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Evacuations lifted as crews advance on fire near San Diego

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:36am

A criminal investigation has been launched into the origin of a brush fire that forced hundreds of people to evacuate over the weekend southeast of San Diego, authorities said.

Trump admin to extend protections for Haitians 6 months

Alicia A. Caldwell and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:36am

A humanitarian program that has allowed roughly 58,000 Haitians to live in the United States will be extended until at least January, a U.S. government official said Monday.

The Latest: Mississippi rep apologizes for lynching comments

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:27am

The Latest on comments made by a Mississippi lawmaker over the removal of Confederate monuments (all times local):

Correction: Billy the Kid-Sheriff story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:27am

In a story May 19 about a historical document related to the death of the former sheriff who is credited with killing Billy the Kid, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by Dona Ana County, erroneously reported the date of the coroner's jury report. The document is dated Feb. 29, 1908, not July 9, 1908.

Report backs sex abuse claims against 13 at prep school

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:27am

An investigation into sexual misconduct at an elite prep school in New Hampshire has found substantiated claims of abuse involving 13 former faculty and staff.

Jury selection begins for man accused of killing Baby Doe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:14am

Jury selection has begun in the murder trial of a man charged in the killing of a 2-year-old girl whose body washed up on a Boston Harbor island.

Scientists: Hawaii coastal areas threatened by 'king tides'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:14am

Scientists have issued a warning that Hawaii faces the threat of serious coastal flooding this week and in June because a rare convergence of rising sea levels and some of the highest tides of this year.

Supreme Court strikes down 2 NC congressional districts

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:14am

The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost challenges in other states.

Small sinkhole opens outside Trump's Florida getaway club

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:14am

A small sinkhole has opened on the road just outside President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

2 found dead in plane wreckage under snow in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:05am

Authorities have discovered the wreckage of a small plane buried in snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern California and the bodies of a couple missing for more than a month inside it.

Body of Duke University student found in Massachusetts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:55am

The body of a missing Duke University student has been found in woods along a Massachusetts highway near his hometown.

Justices won't hear Indiana's appeal in triple murder case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:54am

The Supreme Court won't hear Indiana's appeal of a ruling that threw out the conviction and death sentence of an Indiana man for the 1998 slayings of his wife, her ex-husband and her 10-year-old son.

Parade organizers support honoring Puerto Rican nationalist

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:54am

Organizers of the Puerto Rican Day parade are standing firm on plans to honor a recently freed nationalist convicted for his role in a violent uprising amid boycotts and mounting criticism.

Senate on track to confirm Iowa governor as China envoy

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:47am

The nation's longest serving governor is on track to win Senate confirmation as President Donald Trump's ambassador to China.

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APNewsBreak: Source says Flynn to invoke 5th Amendment

Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:45am

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his constitutional right against self-incrimination on Monday when he declines to hand over documents to a Senate panel investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, The Associated Press has learned.

Police: Mom killed 2 kids to save them from evil in world

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:45am

Police in Ohio say a woman told them she fatally shot her two children to save them from the world's evils.

Stray bullet from fight travels through window killing boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:40am

Police in Kentucky say a stray bullet fired during a fight outdoors traveled through the window of a nearby home, killing a 7-year-old who was eating a bedtime snack at his kitchen table.

'Resign to run' not required in Idaho, still spurs questions

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:36am

Like many states across the United States, Idaho doesn't have resign-to-run laws preventing office holders from dedicating time and resources to campaign for another position.

Sea lion grabs girl and pulls her into water

David Williams, CNN  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:30am

Some tourists in British Columbia got a bit of a scare when a sea lion grabbed a little girl and dragged her into the water.

Mississippi rep: Lynch people removing Confederate monuments

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:27am

A Mississippi lawmaker is saying Louisiana leaders should be "lynched" for removing Confederate monuments.