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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.

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.

The Latest: Trump honors fallen in Memorial Day address

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:24pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's Memorial Day observance (all times local):

Protest sparks Texas lawmaker threats of gun violence

Meredith Hoffman and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:24pm

Hundreds of protesters opposing Texas' tough new anti-"sanctuary cities" law launched a raucous demonstration from the public gallery in the Texas House on Monday, briefly halting work and prompting lawmakers on the floor below to scuffle — and even threaten gun violence — as tense divides over hardline immigration policies boiled over.

Minnesota officer charged in Castile shooting goes on trial

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:12pm

The graphic video showing Philando Castile's final moments after he was shot by a Minnesota police officer made headlines nearly a year ago and led to calls for changes in policing.

Navy SEAL killed in Fleet Week parachute accident identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:44pm

A Navy SEAL who fell to his death when his parachute failed to open during a Fleet Week demonstration over the Hudson River has been identified as a 27-year-old Colorado man.

Ultimate sacrifice: Teen dies shielding cousin from gunfire

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:32pm

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

Tiger Woods blames medications for his arrest on DUI charge

Doug Ferguson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:30pm

Tiger Woods attributed an "unexpected reaction" to prescription medicine for his arrest on a DUI charge that landed him in a Florida jail Monday for nearly four hours.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:25pm

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.

Jury process resumes in murder retrial for ex-police officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:10pm

Attorneys are expected to start questioning prospective jurors for the murder retrial of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist in Cincinnati.

Utah school district to hand over control of cemetery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:26pm

On Thursday, after more than four decades of selling plots and digging graves, a northern Utah school district is expected to hand off its cemetery to a newly-formed township.

University of California to end lavish spending on dinners

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:10pm

The University of California has announced it will no longer pay for the meals of its governing board after a newspaper reported lavish spending on dinners.

AP Exclusive: Suspected drug thefts persist at VA centers

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 8:56pm

Federal authorities are investigating dozens of new cases of possible opioid and other drug theft by employees at Veterans Affairs hospitals, a sign the problem isn't going away as more prescriptions disappear.

82-year-old man fends off attacker at his California home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 8:41pm

An 82-year-old man fought off a woman 30 years his junior who had just attacked his wife with a wooden object outside their Northern California home.

Thieves snatch $1,800 baby cockatoo from pet store

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 8:02pm

Police are looking for a baby cockatoo reported stolen from a suburban New York pet store.