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High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool

Jonathan Drew and Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:54am

The Supreme Court's ruling that two North Carolina congressional districts relied too heavily on race should give voting-rights advocates a potent tool to fight other electoral maps drawn to give Republicans an advantage in the state.

Ex-church treasurer ordered to pay back more than $201,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:50am

A former church treasurer in Kentucky has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and must repay more than $201,000 taken from the church.

A call for patience during investigation of campus stabbing

Jessica Gresko and Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:31am

Authorities appealed for patience from two college communities reacting in shock, fear and anger after a white University of Maryland student was arrested in what police called the unprovoked stabbing of a black Bowie State University student.

Trump and the Fifth Amendment: It's complicated

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:46am

Donald Trump is fickle about the Fifth.

Former CIA head to answer questions about Russian meddling

Eileen Sullivan and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:26am

Former CIA Director John Brennan is set to testify publicly about the intelligence underpinning the Obama administration's conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election and could shed light on concerns about the security risk posed by President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

Survivors: Help build congresswoman mass shooting memorial

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:13am

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.

Ethics office blasts Trump refusal to disclose lobby waivers

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:13am

The message from a senator to the government ethics office: Use your authority to force the president to reveal how many waivers he's granted to ex-lobbyists in his new administration.

Man crawls to safety 4 days after falling from cliff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:14am

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 (274 meters) to a country club, despite having broken both his legs and arms.

Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids

Meredith Hoffman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:55pm

Each morning, Joanna Smith's 7-year-old son pulls on a T-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers and heads to school. An honor-roll student who loves science and spelling, he often stays after class to run on the playground with his large group of friends.

Evacuations lifted as crews advance on fire near San Diego

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:32pm

A criminal investigation has been launched into the origin of a brush fire that forced hundreds of people to evacuate over the weekend southeast of San Diego, authorities said.

New roller coaster replaces the one Sandy plunged into sea

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:32pm

Nearly five years after Superstorm Sandy plunged a roller coaster into the sea in what became one of the storm's most enduring images, the ride has been replaced — safely inland this time.

Man dies after being sickened in apparent botulism outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:30pm

A botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a Northern California gas station has killed one man and left at least nine other people hospitalized, health officials said Monday.

Massive slide covers stretch of iconic California highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:13pm

A massive new landslide along California's iconic coastal Highway 1 has buried the road under a 40-foot layer of rock and dirt, the latest hit in winter of crippling slides and flooding.

Flight took off with disruptive passenger despite red flags

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:45pm

Anil Uskanli, who authorities say inspired so much fear among flight attendants that military fighter jets were scrambled to escort the plane to Hawaii, raised a series of possible red flags between purchasing his ticket and being the first passenger to board the American Airlines flight.

Court schedules 2nd execution attempt for Ohio killer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:26pm

The Ohio Supreme Court has set a new execution date for a convicted killer who survived a botched execution attempt in 2009.

No rush for charges in 'Angel of Death' fatal prison beating

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:26pm

Ohio authorities investigating the fatal prison beating of a serial killer dubbed the "Angel of Death" say they're in no hurry to file charges.

2-year-old boy drowns in river

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:13pm

A 2-year-old boy has drowned after falling into a river.

Ohio school gives honorary diploma to Holocaust survivor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:13pm

An Ohio high school that developed a special bond with a Holocaust survivor has honored her with a diploma.

Montana road crews hope to open Beartooth Pass on Friday

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:43pm

Crews are scrambling to clear the snowpack on Beartooth Pass on the Montana-Wyoming border in hopes of opening the highway Friday.

Mississippi lawmaker apologizes for calling for lynching

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:16pm

A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments, only after his comment sparked broad condemnation in both states.