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Waffle House suspect's ex-bosses asked FBI to keep, help him

Sheila Burke and Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:46am

The co-owner of a Colorado crane company where the suspect in a deadly weekend shooting at a Nashville restaurant once worked said she had urged federal officials to keep him in custody after he was arrested at the White House last year.

Lax vetting on Trump nominees begins to frustrate senators

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:39am

As President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nominees and leaving lawmakers to clean up the mess.

OSU student sets fire, jumps from 5th floor dorm window

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:09am

Oregon State University authorities say a student experiencing a mental health crisis set a fire in his dorm room before jumping from the fifth floor window.

Bear Scare: Florida family gets 12-hour visit at their home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:31am

A young black bear that spent roughly 12 hours roaming around a Florida family's home had raided their garbage can and approached the front porch while standing on its hind legs.

World's largest sea turtles seen in South Carolina waters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:29am

Officials say leatherback sea turtles, which are the world's largest turtles, have appeared in South Carolina waters.

Police: 4 teen suspects arrested in teacher's carjacking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:26am

Baltimore County Police say all of the juvenile suspects allegedly involved in the carjacking of a pregnant teacher have been arrested.

Judge deals big setback to Trump on 'Dreamers' program

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:19am

A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration must resume a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation but gave it 90 days to restate its arguments before his order takes effect.

Q&A: How walkout by Arizona teachers is expected to play out

Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:24am

Tens of thousands of Arizona teachers are poised to walk off the job this week to demand more funding for public education, an unprecedented action in this conservative state without many union protections.

Man in custody after 2 Dallas officers, store employee shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:56pm

Two Dallas police officers were critically wounded in a shooting that also injured a home improvement store employee, authorities said.

Trump calls Kim open, honorable as summit planning goes on

Jonathan Lemire and Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:26pm

President Donald Trump said Kim Jong Un wants a historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible and suggested the North Korean dictator has been "very open" and "very honorable," a sharply different assessment of a leader he once denounced as "Little Rocket Man."

Handshakes and kisses aside, some issues split Trump, Macron

Darlene Superville and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:24pm

With exaggerated handshakes and a pair of kisses, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron professed a sunny, best-friends relationship, even as the two allies strained to bridge differences over the Iran nuclear agreement, Syria and more.

Fort Worth gang member to die for killing girl, grandmother

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:38pm

Attorneys for a condemned Texas prisoner asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his execution scheduled for Wednesday evening for killing a young girl and her grandmother in a gang-related shooting a decade ago that turned a child's birthday party in Fort Worth into a bloodbath.

Iranian official puts Trump on notice about nuclear deal

Josh Lederman and Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:18pm

President Donald Trump and Iran's top diplomat have traded sharp warnings, with Trump threatening "bigger problems" than ever if Tehran restarts its nuclear program. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif put the president on notice, telling The Associated Press if the U.S. pulls out of the nuclear deal, Iran "mostly likely" would abandon it, too.

EPA security chief also worked for owner of tabloid company

Michael Biesecker and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:11pm

The security chief for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency worked on the side as a private investigator for the owner of a tabloid news company with close ties to President Donald Trump.

Man in custody after 2 Dallas officers, store employee shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:08pm

Two Dallas police officers were critically wounded in a shooting that also injured a home improvement store employee Tuesday, authorities said.

Museum gets sailor's account of Revolutionary War escapades

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:08pm

A manuscript detailing a New York man's experiences as a teenage prisoner of the British during the Revolutionary War has been donated to the Museum of the American Revolution.

Federal judges to hear US appeal on Iraqi deportations

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:07pm

A federal appeals panel in Cincinnati will hear arguments over a Trump administration effort to deport Iraqi nationals.

Trial opposed for man accused of cyberstalking Ohio sheriff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:07pm

The government is opposing a man's request to withdraw his guilty plea to a charge of harassing an Ohio sheriff for nearly 20 years via letters, emails and websites.

'Cocaine cowboy' on the run 26 years set to be sentenced

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:06pm

A quarter century after he vanished, a man dubbed the last of Miami's "cocaine cowboys" is being sentenced for a drug trafficking conviction.

Online post suggests rampage suspect may have resented women

Charmaine Noronha and David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:46pm

The suspect in the deadly van attack in Toronto posted a chilling Facebook message just minutes before plowing into a crowded city sidewalk, authorities said Tuesday, raising the possibility that he may have nursed grudges against women — a possible echo of a 1989 massacre of 14 women that remains one of Canada's most traumatic acts of violence.