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Indiana faces records request backlog as Pence drags feet

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:08pm

The Indiana governor's office faces a backlog of public records requests largely stemming from Vice President Mike Pence's tenure, and the delay has been exacerbated by Pence's refusal to give his successor digital access to his emails, including those sent from a private AOL account he sometimes used to conduct state business.

US: 2 Chinese jets conduct unsafe intercept of Navy aircraft

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:08pm

Two Chinese aircraft conducted an unprofessional intercept of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft over the South China Sea, the Pentagon said Friday, marking the second time in about a week that the U.S. has complained about unsafe Chinese operations in the region.

Complaint raises questions about Kentucky governor, mansion

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:08pm

The head of a Kentucky government watchdog group said Friday he's seeking an investigation into Gov. Matt Bevin's connection to a Louisville-area mansion that sold for nearly a million dollars below market value.

State of Utah refuses to pay Swallow's $1.5M legal bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:55pm

The state of Utah is refusing to pay $1.5 million in legal bills for a former Utah Attorney General acquitted of bribery and other charges.

Bullet tests clear Detroit man in prison since 1992

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:55pm

Declaring "justice prevailed," a Michigan man walked out of prison for the first time in 25 years, freed after new tests showed that the bullets presented as evidence at his trial weren't the ones taken from the body of the victim.

Clinton calls Trump's budget a mean-spirited 'con'

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:50pm

Hillary Clinton peppered her Wellesley College commencement address Friday with barbs aimed at her rival in last year's presidential election, criticizing President Donald Trump's budget proposal as a mean-spirited "con."

19 California workers hurt in partial building site collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:46pm

Officials say scaffolding and wet concrete apparently gave way at a building site in the San Francisco Bay Area, injuring at least 19 workers.

Judge: No Confederate flag T-shirt in officer's retrial

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:44pm

The jury in the murder retrial of a white Ohio police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist will not see the officer's undershirt depicting a Confederate battle flag, because a judge ruled Friday that the garment is too prejudicial.

Judge wants accounting from man accused in wife's killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:44pm

A Connecticut probate judge has given a man charged with killing his wife 60 days to detail what he did with her finances in the 17 months since her death.

Police: Man charged with drawing, buying people's blood

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:44pm

Authorities say a Maryland man was paying people to draw their blood and storing the blood in large quantities in an abandoned apartment in Washington.

Authorities: Cocaine plot included submarines, planes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:29pm

Prosecutors in New York say a drug trafficker plotted to move U.S.-bound cocaine between South and Central America with submarines and planes.

Prison transport van hijacked; 1 inmate still on the lam

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:28pm

An inmate being transported from a state prison in St. Cloud to the prison in Lino Lakes hijacked a transport van full of other prisoners and escaped.

Dog owner fighting order to euthanize pet that bit girl

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:28pm

A Utah woman whose dog was ordered put to death after the animal bit a teenage girl says the punishment doesn't fit the crime, and the state Humane Society is joining her fight to change city rules they call unfairly harsh.

Massive Big Sur landslide could keep highway closed 1 year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:28pm

Officials say a massive landslide in Big Sur could keep a portion of California's iconic coastal highway closed for a year and cost millions of dollars to fix.

County taxpayers in Idaho to cover about $2.7M from lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:22pm

An Idaho county's taxpayers will need to cough up about $2.7 million to cover a lawsuit its officials lost against a former employee who had been fired.

Alabama officials raced clock to execute convicted murderer

Kim Chandler and Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:10pm

Alabama's quest to kill an inmate who spent decades on death row for murder became a high-stakes game of beat the clock after the U.S. Supreme Court finally cleared the way for his execution.

Ariana Grande planning benefit concert in Manchester

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:10pm

Ariana Grande has vowed to return to Manchester, England, to give a concert to raise money for the victims of Monday's deadly bombing at her show there.

Detroit man cleared of 1992 murder says 'justice prevailed'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:10pm

The Latest on a decision to throw out a Detroit man's murder conviction after 25 years (all times local):

US citizen says she was detained by immigration agents

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:10pm

A Southern California woman has taken the first step toward suing county and federal officials after she says she was detained by immigration authorities for deportation even though she is an American citizen.

The Latest: Alabama raced clock to execute inmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:40pm

The Latest on Alabama's execution of inmate Tommy Arthur (all times local):