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The Latest on Houston shooting: Neighbors heard shots, hid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 2:20pm

The Latest on shootings Sunday in a Houston neighborhood (all times local):

Garland gives commencement address at old high school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 2:20pm

Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland has delivered the commencement address at the Chicago-area high school where he graduated 46 years ago as class valedictorian.

'Mommy loves you!': Boy rescued after gorilla is shot at zoo

John Minchillo, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 2:11pm

Panicked zoo visitors watched helplessly and shouted, "Stay calm!" while one woman yelled, "Mommy loves you!" as a 400-pound-plus gorilla loomed over a 4-year-old boy who had fallen into a shallow moat at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Traffic stop leads to shooting in northern North Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 2:10pm

Investigators say a man has been killed during a shooting involving two officers at a North Carolina traffic stop.

5 dead, at least 2 missing after floods in Texas, Kansas

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 2:10pm

Central Texas authorities spotted a body during an aerial search Sunday, bringing the death toll from flooding the state to five.

Suspect arrested after Georgia deputy shot during in face

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 2:01pm

A sheriff's deputy in Georgia is "doing much better" but may lose his left eye after he was shot in the face during a traffic stop south of Atlanta, authorities said.

Clark County, police alter street vendor enforcement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 2:00pm

A nondescript warehouse off the Las Vegas Strip is now a new courtroom for cases against those who illegally sell goods in the city's most crowded tourism corridor.

The Latest: Flood victim's body found near Austin

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 2:00pm

The Latest on severe weather and flooding around the U.S. (all times local):

The Latest: Boy who fell into gorilla pit is out of hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 1:50pm

The Latest on the boy who fell into a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo (all times local):

Trooper uninjured when 79-year-old crashes into cruiser

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 1:40pm

A New Hampshire state trooper barely escaped injury when a driver smashed into the rear of his cruiser, parked on the side of the Everett Turnpike in Nashua with its emergency lights on.

Doctor who wrote unnecessary prescriptions may avoid jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 1:40pm

A former New Jersey doctor who admitted writing prescriptions for highly addictive opiate painkillers with no medical justification may avoid a jail sentence.

Gary Johnson wins Libertarian presidential nomination at party convention

Eli Watkins CNN  |  Posted  May 29th - 1:29pm

Libertarians on Sunday selected former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as their party's presidential nominee, at their party convention in Orlando, Florida.

The Latest: Authorities ask for tips in missing teen case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 1:00pm

The Latest on the search for a Northern California girl abducted at gunpoint (all times local):

Girl shot in head while in father's car in Detroit has died

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 1:00pm

A 2-year-old girl who was shot in the head in Detroit during a dispute between two groups has died.

The Latest: Suspect arrested in shooting of Georgia deputy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 1:00pm

The Latest on the shooting of sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop south of Atlanta (all times local):

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

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 12:50pm

Never mind toasters, blenders and slow cookers. Joplin, Missouri, tornado survivors Kayla and Ricky Smith had a more practical request for a wedding gift — shelter from the next big storm.

Horse tosses rodeo performer off back, tramples him to death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 12:41pm

New Jersey authorities say a horse tossed a rodeo performer off its back in front of a crowd of thousands and then trampled him to death.

No likes for Salt Lake City complex's Facebook requirement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 12:30pm

Tenants at a Salt Lake City apartment complex are not giving "likes" to a Facebook-centric condition to their lease.

Southern Arkansas University raises tuition 3.8 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 12:20pm

Students at Southern Arkansas University will pay 3.8 percent more in tuition and fees for the coming school year.

Community gardens grow in popularity in Siouxland

Ally Karsyn, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 12:10pm

The pastor puts on a pair of brown leather work boots and goes out to the garden. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the perennial onions are in bloom. The bulbous purple flowers are easy to pick out among the barren, raised garden beds that'll be tilled and ready for planting soon.