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National Guard to test residential wells for toxic plume

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:07pm

The Michigan National Guard plans to test residential drinking wells near its main training facility after a plume of toxic chemicals was discovered in groundwater.

Suspect in '95 Bosnian mass killings returned to Serbia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:07pm

A man wanted in connection with a 1995 genocide that took place during Bosnia's civil war has been returned to his native Serbia to face charges.

Bizarre elk poaching case in Nevada nets 3 convictions

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:07pm

An 18-month investigation into big-game poaching in Nevada has netted three convictions on charges ranging from the illegal killing of three trophy elk to interfering with state investigators.

The Latest: Senate intel panel to subpoena Flynn companies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:00pm

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

Experts: Lack of communication before plane disturbance

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:55pm

A man acted strangely long before he caused a disturbance on a plane that prompted fighter jets to accompany it to Hawaii, but a lack of communication and an airline's hesitancy to be caught on video booting a passenger could have played a role in allowing him to fly, experts say.

Jury deliberations start in New Jersey father's murder trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:55pm

Jurors have ended their deliberations for the day in the murder trial of a New Jersey man accused of killing his 3-year-old son because the boy had become an impediment to his relationship with a teenage girlfriend.

Senate intelligence committee to subpoena two of former national security adviser Mike Flynn's businesses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:55pm

Senate intelligence committee to subpoena two of former national security adviser Mike Flynn's businesses.

'Fly the flag'? Rift in Mississippi over Confederate symbol

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:48pm

As a warm breeze wafts in from the Gulf of Mexico, Carol Mize paces across the street from Biloxi's white marble City Hall. In one hand, she carries a Mississippi flag and in the other, a sign with the slogan: "Fly the flag, Mayor."

Trump administration dropping nuclear waste burial test

James Nord, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:47pm

The U.S. Department of Energy is abandoning a test meant to determine whether nuclear waste can be buried far underground because of changes in budget priorities, the agency said Tuesday.

The Latest: Experts: Passenger should have drawn attention

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:47pm

The Latest on a man who caused a disruption on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu (all times local):

Winds severely damage small planes at North Texas airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:40pm

Authorities say at least a dozen small planes have been severely damaged when winds of nearly 50 mph struck a North Texas municipal airport and flipped some aircraft.

Man with bladed gloves, clown makeup held in Denver stabbing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:35pm

A man wearing claw-like gloves and clown-style makeup is suspected of stabbing and killing another man in Denver.

Man who admitted setting 2 people on fire faces murder count

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:27pm

A Maryland man who pleaded guilty to assault after setting two men on fire more than a year ago now faces a murder charge in the case.

Boise owners ordered to demolish homes at own expense

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:20pm

The owners of two collapsing houses in Boise have been ordered to demolish the structures at their own expenses.

SUNY provost set to be new University of Missouri chancellor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:19pm

The University of Missouri System is set to hire the provost and executive vice chancellor at the State University of New York to run its flagship campus in Columbia, two years after the previous chancellor resigned amid protests over racial concerns on campus.

Top official says US hasn't verified IS claim on Manchester

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:19pm

The United States' top intelligence official says the U.S. government has not yet verified that the Islamic State group is responsible for the attack in Manchester, England, but called the deadly incident a stark reminder of how serious the terror threat remains.

Appeals court revives challenge to NSA surveillance practice

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:07pm

A challenge to the government's practice of collecting certain internet communications can move forward, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Lawsuit: Mississippi fails to educate black children equally

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:07pm

Mississippi is denying good schools to African American students in violation of the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, a legal group alleged Tuesday.

Acquitted Tulsa cop who killed unarmed man returns to work

Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:07pm

A white Oklahoma police officer who was acquitted of manslaughter after fatally shooting an unarmed black man is back on the force working "a desk job," her attorney said Tuesday.