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Texas Senate rejecting House's watered down 'bathroom bill'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:03pm

The Texas Senate is planning to reject a House attempt to revive the transgender "bathroom bill" and seek a conference committee to reconcile differences in proposals that each chamber passed on the issue.

Los Angeles man convicted of 1981 magazine-ad murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:14pm

A Southern California jury has convicted a man for the 1981 robbery and murder of a 77-year-old widower he met through a magazine ad.

New Jersey's Newark Airport reopens after plane engine fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:00pm

New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport has reopened after a plane engine caught fire, prompting a temporarily closure.

Flood fears spread to Carolinas as rain pounds the South

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:40pm

The threat of flooding continues across several Southern states as heavy rain soaked the area and prompted new flood watches in the Carolinas while a massive storm system swept eastward.

Texas moves to soften voter ID law after judge finds bias

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:32pm

A weakened Texas voter ID law moved closer to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's desk on Tuesday with the state House approving legislation that waters down an original version that a judge compared to a "poll tax" and ruled had intentionally discriminated against minorities.

Bill could turn back page, return power to Texas board of ed

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:23pm

The often-combative Texas Board of Education would expand its ability to reject textbooks it doesn't like, rolling back limits that have been in place for more than two decades, under a proposal on the verge of clearing the state Legislature.

Hands off US election, ex-CIA director says he warned Russia

Eileen Sullivan and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:23pm

Former CIA Director John Brennan told Congress Tuesday he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the U.S. presidential election and was so concerned about Russian contacts with people involved in Donald Trump's campaign that he convened top counterintelligence officials to focus on them.

Hundreds honor Montana sheriff deputy killed in line of duty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:13pm

A Montana sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty last week was remembered as a family man, a man of faith and a dedicated public servant who could be tough when he needed to be but still played dolls with his daughter.

The Latest: Ex-CIA head says he warned Russia about meddling

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:10pm

The Latest on investigations into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election (all times local):

Times Square crash: 5 still hospitalized, but teen goes home

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:01pm

A New Jersey high school senior and another person mowed down by a driver on a Times Square sidewalk were released from hospitals Tuesday, but five other victims are still hospitalized, school and hospital officials said.

Judge will reconsider ruling blocking sanctuary cities order

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:43pm

A federal judge Tuesday agreed to reconsider his ruling blocking President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

Chaffetz formed new firm before saying he would leave House

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:07pm

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, whose abrupt announcement last week that he was quitting Congress and his key role as chairman on the House Oversight Committee left a trail of questions, set up a new company in April just a day before announcing he wouldn't run for re-election.

Experts: Traveler should have drawn scrutiny before flight

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:24pm

A man acted strangely long before he caused a disturbance on a plane that prompted fighter jets to accompany it to Hawaii, but a lack of communication and an airline's hesitancy to be caught on video booting a passenger could have played a role in allowing him to fly, experts say.

Authorities: Girl, 2, dead after man used 'wrestling moves'

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:57pm

A 2-year-old Missouri girl died after her mom's boyfriend injured the toddler using "wrestling moves" that included picking her up and slamming her on the ground, authorities said Tuesday.

Trial set for Alaska man charged in girlfriend's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:50pm

A trial date has been set for a 21-year-old Alaska man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend when he tried to kill himself and the bullet struck the woman after passing through his head.

Judge declares mistrial in ex-deputy's murder trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:46pm

A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the case of a former New Mexico sheriff's deputy who was charged in the shooting death of a fellow deputy during what authorities described as an alcohol-fueled dispute.

Landslide on California highway part of $1 billion in damage

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:34pm

A massive landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean is the latest natural disaster to hit a California community that relies heavily on an iconic coastal highway and tourism to survive, and it adds to a record $1 billion in highway damage from one of the state's wettest winters in decades.

Plea deal in works for teen in alleged suicide-pact crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:10pm

A defense attorney says a plea deal is in the works for a 16-year-old girl charged with killing two people in a high-speed crash on the way to carry out a suicide pact.

Bizarre elk poaching case in Nevada nets 3 convictions

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:54pm

An 18-month investigation into big game poaching in northeast Nevada has netted three convictions on charges ranging from the illegal killing of three trophy elk to interfering with state investigators.