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Ruling reversed for some New Orleans-area flood victims

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:44pm

A Washington appeals court has reversed a lower court ruling that held the federal government liable for some of the flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina and other major storms — a ruling that could have resulted in damage payments for residents and businesses of New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward and neighboring St. Bernard Parish.

Nebraska soldier's remains return home, 66 years after death

Tess Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:42pm

A Nebraska soldier's remains finally returned home on Monday, more than 66 years after his death in a North Korean prisoner of war camp.

3 teens accused of killing 1 of the boys' mothers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:33pm

Three teenagers tried to drug one of the boys' mothers before strangling and stabbing her in her Maine home, according to court documents.

New lynching memorial evokes terror of victims

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:31pm

Visitors to the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice first glimpse them, eerily, in the distance: Brown rectangular slabs, 800 in all, inscribed with the names of more than 4,000 souls who lost their lives in lynchings between 1877 and 1950.

GOP lawmakers say they've struck documents deal with Justice

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:28pm

Two House Republican committee chairmen say the Justice Department has agreed to provide them with documents on the Hillary Clinton investigation that they've been requesting for months.

Ex-husband's attorney gets $100,000 payment in Greitens case

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:28pm

The law firm representing the ex-husband of the woman who had an affair with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens in 2015 received two anonymous $50,000 payments that went toward the man's legal fees, the man's attorney said Monday.

The Latest: Shooting suspect made claims about Taylor Swift

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:25pm

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

Senate panel votes to recommend Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, sending nomination to full Senate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:21pm

Senate panel votes to recommend Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, sending nomination to full Senate.

The Latest: Anonymous $100,000 to firm in Greitens' case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:16pm

The Latest on the investigation of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

Jury: Atlanta attorney who shot wife guilty of murder

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:14pm

A jury on Monday found a prominent Atlanta attorney who fatally shot his wife guilty of murder and influencing witnesses, capping a trial that had riveted this city's attention for weeks.

Missouri lawmaker won't resign over calls to radio show

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:13pm

A Democratic Missouri state lawmaker says he won't step down despite facing backlash for repeatedly calling into a radio program whose host has been criticized for comments denounced as racist and offensive.

Senators cling to a fading custom Trump's Washington

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:12pm

In Trump's Washington, traditions are frail and civility a novelty. But one custom that is hanging on — tattered and tenuously — is an unwritten rule: Don't work too hard to inflict political harm on your Senate colleagues.

The Latest: Police: Protocol followed in restaurant arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:11pm

The Latest on the arrest of a black woman at a Waffle House in Alabama (all times local):

The Latest: Trumps host Macrons for dinner at Mount Vernon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:09pm

The Latest on the state visit by President Emmanuel Macron of France (all times local):

No ordinary double date: Trumps, Macrons at Mount Vernon

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:09pm

Tending to bonding before business, President Donald Trump and France's Emmanuel Macron started off the French president's visit Monday with an anything-but-ordinary double date with their wives at George Washington's house.

Arrest of black woman at Waffle House sparks complaint

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:06pm

Georgia-based Waffle House Inc. on Monday defended police intervention at an Alabama restaurant where a black woman's arrest, captured on video, raised questions about mistreatment.

Minnesota woman suspected in 2 killings waives extradition

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:03pm

It will be first come, first served for two states wanting to take custody of a Minnesota woman who is suspected in two killings.

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Waffle House slaying suspect arrested after massive manhunt

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:59pm

The mentally unstable gunman suspected of killing four people in a late-night shooting at a Waffle House restaurant was arrested near his apartment Monday after hiding from police for more than a day, authorities said.

Horse racing initiative backers accuse tribe of breaking law

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:59pm

Backers of a ballot initiative seeking to legalize lucrative betting machines in Idaho say the Coeur d'Alene Tribe has broken state law while attempting to deter the success of their petition and they have alerted law enforcement officials.