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Woman gets 3 years after guilty plea in videotaped beating

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:27pm

A Chicago woman involved in a beating of a mentally disabled teen that was shown on Facebook Live has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Settlement announced in coroner discrimination lawsuit

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:02pm

A settlement has been reached in a racial discrimination lawsuit against a Mississippi Gulf Coast county and its coroner.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens charged over charity donor list

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:36pm

St. Louis prosecutors on Friday charged Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens with a felony for using a charity donor list for his 2016 political campaign, adding to the woes of the first-term Republican governor who responded by calling it another effort to "smear" him.

Dad fatally stabbed as daughter sat in lap at restaurant

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:32pm

A homeless man was charged Friday with murder in the random attack of a California father who was stabbed in the neck as his 5-year-old daughter sat in his lap in a crowded beachside steakhouse.

Official: Shotgun in guitar case was used in school shooting

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:18pm

A gunman carried a shotgun in a guitar case and opened fire Friday in a Florida high school, wounding one student before he was arrested on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence, authorities said.

Judge won't order Flint bottled water program to resume

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:14pm

A federal judge has denied a request to order Michigan officials to resume distribution of free bottled water in Flint.

The Latest: Greitens: Gardner out to "smear" my name

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:12pm

The Latest on allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

Police shooting victim's mental illness prompts questions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:03pm

A man killed in a police shooting in suburban Salt Lake City had previous run-ins with law enforcement and claimed to have mental illness, prompting concerns Friday from a Black Lives Matter activist that police acted too aggressively.

The Latest: Florida school shooting suspect says 'Sorry'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:49pm

The Latest on teenager suspected of firing a shotgun in a Florida high school (all times local):

HHS secretary recovering at home after hospital stay

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:47pm

A spokeswoman says health secretary Alex Azar is recovering at home in Indianapolis after his second hospitalization in less than a week for treatment of a painful bowel condition.

In court, Dems allege conspiracy between Trump camp, Russia

Tom Lobianco and Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:44pm

The Democratic Party sued Donald Trump's presidential campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks and Trump's son and son-in-law Friday, accusing them of an intricate conspiracy to undercut Democrats in the 2016 election by stealing tens of thousands of emails and documents.

Protester faces charges for vandalism at NRA lobbyist's home

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:44pm

Protesters are targeting the northern Virginia home of the National Rifle Association's top lobbyist and say the protests will continue.

Student from Zambia ruled eligible for US poetry contest

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:38pm

A high school student in Maine who fled his native Zambia can compete in a U.S. government-funded poetry contest, a federal judge ruled Friday.

2 arrested over repeated bomb threats at Ogden courthouse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:22pm

Two people have been arrested in connection with bomb threats that forced the evacuation of a northern Utah courthouse three times in three weeks.

Deputies hold vote on sheriff after Florida school massacre

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:14pm

The union that represents the deputies who responded to the Florida high school massacre is holding a no-confidence vote on the sheriff, with the labor group's leaders saying he should have accepted some blame for the shooting.

Missouri lawmakers consider withholding bills from Greitens

Blake Nelson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:12pm

Missouri's Senate leaders are considering holding off on sending bills to Gov. Eric Greitens amid multiple investigations into the governor's personal and professional life.

Pompeo faces opposition on Senate panel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:07pm

Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, is expected to face unified opposition from Democrats at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee next week after one still undecided Democrat announced he would vote no.

Off-duty LAPD officer charged with murder in DUI crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 4:59pm

An off-duty Los Angeles police officer has been charged with murder in a fiery freeway crash that killed three people.

Army lowers 2017 recruiting goal; more soldiers staying on

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 4:56pm

The U.S. Army will not meet its mission to recruit 80,000 active duty soldiers this year and has officially lowered that goal. But Army leaders said the service has been able to encourage more experienced service members to stay on the job to satisfy a growing demand for troops.

For Trump, Giuliani adds toughness, star power to legal team

Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 4:53pm

With the addition of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to his legal team, President Donald Trump gains a former U.S. attorney, a past presidential candidate and a TV-savvy defender at a time when the White House is looking for ways to bring special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation to a close.