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California police defend using spit mask on 12-year-old boy

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 7:14pm

Police on Wednesday defended their use of a clear mesh "spit mask" on a combative 12-year-old boy as irate bystanders videotaped the tense encounter in Sacramento while objecting that the boy was being detained.

Trump's campaign centered on fighting Democrats, not policy

Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 6:58pm

President Donald Trump dropped the pretense of working with congressional Democrats on Wednesday and sent a clear message that his re-election campaign will be centered on condemning overzealous investigations rather than advancing a robust domestic policy agenda.

Sen. Mike Lee asks Senate committee to preserve pro-life, religious protections in spending bills

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted May 22nd - 6:27pm

Utah Sen. Mike Lee and 24 other conservative senators asked a Senate budget committee to preserve all existing pro-life and religious freedom protections in all future spending bills.

Dead gray whale found on island is Alaska's third this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:45pm

A third gray whale has been found dead in Alaska.

Montana trooper injured in shooting and hospitalized in Utah returns home

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:45pm

"The future is brighter today than when we first landed here in Utah," said Lindsey Palmer, his wife, at a news conference Wednesday.

Girl, 10, 6th known child to die after US border detention

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:33pm

U.S. authorities say a 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died last year after being detained by border authorities in a previously unreported case.

Oklahoma City Council approves settlement in canal death

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:24pm

The Oklahoma City Council has approved a $175,000 settlement for the estate of a man who died after being electrocuted in an entertainment district canal.

Texas approves $3 billion in flood control after Harvey

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:08pm

Nearly two years after Hurricane Harvey battered Houston and the Texas coast, state lawmakers approved setting aside more than $3 billion to help pay for flood control projects.

Washington joins West Coast bloc of sanctuary states

Tom James, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:00pm

Washington has become the latest West Coast state to enact broad sanctuary protections that restrict all local authorities from asking about people's immigration status.

Most exhibits from Minneapolis cop's trial can be copied

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:44pm

A judge is granting access to most of the exhibits from the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who shot an unarmed woman in 2017.

Forecasters predict busy Central Pacific hurricane season

Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:29pm

Hawaii and the Central Pacific could experience more storms than normal during this year's hurricane season.

Pentagon to put up shelter for at least 7,500 migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:24pm

The Pentagon says it will build temporary shelter at the U.S.-Mexican border for at least 7,500 adult migrants who have been turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody.

Army veteran indicted in California bomb plot against rally

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:22pm

A U.S. grand jury on Wednesday indicted an Army veteran in a plot to plant a bomb at a rally by white supremacists in California.

Tennessee leader says he believes sex assault allegations

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:13pm

A key Republican leader who is next in line to take over the Tennessee House said on Wednesday he believes the women who have accused a Republican member of sexual misconduct.

Trump awards medals to public safety officers

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:06pm

Fourteen public safety officers were awarded the Medal of Valor by President Donald Trump on Wednesday, including eight who responded to a shooting at a southern California polling place.

US officials: Plan may send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast

Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:02pm

The Pentagon on Thursday will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, in a move to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

U.S. officials say Pentagon will present plans to White House to send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast amid Iran tension

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:58pm

U.S. officials say Pentagon will present plans to White House to send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast amid Iran tension.

Serial killer who once terrorized Florida set for execution

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:54pm

Cindy Brown remembers when she decided to divorce Bobby Joe Long, the serial killer facing execution as a result of a murderous spree that claimed 10 women's lives and terrorized Florida's Tampa Bay area in 1984.

Afghanistan envoy briefs skeptical lawmakers on peace talks

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:51pm

An envoy to Afghanistan was met with skepticism Wednesday on Capitol Hill as he briefed lawmakers on peace talks with the Taliban aimed at ending the 17-year war.

The Latest: SEAL's trial delayed; defense wants new judge

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:50pm

The Latest on a court hearing into efforts by military prosecutors to track emails sent to lawyers representing a Navy SEAL accused of murder (all times local):