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  • Jury convicts husband in Iraqi woman's death Associated Press - 1 hour 49 minutes ago
    Murder suspect Kassim Alhimidi reacts to being found guilty for the murder of his wife Shaima Alawadi, Thursday April 17, 2014. Alhimidi shook his head as the verdict was read Thursday. He was charged with murdering his 32-year-old wife, Shaima Alawadi, in El Cajon, home to one of the largest enclaves of Iraqi immigrants in the U.S. (AP Photo/John Gastaldo,Pool)

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — An Iraqi immigrant was convicted Thursday of bludgeoning his wife to death in a case that initially was considered a hate crime because a note found next to her body said: "This is my country, go back to yours, you terrorist."

  • Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall Associated Press - 2 hours 8 minutes ago
    FILE - In a Dec. 9, 2013, file photo Chelsea Clinton speaks in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year. The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced at a Clinton Foundation event in New York that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are "very excited" to be having their first child later this year. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, file)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby.

  • 10 Things to Know for Friday Associated Press - 2 hours 51 minutes ago

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

  • FILE - This Feb. 9, 2013 file surveillance photo provided by the FBI shows 73-year-old Walter Unbehaun, an ex-convict from Rock Hill., S.C., during a bank robbery in Niles, Ill. Unbehaun allegedly told investigators he intended to get caught so he could live his final years behind bars. On Thursday, April 17, 2014, Unbehaun is scheduled to be sentenced in Chicago. In 50 years, he has spent just six out from behind bars. His case highlights a wider societal dilemma about what to do with an increasingly elderly ex-cons, many of whom spent so much of their lives inside prison that they, like Unbehaun, can't cope with life on the outside. (AP Photo/FBI, File)
    Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3½ years Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets … More »Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3½ years

    FILE - This Feb. 9, 2013 file surveillance photo provided by the FBI shows 73-year-old Walter Unbehaun, an ex-convict from Rock Hill., S.C., during a bank robbery in Niles, Ill. Unbehaun allegedly told investigators he intended to get caught so he could live his final years behind bars. On Thursday, April 17, 2014, Unbehaun is scheduled to be sentenced in Chicago. In 50 years, he has spent just six out from behind bars. His case highlights a wider societal dilemma about what to do with an increasingly elderly ex-cons, many of whom spent so much of their lives inside prison that they, like Unbehaun, can't cope with life on the outside. (AP Photo/FBI, File)

    CHICAGO (AP) — An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home — prison.

  • Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Shawn Baxter waits to advise the media at the Yearning for Zion Ranch, Thursday, April 17, 2014, near Eldorado, Texas. State agents have seized the property, which belonged to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and was where hundreds of children were removed during a 2008 FBI raid prompted by child sex abuse allegations. The group's leader, Warren Jeffs, is serving life in prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting two girls he took as child brides. The state sought to seize the property over allegations of mismanagement by Jeffs. (AP Photo/San Angelo Standard-Times, Jennifer Rios)
    Texas seizes polygamist group's secluded ranch Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    ELDORADO, Texas (AP) — The secluded Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation was seized by state agents on Thursday, … More »Texas seizes polygamist group's secluded ranch

    Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Shawn Baxter waits to advise the media at the Yearning for Zion Ranch, Thursday, April 17, 2014, near Eldorado, Texas. State agents have seized the property, which belonged to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and was where hundreds of children were removed during a 2008 FBI raid prompted by child sex abuse allegations. The group's leader, Warren Jeffs, is serving life in prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting two girls he took as child brides. The state sought to seize the property over allegations of mismanagement by Jeffs. (AP Photo/San Angelo Standard-Times, Jennifer Rios)

    ELDORADO, Texas (AP) — The secluded Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation was seized by state agents on Thursday, nearly six years after FBI agents raided the property and removed hundreds of children amid child sex abuse allegations.

  • Firefighters and other officials work the scene of an accident where two firetrucks answering a call collided en route to a fire Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Monterrey Park, Calif. The collision sent one firetruck careening into a restaurant, leaving 14 people, including several firefighters, injured. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
    Condition upgraded for victim of firetruck crash Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — Only two of the 15 people injured in a crash involving two firetrucks remained hospitalized Thursday, and officials said one truck must have … More »Condition upgraded for victim of firetruck crash

    Firefighters and other officials work the scene of an accident where two firetrucks answering a call collided en route to a fire Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Monterrey Park, Calif. The collision sent one firetruck careening into a restaurant, leaving 14 people, including several firefighters, injured. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — Only two of the 15 people injured in a crash involving two firetrucks remained hospitalized Thursday, and officials said one truck must have run a red light.

  • Visitors to the New York International Auto Show sit in an electric carriage prototype in New York, Thursday, April 17, 2014. A prototype of the old-timey electric cars that Mayor Bill de Blasio would like to take the place of horse-drawn carriages on New York City streets will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show on Thursday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
    Old timey car to replace NYC horse carriages shown Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, … More »Old timey car to replace NYC horse carriages shown

    Visitors to the New York International Auto Show sit in an electric carriage prototype in New York, Thursday, April 17, 2014. A prototype of the old-timey electric cars that Mayor Bill de Blasio would like to take the place of horse-drawn carriages on New York City streets will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show on Thursday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    NEW YORK (AP) — An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea.

  • FILE-Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts is shown in this Dec. 12, 2012, file photo taken in Portland, Ore. A federal judge has ruled that Clackamas County in Oregon violated an immigrant woman’s constitutional rights by holding her in jail for two weeks without probable cause at the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, so that the agency could investigate whether she is subject to deportation. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Thomas Boyd, file)
    Oregon ruling spurs halt on immigration detainers Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge in Oregon has found that an immigrant woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail without probable … More »Oregon ruling spurs halt on immigration detainers

    FILE-Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts is shown in this Dec. 12, 2012, file photo taken in Portland, Ore. A federal judge has ruled that Clackamas County in Oregon violated an immigrant woman’s constitutional rights by holding her in jail for two weeks without probable cause at the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, so that the agency could investigate whether she is subject to deportation. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Thomas Boyd, file)

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge in Oregon has found that an immigrant woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail without probable cause at the request of U.S. immigration authorities, one of several recent federal court decisions to scrutinize the practice of keeping people in jail after …

  • Plaintiffs challenging Oklahoma's gay marriage ban Sharon Baldwin, left, and her partner Mary Bishop leave court following a hearing at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The appeal of a lower court's January ruling that struck down Oklahoma's gay marriage ban is the second time the issue has reached appellate courts since the U.S. Supreme Court shook up the legal landscape last year by finding the federal Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
    Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    DENVER (AP) — A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about … More »Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    Plaintiffs challenging Oklahoma's gay marriage ban Sharon Baldwin, left, and her partner Mary Bishop leave court following a hearing at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The appeal of a lower court's January ruling that struck down Oklahoma's gay marriage ban is the second time the issue has reached appellate courts since the U.S. Supreme Court shook up the legal landscape last year by finding the federal Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    DENVER (AP) — A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

  • Plaintiff challenging Oklahoma's gay marriage ban Sue Barton, left, gets a hug from her pastor, Tulsa based Reverend Leslie Penrose, of the United Church of Christ, after leaving court following a hearing at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The appeal of a lower court's January ruling that struck down Oklahoma's gay marriage ban is the second time the issue has reached appellate courts since the U.S. Supreme Court shook up the legal landscape last year by finding the federal Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
    What's next in gay marriage's legal odyssey? Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    Thursday's hearing in Denver was the second of two hearings on gay marriage that were weighted with legal significance. The cases are the first time an appellate … More »What's next in gay marriage's legal odyssey?

    Plaintiff challenging Oklahoma's gay marriage ban Sue Barton, left, gets a hug from her pastor, Tulsa based Reverend Leslie Penrose, of the United Church of Christ, after leaving court following a hearing at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The appeal of a lower court's January ruling that struck down Oklahoma's gay marriage ban is the second time the issue has reached appellate courts since the U.S. Supreme Court shook up the legal landscape last year by finding the federal Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    Thursday's hearing in Denver was the second of two hearings on gay marriage that were weighted with legal significance. The cases are the first time an appellate court has considered the ramifications of last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The hearing on the …

  • 10ThingstoSeeSports - Bubba Watson's caddie Ted Scott, right, and spectators celebrate as Bubba Watson wins the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
    10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports. More »10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

    10ThingstoSeeSports - Bubba Watson's caddie Ted Scott, right, and spectators celebrate as Bubba Watson wins the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

    Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.

  • FILE- In this Feb. 9, 2011 file photo, Chelsea Clinton and husband Marc Mezvinsky attend amfAR's annual New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street, in New York. Clinton announced that she is pregnant with the couple’s first child on Thursday, April 17, 2014, while co-hosting “Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation,” a Clinton Foundation event in New York. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton co-hosted the event with her. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
    Chelsea Clinton expecting first child Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby. More »Chelsea Clinton expecting first child

    FILE- In this Feb. 9, 2011 file photo, Chelsea Clinton and husband Marc Mezvinsky attend amfAR's annual New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street, in New York. Clinton announced that she is pregnant with the couple’s first child on Thursday, April 17, 2014, while co-hosting “Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation,” a Clinton Foundation event in New York. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton co-hosted the event with her. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby.

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, April 8, 2014, file photo, Marissa Devault looks at the jury as they are polled after finding her guilty of first degree murder, in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Devault was convicted for bludgeoning her husband to death with a hammer in what prosecutors said was a failed bid to collect on a life insurance policy to repay about $300,000 in loans from her boyfriend. Jurors decided on Monday, April 14, 2014, that Devault is eligible for the death penalty after prosecutors argued that she carried out the brutal killing so she could collect life-insurance money. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle, File)
    Woman convicted in hammer beating speaks to jury Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman convicted of bludgeoning her husband to death with a hammer made a tearful plea for mercy Thursday, telling the jury deciding her fate … More »Woman convicted in hammer beating speaks to jury

    FILE - In this Tuesday, April 8, 2014, file photo, Marissa Devault looks at the jury as they are polled after finding her guilty of first degree murder, in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Devault was convicted for bludgeoning her husband to death with a hammer in what prosecutors said was a failed bid to collect on a life insurance policy to repay about $300,000 in loans from her boyfriend. Jurors decided on Monday, April 14, 2014, that Devault is eligible for the death penalty after prosecutors argued that she carried out the brutal killing so she could collect life-insurance money. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle, File)

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman convicted of bludgeoning her husband to death with a hammer made a tearful plea for mercy Thursday, telling the jury deciding her fate that she is sorry for her actions and wishes she could go back and undo the pain she caused.

  • FILE - In this March 28, 2003 file photo, radical Muslim cleric Mustafa Kamel Mustafa prays in a street outside his Mosque in north London. Mustafa faces charges he conspired to support al-Qaida by trying in 1999 to set up a terrorist training camp in Bly, Ore., and by helping abduct two American tourists and 14 others in Yemen in 1998. Jury selection for his terrorism trial begins in New York on Monday, April 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
    US tells jury Egyptian imam pursued global terror Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The imam of a London mosque used his influential position in the late 1990s to train and aid terrorists and used the cover of his religion to hide in … More »US tells jury Egyptian imam pursued global terror

    FILE - In this March 28, 2003 file photo, radical Muslim cleric Mustafa Kamel Mustafa prays in a street outside his Mosque in north London. Mustafa faces charges he conspired to support al-Qaida by trying in 1999 to set up a terrorist training camp in Bly, Ore., and by helping abduct two American tourists and 14 others in Yemen in 1998. Jury selection for his terrorism trial begins in New York on Monday, April 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — The imam of a London mosque used his influential position in the late 1990s to train and aid terrorists and used the cover of his religion to hide in plain sight, a prosecutor told jurors in his opening statement Thursday before a defense attorney promised that the defendant will explain himself during the …

  • This image provided by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office Wednesday April 16, 2014 shows the military ordnance that caused the evacuation of between 500 and 700 homes and businesses Wednesday in Solvang Calif. The tiny town 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles is a tourist stop known for its Danish-themed shops and buildings. (AP Photo/Santa Barbara County Sheriffs Office)
    Military shell prompted evacuation of hundreds Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    SOLVANG, Calif. (AP) — An old but still potentially explosive military shell that was found in an alley was safely destroyed early Thursday, ending an evacuation that … More »Military shell prompted evacuation of hundreds

    This image provided by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office Wednesday April 16, 2014 shows the military ordnance that caused the evacuation of between 500 and 700 homes and businesses Wednesday in Solvang Calif. The tiny town 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles is a tourist stop known for its Danish-themed shops and buildings. (AP Photo/Santa Barbara County Sheriffs Office)

    SOLVANG, Calif. (AP) — An old but still potentially explosive military shell that was found in an alley was safely destroyed early Thursday, ending an evacuation that emptied hundreds of homes and businesses in this Central California tourist town.

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