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STORY REMOVED: BC-US--Voting Rights-Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:59pm

The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about Texas Republicans' efforts to change a state voter ID law that has been deemed discriminatory by the courts. The changes have not yet been approved.

Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:58pm

A massive landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean is the latest natural disaster to hit a California community that relies heavily on an iconic coastal highway and tourism to survive.

Louisville police seek help in finding 7-year-old's killer

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:58pm

Two days after a stray bullet smashed through a kitchen window and struck a 7-year-old boy as he ate cake, Louisville police pleaded for help Tuesday in tracking down the child's killer.

A judge declares a mistrial in the case of former New Mexico deputy charged in the shooting death of a fellow deputy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:58pm

A judge declares a mistrial in the case of former New Mexico deputy charged in the shooting death of a fellow deputy.

The Latest: State highway damage from winter storms tops $1B

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:40pm

The Latest on a massive highway rockslide in Big Sur, California (all times local):

Acquitted Tulsa cop who killed unarmed man returns to work

Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:40pm

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.

Experts: Lack of communication before plane disturbance

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:40pm

A man acted strangely long before he caused a disturbance on a plane that prompted fighter jets to accompany it to Hawaii, but a lack of communication and an airline's hesitancy to be caught on video booting a passenger could have played a role in allowing him to fly, experts say.

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Trump budget keeps pledges: Cuts for poor, more for military

Andrew Taylor and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:40pm

President Donald Trump fulfilled a major campaign promise Tuesday, proposing a $4.1 trillion budget plan that would upend Washington in a big way. But he drew rebukes, even from some Republican allies, for the plan's jarring, politically unrealistic cuts to the social safety net for the poor and a broad swath of other domestic programs.

House OKs revamp of VA appeals in bid to cut claims backlog

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:40pm

The House easily approved legislation Tuesday to cut the time it takes for the Department of Veterans Affairs to handle appeals from veterans unhappy with their disability payouts, an effort to reduce a rapidly growing claims backlog without adding billions in government costs.

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Russia-Trump campaign contacts a concern, ex-CIA chief says

Eileen Sullivan and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:40pm

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.

Flight disturbance timeline

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:20pm

Fighter jets were scrambled to escort an American Airlines flight to Honolulu after a disruptive passenger's laptop caused fear among flight attendants that it may contain explosives. Here's a timeline of events involving Anil Uskanli's travel to Hawaii.

No charges planned over protest of college guest speaker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:10pm

A Vermont police department says it doesn't plan to file criminal charges in the March protest of a college guest speaker who co-wrote a book discussing racial differences in intelligence.

6 years later, memorial for Giffords mass shooting struggles

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:07pm

Survivors of the mass shooting that left former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords severely wounded are pleading with the public to help pay for a long-planned memorial after state funding fell through during this year's session of the Arizona Legislature.

National Guard to test residential wells for toxic plume

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:07pm

The Michigan National Guard plans to test residential drinking wells near its main training facility after a plume of toxic chemicals was discovered in groundwater.

Suspect in '95 Bosnian mass killings returned to Serbia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:07pm

A man wanted in connection with a 1995 genocide that took place during Bosnia's civil war has been returned to his native Serbia to face charges.

Bizarre elk poaching case in Nevada nets 3 convictions

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:07pm

An 18-month investigation into big-game poaching in Nevada has netted three convictions on charges ranging from the illegal killing of three trophy elk to interfering with state investigators.

The Latest: Senate intel panel to subpoena Flynn companies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:00pm

The Latest on investigations into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election (all times local):

Jury deliberations start in New Jersey father's murder trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:55pm

Jurors began deliberating Tuesday whether a New Jersey man killed his 3-year-old son because the boy had become an impediment to his relationship with a teenage girlfriend, and whether the father should be convicted of murder.

Senate intelligence committee to subpoena two of former national security adviser Mike Flynn's businesses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:55pm

Senate intelligence committee to subpoena two of former national security adviser Mike Flynn's businesses.

'Fly the flag'? Rift in Mississippi over Confederate symbol

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:48pm

As a warm breeze wafts in from the Gulf of Mexico, Carol Mize paces across the street from Biloxi's white marble City Hall. In one hand, she carries a Mississippi flag and in the other, a sign with the slogan: "Fly the flag, Mayor."