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BWI control tower evacuated briefly after fire alarm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:50pm

An official says the air traffic control tower at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was evacuated briefly after the fire alarm went off.

Report: Some incorrect prisoner releases due to staff error

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:50pm

Staff error resulted in 152 federal inmates being freed after their correct release dates between 2009 and 2014, including three who spent more than an extra year behind bars, according to a report released Tuesday by the Justice Department watchdog.

Probable tornado in northeast Oklahoma; injuries reported

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:30pm

The National Weather Service says a "probable" tornado touched down in northeast Oklahoma and injuries have been reported.

Citizens' advisory board backs plan for rattlesnake island

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:30pm

A citizens' advisory board that makes recommendations to Massachusetts officials has voted in favor of establishing a timber rattlesnake colony on an uninhabited island.

Father sought after boy killed in mother's arms in St. Louis

Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:30pm

An 8-month-old boy was shot to death in his mother's arms Tuesday, and the suspected shooter — the boy's father — remained at large, St. Louis police said.

Probe: Missteps factor in 2 Kansas City firefighters' deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:20pm

The deaths of two Kansas City, Missouri, firefighters during a wall collapse last year was partly due to the department's culture of aggressive fire suppression, the department concluded in an internal report released Tuesday.

Tapes: Peterson hoped to sell drugs in Mexico after prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:20pm

Secret recordings between Drew Peterson and an inmate he's accused of trying to enlist to help kill a prosecutor show that the former suburban Chicago police officer discussed selling drugs in Mexico if he gets out of prison.

The Latest: US official says tribal items auction 'wrong'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:20pm

The Latest on U.S. tribes' protest of a plan by a Paris auction house to sell Native American ceremonial objects (all times local):

Lawyer: 48-year fugitive hospitalized for kidney failure

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:10pm

A Connecticut man who spent 48 years on the lam after escaping from prison has been hospitalized.

3 men missing on South Dakota reservation found dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:00pm

Three men who went missing more than two weeks ago on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have been found dead, a tribal official said Tuesday.

Warren: Let Harvard grad assistants form bargaining units

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:00pm

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has urged Harvard University to let graduate students who work as research and teaching assistants form collective bargaining units.

Amid turmoil, chess helps Ferguson kids cope, excel

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:00pm

Ten-year-old Tyson Stegall stared intently at the chess board as his opponent, grandmaster Alejandro Ramirez, pondered a move. The fourth-grader gave a little grimace, then a smile, when Ramirez finished him off with a checkmate.

North Carolina school system moves to restrict skinny jeans

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:00pm

A North Carolina school system's proposal to ban skinny jeans and other tight pants has drawn a flood of opposition from students and parents.

Florida judge: Schools are getting enough money

Gary Fineout, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 5:50pm

A Florida judge on Tuesday tossed aside a major lawsuit that contended the state is shortchanging its public school students, arguing that the groups and parents who have brought the challenge failed to show evidence of a crisis that required the courts to step in.

New laws aim to help Arizona curb overdose abuse, deaths

Ryan Van Velzer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 5:50pm

As prescription pain relievers increasingly fuel addictions around the country, Arizona is moving to curb the sale of unnecessary prescription drugs and reduce the number of overdose-related deaths.

Vegas judge orders attorney handcuffed to end court argument

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 5:50pm

A Las Vegas judge is defending his decision to have a deputy public defender handcuffed in court when she wouldn't quit arguing to keep a client out of jail.

US appeals court revisits Texas voter ID law

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 5:50pm

Whether a strict Texas voter ID law should be struck down, upheld, or, perhaps, adjusted is now up to 15 federal appeals court judges.

Indiana University to file new suit against abortion law

Ken Kusmer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 5:50pm

Indiana University intends to sue to try and block a new state law mandating that aborted fetuses be buried or cremated after a federal judge blocked its bid to join an existing lawsuit, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Virginia governor: I followed the law in accepting donations

Matthew Barakat and Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 5:41pm

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday that he is confident he followed the law in accepting donations that now appear to be part of a federal criminal investigation.