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Police: Man slays neo-Nazi roommates over Islam disrespect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:50pm

A young man arrested after leading police to the bodies of his two roommates told officers he killed them because they were neo-Nazis who disrespected his recent conversion to Islam.

'Shame' spray-painted on Confederate monument in Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:50pm

The word "shame" has been spray-painted on a Confederate monument in Virginia.

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Trump budget promises balance in decade, relies on deep cuts

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:35pm

President Donald Trump is proposing to balance the federal budget within a decade by making sharp cuts to social safety-net programs like food stamps and Medicaid and offering optimistic estimates of economic growth and tax revenues to fulfill the promise of a government back in the black.

Horses named 'Salt' and 'Boots' found safe in Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:35pm

A couple of horses that had escaped from their electric-fence enclosure last week in Wyoming have been found safe.

Lawmaker apologizes for calling for lynching

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:28pm

A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments.

Backlash over plans to honor Puerto Rican militant at parade

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:28pm

Organizers of New York City's Puerto Rican Day parade are sticking with their decision to honor a freed militant who once embraced armed resistance to U.S. rule of Puerto Rico, despite a promised boycott by Hispanic police officers and criticism from salsa star Willie Colon.

A look at Fifth Amendment protections invoked by Flynn

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:25pm

The Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination being invoked by President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is a bedrock legal principle. It's enshrined in the Constitution's Bill of Rights and relied on by witnesses before Congress and the courts alike.

The Latest: Instructor: Stabbing victim had promising future

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:25pm

The Latest on the stabbing death of a visiting student at the University of Maryland (all times local):

Judge orders school stabbing suspect to remain behind bars

Jessica Gresko and Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:12pm

A white University of Maryland student accused of stabbing a black man on campus in a possible hate crime will remain behind bars after a judge denied his request for house arrest on Monday.

The Latest: Rep's lynching remark a crime, councilman says

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:10pm

The Latest on comments made by a Mississippi lawmaker over the removal of Confederate monuments (all times local):

Judge denies bail for 3 people in child's shooting death

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:05pm

Three people accused of killing a 6-year-old boy in Mississippi were denied bail Monday as prosecutors consider whether to seek the death penalty against one of them.

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Letter: Flynn cites 'public frenzy,' invokes 5th Amendment

Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:05pm

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination on Monday and declined to hand over documents sought under subpoena by a Senate panel investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

Trump admin to extend protections for Haitians 6 months

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:05pm

The Trump administration said Monday it will extend until January a humanitarian program that has allowed roughly 58,000 Haitians to live in the United States, but it is hinting that further extensions are unlikely.

Police: Mom killed 2 kids to save them from evil in world

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:44pm

Police in Ohio say a woman told them she fatally shot her two children to save them from the world's evils.

The Latest: DHS to extend protections for Haitians 6 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:44pm

The Latest on the Trump administration's decision to extend Temporary Protected Status of Haitian immigrants (all times local):

Small sinkhole opens outside Trump's Florida getaway club

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:44pm

A small sinkhole has opened on the road just outside President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

The Latest: Flynn attorneys cite 'public frenzy against him'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:35pm

The Latest on ongoing investigations into Russia's alleged interference with the U.S. election (all times local):

Massachusetts school backs off ban of hair braid extensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:35pm

A Massachusetts charter school that came under fire for what some students and parents considered a racist policy of banning hair braid extensions has suspended the rule.

Jury selection begins for man accused of killing Baby Doe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:15pm

Jury selection began Monday in the murder trial of a man charged in the killing of a 2-year-old girl whose image was shared by millions of social media users after her body washed up on a Boston Harbor island.

Second lawsuit says Kentucky police framed person for murder

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:15pm

A Tennessee man says he spent five years in jail for a murder he did not commit because a State Police detective and a former Kentucky sheriff lied to protect a man who was related to the detective and had bribed the sheriff.