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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.

The Latest: Bond revoked for suspect in Waffle House attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:08am

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

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."

Mississippi defendants spend months in jail awaiting trial

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:04am

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.

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):

Husband of ex-Senate leader pleads not guilty to sex charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:48am

The estranged husband of former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he sexually assaulted or harassed several men.

Trump: North Korea wants meeting 'as soon as possible'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:38am

President Donald Trump says North Korea wants to hold a high-stakes meeting "as soon as possible" and he is praising Kim Jong Un as "very open" and "very honorable."

Robert Frost museum set to reopen under new ownership

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:31am

The Robert Frost Stone House Museum is ready to reopen under new ownership.

Trump says North Korea wants meeting 'as soon as possible,' praises Kim Jong Un as 'very open' and 'very honorable'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:29am

Trump says North Korea wants meeting 'as soon as possible,' praises Kim Jong Un as 'very open' and 'very honorable'

Racially offensive Florida prom invitation stirs backlash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:27am

A Florida high school student stirred a backlash when he held up a sign with a racially offensive message to invite his girlfriend to the prom.

Greitens case: Judge to consider disqualifying prosecutors

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

A judge is expected to consider a request to disqualify St. Louis prosecutors from one of the two felony cases against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens.