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Mexican Mafia busted for running crime in LA County jails

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:48pm

The Los Angeles County jails are run by the sheriff, but the Mexican Mafia wielded the power in the underworld behind bars.

Seething over Russia probe, Trump tears into 'spygate'

Mary Clare Jalonick and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:46pm

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.

The Latest: WH planning bipartisan briefing before holiday

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:43pm

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

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AP source: Jared Kushner granted security clearance

Eric Tucker and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:36pm

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been granted a security clearance after a lengthy background check, a move that ensures the key White House adviser with a broad international portfolio can have access to some of the country's most closely held secrets.

Pompeo: Fate of US-NKorea summit rests with Kim Jong Un

Matthew Lee and Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:29pm

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he's "very hopeful" that a planned U.S.-North Korean summit will proceed but laid the fate of the historic meeting squarely with Kim Jong Un, who won't be reassured by U.S. demands for "rapid denuclearization."

Police: 3 family members found dead in Los Angeles house

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:26pm

Police on Thursday were investigating the deaths of three family members found dead inside a Los Angeles home.

The Latest: 3 found dead; person of interest interviewed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:19pm

The Latest on the deaths of three people in a Los Angeles home (all times local):

Family rejoices at finding of soldier's World War II plane

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:16pm

Tom Kelly grew up on a Northern California farm and once thought of becoming a cowboy before World War II got in the way.

In GOP immigration battle, factions split over citizenship

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:06pm

Divisions over whether to provide a conduit to citizenship for young "Dreamer" immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally loomed as the pivotal sticking point Wednesday as House Republicans searched for a solution to their campaign-season standoff over an issue that has split them for years.

The Latest: Vegas shooting witnesses describe police heroism

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:02pm

The Latest on documents that Las Vegas police released from the investigation into the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history (all times local):

Stylist: Man with Vegas gunman's name talked concert attack

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:54pm

A hairstylist said a client with the same last name as the Las Vegas shooter spoke in the months before the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history about a concert venue being susceptible to attack, according to documents released by police Wednesday.

Grand jury says police shooting of Georgia man justified

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:46pm

Police were justified in fatally shooting a 20-year-old man, a grand jury said Wednesday after concluding that he pointed a BB pistol at officers who had come to arrest him.

Video shows road rage suspect hitting man with sledgehammer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:43pm

A road rage suspect seen on surveillance video hitting a man with a sledgehammer after smashing the windows out of a vehicle is being sought by Philadelphia police.

Police: Officer's gun goes off, striking man in burning home

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

Police say an officer's gun discharged during an altercation, striking a man who had refused to leave a burning house in Maryland.

Los Angeles police Investigate complaints against USC doctor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:14pm

Police have opened a criminal investigation into years of complaints against a University of Southern California gynecologist accused in lawsuits of groping patients.

Acclaimed Nigerian author speaks at Harvard Class Day

Sarah Betancourt, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:12pm

Acclaimed Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke about truth in her address on Wednesday to Harvard University's Class of 2018, telling students, "above all else, do not lie."

'Show Dogs' to undergo edits after uproar

Sandra Gonzalez, CNN  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:08pm

"Show Dogs," the children's film that this week was criticized by an advocacy group over scenes that it said promoted an inappropriate and harmful message about sexual abuse, will undergo edits to remove the objectionable content, the studio said Wednesday.

Militant Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles has died

Gisela Salomon, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:06pm

Former CIA operative and militant Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles, who was accused of organizing a string of 1997 Havana hotel bombings and a 1976 Cuban airline bombing that killed 73 people, has died. He was 90.

Texas governor supports 2 small gun rules after shooting

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:48pm

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday he could support stronger regulations for gun storage and quicker reporting to law enforcement when a court has determined someone is mentally ill in order to keep them from having weapons.

Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:47pm

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump is violating the First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter because of their political views.