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May 21, 2018 - 10:08 pm
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Miss Nebraska has been named Miss USA. Sarah Rose Summers beat out 50 other women from all the states and the District of Columbia. At the start of the two-hour broadcast, the field was immediately narrowed down to 15 contestants according to how they performed during...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2009 file photo, pop artist Robert Indiana, 80, poses in the kitchen at his home on Vinalhaven Island, Maine. Indiana, best known for his 1960s LOVE series, died from respiratory failure Saturday, May 19, 2018, at his home in Maine, Indiana's attorney said. He was 89. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)
May 21, 2018 - 9:41 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Pop artist Robert Indiana, best known for his 1960s LOVE series, has died at his island home off the coast of Maine. He was 89. Indiana died on Saturday from respiratory failure at his Victorian home in a converted Odd Fellows hall, a fraternal order lodge, where he had lived...
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Tactical police stage in a Safeway parking lot on Belair Road near Chapel Road in response to the death of a Baltimore County police officer in Perry Hall, Md., May 21, 2018. Rifle-toting police swarmed into the Baltimore suburb where a female officer was fatally injured Monday, searching for suspects believed to be armed after witnesses reported hearing a pop and seeing the officer run over by a Jeep. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
May 21, 2018 - 9:31 pm
PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — Rifle-toting police swarmed into a Baltimore suburb where a female officer was fatally injured Monday, searching for suspects believed to be armed after witnesses reported hearing a pop and seeing the officer run over by a Jeep. Residents in a leafy community of suburban...
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Television newscasters prepare to give updates near a memorial in front of Santa Fe High School on Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 21, 2018 - 9:00 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — 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. Guns are so...
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Plumes of steam rise as lava enters the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii Sunday, May 20, 2018. Kilauea volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has gotten more hazardous in recent days, with rivers of molten rock pouring into the ocean Sunday and flying lava causing the first major injury. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 21, 2018 - 8:53 pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is pouring into the sea and setting off a chemical reaction that creates giant clouds of acid and fine glass. The lava haze, or "laze," is created when molten rock hits the ocean and marks just the latest hazard from a volcano that has been...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2017, file photo, the fountains of Bellagio erupt along the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas. Tens of thousands of casino workers in Las Vegas whose contracts expire next week were preparing to vote on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, on whether to authorize a strike, a move that could leave more than 30 properties without unionized housekeepers, bartenders, servers and other key employees. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 21, 2018 - 8:40 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tens of thousands of casino workers in Las Vegas whose contracts expire next week were preparing to vote on whether to authorize a strike, a move that could leave more than 30 properties without unionized housekeepers, bartenders, servers and other key employees. A majority of yes...
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FILE - These undated file booking photos made available by the Shreveport Police Department show Corey Williams. A Louisiana judge has ordered the release of Williams, an inmate whose attorneys have accused prosecutors of withholding "staggering" evidence of his innocence in a pizza deliveryman's killing two decades earlier. One of Williams' attorneys says a plea deal with Caddo Parish prosecutors will allow Williams to be freed as soon as Tuesday, May 22, 2018, from Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. (Shreveport Police Department via AP, File)
May 21, 2018 - 8:34 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana judge on Monday ordered the release of an inmate whose attorneys have accused prosecutors of withholding "staggering" evidence of the man's innocence in a pizza deliveryman's killing two decades ago. A plea deal with Caddo Parish prosecutors will allow Corey...
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FBI Director Christopher Wray, right, leaves the White House, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 21, 2018 - 8:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ratcheting up pressure on the Russia investigation, the White House announced 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 on the handling of the probe...
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May 21, 2018 - 7:22 pm
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Search crews have found the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into the woods on Bald Mountain in Vermont's Green Mountains, killing the pilot. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday the pilot was the only person on board the twin-engine propeller plane. He's...
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ADDS DATE AND PLACE OF THE PHOTO - In this Feb. 18, 2018, photo provided by Ashley Fonseca, her cousin Christopher Riley Garcia, left, poses for a picture with Ashley and Robert Zamora in Houston. A gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School on Friday, May 18, 2018, killing 10 people, including Christopher Riley Garcia, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Courtesy of Ashley Fonseca via AP)
May 21, 2018 - 6:45 pm
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — At least two of the student victims of a mass shooting at a Texas high school tried to block the advance of a gunman and were killed when he shot through the doors. A classmate of one of the 10 people killed at a Texas high school says Chris Stone and other students tried to...
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