April 21st, 2018

World News

Couple pleads not guilty to beating death of 2-year-old son

By The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

BEREA, Ky. – A Kentucky couple has pleaded not guilty to bludgeoning the woman’s 2-year-old son to death. Seara Clements and William Butler have been charged with murder for Tristan’s Feb. 14 death. News outlets report Tristan was severely bruised and died from severe head trauma. The Richmond Register cites testimony from Kentucky State Police ... Read More »

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Michigan couple gives 14th son creative middle name

By The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A Michigan couple had a little bit of fun naming their 14th son. Kateri and Jay Schwandt welcomed the birth of their son on Wednesday. Jay Schwandt says they’ve decided to name him Finley Sheboygan Schwandt. The name doesn’t appear to have any ties with the Wisconsin city. Jay Schwandt says ... Read More »

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1 injured, suspect in custody in Florida school shooting

By The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

OCALA, Fla. – Authorities say one student shot another in the ankle at a Florida high school and a suspect is in custody. The Ocala Star-Banner reports the shooting happened Friday morning at Forest High School which was on lockdown. The injured student was taken to a local hospital. Police say the suspected shooter is ... Read More »

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AP-NORC Poll: Americans expect Russia tension will get worse

By Matthew Pennington And Emily Swanson, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Americans largely fear the U.S. relationship with Russia and China will get worse in the coming year. And despite signs of diplomatic progress with Kim Jong Un on nuclear weapons, nearly half say the same about North Korea. That’s according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. ... Read More »

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In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, ‘hookers’

By Mary Clare Jalonick, Eric Tucker And Chad Day, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

WASHINGTON – In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about Russian prostitutes, according to Comey’s notes of the talks obtained ... Read More »

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Trump legal team in Russia probe gets Rudy Giuliani

By Chad Day, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. With the addition of Giuliani, Trump gains a former U.S. attorney, a past presidential candidate and a TV-savvy ... Read More »

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EPA head showed penchant for travel, drivers even before DC

By Ellen Knickmeyer And Sean Murphy, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY – Scott Pruitt’s penchant for travel and concerns about security were notable even before he became head of the Environmental Protection Agency, according to newly obtained records that show that as Oklahoma’s attorney general he frequently travelled out-of-state for appearances before conservative groups and used an office investigator as a driver. As Oklahoma’s ... Read More »

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Pompeo nomination picks up support of key Democratic senator

By Lisa Mascaro, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

WASHINGTON – 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. Just a handful of senators could determine Pompeo’s confirmation. Republicans have a narrow ... Read More »

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Judge to hear arguments about delaying Stormy Daniels case

By Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

LOS ANGELES – President Donald Trump’s lawyer is asking a federal judge in Los Angeles to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the president. U.S. District Judge James Otero is set to hear arguments Friday morning about whether to delay Stormy Daniels’ case after FBI ... Read More »

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Alabama mail-bomber the oldest executed in US modern times

By Kim Chandler, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

ATMORE, Ala. – An Alabama man convicted of sending mail bombs during a wave of Southern terror has been executed for killing a federal judge, becoming the oldest prisoner put to death in the U.S. in modern times. Walter Leroy Moody Jr., 83, was pronounced dead at 8:42 p.m. following an injection at the Alabama ... Read More »

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Killing renews concerns for homeless Native Americans

By Mary Hudetz, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The morning a homeless man was shot and killed in Albuquerque, police say surveillance videos showed him running down a street before sunrise, and then gunfire flash in the dark. Ronnie Ross, a 50-year-old from the Navajo Nation town of Shiprock, had been shot a dozen times, including once in the forehead ... Read More »

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