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White House communications director resigns amid tensions

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:27am

A top White House communications staffer has resigned as President Donald Trump considers a major staff overhaul.

Defective boiler may have sickened 11 at Fargo hotel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:27am

Authorities say defective boiler may have caused an apparent carbon monoxide leak at a Fargo hotel that sent a child to the hospital and sickened others.

The Latest: WH aide Michael Dubke says his last day is TBD

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:14am

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):

Testimony set to begin in man's Baby Doe murder trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:10am

Testimony is set to begin in the trial of a man accused of killing a 2-year-old girl whose image was shared by millions of people through social media after her body washed up on a Boston Harbor island.

Federal audit finds more lapses in Texas foster care system

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:04am

A federal audit released Tuesday heaped more criticism onto Texas' troubled child welfare system and warned of foster kids potentially put in jeopardy over missed deadlines during abuse and neglect investigations.

Kansas records 2 small earthquakes during holiday weekend

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:00am

The U.S. Geological Survey says two more earthquakes were recorded in Kansas during the Memorial Day weekend, bringing the total to nine earthquakes in May.

The Latest: Trial beginning for officer who killed motorist

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:44am

The Latest on the trial of Minnesota officer accused of manslaughter in fatal shooting of motorist (all times local):

Man, teen charged in accidental shooting of teen driver

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:27am

A 25-year-old man and 15-year-old girl have been charged in connection with the accidental shooting of another teenage girl.

Woman dies after SUV crashes into firetruck in Michigan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 5:44am

Authorities say a woman has died and a man was critically injured when an SUV they were riding in crashed into a firetruck that was stopped at the scene of an earlier crash in southeastern Michigan.

Trump repeats criticism of Germany, Merkel stands by stance

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 5:30am

President Donald Trump has renewed his criticism of Germany following Chancellor Angela Merkel's suggestion that her country needs to adopt a more independent stance in world affairs.

At least a dozen hurt in North Carolina storms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 5:22am

At least a dozen people have been hurt after storms struck in eastern North Carolina nearly a week after a tornado hit the area.

Police: Man yelled racial slurs before machete attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 5:00am

A California man is facing hate crime and other charges after police say he stabbed a black man with a machete after yelling racial slurs over the holiday weekend.

Arts center in central Illinois to host Chinese art exhibit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 4:01am

A Chinese art display is coming to central Illinois.

Virginia man who joined Islamic State now facing trial in US

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 2:22am

To the Kurdish peshmerga forces patrolling northern Iraq in March 2016, Mohamad Khweis looked for all the world like an Islamic State suicide bomber. They certainly didn't peg him as a bus driver from the wealthy suburbs of Washington, D.C.

Tough-on-crime official eyes other policies on DOJ agenda

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 2:22am

A zealous prosecutor who was crucial in writing the Justice Department's new policy encouraging harsher punishments for criminals is now turning his attention to hate crimes, marijuana and the ways law enforcement seizes suspects' cash and property.

Miss. teen: He 'loved me enough to take some bullets for me'

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 2:03am

It was after midnight when a gunman burst into the living room of a southern Mississippi home where young people were playing video games.

Trump pays somber tribute to fallen troops on Memorial Day

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 2:03am

President Donald Trump expressed the nation's "boundless" gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans defending the United States, dedicating his first Memorial Day address as commander in chief to a top Cabinet secretary and two other families who lost loved ones.

Oregon's first immigrant Latina lawmaker makes an impact

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 2:03am

Teresa Alonso Leon envisioned a better life in a promised land when she was brought from Mexico to America as a young girl. Instead, her family wound up in an unheated house in Oregon with no indoor plumbing, eking out a living by picking strawberries.

Utah river sweeps away 4-year-old girl; 2 rescuers die

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 1:50am

Six adults leaped into the cold waters of the Provo River to rescue a 4-year-old girl who had been swept away Monday afternoon but two of the would-be rescuers — including the girl's mother — died in the attempt.

Key figures in trial of officer who killed Philando Castile

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:24pm

A Minnesota police officer goes on trial this week in the killing of a black motorist that drew additional attention when video of the shooting's aftermath was streamed live on Facebook.