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Highway Patrol: 3 dead, 8 hurt in Florida wreck

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 10:30pm

The Florida Highway Patrol says three girls were killed and eight people were injured in a single-vehicle wreck on Interstate 95.

1 dead after SWAT standoff in Heber City

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 9:00pm

Police say an hourslong standoff with a sexual assault suspect has ended after they found the man dead inside a Heber City home from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

South Florida officers find 2 alligators eating human body

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 8:40pm

Police in South Florida were called to a gruesome scene: a pair of alligators eating a human body.

FBI agent's gun stolen from car in San Francisco

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 7:30pm

San Francisco police say an FBI agent's gun and badge were stolen after his car was broken into in the city's popular Alamo Square.

Georgia counties aim to lower numbers of locked-up juveniles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 7:10pm

A national nonprofit that works to improve the lives of children believes the numbers of Georgia juveniles held behind bars can be reduced.

Authorities identify man killed in Houston shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 6:50pm

Authorities have identified a 56-year-old man as the victim of a shooting at a Houston auto detail shop that also left several people injured.

Cincinnati Zoo director defends killing gorilla to save boy

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 6:31pm

The Cincinnati Zoo's director on Monday defended the decision to kill a gorilla to protect a 4-year-old boy who entered its exhibit, noting it's easy to second-guess after the child was recovered safely.

The Latest: Swimming halted after suspected shark attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 6:30pm

The Latest on a suspected shark attack at a Southern California beach (all times local):

Fire erupts during Memorial Day banquet at American Legion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 5:50pm

Authorities say a blaze erupted during an annual Memorial Day banquet at an American Legion post in Philadelphia and required more than 100 firefighters to get it under control.

Company opening kidney dialysis clinic in Aberdeen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 5:40pm

A company with kidney dialysis clinics in Sioux Falls, Mitchell and Rosebud is opening a facility in Aberdeen.

If TOPS takes a cut, lawmakers want it evenly distributed

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 5:20pm

If cuts fall on the TOPS college tuition program, lawmakers want every student eligible for the award to get some money from the state.

Man stabbed at elementary school playground

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 5:11pm

Police say a man was stabbed in the back at a Utah elementary school playground after attempting to intervene in a couple's argument.

Art group plans to haul part of jumbo jet to Burning Man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 5:10pm

A Los Angeles-based entrepreneur is turning part of a jumbo jet into an art installation and plans to haul it to Burning Man, a feat he failed to accomplish last year.

Prison guard who opened exploding package is critically hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 5:00pm

A correction officer who opened a package left by his mailbox that exploded outside his home is in critical condition, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday after visiting the officer's family at the hospital where he is being treated.

Small plane lands on Interstate 10 in Mississippi

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 4:20pm

The pilot of a single-engine airplane made an emergency landing on Interstate 10 in south Mississippi's Jackson County on Monday, safely bringing the plane down and guiding it off the highway as traffic behind him slowed to make room.

The Latest: Jack Hanna backs decision to kill gorilla at zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 4:10pm

The Latest on the killing of a gorilla after a child fell into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo (all times local):

Utah man restores statues from long-closed theme park

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 4:00pm

A Utah man who found two forgotten theme park statues under a pine tree has restored the Snow White characters and given them to the Utah State Developmental Center.

Illinois House OKs plan to expand medical marijuana program

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 3:31pm

The Illinois House has approved a plan to expand the state's medical marijuana pilot program by two-and-a-half years and add post-traumatic stress disorder and terminal illness to the list of allowed conditions.

Holder: Snowden did 'service,' but should still be punished

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 3:30pm

Edward Snowden performed a "public service" in stoking a national debate about secret domestic surveillance programs, but he should still return to the U.S. to stand trial, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a podcast released on Monday.