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Tennessee Gov.: Sanctuary bill to become law sans signature

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 1:11pm

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

Democrats add drain-the-swamp proposals to campaign agenda

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 1:10pm

Democratic leaders in Congress are adding an anti-corruption plank to their mid-term campaign agenda, with proposals to beef-up ethics laws, protect voting rights and overhaul campaign finance.

2 NYPD officers, 1 a groom on wedding day, die in crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 1:04pm

Two off-duty New York Police Department officers, one of them a groom on his wedding day, died in the crash of a rented 2018 Maserati after celebrating at the reception, police said Monday.

Watchdog says US strategy in Afghanistan shows little result

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 1:04pm

The Trump administration's revamped Afghanistan strategy has made little progress against the Taliban insurgency, leaving the country a "dangerous and volatile" place nearly 17 years after the U.S. invaded, a government watchdog report said Monday.

The Latest: Trump meets with Rosenstein, Wray

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 1:02pm

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

Divers hunt Oklahoma lake for boaters missing in fatal crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 1:00pm

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says divers are searching for two boaters missing since a collision that killed at least one other person on a central Oklahoma lake.

Judge: Teen must repay $37M for starting Oregon wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:58pm

A teenager who started a major wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon has been ordered to pay restitution for at least the next decade, though it's unlikely the boy will ever cover his nearly $37 million bill.

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New CIA director says she'll send more spies to the field

Ken Thomas and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:56pm

New CIA Director Gina Haspel pledged to send more spies into the field during her swearing-in Monday as President Donald Trump offered up praise for the rank-and-file, who felt snubbed during his first visit to the headquarters of the premier U.S. intelligence agency.

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Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:53pm

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a decision that affects an estimated 25 million non-unionized employees.

Police: 9-year-old boy finds gun, shoots 8-year-old cousin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:47pm

Police in Ohio say a 9-year-old boy shot and critically wounded his 8-year-old cousin with a handgun he found in a kitchen cupboard while getting snacks.

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.

Police officer's son pleads guilty to terrorist bomb plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:34pm

A Boston police captain's son has pleaded guilty to plotting a terrorist attack on a college campus to support the Islamic State group.

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.

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.