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Police say eight people are dead, including deputy sheriff, after shooting in Mississippi; suspect in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 7:30am

Police say eight people are dead, including deputy sheriff, after shooting in Mississippi; suspect in custody.

1 Year Later: No public memorial planned as zoo looks ahead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 7:23am

No public events are planned at the Cincinnati Zoo marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of an endangered gorilla.

Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team

Jill Colvin and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 7:23am

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.

Florida could pave new changes in 'stand your ground' laws

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 7:02am

Florida Gov. Rick Scott must soon decide whether to sign a measure making it harder to prosecute people who claim they committed violence in self-defense.

Police: Officer shoots, kills burglary suspect in N Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 7:00am

Authorities say a burglary suspect has been shot and killed as police tried to arrest him in a North Carolina home.

Federal officials in Alaska probe 2 plane crashes; 4 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:50am

Federal investigators say 2 planes crashed more than 600 miles apart in Alaska almost simultaneously Saturday, killing a total of four people.

Slain Virginia officer was a father of 3, former Marine

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:41am

A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was a father of three and former Marine who founded a youth wrestling club and mentored disadvantaged kids, authorities said.

Slain Virginia officer was a father of 3, former Marine

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:20am

A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was a father of three and former Marine who founded a youth wrestling club and mentored disadvantaged kids, authorities said.

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Clinton by Benghazi families

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 11:51pm

A federal judge threw out a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton by the parents of two Americans killed in the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, ruling the former secretary of state didn't defame them when disputing allegations that she had lied.

Mayor: 'Heroes' died protecting women from anti-Muslim rant

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:45pm

Police said Saturday they'll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of an Oregon man accused of fatally stabbing two men who tried to intervene when the suspect yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim on a Portland light-rail train.

US announces sanctions on alleged Mexican heroin trafficker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:24pm

The U.S. government is imposing sanctions on alleged Mexican drug traffickers described by the Treasury Department as "major contributors to our nation's heroin epidemic."

Report: Illinois office had contest to close family cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:12pm

The Joliet office of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services offered gift cards to workers closing the most cases just months before a missing 1-year-old girl's body was found under a couch in a home, a report Saturday said.

Noose found on tree outside museum in nation's capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:10pm

Authorities say a noose was found hanging from a tree outside a museum in the nation's capital.

Defense secretary references Manchester in West Point speech

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:02pm

The deaths of 22 people at a concert hall in Manchester, England, this week shows the need for institutions like the U.S. Military Academy to produce soldiers willing to battle those who would commit terrorism, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday.

Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:02pm

Former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher who parlayed his sports fame into a political career as an uncompromising advocate for conservative causes, has died. He was 85.

Report: After Pulse massacre, police training needs changes

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:51pm

As a law enforcement foundation reviews how the Orlando Police Department responded to a 2016 mass shooting at a gay nightclub, the organization's staffers say in a paper that police training and protocols may need to change.

Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

Julie Pace and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:34pm

As he dashed through the Middle East and Europe, Donald Trump looked like a conventional American leader abroad. He solemnly laid a wreath at a Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, had an audience with the pope at the Vatican and stood center stage with Western allies at the annual summits that dominate the diplomatic calendar.

Authorities: Fourth person in Des Moines apartment fire dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 6:51pm

A fourth person has died following a Des Moines apartment blaze, making it one of the city's deadliest fires.

The Latest: FBI assisting investigation in Portland attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 6:10pm

The Latest on a stabbing on a Portland, Oregon, train that left two dead (all times local):