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Key figures in trial of officer who killed Philando Castile

Tue, 30 May 2017 05:12:18 GMT2017-05-30T05:12:18Z

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minnesota police officer goes on trial this week in the killing of a black motorist that drew additional attention when video of the shooting's aftermath was streamed live on Facebook....



Prosecution timeline of traffic stop in Castile shooting

Tue, 30 May 2017 05:11:17 GMT2017-05-30T05:11:17Z

Philando Castile was shot to death by a police officer last July barely more than a minute after his car was pulled over in a St. Paul, Minnesota, suburb for an apparent broken taillight. Attorneys for St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez, who goes on trial this week for manslaughter, have maintained he was reacting to the presence of a gun and feared for his life....



Portland mayor aims to nix free-speech rally, fears 'hatred'

Tue, 30 May 2017 05:11:13 GMT2017-05-30T05:11:13Z

The mayor of Portland, Oregon, on Monday urged U.S. officials and organizers to cancel a "Trump Free Speech Rally" and other similar events, saying they are inappropriate and could be dangerous after two men were stabbed to death on a train as they tried to help a pair of young women targeted by an anti-Muslim tirade....



Minnesota officer charged in Castile shooting goes on trial

Tue, 30 May 2017 05:09:32 GMT2017-05-30T05:09:32Z

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The graphic video showing Philando Castile's final moments after he was shot by a Minnesota police officer made headlines nearly a year ago and led to calls for changes in policing. But another video could emerge as key evidence in the case against St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez, who goes on trial for manslaughter this week....



Navy SEAL killed in Fleet Week parachute accident identified

Tue, 30 May 2017 04:38:45 GMT2017-05-30T04:38:45Z

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A Navy SEAL who fell to his death when his parachute failed to open during a Fleet Week demonstration over the Hudson River has been identified as a 27-year-old Colorado man....



Testimony set to begin in man's Baby Doe murder trial

Tue, 30 May 2017 04:06:19 GMT2017-05-30T04:06:19Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Testimony is set to begin in the trial of a man accused of killing a 2-year-old girl whose image was shared by millions of people through social media after her body washed up on a Boston Harbor island....



Jury process resumes in murder retrial for ex-police officer

Tue, 30 May 2017 04:05:49 GMT2017-05-30T04:05:49Z

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Attorneys are expected to start questioning prospective jurors for the murder retrial of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist in Cincinnati....



82-year-old man fends off attacker at his California home

Tue, 30 May 2017 02:33:25 GMT2017-05-30T02:33:25Z

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- An 82-year-old man fought off a woman 30 years his junior who had just attacked his wife with a wooden object outside their Northern California home....



Wounded bear bites Idaho hunter before he kills animal

Tue, 30 May 2017 01:51:10 GMT2017-05-30T01:51:10Z

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Authorities say a wounded black bear attacked and injured an Idaho hunter, who was able to shoot the animal after the two tumbled down a hill....



10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Tue, 30 May 2017 01:30:30 GMT2017-05-30T01:30:30Z

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



The Latest: Video shows racist rant day before train attack

Tue, 30 May 2017 01:06:28 GMT2017-05-30T01:06:28Z

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Latest on fatal stabbings in Portland, Oregon (all times local):...



Thousands turn out to remember Kennedy on his 100th birthday

Tue, 30 May 2017 00:52:55 GMT2017-05-30T00:52:55Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Americans turned out by the thousands Monday to celebrate the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy on the day he would have turned 100....



Ultimate sacrifice: Teen dies shielding cousin from gunfire

Tue, 30 May 2017 00:12:23 GMT2017-05-30T00:12:23Z

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) -- It was after midnight when a gunman burst into the living room of a southern Mississippi home where young people were playing video games....



Ray Pfeifer, firefighter, voice for 9/11 health care, dies

Mon, 29 May 2017 22:36:24 GMT2017-05-29T22:36:24Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A retired New York City firefighter who spent months digging through debris after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, then became a key voice in fighting for health care for first responders while wracked with late-stage cancer himself, has died, the fire department said....



New York man charged in fatal parking argument in Florida

Mon, 29 May 2017 22:22:58 GMT2017-05-29T22:22:58Z

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- An argument over a parking space in a crowded tourist district escalated into two fatal shootings, including one involving police officers, Florida authorities said Monday....



Vegas protest of man's death in custody leads to 10 arrests

Mon, 29 May 2017 22:19:02 GMT2017-05-29T22:19:02Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Fighting erupted during a weekend protest on the Las Vegas Strip amid calls for a police officer to face criminal charges in the death of a black man in custody, leading to 10 arrests, authorities said Monday....



The Latest: Teen says slain cousin shielded him from bullets

Mon, 29 May 2017 22:14:11 GMT2017-05-29T22:14:11Z

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) -- The Latest in a shooting in Mississippi that left eight people dead (all times local):...



The Latest: Americans turn out by 1000s to remember JFK

Mon, 29 May 2017 21:53:38 GMT2017-05-29T21:53:38Z

BOSTON (AP) -- The Latest on celebrating the life and legacy of John F. Kennedy on the day he would have turned 100 (all times local):...



Memorial Day parades, ceremonies honor fallen military

Mon, 29 May 2017 21:40:09 GMT2017-05-29T21:40:09Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans marched in Memorial Day parades Monday and came together in solemn ceremonies to pay their respects to those killed in service to the country....



3 people hurt after ponies rush sidewalk at Wisconsin parade

Mon, 29 May 2017 21:26:07 GMT2017-05-29T21:26:07Z

ELM GROVE, Wis. (AP) -- Three people were injured when show ponies pulling a wagon in a Memorial Day parade in southeastern Wisconsin rushed onto a crowded sidewalk....



Special prosecutor Mueller extols humility, integrity

Mon, 29 May 2017 21:14:43 GMT2017-05-29T21:14:43Z

MARION, Mass. (AP) -- Special prosecutor Robert Mueller III has given a heart-warming address to Massachusetts college prep school graduates, several days after his appointment to head an investigation into possible connections between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign....



The Latest: N. Carolina officer says suspect shot gun first

Mon, 29 May 2017 21:11:45 GMT2017-05-29T21:11:45Z

CARY, N.C. (AP) -- The Latest on a burglary suspect shot to death by police officers in North Carolina (all times local):...



Authorities: Girl hurt in 60-foot fall at Iowa state park

Mon, 29 May 2017 19:46:23 GMT2017-05-29T19:46:23Z

DUNDEE, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities say an 8-year-old girl has been injured after falling 60 feet (18 meters) at a state park in eastern Iowa....



The Latest: 1 hurt by driver firing AK-47 on Florida highway

Mon, 29 May 2017 18:42:19 GMT2017-05-29T18:42:19Z

MIAMI (AP) -- The Latest on a shooting on a Florida highway (all times local):...



Critically hurt Maine police officer suffered head injury

Mon, 29 May 2017 18:10:47 GMT2017-05-29T18:10:47Z

FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) -- The family of Maine police officer in critical condition two days after being injured when he was thrown from boat on the Saco River says the 20-year-old officer suffered "intensive head trauma."...



Police: Man fires AK-47 while driving on Florida highway

Mon, 29 May 2017 17:33:59 GMT2017-05-29T17:33:59Z

MIAMI (AP) -- Police say a man fired an AK-47 rifle while driving down a Florida highway, damaging at least two passing vehicles....



Old South monument backers embrace "Confederate Catechism"

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:05:51 GMT2017-05-29T16:05:51Z

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Sometimes it seems like the impassioned people who want to preserve Confederate monuments across the South are reading a different history book than the rest of the nation....



Vehicle hits children on Ohio street, killing 2 girls

Mon, 29 May 2017 15:13:57 GMT2017-05-29T15:13:57Z

AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- A vehicle struck four young people on a northeast Ohio street, leaving two girls dead....



Pastor who urged peace after cop's mistrial may reprise role

Mon, 29 May 2017 15:08:59 GMT2017-05-29T15:08:59Z

CINCINNATI (AP) -- A Cincinnati pastor, who served as a voice for the family of a black man killed by a police officer, won praise last year from a high-ranking police official for helping the community navigate the turmoil of the officer's mistrial. He is expected to reprise his role during the officer's retrial....



New York students can apply for free college tuition June 7

Mon, 29 May 2017 15:01:29 GMT2017-05-29T15:01:29Z

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York college students can apply for the state's free tuition plan beginning June 7....



A sister uses her gifts to send messages to fallen soldier

Mon, 29 May 2017 14:01:59 GMT2017-05-29T14:01:59Z

NEENAH, Wis. (AP) -- She begins each time by sharpening her tools, with the sound of metal on metal echoing through the sunlit old house she calls both home and workshop. Making a violin is a methodical art. For Sonja St. John, that structure is a necessity - and the routine, in many ways, a saving grace....



As Americans take on more debt, some pockets of concern

Mon, 29 May 2017 14:00:42 GMT2017-05-29T14:00:42Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- After a stint of frugality, Americans have returned to their borrowing ways. But are they getting into the kinds of trouble that lead to recessions?...



Police: Suspect killed in North Carolina had stolen gun

Mon, 29 May 2017 12:59:55 GMT2017-05-29T12:59:55Z

CARY, N.C. (AP) -- Police say a man shot to death by an officer in a suburban North Carolina neighborhood had a gun he had just stolen....



Brush fire on Los Angeles hillside sparked by weed whacker

Mon, 29 May 2017 02:09:50 GMT2017-05-29T02:09:50Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- More than 150 firefighters battled a 30-acre brush fire on a Los Angeles hillside on Sunday that investigators said was sparked by a weed whacker....



Police in California fatally shoot man armed with an ax

Mon, 29 May 2017 00:17:48 GMT2017-05-29T00:17:48Z

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- An officer fatally shot a man with a history of mental illness after he charged at him and other officers with an ax during a confrontation at a San Jose apartment complex, police said Sunday....



Slain Virginia drug enforcement officer called "Superman"

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:52:08 GMT2017-05-28T23:52:08Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was remembered Sunday as a man dedicated to improving the lives of children....



2 dead, 1 missing after flooding in Branson, Missouri

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:24:43 GMT2017-05-28T23:24:43Z

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities have recovered two bodies and are searching for a third person after their vehicle was overtaken by floodwaters in Branson, Missouri....



1 suspect shot, 2 others sought in robbery try of ATF agents

Sun, 28 May 2017 22:19:12 GMT2017-05-28T22:19:12Z

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Authorities are searching for two suspects in an attempted robbery of three undercover federal agents in Baltimore....



No public events at Ohio zoo where gorilla killed 1 year ago

Sun, 28 May 2017 21:32:19 GMT2017-05-28T21:32:19Z

CINCINNATI (AP) -- No public events are planned at the Cincinnati Zoo marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of an endangered gorilla....



Woman charged in husband's hospital death dies

Sun, 28 May 2017 21:11:43 GMT2017-05-28T21:11:43Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A woman charged with killing her husband as he lay in a Florida hospital bed last year was found dead at her home last week, police said....



Philadelphia house fire claims lives of 2 children, 1 woman

Sun, 28 May 2017 21:06:11 GMT2017-05-28T21:06:11Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Sunday morning fire at a Philadelphia home claimed the lives of three people, including two children....



Police: Son kills father, self in front of wife, mother

Sun, 28 May 2017 20:30:05 GMT2017-05-28T20:30:05Z

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a mentally ill man fatally shot his father and then killed himself in front of his wife and mother in North Carolina before police could intervene....



Instructor dies, trainee injured in skydiving accident

Sun, 28 May 2017 19:38:54 GMT2017-05-28T19:38:54Z

St. Tammany Parish, La. (AP) -- A Louisiana skydiving instructor died Sunday, and his trainee injured, after he lost consciousness during a skydiving jump....



New lawsuit accuses imprisoned former speaker of sex assault

Sun, 28 May 2017 18:17:43 GMT2017-05-28T18:17:43Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- An Illinois man accuses Dennis Hastert in a new lawsuit of sexually assaulting him in bathroom stall when he was a fourth-grader, at least the fifth such allegation against the former House speaker who will soon be released from prison in a hush-money case....



Report: 5 people injured in nightclub shooting

Sun, 28 May 2017 17:42:25 GMT2017-05-28T17:42:25Z

MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) -- Police are investigating a shooting that took place early Sunday morning at a nightclub in south Mississippi....



Friends recall only nurse killed by hostile fire in Vietnam

Sun, 28 May 2017 17:05:47 GMT2017-05-28T17:05:47Z

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Minutes before 6 a.m., Army nurse Martha Green woke with a jolt to a thunderous explosion half a mile away. It was the steamy morning of June 8, 1969, and she was in her bed at Chu Lai base at the height of the Vietnam War....



Judge dismisses 25 lawsuits over 2015 Metro smoke incident

Sun, 28 May 2017 16:55:28 GMT2017-05-28T16:55:28Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge has dismissed more than two dozen lawsuits against Metro and the District of Columbia over an electrical malfunction caused a train to fill with smoke....



Shark with Twitter account detected off New Jersey coast

Sun, 28 May 2017 16:30:15 GMT2017-05-28T16:30:15Z

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) -- A great white shark with its own Twitter account has been detected off the coast of southern New Jersey - and she's not alone....



Authorities: Pedestrian hit, killed by police cruiser

Sun, 28 May 2017 16:19:35 GMT2017-05-28T16:19:35Z

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) -- Authorities in Massachusetts say a police cruiser hit and killed a pedestrian overnight on Cape Cod....



With bears on the rise, states hope to limit human conflicts

Sun, 28 May 2017 15:47:16 GMT2017-05-28T15:47:16Z

BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- Northern New England's growing black bear population has awoken, and it's coming for your garbage....



Florida could pave new changes in 'stand your ground' laws

Sun, 28 May 2017 14:48:46 GMT2017-05-28T14:48:46Z

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Lucy McBath is afraid many more people will die if Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs a bill making it harder to prosecute when people claim they commit violence in self-defense....



Coal trains fewer as Appalachian railroads keep rolling

Sun, 28 May 2017 14:47:12 GMT2017-05-28T14:47:12Z

MATOAKA, W.Va. (AP) -- The red caboose parked at the edge of a rundown commercial block is the only rail car some people have seen in Matoaka in more than a year....



San Francisco courts test new approach to homeless crimes

Sun, 28 May 2017 14:31:59 GMT2017-05-28T14:31:59Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Courts around the country tried to ease the burden of fines and fees in the wake of riots in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014 that brought attention to a torrent of traffic and other minor citations that saddled people with debt and even sent them to jail....



Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boat accident

Sun, 28 May 2017 05:24:25 GMT2017-05-28T05:24:25Z

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- The mother of the CEO of the ride-hailing company Uber died in a boat accident in a California lake, the company said....



Report: Illinois office had contest to close family cases

Sun, 28 May 2017 03:11:14 GMT2017-05-28T03:11:14Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Joliet office of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services offered gift cards to workers closing the most cases just months before a missing 1-year-old girl's body was found under a couch in a home, a report Saturday said....



Noose found on tree outside museum in nation's capital

Sun, 28 May 2017 03:02:13 GMT2017-05-28T03:02:13Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Authorities say a noose was found hanging from a tree outside a museum in the nation's capital....



Defense secretary references Manchester in West Point speech

Sun, 28 May 2017 02:59:07 GMT2017-05-28T02:59:07Z

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) -- The deaths of 22 people at a concert hall in Manchester, England, this week shows the need for institutions like the U.S. Military Academy to produce soldiers willing to battle those who would commit terrorism, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday....



Family, friends hail men who died trying to stop attack

Sun, 28 May 2017 01:25:56 GMT2017-05-28T01:25:56Z

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) -- Helpful co-workers. Reliable friends. Well-liked by many who encountered them....



Authorities: Fourth person in Des Moines apartment fire dies

Sun, 28 May 2017 00:46:49 GMT2017-05-28T00:46:49Z

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A fourth person has died following a Des Moines apartment blaze, making it one of the city's deadliest fires....



Parents of girl filmed urinating tell school 'do something'

Sat, 27 May 2017 22:52:58 GMT2017-05-27T22:52:58Z

DANVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- The parents of a 16-year-old girl who was filmed urinating in a bathroom stall say officials at a California high school aren't doing enough to punish the perpetrator who received a three-day suspension after she admitted to posting the video on social media....



Package that led to Newark airport evacuation deemed safe

Sat, 27 May 2017 22:17:16 GMT2017-05-27T22:17:16Z

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A suspicious package that forced the partial evacuation of a terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport has been determined not to be a threat....



5 Ohio teachers resign after leaving school camp to drink

Sat, 27 May 2017 22:03:47 GMT2017-05-27T22:03:47Z

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Five Ohio teachers have resigned after they slipped out of a sixth-grade camping trip for drinks and dinner, school district officials announced Friday...



The Latest: Mother of Uber CEO dies after boating accident

Sat, 27 May 2017 21:34:23 GMT2017-05-27T21:34:23Z

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on the death of the mother of the CEO of ride-hailing company Uber (all times local):...



Report: After Pulse massacre, police training needs changes

Sat, 27 May 2017 20:53:27 GMT2017-05-27T20:53:27Z

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- As a law enforcement foundation reviews how the Orlando Police Department responded to a 2016 mass shooting at a gay nightclub, the organization's staffers say in a paper that police training and protocols may need to change....



2 officers suffer minor injuries in South Carolina shooting

Sat, 27 May 2017 20:23:28 GMT2017-05-27T20:23:28Z

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say two police officers are recovering from minor injuries after they were shot chasing a driver who ran from a traffic stop in South Carolina....



Man being deported after transit officer asked about status

Sat, 27 May 2017 19:42:50 GMT2017-05-27T19:42:50Z

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A light-rail passenger seen in a video being questioned by a Minneapolis Metro Transit Police officer about his immigration status is now in deportation proceedings....



Pollster pioneer Bendixen has died in Miami

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:41:51 GMT2017-05-27T18:41:51Z

MIAMI (AP) -- Sergio Bendixen, a pioneer in public opinion polling of Latinos who also was the first Hispanic to run a U.S. presidential campaign, has died....



At JFK's centennial, book chronicles presidency, day-by-day

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:19:39 GMT2017-05-27T18:19:39Z

John F. Kennedy was born 100 years ago Monday, and a new book recounts his brief but eventful presidency - and the style and wit with which he shaped the hopes of a generation - through day-by-day reports drawn from coverage at the time, right up to his assassination in November 1963....



Police search for 2 in DC shooting that left 1 dead, 7 hurt

Sat, 27 May 2017 17:34:06 GMT2017-05-27T17:34:06Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Police in Washington are searching for two suspects in connection with a shooting early Saturday that left one person dead and seven people injured....



Guard to face trial for ignoring inmate's threat of suicide

Sat, 27 May 2017 17:21:15 GMT2017-05-27T17:21:15Z

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- A judge has ordered a prison guard to stand trial in the death of a Michigan inmate who killed herself....



Poor land deals pushed Dallas pension fund toward insolvency

Sat, 27 May 2017 17:18:48 GMT2017-05-27T17:18:48Z

DALLAS (AP) -- Failed land-development deals in Idaho and Colorado have cost the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System approximately $100 million, officials for the system say....



Town leader to step down 5 years after Sandy Hook shooting

Sat, 27 May 2017 17:06:32 GMT2017-05-27T17:06:32Z

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- The woman in Newtown's highest elected office announced she will step down, five years after she helped lead the community through the Sandy Hook school shooting....



4 ordered to trial in beating death of Somali cab driver

Sat, 27 May 2017 16:46:27 GMT2017-05-27T16:46:27Z

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Four men have been ordered to stand trial in Pennsylvania in the death of a Somali immigrant cab driver in Pittsburgh....



Officials: Tennessee man dies in police shooting, car crash

Sat, 27 May 2017 16:15:05 GMT2017-05-27T16:15:05Z

ONEIDA, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee authorities say a man has died after he drove at police officers during a traffic stop....



California bills target private business to help immigrants

Sat, 27 May 2017 16:05:18 GMT2017-05-27T16:05:18Z

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California Democrats are expanding their efforts to resist President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration with bills aimed at limiting how much private businesses can cooperate with federal immigration authorities....



Police officer kills man at event center outside Atlanta

Sat, 27 May 2017 15:57:51 GMT2017-05-27T15:57:51Z

AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say a Georgia police officer shot and killed a man after they say he opened fire at an event center outside Atlanta....



With new law, Lyft, Uber set to return to Texas capital city

Sat, 27 May 2017 15:35:22 GMT2017-05-27T15:35:22Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft, which left Texas's tech-savvy capital city a year ago over local fingerprint requirements for drivers, are set to return after state lawmakers intervened....



US agency won't let company resume drilling for gas pipeline

Sat, 27 May 2017 15:28:44 GMT2017-05-27T15:28:44Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A federal agency has told a company building a high-pressure natural gas pipeline it cannot resume drilling beneath creeks in southeast Ohio and northern West Virginia....



Coast Guard calls off search for missing boaters off Georgia

Sat, 27 May 2017 15:23:42 GMT2017-05-27T15:23:42Z

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) -- The Coast Guard says it has called off its search for three boaters missing off the coast of Georgia since Tuesday....



Supporters of Roosevelt National Park seek to block refinery

Sat, 27 May 2017 14:38:37 GMT2017-05-27T14:38:37Z

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) -- When Meridian Energy Group set out to develop "the cleanest refinery on the planet," it chose a spot in western North Dakota's oil patch near highways, railroads and a picturesque national park named for a former president revered for his conservation advocacy....



The Latest: Governor 'heartbroken' over death of agent

Sat, 27 May 2017 14:24:33 GMT2017-05-27T14:24:33Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Virginia state police officer (all times local):...



In opioid crisis, a new risk for police: accidental overdose

Sat, 27 May 2017 14:20:53 GMT2017-05-27T14:20:53Z

BEL AIR, Md. (AP) -- As Cpl. Kevin Phillips pulled up to investigate a suspected opioid overdose, paramedics were already at the Maryland home giving a man a life-saving dose of the overdose reversal drug Narcan. Drugs were easy to find: a package of heroin on the railing leading to a basement; another batch on a shelf above a nightstand....



Kansas legislators to reopen debate over guns at hospitals

Sat, 27 May 2017 14:20:23 GMT2017-05-27T14:20:23Z

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas legislators are preparing to reopen a debate over keeping concealed guns out of those hospitals and other health care facilities....



Mortuary chief: John Glenn's remains weren't disrespected

Sat, 27 May 2017 06:02:07 GMT2017-05-27T06:02:07Z

DOVER, Del. (AP) -- As Air Force officials investigate allegations that inspectors were invited to view the remains of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn at Dover Air Force Base, a military mortuary chief said that Glenn's remains were treated with "impeccable care."...



Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

Sat, 27 May 2017 02:50:05 GMT2017-05-27T02:50:05Z

McLEAN, Va. (AP) -- A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia's most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings....



Kaine's son, 7 others, charged in protest of pro-Trump event

Sat, 27 May 2017 02:49:10 GMT2017-05-27T02:49:10Z

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine's youngest son was among eight people charged for allegedly disrupting a March rally in support of President Donald Trump....



Correction: Killer Nurse story

Sat, 27 May 2017 02:38:02 GMT2017-05-27T02:38:02Z

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- In a story May 25 about the murder indictment against Genene Jones, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of the infant for whose death Jones was previously convicted of murder. She was Chelsea McClellan, not McClelland....



Texas 'bathroom bill' near collapse over GOP standoff

Sat, 27 May 2017 02:18:19 GMT2017-05-27T02:18:19Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A proposed Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people neared collapse Friday over a deadlock between Republicans heeding warnings from big businesses and sports leagues - including Google and the NFL - and social conservatives who drive the state's political agenda....



Russian bankers sue BuzzFeed over unverified Trump dossier

Sat, 27 May 2017 01:30:57 GMT2017-05-27T01:30:57Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The owners of a Russian bank filed a lawsuit against the online publication BuzzFeed on Friday for publishing an uncorroborated dossier that alleged they were part of a Russian scheme to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election....



2 toddlers found dead in hot car in North Texas

Sat, 27 May 2017 01:03:25 GMT2017-05-27T01:03:25Z

WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) -- Two toddlers were found dead in a hot car in a rural North Texas neighborhood....



Small plane crashes in California intersection

Sat, 27 May 2017 00:43:19 GMT2017-05-27T00:43:19Z

CONCORD, Calif. (AP) -- A small plane has crashed just short of a suburban San Francisco Bay Area runway, barely missing a car dealership before smashing into a traffic light....



The Latest: Activist arrested in beatings at Berkeley rally

Sat, 27 May 2017 00:21:51 GMT2017-05-27T00:21:51Z

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on anti-fascist activist arrested for assault (all times local):...



2 arrested for trying to force alligator to drink beer

Fri, 26 May 2017 23:37:10 GMT2017-05-26T23:37:10Z

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Two men who admitted to blowing smoke into a young alligator's mouth and pouring beer down its throat have been charged with harassing wildlife....



Judge blocks further discipline over racist Instagram posts

Fri, 26 May 2017 23:30:05 GMT2017-05-26T23:30:05Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal judge has ordered a California school district not to take any additional disciplinary action against four students over their responses to racist Instagram posts....



California 'anti-fascist' activist charged with assault

Fri, 26 May 2017 23:28:24 GMT2017-05-26T23:28:24Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A former San Francisco Bay Area community college philosophy teacher and "anti-fascist" activist was charged Friday with hitting several people in the head with a bicycle lock during a violent clash between supporters and detractors of President Donald Trump last month....



Woman indicted on charges of faking cancer to raise money

Fri, 26 May 2017 23:20:56 GMT2017-05-26T23:20:56Z

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A federal grand jury has indicted an Alabama woman on multiple charges that she falsely claimed she had terminal cancer to get thousands of dollars from family, friends and strangers....



Jury convicts Florida co-pilot of operating plane drunk

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:54:42 GMT2017-05-26T22:54:42Z

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan jury has convicted a Florida co-pilot of being drunk while preparing for a charter airline flight last summer....



Lawsuit: Arkansas man died after jail denied medical help

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:52:16 GMT2017-05-26T22:52:16Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- The family of an Arkansas man has filed a federal lawsuit in Texas accusing a for-profit jail and at least 12 guards and nurses of denying him adequate medical care as his health worsened and leaving him to die in his cell....



Colonel fighting extradition will get new medicine in jail

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:38:13 GMT2017-05-26T22:38:13Z

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A former Salvadoran colonel fighting extradition to Spain will remain in jail after receiving new medicine Friday amid a federal judge's demands that authorities address his health care....



Missouri museum to display Confederate battle flag

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:17:52 GMT2017-05-26T22:17:52Z

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- At a time Confederate symbols are being purged from public sites, a northeast Missouri museum is putting a restored Confederacy flag on permanent inside display, calling it "a teachable moment."...