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  • Teenage rodeo performer trampled to death by horse

    36 minutes ago

    (AP) WOODSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — State police say a rider taking part in a rodeo in New Jersey has died from injuries he received in an accident. Nineteen-year-old bareback rider Coy Lutz was trampled during his performance Saturday night at the ...

  • Florida officer wounds suspect during gunfight

    40 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida police officer shot a suspect during a gunfight that erupted at a traffic stop. Local media report that a Miami Gardens police officer in a marked car pulled over a suspect early ...

  • As charters grow, public schools see sharp enrollment drop

    41 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A consultant says more than 100,000 students in the nation's second-largest district were now enrolled in charters, draining more than $500 million from the budget in a single academic year. Susan Zoller delivered that assessment to ...

  • Police shoot man who wouldn't drop shotgun in NC parking lot

    43 minutes ago

    (AP) CLINTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man shot to death by police in North Carolina held a shotgun for about 20 minutes before pointing it at officers. Clinton Police Chief Jay Tilley said in a statement that officers and ...

  • The Latest: Video shows gorilla stand over boy after fall

    1 hour, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the boy who fell into a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Video from the moments after a 4-year-old boy fell into a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo ...

  • Boil-water alerts in Texas on the rise for many reasons

    1 hour, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) DALLAS (AP) — The Texas Gulf Coast city of Corpus Christi has issued three boil-water orders in less than a year, but it's far from the only U.S. community dealing with water problems and aging infrastructure. Corpus Christi's most recent ...

  • Storm safe rooms as a wedding gift? Sure, in Tornado Alley

    1 hour, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — Forget toasters, blenders and slow cookers. Some engaged couples in Tornado Alley have a more practical gift request: Donations toward safe rooms. Sales of safe rooms are on the rise since a series of devastating twisters ...

  • New Maine midwifery rules reflect licensure drive around US

    1 hour, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's midwives face a new set of rules designed to make homebirth safer thanks to a bill that is reflective of changes to the profession around the country. The legislature passed a bill that requires Maine ...

  • The Latest: Storm reaches South Carolina coast

    2 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Bonnie that is drenching parts of the eastern U.S. coast (all times local): 9:30 a.m. High winds and heavy rain are pounding parts of South Carolina and Georgia as Tropical Depression ...

  • Storm reaches South Carolina coast

    2 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Depression Bonnie has reached the South Carolina coast, bringing heavy rain and rough tides to an area packed with tourists for the Memorial Day weekend. The National Hurricane Center said the center of the storm ...

  • Woman fleeing robbery in Chicago hit by truck, dies

    2 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman who was fleeing from an armed robbery with her boyfriend has died after being hit by a truck on Lake Shore Drive. Chicago Police Officer Laura Amezaga says a 32-year-old woman and a 43-year-old ...

  • The Latest: Search for Kansas boy to resume

    3 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on severe weather and flooding around the U.S. (all times local): 7:30 a.m. The search for a missing boy who was swept away in a swollen creek in Kansas will resume Sunday. The Wichita Eagle ...

  • Tropical Storm Bonnie weakens to tropical depression as it pushes toward Georgia, Carolina coasts

    3 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Bonnie weakens to tropical depression as it pushes toward Georgia, Carolina coasts.

  • UN refugee agency: Over 700 migrants feared dead in 3 Mediterranean shipwrecks in south of Italy

    7 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) PO (AP) — UN refugee agency: Over 700 migrants feared dead in 3 Mediterranean shipwrecks in south of Italy.

  • Search for missing teen on Northern California coast ends

    9 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities called off a search along a Northern California creek for a teenager who was last seen being abducted by an armed acquaintance after investigators found no signs of the girl. Authorities have no further plans ...

  • Arizona man rescued after being trapped in car for 3 days

    9 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) JEROME, Ariz. (AP) — A man trapped in his crashed vehicle on a central Arizona mountain for three days might never have been rescued if not for a couple taking sightseeing photos, authorities said. Jerome Police Chief Allen Muma says ...

  • 3 people still missing after floods in Kansas and Texas

    10 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) HOUSTON (AP) — At least three people are still missing after torrential rain in Texas and Kansas this week led to flooding rivers, washed out roads and left four people dead. In Kansas, the search for a missing 11-year-old boy ...

  • The Latest: Suspect arrested in shooting of Georgia deputy

    10 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop south of Atlanta (all times local): 1:05 a.m. Authorities in Georgia say a suspect has been arrested after a sheriff's deputy was shot in the ...

  • Ohio zoo closes gorilla exhibit for now after boy falls in

    11 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo has temporarily closed its gorilla exhibit after a special zoo response team shot and killed a 17-year-old gorilla that grabbed and dragged a 4-year-old boy who fell into a moat. Zoo officials say the ...

  • Sheriff: Georgia deputy shot in the face during traffic stop

    12 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia sheriff's deputy was shot in the face during an interstate traffic stop south of Atlanta on Saturday. WTVM-TV (http://bit.ly/1TMuzrK ) reports that Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley says the incident happened around 7:30 p.m. The ...

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