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Trump: Kim Jong Un "very open" and "very honorable"

Jonathan Lemire and Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:28am

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has been "very open" and "very honorable," and wants an historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible.

Toronto driver charged with 10 counts of 1st degree murder

Charmaine Noronha and David R. Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:24am

The 25-year-old suspect who plowed a van into a crowded Toronto sidewalk was ordered held Tuesday on 10 counts of murder and 13 of attempted murder as Canadian authorities and the public sought to make sense of one of the deadliest mass killings in the country's modern history.

Mental health and guns an issue after Waffle House attack

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:22am

Without knowing who he was or what he might do, police briefly had Travis Reinking in their sights days before the deadly assault on a Waffle House restaurant.

The Latest: Former Christie allies argue for reversals

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:22am

The Latest on the appeals of two former allies of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who were convicted in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case (all times local):

Mississippi defendants spend months in jail awaiting trial

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:22am

Jerry Sanders has been sitting in a jail cell on a relatively minor charge of methamphetamine possession for more than a year — longer than the sentence he could get if he's convicted.

Michigan mom sentenced to prison after 2nd infant death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:21am

A northern Michigan woman has been sentenced up to 22½ years in prison for suffocating her infant daughter, her second criminal case in the death of a child.

The Latest: Bond revoked for suspect in Waffle House attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:20am

The Latest on a shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local):

Lawmaker apologizes for calling shooting survivor 'dummy'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:18am

A Rhode Island lawmaker says he's sorry for calling a school shooting survivor a "dummy" for her response to a separate shooting that killed four people at a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville.

Auditor's handling of whistleblower's claims is criticized

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:12am

A Democratic attorney general candidate says his Republican opponent, Ohio Auditor Dave Yost, should have immediately referred to authorities a whistleblower's allegations that Ohio's then-largest online charter school intentionally inflated attendance figures.

Judge: Florida school shooting suspect keeps public defender

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:12am

Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz should continue to be represented in the death penalty case by a public defender at taxpayer expense, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Committee hits pause on solar project over visual concerns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:11am

A regional planning committee has refused to sign off on a proposed solar project in Rutland amid concerns over its visual impact on a neighboring home.

Governor to allow road signs pointing out national monument

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:06am

Road signs directing motorists to the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument are going to be installed — eventually — now that Republican Gov. Paul LePage has relented in his opposition to the signs on Interstate 95 and state roads leading to the Mount Katahdin region.

Trump warns Iran against restarting nuclear program

Darlene Superville and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:06am

Weighing withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, President Donald Trump declared on Tuesday that if the Iranians "restart their nuclear program, they will have bigger problems than they've ever had before."

For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:02am

If you've ever wondered exactly what sorts of things Facebook would like you not to do on its service, you're in luck. For the first time, the social network is publishing detailed guidelines to what does and doesn't belong on its service — 27 pages worth of them, in fact.

Fort Worth gang member to die for killing girl, grandmother

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:00am

Attorneys for a Texas inmate want the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his scheduled execution for the shooting deaths of a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother during a birthday party 10 years ago outside a Fort Worth apartment.

Supreme Court seems divided over Texas redistricting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:57am

The Supreme Court appears divided over Texas' appeal to preserve congressional and legislative districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory.

First ladies Trump, Macron tour National Gallery's Cezannes

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:54am

Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron have ditched the White House for the nearby National Gallery of Art to see the works of Paul Cezanne.

Bid to toughen Louisiana anti-bestiality law draws pushback

Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:52am

In Louisiana, a proposal to strengthen the law against bestiality is facing unexpected opposition from conservative lawmakers who see it as an underhanded move to strike the state's unconstitutional ban on sodomy.

Racial disparities rise in school discipline, new data shows

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:52am

New federal data show that black students continue to be expelled and suspended from school much more frequently than their white peers.

Latest: Woman fatally shot after Los Angeles house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:51am

The Latest on a shooting following a house fire south of downtown Los Angeles (all times local):