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The Latest: Arkansas toddler found dead, 2nd child missing

MENA, Ark. (AP) -- The Latest on two relatives found dead and missing children in Arkansas (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Investigators say one of two Arkansas children reported missing after their mother's body was found in a creek has been found dead, and teams are still searching for the other child.

The Latest: Tokyo subway temporarily closed over N. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile Saturday (all times local): 1:05 p.m. One of Tokyo's major subways systems says it shut down all lines for 10 minutes early Saturday after receiving warning of a North Korean missile launch. Tokyo Metro official Hiroshi Takizawa says the temporary suspension affected 13,000 passengers. Service was halted on all nine lines at 6:07 a.m. It resumed at 6:17 a.m.

Witnessing death: AP reporters describe problem executions

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.

Florida boy among 5 students hit by car has died

MIAMI (AP) -- A Florida sheriff's deputy was sleeping Thursday afternoon when his 11-year-old daughter called and asked him to pick her up at her school bus stop. Seconds later, she started screaming into the phone, "Dad, help me, help me!" Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Jonathan "JJ" Quintana told reporters at a news conference Friday that he assumed the worst as he jumped out of bed and ran barefoot to the bus stop.

George HW Bush released after latest Houston hospital stay

HOUSTON (AP) -- Former President George H.W. Bush was released Friday from a Houston hospital where he received treatment for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis during a two-week stay. "President and Mrs. Bush are very pleased to be home spending time with family and friends and grateful for the outstanding care provided by his doctors and nurses," Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement.

US facing shortage of yellow fever vaccine for travelers

NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans who need a yellow fever shot for travel may soon have a harder time getting the vaccine. A manufacturing issue has created a shortage of the only vaccine licensed in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that doses could run out as early as next month.

The Latest: Trump assures NRA he'll support gun rights

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Latest on the NRA's annual convention (all times local): 3 p.m. President Donald Trump has reaffirmed his support for gun rights, telling attendees of a National Rifle Association convention that "the eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end." Trump is the first sitting president to address the group's annual convention in more than 30 years.

Court agrees to hold off ruling on carbon restrictions

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a blow to environmental groups, a federal appeals court agreed Friday to postpone a ruling on lawsuits that challenge Obama-era limits on carbon emissions. The limits are part of the Clean Power Plan, a centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to reduce emissions from existing power plants.

No motive in Delaware trooper's fatal shooting, standoff

MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) -- About 20 hours after he fatally shot a state trooper, a Delaware man was shot to death after an overnight standoff with police, but authorities haven't given a motive for his actions. Law enforcement officers shot Burgon Sealy Jr. when he emerged from his home armed Thursday morning and "engaged police," state police Superintendent Col. Nathaniel McQueen said. He declined to say if Sealy fired a gun at that time.

Arkansas governor dismisses calls for full execution probe

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas' governor said Friday that he sees no reason for anything beyond a routine review of the state's execution procedures after a condemned inmate lurched and convulsed 20 times during a lethal injection that involved a controversial sedative.

Facing a pro-gun government, anti-gun movement feels defiant

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump, a favorite of the National Rifle Association, has custody of the Oval Office. The Republican-controlled Congress already has ditched one Obama-era rule to tighten access to guns. And an emboldened NRA has much more ambitious plans afoot for easing state and national gun laws as its annual convention unfolds this weekend in Atlanta. But gun control advocates do not want your pity, thank you very much.

Georgia lawmaker deals cannabis oil in shadows of the law

MACON, Ga. (AP) -- Once a month, a cardboard box from Colorado appears at the office of a conservative Christian lawmaker in central Georgia, filled with derivatives of marijuana, to be distributed around the state in the shadows of the law. Operating in ways he hopes will avoid felony charges of drug trafficking, state Rep. Allen Peake is taking matters into his own hands.

Diners may have to wait longer for restaurant calorie counts

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumers hoping to find out how many calories are in that burger and fries may have to wait -- again. New government rules to help people find out how many calories are in their restaurant meals are set to go into effect next week after years of delays. But they could be pushed back again if grocery stores, convenience stores and pizza delivery chains get their way.

Berkeley praises police for keeping peace at Coulter rallies

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Berkeley officials declared their handling of protests over Ann Coulter's canceled appearance a success thanks to a massive police presence that ensured the city did not become a "fight club," the mayor said Friday. Hundreds of Coulter's supporters gathered in a downtown park Thursday after the University of California, Berkeley, nixed a speech by the conservative commentator.