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'American Taliban' Lindh to be released Thursday from prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 11:14pm

The California man who became known as the "American Taliban" after his capture on an Afghanistan battlefield in late 2001 is on the cusp of release from prison.

Yes or No: Who's in charge? Power struggles roil Washington

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 10:14pm

A dozen times, Rep. Ayanna Pressley asked the witness for a yes or no answer on housing policy.

AP sources: Pentagon proposing a troop buildup in Mideast

Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 10:08pm

The Pentagon on Thursday will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, in a move to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats, U.S. officials said.

Texas moves to arm more teachers to prevent school shootings

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 9:15pm

Texas moved a big step closer to arming more teachers and school personnel as a way to help prevent future campus shootings, under a bill sent to Gov. Greg Abbott.

Thousands of cancer diagnoses tied to a poor diet, study finds

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted May 22nd - 8:35pm

Your diet may have more impact on your cancer risk than you might think, a new study has found.

Interior boss: No monument changes planned, but up to Trump

Ellen Knickmeyer and Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 8:04pm

U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said Wednesday he has no plans for additional changes to national monuments that were recommended by his predecessor, but that it's ultimately up to President Donald Trump.

California police defend using spit mask on 12-year-old boy

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 7:14pm

Police on Wednesday defended their use of a clear mesh "spit mask" on a combative 12-year-old boy as irate bystanders videotaped the tense encounter in Sacramento while objecting that the boy was being detained.

Trump's campaign centered on fighting Democrats, not policy

Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 6:58pm

President Donald Trump dropped the pretense of working with congressional Democrats on Wednesday and sent a clear message that his re-election campaign will be centered on condemning overzealous investigations rather than advancing a robust domestic policy agenda.

Sen. Mike Lee asks Senate committee to preserve pro-life, religious protections in spending bills

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted May 22nd - 6:27pm

Utah Sen. Mike Lee and 24 other conservative senators asked a Senate budget committee to preserve all existing pro-life and religious freedom protections in all future spending bills.

Dead gray whale found on island is Alaska's third this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:45pm

A third gray whale has been found dead in Alaska.

Montana trooper injured in shooting and hospitalized in Utah returns home

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:45pm

"The future is brighter today than when we first landed here in Utah," said Lindsey Palmer, his wife, at a news conference Wednesday.

Girl, 10, 6th known child to die after US border detention

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:33pm

U.S. authorities say a 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died last year after being detained by border authorities in a previously unreported case.

Oklahoma City Council approves settlement in canal death

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:24pm

The Oklahoma City Council has approved a $175,000 settlement for the estate of a man who died after being electrocuted in an entertainment district canal.

Texas approves $3 billion in flood control after Harvey

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:08pm

Nearly two years after Hurricane Harvey battered Houston and the Texas coast, state lawmakers approved setting aside more than $3 billion to help pay for flood control projects.

Washington joins West Coast bloc of sanctuary states

Tom James, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:00pm

Washington has become the latest West Coast state to enact broad sanctuary protections that restrict all local authorities from asking about people's immigration status.

Most exhibits from Minneapolis cop's trial can be copied

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:44pm

A judge is granting access to most of the exhibits from the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who shot an unarmed woman in 2017.

Forecasters predict busy Central Pacific hurricane season

Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:29pm

Hawaii and the Central Pacific could experience more storms than normal during this year's hurricane season.

Pentagon to put up shelter for at least 7,500 migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:24pm

The Pentagon says it will build temporary shelter at the U.S.-Mexican border for at least 7,500 adult migrants who have been turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody.

Army veteran indicted in California bomb plot against rally

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

A U.S. grand jury on Wednesday indicted an Army veteran in a plot to plant a bomb at a rally by white supremacists in California.

Tennessee leader says he believes sex assault allegations

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:13pm

A key Republican leader who is next in line to take over the Tennessee House said on Wednesday he believes the women who have accused a Republican member of sexual misconduct.