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JFK's life, legacy is celebrated on his centennial

Crystal Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 8:43am

The life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy, who died at 46, will be celebrated on the day he would have turned 100.

Police: Parking dispute escalates to fatal shooting; 2 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 8:40am

Two men were fatally shot after an argument over a parking space in a crowded Florida tourist district.

The Latest: JFK's life, legacy celebrated on centennial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 8:33am

The Latest on celebrating the life and legacy of John F. Kennedy on the day he would have turned 100 (all times local):

The Latest: Police identify Mississippi shooting victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 8:33am

The Latest in a shooting in Mississippi that left eight people dead (all times local):

A sister uses her gifts to send messages to fallen soldier

Martha Irvine, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 8:14am

She begins each time by sharpening her tools, with the sound of metal on metal echoing through the sunlit old house she calls both home and workshop. Making a violin is a methodical art. For Sonja St. John, that structure is a necessity — and the routine, in many ways, a saving grace.

3 of 4 Idaho GOP governor candidates have voted frequently

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 8:03am

Four Republican candidates are vying to be Idaho's next governor in what is expected to be a competitive 2018 race. All hope enough voters will flock to the polls and choose their name on the ballot.

Judges weigh law cutting governor's elections oversight role

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 7:50am

Lawyers for North Carolina's new Democratic governor say a new law could increase confusion in future elections, leave unethical politicians unpunished and allow campaign finance tricks to continue unabated.

The Latest: Trump tweets thanks to US service members

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 7:42am

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Old South monument backers embrace "Confederate Catechism"

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 7:30am

Sometimes it seems like the impassioned people who want to preserve Confederate monuments across the South are reading a different history book than the rest of the nation.

Police: Suspect killed in North Carolina had stolen gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 7:02am

Police say a man shot to death by an officer in a suburban North Carolina neighborhood had a gun he had just stolen.

Kelly defends plan for Russia back channel as a 'good thing'

Hope Yen and Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 6:13am

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is defending an alleged effort by top White House adviser Jared Kushner to create back-channel communications with Russia as a "good thing," while the Trump administration sought to quell mounting questions over secret ties to the Kremlin.

AP Exclusive: VA drug thefts continue despite new efforts

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 5:21am

Federal authorities have launched dozens of new criminal investigations into possible opioid and other drug theft by employees at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, a sign the problem isn't going away despite new prevention efforts.

Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval

Jill Colvin and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:52am

President Donald Trump is assailing internal leaks as he considers an overhaul of his White House staff and grapples with a burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign.

More drug theft at VA: Recent cases involving health clinics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:42am

sometimes to the harm of patients.

Kushner's Russia ties questioned as Trump cites media 'lies'

Hope Yen and Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 11:31pm

Congressional Democrats on Sunday demanded to hear directly from top White House adviser Jared Kushner over allegations of proposed secret back-channel communications with Russia, saying the security clearance of President Donald Trump's son-in-law may need to be revoked.

The Latest: Trump says he favors more money for health care

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 11:30pm

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Navy parachutist dies during demonstration over Hudson River

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 11:00pm

In the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, a Navy Seal team member fell to his death Sunday after his parachute failed to open during a Fleet Week demonstration over the Hudson River.

Mueller to give commencement address at Tabor Academy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 10:50pm

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller III is slated to give the commencement address at a private school in Massachusetts, less than two weeks after his appointment as special counsel to oversee an investigation into possible connections between Russia and President Trump's 2016 election campaign.

To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 10:15pm

Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers.

Brush fire on Los Angeles hillside sparked by weed whacker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:16pm

More than 150 firefighters battled a 30-acre brush fire on a Los Angeles hillside on Sunday that investigators said was sparked by a weed whacker.