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Defense chief tells Air Force graduates to be ready for war

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:24pm

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the 984 new lieutenants who are graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy should be prepared to face war.

FBI raids house, storage unit of former Ohio House speaker

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:24pm

Federal agents searched former Republican Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger's southwest Ohio home and a nearby storage unit Wednesday, apparently part of an investigation into the money behind his international travel and lavish lifestyle while serving as one of the state's most powerful politicians.

Trump defends describing MS-13 gang members as 'animals'

Jill Colvin and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:24pm

Describing gang violence inflicted by MS-13 members in chilling and gruesome detail, President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to make "radical" changes to U.S. aid practices by withholding government assistance from countries whose citizens enter the United States illegally.

Tennessee Parole Board divided over release in murder case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:18pm

The fate of Cyntoia Brown, who is serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was 16 years old, is in the hands of Tennessee's governor after the state parole board split on a Wednesday clemency hearing.

20 hurt when semi slams into school bus in Wisconsin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:14pm

Authorities say 20 people were hurt, including four seriously, when a semi crashed into a school bus in south central Wisconsin.


Trump eager to sign bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:13pm

President Donald Trump indicated Wednesday that he's eager to sign a bill that would dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lots jobs and foreclosed homes.

The Latest: Ohio speaker candidate cites 'appalling' tactics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:09pm

The Latest surrounding the Ohio House speaker's position (all times local):

Once homeless teen gets full ride to Harvard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:08pm

Philadelphia teen Richard Jenkins used to sleep in a homeless shelter and was nicknamed "Harvard" by bullies for being a bookworm. Now, he is going to the same Ivy League school on a full scholarship.

Michigan lawmakers fight over mandated reporters post-Nassar

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:03pm

Coaches and trainers, the types of paid employees who allegedly learned Larry Nassar was molesting gymnasts and other athletes before the sexual abuse scandal broke, would still not be required to report such suspected abuse to the authorities under a watered-down proposal to expand Michigan's mandatory reporting law.

Report: Iowa gubernatorial candidate accused of misconduct

Barbara Rodriguez and Scott Stewart, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:59pm

Three women allege Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nate Boulton, a major contender in a crowded race with an upcoming primary, touched them inappropriately during separate incidents several years ago, an Iowa newspaper reported Wednesday.

Deal would allow limited access to disputed California beach

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:59pm

A battle over public use of a stretch of California coast has led to a tentative settlement that would allow only limited access.

Acclaimed Nigerian author speaks at Harvard Class Day

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:59pm

Acclaimed Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has addressed Harvard University's graduates at the school's annual pre-commencement Class Day festivities.

Seething over Russia probe, Trump tears into 'spygate'

Mary Clare Jalonick and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:58pm

President Donald Trump has branded his latest attempt to discredit the special counsel's Russia investigation as "spygate," part of a newly invigorated strategy embraced by his Republican colleagues to raise suspicions about the probe that has dogged his presidency since the start.

APNewsBreak: Prosecutor interviewing Schneiderman accusers

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:56pm

The special prosecutor investigating former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has started conducting interviews with the women whose allegations of violent slapping, choking and other abuse led to his resignation this month, The Associated Press has learned.

Suburban Indianapolis man pleads guilty to terrorism

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:50pm

A suburban Indianapolis man accused of trying to join the Islamic State group overseas has pleaded guilty to a terrorism charge.

Feds charge California man, 2 gamers in deadly hoax call

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:46pm

Federal prosecutors indicted Wednesday two online gamers and the California man accused of making the hoax calls that led a police officer to fatally shoot an unarmed man in Kansas.

Hairstylist: Client named Paddock said venue easy to attack

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:38pm

A hairstylist said in documents released by police Wednesday that a client named Paddock spoke in the months before the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history that a Las Vegas Strip concert venue was susceptible to attack.

Investigation of Greitens presses ahead at Capitol and court

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:28pm

A legislative investigation into Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens pressed ahead Wednesday at both a courthouse and the Capitol, as attorneys argued over subpoenas involving a pro-Greitens group and lawmakers questioned the source of a six-figure cash payment related to allegations of sexual misconduct by Greitens.

Family of man shot while naked views police body cam video

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:20pm

The sister of a Virginia man who was fatally shot by police after he ran naked onto an interstate highway said Wednesday that the officer's body-camera video shows her brother was unarmed and "clearly in distress."

Kushner granted permanent security clearance, AP source says

Eric Tucker and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:14pm

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been granted a permanent security clearance following a lengthy FBI background check, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday.