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  • Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout

    17 minutes ago

    (AP) DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware State University officials say three people have been shot at a student event. The News Journal (http://delonline.us/1cJbMJJ ) reports that university president Harry L. Williams said in a release that the shooting happened at about ...

  • Intervention by Alaska governor spares lives of bears

    2 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The lives of a black bear and four cubs that have been feasting on garbage in an Anchorage neighborhood will be spared after the governor asked the state's fish and game commissioner whether they could be ...

  • Ohio woman's search for birth mother leads to co-worker

    3 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A 38-year-old woman's quest to find her birth mother ended in a surprising place — the company where she works. WKBN-TV in Youngstown reports http://bit.ly/1ztZr15 that La-Sonya Mitchell-Clark requested records that were made available recently by ...

  • Tulsa reserve deputy's attorneys release training records

    5 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Attorneys have released some of the training records for a 73-year-old volunteer sheriff's deputy charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed suspect in Oklahoma. The lawyers for Robert Bates released the records Saturday ...

  • Ohio officer praised for restraint, refused to shoot suspect

    7 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW RICHMOND, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, "shoot me." WLWT-TV in Cincinnati reports (http://bit.ly/1EXuKaK ) the tense moments were captured Thursday on ...

  • Fla. Panhandle police: Man with gun fatally shot by officers

    7 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida's Panhandle say a man has died after being shot by a police officer. Panama City Police say officers responded early Saturday to a report of a man carrying "a long gun." Police ...

  • Different paths to peace after Oklahoma City bombing

    8 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Time has healed some wounds for relatives of those killed in the Oklahoma City bombing 20 years ago this weekend, but some have found that moving on meant moving away. Diane Koch's husband was killed in ...

  • Teen girl to stay in adult jail until trial in mom's murder

    9 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A judge has ruled that an eighth-grade girl accused of conspiring with her soldier boyfriend by text message to have her mother killed will remain in adult jail while awaiting trial. Lehigh County Judge Maria Dantos ...

  • Texas veterinarian fired, being investigated for cat death

    10 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — A Texas veterinarian has been fired from her job and authorities are looking into whether animal cruelty charges should be pursued against her after she's shown in a Facebook posting holding a feral cat she says ...

  • Connecticut congressional effort proposes Coast Guard coin

    10 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation are again proposing a commemorative coin to help fund a National Coast Guard Museum in New London. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and Rep. Joe Courtney announced their renewed ...

  • Man who went on 9-day killing spree in 1977 denied parole

    11 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — One of the worst serial killers in California's Orange County's history has been denied parole and will remain in custody for at least seven more years. Fifty-six-year-old Brett Matthew Paul Thomas was denied parole Friday ...

  • Florida gyrocopter pilot driving home to await next hearing

    11 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) RUSKIN, Fla. (AP) — A mail carrier is driving back to Florida to await his next hearing for flying his gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn. Doug Hughes was charged with operating an unregistered aircraft and violating national airspace after ...

  • South Texas hit with hard rain, hail and possible tornadoes

    11 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) HOUSTON (AP) — Thunderstorms and torrential rain Friday brought possible tornadoes in South Texas, flooding to Houston and lightning that police said caused an explosion sending flames into the air from an oil tank south of San Antonio. Forecasters said ...

  • Charges dismissed against Missouri officer in shooting

    11 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed charges against a Missouri police officer who was indicted in the nonfatal shooting of a suspect during an arrest last summer. The Jackson County prosecutor's office announced the decision to drop the ...

  • Travelers diverted from Denver get stuck on plane for hours

    12 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — At least eight planes were diverted from Denver to Colorado Springs on Friday because of weather, and some passengers were left sitting on the tarmac for hours. One of those flights, from Kansas City, Missouri, ...

  • Ohio principal cancels headscarf event, apologizes

    12 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) MASON, Ohio (AP) — The principal of a suburban Cincinnati high school has apologized to anyone who was offended after canceling a student-led event that invited girls to spend the day wearing a Muslim headscarf. "The Covered Girl Challenge" at ...

  • Things to Know: More schools offer breakfast in classroom

    12 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the school bell rings, children file into classrooms and open their textbooks. Increasingly, they're also eating a bowl of cereal. In an effort to increase the number of children eating breakfast, more schools are serving ...

  • A look at a manufacturer of statues for Civil War monuments

    12 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) The Monumental Bronze Co. of Bridgewater, Connecticut, was one of the leading manufacturers of soldier statues for Civil War monuments and memorials erected in the North and South between the mid-1870s and 1912. Some facts about the company: —Claimed its ...

  • Civil War 'Silent Sentinels' still on guard in North, South

    12 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — After the Civil War ended in April 1865, statues depicting Union and Confederate soldiers went up across the country, from New England squares to Southern courthouses. A century and a half later, these weathered "Silent ...

  • Caged puppies on car roof trigger dozens of 911 calls

    12 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police finally caught up with a minivan carrying four caged puppies on its roof after dozens of calls poured in to 911 centers in northeast Ohio. Akron police say the driver didn't realize he did anything ...

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