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Former Mississippi prison chief sentenced to nearly 20 years

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:33pm

Christopher Epps once called himself the "tallest hog at the trough," but he was cut down to size Wednesday when a judge sentenced Mississippi's former corrections commissioner to nearly 20 years in prison for crimes connected to more than $1.4 million in bribes.

8 California guards, 7 inmates sent to hospital after brawl

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:26pm

Eight California prison guards and seven inmates were taken to hospitals after a fight between two inmates quickly raged out of control Wednesday and required live ammunition to stop, corrections officials said.

Warrant issued for Bikram founder beset by legal woes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:26pm

A California judge has issued an arrest warrant for the founder of Bikram yoga, who's been ordered to hand over proceeds from his global fitness business to satisfy a $6.8 million judgment won by a former legal adviser.

Wyoming psychologist charged with 234 counts of fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:14pm

A Wyoming psychologist accused of submitting about $6.8 million in fraudulent health care bill has been indicated by a federal grand jury.

23 million more uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:04pm

The health care bill that Republicans recently pushed through the House would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance and confront many others who have costly medical conditions with coverage that could prove unaffordable, Congress' official budget analysts said Wednesday.

Subpoenas pile up for Michael Flynn's documents

Deb Riechmann and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:03pm

Subpoenas for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn piled up Wednesday as the House intelligence committee pressured Flynn to cooperate with its investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Jury sides with California university in fight over breeding the perfect strawberry

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:03pm

Jury sides with California university in fight over breeding the perfect strawberry .

The Latest: Prosecutors ask judge to toss gang-rules lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:56pm

The Latest on a lawsuit over an Ogden gang injunction (all times local):

Alton Sterling's family seeks officers' immediate dismissal

Chevel Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:56pm

The family of Alton Sterling is demanding the immediate firing of the two officers involved in the man's death.

Boston Marathon-bomber friend's family sue agents over death

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:51pm

The parents of a Chechen man who was fatally shot while being questioned in Florida about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect in 2013 have sued four law enforcement agents for wrongful death.

Trump said to praise 'great job' in Philippine drug fight

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:51pm

President Donald Trump praised the Philippines' president for an "unbelievable job" in a fight against illegal drugs that has left thousands dead and drawn condemnation from American lawmakers, according to a leaked transcript of their telephone conversation last month.

Biden tells grads to take up 'dirty business of politics'

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:42pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden told Harvard University's seniors that it's their turn to take up the "dirty business of politics" and tackle the world's problems.

Patrol: Stolen utility truck plows across runway, kills 1

Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:41pm

An Oklahoma man crashed a stolen utility truck through the gates of Tulsa International Airport early Wednesday, triggering a chase across a runway that ended when the truck plowed through a fence and onto a highway, causing a fatal accident, according to investigators.

Prison officials: 8 guards, 7 inmates hospitalized after melee at California prison that took live ammunition to stop

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:40pm

Prison officials: 8 guards, 7 inmates hospitalized after melee at California prison that took live ammunition to stop.

The Latest: FBI withholds Comey memos from House panel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:40pm

The Latest on investigations into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election (all times local):

Florida agency's undercover gator farm leads to 9 arrests

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:29pm

An alligator farm set up by Florida wildlife officials uncovered illegal alligator hunts and the sale of about 10,000 illegally harvested alligator eggs.

Detroit-area traffic stop arrest to be reviewed by police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:18pm

A suburban Detroit police chief says her department will investigate the arrest of a black man who was pulled from his car after a white officer shattered a window on the vehicle.

Snowy plover chick hatches on Oregon beach

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:17pm

A Western snowy plover chick that hatched on an Oregon beach this spring is the first of its species to emerge successfully in that area in more than 50 years and provides hope that a management plan for the federally threatened species is working, wildlife officials said Wednesday.

Lawyer accused of threatening rape victim with deportation

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:07pm

A Maryland defense lawyer and a man acting as his interpreter have been charged with trying to intimidate a rape victim, by raising the possibility of deportation if she testified against their client.

Forecasters: Pacific hurricane season depends on El Nino

Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:07pm

Forecasters say the central Pacific region around Hawaii can expect a normal or slightly above-average hurricane season, depending largely on the presence of El Nino conditions.