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Detroit plays tough in accidental shootings involving kids

Kristi Tanner and Katrease Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:35am

The father raced to the bedroom, cried out and punched the walls.

States rejecting bills intended to keep guns away from kids

Ryan J. Foley and Nick Penzenstadler, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:35am

caught up in a debate over whether they are effective prevention measures or just government overreach.

Alabama inmate fights to halt execution, 'won't give up'

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:23am

Tommy Arthur has had his execution postponed seven times since 2001, so many delays that victims' rights advocates derisively call him the "Houdini" of death row. He says he is innocent and is fighting for an eighth reprieve, but he is losing optimism: "They are going to kill me this time."

A gunshot and a child is dead: Should anyone be punished?

Nick Penzenstadler, Ryan J. Foley and Larry Fenn, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:23am

Amy Pittman learned on her first day in jail to bottle up her grief.

Texas Senate revives full bathroom bill with late-night move

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:54am

Texas' Republican-controlled Legislature is tying itself in knots over a transgender "bathroom bill."

Off-duty corrections officer accidentally shoots self in bar

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:50pm

An off-duty New York City corrections officer has accidentally shot himself and a woman after he dropped his gun while talking to her in a bar.

New Jersey's Newark Airport reopens after plane engine fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:40pm

New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport has reopened after a plane engine caught fire, prompting a temporarily closure.

Grand jury indicts suspects in robbery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:33pm

Three men have been indicted in the U.S. District Court of Wyoming with several crimes in connection with the shooting and robbery attempt at the Medicap Pharmacy.

Suspect in Ohio house fire that killed 7 due in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:31pm

An Ohio man accused of starting a house fire that killed seven of his neighbors is due in court.

Empire State Building goes dark for Manchester victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:40pm

The Empire State Building in New York City has gone dark in remembrance of the victims of the suicide bombing in Britain.

Los Angeles man convicted of 1981 magazine-ad murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:14pm

A Southern California jury has convicted a man for the 1981 robbery and murder of a 77-year-old widower he met through a magazine ad.

Flood fears spread to Carolinas as rain pounds the South

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:40pm

The threat of flooding continues across several Southern states as heavy rain soaked the area and prompted new flood watches in the Carolinas while a massive storm system swept eastward.

Texas moves to soften voter ID law after judge finds bias

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:32pm

A weakened Texas voter ID law moved closer to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's desk on Tuesday with the state House approving legislation that waters down an original version that a judge compared to a "poll tax" and ruled had intentionally discriminated against minorities.

Bill could turn back page, return power to Texas board of ed

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:23pm

The often-combative Texas Board of Education would expand its ability to reject textbooks it doesn't like, rolling back limits that have been in place for more than two decades, under a proposal on the verge of clearing the state Legislature.

Hands off US election, ex-CIA director says he warned Russia

Eileen Sullivan and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:23pm

Former CIA Director John Brennan told Congress Tuesday he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the U.S. presidential election and was so concerned about Russian contacts with people involved in Donald Trump's campaign that he convened top counterintelligence officials to focus on them.

Hundreds honor Montana sheriff deputy killed in line of duty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:13pm

A Montana sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty last week was remembered as a family man, a man of faith and a dedicated public servant who could be tough when he needed to be but still played dolls with his daughter.

The Latest: Ex-CIA head says he warned Russia about meddling

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:10pm

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

Times Square crash: 5 still hospitalized, but teen goes home

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:01pm

A New Jersey high school senior and another person mowed down by a driver on a Times Square sidewalk were released from hospitals Tuesday, but five other victims are still hospitalized, school and hospital officials said.

Judge will reconsider ruling blocking sanctuary cities order

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:43pm

A federal judge Tuesday agreed to reconsider his ruling blocking President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

Chaffetz formed new firm before saying he would leave House

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:07pm

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, whose abrupt announcement last week that he was quitting Congress and his key role as chairman on the House Oversight Committee left a trail of questions, set up a new company in April just a day before announcing he wouldn't run for re-election.