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The Latest: Alabama raced clock to execute inmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:40pm

The Latest on Alabama's execution of inmate Tommy Arthur (all times local):

New 'Blue Lives Matter' laws raise concerns among activists

Jim Salter and David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:35pm

Following a spike in deadly attacks on police, more than a dozen states have responded this year with "Blue Lives Matter" laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforcement officers, raising concern among some civil rights activists of a potential setback in police-community relations.

Clinton: Trump budget an 'attack of unimaginable cruelty'

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:14pm

Hillary Clinton peppered her Wellesley College commencement address Friday with barbs aimed at her rival in last year's presidential election, criticizing President Donald Trump's budget proposal as a mean-spirited "con."

Feds: Man tried to bite flight attendant, jumped from plane

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:14pm

Federal authorities say an airline passenger tried to bite a flight attendant, then jumped out of the aircraft and onto the tarmac at a North Carolina airport.

Tennessee governor signs NRA-backed metal detector gun bill

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:05pm

Many Tennessee city and county buildings, parks and buses will either have to buy metal detectors, hire security guards and check people's bags, or let handgun permit holders bring in their guns, under a law signed Friday by Gov. Bill Haslam.

Suspect in St. Louis-area shootings arrested in Tennessee

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:56am

A man wanted in connection with two fatal shootings in the St. Louis area was arrested after being found walking naked along a small-town street in Tennessee, police said Friday.

Mortuary chief: Glenn's remains were given 'impeccable care'

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:56am

As Air Force officials investigate allegations that inspectors were invited to view the remains of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn at Dover Air Force Base, a military mortuary chief says Glenn's remains were treated with "impeccable care."

Report: More Americans with Alzheimer's are dying at home

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:56am

One in 4 Alzheimer's deaths in the United States are now occurring at home — a startling increase that marks a shift away from hospitals and nursing homes, according to a report released Thursday.

The Latest: Prosecutor says nurse could have killed dozens

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:56am

The Latest on a former nurse imprisoned in Texas who's suspected in the deaths of dozens of infants (all times local):

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

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:49am

A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1984 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the 1981 death of an infant, and authorities said Friday that they think she may have killed up to 60 young children around that time.

Civil War museum closes after spat over Confederate flag

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:48am

This much everyone can agree on: A small Civil War museum, nestled in an old farmhouse at the site of a purported battlefield, has closed its doors and boxed up its Confederate and Union artifacts.

Louisiana considers altering, killing marriage-license bill

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:46am

Lawyers and lawmakers are ramping up efforts to alter or kill the Louisiana law that kept a foreign-born U.S. citizen from getting a marriage license because he couldn't produce a birth certificate.

US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with NKorea on mind

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:46am

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

Sources: Comey acted on Russian intelligence he knew was fake

Dana Bash, Shimon Prokupecz and Gloria Borger, CNN  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:32am

Then-FBI Director James Comey knew that a critical piece of information relating to the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email was fake — created by Russian intelligence — but he feared that if it became public it would undermine the probe and the Justice Department itself, according to multiple officials with knowledge of the process.

Evidence against man accused of driving with pot thrown out

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:30am

An Idaho judge has thrown out evidence against a man accused of having loads of marijuana in his car during a traffic stop.

Thousands offer Zinke their opinion on Bear Ears monument

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:10am

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will have tens of thousands of comments to potentially look over as he prepares a recommendation next month for President Donald Trump about whether the new Bears Ears National Monument should be preserved, downsized or rescinded.

Judge: No Confederate flag T-shirt in officer's retrial

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:04am

The jury in the murder retrial of a white Ohio police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist will not see the officer's undershirt depicting a Confederate battle flag, because a judge ruled Friday that the garment is too prejudicial.

Utah officials introduce search and rescue insurance

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:00am

A program has been introduced this week in Utah allowing residents to pay a small fee to have any potential search and rescue costs waived.

Prosecutors dispute Salvadoran colonel's health care claims

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:55am

A former Salvadoran colonel housed in a Virginia jail and wanted by Spain in the deaths of six clergymen is receiving adequate medical care and should remain imprisoned, prosecutors have argued in a legal filing.

Bullet tests clear Detroit man in prison since 1992

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:55am

A Michigan man in prison for 25 years was released Friday after new tests on bullets still in police storage supported his extraordinary claim that he was convicted with bogus evidence.