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House Republicans divided as Ryan struggles to keep clout

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:40pm

Seven months before his planned retirement, House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing growing disruption among the GOP ranks, raising fresh questions about his ability to lead a divided group of Republicans through a tough election season.

Hiker dies after falling from Yosemite's Half Dome trail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:38pm

A hiker in Yosemite National Park fell to his death while climbing the iconic granite cliffs of Half Dome in rainy conditions, authorities said Tuesday.

The Latest: Texas to talk gun control, but critics skeptical

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:32pm

The Latest on a high school shooting in Texas (all times local):

Teen suspect in Maryland officer's slaying held without bail

David McFadden and Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:19pm

A 16-year-old who was supposed to be on house arrest for auto theft was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the death of a Maryland police officer.

USC president urged to resign over response to complaints

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:52pm

Two-hundred professors signed a letter demanding that the president of the University of Southern California resign amid allegations that USC failed to properly respond to complaints of misconduct by a gynecologist who worked at a student health clinic for 30 years.

Receptionist's family settles over Minnesota school blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:49pm

Family members of a school receptionist have settled their lawsuit over an explosion that killed her last summer at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis.

Lawyer in video rant over Spanish speakers apologizes

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:44pm

A lawyer whose rant against Spanish speakers in a New York City eatery went viral posted an apology online on Tuesday, saying that how he expressed himself was "unacceptable."

Trump, Moon try to keep NKorea summit on track amid doubts

Zeke Miller and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:38pm

President Donald Trump labored with South Korea's Moon Jae-in Tuesday to keep the highly anticipated U.S. summit with North Korea on track after Trump abruptly cast doubt that the June 12 meeting would come off. Setting the stakes sky high, Moon said, "The fate and the future of the Korean Peninsula hinge" on the meeting.

The Latest: Greitens' campaign launches TV ad

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:38pm

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

Washington lobbyists put on notice over foreign agent law

Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:36pm

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 bracing for more.

Trump won't say if he has confidence in Rosenstein

Desmond Butler and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:34pm

President Donald Trump declined to say Tuesday whether he has confidence in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, escalating pressure on the Justice Department as his White House negotiated rare access to classified documents for his congressional allies.

The Latest: Sheriff: Shooting suspect dead after standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:30pm

Here is the latest information about a lengthy standoff and shootout at an apartment in the Florida Panhandle (all times local):

Texas governor convenes new discussions on school safety

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:26pm

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott convened the first in a series of discussions on school safety Tuesday, declaring in response to last week's shooting near Houston, "We all want guns out of the hands of people who would try to murder our children."

Sheriff says suspect found dead in Florida Panhandle apartment following lengthy standoff, shootout with police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:21pm

Sheriff says suspect found dead in Florida Panhandle apartment following lengthy standoff, shootout with police.

Tropical disturbance near Gulf could develop into depression

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:19pm

Hurricane forecasters say a tropical disturbance nearing the Gulf of Mexico has a 40 percent chance of developing into at least a tropical depression this week.

Parents go to court to boot 30-year-old son from home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:12pm

In a real-life case of "Failure to Launch," an upstate New York judge Tuesday ordered a 30-year-old man to move out of his parents' house after they went to court to have him ejected.

Former Indiana first lady has surgery to remove brain tumor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:50pm

Former Indiana first lady Susan Bayh had surgery Tuesday to remove a malignant brain tumor, her family said.

Authorities praise tipster for solving gold bar theft case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:50pm

It was the million dollar tip authorities had been waiting for. Well, technically it was a 17th-century gold bar, worth half a million dollars, that a tipster told Crime Stoppers about.

Woman who shot Kansas abortion doctor moved to halfway house

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:46pm

An anti-abortion activist who shot and wounded a Kansas abortion provider and firebombed clinics in Oregon and elsewhere has been released from prison to a halfway house to finish her sentence.

Lawmakers pick successor to disgraced attorney general

Chris Carola, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:42pm

The New York Legislature on Tuesday appointed Barbara Underwood interim attorney general two weeks after Eric Schneiderman suddenly resigned as the state's top legal chief amid allegations he physically abused four women he dated.