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Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:03pm

A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia's most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings.

Lawsuit: Arkansas man died after jail denied medical help

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:03pm

The family of an Arkansas man has filed a federal lawsuit in Texas accusing a for-profit jail and at least 12 guards and nurses of denying him adequate medical care as his health worsened and leaving him to die in his cell.

White House to share information about lobbyist waivers

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:03pm

The White House is preparing to post to its website information about waivers it has granted to ex-lobbyists working in the president's office.

11-year sentence for Woman in fatal silicone injection

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:00pm

A woman has been sentenced to 11 years and three months in prison for performing illegal cosmetic silicone injections — including one that caused a woman's death.

Colonel fighting extradition will get new medicine in jail

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:41pm

A former Salvadoran colonel fighting extradition to Spain will remain in jail after receiving new medicine Friday amid a federal judge's demands that authorities address his health care.

Texas set to embrace new abortion restrictions

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:30pm

The Texas Legislature approved a sweeping package of new abortion limits Friday, despite the legal challenges they're likely to provoke and nearly a year after the U.S. Supreme Court dismantled a 2013 law that prompted more than half the state's abortion clinics to close.

Massive Big Sur landslide could keep highway closed for year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:30pm

Officials say a massive landslide in Big Sur could keep a portion of California's iconic coastal highway closed for a year and cost millions of dollars to fix.

Missouri museum to display Confederate battle flag

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:24pm

At a time Confederate symbols are being purged from public sites, a northeast Missouri museum is putting a restored Confederacy flag on permanent inside display, calling it "a teachable moment."

4 suspended in early release of man in deadly Ohio shootings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:20pm

Four county workers in Ohio are being suspended for the early release of a domestic violence suspect who later killed three people, including a small town police chief.

If FBI wants to talk to Kushner, lawyer says he's ready

Eric Tucker and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:13pm

If the FBI wants to talk to Jared Kushner about his Russian contacts, they won't have to track down the president's son-in-law. Amid reports the FBI is scrutinizing Kushner's encounters, his lawyer says he stands ready to talk to federal investigators as well as Congress about his contacts and his role in Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.

Bullet tests clear Detroit man in prison since 1992

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:13pm

A man who claims Detroit police framed him for a 1992 slaying walked out of prison for the first time in 25 years after new tests showed bullets taken from the victim's body didn't come from a gun that was presented at trial as the murder weapon.

State of Utah refuses to pay Swallow's $1.5M legal bill

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:12pm

The state of Utah has refused to pay $1.5 million in legal bills for a former Utah Attorney General acquitted of bribery and other charges in one of the most high-profile cases in state history, according to a letter made public by the Utah Attorney General on Friday.

Complaint raises questions about Kentucky governor, mansion

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:05pm

The head of a Kentucky government watchdog group said Friday he's seeking an investigation into Gov. Matt Bevin's connection to a Louisville-area mansion that sold for nearly a million dollars below market value.

Workers dangle from cables after partial building collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:05pm

Scaffolding and wet concrete gave way at a building site in the San Francisco Bay Area on Friday, leaving construction workers dangling from metal cables and rebar and injuring at least 19 people, officials said.

Daughter to bury father missing for 50 years in Vietnam

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:05pm

More than half a century ago, Deborah Crosby was sent home from the first grade to find military officers in her living room and her mother distraught: Her father's Navy plane had been shot down in northern Vietnam, and he was presumed dead, though his body had not been found.

Kaine's son, 7 others, charged in protest of pro-Trump event

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:05pm

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine's youngest son was among eight people charged for allegedly disrupting a March rally in support of President Donald Trump.

Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in '80s

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:00pm

A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the death of an infant a year earlier, and authorities said Friday that they think she may have killed up to 60 young children around that time.

All inmates captured after hijacking of prison transport van

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:00pm

An inmate being transported from a Minnesota state prison in St. Cloud to the prison in Lino Lakes hijacked a transport van full of other prisoners and escaped. By Friday evening, all nine inmates had been recaptured.

Ruling: Public interest key in weighing open record cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:52pm

A Kansas judge was wrong to dismiss a woman's lawsuit seeking police body-camera video of her son's shooting, ruling the judge could not deny the open records request simply because it was part of a criminal investigation, an appeals court ruled Friday.