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Trump calls first trip abroad 'home run' as challenges await

Jonathan Lemire and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 11:24am

President Donald Trump on Saturday said his maiden trip abroad was a "home run" and he vowed to overcome the threat of terrorism, concluding a grueling five-stop sprint that ended with the promise of an imminent decision on the much-discussed Paris climate accord.

Guard to face trial for ignoring inmate's threat of suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 11:24am

A judge has ordered a prison guard to stand trial in the death of a Michigan inmate who killed herself.

Town leader to step down 5 years after Sandy Hook shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 11:10am

The woman in Newtown's highest elected office announced she will step down, five years after she helped lead the community through the Sandy Hook school shooting.

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Virginia special agent

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 10:46am

A Virginia State Police special agent died Saturday after being shot by a man sitting in a car in a Richmond public housing complex, police said. The shooting suspect fled on foot, sparking an overnight manhunt that ended with the man's arrest about an hour after the agent's death.

4 ordered to trial in beating death of Somali cab driver

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 10:46am

Four men have been ordered to stand trial in Pennsylvania in the death of a Somali immigrant cab driver in Pittsburgh.

$10,000 reward offered after fireworks set ablaze in store

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 10:25am

Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward in hopes of catching teenagers suspected of igniting a fireworks display inside a grocery store in Atlanta, sending shoppers fleeing and filling the store with smoke.

Officials: Tennessee man dies in police shooting, car crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 10:20am

Tennessee authorities say a man has died after he drove at police officers during a traffic stop.

The Latest: Slain agent leaves behind wife and 3 children

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 10:14am

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Virginia state police officer (all times local):

New Wyoming law bans misrepresenting service dogs

Joel Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 10:06am

On July 1, Wyoming will become the 16th state in the nation to enact a law against people misrepresenting pets as service animals.

The Latest: Syria said to be aim of reported back channel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:56am

The Latest on developments involving possible connections between Russia and the Trump presidential campaign (all times local):

Trump's budget renews debate on Arctic refuge oil drilling

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:52am

President Donald Trump's plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling.

At JFK's centennial, book chronicles presidency, day-by-day

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:46am

and the style and wit with which he shaped the hopes of a generation — through day-by-day reports drawn from coverage at the time, right up to his assassination in November 1963.

Coast Guard calls off search for missing boaters off Georgia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:25am

The Coast Guard says it has called off its search for three boaters missing off the coast of Georgia since Tuesday.

UK lowers terror threat level to 'severe' as more arrested

Mstyslav Chernov and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:23am

Britain reduced its terrorism threat level a notch, from "critical" to "severe," as authorities said major progress has been made in unravelling the plot behind the Manchester bombing. More arrests are expected.

Defense secretary references Manchester in West Point speech

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:20am

The deaths of 22 people at a concert hall in Manchester, England, this week shows the need for institutions like the U.S. Military Academy to produce soldiers willing to battle those who would commit terrorism, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday.

In opioid crisis, a new risk for police: accidental overdose

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:30am

As Cpl. Kevin Phillips pulled up to investigate a suspected opioid overdose, paramedics were already at the Maryland home giving a man a life-saving dose of the overdose reversal drug Narcan. Drugs were easy to find: a package of heroin on the railing leading to a basement; another batch on a shelf above a nightstand.

Henry David Thoreau's desk heads to NY for exhibit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:48am

The simple desk on which Henry David Thoreau wrote "Walden" and "Civil Disobedience" has left Concord, Massachusetts, for the first time.

Pilot's remains back on US soil from Vietnam after 52 years

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 6:35am

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.

Democrats see hope for 2018 in thin GOP victory in Montana

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:43am

Republicans and Democrats alike are finding something to be happy about in the special election for Montana's only seat in the House.

Lawyer says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators

Eric Tucker and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:40am

A lawyer for Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner says Kushner stands ready to talk to federal investigators as well as Congress about his contacts and his role in Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.