Top Headlines for U.S. News From the Associated Press


North Dakota official faces recall threat for refugee claims
By DAVE KOLPACK 29 Apr 2017 12:43

FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Supporters of refugee resettlement in North Dakota's largest city are trying to recall a city commissioner who says Fargo spends too much on the program and speculated that immigration has led to increased crime....

Body found believed teen hiker; step-grandmom still missing
29 Apr 2017 11:53

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) -- The fate of a woman who went missing two weeks ago while on a Grand Canyon hike with her step-grandson remains an unknown while their family awaits the positive identification of a body found in the park and believed to be the 14-year-old boy....

Experts: Long road ahead for Trump offshore drilling order
By JASON DEAREN and JILL COLVIN 29 Apr 2017 07:13

President Donald Trump's executive order seeking to find new ocean expanses in the Atlantic and the Arctic for offshore drilling isn't likely to reach its goals anytime soon, but instead will kick off a yearslong review and legal battle....

Arkansas will face challenges replenishing execution supply
By CLAUDIA LAUER 29 Apr 2017 06:23

Arkansas will have a more difficult time obtaining additional lethal injection drugs after an unprecedented court challenge by a drug distributor and possible complications during at least one of the four executions the state carried out this month, experts said....

US executions: New troubles could resonate in upcoming case
By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS 29 Apr 2017 04:43

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Is unorthodox the same as cruel and unusual punishment?...

Friends hail woman, 86, killed trying to stop attack as hero
By DON THOMPSON 29 Apr 2017 02:43

NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. (AP) -- A young man was identified Friday as the suspect in the sexual assault and beating death of an 86-year-old California woman remembered as a hero by investigators and neighbors after she used a walking stick to try to stop an attack on her friend....

Witnessing death: AP reporters describe problem executions
By The Associated Press 29 Apr 2017 01:36

The sedative midazolam is supposed to prevent condemned prisoners from suffering while they die, but opponents say several problematic executions involving the drug are evidence that it does not work consistently. They raised new concerns after an execution Thursday in Arkansas left the prisoner convulsing and pressing against his restraints....

Arkansas girl found dead after mom, great-uncle killed
By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS 29 Apr 2017 01:32

One of two missing Arkansas siblings was found dead in a wooded area on Friday near the creek where their mother's body was discovered and not far from where another relative was found dead, authorities said. Investigators are hopeful the other child is alive....

MS-13 street gang grips Long Island suburbs in violence
By CLAUDIA TORRENS, FRANK ELTMAN and COLLEEN LONG 28 Apr 2017 20:33

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) -- Late at night, when helicopters thrum overhead and spotlights beam down onto lawns, many people here know exactly what's going on....

MS-13 on Long Island: A look at 11 suspected victims
By The Associated Press 28 Apr 2017 13:12

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) -- Eleven mostly young people have been found dead in two New York suburbs since the start of the school year. All are believed to be victims of the MS-13 street gang. A look at the victims:...

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