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3 days after fatal shootings, Tennessee Waffle House reopens

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Waffle House where four people were fatally shot reopened Wednesday amid tears and solemn remembrance of the dead, as the company said it will donate a month of the restaurant's sales to help the wounded...

 

For Trump lookalike, crops mean more than social media fame

MADRID (AP) — A woman in Spain has found unexpected fame on social media after many found she bore a striking resemblance to U.S. President Donald Trump. A journalist reporting on farming in northwestern Spain posted on Instagram a picture of...

 

Bill Cosby's lawyers get slammed by advocates for women

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The sexual assault case against Bill Cosby went to the jury Wednesday as his lawyers came under heavy criticism for what some called a blatant attempt to "victim-shame" the parade of women who have leveled accusations...

 

House already threatened, could GOP also lose Senate grip?

Republicans have known for months that their House majority is in genuine peril. But after another bruising showing in a special election, some in the party are reconsidering the once inconceivable notion of losing the Senate. It's a sobering...

 

Central American asylum seeking caravan reaches US border

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — About 130 Central Americans, mostly women and children, have arrived at the U.S. border with Mexico in a "caravan" of asylum-seeking immigrants that has drawn the fury of President Donald Trump. Two busloads arrived late...

 

NCAA begins work of implementing complex basketball reforms

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The most difficult part of the NCAA's attempt to clean up college basketball begins now. Hours after former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice presented the Commission on College Basketball's sweeping recommendations for...

 

Warrant: Suspect's suspicious behavior drew police attention

DALLAS (AP) — The gunman accused of opening fire at a Dallas home improvement store — killing one police officer and critically injuring two others — was initially detained because he was acting suspiciously and may have tried to steal from...

 

Toronto van attack throws spotlight on anti-woman vitriol

TORONTO (AP) — The deadly van rampage in Toronto is training attention on an online world of sexual loneliness, rage and misogyny after the suspect invoked an uprising by "involuntary celibates" and gave a shoutout to a California killer who...

 

Macron resists Trump's 'America first' in speech to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron drew sharp contrasts with President Donald Trump's worldview Wednesday, laying out a firm vision of global leadership that rejects "the illusion of nationalism" in a candid counterweight to...

 

Oh, Yeezus: Trump and Kanye West trade Twitter love

NEW YORK (AP) — Trump-West 2020? In a moment that seemed to encapsulate 2018's social media-driven blurring of celebrity and politics, President Donald Trump tweeted his thanks to rap superstar Kanye West on Wednesday for his recent and perhaps...

 

Former President Bush out of intensive care, making progress

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush was moved out of intensive care and into a regular patient room at a Houston hospital on Wednesday as he recovers from an infection that required his hospitalization a day after his wife's funeral,...

 

Scientists find lots of gorillas in census, also see decline

WASHINGTON (AP) — A first-of-its-kind intensive count of western Africa gorillas found far more of the apes than conservationists previously thought. Maybe not for long: The same study found a 19 percent plunge in that gorilla population in just...

 

White House condemns ruling on Trump's 'Dreamers' program

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The White House on Wednesday sharply criticized a federal judge's ruling that the Trump administration must resume a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. While the government has 90...

 

GOP unsettled by narrow win in US House race in Arizona

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — It took a big money push from the Republican Party, tweets by the president and the support of the state's current and former governors, but the GOP held onto an Arizona U.S. House seat they would have never considered...

 

Dane convicted of killing, dismembering journalist on sub

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A self-taught Danish engineer was convicted of murder Wednesday for luring a Swedish journalist on to his homemade submarine, then torturing and killing her before dismembering her body and dumping it at sea in a...

 

EPA security chief also worked for owner of tabloid company

WASHINGTON (AP) — The security chief for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency worked on the side as a private investigator for the owner of a tabloid news company with close ties to President Donald Trump. EPA special agent Pasquale...

 

Judge seeks update on raids of Trump's personal lawyer

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge wants more information from prosecutors and lawyers for President Donald Trump and personal attorney Michael Cohen to help speedily analyze materials seized from Cohen. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood set a hearing...

 

Korean leaders seek to control optics at historic summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jong Un will be in uncharted territory when the third-generation autocrat crosses over to the southern half of the Demilitarized Zone separating the rival Koreas on Friday, possibly on foot, and greets South Korean Pre...

 

Lax vetting on Trump nominees begins to frustrate senators

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nominees and leaving lawmakers to clean up the...

 

AP Exclusive: '93 Amtrak crash survivor relives each new one

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — In the dark of night, three travelers advanced inexorably toward tragedy. Accompanied by her parents on her first train trip, 11-year-old Andrea Chancey couldn't sleep despite the steady rocking of the Amtrak coach. Aboard the...

 

Facing Congress, EPA chief doesn't appear ready to apologize

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even with Republican lawmakers' patience running short, President Donald Trump's environmental chief appears to be in no mood to apologize as he faces Congress for the first time since a deluge of ethics allegations has consumed h...

 

Oklahoma House votes to take away wind industry incentives

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House has narrowly voted to take away millions of dollars' worth of state incentives for the wind industry. The House voted 51-46 on Wednesday to eliminate the refundability of tax credits the state currently...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    April 26, 2018

After years of cuts, Oklahoma budget gives agencies a boost

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After years of slashing budgets amid a downturn in the state's economy, Oklahoma's public schools and other agencies will receive boosts in spending under the largest-ever state budget approved by the Oklahoma Legislature that...

 
 By BARRY WILNER    Sports    April 26, 2018

North Texas forecast: Drafty. And no one knows what's next

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Anyone who thinks the draft pundits and even some team general managers have no clue what will happen in Thursday's opening round of the draft should talk to the guys likely to get selected early. You won't get much clarity....

 

Tulsa man charged in teen's overdose death

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa man has been charged with murder in the overdose death of a 19-year-old woman who bought heroin from him, according to authorities. Taylor Ryan Rogers, 29, was charged Friday with first-degree murder in the death of...

 

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