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Man who admitted setting 2 people on fire faces murder count

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:27pm

A Maryland man who pleaded guilty to assault after setting two men on fire more than a year ago now faces a murder charge in the case.

Jury deliberations start in New Jersey father's murder trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:27pm

Jury deliberations have started in the murder trial of a New Jersey man accused of killing his 3-year-old son because the boy had become an impediment to his relationship with a teenage girlfriend.

Boise owners ordered to demolish homes at own expense

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:20pm

The owners of two collapsing houses in Boise have been ordered to demolish the structures at their own expenses.

SUNY provost set to be new University of Missouri chancellor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:19pm

The University of Missouri System is set to hire the provost and executive vice chancellor at the State University of New York to run its flagship campus in Columbia, two years after the previous chancellor resigned amid protests over racial concerns on campus.

Top official says US hasn't verified IS claim on Manchester

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:19pm

The United States' top intelligence official says the U.S. government has not yet verified that the Islamic State group is responsible for the attack in Manchester, England, but called the deadly incident a stark reminder of how serious the terror threat remains.

Storm damages at least a dozen planes at North Texas airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:19pm

Authorities say at least a dozen small planes have been damaged as winds of nearly 50 mph struck a North Texas municipal airport and flipped some aircraft.

Appeals court revives challenge to NSA surveillance practice

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:07pm

A challenge to the government's practice of collecting certain internet communications can move forward, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Lawsuit: Mississippi fails to educate black children equally

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:07pm

Mississippi is denying good schools to African American students in violation of the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, a legal group alleged Tuesday.

Acquitted Tulsa cop who killed unarmed man returns to work

Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:07pm

A white Oklahoma police officer who was acquitted of manslaughter after fatally shooting an unarmed black man is back on the force working "a desk job," her attorney said Tuesday.

Trump administration dropping nuclear waste burial test plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:07pm

The U.S. Department of Energy says it's abandoning a test to determine whether nuclear waste can be buried far underground.

Oklahoma congressman wants to chair House oversight panel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:07pm

Oklahoma Congressman Steve Russell says he wants to chair the U.S. House committee that has been poised to investigate President Donald Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey.

Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:55pm

A massive landslide along an iconic coastal highway in California has buried the road under a 40-foot layer of rock and dirt, the latest hit after a winter of crippling slides and flooding.

Barrasso says focus of health care overhaul is lower costs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:55pm

Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso says the focus of Republicans crafting a new health care law is on lowering premiums.

Louisville police seek help in finding 7-year-old's killer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:55pm

Two days after a stray bullet struck a 7-year-old Kentucky boy as he ate cake at his kitchen table, Louisville police are pleading for help in tracking down the child's killer.

Idaho to receive $193K in Target data breach settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:55pm

Officials with Attorney General Lawrence Wasden's office say Idaho will receive nearly $193,000 in settlement funds from Target Corp. over a massive data breach that occurred before Christmas in 2013.

New Utah GOP head ready to take moderate step to end lawsuit

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:47pm

The newly elected chair of the Utah GOP is vowing to move past a contentious lawsuit that's left the party deep in debt, a step in a moderate direction that could heal divisions in the party.

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Trump budget: More for the military, less for the poor

Andrew Taylor and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:46pm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday sent Congress a $4.1 trillion federal spending plan that promises faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs for the poor in a bid to balance the government's books over the next decade.

Russia-Trump campaign contacts a concern, ex-CIA chief says

Eileen Sullivan and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:25pm

Former CIA Director John Brennan told Congress Tuesday he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the U.S. presidential election and was so concerned about Russian contacts with people involved in the Trump campaign that he convened top counterintelligence officials to focus on it.

Graduation day bittersweet for slain black scholar's friends

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:17pm

A black Bowie State University student who police say was fatally stabbed by a white stranger was honored Tuesday at the commencement ceremony where he would have walked across the stage.