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A look at Fifth Amendment protections invoked by Flynn

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:37pm

The Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination being invoked by President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is a bedrock legal principle. It's enshrined in the Constitution's Bill of Rights and relied on by witnesses before Congress and the courts alike.

Nearly 740,000 foreigners overstayed US visas last year

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:34pm

Nearly 740,000 foreigners who were supposed to leave the United States during a recent 12-month period overstayed their visas, the Homeland Security Department said Monday, detailing a crucial but often overlooked contributor to the number of people in the country illegally.

7-year-old Louisville boy killed by stray gunfire

Bruce Schreiner and Rebecca Reynolds Yonker, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:34pm

A 7-year-old boy was shot in the head by a stray bullet from a nearby fight as he played on his iPad and ate cake at his kitchen table, police said, leaving a grieving grandmother and the governor of Kentucky decrying the senselessness of random gunfire.

Oklahoma school apologizes for Hitler yearbook quotation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:34pm

The principal of an Oklahoma high school is apologizing after its yearbook featured a quotation attributed to Adolf Hitler.

Man dies in California botulism outbreak from nacho-cheese

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:28pm

One of at least 10 people apparently sickened by nacho-cheese dip sold at a Northern California gas station has died, health officials said Monday.

California's legal pot law helps reduce, erase convictions

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:26pm

Jay Schlauch's conviction for peddling pot haunted him for nearly a quarter century.

Senate votes to confirm Iowa governor as ambassador to China

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:26pm

The Republican-led Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to be U.S. ambassador to China, sending Terry Branstad from the governor's office in Iowa to the American Embassy in Beijing.

6-year-old's plea to end violence goes viral

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:20pm

A 6-year-old St. Louis boy's plea for an end to violence has been viewed by tens of thousands of people.

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Flynn rejects Trump-Russia probe subpoena; Dems say he lied

Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:14pm

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in rebuffing a subpoena Monday in the investigation into Russia's election meddling. Then a top House Democrat cited new evidence he said appeared to show Flynn lied on a security clearance background check.

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Trump budget promises balance in decade, relies on deep cuts

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:14pm

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.

The Latest: Senate confirms Iowa governor as China envoy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:14pm

The Latest on the Senate vote on China ambassador (all times local):

Teacher suspended after students' racially charged remarks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:10pm

A North Carolina teacher was suspended after a review found that students frequently joked about Nazis and the Holocaust and a white student told a black classmate that he should name his children "Crackhead and Convict."

The Latest: House oversight panel postpones Russia hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:10pm

The Latest on ongoing investigations into Russia's alleged interference with the U.S. election (all times local):

The Latest: 1 bullet found in suicide attempt turned killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:10pm

The Latest on a man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend while trying to kill himself (all times local):

Ohio girl pleads 'true' to lesser charge in dad's slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:08pm

A 15-year-old Ohio girl charged in the fatal shooting of her sleeping father has pleaded "true" to a reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter Monday.

Police: Man wearing fedora, mask over eyes breaks into home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:00pm

Police in New Jersey are trying to track down a burglar who wore a fedora and thin mask over his eyes when he broke into a home.

Authorities: Man dies in California botulism outbreak from nacho-cheese

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:00pm

Authorities: Man dies in California botulism outbreak from nacho-cheese.

Wyoming's snowpack increases over last week

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:55pm

The late spring snowstorm that hit Wyoming last week has boosted the state's snowpack.

New Jersey Assembly votes to regulate daily fantasy sports

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:54pm

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

Small sinkhole opens outside Trump's Florida getaway club

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:50pm

A small sinkhole has opened on the road just outside President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.