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Fired FBI deputy chief Andrew McCabe faces criminal referral

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 5:04pm

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

Trump will skip Barbara Bush funeral, sending first lady

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:52pm

President Donald Trump won't be joining his wife in attending the memorial service of former first lady Barbara Bush, matriarch of a political dynasty that Trump often clashed with during his 2016 campaign.

Court sides with sanctuary cities in fight over grants

Herbert G. McCann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:49pm

The federal government cannot withhold public safety grants from cities that refuse to cooperate with President Donald Trump's immigration enforcement policies, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

Arizona schools, parents plan for possible teacher strike

Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:46pm

The potential for Arizona teachers to launch a first-ever statewide strike has school districts, parents and education officials making contingency plans despite a lack of clarity about what may happen and when.

2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:43pm

Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer.

Pompeo nomination picks up support of key Democratic senator

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:41pm

Mike Pompeo's nomination for secretary of state received a boost Thursday with support from Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota as Republicans warned lawmakers not to reject President Donald Trump's choice for top diplomat ahead of North Korea talks.

Brother of man fatally shot by Sacramento police arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:32pm

Sacramento police have arrested the brother of an unarmed black man shot and killed by officers last month.

State auditor: California doing a poor job on homelessness

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:32pm

California is doing a poor job of sheltering the nation's largest homeless population and needs to provide statewide leadership to address the problem, the state auditor said Thursday in a report that also singled out problems with homeless services in Los Angeles County.

State trooper accused of pulling women over to ask for dates

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:30pm

A New Jersey State Police trooper accused of repeatedly pulling over women to ask them out on dates has been indicted.

Shooter fires through restaurant window, kills 2 deputies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:30pm

Authorities say someone fired through the window of a restaurant and fatally shot two Florida deputies.

Authorities investigate substance sent to Missouri lawmaker

Blake Nelson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:28pm

A mysterious green substance sent to a Missouri lawmaker who was censured by the Legislature last year for a Facebook post hoping for President Donald Trump's assassination appears to pose no danger, officials said Thursday, and it's not yet clear whether the package was intended as a threat.

California lecturer slams college head over anti-Bush tweet

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

A Fresno State lecturer who says he was demoted to teaching online courses after posting a negative tweet about Donald Trump says the university's president is again failing to defend academic freedom, this time over a professor who called former First Lady Barbara Bush an "amazing racist."

The Latest: Trump administration vows to fight injunction

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

The Latest on battle between sanctuary cities and the Trump administration over public safety funds. (all times local):

Billy Graham remembered at Oklahoma City bombing memorial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:23pm

A memorial service for the 23rd anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing paid special tribute to the late Rev. Billy Graham, who visited the city four days after the attack to hold a public prayer service.

Tall sailing ships herald New Orleans' 300th anniversary

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:21pm

Old-style, tall-masted sailing ships resembling vessels in a pirate movie eased up to the New Orleans riverfront Thursday as part of the city's 300th anniversary celebration.

Man charged after 3-year-old daughter shoots mother

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:21pm

An Indiana man is facing charges after his 3-year-old daughter accidentally shot her pregnant mother with a gun he left in the woman's car, police said Thursday.

EPA watchdog opens latest investigation into Pruitt security

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:17pm

The internal watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency has launched yet another investigation of travel and security spending involving embattled administrator Scott Pruitt.

Man claiming wrongful conviction gets $10 million settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:17pm

A New York man who spent 17 years in prison for the slayings of his parents before a court overturned his conviction settled a civil case with Suffolk County for $10 million Thursday.

The Latest: Tall ships herald New Orleans' 300th anniversary

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:09pm

The Latest on activities marking New Orleans' 300th anniversary (all times local):

Passing motorist rescues woman trapped by Montana flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:09pm

A passing motorist rescued a woman who was trapped on top of a vehicle that was nearly submerged by the frigid floodwaters that have covered roads and threatened homes and farms across northern Montana, a witness recounted Thursday.