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Suspect in serial killings lived suburban California life

Paul Elias and Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:17pm

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.

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DNA brings arrest in sadistic crime spree from '70s and '80s

Don Thompson and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:11pm

A man once sworn to protect the public from crime lived a double life terrorizing suburban neighborhoods at night, becoming one of the 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.

Facing Congress, EPA chief doesn't appear ready to apologize

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:10pm

Even with Republican lawmakers' patience running short, President Donald Trump's environmental chief appears to be in no mood to apologize as he faces Congress for the first time since a deluge of ethics allegations has consumed his tenure.

Fort Worth gang member to die for killing girl, grandmother

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:05pm

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to stop the scheduled execution Wednesday of a Texas prisoner condemned for killing a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother in a gang-related shooting at a 9th birthday party in Fort Worth.

Latest: Patton Oswalt lauds late wife in serial killer case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:04pm

The Latest on developments in a California serial killer case (all times local):

The Latest: Supreme Court rejects appeal for Texas inmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:57pm

The Latest on the scheduled execution of Erick Davila in Texas (all times local):

3 days after fatal shootings, Tennessee Waffle House reopens

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:54pm

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.

Kilauea's summit lava lake still overflowing into crater

Sophia Yan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:51pm

Lava overflowed from Kilauea's summit crater lava lake Wednesday, pouring onto the floor of Halemaumau Crater days after the largest spill in 10 years on the Hawaiian volcano.

Police: Man killed deputy, stole his car and robbed store

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:49pm

A man scheduled to appear in court to face gun charges Wednesday killed a sheriff's deputy in Maine, stole his cruiser and robbed a convenience store, officials said.

US officials inspect Russian consular home in Seattle

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:49pm

U.S. State Department officials have drilled out locks to inspect the former Russian consul general's Seattle residence, a day after Russian staff vacated the site.

NYC will add firefighter who died in 1935 to memorial wall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:35pm

New York City will add the name of a firefighter who died in 1935 to the Fire Department of New York's memorial wall, ending a yearslong struggle by his descendants who insisted his death was due to an injury he suffered while battling a blaze.

Judge: Wisconsin sex offender can visit sick son at hospital

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:35pm

A registered sex offender will be allowed to visit his severely ill 9-year-old son despite objections from Wisconsin Children's Hospital, a Milwaukee County judge ruled Wednesday.

White nationalist Richard Spencer's Ohio lawsuit ends

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:33pm

A federal lawsuit over white nationalist Richard Spencer's effort to speak at the University of Cincinnati ended Wednesday.

Democrats demand more details on CIA nominee's covert work

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:29pm

Three Democratic senators on Wednesday stepped up their demands for more information about the former undercover spy President Donald Trump has picked to lead the CIA, and said the public has a right to know about her role in the harsh interrogation of suspected terrorists after 9/11 as well as other "disturbing facts about her record."

Jeb Bush calls father 'stronger than an ox,' talks politics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:29pm

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says his father, former President George H.W. Bush, is "stronger than an ox."

GOP senators float idea of resolution backing Mueller's role

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:29pm

Republican senators are floating an alternative to bipartisan legislation that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job — a nonbinding resolution endorsing him.

Illinois Democrats' plan to override gun dealer veto fizzles

John O'Connor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:27pm

Illinois Democrats' hopes of overriding a veto of firearms-dealer licensing fizzled Wednesday, swamped by the inaction of a Senate and House afraid to take the vote without cover from the other.

Frat brothers linked to racist video say they were ridiculed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:27pm

Five students are suing Syracuse University for disciplinary actions related to videos of a private event where fraternity members used racial slurs and simulated a sexual assault of a disabled person.

The Latest: Heavy police presence as manhunt continues

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:20pm

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Maine sheriff's deputy (all times local):