National: Breaking US News from ABC News

Civil Rights Attorney, Federal Judge Horace Ward Dead at 88
A civil rights attorney who became Georgia’s first African-American federal judge has died at age 88.

Southern Illinois University Leader Condemns Racist Video
Racial tension on the Southern Illinois University in Carbondale campus is high after a series of recent incidents that include the release of an anonymous video that calls for the lynching and beating of black students

The Latest: Hundreds of Pot Plants Found at Killing Scenes
An Ohio prosecutor says investigators found what appeared to be several hundred marijuana plants at some of the homes where eight relatives were found shot to death last week

Sheriff Promises Fair Investigation Into Black Man’s Death
A Florida sheriff investigating a local police department’s fatal shooting of a black motorist said his detectives will conduct a fair, open and thorough inquiry

US Seeks Outside Control for Troubled New Orleans Jail
The Justice Department has asked a federal court to appoint an outside administrator to operate the long-troubled New Orleans jail

Latest: Police Chief: Shooter Arrived at Prom on Bike
A police chief in northern Wisconsin says the 18-year-old killed by police after opening fire on young people coming out of a prom in northern Wisconsin arrived on a bicycle armed with a rifle

DOJ Pushes New Effort to Help Ex-Convicts Reenter Society
The measures will give ex-convicts a second chance, the department said.

Full Episode: GMA 04/25/16: Beyonce Drops Bombshell With ‘Lemonade’
Johnny Manziel Indicted on Assault Charges; ‘Game of Thrones’: Female Cast Reflects on Hardships of Season 5 in ‘GMA’ Exclusive

Watch: Missouri Boy Helps Raise Money to Be Adopted
Tristan Davis is selling lemonade and hosting a bake sale to fund his own adoption.

Illinois Impasse Sparks Fears of the Unthinkable: No School
School officials in Illinois are starting to worry that lawmakers’ nearly yearlong fight over a state budget could force some districts to close their doors

The Latest: Shouting Match Erupts at Rallied Over NC Law
Tempers are flaring as supporters and opponents of a new North Carolina transgender law hold competing rallies to sway legislators starting their annual session

2 Federal Agents Wounded in Kansas Gunfight Leave Hospital
Two of three federal agents injured during a fiery weekend shootout at a Kansas motel have left the hospital and authorities are trying to identify a body found in the suspect’s charred motel room

Volkswagen to Appeal Ruling Allowing UAW Vote in Tennessee
Volkswagen plans to appeal a National Labor Relations Board ruling that upheld a unionization vote among a portion of workers at the German automaker’s lone U.S. assembly plant in Tennessee

Court: Law Doesn’t Bar Suits Against Cigarette Manufacturers
The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that lawsuits against cigarette manufacturers aren’t prohibited in the state by an exemption in liability law

Police Chief Apologizes for Handcuff, Arrest of Children
A Tennessee police chief has offered an apology after his officers arrested 10 elementary school students

Lawyers Ask Panel to Spare Georgia Death Row Inmate’s Life
Lawyers for a Georgia death row inmate scheduled to die this week are asking the state parole board to spare his life

Sheriff: Deputy Fired for Pepper Spraying Restrained Inmate
A Georgia sheriff says he has fired a deputy for using pepper spray on a restrained inmate who spit in her face

Maine’s Eels, on Way to Becoming Sushi, Having Stronger Year
Maine’s money-making baby eel fishery is having a much stronger year as favorable weather has allowed fishermen to capture their quarry

AP NewsAlert
$6M settlement reached in lawsuit over Ohio police shooting that killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice

Rallies for, Against House Bill 2 Set on Session’s First Day
North Carolina legislators returning for their annual work session will hear from supporters and opponents of a law they approved last month addressing bathroom use by transgender people and limiting government protections for LGBT citizens

Officials: Highway Maintenance Sparked North Carolina Fire
Officials say a fire that has burned nearly 14,000 acres in western North Carolina was started by highway maintenance work

Man Dead After Police Use Stun Gun on Him
Authorities say a man has died after police used a stun gun on him in a Gulfport restaurant

Missouri Boy Sells Lemonade to Help Pay for His Adoption
A third-grader in Missouri has been selling lemonade to help pay for his adoption

Cleveland Settles Lawsuit Over Tamir Rice Shooting for $6M
He was fatally shot by police in 2014.

Nepalese Temple, 4 Other Sites Receive Funding Totaling $1M
The World Monuments Fund announces $1M in grants for 5 historic sites around the world

Husband Arrested After Wife’s Body Found in Well
Authorities have arrested the husband of a woman whose body was found in a well in south-central Kentucky

Man Accused of Stealing Slain Trooper’s Donation Jar
Authorities have arrested a man in connection with the theft of a donations jar intended for the family of a slain Virginia State Trooper

Watch: Church Member Hasn’t Been Charged After Deadly Shooting
A church member is dead and another member is cooperating with authorities after an altercation between the two turned into a deadly shooting at the Keystone Fellowship Church in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Sunday morning, officials said.

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Agency to Hawaii Residents: Don’t Hate on Tourists
The state agency promoting travel to Hawaii is starting an online video campaign remind local residents about tourism’s benefits

Quick Response to Wisconsin Prom Shooting Draws Praise
Authorities say an 18-year-old opened fire with a high-powered rifle outside of a high school prom in northern Wisconsin, wounding two students before a police officer who was in the parking lot fatally shot him

State Police: Deputy Shoots Man Who Fired Into Crowd
Virginia State Police say a Halifax County sheriff’s deputy shot and wounded a man who fired into a crowd of people in Halifax

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Solar-Plane Pilots Say Trip Was Also Test of Human Endurance
The two Swiss pilots taking turns to fly a solar-powered airplane around the world said Sunday the endeavor is not only a demonstration of the importance of renewable energy but also of the many challenges the human body can endure

Full Episode: WN 04/24/16: Marijuana Operations Found at Crime Scenes in Ohio Killings
Massive Fire in Arizona Leaves Investigators Searching for Clues; Growing Questions About Prince’s $300 Million Estate

Stoddard Firefighter Charged With Arson Due in Court
A volunteer firefighter charged with arson in connection with a brush fire that burned 190 acres in New Hampshire and prompted the evacuation of 17 homes is due to make his first court appearance

Q&A: A Look at Nonverbal Autism, Facilitated Communication
Here are a few answers to questions about nonverbal autism and facilitated communication as well as the controversy surrounding ‘supported typing.’

‘I Am Here’ – Silenced by Autism, Young Man Finds His Voice
Benjamin Alexander has nonverbal autism, but he has found his voice through writing

‘I Am Here’ – Silenced by Autism, Young Man Finds His Voice
Benjamin Alexander has nonverbal autism, but he has found his voice through writing

Q&A: A Look at Nonverbal Autism, Facilitated Communication
Here are a few answers to questions about nonverbal autism and facilitated communication as well as the controversy surrounding ‘supported typing.’

Ohio Authorities Seek Leads in Slayings of 8 in Family
Authorities are scrambling to determine who killed eight family members in a “pre-planned execution” that has shaken residents in their rural Ohio community

Marijuana Grow Operations Found at Ohio Family Killings
The victims were all members of the Rhoden family.

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