Delaware standoff over: Trooper's killer shot dead after barricading himself in home

The standoff with a suspect accused of killing a Delaware trooper ended more than 12 hours after the shooting, as police slowly closed in on his home while he fired shots, local media reported.

Uncle accused of chaining boy to weight pleads not guilty

An eastern Iowa man accused of padlocking a weighted chain around his 14-year-old nephew's waist has pleaded not guilty.

Ex-Penn St officials to be sentenced in June over Sandusky

Sentencing has been scheduled for three former top officials at Penn State University who were convicted of child endangerment in the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal.

Fewer people signed contracts to buy US homes in March

Fewer consumers signed contracts to buy U.S. homes last month as the spring buying season revs up with stiff competition for affordable homes amid lagging inventory.

The Latest: Store where trooper was shot remains closed

The Latest on the shooting of a Delaware state trooper (all times local): 9:30 a.m.

Inmate argues religious duty to deal heroin; appeal fails

A St. Louis man ordered to spend more than a quarter century in prison on drug charges has failed to have his prosecution overturned, despite his argument that he has a religious duty to sell heroin.

World Trade Center transportation hub escalator malfunctions, 2 hurt

Two people were hurt when an escalator malfunctioned at the World Trade Center station’s Oculus transportation hub Thursday, officials said.

Oklahoma City-based Feed the Children names new president

The Oklahoma City-based charity Feed the Children has named chief operating officer Travis Arnold as its new president and CEO.

Man faces life in prison for Indianapolis officer's killing

A man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting an Indianapolis police officer is facing life in prison for that killing.

The Latest: Arkansas inmate hopes to avoid being 4th killed

The Latest on Arkansas' effort to execute a fourth inmate before its supply of a lethal injection drug expires on Sunday (all times local): 7:50 a.m.

US durable goods advance modest 0.7 percent in March

Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods posted only a modest gain in March as a key category that tracks business investment plans remained weak.

Search is on for man accused of shooting Georgia deputy

Authorities are searching for a gunman who they say shot and wounded a sheriff's deputy in northeast Georgia.

Sickly snake slithers into elementary school classroom

A sickly snake that slithered into a classroom at a New Jersey elementary school has been turned over to a rescue center.

Trump to sign order creating accountability office at VA

President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order creating an accountability and whistleblower protection office at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Suspect barricaded in home after Delaware officer killed

Authorities say a man suspected of shooting and killing a Delaware state trooper outside a convenience store remains barricaded early Thursday inside his house, where he fired shots at officers as they tried to negotiate a peaceful surrender.

Pentagon gets more flexibility on Iraq, Syria troops

The Pentagon is getting greater flexibility to determine the number of U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria.

North Korea threat: Top admiral calls on more missile interceptors in Hawaii

The U.S. should look into strengthening its missile defenses around Hawaii due to the increased threats from North Korea, Adm. Harry Harris, the top U.S. commander in the Pacific, told the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday.

Coulter's Berkeley speech canceled, police prep for violence

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter says that while her speech at the University of California, Berkeley was canceled, she may still show up to say hello to her supporters.

MORNING BRIEF: Top admiral calls for more interceptors in Hawaii over North Korea

A top U.S. commander in the Pacific on Wednesday said he believes Hawaii needs more missile interceptors in response to the growing threat on North Korea and Pyongyang’s capability to launch a rocket.

MORNING BRIEF: Full Senate heads to rare classified meeting at White House on North Korea

In an unusual move, all 100 senators were invited to attend a classified meeting later Wednesday at the White House to discuss the North Korea and its growing bellicosity.

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