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Former NY police, lawyer arrested in gun licensing probe

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:12am

A former New York City police lieutenant, two former police officers and a lawyer who once worked as a prosecutor were arrested in a federal gun licensing probe Tuesday as authorities described a scam in which police employees traded speedy handling of gun permits for paid vacations, jewelry, catered parties, cash and visits to strip clubs.

NC Republicans override gov's veto in latest partisan clash

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:09am

Republican lawmakers have voted to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of a bill that reduces his authority over state elections, the latest partisan clash in North Carolina over laws that chip away at executive branch power.

Skeletal remains in Idaho badger den are from 2 children

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:09am

Idaho authorities say experts examining what was initially believed to be one child's remains found in a badger hole turns out to be the remains of two children.

The Latest: White House refuses lawmakers' request on Flynn

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:09am

The Latest on the congressional probe of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election (all times local):

Fla. principal transferred after racially insensitive email

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:55am

The white principal of a predominantly black elementary school who told her staff to put white students in the same classrooms is no longer at the Florida school.

Rural Utah school district offers $80,000 teaching salaries

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:40am

A school district in southeastern Utah is in the middle of a test program to see if offering salaries of up to $80,000 can persuade teachers to stay at an elementary school near the Utah-Colorado border.

Idaho man dies on private boating trip on Colorado River

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:36am

Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park say an Idaho man has died while on a private boating trip on the Colorado River.

Police ambush gunman's sister calls him her 'protector'

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:22am

The younger sister of a man who fatally shot a Pennsylvania State Police trooper in a 2014 ambush says he was her "protector" against their abusive parents.

Coast Guard: 2 dead after explosion on ship in the Atlantic

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:22am

Authorities say two crew members are dead after an explosion on a ship in the North Atlantic Ocean.

After 26 years, last 'cocaine cowboy' back in Miami court

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:20am

The last of the "cocaine cowboys" who investigators say smuggled vast amounts of the drug into the U.S. is due back in a Miami courtroom 26 years after fleeing an indictment.

Justices revive suit against Indian casino limo driver

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:15am

A unanimous Supreme Court says that Indian tribes' immunity from lawsuits does not always extend to their employees in incidents that occur far from Indian reservations.

Main parachute not found connected to skydiver who died

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:06am

Authorities say the main parachute being used by an experienced skydiver wasn't attached to him when his body was found in a New York field.

Partner of cop who shot Rice: 'I didn't know it was a kid'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:50am

The partner of a Cleveland officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir (tuh-MEER') Rice recalls pleading for a faster response from medics as the wounded boy's condition worsened.

North Carolina rains bring vehicle rescues, flooding worries

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:50am

Storms have dumped up to 8 inches of rain on North Carolina's capital, prompting firefighters to rescue people from their vehicles and delaying school bus schedules.

Volunteers usher US immigrants to court to allay their fears

Claudia Torrens, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:43am

When Salvadoran immigrant Joselin Marroquin-Torres became flustered in front of a federal immigration judge in New York and forgot to give her asylum application, a woman she had just met stood up to provide it.

Trump to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day

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

President Donald Trump will commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day with a speech at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Confederate flag to hang at City Hall in Florida town

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:30am

A small Florida town plans to fly a Confederate flag at City Hall this week for Confederate History Day.

Police: Wife's Fitbit logs steps after husband says she died

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:48am

Police in Connecticut have cited Fitbit records in an arrest warrant for a 40-year-old man charged with killing his wife in 2015.

Arkansas conducts nation's 1st double execution since 2000

Andrew Demillo and Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:45am

After going nearly 12 years without executing an inmate, Arkansas now has executed three in a few days — including two in one night.