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Maine's tough-on-crime talking governor to release inmates

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:48pm

Maine's Republican governor, who once joked about using the guillotine to execute drug dealers, has announced a proposal this week to release an unknown number of "lower-risk" prisoners from the state's correctional facilities.

Jury selection begins in Ohio officer's murder retrial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:30pm

More than 200 people are due to report to an Ohio courthouse as jury selection gets underway in the murder retrial of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist.

APNewsBreak: NYC police watchdog cited for improper remarks

Jake Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:27pm

New York's newly named top investigator of police misconduct was himself the subject of workplace complaints, accused among other things of making an inappropriate joke about a colleague's backside and referring to an area where Hispanic employees sit as "el Barrio," according to a confidential report obtained by The Associated Press.

Toledo polar bear cub to move to Salt Lake City

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:25pm

A playful polar bear that is popular among Toledo Zoo visitors is moving to Utah.

Fastest growing US cities are in South; 4 of top 5 in Texas

Terry Wallace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:18pm

Ten of the 15 fastest-growing cities with populations of 50,000 or more were spread across the South in 2016, with four of the top five found in Texas, according to new population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Idaho man sentenced for fatal hit-and-run with pedestrian

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:16pm

An Idaho driver who fled the scene after striking a man and his two daughters as they were walking — killing the father — was sentenced Monday to serve up to one year in a "rider" prison rehabilitation program.

Attorneys: Former House speaker seeks lawsuit settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:20pm

Lawyers for a sexual abuse victim of Dennis Hastert and the former U.S. House speaker himself say he's seeking a settlement of a lawsuit filed over a broken $3.5 million hush-money pact.

Should the FDA prohibit filtered cigarettes?

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:34pm

Light cigarettes falsely ease smokers' fear of lung cancer, say researchers from the Ohio State University.

Foreign meetings omitted from Sessions' security clearance

Deb Riechmann and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:04pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose contacts with foreign dignitaries, including the Russian ambassador, on a security clearance form he submitted as a United States senator last year, the Justice Department acknowledged Wednesday.

USGA wants focus on Women's Open golf, not Trump's course

Tom Canavan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:43pm

The USGA insists its focus is going to be on golf and not politics when it conducts the U.S. Women's Open at a golf course owned by President Donald Trump in less than two months.

Alton Sterling's family seeks officers' immediate dismissal

Chevel Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:25pm

The family of Alton Sterling is demanding the immediate firing of the two officers involved in the man's death.

Warrant issued for Bikram founder beset by legal woes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:25pm

A California judge on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for the founder of Bikram yoga, who's been ordered to hand over proceeds from his global fitness business to satisfy a $6.8 million judgment won by a former legal adviser.

Workers start dismantling jail tent complex in Phoenix

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:25pm

Crews have started to dismantle some of the tents in a controversial outdoor jail complex in Phoenix that helped make former Sheriff Joe Arpaio a national law enforcement figure.

8 California guards, 7 inmates sent to hospital after brawl

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 6:54pm

A fight between two California prisoners quickly raged out of control Wednesday and forced correctional officers to open fire to stop a melee that sent eight guards and seven inmates to hospitals, corrections officials said.

Video appears to show Texas officer striking teenage girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 6:33pm

The San Antonio Police Department is reviewing police body camera footage after a bystander posted video online that appears to show an officer punching an eighth-grade girl three or four times outside a birthday party last weekend.

Carson calls poverty a state of mind

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 6:15pm

Housing Secretary Ben Carson says poverty is a "state of mind."

Man to appeal conviction in Millard County deputy's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 6:09pm

A Utah man convicted of killing a Millard County sheriff's deputy with an assault rifle will appeal the verdict.

Jury of 12 on Bill Cosby sex assault case includes 2 black people

Joe Mandak and Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 6:06pm

The jury that will hear the sex assault case against Bill Cosby will include two black people among its 12 members in a case Cosby believes could be racially motivated.

The Latest: Sessions omitted foreign contacts from filing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 6:00pm

The Latest on investigations into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election (all times local):

King tides expected to bring coastal flooding to Hawaii

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:50pm

Federal forecasters warn that Hawaii's shorelines will likely flood over the weekend as record-level spring "king tides" combine with a large summer swell.