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Rock climber dies after 60-foot fall in southern Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:06pm

Authorities say a rock climber died after falling 60 feet in a remote spot in southern Utah.

Medicaid expansion moves closer to possible referendum

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:43pm

A Medicaid expansion proposal has passed the signature threshold, officials confirmed on Thursday, but said further review is needed before it gets on the November ballot.

Dem, GOP leaders get classified briefings on Russia probe

Mary Clare Jalonick and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:39pm

Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday huddled in classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of meetings prompted by partisan allegations that the bureau spied on the Trump campaign.

Lawmakers concerned about Medicaid expansion ballot plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:39pm

Utah lawmakers are expressing concern about the possibility that voters could expand Medicaid after years of debate at the legislature.

Democrat says Trump Jr. may have lied to Senate committee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:38pm

A Democratic senator said Thursday he's concerned that President Donald Trump's eldest son may have lied to Congress about his knowledge of foreign assistance offered to the Trump campaign.

The Latest: Baltimore officers visit funeral home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:37pm

The Latest on the killing of Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio (all times local):

Correction: Right to Work-Missouri story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:34pm

In a story May 18 about a right-to-work referendum, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Senate Concurrent Resolution moving the election date did not require the governor's signature to take effect. While some concurrent resolutions do not require a governor's signature, this one did, and the governor signed it May 24.

San Francisco police not charged in black man's 2015 killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:33pm

San Francisco prosecutors said Thursday that they will not charge officers in two shooting deaths, including the killing of a black man that led to citywide protests three years ago and federally recommended police reforms.

Officials trade blame after teen arrested in officer's death

Courtney Columbus and David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:27pm

A police officer crushed by a stolen Jeep isn't even buried yet, and already authorities in Maryland are blaming each other for having allowed the teenage driver to be on the streets while he awaited sentencing for auto theft.

Prosecutors add lewd conduct charges to tortured kids case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:20pm

Prosecutors on Thursday added four charges of lewd conduct against a father accused of torturing his children in a Northern California home where prosecutors say 10 children lived in filth and neglect.

Judge mulls motion to dismiss Charlottesville rally lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:16pm

A federal judge is mulling arguments from white nationalists and others that a civil rights lawsuit against them over last summer's violence in Charlottesville should be dismissed.

Officials: Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:13pm

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday to face charges involving at least one of the women who have accused him of sexual assault, two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

FBI briefed on allegations against Missouri governor

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:11pm

Allegations of sexual misconduct and campaign finance violations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens have been shared with federal authorities by a private attorney and a key lawmaker, according to testimony Thursday during a legislative hearing.

Judge appoints brain experts in case of slain Muslim teen

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:09pm

A judge on Thursday appointed two brain experts to evaluate a man facing the death penalty in the slaying of a teenage Muslim girl last year, despite the objections of a prosecutor who derided the requests as "neuro-witchcraft."

Federal lawsuit seeks $14.8m in deadly Tennessee wildfires

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:09pm

Two survivors of deadly Tennessee wildfires that began in Great Smoky Mountains National Park have sued the federal government, claiming they lost loved ones and a home because of the negligence of park workers.

The Latest: South Korea 'very perplexed' by Trump's decision

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:07pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local):

The Latest: Greitens' attorney suggests lawmaker is witness

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:02pm

The Latest on the investigation of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

A rare look at NYC's potter's field, home to 1 million dead

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:59pm

Prisoners working as gravediggers stack wooden coffins in the ground, three at a time. Wild geese and newborn goslings roam the grassy fields near small white statues of angels. Decaying brick buildings with blown-out windows stand overhead.

Newly adopted 1-year-old dies after being left in hot truck

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:57pm

Authorities say a recently adopted 1-year-old girl has died after her father left her in a hot truck.