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Man pleads guilty to charge linked to Kansas student's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:30pm

A man has pleaded guilty in southeast Kansas to a charge linked to the 2014 shooting death of a 20-year-old Pittsburg State University student.

Nevada political consultant accused of extorting lawmaker

Ken Ritter and Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:30pm

A Nevada political consultant was indicted in Las Vegas on a variety of charges that include extortion, perjury and filing a false document.

Police raid California home linked to killing of student

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:30pm

Authorities raided two homes Thursday and said they detained a suspect after three assailants fatally shot a high school student and wounded a classmate near a California high school.

Mississippi gov intends to join transgender bathroom lawsuit

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:20pm

Gov. Phil Bryant said Thursday that he is planning for Mississippi to join 11 states in suing the Obama administration for telling U.S. public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.

The Latest: Prosecutor says kidnapper 'terrorized' teen girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:20pm

The Latest on a New Hampshire man who kidnapped a teenage girl and repeatedly raped her during nine months of captivity (all times local):

Vegas-area school officer pleads not guilty in cover-up case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:11pm

A Las Vegas-area school police officer pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he attacked a student and a school staff member and tried to cover it up.

Report: 1st US case of germ resistant to last resort drug

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:10pm

For the first time, a U.S. patient has been infected with bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort treatment, scientists said Thursday.

Funeral services set for officer shot during traffic stop

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:01pm

Police from New England and around the country marched in solemn formation to a church in a small Massachusetts community Thursday, as a wake was held for an officer who was fatally shot during a traffic stop.

The Latest: Native American grads told to live their values

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:00pm

The Latest on Michelle Obama's remarks to graduating seniors at Santa Fe Indian School (all times local):

Obama tells Native American students to live their values

Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:00pm

Michelle Obama told graduates at a Native American high school Thursday to take pride in their history and cultures at a time when she says the "loudest voices in the national conversation" suggest turning away from the tribal values that were part of their education.

The Latest: 2nd home raided in student's fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:00pm

The Latest search for killers of a Northern California high school student all times local):

The Latest: Tornado strikes Texas prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:00pm

The Latest on severe weather in the Plains (all times local):

Man admits kidnapping teen girl, raping her during captivity

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:00pm

A man who kidnapped a 14-year-old girl when she accepted his offer of a ride home from school because her feet were sore, held her in captivity for nine months and raped her repeatedly at his trailer acknowledged his crimes on Thursday.

Man accused of plotting to join Islamic State testifies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 4:50pm

A Minnesota man on trial for plotting to go to Syria to join the Islamic State group is testifying in his own defense.

State judge in 'Mississippi Burning' trial dies at age 84

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 4:50pm

The state judge who presided over the "Mississippi Burning" trial in 2005 has died.

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Federal grand jury indicts suspect in Navajo girl's slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 4:46pm

A federal grand jury has returned a six-count indictment against a man accused of killing an 11-year-old Navajo girl who was abducted as she and her younger brother played on the way home from school.

US Interior secretary troubled by auction of sacred items

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 4:41pm

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Thursday said she's troubled by the auctioning off of objects held sacred by Native American tribes and she's calling on the French government to help find a path toward repatriating the items.

Feds call off N. Idaho salvage logging project after lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 4:40pm

The U.S. Forest Service has rescinded a decision approving a salvage logging project in northern Idaho after a federal judge halted the plan at the request of two environmental groups.

Trapped group escapes Kentucky cave through neck-deep water

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 4:40pm

A group of college students trapped for hours by rising water in a Kentucky cave waded through neck-deep water to get out, authorities said Thursday.

The Latest: Official: Trapped tourists wade out of cave

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 4:22pm

The Latest on two tour groups trapped by rising water in a Kentucky cave (all times local):