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Key figures in trial of officer who killed Philando Castile

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:52am

A Minnesota police officer goes on trial this week in the killing of a black motorist that drew additional attention when video of the shooting's aftermath was streamed live on Facebook.

Minnesota officer charged in Castile shooting goes on trial

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:52am

The graphic video showing Philando Castile's final moments after he was shot by a Minnesota police officer made headlines nearly a year ago and led to calls for changes in policing. But another video could emerge as key evidence in the case against St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez, who goes on trial for manslaughter this week.

Police: Tiger Woods arrested in Florida for DUI

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:52am

Police say golf great Tiger Woods has been arrested on a DUI charge in Florida.

Work as cop molded view of prosecutor key to US crime review

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:40am

A longtime prosecutor who played a key role in writing the Justice Department's new policy encouraging harsher punishments for criminals is now turning to fighting violence in cities.


Trump marks Memorial Day with Arlington visit

Eli Watkins, CNN  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:32am

President Donald Trump honored U.S. service members who made the ultimate sacrifice when he visited Arlington National Cemetery in recognition of Memorial Day Monday morning.

The Latest: Trump places wreath at Arlington

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:30am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's Memorial Day observance (all times local):

Vehicle hits children on Ohio street, killing 2 girls

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:20am

A vehicle struck four young people on a northeast Ohio street, leaving two girls dead.

Pastor who urged peace after cop's mistrial may reprise role

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:14am

A Cincinnati pastor, who served as a voice for the family of a black man killed by a police officer, won praise last year from a high-ranking police official for helping the community navigate the turmoil of the officer's mistrial. He is expected to reprise his role during the officer's retrial.

The Latest: Accused shooter faces capital murder charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:14am

The Latest in a shooting in Mississippi that left eight people dead (all times local):

Relative 'devastated' after shooting kills 8 in Mississippi

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:05am

Head in hands, his voice strained, Vincent Mitchell sat outside his little yellow home and tried to make sense of how a family dispute led to a rampage that killed eight people, including the deputy who tried to keep them safe.

3 of 4 Idaho GOP governor candidates have voted frequently

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:01am

Four Republican candidates are vying to be Idaho's next governor, a race that's expected to be one of the state's most competitive in 2018.

JFK's life, legacy is celebrated on his centennial

Crystal Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 8:43am

The life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy, who died at 46, will be celebrated on the day he would have turned 100.

Police: Parking dispute escalates to fatal shooting; 2 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 8:40am

Two men were fatally shot after an argument over a parking space in a crowded Florida tourist district.

The Latest: JFK's life, legacy celebrated on centennial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 8:33am

The Latest on celebrating the life and legacy of John F. Kennedy on the day he would have turned 100 (all times local):

A sister uses her gifts to send messages to fallen soldier

Martha Irvine, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 8:14am

She begins each time by sharpening her tools, with the sound of metal on metal echoing through the sunlit old house she calls both home and workshop. Making a violin is a methodical art. For Sonja St. John, that structure is a necessity — and the routine, in many ways, a saving grace.

Judges weigh law cutting governor's elections oversight role

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 7:50am

Lawyers for North Carolina's new Democratic governor say a new law could increase confusion in future elections, leave unethical politicians unpunished and allow campaign finance tricks to continue unabated.

Old South monument backers embrace "Confederate Catechism"

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 7:30am

Sometimes it seems like the impassioned people who want to preserve Confederate monuments across the South are reading a different history book than the rest of the nation.

Police: Suspect killed in North Carolina had stolen gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 7:02am

Police say a man shot to death by an officer in a suburban North Carolina neighborhood had a gun he had just stolen.

Kelly defends plan for Russia back channel as a 'good thing'

Hope Yen and Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 6:13am

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is defending an alleged effort by top White House adviser Jared Kushner to create back-channel communications with Russia as a "good thing," while the Trump administration sought to quell mounting questions over secret ties to the Kremlin.