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Pompeo: Fate of US-NKorea summit rests with Kim Jong Un

Matthew Lee and Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:04pm

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he's "very hopeful" that a planned U.S.-North Korean summit will proceed but laid the fate of the historic meeting squarely with Kim Jong Un, who won't be reassured by U.S. demands for "rapid denuclearization."

Texas governor meets with gun groups after school shooting

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:04pm

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott met Wednesday with representatives of a gun-control group and the Texas State Rifle Association for more discussions about school safety after the shooting that killed 10 people near Houston.

Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:02pm

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump is violating the First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter because of their political views.

DA: Police didn't respond to Milwaukee murder suspect's call

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:02pm

A Milwaukee man accused of killing a teenager with a hammer and knife — and later burning the body — called police during the attack to make it seem like someone broke into the house, but officers never arrived, prosecutors said in court documents Wednesday.

Trump defends describing MS-13 gang members as 'animals'

Jill Colvin and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:00pm

Describing gang violence inflicted by MS-13 members in chilling and gruesome detail, President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to make "radical" changes to U.S. aid practices by withholding government assistance from countries whose criminals infiltrate the United States.

Girl who died in car fire identified, parents jailed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:57pm

A 4-year-old girl who died after a car erupted into flames in Boise has been identified by authorities who say both parents are in custody at the Ada County Jail.

Convicted killer found guilty of 5 California murders

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:56pm

A convicted Illinois killer was found guilty Wednesday of the murders of five women in Southern California more than two decades ago.

Tennessee Parole Board divided over release in murder case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:54pm

A six-member Tennessee Board of Parole is divided on whether to release a woman serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was a 16-year-old prostitute.

87-year-old pilot dies after small plane crash in Missouri

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:54pm

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says an 87-year-old man died after a small plane he was piloting crashed at a southwest Missouri golf course.

Feds charge California man, 2 gamers in deadly hoax call

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:51pm

Federal prosecutors have indicted two online gamers and the California man accused of making the hoax calls that led a police officer to fatally shoot an unarmed man in Kansas.

Police release 2,100 pages of Las Vegas shooting documents

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:49pm

Police in Las Vegas released documents Wednesday that they said contain dispatch logs and additional officer reports about the investigation into the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Lawyer: Illinois shooting suspect's mother legally owned gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:48pm

The lawyer for a 19-year-old charged with firing shots at an Illinois high school during graduation rehearsal says that his mother legally owned the gun he's accused of using.

Michigan lawmakers fight over mandated reporters post-Nassar

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:48pm

Michigan lawmakers were at odds Wednesday over a decision to scale back a proposed expansion of the state's mandatory reporting law that arose from the Larry Nassar abuse scandal, with one state senator vowing to keep fighting to add paid coaches and athletic trainers to the list of professionals who must report suspected child abuse to the authorities.

US disinvites China from multinational military exercise

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:44pm

The Pentagon said Wednesday it has withdrawn an invitation for China to participate in a multinational naval exercise the U.S. is hosting this summer, a sign of fresh tension between Pacific powers.

ACLU: Misconduct claims by children are widespread at border

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:44pm

The American Civil Liberties Union has released documents detailing widespread allegations of misconduct by U.S. border authorities toward children, including kicking one in the ribs, denying medical attention to a pregnant teen who complained of pain and threatening others with sexual abuse.

Police: 3 family members found dead in Los Angeles house

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:43pm

Police are investigating the deaths of three family members found dead inside a Los Angeles home, authorities said Wednesday.

Mexican Mafia busted for running crime in LA County jails

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:43pm

Leaders of the notorious Mexican Mafia "gang of gangs" were charged Wednesday with running a government-like operation to control drug trafficking from inside Los Angeles County jails that included ordering violence against those who didn't obey.

The Latest: Lawmakers question payments in Greitens' case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:42pm

The Latest on allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

Air Force trainer jet crashes in Mississippi; 2 eject safely

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:42pm

A U.S. Air Force training jet crashed Wednesday in northeast Mississippi with both pilots ejecting safely.

The Latest: China urges US to change 'negative mindset'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:40pm

The Latest on the Pentagon's decision to disinvite China from a multinational military exercise to be held this summer in the Pacific (all times local):