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Woman, child dead after Amtrak train hits SUV in California

May 25, 2016

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — A mother and her child died Tuesday after an Amtrak train crashed into their SUV in the San Francisco Bay Area, authorities said. more »»

 
 
 
Native Americans protest planned French auction of artifacts

May 25, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Native American leaders are protesting the latest plan by a Paris auction house to sell off part of their tribal history, and their demand for the return of their ceremonial... more »»

San Francisco retains immigrant sanctuary protections

May 25, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Despite national outrage after a Mexican man killed a woman along a waterfront pier, San Francisco officials upheld the city's strict sanctuary protections for people who are... more »»

Woman known for conspiracy posts loses Texas education race

May 25, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas education board candidate who claimed that President Barack Obama was a gay prostitute and believes dinosaurs walked the Earth with humans lost her primary runoff... more »»

Police find bodies believed to be missing Washington couple

May 25, 2016

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — For six weeks, authorities said a missing Washington state couple had been slain. Prosecutors had charged two brothers with their murder. more »»

Father sought after boy killed in mother's arms in St. Louis

May 25, 2016

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An 8-month-old boy was shot to death in his mother's arms Tuesday, and the suspected shooter — the boy's father — remained at large, St. Louis police said. more »»

Baylor says 'Ken Starr is president' amid speculation

May 25, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Baylor University and its president faced mounting pressure Tuesday over how the school has handled reports of rape and assault by football players, and the Texas university... more »»

Prosecutor: 'Shield' actor taunted wife before killing her

May 24, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actor who played a police officer on TV was upset because his wife wanted a divorce and taunted her before fatally shooting her in their Los Angeles home while their two... more »»

Native groups protest planned French auction of artifacts

May 24, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Native American leaders are protesting the latest plan by a Paris auction house to sell off part of their tribal history, and their demand for the return of their ceremonial... more »»

The Latest: 2 siblings safe after St. Louis infant shooting

May 24, 2016

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the St. Louis shooting death of an 8-month-old boy and the search for his father, the suspected gunman (all times local):

5:50 p.m.

St. more »»

US seeking death penalty in Charleston church massacre case

May 24, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department intends to seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, the man charged with killing nine black parishioners last year in a church in Charleston, South... more »»

Feds: 5 arrested, accused of scam posing as IRS agents

May 24, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department has arrested five people in Miami accused of posing as IRS agents in telephone calls and demanding immediate payment of overdue taxes, a scheme that... more »»

About 500 attend funeral for slain 11-year-old Houston boy

May 24, 2016

HOUSTON (AP) — About 500 mourners filled a Houston church to capacity Tuesday for the funeral for an 11-year-old boy who was stabbed to death as he walked home from school. more »»

Wisconsin first-grader receives kidney from teacher

May 24, 2016

MILWAUKEE (AP) — An 8-year-old Wisconsin girl received a life-changing gift Tuesday from a special donor: a teacher at her school. more »»

Ferguson city attorney to resign, commends leaders' 'grace'

May 24, 2016

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson's city attorney has announced plans to step down, just a few weeks after the S. more »»

Washington, California sue over pelvic mesh implants

May 24, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state and California sued Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday, saying that for years the company misrepresented the risks of vaginal mesh implants it sold to repair pelvic... more »»

Born deaf, 11-year-old is among nation's top spellers

May 24, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Making it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee is an amazing achievement for any kid, but for 11-year-old Neil Maes, being born deaf made his journey especially unlikely. more »»

Officer's trial reveals problems within Baltimore police

May 24, 2016

BALTIMORE (AP) — The trial of an officer cleared of charges in the arrest of a young black man didn't yield a conviction, but it did reveal deep systemic problems within the Baltimore Police... more »»

After delay, solar plane will fly from Ohio to Pennsylvania

May 24, 2016

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — After a delay to check for possible damage, a solar-powered airplane will take off Wednesday for its planned flight from Ohio to Pennsylvania. more »»

Bill Cosby is ordered to stand trial in sex case

May 24, 2016

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — She called him "Mr. Cosby" and considered him a trusted friend and mentor. more »»

Man found dead where FBI agents shot identified as parolee

May 24, 2016

PARK FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man found dead after two FBI agents were shot and wounded while trying to serve an arrest warrant at a suburban Chicago home. more »»

 
 

 

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