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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.

Relative 'devastated' after shooting kills 8 in Mississippi

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:53am

Head in hands, his voice strained, Vincent Mitchell sat outside his little yellow home and tried to make sense of how a family dispute led to a rampage that killed eight people, including the deputy who tried to keep them safe.

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.

JFK's life, legacy to be celebrated on his centennial

Crystal Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 10:41pm

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

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.

Mom who went to classes with quadriplegic son gets MBA

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 7:57pm

A Southern California university has awarded an honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class with him and took his notes while he pursued his Master of Business Administration.

Polynesian canoe on around-the-world journey crosses equator

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 7:02pm

A traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe on an around-the-world journey has reached a milestone by crossing the equator on its way back to Hawaii.

Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team

Jill Colvin and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 6:43pm

President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists, frustrated by what he views as his team's inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

'I ain't fit to live': Police say Mississippi gunman kills 8

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 6:33pm

A man who got into an argument with his estranged wife and her family over his children was arrested Sunday in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including his mother-in-law and a sheriff's deputy.

Texas 'bathroom bill' fading as legislative session wraps up

Will Weissert and Meredith Hoffman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 6:33pm

Texas' legislative session was winding down Sunday, with an all but dead "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people caught in a clash between mainstream Republicans and the most conservative wing of the party that dominates politics in the nation's second-largest state.

Police in California fatally shoot man armed with an ax

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 6:20pm

An officer fatally shot a man with a history of mental illness after he charged at him and other officers with an ax during a confrontation at a San Jose apartment complex, police said Sunday.

Alaska volcano erupts again; aviation alert raised to red

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 6:10pm

An Alaska volcano that has been active for nearly six months has erupted again.

Slain Virginia drug enforcement officer called "Superman"

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 6:02pm

A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was remembered Sunday as a man dedicated to improving the lives of children.

2 dead, 1 missing after flooding in Branson, Missouri

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 5:30pm

Authorities have recovered two bodies and are searching for a third person after their vehicle was overtaken by floodwaters in Branson, Missouri.