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AP Exclusive: Suspected drug thefts persist at VA centers

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 2:04pm

Federal authorities are investigating dozens of new cases of possible opioid and other drug theft by employees at Veterans Affairs hospitals, a sign the problem isn't going away as more prescriptions disappear.

Protest sparks Texas lawmaker threats of gun violence

Meredith Hoffman and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 2:04pm

Hundreds of protesters opposing Texas' tough new anti-"sanctuary cities" law launched a raucous demonstration from the public gallery in the Texas House on Monday, briefly halting work and prompting lawmakers on the floor below to scuffle — and even threaten gun violence — as tense divides over hardline immigration policies boiled over.

Deputy slain in Mississippi rampage had worked in ministry

Emily Wagster Pettus and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:56pm

A Mississippi deputy killed in a shooting rampage had worked in Christian ministry before going into law enforcement, and liked doing puppet shows to deliver uplifting messages to children.

Authorities: Girl hurt in 60-foot fall at Iowa state park

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:50pm

Authorities say an 8-year-old girl has been injured after falling 60 feet (18 meters) at a state park in eastern Iowa.

Zealous prosecutor leading review of violent crime in cities

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:45pm

A zealous prosecutor who was crucial in writing the Justice Department's new policy encouraging harsher punishments for criminals is now turning his attention to hate crimes, marijuana and the ways law enforcement seizes suspects' cash and property.

The Latest: Trump honors fallen in Memorial Day address

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:40pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's Memorial Day observance (all times local):

The Latest: Republican says shooting threat was self-defense

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:40pm

The Latest on a protest at the Texas state Capitol over a new law that compels local police to enforce federal immigration law (all times local):

Ray Pfeifer, firefighter, voice for 9/11 health care, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:11pm

A retired New York City firefighter who spent months at the World Trade Center site digging through debris after the 9/11 attack and then fought for health care for first responders even when wracked with late-stage cancer has died.

The Leonardo museum 'Fix-It Clinic' repairs, reduces waste

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:00pm

Members of The Leonardo museum and the Utah Recycling Alliance has come together to host a "Fix-It Clinic" for people to bring in broken and outdated appliances and learn how to repair them.

The Latest: 1 hurt by driver firing AK-47 on Florida highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 12:50pm

The Latest on a shooting on a Florida highway (all times local):

Woman killed after her motorcycle collides with truck

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 12:40pm

A woman has been killed after the motorcycle she was riding failed to negotiate a turn.

Mom praises men killed defending daughter in Portland attack

Martha Bellisle and Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 12:24pm

The mother of one of the girls who was the target of a hate-filled rant against Muslims on a Portland train has said she is overwhelmed with gratitude and sadness for the strangers who were stabbed to death when they came to her daughter's defense.

Critically hurt Maine police officer suffered head injury

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 12:14pm

The family of Maine police officer in critical condition two days after being injured when he was thrown from boat on the Saco River says the 20-year-old officer suffered "intensive head trauma."

Victim, suspect identified in Twin Falls fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 12:14pm

The Twin Falls County Coroner's Office has identified a Twin Falls man as the victim of a fatal shooting.

Father dies, son survives in Snake River boating accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 12:14pm

A father is dead but his son survived after their boat hit a rock in the Snake River.

A sampling of VA drug-theft prosecutions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 12:14pm

sometimes to the harm of patients.

Young giraffe dies at Pennsylvania zoo after neck injury

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:53am

A young giraffe recently brought to a Pennsylvania zoo has died after injuring his neck during unexplained aggressive behavior, zoo officials said.

Police: Tiger Woods arrested in Florida for DUI

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:29am

Police say golf great Tiger Woods has been arrested on a DUI charge in Florida.

Police: Parking dispute escalates to fatal shooting; 2 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:24am

An argument over a parking space in a crowded tourist district escalated into two fatal shootings, including one involving police officers, authorities said Monday.

The Latest: Mother to victims: 'You will always be our hero'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:20am

The Latest on fatal stabbings in Portland, Oregon (all times local):