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Jury deliberations start in New Jersey father's murder trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:55pm

Jurors have ended their deliberations for the day in the murder trial of a New Jersey man accused of killing his 3-year-old son because the boy had become an impediment to his relationship with a teenage girlfriend.

No charges planned over protest of college guest speaker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:55pm

A Vermont police department says it doesn't plan to file criminal charges in the March protest of a college guest speaker who co-wrote a book discussing racial differences in intelligence.

Senate intelligence committee to subpoena two of former national security adviser Mike Flynn's businesses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:55pm

Senate intelligence committee to subpoena two of former national security adviser Mike Flynn's businesses.

'Fly the flag'? Rift in Mississippi over Confederate symbol

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:48pm

As a warm breeze wafts in from the Gulf of Mexico, Carol Mize paces across the street from Biloxi's white marble City Hall. In one hand, she carries a Mississippi flag and in the other, a sign with the slogan: "Fly the flag, Mayor."

Trump administration dropping nuclear waste burial test

James Nord, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:47pm

The U.S. Department of Energy is abandoning a test meant to determine whether nuclear waste can be buried far underground because of changes in budget priorities, the agency said Tuesday.

The Latest: Experts: Passenger should have drawn attention

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:47pm

The Latest on a man who caused a disruption on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu (all times local):

Winds severely damage small planes at North Texas airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:40pm

Authorities say at least a dozen small planes have been severely damaged when winds of nearly 50 mph struck a North Texas municipal airport and flipped some aircraft.

Man with bladed gloves, clown makeup held in Denver stabbing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:35pm

A man wearing claw-like gloves and clown-style makeup is suspected of stabbing and killing another man in Denver.

The Latest: Ex-CIA chief was concerned about Trump, Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:29pm

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

Man who admitted setting 2 people on fire faces murder count

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:27pm

A Maryland man who pleaded guilty to assault after setting two men on fire more than a year ago now faces a murder charge in the case.

Boise owners ordered to demolish homes at own expense

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:20pm

The owners of two collapsing houses in Boise have been ordered to demolish the structures at their own expenses.

SUNY provost set to be new University of Missouri chancellor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:19pm

The University of Missouri System is set to hire the provost and executive vice chancellor at the State University of New York to run its flagship campus in Columbia, two years after the previous chancellor resigned amid protests over racial concerns on campus.

Top official says US hasn't verified IS claim on Manchester

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:19pm

The United States' top intelligence official says the U.S. government has not yet verified that the Islamic State group is responsible for the attack in Manchester, England, but called the deadly incident a stark reminder of how serious the terror threat remains.

Appeals court revives challenge to NSA surveillance practice

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:07pm

A challenge to the government's practice of collecting certain internet communications can move forward, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Lawsuit: Mississippi fails to educate black children equally

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:07pm

Mississippi is denying good schools to African American students in violation of the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, a legal group alleged Tuesday.

Acquitted Tulsa cop who killed unarmed man returns to work

Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:07pm

A white Oklahoma police officer who was acquitted of manslaughter after fatally shooting an unarmed black man is back on the force working "a desk job," her attorney said Tuesday.

Oklahoma congressman wants to chair House oversight panel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:07pm

Oklahoma Congressman Steve Russell says he wants to chair the U.S. House committee that has been poised to investigate President Donald Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey.

Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:55pm

A massive landslide along an iconic coastal highway in California has buried the road under a 40-foot layer of rock and dirt, the latest hit after a winter of crippling slides and flooding.

Barrasso says focus of health care overhaul is lower costs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:55pm

Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso says the focus of Republicans crafting a new health care law is on lowering premiums.

Louisville police seek help in finding 7-year-old's killer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:55pm

Two days after a stray bullet struck a 7-year-old Kentucky boy as he ate cake at his kitchen table, Louisville police are pleading for help in tracking down the child's killer.