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Mexican Mafia busted for running crime in LA County jails

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:56pm

Leaders of the notorious Mexican Mafia "gang of gangs" were charged Wednesday with running a government-like operation to control drug trafficking from inside Los Angeles County jails that included ordering violence against those who didn't obey.

Records disclose man's alibi on night grandfather killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:50pm

A man accused by his family of killing his millionaire grandfather in Connecticut in 2013 says in court documents he went home after they met for dinner, made an ice cream run, played on his computer and then headed out for a fishing trip with his mother.

Family of man shot while naked views police body cam video

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:50pm

The sister of a Virginia man who was fatally shot by police after he ran naked onto an interstate highway said Wednesday that the officer's body-camera video shows her brother was unarmed and "clearly in distress."

Hairstylist says client named Paddock spoke months before Las Vegas attack of concert venue being susceptible to gunfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:45pm

Hairstylist says client named Paddock spoke months before Las Vegas attack of concert venue being susceptible to gunfire.

20 hurt when semi slams into school bus in Wisconsin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:38pm

Authorities say 20 people were hurt when a semi crashed into a school bus in south central Wisconsin.

The Latest: Rockets to remember Santa Fe shooting victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:36pm

The Latest on the mass shooting at a Texas high school (all times local):

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

Matthew Lee and Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:36pm

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."

Chicago City Council backs Obama Presidential Center plans

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:36pm

The effort to build the Obama Presidential Center in a park on Chicago's South Side where Barack Obama's political career began cleared its biggest hurdle yet Wednesday when the City Council signed off on the proposal.

Trump defends describing MS-13 gang members as 'animals'

Jill Colvin and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:32pm

Describing gang violence inflicted by MS-13 members in chilling and gruesome detail, President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to make "radical" changes to U.S. aid practices by withholding government assistance from countries whose citizens enter the United States illegally.

Minot AFB security commander ousted over lost gun, ammo

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:31pm

A security group commander at North Dakota's Minot Air Force Base was relieved of his command Wednesday after explosives and a machine gun were lost in separate incidents.

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Kushner granted permanent security clearance, AP source says

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:28pm

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been granted a permanent security clearance, allowing him access to the nation's most closely held secrets, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday.

Clinton: Democrats can win with bold ideas, core principals

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:26pm

Democrats can win elections and stand up to Washington Republicans by sticking to their core principals when it comes to education, health care, equality and the environment, Hillary Clinton told a friendly crowd at the New York state Democratic convention on Wednesday.

Report: Iowa gubernatorial candidate accused of misconduct

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:26pm

Three women allege Democratic gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Nate Boulton touched them inappropriately during separate incidents several years ago, an Iowa newspaper reported Wednesday.

FBI raids house, storage unit of former Ohio House speaker

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:26pm

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.

Family apologizes to community for man who drove into eatery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:24pm

Relatives of a North Carolina man accused of driving into a restaurant, killing two loved ones, are thanking authorities and apologizing to the community.

Special dive team seeking man missing at bottom of waterfall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:20pm

Authorities have called in a special dive team to the North Carolina mountains to search for an Ohio man believed drowned in the pool at the bottom of a waterfall.

The Latest: Lawmakers read details on Greitens' affair

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:18pm

The Latest on allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

Seething over Russia probe, Trump tears into 'spygate'

Mary Clare Jalonick and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:16pm

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 almost since the start.

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US employee in China reported strange sounds, pressure

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:14pm

A U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, the State Department said Wednesday, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell ill.