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US officials: Plan may send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:02pm

U.S. officials say the Pentagon will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more American troops to the Middle East to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats.

U.S. officials say Pentagon will present plans to White House to send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast amid Iran tension

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:58pm

U.S. officials say Pentagon will present plans to White House to send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast amid Iran tension.

Serial killer who once terrorized Florida set for execution

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:54pm

Cindy Brown remembers when she decided to divorce Bobby Joe Long, the serial killer facing execution as a result of a murderous spree that claimed 10 women's lives and terrorized Florida's Tampa Bay area in 1984.

Afghanistan envoy briefs skeptical lawmakers on peace talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:51pm

Special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad (ZAHL'-may kah-LEEL'-zahd) has been met with skepticism on Capitol Hill as he briefed lawmakers on peace talks with the Taliban aimed at ending the 17-year war.

The Latest: SEAL's trial delayed; defense wants new judge

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

The Latest on a court hearing into efforts by military prosecutors to track emails sent to lawyers representing a Navy SEAL accused of murder (all times local):

Democrats slam McConnell for delay on domestic violence bill

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:47pm

Frustrated Democrats are ramping up their rhetoric as they pressure the Senate's Republican leader to allow a vote on a bill that helps victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Officials: Last slave ship from Africa ID'd on Alabama coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:47pm

Alabama historical officials say researchers have located the wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States.

Sheriff: Baby girl dies after 5 hours in Florida daycare van

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:39pm

Authorities say an infant has died after being left in a hot van for hours outside a Florida daycare.

California sees more late-spring wintry weather

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:36pm

Thunderstorms embedded with lightning and hail moved across Southern California on Wednesday as winter-like weather persisted through late spring in many parts of the state.

Officials say the Clotilda, last known ship to bring enslaved persons to the US, has been identified in Alabama waters

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:33pm

Officials say the Clotilda, last known ship to bring enslaved persons to the US, has been identified in Alabama waters.

US says Trump coal moves hasten but don't increase emissions

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:25pm

Federal officials say the Trump administration's decision to lift a moratorium on coal sales from public lands could hasten the release of more than 5 billion tons of greenhouse gasses.

Q&A: The Democratic debate over impeaching President Trump

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:18pm

An increasing number of House Democrats say they want an impeachment inquiry. But most of them say they aren't ready to seek President Donald Trump's removal from office.

The Latest: Man accused of making threats held without bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:14pm

The Latest on a New Jersey man charged with aiding a terrorist organization and threatening to kill pro-Israel supporters (all times local):

The Latest: Defense focuses on defendant's odd confession

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:09pm

The Latest on the death penalty trial for a South Carolina father (all times local):

Vanity Fair reveals new details about 'Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker' in film preview

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:05pm

Magazine Vanity Fair revealed new details and first-look photos from the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker" on Wednesday in a preview for the film.

Police: 2 die in small plane crash near Indianapolis

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:04pm

Indiana State Police say a small plane has crashed near Indianapolis, killing two people.

Border holding center to reopen after 32 migrants get flu

Colleen Long and Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:00pm

More than 30 migrants have tested positive for influenza at a major processing center on the Mexican border that was temporarily closed to stop the outbreak, authorities said Wednesday.

Tougher vaccine rules move forward in California

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 2:52pm

California lawmakers moved ahead Wednesday with tougher rules that limit parents from choosing whether to vaccinate their schoolchildren as a handful of opponents shouted "We will not comply" inside the Senate.

Healthy dog euthanized for burial with owner, sparks debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 2:46pm

Veterinarians and funeral homes in Virginia are rejecting the idea that pets should be buried with their owners after a recent case in which a healthy dog was euthanized so it could lie with her owner.