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Conservationist buys Bears Ears land for $2.5 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:50pm

Conservationist and millionaire Jennifer Speers has paid $2.5 million for 640 acres (2,589,990 sq. meters) of land within Bears Ears National Monument.

California guards, inmates recovering after rare mass attack

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:45pm

Four inmates remained hospitalized with gunshot wounds Thursday, a day after California correctional officers opened fire to quell a rare mass attack on eight prison guards by more than 100 inmates, officials said.

AP FACT CHECK: Did Trump really favor Macron in France?

Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:42pm

President Donald Trump told France's new president that he was "my guy" in the recent election, a French official said Thursday. The record shows only favorable words from Trump for centrist Emmanuel Macron's opponent, the defeated far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.

Appeals court: Texas must reveal execution drug supplier

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:31pm

A Texas appeals court panel on Thursday upheld a lower court's order that the state's prison agency must identify its execution drug supplier.

Man sentenced to life for 2 deaths in botched bank robbery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:30pm

A southern Illinois man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing two bank workers and critically wounding a third during a botched robbery.

Alabama death row inmate files flurry of last minute appeals

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:23pm

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

Official who led town through Sandy Hook tragedy to retire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:20pm

The top elected official in Newtown, Connecticut, who led the town through the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, has announced that she will not seek re-election in November.

Report details shootout after San Bernardino terror attack

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:12pm

Authorities released a report Thursday detailing the manhunt and shootout with a husband and wife who killed 14 people and wounded 22 others in the San Bernardino terror attack in December 2015.

Report yields new details in 2014 Yosemite air tanker crash

John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:12pm

The 2014 fatal crash of an air tanker fighting a forest fire in Yosemite National Park came just after the pilot was warned to avoid a tree to the right but then struck trees to the left, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report.

Texas pushes ahead with 'bathroom bill' as others shy away

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:12pm

As "bathroom bills" targeting transgender individuals falter across the U.S., fizzling even in conservative bastions like Kansas and Arkansas following the upheaval over a North Carolina law last year, Texas Republicans are doubling down in their determination.

Nurse in prison for killing infant indicted in another death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:10pm

A Texas nurse who's been serving a 99-year prison sentence for the fatal overdose of an infant in her care has been indicted in the death of another infant as prosecutors try to keep her behind bars.

Ohio tornadoes damage businesses, interrupt graduation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:04pm

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

Correction: Snowy Plover Chick story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:02pm

In a story May 24 about the Western snowy plover, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Oregon requires dogs to be kept on leash in snowy plover nesting areas. The state bans dogs from all active nesting areas.

The Latest: Supreme Court issues temporary stay on execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:50pm

The Latest on the scheduled execution of Alabama prisoner Tommy Arthur (all times local):

Police: Teens who shared nude pictures won't face charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:50pm

Police say 14 children in Connecticut accused of sharing naked photographs and inappropriate text messages will not be charged.

New Mississippi law blocks 1 appeal over death penalty drug

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:42pm

The Mississippi Supreme Court has blocked a death row inmate's appeal over the state's planned use of a lethal-injection drug.

Family: Man killed in ambulance crash was battling cancer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:34pm

A family member says a 64-year-old man killed in an ambulance crash along an upstate New York road had been battling cancer for five years and had been in constant pain.

Cyclist faces deportation after truck hits him in Florida

Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:20pm

A cyclist hit by a pickup truck at a crosswalk in Florida and cited for the accident was turned over to immigration officials to face deportation, authorities said Thursday.

Charges: Sex traffickers took hundreds from Thailand to US

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:19pm

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.

Trump travel ban blocked; fight headed for Supreme Court

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:19pm

President Donald Trump's revised travel ban "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination," a federal appeals court said Thursday in ruling against the executive order targeting six Muslim-majority countries.