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Florida Highway Patrol dealing with trooper shortage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:29pm

The number of speeding tickets issued by the Florida Highway Patrol has dropped for three straight years as the agency deals with a shortage of troopers.

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

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:29pm

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.

Missouri museum to display Confederate battle flag

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:29pm

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."

Louisiana considers altering, killing marriage-license bill

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:19pm

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.

Officials investigate photos of gator forced to drink beer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:19pm

South Carolina wildlife authorities are investigating after photos circulated online showing beer being poured down a young alligator's throat.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:19pm

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Former professor arrested in beatings at California rally

Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:10pm

A former San Francisco Bay Area college professor has been arrested for allegedly beating at least three people during violent clashes between supporters and detractors of President Donald Trump last month, police said Friday.

Indiana faces records request backlog as Pence drags feet

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:08pm

The Indiana governor's office faces a backlog of public records requests largely stemming from Vice President Mike Pence's tenure, and the delay has been exacerbated by Pence's refusal to give his successor digital access to his emails, including those sent from a private AOL account he sometimes used to conduct state business.

US: 2 Chinese jets conduct unsafe intercept of Navy aircraft

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:08pm

Two Chinese aircraft conducted an unprofessional intercept of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft over the South China Sea, the Pentagon said Friday, marking the second time in about a week that the U.S. has complained about unsafe Chinese operations in the region.

Complaint raises questions about Kentucky governor, mansion

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:08pm

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.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:55pm

The state of Utah is refusing to pay $1.5 million in legal bills for a former Utah Attorney General acquitted of bribery and other charges.

Bullet tests clear Detroit man in prison since 1992

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:55pm

Declaring "justice prevailed," a Michigan man walked out of prison for the first time in 25 years, freed after new tests showed that the bullets presented as evidence at his trial weren't the ones taken from the body of the victim.

Clinton calls Trump's budget a mean-spirited 'con'

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:50pm

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."

19 California workers hurt in partial building site collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:46pm

Officials say scaffolding and wet concrete apparently gave way at a building site in the San Francisco Bay Area, injuring at least 19 workers.

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

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:44pm

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.

Judge wants accounting from man accused in wife's killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:44pm

A Connecticut probate judge has given a man charged with killing his wife 60 days to detail what he did with her finances in the 17 months since her death.

Police: Man charged with drawing, buying people's blood

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:44pm

Authorities say a Maryland man was paying people to draw their blood and storing the blood in large quantities in an abandoned apartment in Washington.

Authorities: Cocaine plot included submarines, planes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:29pm

Prosecutors in New York say a drug trafficker plotted to move U.S.-bound cocaine between South and Central America with submarines and planes.

Prison transport van hijacked; 1 inmate still on the lam

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:28pm

An inmate being transported from a state prison in St. Cloud to the prison in Lino Lakes hijacked a transport van full of other prisoners and escaped.

Dog owner fighting order to euthanize pet that bit girl

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:28pm

A Utah woman whose dog was ordered put to death after the animal bit a teenage girl says the punishment doesn't fit the crime, and the state Humane Society is joining her fight to change city rules they call unfairly harsh.