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Ray Pfeifer, firefighter, voice for 9/11 health care, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 3:32pm

A retired New York City firefighter who spent months digging through debris after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, then became a key voice in fighting for health care for first responders while wracked with late-stage cancer himself, has died, the fire department said.

3 people hurt after ponies rush sidewalk at Wisconsin parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 3:30pm

Three people were injured when show ponies pulling a wagon in a Memorial Day parade in southeastern Wisconsin rushed onto a crowded sidewalk.

Police: Suspect killed in North Carolina had stolen gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 3:25pm

A burglary suspect killed by a police officer in North Carolina fired a stolen gun when he was finally cornered about three hours after officers first saw him running from a home in a suburban neighborhood, authorities said.

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Trump honors fallen and families in Memorial Day address

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 3:21pm

President Donald Trump on Monday expressed the nation's "boundless" gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans defending the United States.

The Latest: Portland mayor urges cancellation of Trump rally

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 3:20pm

The Latest on fatal stabbings in Portland, Oregon (all times local):

Special prosecutor Mueller extols humility, integrity

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 3:17pm

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller III has given a heart-warming address to Massachusetts college prep school graduates, several days after his appointment to head an investigation into possible connections between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign.

Deputy slain in Mississippi rampage had worked in ministry

Emily Wagster Pettus and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 3:14pm

A Mississippi deputy killed in a shooting rampage had worked in Christian ministry before going into law enforcement, and liked doing puppet shows to deliver uplifting messages to children.

The Latest: N. Carolina officer says suspect shot gun first

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 3:14pm

The Latest on a burglary suspect shot to death by police officers in North Carolina (all times local):

Trump honors fallen and families in Memorial Day address

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 3:14pm

President Donald Trump on Monday expressed the nation's "boundless" gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans defending the United States, dedicating his first Memorial Day address as commander in chief to a top Cabinet secretary and two other families who lost loved ones.

The Latest: Trump honors fallen in Memorial Day address

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 3:10pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's Memorial Day observance (all times local):

Utah school district may soon relinquish control of cemetery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 3:00pm

A northern Utah township is expected to take control of a local cemetery out of the hands of its longtime owner: a nearby school district.

Police: Man fires AK-47 while driving on Florida highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 2:41pm

Police say a man fired an AK-47 while driving down a Florida highway, damaging at least two passing vehicles.

Wyoming delegation seeks to end federal fee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 2:34pm

Wyoming's congressional delegation has introduced legislation that would allow states to collect their own federal mineral royalties.

10 arrested after fight during Vegas protest of man's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 2:30pm

Authorities say 10 people were arrested after fighting erupted during a weekend protest on the Las Vegas Strip amid calls for a white police officer to face criminal charges in the death of a black man in custody.

AP Exclusive: Suspected drug thefts persist at VA centers

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 2:16pm

Federal authorities are investigating dozens of new cases of possible opioid and other drug theft by employees at Veterans Affairs hospitals, a sign the problem isn't going away as more prescriptions disappear.

Protest sparks Texas lawmaker threats of gun violence

Meredith Hoffman and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 2:16pm

Hundreds of protesters opposing Texas' tough new anti-"sanctuary cities" law launched a raucous demonstration from the public gallery in the Texas House on Monday, briefly halting work and prompting lawmakers on the floor below to scuffle — and even threaten gun violence — as tense divides over hardline immigration policies boiled over.

Authorities: Girl hurt in 60-foot fall at Iowa state park

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:50pm

Authorities say an 8-year-old girl has been injured after falling 60 feet (18 meters) at a state park in eastern Iowa.

Zealous prosecutor leading review of violent crime in cities

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:45pm

A zealous prosecutor who was crucial in writing the Justice Department's new policy encouraging harsher punishments for criminals is now turning his attention to hate crimes, marijuana and the ways law enforcement seizes suspects' cash and property.

The Latest: Republican says shooting threat was self-defense

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:40pm

The Latest on a protest at the Texas state Capitol over a new law that compels local police to enforce federal immigration law (all times local):

The Leonardo museum 'Fix-It Clinic' repairs, reduces waste

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:00pm

Members of The Leonardo museum and the Utah Recycling Alliance has come together to host a "Fix-It Clinic" for people to bring in broken and outdated appliances and learn how to repair them.