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Oklahoma inmate dies after being hit with pepper balls

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:56pm

An autopsy report shows an inmate who died at an Oklahoma jail was hit more than a dozen times by pepper balls as officers tried to subdue him.

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Appeals court deals blow to Trump administration travel ban

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:56pm

President Donald Trump's revised travel ban "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination," a federal appeals court said Thursday in ruling against the ban that targets six Muslim-majority countries.

3 federal prison guards charged with sex abuse of inmates

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:44pm

A federal prison guard supervisor charged with repeatedly raping a female inmate who he knew spoke little English and would be turned over to immigration authorities was among three guards arrested Thursday in a prison sexual abuse scandal, authorities said.

US immigration agents eat, arrest 3 at Michigan restaurant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:44pm

The owner of a Michigan restaurant says U.S. immigration agents who were conducting enforcement at the business ate breakfast before arresting three workers.

FBI misses deadline to turn over Comey memos on Trump

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:44pm

The FBI says it needs more time to consider a request by Congress to turn over memos and other documents related to meetings between former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald Trump.

President Obama's favorite college professor dies at age 69

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:44pm

A professor at Southern California's Occidental College, who was credited by Barack Obama with sparking the future president's interest in politics, has died at age 69.

Ex-coroner defends officials' right to use racial slurs

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:38pm

A former South Carolina coroner is unapologetic over his usage of a racial slur toward a black neighbor, saying in a deposition filed in court this week as part of a federal lawsuit that he and other white officeholders are justified in using such language.

Some 'Silent Service' vets cringe at Trump's sub disclosure

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:28pm

Some veterans of the Navy's "Silent Service" are cringing at news that President Donald Trump disclosed the whereabouts of two submarines that are part of an undersea force that prides itself on stealth.

Idaho man accused of bribing young boys faces new charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:28pm

Idaho officials say a man accused of convincing more than 40 boys across various states and countries to send him pornographic videos is facing new charges.

Texas pushes ahead with 'bathroom bill' as others shy away

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:28pm

A push for a "bathroom bill" in Texas is coming down to the wire even as proposed restroom restrictions for transgender people have largely faltered in legislatures across the U.S.

Suspect killed, deputy wounded in shooting near Los Angeles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:16pm

A gunbattle during a traffic stop near Los Angeles left a suspect dead and a sheriff's deputy wounded, authorities said Thursday.

The Latest: Appeals court refuses to block execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:16pm

The Latest on the scheduled execution of Alabama prisoner Tommy Arthur (all times local):

Senate acts on Trump pick, promotes judge to appeals court

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:08pm

The Senate on Thursday filled the first federal appeals court vacancy in more than a year, promoting a trial court judge who is close to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

DNA analysis identifies Minnesota man killed at Pearl Harbor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:08pm

The remains of a Minnesota sailor killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 are finally being returned to his hometown.

Probe: US bomb set off IS-planted devices in Mosul tragedy

Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:08pm

The United States acknowledged Thursday that bombing an Iraqi building in March set off a series of Islamic-State planted explosives, resulting in more than 100 civilian deaths and underscoring the difficulty of rooting out the extremist group's fighters from its remaining urban strongholds.

Wisconsin woman jumps on hood of her SUV to prevent theft

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:00pm

A Wisconsin woman pumping gas near downtown Milwaukee stopped a thief from stealing her SUV by jumping on its hood and clinging to the windshield wipers as the man tried to drive away in her vehicle.

House GOP sticking with Montana candidate despite assault

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:30pm

House Republicans stuck with their candidate in Montana's special House race Thursday even though he was charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly slamming a reporter to the ground.

University suspends fraternity investigated for sex assaults

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:30pm

A Drexel University fraternity under investigation for three reported sexual assaults has been suspended by the Philadelphia school for five years for alcohol violations.

Nebraska prison revolt began with spat over alcohol

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:30pm

Officials say a deadly uprising at a Nebraska prison began because inmates were angry that prison staffers had confiscated 150 pounds (68 kilograms) of homemade alcohol from them.