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Prosecutor on Justice's opioid crackdown favors tough tact

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:37pm

Mary Daly has heard the criticism: That the tough-on-drugs approach favored by the Trump administration is cruel, ineffective and a return to the failed policies of the 1980s.

Manhunt underway for suspect in killing of sheriff's deputy

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:29pm

A manhunt is underway for the suspect in what is believed to be the first killing of a law enforcement officer in Maine in nearly 30 years.

Court won't return tigers, exotic animals to Ohio man's home

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:25pm

A man whose tigers and other exotic animals were seized in a raid by authorities in Ohio lost what is likely his final court challenge seeking return of the animals to his roadside sanctuary.

VA nominee accused of drunken behavior, reckless prescribing

Hope Yen, Lisa Mascaro and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:19pm

White House doctor Ronny Jackson exhibited a pattern of recklessly prescribing drugs and drunken behavior, including crashing a government vehicle while intoxicated and doling out such a large supply of a prescription opioid that staffers panicked because they thought the drugs were missing, according to accusations compiled by Democratic staff on the committee considering his nomination as Veterans Affairs secretary.

Senate committee poised for vote on bill to protect Mueller

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:19pm

The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job — legislation that has split Republicans as President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized Mueller's Russia investigation.

Ohio man accused in terror plot seeks early prison release

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:17pm

An Ohio man has unsuccessfully asked a judge to release him from his 22-year prison sentence on a terrorism conviction.

Cincinnati passes 911 center plan after trapped teen's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:17pm

The Cincinnati City Council has voted to infuse nearly a half million dollars into an emergency call center that's come under scrutiny after the failed response to find a teen who was trapped in a minivan and died despite twice calling 911.

Lawyer: Trump ready for role in raids' evidence review

Larry Neumeister and Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:11pm

A lawyer for Donald Trump says the president is ready to offer his opinion on what evidence seized from his personal attorney's home and office are protected by attorney-client privilege.

Hawaii island may have broken national rainfall record

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:03pm

The National Weather Service says preliminary data indicates the Hawaiian island of Kauai broke a national 24-hour rainfall record during recent flash flooding.

Corrections employees charged in prison contraband 'crisis'

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:19pm

More than a dozen South Carolina corrections employees have pleaded not guilty to federal charges related to bribery and bringing contraband into the state's institutions, a case that was announced a week after a deadly prison riot.

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

Don Thompson and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:01pm

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.

Trump supporter lawsuit against NYC bar tossed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:14pm

A Trump supporter who sued a New York City bar for discrimination after he was thrown out for wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat has lost his lawsuit.

3 days after fatal shootings, Tennessee Waffle House reopens

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:09pm

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.

Sessions defends Trump pardons of Joe Arpaio, Scooter Libby

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:03pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday defended President Donald Trump's right to pardon former Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former Bush administration official I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.

Suspect in serial killings lived in a tidy California suburb

Paul Elias and Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:43pm

The man who authorities said Wednesday is among the worst serial killers and rapists in U.S. history is a 72-year-old Vietnam War veteran, former police officer and grandfather who lived in a tidy, suburban California home with a neatly kept green lawn.

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: 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):