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Noose found on tree outside museum in nation's capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:10pm

Authorities say a noose was found hanging from a tree outside a museum in the nation's capital.

Defense secretary references Manchester in West Point speech

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:02pm

The deaths of 22 people at a concert hall in Manchester, England, this week shows the need for institutions like the U.S. Military Academy to produce soldiers willing to battle those who would commit terrorism, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday.

Report: After Pulse massacre, police training needs changes

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:51pm

As a law enforcement foundation reviews how the Orlando Police Department responded to a 2016 mass shooting at a gay nightclub, the organization's staffers say in a paper that police training and protocols may need to change.

Mayor: 'Heroes' died protecting women from anti-Muslim rant

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:11pm

Police said Saturday they'll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of an Oregon man accused of fatally stabbing two men who tried to intervene when the suspect yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim on a Portland light-rail train.

Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

Julie Pace and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:34pm

As he dashed through the Middle East and Europe, Donald Trump looked like a conventional American leader abroad. He solemnly laid a wreath at a Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, had an audience with the pope at the Vatican and stood center stage with Western allies at the annual summits that dominate the diplomatic calendar.

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Clinton by Benghazi families

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:22pm

A federal judge threw out a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton by the parents of two Americans killed in the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, ruling the former secretary of state didn't defame them when disputing allegations that she had lied.

Authorities: Fourth person in Des Moines apartment fire dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 6:51pm

A fourth person has died following a Des Moines apartment blaze, making it one of the city's deadliest fires.

The Latest: FBI assisting investigation in Portland attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 6:10pm

The Latest on a stabbing on a Portland, Oregon, train that left two dead (all times local):

Parents of girl filmed urinating tell school 'do something'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 5:00pm

The parents of a 16-year-old girl who was filmed urinating in a bathroom stall say officials at a California high school aren't doing enough to punish the perpetrator who received a three-day suspension after she admitted to posting the video on social media.

Slain Virginia officer was former Marine, father of 3

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 4:51pm

A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was a father of three and former Marine who founded a youth wrestling club and mentored disadvantaged kids, authorities said.

Man dead in St. Louis after standoff, gunfire with police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 4:40pm

St. Louis police say a man who barricaded himself inside a home repeatedly fired at officers before one of them shot and killed him.

Jet owned by Elvis auctioned after sitting 35 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 4:30pm

A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley has been auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 35 years.

Package that led to Newark airport evacuation deemed safe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 4:30pm

A suspicious package that forced the partial evacuation of a terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport has been determined not to be a threat.

5 Ohio teachers resign after leaving school camp to drink

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 4:10pm

Five Ohio teachers have resigned after they slipped out of a sixth-grade camping trip for drinks and dinner, school district officials announced Friday

The Latest: Trump's praise of leader doesn't match US facts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 4:10pm

The Latest on AP Fact Checks for the previous week (all times local):

The Latest: Former presidents recall Brzezinski's influence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 3:47pm

The Latest on the death of former national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski (all times local):

UK police show photo of concert bomber, ask public for info

Jill Lawless and Mstyslav Chernov, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 3:03pm

British police on Saturday released surveillance-camera images of the Manchester concert bomber on the night of the attack as they appealed for more information about his final days.

Parents of toddler shot in Utah among those unpunished

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 2:45pm

The parents of a 2-year-old Utah boy who was shot and killed by his 3-year-old sister in 2014 weren't charged after investigators determined it was a horrible accident.

2 officers suffer minor injuries in South Carolina shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 2:24pm

Authorities say two police officers are recovering from minor injuries after they were shot chasing a driver who ran from a traffic stop in South Carolina.