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The Latest: Activist arrested in beatings at Berkeley rally

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:23pm

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If FBI wants to talk to Kushner, lawyer says he's ready

Eric Tucker and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:13pm

If the FBI wants to talk to Jared Kushner about his Russian contacts, they won't have to track down the president's son-in-law. Amid reports the FBI is scrutinizing Kushner's encounters, his lawyer says he stands ready to talk to federal investigators as well as Congress about his contacts and his role in Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.

Native Alaskans honored for protecting Alaska during WWII

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:13pm

Officials on Friday posthumously honored more than a dozen members of a largely Native Alaskan citizen militia who protected the U.S. territory from the threat of Japanese invasion during World War II, bringing closure to their families for a service that went unrecognized for decades.

Texas House rejects attempts to strengthen 'bathroom bill'

Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:10pm

Texas' Republican House speaker said Friday night he's refusing state Senate demands to expand and strengthen a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people, jeopardizing one of the most hotly debated pieces of legislation in the country's second-largest state.

The Latest: Paper says Kushner sought secret Russia channel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:40pm

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2 arrested for trying to force alligator to drink beer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:40pm

Two men who admitted to blowing smoke into a young alligator's mouth and pouring beer down its throat have been charged with harassing wildlife.

California 'anti-fascist' activist charged with assault

Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:30pm

A former San Francisco Bay Area community college philosophy teacher and "anti-fascist" activist was charged Friday with hitting several people in the head with a bicycle lock during a violent clash between supporters and detractors of President Donald Trump last month.

Bear Eyes monument status generates 57K public comments

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:18pm

Tens of thousands of people from across the U.S. have weighed in about whether the new Bears Ears National Monument should be preserved, downsized or rescinded, confirming the monument's center stage position in a review of 27 monuments ordered by President Donald Trump.

Phoenix Comicon prop weapons banned after armed man arrested

Clarice Silber, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:13pm

Jack Young showed up at Phoenix Comicon on Friday dressed as the villain from "Sleeping Beauty," complete with black horns, large feathery wings and green paint.

Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:03pm

A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia's most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings.

Lawsuit: Arkansas man died after jail denied medical help

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:03pm

The family of an Arkansas man has filed a federal lawsuit in Texas accusing a for-profit jail and at least 12 guards and nurses of denying him adequate medical care as his health worsened and leaving him to die in his cell.

White House to share information about lobbyist waivers

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:03pm

The White House is preparing to post to its website information about waivers it has granted to ex-lobbyists working in the president's office.

11-year sentence for Woman in fatal silicone injection

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:00pm

A woman has been sentenced to 11 years and three months in prison for performing illegal cosmetic silicone injections — including one that caused a woman's death.

Colonel fighting extradition will get new medicine in jail

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:41pm

A former Salvadoran colonel fighting extradition to Spain will remain in jail after receiving new medicine Friday amid a federal judge's demands that authorities address his health care.

Texas set to embrace new abortion restrictions

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:30pm

The Texas Legislature approved a sweeping package of new abortion limits Friday, despite the legal challenges they're likely to provoke and nearly a year after the U.S. Supreme Court dismantled a 2013 law that prompted more than half the state's abortion clinics to close.

Massive Big Sur landslide could keep highway closed for year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:30pm

Officials say a massive landslide in Big Sur could keep a portion of California's iconic coastal highway closed for a year and cost millions of dollars to fix.

Missouri museum to display Confederate battle flag

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:24pm

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."

4 suspended in early release of man in deadly Ohio shootings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:20pm

Four county workers in Ohio are being suspended for the early release of a domestic violence suspect who later killed three people, including a small town police chief.

Bullet tests clear Detroit man in prison since 1992

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:13pm

A man who claims Detroit police framed him for a 1992 slaying walked out of prison for the first time in 25 years after new tests showed bullets taken from the victim's body didn't come from a gun that was presented at trial as the murder weapon.

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

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:12pm

The state of Utah has refused to pay $1.5 million in legal bills for a former Utah Attorney General acquitted of bribery and other charges in one of the most high-profile cases in state history, according to a letter made public by the Utah Attorney General on Friday.