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The Latest: Trooper says 1 killed after truck crosses runway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:09pm

The Latest on the pursuit a stolen utility vehicle that crashed through a Tulsa airport fence before slamming head-on into freeway traffic (all times local):

VA plans mental care for discharged vets, but at what cost?

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:00pm

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin touted new efforts Wednesday to expand urgent mental health care to thousands of former service members with less-than-honorable discharges, even while acknowledging his department isn't seeking additional money to pay for it.

Feds: Supreme Court should nix New Jersey sports betting bid

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:53am

New Jersey's yearslong efforts to allow legal sports betting have brought more opposition from the federal government Tuesday.

Trump said to praise 'great job' in Philippine drug fight

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:53am

President Donald Trump praised the Philippines' president for an "unbelievable job" in a fight against illegal drugs that has left thousands dead and drawn condemnation from American lawmakers, according to a leaked transcript of their telephone conversation last month.

Subpoenas pile up for Michael Flynn's documents

Deb Riechmann and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:53am

Subpoenas for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn piled up Wednesday as the House intelligence committee pressured Flynn to cooperate with its investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Philadelphia man out of prison after 24 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:53am

A Philadelphia man who was exonerated of murder has been released from prison after 24 years.

Kim Reynolds sworn in as Iowa's 1st female governor

Barbara Rodriguez and Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:37am

Kim Reynolds was sworn in as Iowa's governor on Wednesday, becoming the state's first woman to hold the job after taking over for longtime Gov. Terry Branstad the same day he was sworn in as the U.S. ambassador to China.

States rejecting bills intended to keep guns away from kids

Ryan J. Foley and Nick Penzenstadler, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:35am

caught up in a debate over whether they are effective prevention measures or just government overreach.

Accidental shootings involving kids often go unpunished

Nick Penzenstadler, Ryan J. Foley and Larry Fenn, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:35am

Amy Pittman learned on her first day in jail to bottle up her grief.

Decades after he was slain, victim identified as ex-Marine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:35am

More than three decades after a man was found slain in the Washington suburbs, authorities have identified him as an ex-Marine.

Former Utah Republican lawmaker to run for Chaffetz seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:35am

Former Republican state Rep. Chris Herrod says he's running for Congress in a special election for the seat of resigning U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz.

No Joke: Unconscious man rode on car's trunk for miles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:30am

When police pulled over a Tennessee couple and told them a body was lying on the trunk of their car, they thought it was a joke — until they got out to look.

South Dakota girl with cancer prevented from graduating

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:30am

A western South Dakota high school won't allow a student who has brain cancer to walk at graduation because she is six credits short of being able to officially graduate.

The Latest: Death row inmate: Execution drugs won't work

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:20am

The Latest on the scheduled execution in Alabama (all times local):

Facetime cracks a crime: Deputy video-calls stolen cellphone

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:12am

A quick-thinking Florida sheriff's deputy used Facetime to track down a stolen cellphone.

University of Missouri set to introduce new chancellor

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:10am

A top New York state university administrator hired to oversee the University of Missouri's flagship campus faces thorny challenges, including pending budget cuts and lingering racial discord that school officials have partly blamed for slumping enrollment.

Idaho lawmakers' 2017 session travel expenses tally $107,000

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:10am

Idaho lawmakers have billed state taxpayers roughly $107,000 so far this year for travel expenses accrued during the 2017 legislative session.

'They are going to kill me': Inmate fights to halt execution

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:35am

Tommy Arthur has had his execution postponed seven times since 2001, so many delays that victims' rights advocates derisively call him the "Houdini" of death row. He says he is innocent and is fighting for an eighth reprieve, but he is losing optimism: "They are going to kill me this time."

The Latest: Jury weighs case of tribe's marijuana consultant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:34am

The Latest the South Dakota drug trial of marijuana consultant Eric Hagen (all times local):

Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill, wants changes made

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:34am

Republican Gov. Phil Scott said Wednesday that he planned to veto a bill making Vermont the ninth state to legalize recreational marijuana but indicated that he was willing to work with the legislature on a compromise.