- A white Cleveland patrolman who participated in a 137-bullet shooting that left two unarmed black people dead in their car was acquitted of criminal charges on Saturday, leading to angry but peaceful protests.
- Electoral figures announced today show that Irish voters have approved legalizing gay marriage by a landslide. Figures from yesterday's referendum show 62.1 percent of Irish voters said "yes."
- A court document made public Friday after the arrest on a murder warrant of Daron Dylon Wint says authorities believe "the crimes required the presence and assistance of more than one person."
- The Federal Highway Administration considers one out of every nine bridges in the United States structurally deficient, meaning they need significant repairs, maintenance or replacement.
- A grand jury indicted all six officers charged in the case of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries he suffered in police custody, allowing the state's attorney to press ahead with the most serious charges despite criticism that she was part of an "overzealous prosecution."
- While Sen. Rand Paul tweeted that he's launched "a filibuster of the Patriot Act renewal," his speech is not a true filibuster at this point because it's not currently delaying consideration of any bill.
- One of the documents, translated by intelligence officials, begins with questions similar to a conventional job application: "Do you have hobbies? Have you been convicted of a crime?" But it veers into more chilling territory, asking: "What objectives would you like to accomplish on your jihad path?"
- Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history.
- A U.S. military plane crashed and caught fire as it tried to land during training exercises in Hawaii, killing one Marine, injuring 21 other people and sending black smoke billowing into the sky.
- In response to a May 9 editorial on racism by The New York Times, political science professor Jerry Hough compared "the blacks" and "the Asians." He wrote in his online comment that Asians faced racism but "worked doubly hard."
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