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The Latest: Trump urges nations to cooperate on immigration

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:02pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to New York (all times local):

Atlanta lawyer gets life in shooting of business exec wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:02pm

A well-connected Atlanta attorney convicted of murder in the shooting of his business executive wife has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

The Latest: Mexican Mafia busted in Los Angeles County jails

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:01pm

The Latest on arrests and charges in Los Angeles against members of the Mexican Mafia gang (all times local):

Tennessee Parole Board divided over release in murder case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:00pm

The six-member Tennessee Board of Parole is divided on whether to release a woman serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was a 16-year-old prostitute.

Convicted killer found guilty of 5 California murders

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:56pm

A convicted Illinois killer was found guilty Wednesday of the murders of five women in Southern California more than two decades ago.

3 more teens charged in death of Maryland police officer

David McFadden and Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:54pm

A day after a 16-year-old suspect was charged with first-degree murder for allegedly accelerating a stolen Jeep at a Maryland police officer and fatally running her down, three more teenagers were charged Wednesday as adults in her death.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:54pm

80 members of Mexican Mafia charged in conspiracy to run drugs, carry out violence ordered from LA County jails.

Seething over Russia probe, Trump tears into 'spygate'

Mary Clare Jalonick and Anne Flaherty, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:52pm

President Donald Trump has branded his latest attempt to discredit the special counsel's Russia investigation as "spygate," part of a newly invigorated strategy embraced by his Republican colleagues to raise suspicions about the probe that has dogged his presidency almost since the start.

Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:52pm

President Donald Trump violates the First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter for political speech, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Wife of man killed by Portland police files federal lawsuit

Steven Dubois, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:46pm

The wife of a man killed by police inside a Portland homeless shelter filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city and the officers who fired their weapons, asserting a "police code of silence" allowed officers to shoot and then lie without fear of consequences.

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NFL owners adopt new policy to address anthem protests

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:42pm

NFL owners approved a new policy Wednesday aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests sparked by Colin Kaepernick and polarized by President Trump, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come to the field.

Judge weighs subpoena of group backing Missouri governor

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:40pm

A secretive nonprofit group that has backed Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' agenda shouldn't have to comply with a subpoena from lawmakers investigating various allegations of wrongdoing by the Republican governor, an attorney representing the governor's political interests argued Wednesday in court.

Federal court rules in favor of transgender Missouri inmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:34pm

A federal district court in St. Louis has ruled that the Missouri prison system must provide hormone therapy for a transgender inmate serving a murder sentence.

Pompeo: Fate of US-NKorea summit rests with Kim Jong Un

Matthew Lee and Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:33pm

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he's "very hopeful" that a planned U.S.-North Korean summit will proceed but laid the fate of the historic meeting squarely with Kim Jong Un, who won't be reassured by U.S. demands for "rapid denuclearization."

Air Force trainer jet crashes in Mississippi; 2 eject safely

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:32pm

A U.S. Air Force training jet crashed Wednesday in northeast Mississippi with both pilots ejecting safely.

Texas man on death row for decapitating 3 kids loses appeal

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:31pm

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rejected an appeal Wednesday from a 37-year-old Rio Grande Valley man on death row for stabbing and beheading his common-law wife's three children 15 years ago.

US disinvites China from multinational military exercise

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:31pm

The Pentagon said Wednesday it has withdrawn an invitation for China to participate in a multinational naval exercise the U.S. is hosting this summer, a sign of fresh tension between Pacific powers.

Police promise Vegas shooting dispatch logs, officer reports

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:28pm

Police in Las Vegas promised to release dispatch logs and additional officer reports on Wednesday, providing more witness accounts of the chaos, carnage and compassion during the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

FBI eyes Mexican Mafia control of Los Angeles County jails

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:24pm

Federal agents are making arrests and executing search warrants targeting the Mexican Mafia's control of Los Angeles County jails.