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2 dead in crash of World War II-era training aircraft

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:40pm

A World War II-era training aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from a South Texas naval air station, killing both people aboard.

The Latest: Ronny Jackson meets with White House press aides

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:39pm

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

Patton Oswalt credits late wife in Golden State Killer case

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:39pm

"You did it, Michelle."

Federal court sides with Florida in voting rights battle

Gary Fineout, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:27pm

With time running out, a federal appeals court late Wednesday sided with Florida in an escalating battle over the state's process for restoring voting rights for former prisoners.

The Latest: Police take serial killing suspect by surprise

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:21pm

The Latest on a serial killing and rape case in California (all times local):

The Latest: Arizona teachers press for action by lawmakers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:17pm

The Latest on Arizona's teacher walkout (all times local):


Ex-cop arrested in sadistic crime spree from '70s and '80s

Don Thompson and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:15pm

A man once sworn to protect the public from crime was accused Wednesday of living a double life terrorizing suburban neighborhoods at night, becoming one of California's most feared serial killers and rapists in the 1970s and '80s before leaving a cold trail that baffled investigators for more than three decades.

Bipartisan bill to protect Mueller headed for crucial vote

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:13pm

A bipartisan group of senators pushing legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job is trying to win over reluctant Republicans ahead of a crucial committee vote.

Victims voice relief after arrest in serial killing case

Sophia Bollag, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:07pm

Jane Carson-Sandler's morning in 1976 turned from innocence to terror when a masked man broke into her home and entered the bedroom where she lay snuggled with her 3-year-old son.

House member seeks to stop turkey drop at Arkansas festival

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:05pm

Concerned that federal regulators don't have the power to stop the dropping of live turkeys over an Arkansas festival, a lawmaker from Las Vegas is suggesting that Congress step in to ban the practice.

Macron resists Trump's 'America first' in speech to Congress

Josh Lederman and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:51pm

French President Emmanuel Macron drew sharp contrasts with President Donald Trump's worldview Wednesday, laying out a firm vision of global leadership that rejects "the illusion of nationalism" in a candid counterweight to Trump's appeals to put "America first."

Man in US illegally who killed deputies sentenced to death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:50pm

A man living in the U.S. illegally has been sentenced to the death penalty for the 2014 killing of a Northern California sheriff's deputy and a detective.

Former President Bush out of intensive care, making progress

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:49pm

Former President George H.W. Bush was moved out of intensive care and into a regular patient room at a Houston hospital on Wednesday as he recovers from an infection that required his hospitalization a day after his wife's funeral, a family spokesman said.

The Latest: Macron says Trump not eager to defend Iran deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:41pm

The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron speaking in front of a joint meeting of Congress (all times local):

Texas gang member executed for killing girl, grandmother

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:27pm

A prisoner on Texas death row for killing a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother in a gang-related shooting at a child's birthday party in Fort Worth a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening.

US House moves to reverse order to aid salmon

Matthew Daly and Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:13pm

The U.S. House approved a bill Wednesday that would reverse a federal judge's order to spill more water from four Pacific Northwest dams to help migrating salmon reach the Pacific Ocean.

3 days after fatal shootings, Tennessee Waffle House reopens

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:01pm

The Tennessee Waffle House where four people were fatally shot reopened Wednesday amid tears and solemn remembrance of the dead, as the company said it will donate a month of the restaurant's sales to help the wounded survivors and the families of the slain.

Illinois Democrats' plan to override gun dealer veto fizzles

John O'Connor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:53pm

Illinois Democrats' hopes of overriding a veto of firearms-dealer licensing fizzled Wednesday, swamped by the inaction of a Senate and House afraid to take the vote without cover from the other.

Police: Man killed deputy, stole his car and robbed store

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:47pm

A man scheduled to appear in court to face gun charges Wednesday killed a sheriff's deputy in Maine, stole his cruiser and robbed a convenience store, officials said.

The Latest: Texas executes man for killing 2 at party

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:44pm

The Latest on the execution of Erick Davila in Texas (all times local):