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Grassroots efforts grapple with sex violence in US schools

Justin Pritchard, Gillian Flaccus and Reese Dunklin, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:04pm

A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled on a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed — sexual aggression among classmates.

The Latest: Hundreds attend vigil of college stabbing victim

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:54pm

The Latest on the stabbing death of a visiting student at the University of Maryland (all times local):

FBI: Passenger appeared intoxicated, needed help onto plane

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:34pm

A man who caused a disturbance on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu had no luggage other than a laptop and needed a wheelchair to board the plane because he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to court documents released Monday.

The Latest: Disruptive passenger to get competency exam

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:24pm

The Latest on a man who caused a disruption on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu (all times local):

Report: Poor roads on tribal lands lead to school absences

Clarice Silber, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:17pm

The federal government released a report Monday that casts a critical light on the poor conditions of roads on tribal lands nationwide, highlighting the widespread challenge of getting Native American children to school during bad weather.

Trump's $4.1T budget relies on deep domestic cuts

Andrew Taylor and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:17pm

President Donald Trump's proposed $4.1 trillion budget slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid, while relying on rosy projections about the nation's economic growth to balance the budget within 10 years.

Former town board member gets life for fatal stabbing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:17pm

A former town board member in northern Colorado has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally stabbing a woman who prosecutors say disrespected his biker gang.

Prosecutor: Bullet meant for suicide killed another person

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:06pm

Alaska authorities found one shell casing after a man tried to shoot and kill himself but the bullet passed through his head and took the life of his girlfriend, a prosecutor said Monday.

Ethics office blasts Trump refusal to disclose lobby waivers

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:52pm

The message from a senator to the government ethics office: Use your authority to force the president to reveal how many waivers he's granted to ex-lobbyists in his new administration.

Mississippi lawmaker apologizes for calling for lynching

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:37pm

A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments, only after his comment sparked broad condemnation in both states.

The Latest: Dems alarmed by report on Trump, intel bosses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:30pm

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

Flynn rejects Trump-Russia probe subpoena; Dems say he lied

Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:16pm

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in rebuffing a subpoena Monday in the investigation into Russia's election meddling. Then a top House Democrat cited new evidence he said appeared to show Flynn lied on a security clearance background check.

Man dies after being sickened in apparent botulism outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:10pm

A botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a Northern California gas station has killed one man and left at least nine other people hospitalized, health officials said Monday.

The Latest: Trump seeks reconsideration of sanctuary ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:03pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's executive order to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities (all times local):

The Latest: NAACP: Lawmaker should resign over lynch comment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:45pm

The Latest on comments made by a Mississippi lawmaker over the removal of Confederate monuments (all times local):

Skull found in backyard nearly 30 years after disappearance

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:23pm

Police say a human skull has been found at the former home of a woman who disappeared nearly 30 years ago.

Man dies after May 11 suicide attempt at New Orleans jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:23pm

An inmate hospitalized after a suicide attempt in the New Orleans jail has died. He is the third suicidal inmate to die since the new jail opened in September 2015.

Video leads to charges for attack on cerebral palsy patient

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:23pm

A Pennsylvania man is accused of sucker punching another man outside a convenience store after making fun of him because he showed symptoms of cerebral palsy.

Oklahoma school apologizes for Hitler yearbook quotation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:12pm

The principal of an Oklahoma high school apologized after its yearbook featured a quotation attributed to Adolf Hitler.

Tampering charge against massacre victim's brother tossed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:12pm

A judge in Ohio has dismissed evidence tampering and vandalism charges against the brother of one of eight victims of an unsolved massacre.