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Use of DNA in serial killer probe sparks privacy concerns

Michael Balsamo and Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:57pm

Investigators who used a genealogical website to find the ex-policeman they believe is a shadowy serial killer and rapist who terrified California decades ago call the technique ground-breaking.

Water to flow again through 145-year-old drinking fountain

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:45pm

Legend has it that anyone who sips from a 145-year-old public drinking fountain in Providence is destined to return to the city.

Man convicted of mailing fatal cyanide set to be sentenced

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:40pm

A Maine man convicted of sending cyanide to a suicidal man in England is due to be sentenced.

Man convicted of 1980 killing set to be sentenced in Maine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:19pm

A man convicted in a nearly 40-year-old slaying that many thought would never be solved is set to be sentenced.

Florida school shooting suspect Cruz due back in court

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:16pm

Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is due back in court for a hearing designed to get the death penalty case moving forward.

It's Trump vs. Tester in Big Sky Country

Lisa Mascaro and Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:47pm

With a flat-top haircut, three missing fingers and an impressive girth, Sen. Jon Tester has somehow kept a low profile in Congress. That's until he caught the attention of Americans — and President Donald Trump — by airing startling allegations that toppled Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson.

Trump says no plans to get involved in Russia probe, for now

Jonathan Lemire and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:33pm

President Donald Trump insists he "won't be involved" in any attempt to interfere with the investigation into Russian election meddling — unless he changes his mind — as a Senate panel moved to safeguard special counsel Robert Mueller from any attempt to fire him.

Trump legal team gets skilled husband-wife duo

Eric Tucker and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:17pm

Lawyers who have worked with two new members of President Donald Trump's legal team describe them as experienced, skilled and humble.

The Latest: Australia says Pompeo prioritizes naming envoy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:01pm

The Latest on CIA Director Mike Pompeo's nomination to serve as secretary of state (all times local):

‘The real Bill Cosby’: Comedian convicted of sexual assault

Michael R. Sisak and Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:58pm

Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-life downfall of a comedian who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his way to TV superstardom as America’s Dad.

Investigators: DNA from genealogy site caught serial killer

Michael Balsamo and Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:49pm

More than three decades after his trail went cold, one of California's most prolific and elusive serial killers was caught when investigators matched crime-scene DNA with genetic material stored by a relative on an online genealogical site, prosecutors said Thursday.

US seeks to extradite 'El Chapo' case suspect from Caribbean

Ben Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:48pm

A Canadian known as "Russian Mike" who has been charged in the drug trafficking case involving notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman sought Thursday to block his extradition to the U.S. from the Caribbean.

Seeing red: Teacher walkouts shut Arizona, Colorado schools

Melissa Daniels and Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:35pm

Teachers in Arizona and Colorado turned their state Capitols into a sea of red Thursday as they kicked off widespread walkouts that shut down public schools in a bid for better pay and education funding, building on educator revolt that emerged elsewhere in the U.S. but whose political prospects were not clear.

2 lives converge on a dark road in Maine with deadly results

Marina Villeneuve and David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:35pm

Cpl. Gene Cole was a musician, TV repairman and father. People appreciated his respectful manner and ability to defuse a volatile situation. At 62, the sheriff's deputy was nearing retirement.

Ex-relative of suspected serial killer: 'True shock and awe'

Brian Melley and Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:19pm

James Huddle always hoped the rapist who terrorized the Sacramento suburbs in the 1970s and prompted him to buy a pistol for protection would be caught.

Minnesota lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:54pm

A Minnesota lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct apologized Thursday while disputing some of the allegations made by a woman who says he touched her without her consent.

The Latest: Trump says he won't mess with Russia probe _ yet

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:53pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump and the special counsel's Russia probe (all times local):

FBI says it warned White House about Rob Porter in March '17

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:27pm

The FBI first flagged "derogatory information" about Rob Porter, one of President Donald Trump's closest aides, to the White House counsel's office in March 2017, according to a new timeline provided by the FBI to Congress and publicly released Thursday.

Police say teacher who dated student faces sex crime

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:27pm

Authorities say an Ohio teacher who filed a harassment complaint against an 18-year-old student with whom she said she'd had a relationship has been charged with a sex crime.