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Senate acts on Trump pick, promotes judge to appeals court

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:08pm

The Senate on Thursday filled the first federal appeals court vacancy in more than a year, promoting a trial court judge who is close to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

DNA analysis identifies Minnesota man killed at Pearl Harbor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:08pm

The remains of a Minnesota sailor killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 are finally being returned to his hometown.

Probe: US bomb set off IS-planted devices in Mosul tragedy

Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:08pm

The United States acknowledged Thursday that bombing an Iraqi building in March set off a series of Islamic-State planted explosives, resulting in more than 100 civilian deaths and underscoring the difficulty of rooting out the extremist group's fighters from its remaining urban strongholds.

Wisconsin woman jumps on hood of her SUV to prevent theft

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:00pm

A Wisconsin woman pumping gas near downtown Milwaukee stopped a thief from stealing her SUV by jumping on its hood and clinging to the windshield wipers as the man tried to drive away in her vehicle.

Some 'Silent Service' vets cringe at Trump's sub disclosure

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:30pm

Some veterans of the Navy's "Silent Service" are cringing at news that President Donald Trump disclosed the whereabouts of two submarines that are part of an undersea force that prides itself on stealth.

House GOP sticking with Montana candidate despite assault

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:30pm

House Republicans stuck with their candidate in Montana's special House race Thursday even though he was charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly slamming a reporter to the ground.

University suspends fraternity investigated for sex assaults

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:30pm

A Drexel University fraternity under investigation for three reported sexual assaults has been suspended by the Philadelphia school for five years for alcohol violations.

Nebraska prison revolt began with spat over alcohol

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:30pm

Officials say a deadly uprising at a Nebraska prison began because inmates were angry that prison staffers had confiscated 150 pounds (68 kilograms) of homemade alcohol from them.

Pilot killed in helicopter crash at Delaware industrial park

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:30pm

A medical helicopter has crashed behind a building in a Delaware industrial park, killing the pilot. No other injuries have been reported.

Wyoming 2017 wildfire season predicted to be about average

Bob Moen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:30pm

State forester Bill Crapser says most of Wyoming is predicted to have slightly below average to average large wildfires this year.

Oklahoma court upholds convicted killer's death penalty

Ken Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:11pm

An Oklahoma appeals court on Thursday upheld the death penalty of a man convicted of killing his girlfriend and her two children then burning their mobile home in 2010.

21 indicted in Thailand-to-US sex-trafficking ring

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:11pm

Hundreds of women were brought from Thailand to the U.S. and forced to be "modern day sex slaves," according to an indictment that charges 21 people in what authorities called a sophisticated sex-trafficking ring that used an elaborate money laundering scheme to conceal millions of dollars in earnings.

House speaker calls Erdogan visit violence 'indefensible'

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:10pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that the violence against peaceful protesters by bodyguards for Turkey's president was "completely indefensible," as members of Congress pressed the Trump administration for a more forceful U.S. response.

Idaho man accused of bribing young boys faces new charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:10pm

Idaho officials say a man accused of convincing 40 boys across various states and countries to send him pornographic videos is facing new charges.

Attorney general warns gang members: 'We're targeting you'

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:51am

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a warning Thursday to gang members in Tennessee and around the country, saying their criminal networks will be devastated as police and prosecutors take a stronger stance on fighting violent crime.

APNewsBreak: NYC police watchdog was rebuked for work jokes

Jake Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:51am

New York's newly named top investigator of police misconduct was himself the subject of workplace complaints, accused among other things of making an inappropriate joke about a colleague's backside and referring to an area where Hispanic employees sit as "el Barrio," according to a confidential report obtained by The Associated Press.

Washington state fire at tourism spot is mostly contained

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:51am

A wildfire burning at a popular Washington state hiking and skiing destination is largely under control after burning for two days.

Idaho university examines safety updates after explosion

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:51am

Officials with the University of Idaho say they have identified 14 recommendations to improve safety and emergency response policies as part of a review of an explosion in a school parking lot that injured four students.

Caroline Kennedy says she's missed JFK every day of her life

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:40am

President John F. Kennedy's daughter reminisces about her father in a new video released ahead of what would have been his 100th birthday.

Ohio judge rejects motion to dismiss charges against officer

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:32am

Jury selection began Thursday under tight restrictions after a judge rejected a defense motion to dismiss charges in the retrial of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist.