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Alaska Natives honored for protecting territory during WWII

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:44pm

Officials on Friday posthumously honored more than a dozen members of a largely Alaska Native citizen militia who protected the U.S. territory from the threat of Japanese invasion during World War II, bringing closure to their families for a service that went unrecognized for decades.

Texas House rejects attempts to strengthen 'bathroom bill'

Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:34pm

Texas' Republican House speaker said Friday night he's refusing state Senate demands to expand and strengthen a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people, jeopardizing one of the most hotly debated pieces of legislation in the country's second-largest state.

Leery of North Korea, US plans first test of ICBM intercept

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:34pm

Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials said Friday

Fallen Navy pilot's children hug as remains brought home

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:23pm

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.

The Latest: Activist arrested in beatings at Berkeley rally

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:23pm

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If FBI wants to talk to Kushner, lawyer says he's ready

Eric Tucker and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:13pm

If the FBI wants to talk to Jared Kushner about his Russian contacts, they won't have to track down the president's son-in-law. Amid reports the FBI is scrutinizing Kushner's encounters, his lawyer says he stands ready to talk to federal investigators as well as Congress about his contacts and his role in Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.

The Latest: Paper says Kushner sought secret Russia channel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:40pm

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2 arrested for trying to force alligator to drink beer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:40pm

Two men who admitted to blowing smoke into a young alligator's mouth and pouring beer down its throat have been charged with harassing wildlife.

California 'anti-fascist' activist charged with assault

Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:30pm

A former San Francisco Bay Area community college philosophy teacher and "anti-fascist" activist was charged Friday with hitting several people in the head with a bicycle lock during a violent clash between supporters and detractors of President Donald Trump last month.

Bear Eyes monument status generates 57K public comments

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:18pm

Tens of thousands of people from across the U.S. have weighed in about whether the new Bears Ears National Monument should be preserved, downsized or rescinded, confirming the monument's center stage position in a review of 27 monuments ordered by President Donald Trump.

Phoenix Comicon prop weapons banned after armed man arrested

Clarice Silber, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:13pm

Jack Young showed up at Phoenix Comicon on Friday dressed as the villain from "Sleeping Beauty," complete with black horns, large feathery wings and green paint.

Lawsuit: Arkansas man died after jail denied medical help

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:03pm

The family of an Arkansas man has filed a federal lawsuit in Texas accusing a for-profit jail and at least 12 guards and nurses of denying him adequate medical care as his health worsened and leaving him to die in his cell.

White House to share information about lobbyist waivers

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:03pm

The White House is preparing to post to its website information about waivers it has granted to ex-lobbyists working in the president's office.

11-year sentence for Woman in fatal silicone injection

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:00pm

A woman has been sentenced to 11 years and three months in prison for performing illegal cosmetic silicone injections — including one that caused a woman's death.

Colonel fighting extradition will get new medicine in jail

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:41pm

A former Salvadoran colonel fighting extradition to Spain will remain in jail after receiving new medicine Friday amid a federal judge's demands that authorities address his health care.

Texas set to embrace new abortion restrictions

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:30pm

The Texas Legislature approved a sweeping package of new abortion limits Friday, despite the legal challenges they're likely to provoke and nearly a year after the U.S. Supreme Court dismantled a 2013 law that prompted more than half the state's abortion clinics to close.

Massive Big Sur landslide could keep highway closed for year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:30pm

Officials say a massive landslide in Big Sur could keep a portion of California's iconic coastal highway closed for a year and cost millions of dollars to fix.

Missouri museum to display Confederate battle flag

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:24pm

At a time Confederate symbols are being purged from public sites, a northeast Missouri museum is putting a restored Confederacy flag on permanent inside display, calling it "a teachable moment."

4 suspended in early release of man in deadly Ohio shootings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:20pm

Four county workers in Ohio are being suspended for the early release of a domestic violence suspect who later killed three people, including a small town police chief.