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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.

Second lawsuit says Kentucky police framed person for murder

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:01pm

A Tennessee man says he spent five years in jail for a murder he did not commit because authorities framed him so they could protect another man who had bribed the sheriff and was related by marriage to a State Police detective.

No bail for suspect in city's 1st murder in nearly a century

Wilson Ring, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:00pm

A suspect in the first murder in Vermont's capital city in nearly a century pleaded not guilty Monday and was ordered held without bail.

Dad of Times Square crash victim leaves note at her memorial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:00pm

The father of a Michigan tourist killed by an out-of-control driver in Times Square left a note at a memorial for his daughter, thanking New Yorkers for their support and saying her loss was a hole in his heart "that can never be filled."

Boy dies after stepping into puddle with downed power line

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:00pm

Authorities say a 14-year-old Texas boy died from electrocution after stepping into a puddle containing a downed power line during a storm that brought heavy rain, hail and strong winds to Laredo.

Minnesota college suspends 13 over hazing; assault alleged

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:53pm

Officials at a small private college say they suspended 13 students over hazing at an initiation into a secret social club that involved extreme alcohol consumption, and police are investigating a reported sexual assault that followed.

Report backs sex abuse claims against 13 at prep school

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:50pm

An independent investigation into sexual misconduct at an elite New Hampshire prep school found credible allegations against 13 former faculty and staff, along with evidence the school failed to either protect students at the time or fully investigate their complaints when asked 17 years ago.

New Jersey Assembly votes to regulate daily fantasy sports

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:50pm

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

US to extend protections for Haitians 6 months

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:46pm

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.

The Latest: Mayor: Lynch remark shows need for talk of race

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:46pm

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

'Resign to run' not required in Idaho, still spurs questions

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:40pm

Like many states across the United States, Idaho doesn't have resign-to-run laws preventing office holders from dedicating time and resources to campaign for another position.

The Latest: Woman faults reckless people in grandson's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:33pm

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

Ohio city braces again for police shooting trial

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:30pm

Prosecutors, attorneys and people across the Cincinnati region have had six months to analyze and debate the hung jury result in the murder trial of a white police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man.

New science standards hope to appease Idaho lawmakers

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:26pm

New revisions to Idaho's K-12 science standards downplay the negative impacts of human activity on climate change as part of the latest attempt to appease Idaho's Republican-controlled Legislature.

Trump budget promises balance in decade, relies on deep cuts

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:23pm

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.

Eastern Idaho woman saves toddler from drowning

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:21pm

An eastern Idaho woman is being called a hero after she spotted a stroller fall into a fast-moving irrigation canal and jumped in to save the little boy strapped inside.

23 arrested in state Capitol in protests over gift-ban bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:20pm

Nearly two dozen people have been arrested inside the Pennsylvania state Capitol as protesters seek to push forward a ban on gifts to lawmakers.

Judge orders school stabbing suspect to remain behind bars

Jessica Gresko and Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:07pm

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.

Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids

Meredith Hoffman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:07pm

Each morning, Joanna Smith's 7-year-old son pulls on a T-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers and heads to school. An honor-roll student who loves science and spelling, he often stays after class to run on the playground with his large group of friends.