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The Latest: Rep's lynching remark a crime, councilman says

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:10pm

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

Judge denies bail for 3 people in child's shooting death

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:05pm

Three people accused of killing a 6-year-old boy in Mississippi were denied bail Monday as prosecutors consider whether to seek the death penalty against one of them.

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

Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:05pm

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.

Trump admin to extend protections for Haitians 6 months

Alicia A. Caldwell and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:05pm

The Trump administration said Monday it will extend until January a humanitarian program that has allowed roughly 58,000 Haitians to live in the United States, but it is hinting that further extensions are unlikely.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:44pm

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

The Latest: DHS to extend protections for Haitians 6 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:44pm

The Latest on the Trump administration's decision to extend Temporary Protected Status of Haitian immigrants (all times local):

Small sinkhole opens outside Trump's Florida getaway club

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:44pm

A small sinkhole has opened on the road just outside President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

The Latest: Stabbing suspect to be held without bond

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:40pm

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

Backlash over plans to honor Puerto Rican militant at parade

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:35pm

Organizers of New York City's Puerto Rican Day parade are sticking with their decision to honor a freed militant who once embraced armed resistance to U.S. rule of Puerto Rico, despite a promised boycott by Hispanic police officers and criticism from salsa star Willie Colon.

The Latest: Flynn attorneys cite 'public frenzy against him'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:35pm

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

Massachusetts school backs off ban of hair braid extensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:35pm

A Massachusetts charter school that came under fire for what some students and parents considered a racist policy of banning hair braid extensions has suspended the rule.

Jury selection begins for man accused of killing Baby Doe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:15pm

Jury selection began Monday in the murder trial of a man charged in the killing of a 2-year-old girl whose image was shared by millions of social media users after her body washed up on a Boston Harbor island.

Second lawsuit says Kentucky police framed person for murder

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:15pm

A Tennessee man says he spent five years in jail for a murder he did not commit because a State Police detective and a former Kentucky sheriff lied to protect a man who was related to the detective and had bribed the sheriff.

Eastern Idaho woman saves toddler from drowning

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:14pm

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.

Flynn's letter to Senate committee cites 'escalating public frenzy' in refusing to turn over records in Russia probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:10pm

Flynn's letter to Senate committee cites 'escalating public frenzy' in refusing to turn over records in Russia probe.

US: Nearly 740,000 foreigners overstayed visas last year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:06pm

The U.S. Homeland Security Department says nearly 740,000 foreigners who were supposed to leave the country during a recent 12-month period overstayed their visas.

Monte Cristo Highway to reopen Thursday after winter closure

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:00pm

State Road 39 will reopen to all traffic for the spring and summer seasons Thursday.

Dad of crash victim leaves note of gratitude in Times Square

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:00pm

The father of a Michigan tourist killed by an out-of-control driver in Times Square has left a note at a makeshift memorial to thank New Yorkers for their support.

Supreme Court strikes down 2 NC congressional districts

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:54am

The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost challenges in other states.

US doctor killed on Everest was climbing tallest peaks

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:40am

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.