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Ohio city braces again for police shooting trial

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:30pm

Prosecutors, attorneys and people across the Cincinnati region have had six months to analyze and debate the hung jury result in the murder trial of a white police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man.

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Trump budget promises balance in decade, relies on deep cuts

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:23pm

President Donald Trump is proposing to balance the federal budget within a decade by making sharp cuts to social safety-net programs like food stamps and Medicaid and offering optimistic estimates of economic growth and tax revenues to fulfill the promise of a government back in the black.

New Jersey Assembly votes to regulate daily fantasy sports

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:23pm

New Jersey's Democrat-led Assembly has approved legislation to regulate and tax daily fantasy sports.

Eastern Idaho woman saves toddler from drowning

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:21pm

An eastern Idaho woman is being called a hero after she spotted a stroller fall into a fast-moving irrigation canal and jumped in to save the little boy strapped inside.

23 arrested in state Capitol in protests over gift-ban bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:20pm

Nearly two dozen people have been arrested inside the Pennsylvania state Capitol as protesters seek to push forward a ban on gifts to lawmakers.

Judge orders school stabbing suspect to remain behind bars

Jessica Gresko and Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:07pm

A prosecutor asked for patience Monday as authorities investigate the stabbing of a black Army officer, allegedly by a white University of Maryland student, in a possible hate crime on campus.

Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids

Meredith Hoffman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:07pm

Each morning, Joanna Smith's 7-year-old son pulls on a T-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers and heads to school. An honor-roll student who loves science and spelling, he often stays after class to run on the playground with his large group of friends.

Minnesota college suspends 13 over hazing; assault alleged

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:07pm

A small private college suspended 13 students over a hazing incident that officials said included extreme drinking as part of an initiation into a secret social club, and police are investigating a reported sexual assault that followed the incident.

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Letter: Flynn cites 'public frenzy,' invokes 5th Amendment

Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:07pm

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination on Monday and declined to hand over documents sought under subpoena by a Senate panel investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

The Latest: Prosecutor urges patience amid stabbing probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:07pm

The Latest on the stabbing death of a visiting student at the University of Maryland (all times local):

Dad of crash victim leaves note of gratitude in Times Square

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:00pm

The father of a Michigan tourist killed by an out-of-control driver in Times Square left a note at a memorial for his daughter, thanking New Yorkers for their support and saying her loss was a hole in his heart "that can never be filled."

Oklahoma pedestrian hit, killed on northern Idaho highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:57pm

Authorities say a woman from Oklahoma was standing in the middle of a northern Idaho highway when she was struck by a car and killed.

Police: Mom killed 2 kids to save them from evil in world

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:57pm

Police in Ohio say a woman told them she fatally shot her two children to save them from the world's evils.

US doctor killed on Everest was climbing tallest peaks

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:57pm

A global adventurer when he wasn't seeing patients in small-town Alabama, Dr. Roland Yearwood recently left his rural home to face the same challenge that could have killed him two years ago: Scaling Mount Everest.

US to extend protections for Haitians 6 months

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:57pm

The Trump administration said Monday it will extend until January a humanitarian program that has allowed roughly 58,000 Haitians to live in the United States, but it is hinting that further extensions are unlikely.

Grassroots school, student efforts confront sexual violence

Justin Pritchard, Gillian Flaccus and Reese Dunklin, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:50pm

A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled on a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed — sexual aggression among classmates.

Police: Man slays neo-Nazi roommates over Islam disrespect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:50pm

A young man arrested after leading police to the bodies of his two roommates told officers he killed them because they were neo-Nazis who disrespected his recent conversion to Islam.

'Shame' spray-painted on Confederate monument in Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:50pm

The word "shame" has been spray-painted on a Confederate monument in Virginia.

Horses named 'Salt' and 'Boots' found safe in Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:35pm

A couple of horses that had escaped from their electric-fence enclosure last week in Wyoming have been found safe.