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US judge allows suit over Berkeley speakers to move forward

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:12pm

A free speech lawsuit against officials at the University of California, Berkeley can move forward, although there is no evidence the school discriminated against speakers with conservative views, a U.S. judge ruled.

The Latest: Funerals set for 3 victims of shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:04pm

The Latest on a shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local):

Judge encourages deal in lawsuit over Marine recruit's death

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:01pm

A federal judge on Thursday urged lawyers to try to reach a settlement in a lawsuit over the death of a Marine recruit from Michigan who killed himself after a confrontation with a drill instructor.

Amazon raising price of annual Prime membership to $119

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:57pm

Amazon is raising the price of its annual Prime membership fee to $119 a year, up 20 percent from $99.

US won't step in to stop ex-Lithuanian judge's extradition

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:55pm

The U.S. Department of State has denied a request by a former Lithuanian judge and parliamentarian to intervene to stop her extradition from a Chicago jail to the Baltic Sea nation, where she says she could be killed for exposing an alleged ring of influential pedophiles.

Police: Student posts threat to high school on Facebook

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:55pm

Police say a student made a video threatening an Alabama high school and posted it on social media.

Another Arkansas death row inmate before state Supreme Court

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:54pm

Attorneys for an Arkansas death row inmate told the state's Supreme Court on Thursday that the man's initial set of defense lawyers was so bad that he is entitled to a new trial.

Arkansas judge blocks state's revived voter ID law

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:52pm

An Arkansas judge on Thursday blocked a voter ID law that's nearly identical to a measure the state's highest court found unconstitutional about four years ago.

Arkansas judge blocks state from enforcing voter ID law nearly identical to measure struck down in 2014

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:50pm

Arkansas judge blocks state from enforcing voter ID law nearly identical to measure struck down in 2014.

Prosecutors say they used online genealogical sites to find DNA match for suspected California serial killer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:40pm

Prosecutors say they used online genealogical sites to find DNA match for suspected California serial killer.

Investigation into severed heads found in Texas, Louisiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:32pm

Severed heads have been discovered in the last month near lakes in Texas and Louisiana, and investigators are trying to determine if the gruesome discoveries are linked.

2 lives converge on a dark road in Maine with deadly results

Marina Villeneuve and David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:31pm

Cpl. Gene Cole was a musician, TV repairman and father. People appreciated his respectful manner and ability to defuse a volatile situation. At 62, the sheriff's deputy was nearing retirement.

Police: Former cop is suspected in 13th California slaying

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:29pm

The former police officer accused of being California's notorious Golden State Killer is the prime suspect in the 1975 killing of a community college teacher, police said Thursday, raising the total number of his alleged victims to 13.

The Latest: NFL renews Thursday night deal with Amazon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:27pm

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Trump boasted he'd open all JFK files, but now says he can't

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:27pm

President Donald Trump boasted last fall that he would open all remaining John F. Kennedy assassination records. So far, Trump hasn't made good on the "great transparency" he promised then.

The Latest: Arizona House leaders make deal on teacher raise

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:22pm

The Latest on teacher protests in Arizona and Colorado (all times local):

The Latest: Most House Republicans favor special session

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:21pm

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

Minnesota woman accused in 2 deaths being moved to Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:19pm

Officials say a Minnesota woman suspected of killing her husband at their home and then killing a Florida woman and stealing her identity is heading from Texas to Florida to face prosecution.

Senate panel admonishes Menendez

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:17pm

The Senate Ethics Committee admonished Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey on Thursday for repeatedly accepting gifts of significant value, failing to report them and for advancing the personal and business interests of a donor.

At hearings, EPA chief seeks to divert blame for ethics woes

Ellen Knickmeyer and Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:13pm

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, yet another Trump administration official with his job on the line over ethical concerns, took heat from lawmakers Thursday over his profligate spending and lobbyist ties and tried to divert responsibility to underlings.