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SUNY provost set to be new University of Missouri chancellor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:30am

The University of Missouri System is set to hire the provost and executive vice chancellor at the State University of New York to run its flagship campus in Columbia, two years after the previous chancellor resigned amid protests over racial concerns on campus.

Black caucus: White rep should resign over lynch comment

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:15am

Black lawmakers in Mississippi are demanding the resignation of a white colleague who said Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments.

EPA won't declare Lake Erie's waters in Ohio impaired

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:14am

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency won't declare Ohio's western end of Lake Erie impaired by toxic algae, siding with state regulators who say they are making progress in tackling the problem.

Top official says US hasn't verified IS claim on Manchester

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:13am

The United States' top intelligence official says the U.S. government has not yet verified that the Islamic State group is responsible for the attack in Manchester, England, but called the deadly incident a stark reminder of how serious the terror threat remains.

'Fly the flag'? Rift in Mississippi over Confederate symbol

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:32am

As a warm breeze wafts in from the Gulf of Mexico, Carol Mize paces across the street from Biloxi's white marble City Hall. In one hand, she carries a Mississippi flag and in the other, a sign with the slogan: "Fly the flag, Mayor."

Ex-CIA chief says he warned Russians about election meddling

Eileen Sullivan and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:32am

Former CIA Director John Brennan said Tuesday he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the U.S. presidential campaign, telling the Russians that continued meddling would backfire and prevent any warming of relations after the election.

Wyoming jobless rate falls to 4.3 percent in April

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:32am

The unemployment rate in Wyoming fell to 4.3 percent in April.

MBA for mom who went to all classes with quadriplegic son

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:30am

A Southern California university has awarded an honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class with him and took his notes while he pursued his Master of Business Administration.

The Latest: Brennan says Russians, WikiLeaks cooperate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:30am

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

Man crawls to safety 4 days after falling from cliff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:01am

Firefighters in Ohio say a man who fell from a cliff and spent four days in a ravine was rescued after he crawled 300 yards to a country club, despite having broken both his legs and arms.

Mississippi accused of unequal schooling for black students

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:00am

Mississippi is violating the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, a civil rights group alleged Tuesday in a lawsuit over school funding.

Man accused in deadly Detroit fire incompetent for trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:59am

A man accused of setting a Detroit apartment fire that killed five people has been ruled incompetent to stand trial.

Survivors: Help build congresswoman mass shooting memorial

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:52am

Survivors of the mass shooting that left former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords severely wounded are pleading with the public to help pay for a long-planned memorial after state funding fell through during this year's session of the Arizona Legislature.

Condemned church shooter Roof seeks appellate court mercy

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:40am

A white supremacist sentenced to death for killing nine worshippers in a racist attack at a Charleston church has petitioned an appeals court for mercy.

US officials: British authorities have identified suspected Manchester suicide bomber as Salman Abedi

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:29am

US officials: British authorities have identified suspected Manchester suicide bomber as Salman Abedi.

Hawaii jet took off with unruly passenger despite red flags

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:28am

Anil Uskanli, who authorities say inspired so much fear among flight attendants on a Hawaii-bound jet that fighter jets were scrambled to escort the plane, raised a series of possible red flags at Los Angeles International Airport before the flight took off.

The Latest: Slain student remembered at commencement

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:10am

The Latest on the stabbing death of a black student visiting the University of Maryland (all times local):

Correction: Immigration Protection-Haiti story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:50am

In a story May 22 about US extending a humanitarian program for Haitians , The Associated Press reported erroneously that Omarosa Manigault said the president was "making his promise." This was a typo. The correct quote was "this is him keeping his promise."

North Carolina sheriff's deputy wounds break-in suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:49am

A sheriff's deputy in North Carolina has shot and wounded a suspect in a break-in.