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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.

Man who admitted setting 2 people on fire faces murder count

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

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.

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.

Closing arguments held in New Jersey father's murder trial

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

Closing arguments have been made 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.

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.

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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.

Bill could turn back page, return power to Texas board of ed

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:16pm

The often-combative Texas Board of Education would expand its ability to reject textbooks it doesn't like, rolling back limits that have been in place for more than two decades, under a proposal on the verge of clearing the state Legislature.

Correction: Tribal Roads-Schools story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:10pm

In a May 22 story about a federal report on the maintenance and condition of roads on tribal lands, The Associated Press misidentified the Government Accountability Office as the General Accounting Office. The headline also has been changed to better reflect the story.

‘Pray for Manchester:’ The world mourns after 22 die in attack

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:45pm

As news of the attack spread throughout the world, celebrities, fans and friends of those who attended the concert took to social media to express their sadness, grief and heartache.

Police: Woman caused $350K in damage at ex-husband's home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:34pm

State police have charged a 61-year-old New York woman with causing more than $350,000 in damage to artwork, antiques and other personal property at her ex-husband's home.

Neighbor charged in Ohio fire that killed 5 kids, 2 adults

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:33pm

A neighbor of a family that died in a house fire was charged Tuesday with intentionally setting it ablaze, killing two adults and five children.