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Giuliani: White House wants briefing on classified info

Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:09pm

President Donald Trump's legal team wants a briefing on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and may take it to the Justice Department as part of an effort to scuttle the ongoing special counsel probe.

Trump takes steps to ease firing of federal workers

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:09pm

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a trio of executive orders to overhaul the federal bureaucracy by making it easier to fire federal workers for poor performance and misconduct, requiring that departments and agencies negotiate better union contracts and limiting the amount of time certain federal workers can spend on union business.

Power lines touching trees blamed for 4 California wildfires

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:44pm

State fire officials blame power lines coming into contact with trees for sparking four Northern California wildfires last October that incinerated more than 130 buildings.

California law allowing life-ending drugs halted, for now

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:40pm

A California law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives has been put on hold — at least for now.

Driver rams into 3 on Portland, Oregon, sidewalk; 1 critical

Gillian Flaccus and Steven Dubois, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:39pm

A driver rammed into three women walking on a sidewalk Friday in downtown Portland, critically injuring one of them, before speeding away and getting arrested within hours of the crash, authorities said.

Palin's son seeks to bar media in assault proceedings

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:32pm

The eldest son of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is seeking to bar the media from covering court hearings after he was accused of assaulting his father last year.

In turnabout, Minnesota senator becomes lieutenant governor

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:29pm

A high-ranking Minnesota lawmaker thrust into the lieutenant governor's office by U.S. Sen. Al Franken's resignation abruptly took the oath of office and resigned her state Senate seat on Friday, a swift reversal for the longtime Republican senator who had resisted the job and its duties.

New charges declined against woman who lied about trooper

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:15pm

New charges won't be filed against a woman who accused a Texas trooper of sexual assault during a traffic stop.

Trump steering clear of messy House immigration fight

Jill Colvin and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:13pm

President Donald Trump has spent recent weeks publicly hammering Congress to crack down on "legal loopholes" he says allow criminals to enter the country illegally. But behind the scenes, Trump has shown little interest in jumping into an intensifying Capitol Hill debate over immigration legislation that is unlikely to ever reach his desk.

Sheriff: Parents, don't bring guns to school lockdowns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:10pm

Law enforcement officials in eastern Idaho have issued a public safety warning after several parents responded to a recent school lockdown armed with AR-15 rifles and a pistol.

Teacher who confronted Indiana school shooter lauded as hero

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:09pm

An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom Friday, authorities said, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives.

The Latest: Student says teacher threw basketball at shooter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:59pm

The Latest on a possible shooting at an Indiana middle school (all times local):

Marine who died in WWII buried in Massachusetts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:59pm

A decorated U.S. Marine killed during the Battle of Guadalcanal in World War II has finally been laid to rest in his home state of Massachusetts.

US seeks forfeiture of illegally imported Syrian mosaic

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:51pm

The U.S. government has filed an asset forfeiture complaint involving an ancient mosaic believed to have been looted from war-torn Syria and illegally imported into the United States, where authorities say it was seized from a California man.

UC Berkeley wants help naming 3 fluffy peregrine chicks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:49pm

Fluffy, Cottonball and Marshmallow or Bruce, Clark and Diana?

Medical group says many migrants killed in Libya escape

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:47pm

Over 100 migrants and refugees held captive by human traffickers were shot at while escaping from a clandestine prison in northwestern Libya and there were numerous deaths and injuries, Doctors Without Borders said Friday.

Defendant in statutory rape of child gets 90 days detention

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:38pm

A 79-year-old man who pleaded no contest to felony statutory rape of a child was sentenced to 90 days detention and will not have to register as a sex offender.

Florida ban on smokable medical pot ruled unconstitutional

Joe Reedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:31pm

A Florida judge has ruled that the state's ban on smokable medical marijuana is unconstitutional.

Bucks player 'gave in' during arrest to avoid officers' guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:27pm

Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown said Friday he "gave in" when police used a stun gun as they detained him for a parking violation because he didn't want officers to "pull out their guns."

Trump tells grads 'you don't give up, you don't give in'

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:25pm

President Donald Trump stressed the United States' military might as he addressed graduates at the United States Naval Academy Friday, saying the "best way to prevent war is to be fully prepared for war."