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Man admits to hate crimes in Kansas bar shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:46pm

A Kansas man who yelled "Get out of my country!" before killing one Indian immigrant and wounding another in a suburban Kansas City bar pleaded guilty Monday to three federal hate-crime charges.

Rauners mover back to renovated Illinois governor's mansion

Sarah Zimmerman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:40pm

It's moving day for Gov. Bruce Rauner and first lady Diana Rauner, who are returning to the Illinois Governor's Mansion after $15 million in renovations on the historic home.

Town settles female officer's 'frat house' atmosphere suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:32pm

A female reserve police officer in Massachusetts who says she was harassed by fellow officers and forced to deal with a "frat house" atmosphere has received $500,000 after settling a lawsuit.

Judge: School shooting suspect comments are admissible

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:29pm

Incriminating statements to law officers made by a student arrested after four people were shot at a Washington state high school last year will be admissible in upcoming court proceedings, a Spokane County judge ruled Monday.

The Latest: Trump meets with Rosenstein, Wray

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:22pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local):

Whopper walleye breaks state's longest-standing fish record

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:22pm

North Dakota's record for largest walleye caught by a recreational angler had stood for nearly six decades. In about a minute, Neal Leier bested it.

The Latest: Trump signs new action against Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:18pm

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'Don't be mad at Claire': McCaskill courts black voters

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:14pm

The African-American community's frustration with Sen. Claire McCaskill is real.


US demands wholesale changes in Iran policies post-nuke deal

Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:12pm

The Trump administration on Monday demanded that Iran make wholesale changes in its military and regional policies or face "the strongest sanctions in history," as it sought to turn up heat on Tehran after President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a landmark nuclear deal.

Hundreds turn up at 'BBQing While Black' event in Oakland

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:10pm

Hundreds of people gathered for a weekend cookout in Oakland, California dubbed "BBQing While Black." It is the latest response to a white woman's now infamous call to police to report African Americans barbecuing at a public park.

Official placed on leave over Afghanistan bombing claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:07pm

A high-ranking New York university official has been placed on leave after his story about surviving a deadly bombing in Afghanistan, being offered a job by former Secretary of State Colin Powell and other claims have been challenged by a newspaper.

White House: Trump signs order limiting Venezuelan government's ability to sell off public assets after 'sham' election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:04pm

White House: Trump signs order limiting Venezuelan government's ability to sell off public assets after 'sham' election.

Suspect charged after California explosion due in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:55am

A Southern California man who was arrested on an explosives charge after a blast killed his former girlfriend last week at her day spa was scheduled to appear in court Monday.

Autopsies describe fatal prison attack NC hasn't detailed

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:54am

Inmates used hammers to crush skulls and scissors to spear flesh when they killed four employees last fall in the bloodiest prison escape attempt in North Carolina history, newly released autopsy and other reports by medical examiners said.

Rainy season arrives in full force in Sunshine State

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:50am

Soggy Florida is expecting even more rain after a weekend system caused flooding in many low-lying areas and a smattering of power outages near Fort Lauderdale.

Man dies after Tesla crashes into San Francisco area pond

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:48am

Authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area are investigating the death of a man after a Tesla car he was driving veered off a road, crashed through a fence and plunged into a pond. It is unknown if the vehicle was in Autopilot mode.

UConn president to step down in summer 2019

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:46am

University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst announced Monday that she will step down after the 2018-19 academic year.

The Latest: Iran says 'sham' US policy to reap 'ill rewards'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:38am

The Latest on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussing strategy on Iran (all times local):

Tennessee Gov.: Sanctuary bill to become law sans signature

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:33am

Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he's allowing legislation billed as a push against sanctuary cities to become law without his signature, saying it has stirred up irrational fear on both sides.