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Fourth day of nasty storms ravages central US

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:17pm

An outbreak of nasty storms in the Midwest spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars across a dealership lot, injuring about two dozen people in Missouri's capital city and killing at least three others elsewhere in the state.

Virtual reality helps police learn to interact with autistic

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:09pm

An autistic man walks out of a store without paying for a toy he picked up. He's followed by a storekeeper demanding he come back inside. The situation quickly escalates, and police are called.

Acting Secy Shanahan to speak at Naval Academy graduation

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:03pm

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is set to deliver the commencement address to the 2019 graduating class of the U.S. Naval Academy.

Trump moves to escalate investigation of intel agencies

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:03pm

President Donald Trump has directed the U.S. intelligence community to "quickly and fully cooperate" with Attorney General William Barr's investigation of the origins of the multi-year probe of whether his 2016 campaign colluded with Russia.

Pregnant woman won't be deported immediately to Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 9:07pm

U.S. immigration officials have told a pregnant Mexican woman who had taken sanctuary inside a Chicago church that she can stay in the United States until after the baby is born.

Suspect found guilty in police officer's 2010 shooting death

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 8:08pm

A man who bragged about killing an off-duty Chicago police officer during an armed robbery was found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder.

Trump moves to escalate investigation of intel agencies

Zeke Miller and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 6:44pm

President Donald Trump on Thursday granted Attorney General William Barr new powers to review and potentially release classified information related to the origins of the Russia investigation, a move aimed at accelerating Barr's inquiry into whether U.S. officials improperly surveilled Trump's 2016 campaign.

Northern Arizona gets rare dose of late-season snow

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 6:42pm

Northern Arizona had a rare dose of late-season snow.

Trump directs intelligence community to 'quickly and fully cooperate' with AG investigation of Russia probe origins

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 6:27pm

Trump directs intelligence community to 'quickly and fully cooperate' with AG investigation of Russia probe origins.

Mexico proposes US fund Central America development projects

Luis Alonso Lugo, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 6:18pm

Mexico proposed Thursday that the United States finance seven projects aimed at boosting the economies of three Central American nations whose poverty and violence push desperate people to migrate north.

Man charged in death of daughter he mistook for intruder

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 6:17pm

Authorities in South Carolina have charged a man with killing his daughter, whom he mistook for a potential intruder.

In new charges against Assange, groups see cause for concern

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 6:08pm

New charges filed against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange quickly drew alarm Thursday from media organizations and others. The groups are concerned that the Justice Department is charging Assange for actions that ordinary journalists do routinely in their jobs.

EPA taking 1st big steps to clean up leaking Colorado mines

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 6:07pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will take the first major steps this summer to clean up wastewater flowing from dozens of old mines at a Superfund site in southwestern Colorado, officials said Thursday.

US withdraws train crew proposal that came after explosions

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 6:04pm

The Trump administration said Thursday it was withdrawing a proposal for freight trains to have at least two crew members, nullifying a safety measure drafted under President Barack Obama in response to explosions of crude oil trains in the U.S. and Canada.

Lawyer: More than video shows in Vegas bus shove murder case

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 5:42pm

There is more to know than a bus security video clip has shown about the case of a 25-year-old woman accused of killing a 74-year-old man by shoving him off a public bus in Las Vegas, an attorney defending the woman on a murder charge said Thursday.

New Florida law bans release of mass shooting recordings

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 5:26pm

Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that prohibits Florida's government agencies from releasing photos, video or audio that record the killing of a person in an act of mass violence.

N Carolina man released after serving more than 40 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 5:18pm

A North Carolina man who served more than 40 years in prison for a shopkeeper's slaying in a failed robbery attempt is heading home.

Ex-Minnesota cop convicted of murder sued over traffic stop

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 5:16pm

A Minneapolis man is suing a former police officer recently convicted of murder for allegedly pointing a gun at him during a traffic stop.

Serial killer who terrorized Florida in 1984 with the slayings of 10 women has been executed

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 4:58pm

Serial killer who terrorized Florida in 1984 with the slayings of 10 women has been executed.