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US sailor accused of stealing grenades from Navy ship

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:02pm

A sailor was arrested in Illinois on Tuesday on charges he stole 20 hand grenades from a San Diego-based Navy destroyer, authorities said.

His nomination in peril, Jackson fights for VA post

Hope Yen, Zeke Miller and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:02pm

His nomination in peril, Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson fought Tuesday to convince lawmakers of his leadership abilities as more details of accusations against him emerged, ranging from repeated drunkenness to a toxic work environment as he served as a top White House doctor.


Man who disarmed Waffle House shooter hailed by lawmakers

Sheila Burke and Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:52pm

The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle away from a gunman at a Nashville restaurant told Tennessee lawmakers Tuesday he faced "the true test of a man," drawing a standing ovation during his brief address.

Trial opens in Michigan crash that killed 5 bicyclists

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:26pm

A prosecutor says a Michigan motorist accused of running down nine bicyclists, killing five of them, was driving well above the speed limit and didn't apply his brakes until striking the first victim.

2 Dallas police officers wounded in shooting outside store

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:24pm

Two Dallas police officers have been critically wounded in a shooting outside a hardware store.

In big shift, Trump assesses Kim Jong Un as 'very honorable'

Jonathan Lemire and Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:24pm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said Kim Jong Un wants a historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible and suggested the North Korean dictator has been "very open" and "very honorable," a sharply different assessment of a leader he once denounced as "Little Rocket Man."

Wrongfully deported, she's back but not allowed to sue

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:22pm

A woman detained and deported to Mexico in 2013 despite being in the United States legally cannot pursue a wrongful arrest and false imprisonment lawsuit against the government, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Experts: Minnesota woman likely to face Florida charge first

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:21pm

A Minnesota woman who led authorities on a weekslong manhunt after she allegedly killed her husband, then went to Florida and befriended — then killed — a woman who resembled her, is now facing charges in two states.

Study: California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:19pm

Gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16-year period ending in 2015, driven largely by a decline in gang violence and falling homicide rates among black and Hispanic male victims, a recent study of firearm violence has found.

The Latest: Trump urges VA nominee to keep fighting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:18pm

The Latest on Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's pick to be secretary of Veterans Affairs (all times local):

Trump wants 'detente' with Russia, U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. says

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:17pm

President Donald Trump wants to work with Russian President Vladimir Putin to achieve "detente" with Russia, U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. said.

F-16C crashes while trying to land at municipal airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:02pm

Luke Air Force Base officials say an F-16C from the 56th Fighter Wing crashed while attempting to land at a municipal airport in Arizona.

The Latest: Pacific admiral considered for South Korea post

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:56pm

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Police chief fired over claims of misconduct

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:52pm

The police chief in the Salt Lake City suburb of Sandy has been fired for inappropriately touching other police department employees.

The Latest: Colorado woman urged FBI to 'hold on' to suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:39pm

The Latest on a shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local):

The Latest: Wyoming steps back grizzly hunt quota claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:34pm

The Latest on the dispute over grizzly bear hunt quotas in Wyoming and Montana (all times local):

California man convicted of torture deaths of 2 children

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:16pm

A jury in Northern California convicted a 20-year-old man of torturing, starving and beating two children whose bodies were found in a storage unit.

Yemenis protest ban in advance of Supreme Court arguments

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:15pm

Corner stores around New York City and elsewhere were shut down for a short time on Tuesday by their Yemeni-American owners to protest against the U.S. travel ban, the day before the Supreme Court was scheduled to hear arguments over whether it should be upheld.

Greitens case: Judge weighs disqualifying prosecutors

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:15pm

An attorney for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens told a judge Tuesday that the lies and misdeeds of a private investigator involved in one felony case against the Republican governor have also "permeated and corroded" a second case.

Online post suggests rampage suspect may have resented women

Charmaine Noronha and David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:14pm

The suspect in the deadly van attack in Toronto posted a chilling Facebook message just minutes before plowing into a crowded city sidewalk, authorities said Tuesday, raising the possibility that he may have nursed grudges against women — a possible echo of a 1989 massacre of 14 women that remains one of Canada's most traumatic acts of violence.