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Dallas selling statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:56am

Dallas leaders have decided to sell a statute of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that was removed from public view nearly two years ago.

Judge weighs court's role in dispute over border wall

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:50am

A federal judge is weighing whether courts should intervene in a political dispute between Congress and President Donald Trump over funding the border wall.

Woman shot by Minneapolis cop sounds breathless in 911 calls

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:45am

A woman who was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer in July 2017 was breathless and sounded concerned when she called 911 minutes before she was killed.

Bitcoin could change the game for foreign aid

Alex Gladstein, CNN  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:31am

Today's humanitarian aid model is fundamentally broken. Whether you're a foundation making a donation to a nonprofit abroad, a government distributing aid to another government, or an individual sending emergency funds to family members across borders, your money only gets to where it needs to go after passing through intermediaries. Even in the simplest payment scenario, there's your bank; a coordination network; and the aid recipient's bank. But often, there are even more middlemen, with money moving along complex chains of third parties.

New Jersey beach smoking ban in place for start of summer

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:28am

Smoke 'em if you've got 'em — but not on the beach in New Jersey this summer.

Judge rejects plea deal for ex-officer who abused minors

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:24am

A federal judge has rejected a plea deal for a former Kentucky police officer who admitted to sexually abusing minors in the Louisville police department's now defunct youth program.

Man accused of stealing a woman's heart, then her money

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:16am

Officials say a man used an online dating website to steal not only a Georgia woman's heart but a big chunk of her money.

Texas police officer back to work after shooting woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:12am

A Houston-area police officer who fatally shot a woman with mental illness is back on the job but not the streets.

Watch out: Protocol pitfalls abound as Trump heads abroad

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:09am

President Donald Trump was walking across the sun-splashed airport tarmac in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2017 when the Israeli leader playfully warned his political ally about the confusing protocol he was about to encounter on his first visit to Israel as president.

Prosecutor to decide if police who shot kids can be charged

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:51am

A prosecutor is reviewing an investigative report to determine if two police officers who shot into a truck injuring three children and a robbery suspect in southeast Oklahoma should face criminal charges.

Kansas police kill man who fired shots in standoff with them

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:44am

Police in Kansas say a man who was firing gunshots inside an apartment has been shot and killed by officers after they tried to get him to surrender.

Governor picks Idaho man as new Kansas corrections secretary

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:39am

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has selected an Idaho prison official as her new secretary of corrections.

Judge dismisses tribe's lawsuit in land seizure dispute

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:38am

A Connecticut judge has dismissed all remaining claims in a lawsuit in which a Native American tribe argued the state owed it more than $600 million for land allegedly seized from the tribe more than a century ago.

Betsy DeVos releases more data on student loan debt

Katie Lobosco, CNN  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:30am

The Education Department released new student loan data this week. It's part of a plan to deal with student loan debt by giving individual consumers more information about what they're likely to get for their money.

Mississippi city fires police officer charged in killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:24am

A Mississippi city has fired a police officer charged in the killing of a woman with whom he was romantically involved.

New Hampshire House overrides veto of death penalty repeal

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:23am

The New Hampshire House has taken a big step toward eliminating the state's death penalty by overriding the governor's veto.

Bank CEO charged with trying to trade loans for Trump post

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:00am

A banker who prosecutors say tried to buy himself a senior post in President Donald Trump's administration by making risky loans to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was arrested Thursday on a financial institution bribery charge.

Parents of slain drug informant to appeal lawsuit dismissal

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 9:59am

The attorney for the parents of a North Dakota college student found dead after becoming an informant to drug investigators plan to appeal a judge's dismissal of their wrongful death lawsuit.

Utah climber dies on Mount Everest in 7 summit bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 9:57am

Relatives of a Utah climber say he died on Mount Everest as part of his challenge to climb the highest mountains on the planet's seven continents.

Iowa dentist won't be charged for would-be burglar's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 9:52am

A prosecutor says an Iowa dentist won't be charged in the death of a man suspected of trying to steal items from the dentist's office.