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Drought on tap to intensify over US Southwest

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:01am

Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought intensifies its grip on pockets of the American Southwest.

US disinvites China from multinational military exercise

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:59am

The Pentagon said Wednesday it has withdrawn an invitation for China to participate in a multinational naval exercise the U.S. is hosting this summer, a sign of fresh tension between Pacific powers.

Ammunition found in home where boy, 7, fatally shot himself

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:58am

Authorities found ammunition in the suburban Minneapolis home of a 7-year-old boy who fatally shot himself with a loaded handgun found in a box containing a toy.

Man's trial in death of daughter shot by constable moved

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:57am

A Pennsylvania man charged in the death of his 12-year-old daughter, who was shot by a constable serving eviction papers, will go on trial in a different county.

The Latest: Trump says he'll know next week about summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:54am

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The Latest: Trump says he wants transparency in Russia probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:50am

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Georgia Democrat challenges racial barrier in governor race

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:49am

Georgia Democrats gave Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams a chance to become the first black female governor in American history on a primary night that ended well for several women seeking office.

The Latest: Football stadium event to honor shooting victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:38am

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Police: Man hid recording device in preschool restroom

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:38am

An electrician who police say hid a video recording device resembling a pen in a Massachusetts preschool bathroom has been arrested.

NTSB: Florida bridge collapse probe focusing on cracks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:34am

Federal investigators looking into the collapse of a pedestrian bridge in Florida that killed six people earlier this year confirmed Wednesday that they are focusing in part on the emergence of cracks in the structure before the accident.

FBI raids house, storage unit of former Ohio House speaker

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:32am

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.

Pence tells Coast Guard Academy graduates they're needed

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:31am

Vice President Mike Pence says the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's 2018 graduating class is needed more than ever, given the threats the U.S. faces from drugs and terrorism.

Michigan lawmakers fight over mandated reporters post-Nassar

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:28am

Michigan lawmakers are at odds over a decision to scale back the proposed expansion of the state's mandatory reporter law after the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal.

Police promise Vegas shooting dispatch logs, officer reports

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:24am

Police in Las Vegas promised to release dispatch logs and additional officer reports on Wednesday, providing more witness accounts of the chaos, carnage and compassion during the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Alaska man pleads guilty in Florida airport shooting

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:20am

An Alaska man pleaded guilty Wednesday in exchange for a life prison sentence in the Florida airport shooting that killed five people and wounded six, blaming his rampage on severe mental illness a psychologist said is now under control.

Air Force trainer jet crashes in Mississippi; 2 eject safely

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:16am

A U.S. Air Force training jet crashed Wednesday in northeast Mississippi with both pilots ejecting safely.

On Long Island, Trump to speak on immigration, gang violence

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:12am

President Donald Trump will hold a roundtable discussion on Long Island on illegal immigration and gang violence that the White House is calling a "national call to action for legislative policy changes."

Marijuana delivery made to wrong car, Ohio man arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:11am

Police say a man who delivered a bag of marijuana to the wrong car in a northern Ohio store parking lot faces drug trafficking charges.

Senate bill overhauls handling of sex harassment complaints

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:10am

Senate negotiators on Wednesday released a bipartisan bill to overhaul the system for handling sexual harassment complaints on Capitol Hill.

Pompeo 'very hopeful' N. Korea talks will still take place

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:56am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he was "very hopeful" that the U.S.-North Korean nuclear summit would take place as planned next month, although he laid the meeting's fate squarely on Kim Jong Un.