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Police say 8 dead in Mississippi shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:43am

Authorities in Mississippi said Sunday that a suspect is in custody after eight people were killed in a shooting, including a sheriff's deputy.

Morning fire in Philadelphia home kills woman, 2 children

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:42am

Authorities say an early morning fire in a Philadelphia home claimed the lives of three people, including two children.

No public events at Ohio zoo where gorilla killed 1 year ago

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:40am

No public events are planned at the Cincinnati Zoo marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of an endangered gorilla.

To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:13am

Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers.

AP source: Kushner sought secret back channel with Russia

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:13am

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.

The Latest: Police say 8 dead in Mississippi shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:10am

The Latest in a shooting in Mississippi that left eight people dead (all times local):

New Jersey nightclub shooting kills 1, injures 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:04am

An early morning shooting at a New Jersey nightclub has left one person dead and five others injured.

Police say eight people are dead, including deputy sheriff, after shooting in Mississippi; suspect in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 7:30am

Police say eight people are dead, including deputy sheriff, after shooting in Mississippi; suspect in custody.

Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team

Jill Colvin and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 7:23am

President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists, frustrated by what he views as his team's inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Florida could pave new changes in 'stand your ground' laws

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 7:02am

Florida Gov. Rick Scott must soon decide whether to sign a measure making it harder to prosecute people who claim they committed violence in self-defense.

Police: Officer shoots, kills burglary suspect in N Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 7:00am

Authorities say a burglary suspect has been shot and killed as police tried to arrest him in a North Carolina home.

Federal officials in Alaska probe 2 plane crashes; 4 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:50am

Federal investigators say 2 planes crashed more than 600 miles apart in Alaska almost simultaneously Saturday, killing a total of four people.

Slain Virginia officer was a father of 3, former Marine

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:41am

A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was a father of three and former Marine who founded a youth wrestling club and mentored disadvantaged kids, authorities said.

Slain Virginia officer was a father of 3, former Marine

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:20am

A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was a father of three and former Marine who founded a youth wrestling club and mentored disadvantaged kids, authorities said.

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Clinton by Benghazi families

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 11:51pm

A federal judge threw out a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton by the parents of two Americans killed in the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, ruling the former secretary of state didn't defame them when disputing allegations that she had lied.

Mayor: 'Heroes' died protecting women from anti-Muslim rant

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:45pm

Police said Saturday they'll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of an Oregon man accused of fatally stabbing two men who tried to intervene when the suspect yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim on a Portland light-rail train.

US announces sanctions on alleged Mexican heroin trafficker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:24pm

The U.S. government is imposing sanctions on alleged Mexican drug traffickers described by the Treasury Department as "major contributors to our nation's heroin epidemic."

Report: Illinois office had contest to close family cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:12pm

The Joliet office of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services offered gift cards to workers closing the most cases just months before a missing 1-year-old girl's body was found under a couch in a home, a report Saturday said.

Noose found on tree outside museum in nation's capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:10pm

Authorities say a noose was found hanging from a tree outside a museum in the nation's capital.

Defense secretary references Manchester in West Point speech

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:02pm

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.