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The Latest: 83-year-old Alabama mail-bomb killer is executed

Death Penalty Alabama

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of (all times local): 8:42 p.m. Alabama...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 24, the 114th day of 2018. There are 251 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 24, 1800, Congress approved a bill establishing the Library of Congress. On this date: In 1792, Capt. Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle began composing “War...


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Judge: Florida school shooting suspect keeps public defender

School Shooting Florida

MIAMI (AP) — Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz should continue to be represented in the death penalty case by a public defender at taxpayer expense, a judge ruled Tuesday. Cruz has only about $28,000 in assets, and most of that he cannot immediately access, Broward County Circuit Judge...


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The Latest: Bond revoked for suspect in Waffle House attack

Waffle House Shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local): 10:50 a.m. A Nashville judge has revoked the bond of a man accused of killing four people at a Waffle House restaurant. Court records show that a judge struck the $2 million bond for...


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White House stands by embattled nominee to lead Veterans Affairs

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The White House said Tuesday that it is standing by Ronny L. Jackson to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs after the confirmation hearing for President Trump’s nominee was postponed this week amid concerns from top Republican and Democratic lawmakers....


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Mississippi defendants spend months in jail awaiting trial

Stuck In Jail

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — Jerry Sanders has been sitting in a jail cell on a relatively minor charge of methamphetamine possession for more than a year — longer than the sentence he could get if he’s convicted. And with no money to post bail or hire his own lawyer, he may be sitting there for weeks or...


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Woman gets prison for using someone else's tainted urine

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman might want to ask some questions if she tries to borrow someone’s urine again to pass a drug test. WTOV-TV reports 24-year-old Kiana Wallace was sentenced to 18 months in prison Monday, in eastern Ohio’s Belmont County, after submitting a borrowed urine...


Business

Stocks give up an early gain; 10-year yield hits 3 percent

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes gave up an early gain Tuesday, but smaller and more domestically-focused companies are rising. Investors are applauding strong first-quarter results from companies including heavy machinery maker Caterpillar and appliance maker Whirlpool. Bond yields...


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Jihadists gain strength even as troops arrive in West Africa

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. As a convoy of United Nations police on a night patrol stopped to chat with residents on the sand-blown streets of the central Malian city of Sevare, Sada Cissoko could no longer hold back his emotions. “There are soldiers from all around the world in Mali, but despite the...


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Trump keeps saying he's innocent. So why does he keep sounding like he's guilty?

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. As concern grew inside his orbit that Michael Cohen might become a cooperating witness to federal investigators, President Donald Trump issued a declaration about his longtime personal lawyer and fixer. “Most people will flip if the Government lets them out of trouble,...


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FDA cracks down on sales of Juul, other e-cigarettes to youth

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it is conducting a nationwide, undercover “blitz” to crack down on the sale of e-cigarettes - particularly the hugely popular Juul products - to children and teenagers by regular and online retailers....


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