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US: Nearly 740,000 foreigners overstayed visas last year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:06pm

The U.S. Homeland Security Department says nearly 740,000 foreigners who were supposed to leave the country during a recent 12-month period overstayed their visas.

The Latest: Senator pledges 'to get to the truth' in probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:04pm

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

Monte Cristo Highway to reopen Thursday after winter closure

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:00pm

State Road 39 will reopen to all traffic for the spring and summer seasons Thursday.

Dad of crash victim leaves note of gratitude in Times Square

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:00pm

The father of a Michigan tourist killed by an out-of-control driver in Times Square has left a note at a makeshift memorial to thank New Yorkers for their support.

Supreme Court strikes down 2 NC congressional districts

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:54am

The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost challenges in other states.

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Flynn to invoke 5th Amendment, AP has learned

Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:54am

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, will invoke his constitutional right against self-incrimination on Monday and decline to hand over documents sought under subpoena by a Senate panel investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, The Associated Press has learned.

Judge denies bail for 3 men in 6-year-old's shooting death

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:50am

A judge has denied bail to three Mississippi people accused of killing a 6-year-old boy.

US doctor killed on Everest was climbing tallest peaks

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:40am

A global adventurer when he wasn't seeing patients in small-town Alabama, Dr. Roland Yearwood recently left his rural home to face the same challenge that could have killed him two years ago: Scaling Mount Everest.

White Maryland student to appear in stabbing of black man

Jessica Gresko and Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:40am

The FBI is investigating the unprovoked stabbing of a black man at the University of Maryland as a possible hate crime after a white student who belonged to a racist Facebook group was arrested nearby with a knife in his pocket, police said.

Convicted killer of 11 women appeals to US Supreme Court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:40am

A Cleveland man sentenced to die for killing 11 women and hiding the remains in and around his home has appealed his case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Police: Man slays neo-Nazi roommates over Islam disrespect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:40am

A man arrested after leading police to the bodies of his two roommates told officers that he killed them because they were neo-Nazis who disrespected his recent conversion to Islam.

Man gets 10-year sentence for shooting Georgia officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:40am

A man who shot a Georgia police officer after luring him into an ambush with a 911 call has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Mom of twins killed in fire while she bought pot gets jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:40am

A New York woman whose twin toddler sons died in a fire while she went to buy marijuana has been sentenced to a year in jail.

Second lawsuit says Kentucky police framed person for murder

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:40am

A Tennessee man says he spent five years in jail for a murder he did not commit because a State Police detective and a former Kentucky sheriff lied to protect a man who was related to the detective and had bribed the sheriff.

California legalization lets pot convictions go up in smoke

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:29am

Jay Schlauch's conviction for peddling pot haunted him for nearly a quarter century.

Cops: Man who cited extortion on child porn site is arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:29am

Authorities say an Ohio man who told police he visited a child pornography website and was now being extorted faces a child pornography charge.

Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids

Meredith Hoffman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:20am

Each morning, Joanna Smith's 7-year-old son pulls on a T-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers and heads to school. An honor-roll student who loves science and spelling, he often stays after class to run on the playground with his large group of friends.

Rep: Sorry for using 'lynch' over Confederate statue removal

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:05am

A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments.

Jury selection begins for man accused of killing Baby Doe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:00am

Jury selection began Monday in the murder trial of a man charged in the killing of a 2-year-old girl whose image was shared by millions of social media users after her body washed up on a Boston Harbor island.