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Police: Waffle House suspect was armed when arrested

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:29pm

The mentally unstable gunman suspected of opening fire at a Waffle House restaurant in the middle of the night was arrested not far from his apartment Monday after hiding from police for more than a day following the attack that killed four people, authorities said.

Lawmakers: EPA analysis said Pruitt bug sweep was inadequate

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:29pm

Internal documents from the Environmental Protection Agency say a sweep for hidden listening devices requested by Administrator Scott Pruitt for his office was conducted with shoddy methods and didn't meet U.S. government standards.

Horse racing initiative backers accuse tribe of breaking law

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:26pm

Backers of a ballot initiative seeking to legalize lucrative betting machines in Idaho say the Coeur d'Alene Tribe has broken state law while attempting to deter the success of their petition and they have alerted law enforcement officials.

Houston police: Woman sets car on fire with children inside

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:18pm

Authorities in Houston have taken a woman into custody after witnesses reported she set her car on fire as she sat inside with her three children.

Small plane crashes into lake near airport, injuring pilot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:15pm

A small plane has crashed into a lake near a New Jersey airport, injuring the pilot, who freed himself and swam away before a police rowboat plucked him from the water.

Police: Suspect in fatal Waffle House shootings had a handgun in his backpack when he was arrested in woods in Nashville

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:11pm

Police: Suspect in fatal Waffle House shootings had a handgun in his backpack when he was arrested in woods in Nashville.

US won't ease sanctions without action by NKorea on nukes

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:10pm

The White House says North Korea won't get sanctions relief until it takes "concrete action" toward denuclearization.

Happy homecoming: Family welcomes back retired police dog

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:08pm

A Pennsylvania transit police officer and his family have been reunited with the police dog they say helped them heal after a son's death.

New lynching memorial evokes terror of victims

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:04pm

Visitors to the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice first glimpse them, eerily, in the distance: Brown rectangular slabs, 800 in all, inscribed with the names of more than 4,000 souls who lost their lives in lynchings between 1877 and 1950.

Rosenstein puts aside Russia probe to argue at Supreme Court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:01pm

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has taken some time off from overseeing the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election to argue his first case at the Supreme Court.

No ordinary double date: Trumps, Macrons at Mount Vernon

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:54pm

With Iran and a list of other tough issues awaiting them, President Donald Trump and France's Emmanuel Macron are starting off the French president's three-day visit with an anything-but-ordinary double date with their wives at George Washington's house.

The Latest: French president goes for a walk along Penn Ave

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:47pm

The Latest on the state visit by President Emmanuel Macron of France (all times local):


New species among rare treasure trove of fossils found in California

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:47pm

Finding fossils can be a fact of life for construction crews excavating in California. That's what happened when crews broke ground to begin the new Bay Area Calaveras Dam in 2013. They just didn't expect to find so many.

Prosecutors drop top charges in school shooting plot case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:39pm

Prosecutors have dismissed the most serious charges against a teenager accused of plotting to shoot up his former Vermont high school in a case that has led to changes in state gun laws.

Deputy: Man threw exercise weight, fatally striking girl,2

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:17pm

Authorities say a man who had been arguing with a woman in Alabama threw an exercise weight through a car window, striking and fatally injuring their 2-year-old daughter.

Police: Driver crashes car on bridge, plunges to his death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:16pm

Authorities say a driver who crashed his car on a Florida bridge and then crawled out a window has plunged more than 70 feet (20 meters) to his death.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:11pm

Authorities: Tennessee's Waffle House shooting suspect has been taken into custody.

Gunshots fired, car crashes at wedding reception; 4 arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 11:55am

A wedding reception at a New Hampshire hall has turned chaotic, with gunshots fired and a deliberate car crash outside.

Dozens of prison workers debilitated since NC escape attempt

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 11:51am

North Carolina's understaffed prisons remain a dangerous place for employees six months after the bloodiest escape attempt in state history left four workers dead, according to agency data and separate case reports.