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Police: Man hurling racial slurs kills 2, injures 1 on train

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:31pm

Two people died Friday and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, one of whom was wearing a hijab, police said.

President Carter's national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, has died, his daughter, Mika, says

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:00pm

President Carter's national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, has died, his daughter, Mika, says.

Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:56pm

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.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:53pm

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.

Correction: Killer Nurse story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:40pm

In a story May 25 about the murder indictment against Genene Jones, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of the infant for whose death Jones was previously convicted of murder. She was Chelsea McClellan, not McClelland.

Washington Post: Kushner proposed secret communication channel with Kremlin

Saba Hamedy, CNN  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:34pm

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and trusted aide Jared Kushner discussed creating a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin with Russia's ambassador Sergei Kislyak, The Washington Post reported Friday, citing US officials briefed on intelligence reports.

Texas 'bathroom bill' near collapse over GOP standoff

Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:21pm

A proposed Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people neared collapse Friday over a deadlock between Republicans heeding warnings from big businesses and sports leagues — including Google and the NFL — and social conservatives who drive the state's political agenda.

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

Eric Tucker and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:21pm

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.

Ex-Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in 1980s

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:50pm

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.

2 toddlers found dead in hot car in North Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:10pm

Two toddlers were found dead in a hot car in a rural North Texas neighborhood.

Alaska Natives honored for protecting territory during WWII

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:44pm

Officials on Friday posthumously honored more than a dozen members of a largely Alaska Native citizen militia who protected the U.S. territory from the threat of Japanese invasion during World War II, bringing closure to their families for a service that went unrecognized for decades.

Leery of North Korea, US plans first test of ICBM intercept

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:34pm

Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials said Friday

Fallen Navy pilot's children hug as remains brought home

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:23pm

Deborah Crosby touched her father's flag-draped casket as her three brothers hugged her in a tearful embrace on the tarmac at the San Diego airport Friday — ending a more than half century search to find and bring home the remains of Lt. Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby, shot down as a Navy pilot in the Vietnam War.

The Latest: Activist arrested in beatings at Berkeley rally

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:23pm

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The Latest: Paper says Kushner sought secret Russia channel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:40pm

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2 arrested for trying to force alligator to drink beer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:40pm

Two men who admitted to blowing smoke into a young alligator's mouth and pouring beer down its throat have been charged with harassing wildlife.

California 'anti-fascist' activist charged with assault

Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:30pm

A former San Francisco Bay Area community college philosophy teacher and "anti-fascist" activist was charged Friday with hitting several people in the head with a bicycle lock during a violent clash between supporters and detractors of President Donald Trump last month.

Bear Eyes monument status generates 57K public comments

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:18pm

Tens of thousands of people from across the U.S. have weighed in about whether the new Bears Ears National Monument should be preserved, downsized or rescinded, confirming the monument's center stage position in a review of 27 monuments ordered by President Donald Trump.

Phoenix Comicon prop weapons banned after armed man arrested

Clarice Silber, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:13pm

Jack Young showed up at Phoenix Comicon on Friday dressed as the villain from "Sleeping Beauty," complete with black horns, large feathery wings and green paint.

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.