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Suspect in Vegas casino picnic shooting arrested in Texas

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:54am

A former Las Vegas Strip casino dealer on the run for days after authorities say he opened fire on a picnic for a group of fellow employees, killing one, was arrested Thursday in Texas.

2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:49am

Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer.

British cybersecurity expert faces key hearing in US case

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:49am

A British cybersecurity expert once heralded as a hero for stopping the WannaCry worldwide computer virus is due in a Milwaukee courtroom Thursday, where he will ask the judge to toss statements he made to the FBI after his arrest for allegedly writing and distributing malicious software use to steal banking passwords.

New Hampshire House kills bill to protect drunken drivers

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:43am

The New Hampshire House on Thursday rejected a measure to protect intoxicated people from drunken-driving charges while they are sobering up in their cars.

Boston business that helps blacks hit by racist graffiti

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:27am

A Boston business that helps nurture black entrepreneurs has been struck by racist graffiti just days before its spring opening.

US Officials: 16 nations agree to track Venezuela corruption

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:22am

Two senior U.S. Treasury officials say finance ministers from several Latin American nations as well as the U.S. and Europe have agreed to work jointly to locate and seize assets arising from corruption by Venezuelan government insiders.

Power largely restored across Puerto Rico after blackout

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:19am

Puerto Rico's power company said Thursday that it has restored electricity to more than 80 percent of customers affected by an island-wide blackout that was caused by an excavator hitting a transmission line, but tens of thousands of families still remain without normal service seven months after hurricanes Maria and Irma.

Study shows TV employment exceeding newspapers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:14am

For what is believed to be the first time, the number of journalists working in local television newsrooms exceeds that of people in newspaper offices.

Musk's LA transport tunnel proposal takes step forward

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:13am

A committee of the Los Angeles City Council has approved an environmental review exemption for a tunnel that Elon Musk wants to dig to test a novel underground transportation system.

US easing rules on sales of armed drones, other weaponry

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:13am

The Trump administration moved Thursday to make it easier for U.S. defense contractors to sell armed drones and other conventional weapons to foreign governments.

Plan to limit fishing guides on Madison River rejected

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:08am

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission has rejected a plan to limit commercial fishing guides on the popular and crowded Madison River.

US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:07am

A medicine made from the marijuana plant moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday after federal health advisers endorsed it for the treatment of severe seizures in children with epilepsy.

Germany's Merkel appears open to compromise on EU reforms

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:03am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled her willingness to find compromises with France when it comes to reforming the European Union, as she hosted French President Emmanuel Macron for talks Thursday in Berlin.

The Latest: Southwest sought more time to inspect engines

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:03am

The Latest on the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia (all times local):

CORRECTS: Southwest opposed recommendation to inspect fan blades like one that snapped in engine failure within year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:00am

CORRECTS: Southwest opposed recommendation to inspect fan blades like one that snapped in engine failure within year . (Corrects APNewsAlert to remove reference to FAA. )

Oil, gas drilling in pristine Alaska refuge takes step ahead

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:59am

The Trump administration is moving toward oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, fulfilling a longtime Republican priority that most Democrats fiercely oppose.

Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's president

Michael Weissenstein and Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:49am

Raul Castro said Thursday that he expected 57-year-old Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez to serve two five-year terms as president and eventually take Castro's place as head of the Communist Party, potentially dominating Cuban politics until 2031.

Authorities say the suspect in the shooting of two people at a Las Vegas casino company picnic was arrested in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:47am

Authorities say the suspect in the shooting of two people at a Las Vegas casino company picnic was arrested in Texas.

The Latest: Police chief apologizes to men from Starbucks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:34am

The Latest on two men arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks (all times local):

IMF's Lagarde: Trade tensions threaten global economy

Martin Crutsinger and Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:34am

The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that the healthiest global economy in years is threatened by rising debt levels, volatile financial markets and a simmering trade dispute between the world's two biggest economies.