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The Latest: Trump orders FBI probe - and IG widens its query

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

The Latest on the special counsel's probe into Russian election meddling (all times local):

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Faster-moving Hawaii lava gushes into sea, spews new danger

Caleb Jones and Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 5:08pm

A volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has gotten more hazardous, sending rivers of molten rock pouring into the ocean Sunday and launching lava skyward that caused the first major injury.

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As Trump pressures DOJ, Giuliani says probe may end by Sept

Jonathan Lemire and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 5:04pm

President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will "demand" that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign, an extraordinary order that came hours before his legal team said that the special counsel indicated its investigation into the president could be concluded by September.

Texas mourners endure grief that 'none of us can comprehend'

Juan A. Lozano and Claire Galofaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 4:54pm

Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first services since a gunman blasted his way into a high school and killed 10 people, with one pastor lamenting the grief "that none of us can comprehend."

Police video from California fires shows harrowing escapes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 4:44pm

Chaotic police body-camera footage from last year's deadly wildfires in Northern California's wine country shows officers running door-to-door urging people to flee and rescuing elderly residents of a retirement community as flames bear down, according to a newspaper report Sunday.

93-year-old ex-president Bush arrives in Maine for summer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 4:14pm

Former President George H.W. Bush is in Maine for the summer.

Academics skeptical of Utah Lake 'island city' proposal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 3:33pm

An ambitious proposal to build an island city on Utah Lake to help stymie toxic algae blooms that plague the water got a boost from Utah lawmakers this year, but not everyone thinks it's a good idea.

Tanker rollover closes lane of Interstate 15 near Bountiful

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 3:31pm

Utah Highway Patrol officials say a tanker rollover crash closed a portion of Interstate 15 near Bountiful for more than five hours.

14-year-old pretends he's a NY cop, robs a legally blind man

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 2:55pm

A wily 14-year-old boy who posed as a New York City police officer while snatching a legally blind man's wallet in a Manhattan subway station on pretense of helping him was arrested on Sunday.

Yellowstone counts fewer visits so far compared to last year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 2:35pm

Fewer people have visited Yellowstone National Park so far this year compared to the same time frame last year.

5 teens involved in fatal crash were high school students

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 2:22pm

The teenagers killed in a Massachusetts car crash were identified as high school track team members with a promising future.

Review clears deputy who searched for trapped Ohio teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 2:01pm

A sheriff's deputy who unsuccessfully searched for a 16-year-old Ohio boy who died while being trapped in a minivan acted within departmental policies, according to an internal investigation.

FAA: Helicopter carrying 3 people crashes in Louisiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 1:56pm

Authorities say a helicopter carrying three people has crashed in south Louisiana.

Principal apologizes for 'insensitive' prom tickets language

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 1:54pm

The principal of a New Jersey high school has apologized for what he called "insensitive" language on tickets for the upcoming senior prom.

Ticket sold in New Jersey wins Powerball jackpot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 1:36pm

Lottery officials say a single ticket sold at a New Jersey grocery store won the Powerball jackpot worth an estimated $315.3 million.

Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 1:32pm

The two mountain bikers did what they were supposed to do when they noticed a mountain lion tailing them on a trail east of Seattle.

Trial set for Wyoming man accused of killing pregnant woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 12:38pm

A Wyoming man charged in the July 2016 shooting deaths of his girlfriend and her unborn baby at a cabin in Idaho is scheduled to go to trial in June 2019.

Database will give police info on people with disabilities

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 12:34pm

A new database will alert Ohio law enforcement officers about motorists and passengers with communication disabilities who could be mistaken for someone impaired or a threat.

Boy, 3, rescued from manure pit on farm

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 11:52am

Officials say emergency crews rescued a 3-year-old boy who fell into a manure pit on a farm near Philadelphia.