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Escaped Colorado inmates pretended to be immigrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 12:54pm

The U.S. Border Patrol says two men who escaped from a Colorado prison said they were Mexican immigrants who wished to be deported when agents patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border found them.

Absence of pandemic on Florida Cabinet agenda is hot topic

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 12:54pm

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, the only Democrat holding statewide office in Florida, upbraided Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday for keeping the state Cabinet “in the dark” by failing to convene the panel to discuss the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Boston Marathon canceled for 1st time in 124-year history

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 12:49pm

The Boston Marathon has been canceled for the first time in its 124-year history.

Boston Marathon canceled; race had been postponed from April to Sept. 14 because of coronavirus pandemic

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 12:40pm

Boston Marathon canceled; race had been postponed from April to Sept. 14 because of coronavirus pandemic.

Mitt Romney says ‘shock and outrage’ of George Floyd death must lead to end of ‘racist abuse’

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted May 28th - 12:18pm

As violent protests erupted in Minnesota over the police killing of George Floyd, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney joined the chorus of those condemning racist brutality.

Long Island serial killer victim IDed 2 decades later

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 12:13pm

A woman whose skeletal remains were found along a suburban New York beach highway, in an area where body parts of 10 other people had been strewn, was identified as a Philadelphia escort who went missing two decades ago, police said Thursday.

Oregon's top courts begin reversing nonunanimous convictions

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 12:04pm

Oregon's top two courts on Thursday began reversing convictions by nonunanimous juries, the first of hundreds — and perhaps thousands — of cases that are being scrutinized after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in April that nonunanimous jury verdicts are unconstitutional.

Police kill trucker who fired at, rammed them during chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 11:55am

The driver of a semitrailer truck took off during a traffic stop in upstate New York and led police on a circuitous chase in which he made U-turns, rammed cruisers and fired at officers, stopping only when they shot and killed him, authorities said.

Winfrey, Pitt part of Grammys special for essential workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 10:17am

The Grammys is putting together an event featuring Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Herbie Hancock and Harry Connick, Jr. to honor essential workers across America.

Sen. Kaine tests positive for coronoavirus antibody test

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 10:03am

Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia says he and his wife have tested positive after taking coronavirus antibody tests.

'No mask, no service' rule is OK for businesses, Cuomo says

Karen Matthews and Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 9:35am

Store owners with no-mask-no-service policies got a boost from the governor. New York City business owners planning to reopen before coronavirus restrictions are lifted got a warning from the mayor. Actors Rosie Perez and Chris Rock are promoting face coverings and virus testing.

Violent protests rock Minneapolis for 2nd straight night

Doug Glass, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 9:10am

Violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked a Minneapolis neighborhood for a second straight night as angry crowds looted stores, set fires and left a path of damage that stretched for miles. The mayor asked the governor to activate the National Guard.

Officer in video forcing man into wall to be disciplined

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 8:37am

A South Carolina officer seen on video forcing a handcuffed black man into a wall at a hotel will be disciplined, the police department said.

Body found in Tulsa creek believed to be 2nd missing child

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 8:18am

A body found in an east Tulsa creek is believed to be that of a second missing toddler who disappeared with his sister last week, according to police.

Failed Maduro coup leader flew on pro-govt magnate's plane

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 6:15am

It was mid-January and Jordan Goudreau was itching to get going on a secret plan to raid Venezuela and arrest President Nicolás Maduro when the former special forces commando flew to the city of Barranquilla in Colombia to meet with his would-be partner in arms.

Violent protests rock Minneapolis for 2nd straight night

Doug Glass, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 5:57am

Violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked a Minneapolis neighborhood for a second straight night as angry crowds looted stores, set fires and left a path of damage that stretched for miles.

Top spellers prepare to crown national champion, from home

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 5:23am

words that are perfect spelling bee words,” said Remer said. “I don't think the problem is that those sorts of spelling bee words don't exist.”

US layoffs climb to 41 million, despite business reopenings

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 5:08am

An estimated 2.1 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses around the country.

'Master Thief' burglar hopes to catch break on sentence

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 5:05am

A self-described “master thief” career criminal is hoping to catch a break on his prison sentence from burglarizing a Brink’s warehouse during which he accidentally set millions of dollars on fire.