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US raises Nicaragua threat level, pulls diplomats' families

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:19am

The United States is shutting down routine operations at its embassy in Nicaragua and pulling out some if its employees amid a string of deadly protests.

Houston police: Woman sets car on fire with children inside

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:49am

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.

Unruly passenger removed from Miami to Chicago flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:46am

Police used a stun gun multiple times on an unruly American Airlines passenger before removing him from a Miami to Chicago.

Viewing, funeral planned for 2 slain sheriff's deputies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:40am

A public viewing and funeral service are planned for two Florida sheriff's deputies who were gunned down while they sat in a Chinese restaurant.

Teens charged in carjacking of Baltimore County teacher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:38am

Baltimore County Police say four teenage girls attacked a pregnant teacher at an elementary school, stealing the teacher's purse and car.

Connecticut university closes because of student illness

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:25am

A Connecticut university is shutting down for the day after about 100 students fell ill.

Sheriff's office: No wrongdoing by deputies in fatal chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:20am

A sheriff's office says an internal review found no wrongdoing by deputies after three suspects they were chasing died following a gun shop burglary in southwestern Michigan.

New lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal

Jay Reeves and Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:54am

Elmore Bolling defied the odds against black men and built several successful businesses during the harsh era of Jim Crow segregation in the South. He had more money than a lot of whites, which his descendants believe was all it took to get him lynched in 1947.

Man who snatched AR-15 from gunman: 'It was life or death'

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:16am

The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle from a gunman at a busy Tennessee restaurant says his was a "selfish" act of self-preservation and he doesn't consider himself a hero. Never mind that he is being credited with saving several other lives.

Hundreds attend memorial service for CDC worker found dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:04am

More than 500 people attended the memorial service of an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention whose body was found in an Atlanta river.

Police: Man shot 5, including officer, during 'crime spree'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:35am

The New Orleans police chief says a man shot and injured five people, including an officer.

With dogs in tow, Maine community remembers Barbara Bush

Robert Bukaty, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:03am

About 200 people gathered on a Maine beach — some with dogs in tow — on Sunday to remember Barbara Bush, who with her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, spent years at their summer home in Kennebunkport.

Pompeo facing steep opposition at Senate panel

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 11:03pm

President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is facing serious opposition before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Michigan water activist, 6 others win environmental prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 10:22pm

A woman who played a key role in exposing the lead-tainted water disaster in Flint, Michigan, is among seven people from around the world to be awarded a Goldman Environmental Prize for grassroots environmental activism.

4 dead in Waffle House shooting in Tennessee; suspect sought

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 10:14pm

A nearly naked gunman wearing only a green jacket and brandishing an assault rifle stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville early Sunday, shooting four people to death before a customer rushed him and wrestled the weapon away.

Photos capture special moments from Barbara Bush's funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 10:08pm

Photos that a family spokesman tweeted capture special moments from former first lady Barbara Bush's funeral.

Hundreds mourn New Mexico woman killed in Southwest flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 9:59pm

Family and friends gathered Sunday to mourn an Albuquerque bank executive who died after the Southwest Airlines plane she was on blew an engine in midair.

Trump says North Korea agreed to denuclearize. It hasn't.

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 8:48pm

President Donald Trump on Sunday claimed North Korea has agreed to "denuclearization" before his potential meeting with Kim Jong Un. But that's not the case.

Sheriff: 5 people injured during reported tornado in Alabama

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 7:11pm

An Alabama sheriff says five people have been injured during a reported tornado.