

Officials say radioactive sludge barrel ruptures now total 4

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:57pm

A total of four barrels containing radioactive sludge at an eastern Idaho nuclear site were found to have ruptured, officials said Wednesday, after initially saying earlier this month that one barrel was leaking.

Kilauea's summit lava lake continues to overflow into crater

Sophia Yan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:53pm

Lava overflowed from Kilauea's summit crater lava lake Wednesday, pouring onto the floor of Halemaumau Crater days after the largest spill in 10 years on the Hawaiian volcano.

GOP leader wounded in shooting is set to hit campaign trail

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:49pm

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has returned to the Capitol after another surgery stemming from last year's congressional baseball shooting, and he is eager to hit the campaign trail for the GOP majority.

Warrant: Suspect's suspicious behavior drew police attention

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:45pm

The gunman accused of opening fire at a Dallas home improvement store — killing one police officer and critically injuring two others — was initially detained because he was acting suspiciously and may have tried to steal from the store, an arrest warrant revealed Wednesday.

Man charged with toppling Jewish cemetery headstones in 2017

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:44pm

Authorities said Wednesday that a man confessed to knocking over about 120 headstones at a Jewish cemetery near St. Louis last year and that it doesn't seem to have been motivated by hatred.

The Latest: Lawyer says Trump to aid raids' privilege review

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:39pm

The Latest on a judge's effort to streamline the process through which lawyers will decide what material seized from President Donald Trump's personal lawyer is subject to attorney-client privilege. (all times local):

Minnesota lawmaker stages sit-in over inaction on guns

Youssef Rddad, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:37pm

Hoping to pressure colleagues to vote on gun-control legislation that has stalled in the Minnesota Legislature, a first-term lawmaker staged a 24-hour sit-in inside the House chamber, rising occasionally to read stories of people killed by gun violence.

Jeb Bush says his father is 'stronger than an ox'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:36pm

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says his father, former President George H.W. Bush, is "stronger than an ox."

Appeals court asked to reinstate lawsuit on Trump businesses

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:35pm

Lawyers for restaurant workers and restaurants in New York and Washington, D.C., are asking a federal appeals court in Manhattan to reinstate a lawsuit that claims President Donald Trump has business conflicts that violate the Constitution.