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The Latest: Mayor: Lynch remark shows need for talk of race

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:46pm

The Latest on comments made by a Mississippi lawmaker over the removal of Confederate monuments (all times local):

'Resign to run' not required in Idaho, still spurs questions

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:40pm

Like many states across the United States, Idaho doesn't have resign-to-run laws preventing office holders from dedicating time and resources to campaign for another position.

The Latest: Woman faults reckless people in grandson's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:33pm

The Latest on the shooting death of a 7-year-old Kentucky boy (all times local):

Ohio city braces again for police shooting trial

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:30pm

Prosecutors, attorneys and people across the Cincinnati region have had six months to analyze and debate the hung jury result in the murder trial of a white police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man.

New science standards hope to appease Idaho lawmakers

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:26pm

New revisions to Idaho's K-12 science standards downplay the negative impacts of human activity on climate change as part of the latest attempt to appease Idaho's Republican-controlled Legislature.

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Trump budget promises balance in decade, relies on deep cuts

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:23pm

President Donald Trump is proposing to balance the federal budget within a decade by making sharp cuts to social safety-net programs like food stamps and Medicaid and offering optimistic estimates of economic growth and tax revenues to fulfill the promise of a government back in the black.

New Jersey Assembly votes to regulate daily fantasy sports

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:23pm

New Jersey's Democrat-led Assembly has approved legislation to regulate and tax daily fantasy sports.

Eastern Idaho woman saves toddler from drowning

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:21pm

An eastern Idaho woman is being called a hero after she spotted a stroller fall into a fast-moving irrigation canal and jumped in to save the little boy strapped inside.

23 arrested in state Capitol in protests over gift-ban bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:20pm

Nearly two dozen people have been arrested inside the Pennsylvania state Capitol as protesters seek to push forward a ban on gifts to lawmakers.

Judge orders school stabbing suspect to remain behind bars

Jessica Gresko and Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:07pm

A prosecutor asked for patience Monday as authorities investigate the stabbing of a black Army officer, allegedly by a white University of Maryland student, in a possible hate crime on campus.

Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids

Meredith Hoffman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:07pm

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.

Minnesota college suspends 13 over hazing; assault alleged

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:07pm

Officials at a small private college say they suspended 13 students over hazing at an initiation into a secret social club that involved extreme alcohol consumption, and police are investigating a reported sexual assault that followed.

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Letter: Flynn cites 'public frenzy,' invokes 5th Amendment

Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:07pm

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination on Monday and declined to hand over documents sought under subpoena by a Senate panel investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

The Latest: Prosecutor urges patience amid stabbing probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:07pm

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

Dad of crash victim leaves note of gratitude in Times Square

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:00pm

The father of a Michigan tourist killed by an out-of-control driver in Times Square left a note at a memorial for his daughter, thanking New Yorkers for their support and saying her loss was a hole in his heart "that can never be filled."

Oklahoma pedestrian hit, killed on northern Idaho highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:57pm

Authorities say a woman from Oklahoma was standing in the middle of a northern Idaho highway when she was struck by a car and killed.

Police: Mom killed 2 kids to save them from evil in world

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:57pm

Police in Ohio say a woman told them she fatally shot her two children to save them from the world's evils.

US doctor killed on Everest was climbing tallest peaks

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:57pm

A global adventurer when he wasn't seeing patients in small-town Alabama, Dr. Roland Yearwood recently left his rural home to face the same challenge that could have killed him two years ago: Scaling Mount Everest.

Grassroots school, student efforts confront sexual violence

Justin Pritchard, Gillian Flaccus and Reese Dunklin, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:50pm

A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled on a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed — sexual aggression among classmates.

Police: Man slays neo-Nazi roommates over Islam disrespect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:50pm

A young man arrested after leading police to the bodies of his two roommates told officers he killed them because they were neo-Nazis who disrespected his recent conversion to Islam.