April 23

California pushes talks on 1st-in-US police shooting rules

California lawmakers worked to find common ground Tuesday between law enforcement groups and reformers intent on adopting first-in-the-nation standards designed to limit fatal shootings by police.
April 23

The Latest: Court conservatives seem OK with census question

The Latest on Supreme Court arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census (all times local):
April 23

White House announces more trade talks with China

The White House says a U.S. delegation will travel to Beijing next week to continue trade negotiations, and a Chinese delegation will return to Washington for additional talks starting May 8.
April 23

Washington state bill limits measles vaccine exemptions

Washington state lawmakers voted Tuesday to remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption from vaccinating their children for measles, although medical and religious exemptions will remain.
April 23

Future of Northwest e-recycler unclear after fraud sentences

The future of one of the Northwest's largest electronics recyclers is uncertain after a judge sentenced its founders to prison for what prosecutors described as the largest known fraud of its type in the nation: a seven-year scheme to ship dangerous waste to Hong Kong, rather than safely handling it in the U.S. as promised.
April 23

Judge OKs bankrupt PG&E's plan for $235 million in bonuses

A federal judge approved Pacific Gas & Electric Corp.'s plans Tuesday to pay $235 million in employee bonuses this year, despite the California utility's bankruptcy and objections from lawyers of victims of the state's massive wildfires.
April 23
FILE - In this April 2, 2019, file photo, House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cum

Dems clash with Trump officials on subpoenas, tax returns

The struggle between House Democrats and the Trump administration over investigations intensified Tuesday as a former White House official defied a subpoena and the Treasury Department ignored a deadline for providing President Donald Trump's tax returns.
April 23

Mail carrier fatally shot in New Mexico, teen suspect sought

An on-duty mail carrier for the Postal Service was shot and killed in a New Mexico neighborhood after intervening in a dispute between a 17-year-old and his mother, police said Tuesday.
April 23

The Latest: US veteran suspected in N. Korea embassy attack

The Latest on a dissident group's raid on North Korea's embassy in Madrid (all times local):
April 23

Henry Bloch, co-founder of tax company H&R Block, dies at 96

Henry Bloch, who helped found tax preparation giant H&R Block, died Tuesday at age 96, the company announced.
April 23

Florida House debates bill banning 'sanctuary city' policies

The Florida House opened debate Tuesday on a hotly contested Republican bill requiring local law enforcement agencies to cooperate with federal immigration authorities and banning so-called "sanctuary city" policies aimed at shielding immigrants who are arrested.
April 23

Fed watchdog probes treatment of immigrants in Texas lockup

A U.S. government watchdog agency has launched an investigation in the wake of an Associated Press report revealing complaints about how immigration authorities treated hunger…
April 23

Mississippi shipyard gets $746M contract for icebreaker

A Mississippi shipyard won a $746 million contract Tuesday to design and build the first of what could be three heavy polar icebreakers for the U.S. Coast Guard.
April 23

Evers: Foxconn proposed renegotiating Wisconsin deal

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said in a letter his office released Tuesday that Foxconn Technology Group approached the state last month about wanting to renegotiate its contract for a project that could yield the global electronics giant more than $4 billion in state and local tax credits.
April 23

In rambling note to judge, pipe bomb mailer blames steroids

A Florida man who mailed crudely made pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump said he abused steroids for over 40 years, an issue his lawyers say they'll cite at sentencing.
April 23

Writings on gender issues magnify scrutiny of Trump Fed pick

Additional provocative commentaries about women written by Stephen Moore, President Donald Trump's pick for the Federal Reserve board, emerged Tuesday, a day after a second White House Fed choice withdrew from consideration.
April 23

Judge denies Republicans' attempt to join abortion lawsuit

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected Wisconsin Republican lawmakers' attempt to intervene in a Planned Parenthood lawsuit challenging the state's abortion restrictions, saying in a strongly worded order that they presented no evidence that the Democratic attorney general wouldn't adequately defend the laws.
April 23

Civil rights group drops lawsuit against Oklahoma gun range

A lawsuit filed on behalf of a Muslim U.S. Army reservist asked to leave a gun range in eastern Oklahoma was dropped on Tuesday, with both sides declaring victory in the case.
April 23

Florida Supreme Court rules against Parkland sheriff

The Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against a sheriff who fought his removal from office after the governor claimed he failed to prevent last year's Parkland school shooting.
April 23

Seattle-area rideshare driver charged with sexual assaults

A Seattle-area rideshare driver is facing criminal charges following the sexual assault of passengers, authorities said.