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Funeral service held for girl killed in school bus crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:48am

Funeral services have been held for a student killed when a school bus on a field trip collided with a dump truck in New Jersey last week.

Illinois lawmakers weigh compromise on guns, death penalty

John O'Connor, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:44am

The Democratic-controlled Illinois Legislature on Monday will begin weighing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's compromise plan to reinstate the death penalty in exchange for even stricter gun restrictions than the ones legislators approved.

Expert: Meth and pills are problems in US evidence rooms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:35am

Evidence room problems illustrated by the case of a Utah technician who was fired after being found high on methamphetamine at work are all too common, according to a national police expert.

Judge urged to protect witness IDs at Mafia boss trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:28am

Federal authorities are urging a judge to bar the public from the courtroom while inspectors from the Witness Security Program testify in the case of former New England Mafia boss Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme.

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Trump praises new CIA director

Ken Thomas and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:28am

President Donald Trump praised new CIA Director Gina Haspel at her swearing-in ceremony Monday, saying there was "no one in this country better qualified" for the job.

Report: Driver in fatal crash had history of complaints

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:26am

A National Transportation Safety Board report says the driver in a school bus crash that killed six children had a history of driving complaints.

Man who killed Salvation Army worker gets life in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:26am

A Cleveland man who fatally shot a uniformed Salvation Army worker carrying a Bible has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for what the judge called a "senseless act of random violence."

Tennessee Gov.: Sanctuary bill to become law sans signature

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:21am

Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he's allowing legislation billed as a push against sanctuary cities to become law without his signature, saying it has stirred up irrational fear on both sides.

Crews find wreckage of small plane that crashed in Vermont

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:18am

Authorities say search crews have found the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into the woods on Bald Mountain in Vermont's Green Mountains, killing the pilot.

Police in southwestern Idaho investigate apparent drowning

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:17am

Police in the southwestern Idaho city of Caldwell are investigating after a 19-year-old man was found dead in a canal.

The Latest: Students lay flowers, photos at school memorial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:14am

The Latest on the Texas school shooting (all times local):

Pastor: Mental illness drove man to ram car into his family

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:14am

A "pillar of the community" who was suffering from severe mental illness left a meal with his family, got into his sport utility vehicle and then drove at high speed into the restaurant, killing his daughter and daughter-in-law and critically injuring other relatives, his pastor said Monday.

Suspect charged after California explosion due in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:13am

A Southern California man who was arrested on an explosives charge after a blast killed his former girlfriend last week at her day spa was scheduled to appear in court Monday.

Official placed on leave over Afghanistan bombing claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:07am

The State University of New York has placed a high-ranking official on leave after a newspaper questioned a story he told about surviving a bombing in Afghanistan and other claims.

UConn president to step down in summer 2019

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 9:59am

University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst announced Monday that she will step down after the 2018-19 academic year.

10-year-old boy drives stolen vehicle into police car

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 9:54am

Authorities in Maine say a 10-year-old boy is safe after taking off in a stolen car and hitting a police vehicle.

Woman in smiling mugshot faces manslaughter in DUI crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 9:54am

A Florida woman who flashed a big grin in a mugshot following a car crash and DUI arrest now faces a new charge and prison time after a crash victim died.

Utah school apologizes for yearbook's harsh words for rival

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 9:53am

A Utah high school is apologizing to its rival after publishing a yearbook page criticizing the school as "lame," ''satanic" and "trash."

Woman taking photos on top of waterfall injured in fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 9:49am

Authorities say a woman trying to take photos at the top of a waterfall in Pennsylvania has fallen about 30 feet and suffered serious injuries.

Fourth former Vanderbilt player gets probation in rape

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 9:44am

A former Vanderbilt football player who testified against three of his former teammates in a campus rape case was sentenced Monday to 10 years' probation as part of a plea deal.