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Trump's budget renews debate on Arctic refuge oil drilling

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:52am

President Donald Trump's plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling.

At JFK's centennial, book chronicles presidency, day-by-day

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:46am

and the style and wit with which he shaped the hopes of a generation — through day-by-day reports drawn from coverage at the time, right up to his assassination in November 1963.

Coast Guard calls off search for missing boaters off Georgia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:25am

The Coast Guard says it has called off its search for three boaters missing off the coast of Georgia since Tuesday.

UK lowers terror threat level to 'severe' as more arrested

Mstyslav Chernov and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:23am

Britain reduced its terrorism threat level a notch, from "critical" to "severe," as authorities said major progress has been made in unravelling the plot behind the Manchester bombing. More arrests are expected.

Defense secretary references Manchester in West Point speech

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:20am

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.

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Virginia special agent

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:48am

A Virginia State Police special agent died Saturday after being shot by a man sitting in a car in Richmond, police said. The shooting suspect fled on foot, sparking an overnight manhunt that ended with the man's arrest about an hour after the agent's death.

Trump faces new controversies as trip winds down

Jonathan Lemire and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:48am

President Donald Trump faced new controversies over his team's possible ties to Russia as he closed out his first trip abroad Saturday, a grueling five-stop sprint that ended with the promise of an imminent decision on the much-discussed Paris climate accord.

In opioid crisis, a new risk for police: accidental overdose

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:30am

As Cpl. Kevin Phillips pulled up to investigate a suspected opioid overdose, paramedics were already at the Maryland home giving a man a life-saving dose of the overdose reversal drug Narcan. Drugs were easy to find: a package of heroin on the railing leading to a basement; another batch on a shelf above a nightstand.

The Latest: Governor 'heartbroken' over death of agent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:26am

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Virginia state police officer (all times local):

Henry David Thoreau's desk heads to NY for exhibit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:48am

The simple desk on which Henry David Thoreau wrote "Walden" and "Civil Disobedience" has left Concord, Massachusetts, for the first time.

Pilot's remains back on US soil from Vietnam after 52 years

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 6:35am

Deborah Crosby touched her father's flag-draped casket as her three brothers hugged her in a tearful embrace on the tarmac at the San Diego airport Friday — ending a more than half century search to find and bring home the remains of Lt. Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby, shot down as a Navy pilot in the Vietnam War.

Democrats see hope for 2018 in thin GOP victory in Montana

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:43am

Republicans and Democrats alike are finding something to be happy about in the special election for Montana's only seat in the House.

Lawyer says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators

Eric Tucker and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:40am

A lawyer for Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner says Kushner stands ready to talk to federal investigators as well as Congress about his contacts and his role in Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.

Mortuary chief: John Glenn's remains weren't disrespected

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:26am

As Air Force officials investigate allegations that inspectors were invited to view the remains of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn at Dover Air Force Base, a military mortuary chief said that Glenn's remains were treated with "impeccable care."

Carter national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:42pm

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who helped topple economic barriers between the Soviet Union, China and the West as President Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, died Friday. He was 89.

Police: Man hurling racial slurs kills 2, injures 1 on train

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:31pm

Two people died Friday and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, one of whom was wearing a hijab, police said.

President Carter's national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, has died, his daughter, Mika, says

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:00pm

President Carter's national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, has died, his daughter, Mika, says.

Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:56pm

A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia's most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings.

Kaine's son, 7 others, charged in protest of pro-Trump event

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:53pm

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine's youngest son was among eight people charged for allegedly disrupting a March rally in support of President Donald Trump.

Correction: Killer Nurse story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:40pm

In a story May 25 about the murder indictment against Genene Jones, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of the infant for whose death Jones was previously convicted of murder. She was Chelsea McClellan, not McClelland.