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Death of CDC worker who drowned ruled a suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:47pm

Authorities say the death of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee whose body was found in a river in Atlanta has been ruled a suicide.

The Latest: FBI briefing on Russia probe set for Thursday

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:42pm

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Lawyer in video rant over Spanish speakers apologizes

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:40pm

A lawyer whose rant against Spanish speakers in a New York City eatery went viral has apologized, saying that how he expressed himself was "unacceptable."

Washington lobbyists put on notice over foreign agent law

Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:36pm

A recent and rare prosecution of a Pakistani man in Maryland under a relatively obscure lobbying law has many in the multimillion dollar world of foreign influence in Washington bracing for more.

Michigan man gets prison in diseased body parts probe

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:35pm

A Detroit-area man who brokered cadavers and body parts for medical training has been sentenced to nine years in prison for failing to disclose that they had been infected with hepatitis or HIV.

Pentagon report: Nukes are central to North Korea strategy

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:32pm

A Pentagon report to Congress says North Korea sees nuclear weapons as central to its security, an assessment that would seem to complicate President Donald Trump's effort to persuade the North's dictator, Kim Jong Un, to give them up.

Mnuchin: Treasury investigating possible leaks of Cohen data

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:31pm

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says his department's inspector general is looking into whether banking records of President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen were leaked from an agency database, as well as whether any of the records were improperly blocked from view.

Detective: Man confessed to making deadly Kansas hoax call

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:30pm

A California man confessed after his arrest that he made the hoax calls that led a police officer to fatally shoot an unarmed man in Kansas, adding he routinely made similar calls to seek attention, a detective testified Tuesday.

Watchdog: Stop recording inmate-attorney phone calls

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:29pm

The sheriff's and district attorney's offices in New Orleans are defending their recording of some conversations between inmates and their lawyers as a security measure, despite criticism that it violates attorney-client privilege.

The Latest: Students allowed to collect belongings at school

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:26pm

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California moves to defend law allowing life-ending drugs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:25pm

California's attorney general is asking an appeals court to quickly block a judge's decision to toss a 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives.

Police: Milwaukee teen beaten, burned over video game system

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:22pm

A 21-year-old Milwaukee man beat a 15-year-old boy with a hammer, stabbed him in the neck and burned his body over a stolen video game system, prosecutors said in charging documents Tuesday.

Alabama sues over inclusion of migrants in US Census

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:21pm

Alabama's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the federal government, challenging the longstanding practice of including immigrants living in the country illegally in U.S. Census counts that are used to determine congressional districts.

Smoke forces evacuation of plane at Newark airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:19pm

A smoking engine forced the evacuation of a plane at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Man sentenced to 25 years for mailing fatal dose of cyanide

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:14pm

A federal judge in Maine sentenced a man to 25 years in prison on Tuesday for mailing a fatal dose of cyanide to a suicidal Englishman.

Senators reach tentative deal on sexual harassment bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:09pm

Senate leaders say they have reached tentative agreement on bipartisan sexual harassment legislation that would hold members of Congress personally liable for harassment claims.

Kansas justices express doubt about school funding hike

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:04pm

A majority of the Kansas Supreme Court expressed skepticism Tuesday that the Legislature and governor raised public school funding enough in the short-term to comply with the state constitution, suggesting they could be wrestling this summer with providing more money and possibly increasing taxes.

Attorney: Mexican man wrongly detained at marriage interview

Alexandra Villarreal, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:58pm

Lawyers for a 37-year-old Mexican man who was taken into custody during a mandatory marriage interview at immigration offices in Philadelphia say his detention is unlawful.

Man agrees to life sentence for killing S Carolina officer

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:54pm

A 47-year-old banking worker and military veteran with a spotless criminal record for more than 20 years was sentenced Tuesday to spend the rest of his life in prison for two ambushes on police officers in South Carolina that killed one deputy and wounded three others.

Rules won't let Greitens team question impeachment witnesses

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:54pm

A Missouri House panel considering whether to try to impeach Gov. Eric Greitens for sexual misconduct and campaign-related allegations endorsed rules Tuesday that would prohibit the governor's attorneys from cross-examining witnesses during a special legislative session.