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The Latest: Rauner aide says death penalty plan fixes errors

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:10pm

The Latest on the Illinois House hearing on reinstating the death penalty (all times local):

AP PHOTOS: Fire, steam, fascination as Hawaii lava rolls on

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:09pm

Cracks in the ground spit out streams of lava that are snaking through Hawaii's Big Island, devouring homes and forests, chugging across a highway and pouring into the sea.

The Latest: Sheriff: Officers engaged shooter in 4 minutes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:08pm

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Dealmaker president contends with North Korea expectations

Catherine Lucey and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:08pm

Weeks before his planned North Korea summit, President Donald Trump is staring down a dealmaker's worst nightmare: overpromising and under-delivering.

Tennessee Gov.: Sanctuary bill to become law sans signature

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:07pm

Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday he will let a push against sanctuary cities to become law without his signature after complaining that it has stirred up irrational fear on both sides.

Pastor: Mental illness drove man to ram car into his family

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:06pm

A man suffering from severe mental illness left a meal with his family and then drove his sport utility vehicle at high speed into the restaurant, killing his daughter and daughter-in-law and critically injuring other relatives, his pastor said Monday.

After his son died in crash, dad takes girlfriend to prom

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:04pm

It was supposed to be Carter Brown putting on the corsage and doing funny poses in photos with his date for senior prom.

Watchdog report to fault FBI for Clinton probe delay

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:02pm

An upcoming report from the Justice Department's internal watchdog is expected to criticize senior FBI leaders for not moving quickly enough to review a trove of Hillary Clinton emails discovered late in the 2016 campaign, according to people familiar with the findings.

FBI, Justice to 'review' classified info sought by lawmakers

Desmond Butler and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:00pm

The White House said Monday that top FBI and Justice Department officials have agreed to meet with congressional leaders and "review" highly classified information the lawmakers have been seeking as they scrutinize the handling of the Russia investigation.

N Carolina restaurant owner 'Mama Dip' dies at age 89

Martha Waggoner and Allen G. Breed, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:58pm

A North Carolina restaurant owner known as much for generosity as her fried chicken has died at the age of 89, her family said Monday.

School shooting may not bring change to gun-loving Texas

Will Weissert and Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:56pm

Texas has more than 1.2 million licensed handgun owners who can openly carry their weapons in public. The state hosted the National Rifle Association's annual meeting two weeks ago. And until Monday, the governor's re-election website was raffling off a shotgun.

Border agent questions 2 women for speaking Spanish

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:55pm

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are reviewing an encounter between a Border Patrol agent and two women who were speaking Spanish at a gas station in northern Montana, the agency said Monday. Allegations have been made before of law-enforcement officers in Montana racially profiling people to find out their immigration status.

Man dies after Tesla crashes into San Francisco area pond

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:48pm

A man was killed when the Tesla automobile he was driving veered off a road, crashed through a fence and plunged into a pond, authorities said Monday.

The Latest: Trump aims to prevent 'fire sales' in Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:44pm

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Interior moves to lift restrictions on hunting bears, wolves

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:44pm

The Trump administration is moving to reverse Obama-era rules barring hunters on some public lands in Alaska from baiting bears with bacon and doughnuts and using spotlights to shoot mother bears and their cubs hibernating in dens.

The Latest: St. Louis prosecutors recused from Greitens case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:42pm

The Latest on the investigations of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

Crashed helicopter's occupants: Oklahoma, Florida, Missouri

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:41pm

Louisiana authorities say the passenger who died in a weekend helicopter crash was from Oklahoma. The injured pilot and crewman are from Florida and Missouri.

Police officer's son pleads guilty to terrorist bomb plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:32pm

The son of a Boston police captain pleaded guilty Monday to plotting to use guns and homemade bombs to attack a college campus to support the Islamic State group, three years after his arrest after his father alerted the FBI.

Witness describes frantic effort to save slain officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:30pm

Heavily armed police swarmed into a leafy suburb where a Baltimore County officer was fatally shot on Monday, searching for at least one armed suspect.

Man admits taking funeral GoFundMe money to buy car

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:23pm

A man has pleaded guilty in New Hampshire to taking money from a GoFundMe account that was set up to pay for funeral expenses for a woman who was killed, and then using it to buy a car.