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'I won't give up': Death row inmate seeks execution reprieve

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:07pm

The man derisively called the "Houdini" of death row by victims' advocates is asking the courts to halt his execution for an eighth time, saying Alabama's execution method won't properly sedate him before he's injected with drugs to stop his heart and lungs.

Trump said to praise 'great job' in Philippine drug fight

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:07pm

President Donald Trump praised the Philippines' president for an "unbelievable job" in a fight against illegal drugs that has left thousands dead and drawn condemnation from American lawmakers, according to a leaked transcript of their telephone conversation last month.

Ex-officer who shot teen sentenced to 3 months in jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:07pm

A former Virginia police officer who fatally shot an 18-year-old man has been sentenced to three months in jail.

Oklahoma trooper says 1 dead after truck crosses runway

Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:54pm

The driver of a stolen utility truck crashed through a fence at a Tulsa airport and into oncoming freeway traffic, where it plowed head-on into a car and killed one person early Wednesday, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Court: US gun ban doesn't apply to city domestic abuse laws

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:50pm

An appeals court says someone convicted of a misdemeanor domestic battery under a city ordinance can legally have a gun.

Kayaker still missing days after accident that killed friend

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:49pm

Searchers outside Pittsburgh are continuing to look for a kayaker who has been missing since a weekend boating accident that killed her friend.

Lawyer accused of deportation threat to silence rape victim

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:49pm

A Maryland defense attorney and his interpreter are charged with trying to intimidate a rape victim by raising the possibility of deportation if she testified against their client.

Authorities: man injured in exchange of gunfire with police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:49pm

Police just outside Atlanta say a man was critically injured during an exchange of gunfire with officers.

Ohio police: Man holding woman by neck is killed by officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:49pm

Police say an officer responding to a 911 call in Ohio shot and killed a man who was holding an 18-year-old woman by the neck.

Suspect in Ohio house fire that killed 7 is denied bond

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:40pm

A man accused of setting a house fire that killed seven of his neighbors was denied bond Wednesday at his first court appearance.

Fires targeting property of police, firefighters in Arkansas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:39pm

Authorities in a small Arkansas town say local police and firefighters are being targeted by suspicious fires and vandalism.

Sister: Brother's shooter 'sick and twisted'

Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:39pm

who federal investigators said was an avowed neo-Nazi — because her brother needed an inexpensive place to sleep in Florida while he was looking for work, not because he shared his views.

Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill, wants changes made

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:39pm

Republican Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have made Vermont the ninth state to legalize recreational marijuana but indicated that he was willing to work with the Legislature on a compromise.

Jurors in dad's murder trial reviewing video, conversation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:39pm

Jurors are taking another look at some evidence as they deliberate in the murder trial of a man accused of killing his 3-year-old son because the boy hindered his relationship with a teenage girlfriend.

Idaho man sentenced to 'rider' program for fatal hit-and-run

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:39pm

An Idaho driver who hit and killed a man then fled the scene has been ordered to serve up to one year in a "rider" prison rehabilitation program.

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Trump budget chief defends plan in face of opposition

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:38pm

The White House budget chief on Wednesday delivered a spirited defense of President Donald Trump's proposal to slash programs from food stamps to health care for the poor in the face of strong Democratic opposition and Republican skepticism.

Death row inmates' last words: Apologies, thanks, defiance

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:21pm

Georgia inmate J.W. Ledford Jr. used his final moments to quote from the movie "Cool Hand Luke" and toss out an insult.

Video appears to show Texas officer striking teenage girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:21pm

The San Antonio Police Department is reviewing police body camera footage after a bystander posted video online that appears to show an officer punching an eighth-grade girl three or four times outside a birthday party last weekend.

South Dakota jury finds consultant not guilty in pot case

James Nord, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:21pm

A South Dakota jury on Wednesday cleared a consultant of drug charges after he helped an American Indian tribe develop a marijuana resort that the tribe once hoped would bring in as much as $2 million a month in profit.

Kim Reynolds sworn in as Iowa's 1st female governor

Barbara Rodriguez and Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:21pm

Kim Reynolds was sworn in as Iowa's governor on Wednesday, becoming the state's first woman to hold the job after taking over for longtime Gov. Terry Branstad the same day he was sworn in as the U.S. ambassador to China.