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Alabama officials raced clock to execute convicted murderer

Kim Chandler and Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:10pm

Alabama's quest to kill an inmate who spent decades on death row for murder became a high-stakes game of beat the clock after the U.S. Supreme Court finally cleared the way for his execution.

19 California workers hurt in partial building site collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:10pm

Officials say scaffolding and wet concrete apparently gave way at a building site in the San Francisco Bay Area, injuring at least 19 workers.

Ariana Grande planning benefit concert in Manchester

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:10pm

Ariana Grande has vowed to return to Manchester, England, to give a concert to raise money for the victims of Monday's deadly bombing at her show there.

Detroit man cleared of 1992 murder says 'justice prevailed'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:10pm

The Latest on a decision to throw out a Detroit man's murder conviction after 25 years (all times local):

Prison transport van hijacked; 1 inmate still on the lam

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:10pm

An inmate being transported from a Minnesota state prison in St. Cloud to the prison in Lino Lakes hijacked a transport van full of other prisoners and escaped.

US citizen says she was detained by immigration agents

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:10pm

A Southern California woman has taken the first step toward suing county and federal officials after she says she was detained by immigration authorities for deportation even though she is an American citizen.

Clinton: Trump budget an 'attack of unimaginable cruelty'

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:49pm

Hillary Clinton peppered her Wellesley College commencement address Friday with barbs aimed at her rival in last year's presidential election, criticizing President Donald Trump's budget proposal as a mean-spirited "con."

The Latest: Alabama raced clock to execute inmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:40pm

The Latest on Alabama's execution of inmate Tommy Arthur (all times local):

New 'Blue Lives Matter' laws raise concerns among activists

Jim Salter and David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:35pm

Following a spike in deadly attacks on police, more than a dozen states have responded this year with "Blue Lives Matter" laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforcement officers, raising concern among some civil rights activists of a potential setback in police-community relations.

Feds: Man tried to bite flight attendant, jumped from plane

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:14pm

Federal authorities say an airline passenger tried to bite a flight attendant, then jumped out of the aircraft and onto the tarmac at a North Carolina airport.

Tennessee governor signs NRA-backed metal detector gun bill

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:05pm

Many Tennessee city and county buildings, parks and buses will either have to buy metal detectors, hire security guards and check people's bags, or let handgun permit holders bring in their guns, under a law signed Friday by Gov. Bill Haslam.

Suspect in St. Louis-area shootings arrested in Tennessee

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:56am

A man wanted in connection with two fatal shootings in the St. Louis area was arrested after being found walking naked along a small-town street in Tennessee, police said Friday.

Mortuary chief: Glenn's remains were given 'impeccable care'

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:56am

As Air Force officials investigate allegations that inspectors were invited to view the remains of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn at Dover Air Force Base, a military mortuary chief says Glenn's remains were treated with "impeccable care."

Report: More Americans with Alzheimer's are dying at home

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:56am

One in 4 Alzheimer's deaths in the United States are now occurring at home — a startling increase that marks a shift away from hospitals and nursing homes, according to a report released Thursday.

The Latest: Prosecutor says nurse could have killed dozens

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:56am

The Latest on a former nurse imprisoned in Texas who's suspected in the deaths of dozens of infants (all times local):

Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in '80s

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:49am

A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1984 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the 1981 death of an infant, and authorities said Friday that they think she may have killed up to 60 young children around that time.

Civil War museum closes after spat over Confederate flag

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:48am

This much everyone can agree on: A small Civil War museum, nestled in an old farmhouse at the site of a purported battlefield, has closed its doors and boxed up its Confederate and Union artifacts.

Louisiana considers altering, killing marriage-license bill

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:46am

Lawyers and lawmakers are ramping up efforts to alter or kill the Louisiana law that kept a foreign-born U.S. citizen from getting a marriage license because he couldn't produce a birth certificate.

US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with NKorea on mind

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:46am

Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials said Friday

Sources: Comey acted on Russian intelligence he knew was fake

Dana Bash, Shimon Prokupecz and Gloria Borger, CNN  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:32am

Then-FBI Director James Comey knew that a critical piece of information relating to the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email was fake — created by Russian intelligence — but he feared that if it became public it would undermine the probe and the Justice Department itself, according to multiple officials with knowledge of the process.