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Man grabs microphone at Yale commencement, gets escorted out

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:25:42 GMT2017-05-22T15:25:42Z

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Yale's commencement was briefly interrupted when a man ran onto the podium and grabbed the microphone....



Fighting back: Students, some schools take on sexual assault

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:21:00 GMT2017-05-22T15:21:00Z

FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) -- A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled on a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed - sexual aggression among classmates....



Mississippi rep: Lynch people removing Confederate monuments

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:20:53 GMT2017-05-22T15:20:53Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A Mississippi lawmaker is saying Louisiana leaders should be "lynched" for removing Confederate monuments....



Police: Mom killed 2 kids to save them from evil in world

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:19:14 GMT2017-05-22T15:19:14Z

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Police in Ohio say a woman told them she fatally shot her two children to save them from the world's evils....



Students sexually abused at school face lengthy legal fights

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:17:18 GMT2017-05-22T15:17:18Z

When children sexually assault other children at school, sometimes the only measure of justice comes through the courts....



Pot convictions go up in smoke with California legalization

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:37:57 GMT2017-05-22T14:37:57Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jay Schlauch's conviction for peddling pot haunted him for nearly a quarter century....



Report backs sex abuse claims against 13 at prep school

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:37:21 GMT2017-05-22T14:37:21Z

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- An investigation into sexual misconduct at an elite prep school in New Hampshire has found substantiated claims of abuse involving 13 former faculty and staff....



Woman trying to buy birthday card trapped inside CVS

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:35:34 GMT2017-05-22T14:35:34Z

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A woman trying to buy a birthday card called police when she was accidentally barricaded inside a CVS store in central Florida....



The Latest: Evacuations lifted in wildfire near San Diego

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:17:51 GMT2017-05-22T14:17:51Z

JAMUL, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on a Southern California wildfire (all times local):...



Officials: Alaska man shoots self in head, kills girlfriend

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:57:06 GMT2017-05-22T13:57:06Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A judge has entered a not guilty plea for an Alaska man accused of killing his girlfriend after he shot himself and the bullet traveled through his head and hit his girlfriend in the chest....



Mark Zuckerberg spotted at Rhode Island beach day

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:48:40 GMT2017-05-22T13:48:40Z

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) -- A Massachusetts woman says she was surprised to bump into Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg while walking on a crowded sidewalk in the seaside city of Newport, Rhode Island....



The Latest: Bond review planned in student slaying case

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:34:26 GMT2017-05-22T13:34:26Z

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- The Latest on the stabbing death of a visiting student at the University of Maryland (all times local):...



2 found dead in plane wreckage under snow in California

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:31:42 GMT2017-05-22T13:31:42Z

LOYALTON, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities have discovered the wreckage of a small plane buried in snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern California and the bodies of a couple missing for more than a month inside it....



Flash flood watches cover parts of 6 southern states

Mon, 22 May 2017 12:55:14 GMT2017-05-22T12:55:14Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- Flash flood watches extend across a half-dozen states as torrential rains are expected in many areas of the South after a weekend of downpours....



1 killed, 7 hurt after vehicle hits bull on Kansas highway

Mon, 22 May 2017 12:43:24 GMT2017-05-22T12:43:24Z

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) -- The Kansas Highway Patrol says one person was killed and seven others were injured when a driver hit a bull standing in the highway....



Ohio city braces again for police shooting trial

Mon, 22 May 2017 12:42:21 GMT2017-05-22T12:42:21Z

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Prosecutors, attorneys and people across the Cincinnati region have had six months to analyze and debate the hung jury result in the murder trial of a white police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man....



Massachusetts school backs off ban of hair braid extensions

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:56:28 GMT2017-05-22T11:56:28Z

MALDEN, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts charter school that came under fire for what some students and parents considered a racist policy of banning hair braid extensions has suspended the rule....



Toddler found wandering street at night reunited with family

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:33:08 GMT2017-05-22T11:33:08Z

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A toddler found wandering a street in the middle of the night in Lexington, Kentucky, has been reunited with his family....



Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:20:47 GMT2017-05-22T11:20:47Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas, though it may only apply to public schools....



1st court appearance for 3 teens in shooting death of boy, 6

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:18:48 GMT2017-05-22T11:18:48Z

CANTON, Miss. (AP) -- Three Mississippi teenagers charged with capital murder in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy are expected to make initial court appearances....



Texas Senate approves 'religious refusal' adoption measure

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:04:10 GMT2017-05-22T11:04:10Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas' Republican-controlled Senate approved a bill early Monday that allows publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections....



Authorities: Stabbing being probed as a possible hate crime

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:48:49 GMT2017-05-22T10:48:49Z

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- The FBI is investigating the stabbing of a visiting black student by a white University of Maryland student as a possible hate crime, authorities say....



New Jersey police allege gun company sold defective guns

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:39:08 GMT2017-05-22T10:39:08Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey has sued gun manufacturer Sig Sauer, saying it sold defective handguns to the state police....



10 Things to Know for Today

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:29:37 GMT2017-05-22T10:29:37Z

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...



Georgia teenager fatally struck by tree on camping trip

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:25:28 GMT2017-05-22T10:25:28Z

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia teenager has died two days after a tree fell on her and severely injured her during a camping trip....



Firefighters advance on blaze southeast of San Diego

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:24:44 GMT2017-05-22T10:24:44Z

JAMUL, Calif. (AP) -- Firefighters say they are making progress against a wildfire that has forced hundreds of people to evacuate a popular campground and small community southeast of San Diego....



Shipyard: Building 3 aircraft carriers at once saves money

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:05:16 GMT2017-05-22T09:05:16Z

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia shipyard that builds the Navy's aircraft carriers says it could save $1.5 billion by constructing three carriers at once....



Witness key in white Tennessee officer shooting of black man

Mon, 22 May 2017 07:44:51 GMT2017-05-22T07:44:51Z

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Stefanie Fry had finished her lunch break at home and was getting ready to drive back to work in February when she saw two people run by in her rearview mirror....



Trial set to begin in killing of 2-year-old 'Baby Doe'

Mon, 22 May 2017 04:32:52 GMT2017-05-22T04:32:52Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of a man charged in the killing of a 2-year-old girl whose body washed up on a Boston Harbor island....



How should schools deal with student sexual assaults?

Mon, 22 May 2017 04:14:54 GMT2017-05-22T04:14:54Z

Schools facing reports of student-on-student sexual assault long have been warned by the courts about potential monetary liabilities. The U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights has offered schools guidance on how to prevent and respond to such attacks, including:...



2 children believed to have been shot by mother die

Mon, 22 May 2017 04:06:31 GMT2017-05-22T04:06:31Z

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Two children who police say were shot by their mother in Ohio last week have died....



Man killed, 2 hurt when powerboats crash in offshore race

Mon, 22 May 2017 02:21:10 GMT2017-05-22T02:21:10Z

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) -- A crash during a powerboat race at the Jersey shore left one man dead and at least two others hurt, authorities said....



10 Things to Know for Monday

Mon, 22 May 2017 01:27:47 GMT2017-05-22T01:27:47Z

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:...



Times Square driver says he tried to get mental help

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:58:25 GMT2017-05-22T00:58:25Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A man accused of mowing down pedestrians in Times Square, killing a teenage Michigan tourist and injuring 22 others, said he had been trying to get psychiatric help....



Deputy kills drunk driving suspect who fled, tried to fight

Sun, 21 May 2017 23:27:04 GMT2017-05-21T23:27:04Z

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- A sheriff's deputy fatally shot a drunk driving suspect who allegedly fled a traffic stop and tried to fight him in central Florida....



Barron County puts initial tornado damage estimate at $10M

Sun, 21 May 2017 22:19:59 GMT2017-05-21T22:19:59Z

CHETEK, Wis. (AP) -- The Barron County Sheriff's Department has released initial damage estimates from a tornado that tore through the Chetek area of northwestern Wisconsin last week....



3 dead, 1 injured in fire in Philadelphia home

Sun, 21 May 2017 21:54:27 GMT2017-05-21T21:54:27Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Three people died and another was injured in an early morning fire in a Philadelphia home....



New title for California's 2015 train hero _ graduate

Sun, 21 May 2017 21:44:58 GMT2017-05-21T21:44:58Z

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A Sacramento-area man credited with helping prevent an armed attack on a French train is celebrating his college graduation - a year late, owing to all the attention that followed the 2015 train crisis....



Memorial park opens at site of nightclub fire where 100 died

Sun, 21 May 2017 21:20:38 GMT2017-05-21T21:20:38Z

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) -- Hundreds gathered Sunday at the opening of a memorial park at the site of a 2003 nightclub fire in Rhode Island that killed 100 people....



Biden: It's time for America to regain unity and purpose

Sun, 21 May 2017 20:42:58 GMT2017-05-21T20:42:58Z

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden gave assurances Sunday that the country's current divisiveness brought on by a presidential election that "churned up some of the ugliest realities" of society will be temporary....



Cuomo calls on Trump for federal help with Penn Station

Sun, 21 May 2017 20:34:53 GMT2017-05-21T20:34:53Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday called on President Donald Trump for federal help at Penn Station, saying the "impact of the state of disrepair" is at "a tipping point."...



Graduates walk out on Pence at Notre Dame commencement

Sun, 21 May 2017 19:51:28 GMT2017-05-21T19:51:28Z

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Dozens of graduates and family members silently stood and walked out Sunday as Vice President Mike Pence began his address at Notre Dame's commencement ceremony....



Body pulled from car found submerged at NC golf course

Sun, 21 May 2017 19:04:42 GMT2017-05-21T19:04:42Z

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating after pulling a body from a car submerged at a North Carolina golf course....



Young whale finds its way out of Southern California harbor

Sun, 21 May 2017 18:57:44 GMT2017-05-21T18:57:44Z

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) -- A humpback whale that made a big splash with boaters after wandering into a Southern California harbor was on the move again Sunday after finding its way back to the open ocean....



Analyst: Average gas price falls slightly to $2.40 a gallon

Sun, 21 May 2017 18:43:40 GMT2017-05-21T18:43:40Z

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) -- An analyst says the average price of regular-grade gasoline fell half a cent nationally over the past two weeks to $2.40 a gallon....



UN Security Council to consult on N Korea missile: diplomats

Sun, 21 May 2017 17:51:17 GMT2017-05-21T17:51:17Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. diplomats say the Security Council will hold urgent consultations on the latest North Korea missile test....



Man posing as Uber driver charged with sexual assaults

Sun, 21 May 2017 17:50:44 GMT2017-05-21T17:50:44Z

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A Rhode Island man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl while posing as an Uber driver has been indicted on multiple charges....



Maker of Nathan's hot dogs issues recall over metal concerns

Sun, 21 May 2017 17:29:02 GMT2017-05-21T17:29:02Z

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The company that makes Nathan's and Curtis hot dogs is recalling more than 200,000 pounds (90,700 kilograms) of the products after getting complaints of metal found in the packages....



New rule gradually bringing corporate tax breaks to light

Sun, 21 May 2017 17:24:21 GMT2017-05-21T17:24:21Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The amount of money governments give away in corporate tax breaks has for years been stubbornly difficult to calculate....



Oklahoma crisis offers opportunity for hapless Democrats

Sun, 21 May 2017 16:21:53 GMT2017-05-21T16:21:53Z

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- No state Democratic party has been more hapless in recent years than Oklahoma's. It holds only a small minority of seats in the overwhelmingly Republican Legislature and has been repeatedly defeated in elections for statewide office....



DHS hopeful Clarke denies plagiarism in master's thesis

Sun, 21 May 2017 15:43:31 GMT2017-05-21T15:43:31Z

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who says he's been appointed an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security, has denied he plagiarized content in his master's thesis on homeland security....



What will New Orleans do with the Confederate statues?

Sun, 21 May 2017 15:16:42 GMT2017-05-21T15:16:42Z

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Now that New Orleans has removed three prominent Confederate statues and a monument heralding white supremacy, what should it do with them?...



US Postal Service issuing new Thoreau stamp at Walden Pond

Sun, 21 May 2017 15:08:27 GMT2017-05-21T15:08:27Z

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) -- The U.S. Postal Service is dedicating its new Henry David Thoreau postage stamp at a ceremony at Walden Pond, where the 19th century American philosopher and naturalist spent two years in solitude and reflection....



Gunfire on Philadelphia street injures 9, 2 critically

Sun, 21 May 2017 14:42:19 GMT2017-05-21T14:42:19Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities say gunfire that broke out on a north Philadelphia block where people were listening to music sent nine people to the hospital, two in critical condition....



8 injured after plane clips supply truck at LA airport

Sun, 21 May 2017 03:09:46 GMT2017-05-21T03:09:46Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Eight people were injured Saturday after an Aeromexico passenger jet clipped a supply truck shortly after landing at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said....



The Latest: Plane clips truck at LA airport, 8 injured

Sun, 21 May 2017 02:53:13 GMT2017-05-21T02:53:13Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Latest on a collision between a plane and airport utility truck in Los Angeles (all times local):...



Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor finally buried in Michigan

Sat, 20 May 2017 21:49:14 GMT2017-05-20T21:49:14Z

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) -- The remains of a Michigan sailor killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor have been buried with military honors in the family's cemetery plot in Port Huron....



Pence cites Trump's 'leadership' in commencement address

Sat, 20 May 2017 21:17:08 GMT2017-05-20T21:17:08Z

GROVE CITY, Pa. (AP) -- Vice President Mike Pence urged graduating students at a Pennsylvania college to become leaders and cited President Donald Trump's "leadership and perseverance" as an example....



The Latest: LA airport police says man was looking for food

Sat, 20 May 2017 20:47:54 GMT2017-05-20T20:47:54Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- The Latest on a disturbance on a flight between Los Angeles and Honolulu (all times local):...



Letters show Hernandez asked to move, share cell in prison

Sat, 20 May 2017 20:12:24 GMT2017-05-20T20:12:24Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Five letters authenticated by state officials show Aaron Hernandez asked prison officials to share a cell with inmates he described as close friends....



The Latest: Mourners pay respects to slain Ohio police chief

Sat, 20 May 2017 20:11:25 GMT2017-05-20T20:11:25Z

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) -- The Latest on a deadly shooting last week at an Ohio nursing home (all times local):...



Video shows transit officer asking about immigration status

Sat, 20 May 2017 17:57:49 GMT2017-05-20T17:57:49Z

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minneapolis Metro Transit police are investigating an incident shown on video in which a transit officer asks a light-rail passenger about his immigration status....



Ex-coal CEO seeks vindication in blast after year in prison

Sat, 20 May 2017 17:51:35 GMT2017-05-20T17:51:35Z

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- After finishing a one-year prison sentence, a former West Virginia coal executive has wasted no time resuming a campaign for vindication in the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades....



Police: Denver man castrated transgender woman in apartment

Sat, 20 May 2017 17:27:39 GMT2017-05-20T17:27:39Z

DENVER (AP) -- Police say a Colorado man without a medical license has been arrested after he allegedly used an Army surgical kit to castrate a transgender woman at her Denver apartment....



College apologizes for racist posts after Twitter hack

Sat, 20 May 2017 17:13:13 GMT2017-05-20T17:13:13Z

SALEM, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts college says it's investigating after its Twitter account was hacked and filled with tweets containing racist language....



Judge haunted by release of man in deadly Ohio shootings

Sat, 20 May 2017 16:35:32 GMT2017-05-20T16:35:32Z

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio judge says he will be haunted forever by his decision to grant early release to a domestic violence offender who authorities say killed his ex-girlfriend, her co-worker and a police chief....



13-year-old boy killed by train walking bike near tracks

Sat, 20 May 2017 16:21:19 GMT2017-05-20T16:21:19Z

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) -- Police say a 13-year-old boy has died after being hit by a SunRail train while walking his bicycle near the tracks during rush hour in central Florida....



Confederate statue removals part of New Orleans mayor legacy

Sat, 20 May 2017 15:38:30 GMT2017-05-20T15:38:30Z

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Mitch Landrieu enters his final year as mayor of New Orleans, drawing less attention to what's been built than to what's been taken down....



8 riders rescued after coaster s

Sat, 20 May 2017 15:31:32 GMT2017-05-20T15:31:32Z

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Emergency personnel have rescued eight people from a new roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington after it stopped on an upper area of track....



Jury documents sought in Boston marathon bomber's appeal

Sat, 20 May 2017 15:28:10 GMT2017-05-20T15:28:10Z

BOSTON (AP) -- A judge is requesting that copies of records showing how jurors were transported to and from the courthouse during the 2015 trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) could be one of the factors under review in Tsarnaev's pending appeal....



New York enclave with Nazi roots agrees to change policies

Sat, 20 May 2017 15:08:32 GMT2017-05-20T15:08:32Z

YAPHANK, N.Y. (AP) -- An enclave of former summer bungalows, where Nazi sympathizers once proudly marched near streets named for Adolf Hitler and other Third Reich figures, is being forced to end policies that limited ownership to people of German descent....



Holocaust survivor gets high school diploma in Minnesota

Sat, 20 May 2017 14:57:05 GMT2017-05-20T14:57:05Z

PLYMOUTH, Minn. (AP) -- A Minnesota woman who survived the Holocaust received her high school diploma more than seven decades after the Nazis robbed her of the privilege....



Texas pair accused of stealing hearse with body inside

Sat, 20 May 2017 14:49:08 GMT2017-05-20T14:49:08Z

BRYAN, Texas (AP) -- Police in Texas have arrested two people for allegedly stealing a hearse from outside a fast-food restaurant and dumping a body that was inside....



Deadly Times Square attack highlights NYC pedestrian safety

Sat, 20 May 2017 14:33:28 GMT2017-05-20T14:33:28Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Fears of a terrorist attack prompted officials to ring many of the pedestrian plazas of Times Square with squat steel posts capable of stopping a speeding vehicle....



Police probe, grand jury leave teen's family 'dissatisfied'

Sat, 20 May 2017 13:55:42 GMT2017-05-20T13:55:42Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The family of a black 13-year-old boy fatally shot by a white Columbus police officer after a suspected robbery last year said it is "completely dissatisfied" with how the investigation was handled after a grand jury voted not to indict the officer....



The Latest: Vigil leaders upset after officer isn't indicted

Sat, 20 May 2017 13:54:53 GMT2017-05-20T13:54:53Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Latest on a decision not to indict a Columbus officer in the deadly shooting of a teen (all times local):...



Study: Higher-income youth employed more than lower-income

Sat, 20 May 2017 11:38:38 GMT2017-05-20T11:38:38Z

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- Teenagers from higher-income families are more likely to hold jobs than those from lower-income households, according to University of New Hampshire research that suggests employment itself has become an extracurricular activity....



Gen. Lee the last Confederate statue removed in New Orleans

Sat, 20 May 2017 06:10:47 GMT2017-05-20T06:10:47Z

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- They were among the city's oldest landmarks, as cemented to the landscape of New Orleans as the Superdome and St. Louis Cathedral: a stone obelisk heralding white supremacy and three statues of Confederate stalwarts....



Colorado governor pardons felon to stave off deportation

Sat, 20 May 2017 03:46:22 GMT2017-05-20T03:46:22Z

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado's governor on Friday pardoned a Cuban immigrant for an armed robbery he committed 19 years ago in an effort stave off the man's deportation after immigration authorities detained him following a judge's ruling that he should no longer be imprisoned....



Texas police commanders demoted amid leaked video, records

Sat, 20 May 2017 03:38:45 GMT2017-05-20T03:38:45Z

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Two police commanders in Texas have been demoted following an internal investigation into leaked body camera footage after a controversial arrest of a black woman and her daughters by a Fort Worth police officer....



Alabama lawmakers approve Confederate monument protections

Sat, 20 May 2017 02:42:12 GMT2017-05-20T02:42:12Z

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama lawmakers of Friday approved sweeping protections for Confederate monuments, names and other historic memorials, as some Southern cities rethink the appropriateness of keeping such emblems on public property....



California proposes new rules after natural gas blowout

Sat, 20 May 2017 01:50:46 GMT2017-05-20T01:50:46Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California oil and gas regulators proposed stiff new regulations Friday for underground gas natural storage facilities after a blowout drove 8,000 families from their Los Angeles homes....



Man charged after removing transgender woman's testicles

Sat, 20 May 2017 01:41:00 GMT2017-05-20T01:41:00Z

DENVER (AP) -- A man is facing felony assault charges after police say he used an Army surgical kit to remove the testicles of a transgender woman in her Denver apartment....



Authorities identify man who died in '92 Los Angeles riots

Sat, 20 May 2017 01:32:01 GMT2017-05-20T01:32:01Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A victim of the 1992 riots in Los Angeles whose identity was a mystery for 25 years now has a name: Armando Ortiz Hernandez....



Washington loses fight, might pay up to $2B to save salmon

Sat, 20 May 2017 01:12:37 GMT2017-05-20T01:12:37Z

SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington state lost a major legal battle Friday, which could force it spend nearly $2 billion to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration....



Conviction of ex-US Rep. Rick Renzi of Arizona stands

Sat, 20 May 2017 00:15:24 GMT2017-05-20T00:15:24Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- The corruption conviction of former U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi of Arizona will stand after he failed to ask an appeals court or the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision denying him a new trial....



Man who struck Uber car, killing 3, sentenced to 39 years

Sat, 20 May 2017 00:13:03 GMT2017-05-20T00:13:03Z

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Wisconsin man who crashed into an Uber car, killing three Chicago women who were passengers and injuring the driver, has been sentenced to 39 years in prison....



Vast Georgia wildfire sputters, stalls for days after rain

Fri, 19 May 2017 23:58:27 GMT2017-05-19T23:58:27Z

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- A vast wildfire near the Georgia-Florida state line has sputtered and stalled for days after modest rainfall slowed the once-raging blaze, giving firefighters their best chance yet to stop the flames from advancing near the southern edge of the Okefenokee Swamp....



Talking turkey: NC firefighters rescue baby birds from drain

Fri, 19 May 2017 23:34:42 GMT2017-05-19T23:34:42Z

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- For once, there's a turkey giving thanks....



The Latest: Victim of armed robbery calls pardon 'unjust'

Fri, 19 May 2017 23:32:22 GMT2017-05-19T23:32:22Z

DENVER (AP) -- The Latest on a Cuban felon facing deportation after huge prison mix up (all times local):...



The Latest: Teen tells police that another suspect shot boy

Fri, 19 May 2017 23:17:34 GMT2017-05-19T23:17:34Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- The Latest on the death of a 6-year-old boy who was in a car that was stolen in Mississippi (all times local):...



Phoenix serial killings suspect left behind shell casings

Fri, 19 May 2017 22:59:21 GMT2017-05-19T22:59:21Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- The man arrested in a string of serial killings left behind bullet casings at each crime that authorities tested and linked him to the shootings, police said in documents released Friday that provide the most detailed narrative to date about a case that unnerved Phoenix neighborhoods last year....



Man overdoses while driving with child, dies 2 days later

Fri, 19 May 2017 22:46:03 GMT2017-05-19T22:46:03Z

LAKE PARK, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man died two days after authorities say he suffered a drug overdose while driving with an 11-year-old child....



Army: Warning issued before 9 died in Fort Hood floodwaters

Fri, 19 May 2017 22:28:52 GMT2017-05-19T22:28:52Z

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- An alert declaring all low-water crossings off-limits to vehicles was issued at Fort Hood hours before a truck carrying 12 soldiers was knocked over by floodwaters last year, killing nine, according to a military report....



Heading to prison, Hartsell gets probation after state plea

Fri, 19 May 2017 22:19:28 GMT2017-05-19T22:19:28Z

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A former North Carolina legislator who investigators say spent more than $200,000 in campaign funds on vacations, speeding tickets, haircuts and other personal expenses received probation in state court on Friday, following a federal judge's decision to send him to prison....



Prosecutor clears SWAT officer in fatal shooting

Fri, 19 May 2017 22:14:59 GMT2017-05-19T22:14:59Z

HERNDON, Va. (AP) -- A prosecutor says he won't bring charges against a SWAT officer who fatally shot a man in Virginia earlier this year....



George H.W. Bush attends 1st event since hospital release

Fri, 19 May 2017 22:08:50 GMT2017-05-19T22:08:50Z

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) -- Former President George H. W. Bush has made his first public appearance since he was released from a Houston hospital last month....



FBI: 3 more gang members arrested; 7 still sought

Fri, 19 May 2017 21:39:27 GMT2017-05-19T21:39:27Z

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Three more people have been taken into custody in connection with a five-state sweep that targeted members of the United Blood Nation gang, and seven more are still being sought....



Owner: No flak from the law for floating Alaska strip club

Fri, 19 May 2017 21:26:54 GMT2017-05-19T21:26:54Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- An Alaska man says he didn't have problems with authorities after he reopened a strip club on his converted crabbing boat as a way to protest his conviction on federal charges....



Judge: California cop behaved 'like a pimp' with teenager

Fri, 19 May 2017 21:25:07 GMT2017-05-19T21:25:07Z

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) -- A disgraced California police officer at the heart of a police department sex scandal involving a teen prostitute behaved "like a pimp" with her, a judge said at hearing in which he ordered the former officer to be tried on a felony charge of obstruction of justice....