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Fires targeting property of police, firefighters in Arkansas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:39pm

Authorities in a small Arkansas town say local police and firefighters are being targeted by suspicious fires and vandalism.

Sister: Brother's shooter 'sick and twisted'

Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:39pm

who federal investigators said was an avowed neo-Nazi — because her brother needed an inexpensive place to sleep in Florida while he was looking for work, not because he shared his views.

Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill, wants changes made

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:39pm

Republican Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have made Vermont the ninth state to legalize recreational marijuana but indicated that he was willing to work with the Legislature on a compromise.

Jurors in dad's murder trial reviewing video, conversation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:39pm

Jurors are taking another look at some evidence as they deliberate in the murder trial of a man accused of killing his 3-year-old son because the boy hindered his relationship with a teenage girlfriend.

Idaho man sentenced to 'rider' program for fatal hit-and-run

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:39pm

An Idaho driver who hit and killed a man then fled the scene has been ordered to serve up to one year in a "rider" prison rehabilitation program.

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Trump budget chief defends plan in face of opposition

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:38pm

The White House budget chief on Wednesday delivered a spirited defense of President Donald Trump's proposal to slash programs from food stamps to health care for the poor in the face of strong Democratic opposition and Republican skepticism.

Death row inmates' last words: Apologies, thanks, defiance

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:21pm

Georgia inmate J.W. Ledford Jr. used his final moments to quote from the movie "Cool Hand Luke" and toss out an insult.

Video appears to show Texas officer striking teenage girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:21pm

The San Antonio Police Department is reviewing police body camera footage after a bystander posted video online that appears to show an officer punching an eighth-grade girl three or four times outside a birthday party last weekend.

South Dakota jury finds consultant not guilty in pot case

James Nord, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:21pm

A South Dakota jury on Wednesday cleared a consultant of drug charges after he helped an American Indian tribe develop a marijuana resort that the tribe once hoped would bring in as much as $2 million a month in profit.

Kim Reynolds sworn in as Iowa's 1st female governor

Barbara Rodriguez and Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:21pm

Kim Reynolds was sworn in as Iowa's governor on Wednesday, becoming the state's first woman to hold the job after taking over for longtime Gov. Terry Branstad the same day he was sworn in as the U.S. ambassador to China.

Justice watchdog says DEA botched deadly Honduras missions

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:20pm

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration misled the public, Congress and Justice Department officials about an aggressive strategy that led to a series of deadly confrontations involving agents in Honduras, government watchdogs wrote in a scathing report released Wednesday.

Longtime Trump attorney set to aid president amid probe

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:20pm

Donald Trump's longtime attorney is joining a still-forming legal team that will guide the president through intensifying investigations into Russian interference in the U.S. election and his associates' possible involvement.

The Latest: South Dakota AG accepts loss in drug case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:20pm

The Latest in the South Dakota trial of a man who faced drug charges after acting as consultant to an American Indian tribe seeking to develop a marijuana resort (all times local):

800-pound statue of Joseph Smith, Brigham Young recovered

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:58pm

Salt Lake City police say they have recovered an 800-pound (363-kilogram) bronze statue of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young.

Man to appeal conviction in deputy's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:58pm

A Utah man convicted of killing a sheriff's deputy with an assault rifle will appeal the verdict.

The Latest: University of Missouri introduces new chancellor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:51pm

The Latest on the introduction of the new chancellor of the University of Missouri's Columbia campus (all times local):

VA plans mental care for discharged vets, but at what cost?

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:48pm

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin touted new efforts Wednesday to expand urgent mental health care to thousands of former service members with less-than-honorable discharges, even while acknowledging his department isn't seeking additional money to pay for it.

Statement from Ariana Grande's management on tour suspension

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:40pm

Ariana Grande's management put out the following statement Wednesday on the suspension of the Dangerous Woman tour:

No Joke: Unconscious man rode on car's trunk for miles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:21pm

When police pulled over a Tennessee couple and told them a body was lying on the trunk of their car, they thought it was a joke — until they got out to look.

The Latest: Sister: brother's shooter 'sick and twisted'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:20pm

The Latest in the case of a man accused of slaying roommates who he said were neo-Nazis who disparaged his Islamic faith (all times local):