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Clinton: Democrats can win with bold ideas, core principals

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:26pm

Democrats can win elections and stand up to Washington Republicans by sticking to their core principals when it comes to education, health care, equality and the environment, Hillary Clinton told a friendly crowd at the New York state Democratic convention on Wednesday.

Report: Iowa gubernatorial candidate accused of misconduct

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:26pm

Three women allege Democratic gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Nate Boulton touched them inappropriately during separate incidents several years ago, an Iowa newspaper reported Wednesday.

FBI raids house, storage unit of former Ohio House speaker

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:26pm

Federal agents searched former Republican Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger's southwest Ohio home and a nearby storage unit Wednesday, apparently part of an investigation into the money behind his international travel and lavish lifestyle while serving as one of the state's most powerful politicians.

Family apologizes to community for man who drove into eatery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:24pm

Relatives of a North Carolina man accused of driving into a restaurant, killing two loved ones, are thanking authorities and apologizing to the community.

The Latest: Arriving officers take cover from Vegas shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:20pm

The Latest on documents that Las Vegas police released from the investigation into the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history (all times local):

Special dive team seeking man missing at bottom of waterfall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:20pm

Authorities have called in a special dive team to the North Carolina mountains to search for an Ohio man believed drowned in the pool at the bottom of a waterfall.

The Latest: Lawmakers read details on Greitens' affair

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:18pm

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

Seething over Russia probe, Trump tears into 'spygate'

Mary Clare Jalonick and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:16pm

President Donald Trump has branded his latest attempt to discredit the special counsel's Russia investigation as "spygate," part of a newly invigorated strategy embraced by his Republican colleagues to raise suspicions about the probe that has dogged his presidency almost since the start.

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US employee in China reported strange sounds, pressure

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:14pm

A U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, the State Department said Wednesday, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell ill.

Texas man on death row for decapitating 3 kids loses appeal

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:12pm

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rejected an appeal Wednesday from a 37-year-old Rio Grande Valley man on death row for stabbing and beheading his common-law wife's three children 15 years ago.

Emergency call: 'I got attacked by a mountain lion'

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:09pm

Recordings of emergency calls after a fatal cougar attack in Washington state last weekend detail how dispatchers calmly struggled to figure out exactly where the surviving victim was — and how worried he was about his friend.

Mexican Mafia busted for running crime in LA County jails

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:07pm

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.

Atlanta lawyer gets life in shooting of business exec wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:04pm

A judge on Wednesday sentenced a well-connected Atlanta attorney to life in prison with the possibility of parole for fatally shooting his business executive wife.

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.