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  • Decades after he was slain, victim identified as ex-Marine

    2 minutes ago

    (AP) BELTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — More than three decades after a man was found slain in the Washington suburbs, authorities have identified him as an ex-Marine. Prince George's County Police said Wednesday he was 27-year-old Bennett Louis. His mostly skeletal remains ...

  • DeVos to review rejected college prep grants applications

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    (AP) The U.S. Department of Education will reconsider awarding grants to dozens of programs that help low-income students prepare for college after their initial applications were rejected due to formatting errors such as not being double-spaced. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told ...

  • Image of Asia: Injured elephant stuck in swamp

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    (AP) In this photo by Anupam Nath, a domesticated elephant stands by an injured 10-year-old wild elephant stuck in a swamp in Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary in India. Veterinarians are treating the male elephant's injured leg to help it get out of ...

  • Accidental shootings involving kids often go unpunished

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    (AP) DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Amy Pittman learned on her first day in jail to bottle up her grief. As soon as she arrived, guards took her shoelaces so she wouldn't try to hang herself. Cry too much or scream too ...

  • No Joke: Unconscious man rode on car's trunk for miles

    29 minutes ago

    (AP) MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — When police pulled over a Tennessee couple and told them a body was lying on the trunk of their car, they thought it was a joke — until they got out to look. They found an ...

  • Facetime cracks a crime: Deputy video-calls stolen cellphone

    46 minutes ago

    (AP) FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A quick-thinking Florida sheriff's deputy used Facetime to track down a stolen cellphone. In a Facebook posting, Okaloosa County Sheriff's officials said 18-year-old Chandler Ridge took the cellphone from an acquaintance during a party ...

  • The Latest: Jury weighs case of tribe's marijuana consultant

    1 hour, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) — The Latest the South Dakota drug trial of marijuana consultant Eric Hagen (all times local): 11:20 a.m. A South Dakota jury is weighing the case of a man who faces drug charges for helping an American ...

  • Kim Reynolds sworn in as Iowa's 1st female governor

    1 hour, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Kim Reynolds was sworn in as Iowa's governor on Wednesday, becoming the state's first woman to hold the job after taking over for longtime Gov. Terry Branstad the same day he was sworn in as ...

  • Police: Man locked disabled child in hot car to punish mom

    1 hour, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man is under arrest on a felony child abuse charge after police say he purposefully locked a disabled child in a hot car to punish the girl's mother. Thirty-one-year-old Brandon Windham was arrested last ...

  • Coast Guard searches for missing boaters off Georgia coast

    1 hour, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching for missing boaters off the coast of Georgia, where a capsized fishing boat was found after severe storms ripped through the area. The Coast Guard said in a news release ...

  • Fires targeting property of police, firefighters in Arkansas

    2 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) COTTON PLANT, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in a small Arkansas town say local police and firefighters are being targeted by suspicious fires and vandalism. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2qk33UP ) reports the incidents in Cotton Plant began in February, when a ...

  • University of Missouri set to introduce new chancellor

    2 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A top New York state university administrator hired to oversee the University of Missouri in Columbia faces weighty challenges that include addressing the campus' lingering racial discord that is partly blamed for slumping enrollment. State ...

  • Governor says no road sign for monument? Fans hang 1 instead

    2 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) BENEDICTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's governor is refusing to allow road signs to be installed for a new national monument, so supporters of the park are taking matters into their own hands. Fans of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument ...

  • Bear trying to get doughnuts tears off Colorado car bumper

    2 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A bear trying to get doughnuts has ripped off the bumper of a car used to deliver doughnuts in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports (http://bit.ly/2rSb3gS ) Todd and Kim Robertson awoke ...

  • Deputies fatally shoot man accused of firing at neighbor

    2 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Deputies in East Tennessee fatally shot a man accused of firing a gun several times at a neighbor and in the air. Knoxville Police spokesman Darrell DeBusk says Knox County deputies were called to a residential ...

  • K9 partner of slain Kentucky officer dies

    3 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A retired police dog in Kentucky has died just two days before the four-year anniversary of his partner's death in the line of duty. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports (http://bit.ly/2qbwn4H ) that Figo died Tuesday after battling ...

  • Large inflatable obstacle course stolen in Phoenix burglary

    3 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police are investigating the theft of a large multicolored inflatable obstacle course. Police say an open-topped red cargo trailer and the eight-piece obstacle course were stolen from a commercial yard in southwest Phoenix on May 7 ...

  • Police: Man snatches purse of widow visiting husband's grave

    3 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a man snatched an 80-year-old woman's purse as she was visiting her husband's grave. Lawrence police say the widow placed her purse on the ground at St. Mary-Immaculate Conception Cemetery as she ...

  • 5 of 6 officers charged in in-custody death face discipline

    3 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) BALTIMORE (AP) — Five of the six Baltimore police officers charged in the in-custody death of a young black man face disciplinary action. An attorney representing the officers confirmed that three officers — Lt. Brian Rice, Sgt. Alicia White and ...

  • South Dakota jury to get case of man charged in pot resort

    3 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota jury will soon have the case of a man who faces drug charges for helping an American Indian tribe that sought to develop a marijuana resort. Closing arguments are scheduled Wednesday in the ...

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