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Capitol Police say 23 arrested in protests over reform bills

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:00pm

Pennsylvania state Capitol police say 23 people have been arrested as protesters seek to push forward a ban on gifts to lawmakers.

The Latest: Gov: 7-year-old's shooting death 'unacceptable'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:57pm

The Latest on the shooting death of a 7-year-old Kentucky boy (all times local):

Oklahoma pedestrian hit, killed on northern Idaho highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:57pm

Authorities say a woman from Oklahoma was standing in the middle of a northern Idaho highway when she was struck by a car and killed.

Police: Mom killed 2 kids to save them from evil in world

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:57pm

Police in Ohio say a woman told them she fatally shot her two children to save them from the world's evils.

US doctor killed on Everest was climbing tallest peaks

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:57pm

A global adventurer when he wasn't seeing patients in small-town Alabama, Dr. Roland Yearwood recently left his rural home to face the same challenge that could have killed him two years ago: Scaling Mount Everest.

US to extend protections for Haitians 6 months

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:57pm

The Trump administration said Monday it will extend until January a humanitarian program that has allowed roughly 58,000 Haitians to live in the United States, but it is hinting that further extensions are unlikely.

Grassroots school, student efforts confront sexual violence

Justin Pritchard, Gillian Flaccus and Reese Dunklin, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:50pm

A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled on a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed — sexual aggression among classmates.

Police: Man slays neo-Nazi roommates over Islam disrespect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:50pm

A young man arrested after leading police to the bodies of his two roommates told officers he killed them because they were neo-Nazis who disrespected his recent conversion to Islam.

'Shame' spray-painted on Confederate monument in Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:50pm

The word "shame" has been spray-painted on a Confederate monument in Virginia.

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Trump budget promises balance in decade, relies on deep cuts

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:35pm

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.

Horses named 'Salt' and 'Boots' found safe in Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:35pm

A couple of horses that had escaped from their electric-fence enclosure last week in Wyoming have been found safe.

Lawmaker apologizes for calling for lynching

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:28pm

A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments.

Backlash over plans to honor Puerto Rican militant at parade

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:28pm

Organizers of New York City's Puerto Rican Day parade are sticking with their decision to honor a freed militant who once embraced armed resistance to U.S. rule of Puerto Rico, despite a promised boycott by Hispanic police officers and criticism from salsa star Willie Colon.

A look at Fifth Amendment protections invoked by Flynn

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:25pm

The Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination being invoked by President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is a bedrock legal principle. It's enshrined in the Constitution's Bill of Rights and relied on by witnesses before Congress and the courts alike.

The Latest: Instructor: Stabbing victim had promising future

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:25pm

The Latest on the stabbing death of a visiting student at the University of Maryland (all times local):

Judge orders school stabbing suspect to remain behind bars

Jessica Gresko and Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:12pm

A prosecutor asked for patience Monday as authorities investigate the stabbing of a black Army officer, allegedly by a white University of Maryland student, in a possible hate crime on campus.

The Latest: Rep's lynching remark a crime, councilman says

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:10pm

The Latest on comments made by a Mississippi lawmaker over the removal of Confederate monuments (all times local):

Judge denies bail for 3 people in child's shooting death

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:05pm

Three people accused of killing a 6-year-old boy in Mississippi were denied bail Monday as prosecutors consider whether to seek the death penalty against one of them.

Letter: Flynn cites 'public frenzy,' invokes 5th Amendment

Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:05pm

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination on Monday and declined to hand over documents sought under subpoena by a Senate panel investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

The Latest: DHS to extend protections for Haitians 6 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:44pm

The Latest on the Trump administration's decision to extend Temporary Protected Status of Haitian immigrants (all times local):