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Arrest made in death of elderly California woman…

A young man has been arrested in the death of an 86-year-old California woman who was sexually assaulted and beaten during a morning walk

Arkansas governor dismisses calls for full…

Arkansas authorities plan to review their execution procedures after an inmate lurched and convulsed 20 times during a lethal injection

Sessions targets MS13 gang nationwide

Bryan Llenas reports from Central Islip, New York

2nd company shuts oil, gas wells after deadly…

A second petroleum company says it's shutting down and inspecting wells after a deadly house explosion near a gas well in Colorado

Witnessing death: AP reporters describe problem…

The sedative midazolam is supposed to prevent condemned prisoners from suffering while they die

The Latest: Friends say elderly California woman…

Investigators and friends are recalling an 86-year-old California woman as a hero who died trying to help a friend during a morning walk

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Delta passenger kicked off flight … for using…

Delta passenger was kicked off a Milwaukee-bound flight for leaving his seat to use restroom while plane was waiting to takeoff

The Latest: Arkansas toddler found dead, 2nd child missing

Authorities say one of two Arkansas children reported missing after their mother's body was found in a creek has been found dead, and teams are still searching for the other child

Report faults commissioner's absences amid jail…

New York City's Department of Investigation says the correction commissioner spent 90 days outside the city last year, even amid violence problems at the Rikers Island jail complex

Man arrested in machete attack at university…

A witness says a man asked about the political affiliations of people at a university coffee shop before a machete attack that injured a student in central Kentucky

Watch clerk keep cool as thug points gun at his…

Raw video: Armed robber caught on security camera at Kansas City restaurant

Regional rail service resumes after Amtrak power problem

Service on a regional rail line serving Philadelphia and its northern suburbs has been suspended over Amtrak power problems

California seeks control of unruly medical pot…

California is trying to get control of its unruly medical marijuana industry

Judge to sentence former head of Chicago Public…

A federal judge has sentenced the former head of Chicago Public Schools to more than four years in prison for steering $23 million in no-bid city contracts to education firms in exchange for more than $2 million in bribes and kickbacks

War against homework: Mom declares daughter is…

A mother’s email to her daughter’s teachers goes viral, declaring that she is done with homework

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Louisiana bank failure is costliest since financial crisis

Regulators seize Louisiana's First NBC bank in the costliest bank failure since the financial crisis; FDIC expects losses to top $1 billion

MS-13 street gang grips Long Island suburbs in…

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has visited an area of New York's Long Island where the violent MS-13 street gang has been blamed for killing 11 young people since the school year began

US economy expanded at weakest pace in 3 years

US economy grew just 0.7 percent in the first quarter amid consumer spending slowdown

'Do the right thing' brothers go viral in…

Little boys in Utah caught on security camera debating whether or not they should return money

2nd relative of missing Arkansas children is found dead

Arkansas authorities say the great-uncle of two missing children has been found dead in his home not far from where the body of the children's mother was found in a creek earlier this week

2 arraigned in death of Michigan man missing for…

Two people have been arraigned in the slaying and mutilation of an acquaintance who went missing last year but whose body parts were found just this week in a shallow grave and a vacant field north of Detroit

Indianapolis man pleads guilty to killing 3 in…

An Indianapolis man has pleaded guilty to killing three people over four days last spring in attacks that authorities say he justified by citing a horror movie

Inmates savagely beat officers in maximum…

Horrific attack caught on camera

UN council backs new effort to end Western Sahara conflict

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution backing the secretary-general's new effort to resolve the 40-year conflict over the Western Sahara which has pitted Morocco against the Polisario Front independence movement

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Eagle 'chop shop' case offers window into…

A two-year undercover operation that led to federal charges in South Dakota against 15 people is offering a rare window into the black market trade in eagle feathers and parts

Prosecutor: Woman put unconscious girl in bag…

Federal prosecutors say a Montana woman abused a 13-month-old child in her care, used methamphetamine while the girl was unconscious and, when she stopped breathing, put her body in a duffel bag and threw the bag in a trash can

US steel making a comeback after years of decline

Mike Tobin reports