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Coroner IDs Mississippi man killed in road rage encounter

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 6:08pm

Authorities on Tuesday identified a Mississippi man who was shot to death during a road rage incident the day before, and they were still searching for the suspect who was driving a vehicle with Louisiana license plates.

Video showing Michigan deputy punching woman sparks protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 6:07pm

A Michigan sheriff's deputy is seen on video punching a black woman in the head several times during her arrest early Tuesday, and another deputy tased her husband after the couple allegedly refused an order to leave the scene of a shooting.

Everything you need to know about SpaceX's historic astronaut launch

Jackie Wattles, CNN Business  |  Posted May 26th - 5:14pm

The stakes have never been higher for Elon Musk's SpaceX. On Wednesday, the company will attempt to launch two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station in a mission called Demo-2.

FBI: only 1 attacker in Texas naval base shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 4:35pm

The FBI said Tuesday that its investigation points to only one attacker in the shooting at a Texas naval air base, days after the agency suggested another person involved might be on the loose.

Justice Department defends Alabama absentee ballot rule

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 4:12pm

Alabama’s requirement to have witnesses sign an absentee ballot is not a violation of the Voting Rights Act, the U.S. Department of Justice argued in a brief Monday.

California sues over sex misconduct on 'Criminal Minds' set

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 3:29pm

The state of California filed a lawsuit Tuesday against CBS, Disney and producers of the long-running series “Criminal Minds,” alleging that the show's cinematographer engaged in rampant sexual misconduct against crew members for years.

Man pleads not guilty to murdering missing Missouri wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 2:54pm

A Missouri man pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder Tuesday in the presumed death of his Chinese wife, who hasn't been seen since last year.

Sonar used to search Oklahoma pond for 2 missing children

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 2:47pm

Searchers used sonar on Tuesday to examine a Tulsa pond for two young children last seen days ago with their noncustodial mother, who was arrested after being questioned about their disappearance.

Kansas’ Democratic governor vetoes GOP bill that would have limited her emergency powers during the coronavirus pandemic

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 2:42pm

Kansas’ Democratic governor vetoes GOP bill that would have limited her emergency powers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Minneapolis mayor: 4 officers involved in restraint death of black man have been fired

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 1:44pm

Minneapolis mayor: 4 officers involved in restraint death of black man have been fired.

Judge whose anti-rape advice was 'close your legs' loses job

Bruce Shipkowski, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 1:28pm

A judge who suggested that a woman seeking a restraining order could “close your legs” to prevent a sexual assault was removed from the bench Tuesday by the New Jersey Supreme Court and permanently barred from presiding over a courtroom.

Lawyers appointed to look out for U. Mich. sex case victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 1:08pm

A judge on Tuesday appointed three attorneys to look out for the interests of anyone who said they were sexually abused by a sports doctor who worked at the University of Michigan for decades.

Georgia woman, brother OK after turtle strikes car window

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 12:50pm

A Georgia woman and her brother were not seriously hurt after a turtle launched through the air and became lodged into the windshield of a car they were in.

Trump's convention demand comes amid Charlotte virus surge

Jonathan Drew, Sarah Blake Morgan and Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 12:38pm

President Donald Trump’s demand for a full-capacity Republican convention in August is putting pressure on North Carolina health officials — and local Republicans — as coronavirus cases surge in the host county and statewide.

GOP leader pulls support for California candidate over posts

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 12:08pm

The U.S. House's top Republican on Tuesday withdrew his support for a Central California congressional candidate over derogatory online posts about Muslims and Hillary Clinton that the candidate says he did not write.

Couple arrested after child's remains found buried in yard

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 11:40am

A Tennessee couple is facing charges after skeletal remains of a child were found buried in their yard.

Suspect in date killing of Utah woman called 'monster'

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 11:22am

Relatives of a Utah woman who police say was killed last weekend after meeting a man via the popular dating app Tinder have called the suspect a “monster” who took their daughter in “a crime as senseless as it was evil.”

Idaho State track athletes want transgender lawsuit tossed

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 11:13am

Two female athletes at Idaho State University want a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a new state law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports, the first such law in the nation.

Parties target control of state legislatures, redistricting

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 10:57am

Drowned out by the coronavirus and national politics, Republican and Democratic operatives are quietly preparing for a battle of state legislative supremacy later this year that could have a profound effect on political power for the next decade.