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West Milwaukee man dies in police custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:02pm

Police say a West Milwaukee man died after he was taken into custody by officers who used stun guns during the arrest.

Alabama death row inmate files flurry of last minute appeals

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:00pm

Convicted murderer Tommy Arthur — called the "Houdini" of death row by some after having seven prior execution dates postponed — was scheduled to be put to death Thursday evening in Alabama, as his attorneys filed a flurry of last minute appeals.

Census: Texas has 4 of top 5 fastest growing large US cities

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:00pm

Everything is bigger in Texas, including population booms.

Report details shootout after San Bernardino terror attack

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:00pm

Authorities have released a detailed report that includes the accounts of more than two dozen law enforcement officers involved in a shootout with a husband and wife who killed 14 people and wounded 22 others in the San Bernardino terror attack.

Wyoming 2017 wildfire season predicted to be about average

Bob Moen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:48pm

Most of Wyoming, including the heavily forested northwest part of the state, is predicted to have a slightly below average to average large wildfire season this year, state forester Bill Crapser said.

Former US prosecutor: Justice can't tolerate alternate facts

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:43pm

Former federal prosecutor Preet Bharara (buh-RAH'-ruh) is praising government officials who challenge their superiors.

South Dakota teen with cancer gets OK to walk at graduation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:40pm

School officials in Rapid City, South Dakota, have changed their minds and agreed to let a teen with brain cancer walk with her peers at graduation.

Pilot killed in helicopter crash at Delaware industrial park

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:40pm

A medical helicopter crashed Thursday behind a postal facility in a Delaware industrial park, killing the pilot, authorities said.


Outdoor Retailer takes show to Denver

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:27pm

Two major outdoor recreation trade shows are merging to create one mega winter expo. Emerald Expositions has acquired the SnowSports Industries America Snow Show held each winter in Denver. Emerald also produces the Outdoor Retailer show.

President Obama's favorite college professor dies at age 69

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:26pm

Roger Boesche, a popular professor and renowned scholar credited by Barack Obama with sparking the future president's interest in politics when he was an undergraduate at California's Occidental College, has died at age 69.

Idaho university examines safety updates after explosion

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:10pm

The University of Idaho has identified 14 recommendations to improve safety and emergency response policies following an explosion in a school parking lot that injured four students, according to a review released Thursday.

Day care worker charged with killing baby in recorded attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:07pm

A day care worker in Maryland was captured on video "torturing" an 8-month-old girl who later died, authorities said Thursday. She has been charged with murder.

Attorneys: Salvadoran Colonel's health declining in new jail

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:06pm

After a judge sought to send an ailing Salvadoran colonel to a prison hospital, the U.S. Marshals Service instead moved him to a different jail that boasts "the lowest cost-per-day for inmate incarceration" in Virginia.

Backers of pot legalization hope for compromise in Vermont

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:06pm

Supporters of a bill vetoed by Republican Gov. Phil Scott that would have legalized marijuana in Vermont said Thursday that they are hopeful that a compromise on the legislation can be reached next month, but lawmakers aren't so confident.

US: Uzbek man serving sentence in terror plot stabbed warden

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:06pm

An Uzbek refugee serving 25 years behind bars for a plot to kill U.S. military personnel or civilians has been charged with stabbing the warden at the California federal prison where he was serving his sentence, prosecutors said Thursday.

Wyoming psychologist plans rigorous defense against charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:06pm

A Wyoming psychologist accused of submitting about $6.8 million in fraudulent health care bills says he plans to plead not guilty at his next court hearing Tuesday.

Idaho woman pleads guilty in veterans benefits ruse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:06pm

A southwest Idaho woman whose grandmother received benefits as the wife of a deceased veteran has admitted to collecting about $91,000 by not reporting her grandmother's death.

Ohio tornadoes damage businesses, interrupt graduation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:06pm

Tornadoes that swept through southwest Ohio tossed drainage pipes through the glass windows of a motorcycle shop and heavily damaged a handful of homes.

Charges: Sex traffickers took hundreds from Thailand to US

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:49pm

Hundreds of women were brought from Thailand to the U.S. and forced to be "modern day sex slaves," according to an indictment unsealed Thursday that charges high-level members of what authorities called a sophisticated sex-trafficking ring that concealed millions of dollars in earnings.

Oversight chair seeks more FBI documents in Russia probe

Matthew Daly and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:49pm

The chairman of the House Oversight committee asked the FBI on Thursday to turn over more documents about former FBI Director James Comey's interactions with the White House and Justice Department, including materials dating back nearly four years to the Obama administration.