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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."

Hundreds of cars join procession for slain Maryland officer

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

Hundreds of vehicles joined the funeral procession Friday for a Maryland police officer killed when authorities say a teenager ran over her in a stolen Jeep.

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Teacher who confronted Indiana school shooter lauded as hero

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:24pm

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.

Driver rams into women on sidewalk, hurting 3, before arrest

Gillian Flaccus and Steven Dubois, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:17pm

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.

Visitors to zoo witness gorilla birth in exhibit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:15pm

Visitors at a Pittsburgh zoo got a surprise when they witnessed a gorilla giving birth in the exhibit area.

At Harvard, Clinton warns of threats to American democracy

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:09pm

Hillary Clinton implored a crowd at Harvard University on Friday to stand up for "the truth, facts and reason" as attacks on the rule of law, free press and elections threaten to undermine American democracy.

Sheriff: Parents don't bring guns to school lockdowns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:09pm

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.

Trump: Melania 'doing great' after recent kidney treatment

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:03pm

President Donald Trump says his wife is "doing great" nearly two weeks after kidney treatment.

Police: Body identified as missing 5-year-old Kansas boy

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:01pm

A small, decomposing body found under a bridge in central Kansas was identified through an autopsy and dental records as that of 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez, a Wichita boy who has been missing since February, police said Friday.

In turnabout, Minnesota senator becomes lieutenant governor

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:01pm

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.

Texas military veteran arrested for allegedly mailing bombs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:57pm

A 40-year-old military veteran was arrested in connection with two explosive devices found in southeast Texas in recent weeks, federal prosecutors said Friday.

Trump's shifts on NK, guns, health care create whiplash

Anne Flaherty, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:55pm

From "Little Rocket Man" to the scheduling of a historic peace summit and back again, President Donald Trump's dizzying back-and-forth on North Korea is par for the course for a president who likes to keep his audience guessing. As Trump himself said Friday, "Everybody plays games."

Driver survives plunging 700 feet off California roadway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:52pm

A Southern California driver managed to call for help after her car plunged 700 feet (213 meters) off a road in the San Bernardino Mountains, and rescuers marveled at her survival.

Trump-Macron tree faces at least 2 years in quarantine

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:51pm

The oak sapling that was a gift to President Donald Trump from French President Emmanuel Macron is facing at least two years in quarantine.

Medical group says many migrants killed in Libya escape

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:50pm

Doctors Without Borders says 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.

Giuliani: Briefing may prompt calls to end Russia probe

Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:47pm

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 election.

Judge denies Manafort motion to throw out charges of lying

Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:47pm

A federal judge on Friday rejected former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's attempt to have some of the criminal charges against him thrown out.