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Suspect in 4 gruesome DC killings might not have acted alone, police say

Washington Post    - ‎2 hours ago‎   
Authorities said in court papers Friday that the brutal killings of the Savopoulos family in Northwest Washington probably involved a conspiracy of more than one person taking the victims captive and waiting more than 19 hours for a $40,000 ransom before ...

Politico    - ‎5 hours ago‎   
HAMPTON, N.H. - Hillary Clinton's approach to policy, so far, has been as risk-averse as her media strategy. On the trail, she prefers the safe haven of the controlled roundtable setting, and for the most part avoids taking questions from the press.

UN nuclear conference collapses over WMD-free zone in the Middle East

Washington Post    - ‎2 hours ago‎   
UNITED NATIONS - An attempt to strengthen and expand the world's premier arms-control treaty ended in failure here Friday as international delegations squabbled over a long-sought goal of establishing a ban on weapons of mass destruction in the Middle ...

Huffington Post    - ‎1 hour ago‎   
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Law enforcement officials on Friday released surveillance video from a grocery store that is part of an investigation of an officer-involved shooting that wounded two men who were suspected of trying to steal beer.

Hundreds mourn NYC college dean killed in Amtrak crash

seattlepi.com    - ‎2 hours ago‎   
NEW YORK (AP) - Hundreds of mourners gathered at a New York City funeral home to say goodbye to a college dean killed in this month's Amtrak crash in Philadelphia.

Senate blocks extension of Patriot Act provisions

USA TODAY    - ‎34 minutes ago‎   
WASHINGTON - Three key sections of the Patriot Act are set to expire on June 1 unless the Senate resolves a stalemate with the House over the future of the sweeping anti-terrorism law.

Rising Dissent and Lawsuits Pushed Scouts to Change

New York Times    - ‎5 hours ago‎   
As Robert M. Gates, the president of the Boy Scouts of America, called Thursday for an end to the organization's ban on openly gay leaders, the group was already facing state civil rights investigations in New York and Colorado and the looming threat of ...

Missouri governor commutes man's life sentence for drug charge

Reuters    - ‎1 hour ago‎   
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has commuted the sentence of a man serving life in prison without the possibility of parole for a drug possession charge, his office said on Friday.

UPDATE 1-US Navy pilot safe after jet ends up in water off San Diego runway

Reuters    - ‎3 hours ago‎   
(Updates with more from Navy spokeswoman). By Marty Graham. SAN DIEGO May 22 (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy training jet went off the end of a runway and crashed into water at a base in San Diego on Friday, but the pilot was able to eject safely from the ...

WOKV    - ‎53 minutes ago‎   
Not from junior high, or high school for that matter. Abraham has graduated from American River College in Sacramento at the age of 11, KCRA reported.

Los Angeles Times    - ‎11 minutes ago‎   
On the last Friday of April, after prayer services at a mosque in Orange County, two friends spoke on the phone. It was not a light-hearted conversation.

Daily Mail    - ‎1 hour ago‎   
The White House has admitted that it can't do anything about the tide of racist abuse headed towards Obama's new Twitter account - though posters who make death threats could see themselves under arrest.

A prescription for Baltimore's health

Washington Post    - ‎3 hours ago‎   
The world has heard about Freddie Gray. I want to tell you about another young man whose life ended too soon. He was my patient in the emergency room at a D.C.

$15 Minimum Wage Fight Goes National

The Ledger    - ‎1 hour ago‎   
JAMES BROWN, principal economist for the New York State Department of Labor, speaks during the first meeting of the state wage board Wednesday in New York, as demonstrators hold up signs for $15 an hour pay.

LA bystander steps in to end car chase

CNN    - ‎1 hour ago‎   
Los Angeles (CNN) Halt! A pedestrian halted a motorist evading California police Friday evening by calmly stepping in front of his car.

Jeb's Climate Dodgeball

Huffington Post    - ‎9 hours ago‎   
If you've ever seen the movie Dodgeball, starring Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughan, then you'll know the rules guiding Jeb Bush's still-undeclared campaign when it comes to climate change: "Dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge.

New York Times    - ‎3 hours ago‎   
Early on Friday, Christopher Duran, 14, left his home on a Bronx street lined with brick apartment buildings and dotted with trees.

Probe leaves unanswered questions in deadly California bus crash

Reuters    - ‎3 hours ago‎   
LOS ANGELES Investigators have not determined why a FedEx truck driver veered across a Northern California highway last year and slammed into a bus carrying high school students on a college recruitment trip, killing 10 people, authorities said on Friday.

New York Daily News    - ‎4 hours ago‎   
A gun-toting driver shook hands with police after fending off a would-be carjacker at an Atlanta parking lot. “You know what this is,” the perp allegedly told Hashim Fannin, making himself at home in the passenger seat of Fannin's parked car, according to ...

2 ex-Wesleyan students face US charges over drug overdoses

Sioux City Journal    - ‎3 hours ago‎   
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Two former Wesleyan University students pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges they distributed synthetic party drugs that resulted in on-campus overdoses and sent 11 people to hospitals.
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