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Opponents of Texas immigration disrupt legislative session

Meredith Hoffman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 12:24pm

Hundreds of protesters opposing Texas' tough new anti-"sanctuary cities" law launched a raucous protest from the public gallery in the Texas House on Monday, briefly halting work during the final, largely ceremonial day of the legislative session.

Mom praises men killed defending daughter in Portland attack

Martha Bellisle and Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 12:24pm

The mother of one of the girls who was the target of a hate-filled rant against Muslims on a Portland train has said she is overwhelmed with gratitude and sadness for the strangers who were stabbed to death when they came to her daughter's defense.

AP Exclusive: Dozens of new VA drug-theft cases probed

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 12:14pm

Federal authorities are investigating dozens of new cases of possible opioid and other drug theft by employees at Veterans Affairs hospitals, a sign the problem isn't going away as more prescriptions disappear.

Critically hurt Maine police officer suffered head injury

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 12:14pm

The family of Maine police officer in critical condition two days after being injured when he was thrown from boat on the Saco River says the 20-year-old officer suffered "intensive head trauma."

Victim, suspect identified in Twin Falls fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 12:14pm

The Twin Falls County Coroner's Office has identified a Twin Falls man as the victim of a fatal shooting.

Father dies, son survives in Snake River boating accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 12:14pm

A father is dead but his son survived after their boat hit a rock in the Snake River.

A sampling of VA drug-theft prosecutions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 12:14pm

sometimes to the harm of patients.

Young giraffe dies at Pennsylvania zoo after neck injury

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:53am

A young giraffe recently brought to a Pennsylvania zoo has died after injuring his neck during unexplained aggressive behavior, zoo officials said.

The Latest: Trump visits graves of casualties of recent wars

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:30am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's Memorial Day observance (all times local):

Police: Tiger Woods arrested in Florida for DUI

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:29am

Police say golf great Tiger Woods has been arrested on a DUI charge in Florida.

Police: Parking dispute escalates to fatal shooting; 2 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:24am

An argument over a parking space in a crowded tourist district escalated into two fatal shootings, including one involving police officers, authorities said Monday.

The Latest: Mother to victims: 'You will always be our hero'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:20am

The Latest on fatal stabbings in Portland, Oregon (all times local):

Trump hails the fallen and their families at Arlington

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:14am

President Donald Trump expressed his nation's "boundless and undying" gratitude Monday to Americans who have fallen in battle and to the families they left behind, hailing as heroes the hundreds of thousands buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Judges weigh law cutting governor's elections oversight role

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:02am

If judges sign off on Republican legislation that curtails the new governor's control over state and local elections, future balloting could be wracked with confusion, unethical politicians could go unpunished and campaign finance tricks could continue unabated, Democratic lawyers contend.

Use of drones by police in Idaho are on the rise

Brian Walker'alene Press, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:50am

Scenarios in which police use drones for investigations keep going up and up.

Trump marks Memorial Day with Arlington visit

Eli Watkins, CNN  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:41am

President Donald Trump honored U.S. service members who made the ultimate sacrifice when he visited Arlington National Cemetery in recognition of Memorial Day Monday morning.

Work as cop molded view of prosecutor key to US crime review

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:32am

A zealous prosecutor who played a key role in writing the Justice Department's new policy encouraging harsher punishments for criminals is now turning his attention to hate crimes, marijuana and the ways law enforcement seizes suspects' cash and property.

Relative 'devastated' after shooting kills 8 in Mississippi

Kevin McGill and Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:22am

Head in hands, his voice strained, Vincent Mitchell sat outside his little yellow home and tried to make sense of how a family dispute led to a rampage that killed eight people, including the deputy who tried to keep them safe.

Old South monument backers embrace "Confederate Catechism"

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:10am

Sometimes it seems like the impassioned people who want to preserve Confederate monuments across the South are reading a different history book than the rest of the nation.

Utah youth center hosts 1st LGBTQ prom held in Logan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:00am

A first-ever prom for gay, lesbian and transgender students has been held in Logan to provide an event for students who might not have felt comfortable attending traditional proms at their high schools.