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19 California workers hurt in partial building site collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:46pm

Officials say scaffolding and wet concrete apparently gave way at a building site in the San Francisco Bay Area, injuring at least 19 workers.

Judge: No Confederate flag T-shirt in officer's retrial

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:44pm

The jury in the murder retrial of a white Ohio police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist will not see the officer's undershirt depicting a Confederate battle flag, because a judge ruled Friday that the garment is too prejudicial.

Indiana faces records request backlog as Pence drags feet

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:44pm

The Indiana governor's office faces a backlog of public records requests largely stemming from Vice President Mike Pence's tenure as governor, and the delay has been exacerbated by Pence's refusal to give his successor digital access to a private email address he sometimes used to conduct state business.

Judge wants accounting from man accused in wife's killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:44pm

A Connecticut probate judge has given a man charged with killing his wife 60 days to detail what he did with her finances in the 17 months since her death.

Police: Man charged with drawing, buying people's blood

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:44pm

Authorities say a Maryland man was paying people to draw their blood and storing the blood in large quantities in an abandoned apartment in Washington.

Authorities: Cocaine plot included submarines, planes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:29pm

Prosecutors in New York say a drug trafficker plotted to move U.S.-bound cocaine between South and Central America with submarines and planes.

Prison transport van hijacked; 1 inmate still on the lam

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:28pm

An inmate being transported from a state prison in St. Cloud to the prison in Lino Lakes hijacked a transport van full of other prisoners and escaped.

Dog owner fighting order to euthanize pet that bit girl

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:28pm

A Utah woman whose dog was ordered put to death after the animal bit a teenage girl says the punishment doesn't fit the crime, and the state Humane Society is joining her fight to change city rules they call unfairly harsh.

Massive Big Sur landslide could keep highway closed 1 year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:28pm

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.

County taxpayers in Idaho to cover about $2.7M from lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:22pm

An Idaho county's taxpayers will need to cough up about $2.7 million to cover a lawsuit its officials lost against a former employee who had been fired.

Alabama officials raced clock to execute convicted murderer

Kim Chandler and Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:10pm

Alabama's quest to kill an inmate who spent decades on death row for murder became a high-stakes game of beat the clock after the U.S. Supreme Court finally cleared the way for his execution.

Ariana Grande planning benefit concert in Manchester

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:10pm

Ariana Grande has vowed to return to Manchester, England, to give a concert to raise money for the victims of Monday's deadly bombing at her show there.

Detroit man cleared of 1992 murder says 'justice prevailed'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:10pm

The Latest on a decision to throw out a Detroit man's murder conviction after 25 years (all times local):

US citizen says she was detained by immigration agents

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:10pm

A Southern California woman has taken the first step toward suing county and federal officials after she says she was detained by immigration authorities for deportation even though she is an American citizen.

The Latest: Alabama raced clock to execute inmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:40pm

The Latest on Alabama's execution of inmate Tommy Arthur (all times local):

New 'Blue Lives Matter' laws raise concerns among activists

Jim Salter and David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:35pm

Following a spike in deadly attacks on police, more than a dozen states have responded this year with "Blue Lives Matter" laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforcement officers, raising concern among some civil rights activists of a potential setback in police-community relations.

Feds: Man tried to bite flight attendant, jumped from plane

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:14pm

Federal authorities say an airline passenger tried to bite a flight attendant, then jumped out of the aircraft and onto the tarmac at a North Carolina airport.

Tennessee governor signs NRA-backed metal detector gun bill

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:05pm

Many Tennessee city and county buildings, parks and buses will either have to buy metal detectors, hire security guards and check people's bags, or let handgun permit holders bring in their guns, under a law signed Friday by Gov. Bill Haslam.

Suspect in St. Louis-area shootings arrested in Tennessee

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:56am

A man wanted in connection with two fatal shootings in the St. Louis area was arrested after being found walking naked along a small-town street in Tennessee, police said Friday.

Mortuary chief: Glenn's remains were given 'impeccable care'

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:56am

As Air Force officials investigate allegations that inspectors were invited to view the remains of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn at Dover Air Force Base, a military mortuary chief says Glenn's remains were treated with "impeccable care."