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APNewsBreak: NYC police watchdog was rebuked for work jokes

Jake Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:51am

New York's newly named top investigator of police misconduct was himself the subject of workplace complaints, accused among other things of making an inappropriate joke about a colleague's backside and referring to an area where Hispanic employees sit as "el Barrio," according to a confidential report obtained by The Associated Press.

Washington state fire at tourism spot is mostly contained

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:51am

A wildfire burning at a popular Washington state hiking and skiing destination is largely under control after burning for two days.

Idaho university examines safety updates after explosion

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:51am

Officials with the University of Idaho say they have identified 14 recommendations to improve safety and emergency response policies as part of a review of an explosion in a school parking lot that injured four students.

21 indicted in Thailand-to-US sex-trafficking ring

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:50am

Twenty-one people have been indicted in what authorities are calling a sophisticated sex-trafficking ring that brought hundreds of women from Thailand to America and forced them to work as prostitutes.

Caroline Kennedy says she's missed JFK every day of her life

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:40am

President John F. Kennedy's daughter reminisces about her father in a new video released ahead of what would have been his 100th birthday.

Ohio judge rejects motion to dismiss charges against officer

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:32am

Jury selection began Thursday under tight restrictions after a judge rejected a defense motion to dismiss charges in the retrial of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist.

4 inmates hurt in racially motivated Arizona prison fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:30am

Officials say four inmates were injured in a racially motivated brawl involving about 80 prisoners at a privately operated Arizona prison.

Correction: Transgender Children-Texas story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:20am

In a story May 22 about students potentially being exposed as transgender to their classmates, The Associated Press erroneously referred to Anna Eastman as the president of the Houston school district's board of trustees. She is a member of the board, but is no longer its president.

Forecasters predict above-normal Atlantic hurricane season

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:11am

Warm ocean waters could fuel an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season, while storm-suppressing El Nino conditions are expected to be scarce, U.S. government forecasters said Thursday.

No link found between cancer and conditions at Guantanamo

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:10am

U.S. military health experts found no link between several cases of cancer and environmental conditions in an area used for legal proceedings at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, according to a report released Thursday by the Navy.

Oklahoma court upholds convicted killer's death penalty

Ken Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:10am

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the death penalty of a man convicted of killing his girlfriend and her two children in 2010.

Senate panel OKs ex-Sen. Scott Brown to be New Zealand envoy

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:10am

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved the nomination of former Sen. Scott Brown to be U.S. ambassador to New Zealand.

Outdoor Retailer takes show to Denver

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:00am

Two major outdoor recreation trade shows are merging for one big expo to be held in Denver.

Scenic Wyoming byway to be reopened Memorial Day weekend

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:52am

Wyoming officials say a scenic byway is finally ready to be reopened.

Man accused in fatal runway chase recently freed from prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:50am

An Oklahoma man accused of plowing a stolen truck across an airport runway during a police chase then causing a fatal highway crash was recently released from prison after convictions on similar crimes.

Lieberman latest person to withdraw from FBI director search

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:50am

Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman has withdrawn from consideration for the role of FBI director. Lieberman interviewed last week with President Donald Trump, who publicly identified him as a leading candidate.

Propylene leak in New Jersey rail car leads to evacuations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:50am

Propylene is leaking from a rail car in an industrial park in New Jersey, sending a plume of gas into the air and leading to evacuations.

Day care worker charged in infant's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:36am

A day care worker in Maryland who police say fatally assaulted an 8-month-old girl has been charged with murder.

Law criminalizing online harassment may be unconstitutional

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:30am

Utah lawmakers say they hope a new, unique law cuts down on the expanding and increasingly troubling forms of cyber harassment by giving authorities the ability to send the online bullies to jail.

Attorneys: Salvadoran Colonel's health declining in new jail

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:29am

After a judge sought to send an ailing Salvadoran colonel to a prison hospital, the U.S. Marshals Service instead moved him to a different jail that boasts "the lowest cost-per-day for inmate incarceration" in Virginia.