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Fires, looting rock Minneapolis after man's death; 1 dead

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

Fires burned and looters struck Thursday after violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked Minneapolis for a second straight night, with damage stretching for miles across the city.

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.”

'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.

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

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 10:17pm

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.

Violence again rocks Minneapolis after man's death; 1 killed

Doug Glass, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 8:40pm

A man was shot to death as violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked Minneapolis for a second straight night, with protesters looting stores near a police precinct and setting fires that continued to burn Thursday morning.

Protesters stop LA freeway traffic, smash patrol car windows

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 8:14pm

Hundreds of people protesting the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody blocked a Los Angeles freeway and shattered windows of California Highway Patrol cruisers on Wednesday.

A fugitive University of Connecticut student wanted in 2 slayings has been captured after a multi-state search

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 7:54pm

A fugitive University of Connecticut student wanted in 2 slayings has been captured after a multi-state search.

Sam Johnson, ex-Texas GOP congressman and Vietnam POW, dies

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 6:53pm

including McCain’s efforts to eventually help normalize U.S. relations with Vietnam. Still, Johnson criticized Trump for suggesting McCain was no hero.

Former Texas Rep. Sam Johnson, Vietnam prisoner of war who later served more than 2 decades in Congress, has died at 89

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 6:49pm

Former Texas Rep. Sam Johnson, Vietnam prisoner of war who later served more than 2 decades in Congress, has died at 89.

Here's everything coming and going on Netflix in June

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted May 27th - 6:26pm

Here’s a look at all the movies and TV shows coming and going on Netflix in June.

Texas woman arrested for confronting couple with hammer

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 5:53pm

A Texas woman accused of using a hammer to threaten a vacationing couple who she mistakenly referred to as Mexican during a profanity-laced tirade in southwest Houston has been arrested.

Ex-LA council top aide to plead guilty in $1M bribery scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 5:25pm

A former top aide to Los Angeles City Council member Jose Huizar will plead guilty to a federal racketeering charge in a $1 million bribery scheme involving real estate developers, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.

Lawsuit: Ultra refuses refunds for canceled music festival

Us-Ent--virus Us-Eusic Festival, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 5:10pm

Two men are suing organizers of Ultra Music Festival, claiming they were denied refunds after the the three-day electronic dance music festival in Miami was canceled in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Companies unveil plans to resume river cruises on US waters

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 4:38pm

A small cruise company says it plans to be the first to begin cruising again on U.S. waters since the coronavirus pandemic caused cruise ships to be anchored across the globe.

Officer, woman shot and killed in Grand Forks incident

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 4:33pm

A Grand Forks police officer died and a woman was shot dead as law officers attempted to serve eviction papers on a man in the North Dakota city.

FBI: Florida man scouted terror targets and attack weapons

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 3:58pm

A Florida man is charged with providing material support to the Islamic State extremist group, including attempting to buy multiple weapons and scouting potential targets for an attack in the Tampa Bay area, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

U.S. death toll from the coronavirus has surpassed 100,000, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 3:53pm

U.S. death toll from the coronavirus has surpassed 100,000, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Police: Soldier saved lives by stopping shooter on bridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 3:44pm

A soldier stationed in Kansas saved “countless lives” Wednesday when he hit a man with his car as the man was shooting randomly at people on a bridge near an Army base, a police chief said.

Kentucky election laws draw court challenge amid virus

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 2:45pm

Kentucky's new law requiring people to show a government-issued photo ID to vote drew a court challenge Wednesday from groups seeking widespread use of mail-in absentee ballots for the fall election, eager to protect voters fearful of coronavirus spread.