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High court rejects La. inmate's death penalty challenge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 8:10am

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a Louisiana inmate's appeal that his death sentence was unconstitutional.

Sheriff: Virginia man accused of killing man with crossbow

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 8:10am

Authorities say a Virginia man is accused of killing another man with a crossbow.

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Watchdog group wants Cincinnati Zoo held responsible

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 8:10am

An animal protection watchdog group Tuesday called on federal authorities to hold the Cincinnati Zoo responsible for the death of an endangered western lowland gorilla.

Feds: Woman repeatedly dislocated shoulder to get pain pills

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 8:00am

A Pennsylvania woman charged with purposely and repeatedly dislocating her shoulder so she could get painkillers is scheduled to plead guilty.

Sentencing set for ex-Oklahoma reserve deputy in death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 7:40am

A judge is scheduled to sentence a former Oklahoma volunteer sheriff's deputy who was convicted of second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed suspect last year.

Big CAT scan: LSU mascot Mike the Tiger in cancer treatment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 7:40am

Call it a big CAT scan.

High court will hear State Farm appeal in Katrina fraud case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 7:40am

The Supreme Court will consider whether to overturn a jury verdict against State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. in a whistleblower case alleging fraud against the U.S. government after 2005's Hurricane Katrina.

Here's who buys the most weapons from the US

Ryan Browne, CNN  |  Posted  May 31st - 7:32am

With the end of the U.S. arms embargo, Vietnam will join a long list of international recipients of American armaments.

Texas river expected to crest at record level Tuesday

Emily Schmall, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 7:21am

Residents of some rural southeast Texas counties braced for more flooding along a river that is expected to crest at a record level just two years after it had run dry in places because of drought.

Family: California veteran behind Houston shooting rampage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 7:20am

The family of a "troubled" Army veteran from California says he was the gunman who killed one person and injured several others in a shooting at a Houston auto detail shop.

Student not allowed to wear Navajo moccasins at graduation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 7:10am

A Waldorf high school student says she will not be allowed to wear moccasin shoes that honor her Native American heritage during her graduation.

13-year-old girl dead, brother missing in Illinois river

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 7:10am

Authorities say a 13-year-old girl is dead and her 12-year-old brother is missing after they became trapped in water near a dam on the Kankakee River in northeastern Illinois.

After San Bernardino, counselor faces other side of crisis

Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 7:10am

Mandy Pifer drove to the Los Angeles Police Department last week and prepared to face a fresh wave of grief.

Plaintiffs in hepatitis lawsuit seek judge-ordered testing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 7:00am

Attorneys for victims of the largest hepatitis C outbreak in recent U.S. history want a judge to order more testing — a move they say could identify even more infected people.

Body in river matches description of suspect in prof's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 7:00am

Authorities in Massachusetts have pulled a body from the Connecticut River that matches the description of a man suspected of fatally stabbing a college professor, then jumping from a bridge.

Louisiana State Police: 4 dead in fiery head-on crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 6:50am

Louisiana State police say four people died, including a 1-year-old, in a fiery head-on Memorial Day crash.

Closing arguments Tuesday in federal terrorism trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 6:40am

The federal trial of three young men accused of conspiring to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group is winding down in Minnesota.

3.1 magnitude earthquake rattles parts of central Oklahoma

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 6:40am

The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake has rattled central Oklahoma.

High school student works on $25,000 solar panel project

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 6:20am

A northern Michigan high school student is working on a $25,000 senior project to install solar panels for his school.

Gov. Chris Christie's son graduating from Princeton

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 6:10am

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's oldest son is among those set to graduate from Princeton University.