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The Latest: Most House Republicans favor special session

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:21pm

The Latest on allegations involving Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

Minnesota woman accused in 2 deaths being moved to Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:19pm

Officials say a Minnesota woman suspected of killing her husband at their home and then killing a Florida woman and stealing her identity is heading from Texas to Florida to face prosecution.

Another Arkansas death row inmate before state Supreme Court

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:18pm

An Arkansas death row inmate wants the state's Supreme Court to void his death sentence, saying his initial set of defense lawyers was bad.

Senate panel admonishes Menendez

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:17pm

The Senate Ethics Committee admonished Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey on Thursday for repeatedly accepting gifts of significant value, failing to report them and for advancing the personal and business interests of a donor.


At hearings, EPA chief seeks to divert blame for ethics woes

Ellen Knickmeyer and Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:13pm

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, yet another Trump administration official with his job on the line over ethical concerns, took heat from lawmakers Thursday over his profligate spending and lobbyist ties and tried to divert responsibility to underlings.

Husband-wife duo on Trump legal team seen as skilled lawyers

Eric Tucker and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:13pm

When the FBI raided a client of Martin and Jane Raskin's law firm, the attorneys fended off the search warrant with an emergency motion that argued the records were protected by attorney-client privilege. A protective order was issued, the documents were placed in a locked room and a special master was appointed.

Mattis foresees 're-energized' fight against IS in Syria

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:11pm

The U.S.-led coalition is about to accelerate its fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday.

Prosecutor wants charges reinstated in Penn State frat case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:11pm

Pennsylvania's attorney general wants a judge to reinstate involuntary manslaughter charges against five former Penn State fraternity members arrested in a pledge's hazing-related death last year.

Trump pledges hands off Russia probe, may "change my mind'

Jonathan Lemire and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:59pm

President Donald Trump insisted Thursday 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.

Parents sue North Korea over death of detainee Otto Warmbier

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:59pm

The parents of U.S. college student Otto Warmbier filed a wrongful death lawsuit against North Korea on Thursday, saying its government tortured and killed their son.

Man found mentally fit for trial for fleeing Hawaii hospital

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:59pm

A man who fled from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital— where he was committed after being found not guilty by reason of insanity of a woman's 1979 killing — is mentally fit to stand trial for an escape charge, a panel of three examiners determined.

Newspaper apologizes for "shameful" coverage of lynchings

Mallory Moench, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:55pm

Alabama's capital-city newspaper has published an apology for its "shameful" coverage of mob violence against African-Americans, delivering the message on the same day that the first memorial to America's lynching victims opened a half mile away.

Trump says NKorea has made nuclear concessions before talks

Matthew Pennington and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:53pm

President Donald Trump said Thursday that North Korea's Kim Jong Un has made nuclear weapons concessions before even sitting down for talks, while the U.S. hasn't given up anything.

'Busy' Trump admits he didn't get wife much for her birthday

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:51pm

Are flowers and a card enough?

Union votes no-confidence in sheriff after school massacre

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:47pm

The sheriff whose deputies responded to the Florida high school massacre received an overwhelming vote of no-confidence Thursday from the union that represents about half his sworn personnel, with the union's president calling him "a liar" for saying the poll was a union tactic to extort raises.

Speaker Ryan forces out House chaplain

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:43pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan has forced out the House chaplain, Reverend Patrick Conroy.

Judge encourages deal in lawsuit over Marine recruit's death

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:42pm

A judge is urging lawyers to try to settle a lawsuit by the Michigan family of a Marine recruit who killed himself during basic training.

The Latest: Hawaii man to face trial in hospital escape

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:42pm

The Latest on a mental fitness hearing for a man who fled from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital and flew to California (all times local):

Man charged in Oklahoma killings says he'll talk to families

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:39pm

A man charged in the 1999 deaths of an Oklahoma couple and the disappearance of their 16-year-old daughter and her friend said he doesn't know when the missing victims are, but that he's willing to speak with the victims' families.

University fined for violating Indian remains law

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:19pm

A university in West Virginia has been fined $4,999 for failing to complete inventories of American Indian remains and artifacts in its possession.