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Lawmakers seek tour of SC prison home to deadly riot

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:29pm

A handful of South Carolina lawmakers told state officials Thursday that they want to see firsthand the conditions inside a maximum-security state prison where a riot killed seven inmates.

Trump backs Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee GOP US Senate bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:26pm

President Donald Trump has endorsed Marsha Blackburn in the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat from Tennessee.

4 children found in rubble of Missouri home after a fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:25pm

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

Results of vote on Arizona teachers strike expected Thursday

Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:23pm

A grass-roots group that's organized weeks of protests by Arizona teachers is expected to give the results of a vote on whether educators should launch a first-ever statewide strike seeking increased school funding.

AP source: Fired FBI deputy chief facing criminal referral

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:18pm

The Justice Department's inspector general has sent a criminal referral about fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to federal prosecutors in Washington.

Lawyers seek medical reprieve for Guantanamo detainee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:18pm

Lawyers for a longtime Guantanamo detainee are seeking a specialized medical evaluation, saying that he was mentally ill long before his detention and that his psychological condition has deteriorated after years of imprisonment and interrogation.

Police: Couple killed man, burned body in front of kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:14pm

A couple arrested in central California in the torture and killing of a 70-year-old Vietnam War veteran made their children watch as they burned the man's body, authorities said.

The Latest: Greitens' defense fund spent nothing in March

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:11pm

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

Navy, Marine leaders: No problem with transgender troops

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:04pm

The top military leaders of the Navy and Marine Corps said Thursday they have seen no discipline, morale or unit readiness problems with transgender troops now serving openly in the military.

Trump says anti-drug briefing he heard shows need for wall

Jill Colvin and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:03pm

President Donald Trump said he received a "great education" during an anti-drug trafficking briefing Thursday that underscored the need for the wall he has promised to build along the U.S.-Mexico border to help stop drug smuggling.

School administrators arrested in student 'fight club' case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 12:53pm

A school superintendent, principal and assistant principal were arrested for not telling authorities about a student "fight club" at their Connecticut high school, state police said Thursday.

FBI offers $1M for info on US reporter missing in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 12:53pm

Federal authorities for the first time are offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to an American journalist who has been missing in Syria for more than five years.

Officials eye ways to protect squirrels near Idaho dam

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 12:53pm

Officials are eyeing ways to protect a threatened squirrel species amid plans to expand a dam in western Idaho.

Police: Homicide suspect fired weapon at officers, is killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 12:37pm

Police in Florida say a man suspected of killing a woman in front of her grandchildren was fatally shot after firing a weapon at officers who ordered him out of his car.

Syracuse fraternity suspended after racist videos released

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 12:32pm

Video showing a group of men laughing uproariously at performances punctuated by racist language against blacks, Jews and Hispanics and simulated sex acts has roiled the campus of Syracuse University, and a fraternity there has been suspended.

Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections

David Koenig and Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 12:31pm

Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an engine failure that left a passenger dead.

Package bomber set to be executed for judge's murder

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 12:20pm

A package bomber who created a wave of terror across the South is scheduled to be executed in Alabama, nearly 30 years after killing a federal judge with a bomb mailed to his home.

Worker killed when Missouri public TV tower collapses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 12:14pm

Officials say a maintenance worker died when a Missouri television station tower collapsed and he became trapped under a tangle of metal and wires.

Anti-abortion politicians push efforts to prosecute women

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 12:13pm

Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as a rush of officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients, even though such laws are likely unconstitutional.

Defense pushes to dismiss charges in school shooting plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 12:13pm

A judge is now open to considering a request to dismiss felony charges — including attempted aggravated murder — against a Vermont teen accused of planning to shoot up his former high school.