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Teachers in Arizona, Colorado rally to protest funding, pay

Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:23am

A wave of red-clad teachers was poised to flood the Arizona state Capitol on Thursday for an unprecedented walkout that closed most of the state's public schools, part of an educator uprising that's also bubbled up in Colorado.

The Latest: Waffle House suspect accused of charging woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:23am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local):

Thieves steal car with boy inside; boy safe, teen arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:22am

Bold car thieves drove up to a Georgia daycare and were seen on video stealing two unattended cars that had been left running, including one with a 6-year-old boy inside.

Police: Student posts threat to high school on Facebook

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:21am

Police say a student made a video threatening an Alabama high school and posted it on social media.

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Mike Pompeo narrowly confirmed to be secretary of state

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:19am

The Senate narrowly confirmed Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state on Thursday, clearing the path for him to take over as the top U.S. diplomat just as President Donald Trump faces high-risk moments on Iran and North Korea.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:17am

It's Melania Trump's birthday, and President Donald Trump thinks he might be in a little trouble.

Mattis says military addressing issues found in Niger attack

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:13am

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the military is already addressing problems brought to light after the Niger (nee-ZHEHR') attack last year that killed four American service members.

The Latest: Senate confirms Pompeo as secretary of state

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:11am

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

Man accused of killing mother with guitar ruled competent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:11am

A judge says an Iowa man is competent to stand trial on allegations that he used an electric guitar to beat his mother to death.

Marshall fined for violating federal law over Indian remains

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:08am

Marshall University has been fined $4,999 for failing to complete inventories of American Indian remains and artifacts in its possession.

Police: Cheerleading instructor used spy camera in bathroom

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:07am

Police in Maryland say they've arrested a cheerleading instructor for putting a camera in a bathroom and secretly taking pictures of children and adults.

More kids have autism, better diagnosis may be the reason

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:05am

The government estimates that autism is becoming more common, but it's only a small increase and some experts think it can be largely explained by better diagnosing of minority children.

Sister IDs 2 brothers in slayings of Oklahoma family members

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:05am

A nurse testified in an Oklahoma murder trial that a teenage girl hospitalized with severe wounds managed to identify two of her brothers as the attackers.

Senate votes 57-42 to confirm CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be Trump's second secretary of state

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:05am

Senate votes 57-42 to confirm CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be Trump's second secretary of state.

Longtime prosecutor takes over Weinstein case in NYC

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:05am

A longtime Manhattan prosecutor who led the ultimately abandoned sex assault probe against former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn has now taken over the rape investigation of Harvey Weinstein, two people familiar with the case said Thursday.

Police: Florida man pours gasoline, sets girlfriend on fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:03am

A 55-year-old Florida man is accused of pouring gasoline on his girlfriend and setting her on fire.

Trump rips Comey, says he won't be involved in Russia probe

Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:59am

President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he "won't be involved" in the special counsel investigation into Russian election meddling, even as he warned he could change his mind, blasted his own Justice Department and accused former FBI Director James Comey of lying about Trump's eyebrow-raising trip to Moscow in 2013.

Police investigate triple homicide in suburban St. Louis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:59am

Police say they discovered the bodies of two men and a woman inside a suburban St. Louis home and that a woman who was shot and injured was found outside.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:58am

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

US won't step in to stop ex-Lithuanian judge's extradition

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:55am

The State Department won't intervene to halt the extradition of an ex-Lithuanian judge and parliamentarian wanted on charges stemming from her claim of a powerful pedophile network in Lithuania.