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Police: Woman broke into rival's home, killed her, then self

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:18pm

Authorities say a woman broke into the Philadelphia-area home of another woman she believed was romantically involved with her husband and killed the victim before killing herself.

Lawyer convicted in corruption case over NYPD gun permits

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:15pm

An ex-Brooklyn prosecutor has been convicted of bribery and conspiracy in a gun-permit scandal after giving bribes including a diamond-studded watch to a former New York Police Department sergeant.

Watchdog report points to power struggle involving VA pick

Zeke Miller and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:14pm

A watchdog report ordered in 2012 by Dr. Ronny Jackson — President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs — found that he and a rival physician exhibited "unprofessional behaviors" as they engaged in a power struggle over the White House medical unit.

Waffle House gunman's troubles began years before attack

Sheila Burke, Kathleen Foody and Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:12pm

Travis Reinking's erratic behavior began years before police say he showed up without pants at a Waffle House restaurant and killed four people with an assault-style rifle.

Fingerprints lead to arrest in 1986 California killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:11pm

Authorities have arrested a suspect in the stabbing death of a 75-year-old retiree more than three decades ago in Southern California.

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Man who disarmed Waffle House shooter hailed by lawmakers

Sheila Burke and Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:08pm

The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle away from a gunman at a Nashville restaurant told Tennessee lawmakers Tuesday he faced "the true test of a man," drawing a standing ovation during his brief address.

Trump, top Iran diplomat trade threats as US decision nears

Josh Lederman and Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:54pm

President Donald Trump and Iran's top diplomat traded sharp warnings on Tuesday, with Trump threatening "bigger problems" than ever if Tehran restarts its nuclear program. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif put the president on notice, telling The Associated Press if the U.S. pulls out of the nuclear deal, Iran "mostly likely" would abandon it, too.

Government: Wild red wolf population could soon be wiped out

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:54pm

The only wild population of endangered red wolves is unsustainable and could be wiped out within years after dwindling to a few dozen, government officials said in a report Tuesday.

Governor to allow road signs pointing out national monument

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:54pm

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.

Affidavit: Suspects bragged about abducting Oklahoma teens

Tim Talley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:52pm

Suspects in the 1999 shooting deaths of an Oklahoma couple and the abduction of their 16-year-old daughter and her friend "bragged" about photographing the girls while they were bound, according to a court affidavit that outlines accusations against the only suspect who's still alive.

Study: Imbalance growing on police referrals of black pupils

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:52pm

Black students are suspended from school, expelled and referred to law enforcement much more frequently than their white peers and the disparities are growing, according to a federal report released Tuesday.

Georgia woman admits false threats against daycare centers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:48pm

A Georgia woman has admitted making false threats to blow up daycare centers.

Auditor's handling of whistleblower's claims is criticized

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:46pm

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost's opponent in the state attorney general's race said Tuesday that Yost should immediately have referred to authorities a whistleblower's allegations that the state's then-largest online charter school intentionally inflated attendance figures.

2 slain sheriff's deputies laid to rest in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:42pm

Two Florida sheriff's deputies who were gunned down at a Chinese restaurant last week have been laid to rest.

The Latest: Watchdog: VA nominee Jackson was unprofessional

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:40pm

The Latest on Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's pick to be secretary of Veterans Affairs (all times local):

California man convicted of torture deaths of 2 children

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:36pm

A jury in Northern California convicted a 20-year-old man of torturing, starving and beating two children whose bodies were found in a storage unit.

Q&A: How walkout by Arizona teachers is expected to play out

Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:32pm

Tens of thousands of Arizona teachers are poised to walk off the job this week to demand more funding for public education, an unprecedented action in this conservative state without many union protections.

Idaho police arrest woman suspected in aggravated assault, hit and run incidents

Idaho State Journal Staff  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:32pm

Idaho Falls police announced Monday that they were able to take a 39-year-old woman into custody and verify that her 4-year-old boy was safe.

APNewsBreak: 2012 inspector general report suggested removing VA nominee Ronny Jackson and rival from White House roles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:30pm

APNewsBreak: 2012 inspector general report suggested removing VA nominee Ronny Jackson and rival from White House roles.