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Investigators: School design contributed to massacre

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:58am

Faulty classroom design and failures in the police radio and 911 systems contributed to the chaos and deaths during the recent Florida high school massacre, a commission investigating the shooting was told at its first meeting Tuesday.

Senators delay VA confirmation hearing amid new allegations

Hope Yen and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:56am

Senate leaders on Tuesday indefinitely delayed the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's pick to be Veterans Affairs secretary, citing "serious allegations" made against the Navy rear admiral involving his past behavior as a White House physician.

Greitens case: Judge to consider disqualifying prosecutors

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:50am

The legal battle between lawyers from Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and St. Louis prosecutors is escalating, with a judge considering Tuesday a request to disqualify the circuit attorney's office from a felony case over Greitens' use of charity donor list for his 2016 gubernatorial campaign.

3rd grade teacher arrested in student sexual abuse case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:46am

Police have arrested a third-grade teacher accused of sexually abusing a student and say there could be more victims.

First ladies Trump, Macron tour National Gallery's Cezannes

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:40am

Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron ditched the White House Tuesday for a visit with the works of Paul Cezanne.

Teenager killed, friend injured when vehicle crashes into Salmon River

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:40am

A McCall teenager was killed and her Malad friend was injured after their vehicle crashed into the Salmon River Saturday night.

Trump warns Iran against restarting nuclear program

Darlene Superville and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:36am

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."

Police: Man fatally shot mother after Los Angeles house fire

Michael Balsamo and Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:36am

A man fatally shot his mother at the scene of a house fire early Tuesday morning, sending firefighters scrambling for cover behind their fire trucks, before holing himself up for two hours inside the burned home south of downtown Los Angeles, authorities said.

The Latest: Melania Trump's white hat attracts attention

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:28am

The Latest on the White House visit of French President Emmanuel Macron (all times local):

Trump: Kim Jong Un "very open" and "very honorable"

Jonathan Lemire and Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:28am

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has been "very open" and "very honorable," and wants an historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible.

San Antonio police fatally shoot armed man at downtown hotel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:26am

Authorities say an armed man who ran from security at a hotel in downtown San Antonio and tried to force his way into a room has been shot and killed by officers who confronted him.

Toronto driver charged with 10 counts of 1st degree murder

Charmaine Noronha and David R. Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:24am

The 25-year-old suspect who plowed a van into a crowded Toronto sidewalk was ordered held Tuesday on 10 counts of murder and 13 of attempted murder as Canadian authorities and the public sought to make sense of one of the deadliest mass killings in the country's modern history.

Mental health and guns an issue after Waffle House attack

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:22am

Without knowing who he was or what he might do, police briefly had Travis Reinking in their sights days before the deadly assault on a Waffle House restaurant.

The Latest: Former Christie allies argue for reversals

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:22am

The Latest on the appeals of two former allies of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who were convicted in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case (all times local):

Mississippi defendants spend months in jail awaiting trial

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:22am

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.

Michigan mom sentenced to prison after 2nd infant death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:21am

A northern Michigan woman has been sentenced up to 22½ years in prison for suffocating her infant daughter, her second criminal case in the death of a child.

The Latest: Bond revoked for suspect in Waffle House attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:20am

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

Lawmaker apologizes for calling shooting survivor 'dummy'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:18am

A Rhode Island lawmaker says he's sorry for calling a school shooting survivor a "dummy" for her response to a separate shooting that killed four people at a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville.

Auditor's handling of whistleblower's claims is criticized

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:12am

A Democratic attorney general candidate says his Republican opponent, Ohio Auditor Dave Yost, should have immediately referred to authorities a whistleblower's allegations that Ohio's then-largest online charter school intentionally inflated attendance figures.

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.