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April 14, 2017 - 6:55 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' efforts to execute seven inmates before the end of the month (all times local): 5:55 p.m. The Arkansas Supreme Court has halted the execution of one of two inmates facing lethal injection Monday under the state's multiple execution plan. Justices on...
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April 14, 2017 - 6:54 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The husband of Heart lead singer Ann Wilson has been sentenced for allegedly choking her nephews during a concert in suburban Seattle. Seattlepi.com reported Friday ( https://goo.gl/6KoJxG ) that Dean Wetter pleaded guilty March 9 to two counts of assault. He was sentenced as part of...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, file photo, a Delta Air Lines jet sits at a gate at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in Atlanta. Delta is giving airport employees permission to offer passengers up to almost $10,000 in compensation to give up their seats on overbooked flights. Delta's move comes as United Airlines struggles to recover from images of a passenger's forced removal from a sold-out flight. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
April 14, 2017 - 6:54 pm
Delta is letting employees offer customers nearly $10,000 in compensation to give up seats on overbooked flights, hoping to avoid an uproar like the one that erupted at United after a passenger was dragged off a jet. United is taking steps too. It will require employees seeking a seat on a plane to...
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April 14, 2017 - 6:52 pm
KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is personally encouraging National Park Service employees to report any forms of workplace harassment they experience or witness, he said Friday during a two-day swing through parks, including Yosemite, where the former...
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April 14, 2017 - 6:47 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A subsidiary of BP is reporting a crude oil spill on Alaska's North Slope. BP Exploration Alaska Inc. told state regulators Friday that oil is spraying from a well onto a pad and possibly onto the snow-covered tundra. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation says...
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Protesters hold up signs outside a courthouse where a federal judge will hear arguments in the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's executive order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities Friday, April 14, 2017, in San Francisco. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick has scheduled a hearing on Friday on San Francisco's request for a court order blocking the Trump administration from cutting off funds to any of the nation's so-called sanctuary cities. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
April 14, 2017 - 6:45 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump's executive order withholding funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities applies to a small pot of grant money, not the billions of dollars that San Francisco and a California county say is at stake for them, a lawyer...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Rock County Sheriff's Office in Janesville, Wis., shows Joseph Jakubowski. The Rock County Sheriff's Office says Jakubowski was captured around 6 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2017, near Readstown, Wis. The sheriff's office said in a statement that he was captured without incident. (Rock County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
April 14, 2017 - 6:19 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin fugitive accused of stealing an arsenal of firearms and sending an anti-government manifesto to the White House was arrested Friday after a retired school counselor found him camping on his property and calmly talked to the man before calling authorities. The arrest of...
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FILE - This Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, file photo shows the Apple logo above a store location entrance, in Dallas. Apple will begin testing self-driving car technology in California, its first public move into a highly competitive field that could radically change transportation. The California Department of Motor Vehicles awarded Apple a permit to test autonomous vehicles Friday, April 14, 2017, and disclosed that information on its website. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
April 14, 2017 - 6:16 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is joining the fiercely competitive race to design self-driving cars, raising the possibility that a company that has already re-shaped culture with its iPhone may try to transform transportation, too. Ending years of speculation, Apple's late entry into a crowded field...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 file photo, Brigham Young University paleontologist Brooks Britt, right, works to excavate a sauropod humerus from a hillside on the Fossil Discovery Trail at Dinosaur National Monument in Utah. The fossil was vandalized in September, 2014, making it necessary to remove it for safekeeping. In a paper published Tuesday, April 11, 2017, BYU officials say they've identified the fossil as that of a new dinosaur, named Moabosaurus, since it was found near Moab, Utah. (Geoff Liesik/Deseret News via AP, File)
April 14, 2017 - 6:16 pm
MOAB, Utah (AP) — University officials say they've named a dinosaur that they found hidden in Utah. Brigham Young University professors have created a full picture of the sauropod from thousands of fossilized bones and published a paper Tuesday in the University of Michigan's Contributions from the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 1997 file photo, Barry Loukaitis listens to his defense attorney make a motion during Loukaitis' murder trial Monday, Aug. 25, 1997 in Seattle. The prisoner who as a teenager opened fire at his middle school in Washington state has spoken out for the first time two decades later, apologizing for killing a teacher and two fellow students. Barry Loukaitis' hand-written letter to the Grant County Superior Court was filed last week as part of a court-ordered re-sentencing in the 1996 bloodshed. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 14, 2017 - 6:11 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The prisoner who as a teenager opened fire at his middle school in Washington state more than 20 years ago has spoken out for the first time, apologizing for killing a teacher and two fellow students. Barry Loukaitis' hand-written letter to the Grant County Superior Court was...
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