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7-year-old Louisville boy killed by stray gunfire

Bruce Schreiner and Rebecca Reynolds Yonker, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:34pm

A 7-year-old boy was shot in the head by a stray bullet from a nearby fight as he played on his iPad and ate cake at his kitchen table, police said, leaving a grieving grandmother and the governor of Kentucky decrying the senselessness of random gunfire.

Oklahoma school apologizes for Hitler yearbook quotation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:34pm

The principal of an Oklahoma high school is apologizing after its yearbook featured a quotation attributed to Adolf Hitler.

Man dies in California botulism outbreak from nacho-cheese

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:28pm

One of at least 10 people apparently sickened by nacho-cheese dip sold at a Northern California gas station has died, health officials said Monday.

Senate votes to confirm Iowa governor as ambassador to China

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:26pm

The Republican-led Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to be U.S. ambassador to China, sending Terry Branstad from the governor's office in Iowa to the American Embassy in Beijing.

6-year-old's plea to end violence goes viral

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:20pm

A 6-year-old St. Louis boy's plea for an end to violence has been viewed by tens of thousands of people.

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Flynn rejects Trump-Russia probe subpoena; Dems say he lied

Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:14pm

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in rebuffing a subpoena Monday in the investigation into Russia's election meddling. Then a top House Democrat cited new evidence he said appeared to show Flynn lied on a security clearance background check.

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Trump budget promises balance in decade, relies on deep cuts

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:14pm

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.

The Latest: Senate confirms Iowa governor as China envoy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:14pm

The Latest on the Senate vote on China ambassador (all times local):

Teacher suspended after students' racially charged remarks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:10pm

A North Carolina teacher was suspended after a review found that students frequently joked about Nazis and the Holocaust and a white student told a black classmate that he should name his children "Crackhead and Convict."

The Latest: House oversight panel postpones Russia hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:10pm

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

The Latest: 1 bullet found in suicide attempt turned killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:10pm

The Latest on a man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend while trying to kill himself (all times local):

Ohio girl pleads 'true' to lesser charge in dad's slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:08pm

A 15-year-old Ohio girl charged in the fatal shooting of her sleeping father has pleaded "true" to a reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter Monday.

Police: Man wearing fedora, mask over eyes breaks into home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:00pm

Police in New Jersey are trying to track down a burglar who wore a fedora and thin mask over his eyes when he broke into a home.

Authorities: Man dies in California botulism outbreak from nacho-cheese

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:00pm

Authorities: Man dies in California botulism outbreak from nacho-cheese.

Wyoming's snowpack increases over last week

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:55pm

The late spring snowstorm that hit Wyoming last week has boosted the state's snowpack.

New Jersey Assembly votes to regulate daily fantasy sports

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:54pm

New Jersey's Democrat-led Assembly on Monday approved legislation to regulate and tax daily fantasy sports.

Small sinkhole opens outside Trump's Florida getaway club

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:50pm

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

Prosecutor: Too early to call school stabbing a hate crime

Jessica Gresko and Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:48pm

Authorities appealed for patience Monday from two college communities reacting in shock, fear and anger after a white University of Maryland student was arrested in what police called the unprovoked stabbing of a black Bowie State University student.

Mississippi lawmaker apologizes for calling for lynching

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:13pm

A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments, only after his comment sparked broad condemnation in both states.