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Critics question top US prosecutor's style after blunt words

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 12:38am

Critics of Attorney General Jeff Sessions say his blunt style could strain relationships with law enforcement officials.

US executions: New troubles could resonate in upcoming case

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 11:54pm

Is unorthodox the same as cruel and unusual punishment?

Father of missing boy says he's desperate to find son

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 11:52pm

The father of a 5-year-old boy reported missing about a week ago in California has released a statement saying he is desperate to find his son, on the same day homicide detectives searched his home.

Man arrested in machete attack at Kentucky university coffee shop

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 9:47pm

A man armed with a machete asked about the political affiliations of people at a university coffee shop Friday morning before injuring two females in central Kentucky, a witness said.

Famed Houston lawyer Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes dies at 90

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 9:05pm

Houston lawyer Richard "Racehorse" Haynes, famed for his flamboyant but successful trial defenses of millionaire and billionaire clients in some of Texas' most notorious murder cases, has died at age 90.

Friends hail woman, 86, killed trying to stop attack as hero

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:45pm

A young man was identified Friday as the suspect in the sexual assault and beating death of an 86-year-old California woman remembered as a hero by investigators and neighbors after she used a walking stick to try to stop an attack on her friend.

The Latest: Well-known lawyer defends teen in track attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:31pm

The Latest on the slaying of an 86-year-old California woman (all times local):

Ex-Chicago Public Schools CEO gets prison time for kickbacks

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:22pm

A federal judge lamented the persistence of city corruption Friday as he sentenced the former head of Chicago Public Schools to 4 ½ years in prison for steering $23 million in no-bid city contracts to education firms for a cut of more than $2 million in kickbacks.

Trump says he's avoided NYC because it's expensive for US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:05pm

President Donald Trump says he hasn't returned to his New York City home because "going back is very expensive for the country."

Grand Canyon: Found body likely teenage boy from Tennessee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:45pm

The Grand Canyon National Park says a body that was found on Friday is likely of a 14-year-old hiker who went missing nearly two weeks ago while in the bottom of the canyon during a family trip.

Body of man missing 5 months found; death blamed on Matthew

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:30pm

The body of a North Carolina man missing since November has been identified by police as a victim of flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew.

Review: Coal terminal would boost global climate-warming gas

Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:26pm

A coal-export terminal proposed in Washington state would increase cancer risks for some residents, make rail accidents more likely and add millions of metric tons of climate-changing greenhouse gas globally every year, according to an environmental study released Friday.

Trump: North Korea 'disrespected' China with missile test

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:26pm

President Donald Trump said Friday that North Korea had "disrespected" China by attempting to launch another ballistic missile.

Jury finds aggravating factors in 2005 Yuma murder case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:16pm

A jury on Friday found aggravating factors in the case of an Arizona prisoner convicted of killing six people in Yuma in 2005 that could make him eligible for the death penalty.

Police: bounty hunters shot 2 men, one died; charges sought

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:06pm

Police in Tennessee say investigators believe bounty hunters shot two men in a wild incident last weekend that began in a Wal-Mart parking lot, fatally wounding one of them, but that neither was the person they were trying to serve with a warrant.

Arkansas governor dismisses calls for full execution probe

Kelly P. Kissel and Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 5:56pm

Arkansas' governor said Friday that he sees no reason for anything beyond a routine review of the state's execution procedures after a condemned inmate lurched and convulsed 20 times during a lethal injection that involved a controversial sedative.

Arkansas girl found dead after mom, great-uncle killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 5:56pm

One of two Arkansas siblings reported missing after their mother's body was discovered in a creek was found dead on Friday, a day after another relative was found dead, and teams are still searching for the other child, investigators said.

First Lady dedicates 'healing' garden at children's hospital

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 5:48pm

Off in the distance, young patients can see the Washington Monument from the hospital's new rooftop "healing" garden, dedicated Friday by first lady Melania Trump as a place children and their families can breathe fresh air, "relax and enjoy in peace."

Venezuela formally notifies the Organization of American States of its intention to leave the regional body

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 5:36pm

Venezuela formally notifies the Organization of American States of its intention to leave the regional body.

Trump says North Korea 'disrespected the wishes of China' with missile test

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 5:36pm

Trump says North Korea 'disrespected the wishes of China' with missile test.