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April 18, 2016 - 6:58am
1 week 5 days ago

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida landlord is accused of fatally shooting a tenant following an argument over rent.

Police say that late Saturday, 76-year-old Reineiro Espino Caballero went to collect the $550 that 46-year-old Ramon Emilo Gutierrez Castillo still owed him for this April.

Local news outlets report that after the two men argued, Castillo went back into his efficiency apartment and locked the sliding glass door to prevent the...

April 18, 2016 - 6:04am
1 week 4 days ago

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


The pre-election drama plays out from a car wash in Queens to a hockey arena in Buffalo.


The administration is asking the seemingly divided Supreme...

April 18, 2016 - 5:58am
1 week 5 days ago

CHICAGO (AP) — A new poll suggests that government is to blame for a lot of the anger Americans are feeling these days.

The Associated Press-GfK poll says that most Americans are relatively happy with their personal situations. But nearly 8 in 10 surveyed say they're dissatisfied or angry with the way the federal government is working.

Republicans polled were far more likely to be angry — half of GOP voters, compared with about one-quarter of...

April 18, 2016 - 3:56am
1 week 5 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sets out this week on his first in a series of international farewell tours.

The first stop — in Saudi Arabia — will involve more damage control than nostalgia.

He arrives Wednesday for a Persian Gulf summit. Obama will be met by leaders upset by his recent public complaints about global "free riders" and harboring deep distrust of his dealings with Iran and his posture in Syria.


April 18, 2016 - 3:45am
1 week 4 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears divided over Obama administration programs that could affect millions of people who are in the country illegally.

The administration's best hope for a favorable ruling after 90 minutes of arguments at the high court Monday appeared to rest with Chief Justice John Roberts. Roberts asked questions suggesting he could side with the administration if there is a small change in the proposed programs.


April 18, 2016 - 3:43am
1 week 5 days ago

BOSTON (AP) — With the top American marathoners resting for the Rio Olympics, Neely Spence Gracey could be the best U.S. hope for a podium finish in Boston on Monday.

The 26-year-old Coloradan will be making her marathon debut.

But the marathon has always been a part of her life. Her father, Steve Spence, was a bronze medalist at the 1991 world championships. He finished 19th in Boston in 1989 and was the No. 2 American overall.


April 18, 2016 - 3:18am
1 week 4 days ago

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A group of religious leaders is denouncing Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's effort to shield the identities of pharmacies that supply drugs for executions.

About a dozen members of an interfaith coalition gathered Monday at the Statehouse to urge lawmakers to reject the proposal. The Democrat's plan replaced a bill that sought to allow the use of the electric chair if the lethal drugs aren't available.

Several states have adopted...

April 18, 2016 - 3:14am
1 week 4 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — An advocacy group says the Pentagon made misleading claims about sexual assault cases to block legislation that would change how the military handles allegations of sexual misconduct.

In a report released Monday, Protect Our Defenders criticized the Pentagon for telling Congress that if the bill is passed fewer sexual assault cases would go to trial.

The group supports the legislation.

Military representatives...

April 18, 2016 - 2:03am
1 week 5 days ago

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — David Fry was the last occupier of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon to surrender to federal authorities.

But before he left the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, he launched into an incoherent tirade that was heard by thousands as he used a digital camera to send it out on the Internet. Fry threatened to kill himself, declared war on the U.S. government, asked for marijuana and pizza, and talked about UFOs before he finally walked into federal...

April 18, 2016 - 2:01am
1 week 5 days ago

CHICAGO (AP) — A 76-year-old Washington state man released from prison after a prosecutor concluded he was wrongly convicted in the 1957 killing of a schoolgirl says he intends to sue Illinois.

Jack McCullough spoke to The Associated Press on Sunday, two days after a judge vacated his 2012 conviction in the slaying of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph in Sycamore, Illinois.

He says about his imprisonment: "They didn't just punish me — they punished ... my...

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