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Authorities say motive in deputy killings may never be known

Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:13pm

Investigators in Florida say they may never know why a man - a recluse from a rural farm community who rarely ventured into town - killed two sheriff's deputies while they sat in a Chinese restaurant.

Probe cleared Haspel in destruction of waterboarding tapes

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:13pm

Countering opposition to President Donald Trump's pick to be the next CIA director, the agency on Friday gave lawmakers a memo showing she was cleared years ago of wrongdoing in the destruction of videotapes showing terror suspects being waterboarded.

Ex-Baltimore County school leader sentenced in perjury case

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:10pm

A former Baltimore County school superintendent who served on prominent national education panels was sentenced Friday to serve six months behind bars after pleading guilty to perjury charges.

Haley's pushback draws fans, rattles White House

Jonathan Lemire and Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:09pm

The public split between the White House and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley this week over Russia sanctions threw a spotlight on her at-times uneasy relationship with President Donald Trump, even as her deft rebuttal bolstered talk about her own future political fortunes.

The Latest: Minnesota preparing case against murder suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:03pm

The Latest on the arrest of a woman suspected of killing her husband in Minnesota and a woman in Florida (all times local):

Ex-FBI deputy director 'disappointed' in Comey comments

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:03pm

Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director, is "very upset and disappointed" by comments made by his former boss James Comey that contradict his account of a disclosure to the news media, McCabe's lawyer said Friday.

President George HW Bush greets mourners honoring his wife

Juan A. Lozano and John L. Mone, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:57pm

Former President George H.W. Bush greeted some of the hundreds of mourners filing through a large Houston church on Friday to pay final respects to his wife of 73 years, former first lady Barbara Bush.


Big banks saved $3.6B in taxes last quarter under new law

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:55pm

The nation's six big Wall Street banks posted record, or near record, profits in the first quarter, and they can thank one person in particular: President Donald Trump.

Judge tosses suit seeking to block parole of cops' killer

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:51pm

A New York judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to block the parole of an ex-radical who fatally shot two New York City police officers in 1971.

Dems to black activists: Trump is 'the darkness'

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:49pm

One after another, the speakers attacked President Trump's policies as discriminatory, his rhetoric as hateful and his motivations as bigoted.

Federal appeals court orders Utah businessman resentenced

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:49pm

A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a once-prominent Utah businessman now in prison for lying to banks but said he should be resentenced.

1 shot, wounded at Florida school; suspect in custody

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:43pm

Panic and fear gripped another Florida school Friday when a gunman who carried a shotgun in a guitar case opened fire, wounding one student before he was taken into custody on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence, authorities said.

Senate panel talks to Russian lawyer who met with Trump Jr.

Desmond Butler and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:43pm

A Russian lawyer who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. at a Trump Tower meeting during the 2016 campaign recently met U.S. Senate investigators in Berlin, a person familiar with the interview told The Associated Press.

In court, Dems allege conspiracy between Trump camp, Russia

Tom Lobianco and Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:39pm

The national Democratic Party sued President Donald Trump's campaign, his son, his son-in-law, the Russian Federation and WikiLeaks on Friday, accusing them of an intricate conspiracy to undercut Democrats in the 2016 election by stealing tens of thousands of emails and documents.

Man rescued from tree after he got stuck while rescuing cat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:33pm

Firefighters in Virginia have rescued a man who got stuck in a tree while trying to retrieve a cat.

Investigators focused on family of 4 in unsolved killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:27pm

The investigation into the unsolved killings of eight Ohio family members nearly two years ago remains focused on a family of four that left the state for Alaska, according to a prosecutor.

The Latest: Florida suspect fired gun from within restaurant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:22pm

The Latest on the shooting deaths of two Florida sheriff's deputies on Thursday (all times local):

Texas appeals court dismisses revenge porn law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:17pm

A Texas appeals court says a state law that punishes those who post intimate images from previous or current relationships online without consent is unconstitutional.

Prosecutors: Police chief made officers give him drugs

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:16pm

For nearly his whole career, a South Carolina police chief has been making his officers give him narcotics legally prescribed to their families, according to indictments filed against him on Friday.

The Latest: Former President George HW Bush greets mourners

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:13pm

The Latest on the death of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local):