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Correction: Barbara Bush-Professor Investigated story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 12:02pm

In a story April 18 about an English professor who called former first lady Barbara Bush a racist, The Associated Press used the incorrect pronoun in referring to an attorney for the ACLU, Abre Connor.

Prosecutor won't name man fatally shot by police in Missouri

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:57am

Authorities say a man shot by suburban Kansas City police in January has died, but they are refusing to say when he died or to release his name.

Day of service, no walkout at Columbine on 19th anniversary

Colleen Slevin and Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:53am

Students at high schools across the country are expected to walk out of classes Friday, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, in their latest push for gun control. But they won't be protesting at the Colorado school where the violence took place.

Judge sanctions prosecutors in Greitens criminal case

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:49am

A St. Louis judge on Thursday rejected a request from Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to dismiss a felony criminal indictment against him, but sanctioned prosecutors for failing to turn over evidence as soon as they should have.

Prosecutor: Former Texas nurse confessed in deaths of babies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:49am

A Texas prosecutor says an imprisoned former nurse who authorities believe could be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 children has confessed in the past to killing children in her care.

4 children found in rubble of Missouri home after a fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:43am

Authorities say four children have been found dead inside a house destroyed by fire in Missouri.

Woman faces upgraded charges in Missouri officer's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:37am

A Missouri woman accused of dealing drugs from a home where an ex-convict fatally shot one police officer and wounded two others is now charged with first-degree murder and, if convicted, she could be sentenced to death or a life in prison.

The Latest: House panel moving 'expeditiously' on Greitens

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:25am

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

Court: Sotomayor shoulder injury worse than first thought

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:22am

The Supreme Court says Justice Sonia Sotomayor's left shoulder break is worse than was first thought, though the 63-year-old justice expects to be on the bench when the court hears its last six arguments of the term next week.

After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:19am

The drama of U.S. and allied missile strikes on Syria has obscured a sobering fact: The U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled.

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Expert: Benadryl, quaaludes could've affected Cosby accuser

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:17am

Bill Cosby's chief accuser could have been made woozy either by the cold and allergy medicine Benadryl or by quaaludes, a prosecution expert testified Thursday at the comedian's sexual assault retrial.

House where Rosa Parks sought refuge will be displayed

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:16am

The house where Rosa Parks sought refuge after she fled the South will be displayed in Rhode Island for at least a month after all because several groups have provided money.

Fate of US citizen with ties to IS in hands of judge

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:14am

A federal judge on Thursday weighed the fate of a U.S. citizen who has been accused of working with Islamic State militants in Syria, but never charged.

Wisconsin appeals court reinstates spa shooting lawsuit

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:11am

A state appeals court reinstated a lawsuit Thursday against a website that facilitated the purchase of a gun used in a mass shooting in suburban Milwaukee five years ago, rejecting arguments that federal law absolves the website's operators of liability.

Desperate buyers offer more than sellers ask, but still lose as Boise’s home prices skyrocket

Maria L. La Ganga, Idaho Statesman  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:02am

So you think you want to buy a house in Boise? Where the region’s median home prices are at record highs, construction is still below precrash levels and West Coast ex-pats are flocking in, flush with cash and amazed at all the real estate "bargains"?

Maryland bill seeks transparency in online political ads

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:53am

In the wake of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, Maryland is close to enacting a law that some experts say would set a new standard for how states deal with foreign interference in local elections and increase overall transparency in online political ads.

Pentagon: No civilian casualties in Syria strikes

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:53am

The Pentagon says there have been no reports of civilian casualties from last week's missile strikes by the United States, France and Britain.

'Yup, shot him': Prosecutors say ex-lawman hid double life

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:49am

In the rural western New York town where he lived on a gentleman's farm, Joseph Mlyniec was a respected public servant with two decades as a sheriff's sergeant and four years on the town board.

Police shoot, kill man after domestic violence call

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:46am

Police say officers shot and killed a Salt Lake City man after authorities were called to a domestic violence situation.

Police: Idaho man ran large-scale meth operation on farm, used 'potato' as code

Laurie Welch, Times-news  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:46am

Police say a Rupert man had a large-scale meth operation and in text messages to buyers used the word "potato" as a code word for his wares.