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Texas OKs upping combative board of ed's textbook veto power

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 4:50pm

The Texas Legislature has approved giving the state's often-combative Board of Education broader veto power over textbooks used across the state.

Texas 'bathroom bill' fading as legislative session wraps up

Will Weissert and Meredith Hoffman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 4:42pm

Texas' legislative session was winding down Sunday, with an all but dead "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people caught in a clash between mainstream Republicans and the most conservative wing of the party that dominates politics in the nation's second-largest state.

44 people rescued after high tide traps them on breakwall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 4:40pm

More than 40 people have been rescued after becoming stranded on a breakwall during high tide at an historic Massachusetts coastal resort town.

The Latest: Woman saw burglary suspect later killed by cops

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 4:40pm

The Latest on a burglary suspect shot to death by police officers in North Carolina (all times local):

1 suspect shot, 2 others sought in robbery try of ATF agents

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 4:23pm

Authorities are searching for two suspects in an attempted robbery of three undercover federal agents in Baltimore.

Texas passes softened voter ID law after judge finds bias

Meredith Hoffman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 4:20pm

The GOP-controlled Texas Legislature has approved a weakened voter ID law and sent it to Gov. Greg Abbott after a judge twice ruled that the original version deliberately tried to suppress minority voters.

4 months, 3 cancer cases, 2 animal deaths at Zoo Boise

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 4:10pm

Creatures at Zoo Boise get yearly wellness checks and, like humans, cancer is a particular scourge.

Youth center hosts LGBTQ prom

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 4:00pm

A prom for gay, lesbian and transgender students was held in Logan in an attempt to provide an event for students who might not have felt comfortable attending traditional proms at their high schools.

No public events at Ohio zoo where gorilla killed 1 year ago

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 3:40pm

No public events are planned at the Cincinnati Zoo marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of an endangered gorilla.

Sato holds off Helio to give Andretti another Indy 500 win

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 3:32pm

Takuma Sato won the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday to give Andretti a second consecutive victory in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” An Andretti driver has now won the 500 three times in the last four years.

Southern California beach closed again due to sharks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 3:30pm

A section of Southern California coast has been closed again after at least four sharks were spotted close to shore.

Reward offered for information about dog killer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 3:30pm

The Humane Society of Utah is offering a $5,000 reward for information about the fatal shooting of a dog in Helper.

Woman charged in husband's hospital death dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 3:22pm

A woman charged with killing her husband as he lay in a Florida hospital bed last year was found dead at her home last week, police said.

'I ain't fit to live': Police say Mississippi gunman kills 8

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 3:22pm

A man who got into an argument with his estranged wife and her family over his children was arrested Sunday in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including his mother-in-law and a sheriff's deputy.

Philadelphia house fire claims lives of 2 children, 1 woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 3:12pm

A Sunday morning fire at a Philadelphia home claimed the lives of three people, including two children.

Navy parachutist dies during demonstration over Hudson River

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 3:03pm

A Navy Seal team member has died after his parachute failed to open during a Fleet Week demonstration over the Hudson River.

The Latest: Shooting suspect hospitalized in good condition

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 2:40pm

The Latest in a shooting in Mississippi that left eight people dead (all times local):

Kushner's Russia ties questioned as Trump cites media 'lies'

Hope Yen and Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 2:32pm

Congressional Democrats on Sunday demanded to hear directly from top White House adviser Jared Kushner over allegations of proposed secret back-channel communications with Russia, saying the security clearance of President Donald Trump's son-in-law may need to be revoked.

Police: Son kills father, self in front of wife, mother

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 2:32pm

Authorities say a mentally ill man fatally shot his father and then killed himself in front of his wife and mother in North Carolina before police could intervene.

5 people including pregnant woman die in reservation crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 2:30pm

Authorities say five people including a pregnant woman have died in a crash on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota.