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President Obama's favorite college professor dies at age 69

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:34pm

Roger Boesche, a popular professor and renowned scholar credited by Barack Obama with sparking the future president's interest in politics when he was an undergraduate at California's Occidental College, has died at age 69.

Maine's tough-on-crime talking governor to release inmates

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:34pm

Maine's Republican governor, who once joked about using the guillotine to execute drug dealers, announced a plan this week to release an unknown number of "lower-risk" prisoners from the state's correctional facilities.

Nebraska prison revolt began with spat over alcohol

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:34pm

A Nebraska prison uprising in March that left two inmates dead began because inmates were angry that prison staffers had confiscated 150 pounds (68 kilograms) of homemade alcohol from them, corrections officials said Thursday.

Appeals court: Texas must reveal execution drug supplier

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:33pm

A Texas appeals court panel has upheld a lower court's order that the state's prison agency must identify its execution drug supplier.

The Latest: Alabama inmate asks US Supreme Court for stay

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:30pm

The Latest on the scheduled execution of Alabama prisoner Tommy Arthur (all times local):

Police: Massage therapist raped customer at Logan Airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:19pm

A massage therapist has been arrested on charges he raped a customer inside a massage studio at Boston's Logan Airport.

Lieberman latest person to withdraw from FBI director search

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:05pm

Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman has withdrawn from consideration for the role of FBI director, becoming the latest contender to pull out of a search process that President Donald Trump said a week ago was moving quickly.

Propylene leak from rail car is contained in New Jersey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:05pm

A propylene leak from a rail car has been contained at an industrial park in New Jersey.

Federal prosecutor found dead on Florida beach

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:05pm

The body of a federal prosecutor has been found on a Florida beach with possible head trauma.

US: Uzbek man serving sentence in terror plot stabbed warden

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:56pm

An Uzbek refugee serving 25 years behind bars for a plot to kill U.S. military personnel or civilians has been charged with stabbing the warden at the California federal prison where he was serving his sentence, prosecutors said Thursday.

11 hurt, most with minor injuries, in Vegas school bus crash

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:56pm

At least 11 people were injured Thursday, including eight middle school students, their bus driver and a woman and an infant in a vehicle that collided with a school bus in Las Vegas, authorities said.

Oklahoma inmate dies after being hit with pepper balls

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:56pm

An autopsy report shows an inmate who died at an Oklahoma jail was hit more than a dozen times by pepper balls as officers tried to subdue him.

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Appeals court deals blow to Trump administration travel ban

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:56pm

President Donald Trump's revised travel ban "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination," a federal appeals court said Thursday in ruling against the ban that targets six Muslim-majority countries.

3 federal prison guards charged with sex abuse of inmates

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:44pm

A federal prison guard supervisor charged with repeatedly raping a female inmate who he knew spoke little English and would be turned over to immigration authorities was among three guards arrested Thursday in a prison sexual abuse scandal, authorities said.

US immigration agents eat, arrest 3 at Michigan restaurant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:44pm

The owner of a Michigan restaurant says U.S. immigration agents who were conducting enforcement at the business ate breakfast before arresting three workers.

FBI misses deadline to turn over Comey memos on Trump

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:44pm

The FBI says it needs more time to consider a request by Congress to turn over memos and other documents related to meetings between former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald Trump.

Ex-coroner defends officials' right to use racial slurs

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:38pm

A former South Carolina coroner is unapologetic over his usage of a racial slur toward a black neighbor, saying in a deposition filed in court this week as part of a federal lawsuit that he and other white officeholders are justified in using such language.

Some 'Silent Service' vets cringe at Trump's sub disclosure

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:28pm

Some veterans of the Navy's "Silent Service" are cringing at news that President Donald Trump disclosed the whereabouts of two submarines that are part of an undersea force that prides itself on stealth.

Idaho man accused of bribing young boys faces new charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:28pm

Idaho officials say a man accused of convincing more than 40 boys across various states and countries to send him pornographic videos is facing new charges.

Texas pushes ahead with 'bathroom bill' as others shy away

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:28pm

A push for a "bathroom bill" in Texas is coming down to the wire even as proposed restroom restrictions for transgender people have largely faltered in legislatures across the U.S.