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'Major announcement' planned on elusive serial killer

Sophia Bollag and Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:17pm

Authorities in California plan to make a "major announcement" in the case of an elusive serial killer they say committed at least 12 homicides, 45 rapes and dozens of burglaries across the state in the 1970s and 1980s.

Arizona opening day cares to get ready for teacher strike

Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:11pm

From gathering gift cards, prepping boxed lunches and opening church doors for day camps, communities across Arizona are getting ready for a historic teacher walkout that could keep hundreds of thousands of students out of school indefinitely.

The Latest: Police pay tribute to officer killed in Maine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:08pm

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Maine sheriff's deputy (all times local):

US officials slam Washington state nuke waste site problems

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:07pm

U.S. investigators have said that problems first identified six years ago at a Washington state plant where deadly nuclear waste would be treated continue to plague the multi-billion dollar facility.

Dallas mayor: 1 officer has died after Home Depot shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:05pm

A police officer who was shot when a suspected shoplifter opened fire at a Home Depot in north Dallas died Wednesday, but another officer and a store employee who were also hit appear to be on the mend, city officials said.

Last Utah survivor of WWII Japanese labor camp dies at 96

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:05pm

A Utah veteran who survived captivity during World War II has died at the age of 96.

Police: Man killed deputy, stole his car and robbed store

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:03pm

A man scheduled to appear in court to face gun charges Wednesday killed a sheriff's deputy in Maine, stole his cruiser and robbed a convenience store, officials said.

The Latest: Shooting suspect charged with capital murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:03pm

The Latest on the shooting of two police officers and an employee of a home improvement store in Dallas (all times local):

Republican want answers from EPA's Pruitt; ethics woes mount

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:00pm

Republican senators say they want President Donald Trump's embattled environmental chief to address questions about ethics and spending decisions.

AP, other media seek access to records in Mueller probe

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:59am

The Associated Press and other news organizations asked a judge Wednesday to unseal records in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, citing overwhelming public interest in a case they said was among the most important in American history.

Suspect in fatal shooting of Dallas police officer at Home Depot has been charged with capital murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:59am

Suspect in fatal shooting of Dallas police officer at Home Depot has been charged with capital murder.

Test missile launched from Southern California coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:57am

The U.S. Air Force has successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile in the latest test on the Southern California coast.

Frat brothers linked to racist video say they were ridiculed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:57am

Five students are suing Syracuse University for disciplinary actions related to videos of a private event where fraternity members used racial slurs and simulated a sexual assault of a disabled person.

Sheriff: Officer did nothing wrong in student takedown

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:56am

A Florida school resource officer will return to his position after an investigation of video posted on social media that showed him wrestling a female student to the ground while taking her into custody.

The Latest: Minnesota lawmaker ends sit-in over gun laws

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:53am

The Latest on a Minnesota lawmaker's sit-in over gun legislation (all times local):

Man dies awaiting murder trial in Chicago fire that killed 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:50am

Authorities say a man has died in custody while awaiting trial on murder charges in a 2016 Chicago apartment building fire that killed three children and an adult.

Macron urges US to reject isolationism

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:25am

French President Emmanuel Macron urged the United States to reject fear and isolationism Wednesday and instead embrace the historic bond between the two countries to launch a new era of 21st century leadership and security.

'Cocaine cowboy' longtime fugitive gets 11 years' prison

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:25am

A quarter-century after fleeing from the law, a man dubbed the last of Miami's "cocaine cowboys" was sentenced Wednesday to 11 years in prison for playing a key role in one of the biggest drug trafficking operations of the violent 1980s smuggling era.

New Jersey man admits strangling girlfriend as son slept

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

A New Jersey man has admitted strangling his live-in girlfriend as their young child slept nearby, just days before he was due to stand trial in the slaying.

Correction: Waffle House Shooting-The Latest story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 11:07am

In a story April 24 about the Waffle House shooting suspect, The Associated Press, relying on a statement from the suspect's former employer, erroneously reported that the FBI called them. Darlene Sustrich now says her crane company got the call from the Secret Service, not the FBI.