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Report: Nashville needs 31k affordable rental units by 2025

A new report from Mayor Megan Barry's office says Nashville's shortage of affordable housing units is projected to rise to nearly 31,000 in 2025 if nothing is done to create … Click to Continue »

Former deputy jailer pleads not guilty misconduct charges

A former McCracken County deputy jailer has pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of misconduct. The Paducah Sun reports ( 31-year-old Ben Green entered the plea at an arraignment Tuesday. … Click to Continue »

Tax preparer pleads guilty in $1.4 million tax fraud scheme

A Massachusetts tax preparer faces up to four years in prison for a tax fraud scheme. The Gloucester Times reports ( ) 69-year-old John Carr Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday to … Click to Continue »

US, Russia calls increase to avoid air mishaps in Syria

A senior American Air Force commander says daily U.S. military phone calls with Russia have increased as the two countries work to avoid aircraft mishaps in the increasingly crowded skies … Click to Continue »

FAA tells airlines to remove some seats from smaller planes

Federal safety regulators are telling airlines to remove a certain type of seat from their planes, saying the seat could cause neck injuries during otherwise survivable crash landings. The order … Click to Continue »

Idaho lawmakers' 2017 session travel expenses tally $107,000

Idaho lawmakers have billed state taxpayers roughly $107,000 so far this year for travel expenses accrued during the 2017 legislative session. The Associated Press obtained the information through a public … Click to Continue »

The Latest: New Mexico union fights GOP solvency plan

The Latest on efforts by New Mexico lawmakers to resolve a state budget crisis (all times local): 11:00 a.m. A public employees union in New Mexico is pushing back against … Click to Continue »

Weighted funding will send millions to needy Nevada students

Unexpected state revenue and a bipartisan consensus to provide need-based education funds are converging at the Nevada Capitol with a deal to send tens of millions more dollars to Nevada … Click to Continue »

Charleston jets, Fort Bragg troopers team up for exercise

As many as 15 Air Force cargo jets will take part in a joint military exercise with paratroopers from Fort Bragg in North Carolina. The Post and Courier of Charleston … Click to Continue »

Arizona congresswoman McSally cancels tele-town hall

Arizona congresswoman Martha McSally has cancelled a telephone town hall-style meeting where she planned to answer questions about the future of health care reform because a close friend's health is … Click to Continue »

Mississippi ex-prison chief faces sentencing for corruption

Federal prosecutors are recommending that Mississippi's former corrections commissioner spend 13 years in prison. Assistant Attorney U.S. Darren LaMarca made the recommendation Wednesday to U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate. … Click to Continue »

California football player found to have raped teen

Officials say a football player at a San Francisco Bay Area Catholic high school with a nationally recognized football program was found in juvenile court to have sexually assaulted a … Click to Continue »

Oklahoma House approves parole bill for frail inmates

The Oklahoma House of Representatives has passed a bill that would authorize paroles for medically frail inmates. The Oklahoman ( ) reports the bill that passed with an 81-15 vote … Click to Continue »

Walker signs bill allowing minors at music festivals

Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that makes clear that unaccompanied minors can attend music festivals where alcohol is being served. Walker signed the bill Wednesday. He says it … Click to Continue »

Pope Francis jokes with Melania Trump about the President's diet, blesses her rosary

Pope Francis joked with First Lady Melania Trump upon their meeting at the Vatican on May 24. He pointed to the President and asked her, "What are you feeding him, potica?" Potica is a traditional Slovenian dessert, a favorite of Pope Francis. … Click to Continue »

Minnesota lawmaker aims to make it harder to avoid vaccines

Minnesota health officials say there are almost 70 confirmed cases of measles in the state so far this year, and a state lawmaker is hoping to make it harder for … Click to Continue »

Motel operator gets jail in wage investigation

A Michigan motel operator is checking into jail for lying to the government in a minimum wage investigation. Mehul Patel was sentenced to two months in jail Tuesday. He had … Click to Continue »

Arkansas Democrats' dinner renamed to honor Bill Clinton

The Arkansas Democratic Party has renamed its annual fundraising dinner to honor former President Bill Clinton after the names of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson were stripped from the event. … Click to Continue »

Police shoot, wound man in Crystal park

Authorities say a police officer in Crystal has shot a man who refused to drop his weapon. The man was wounded and was taken to the hospital following the shooting … Click to Continue »

Poland critical of EU policy on taking in migrants

Poland's prime minister is citing the attack in Manchester to reinforce her government's opposition to a European Union plan to share migrants. Beata Szydlo spoke Wednesday ahead of a parliament … Click to Continue »

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