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Electric shock suspected in near drowning at NJ motel pool

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 5:40am

A New Jersey man is in critical condition Tuesday, days after nearly drowning following a suspected electric shock in a south Jersey shore motel pool over the holiday weekend.

Closing arguments to begin in Peterson murder-for-hire trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 5:10am

The murder-for-hire trial of former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson is winding down.

2 arrested, 2 injured in Miami-Dade police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 5:00am

Two Miami-Dade police officers fired at a sports utility vehicle during a traffic stop on Memorial Day.

Dozens shot, 6 dead following Chicago weekend violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 5:00am

Gun violence has marked the unofficial start of summer in Chicago, where dozens have been shot and six have been killed over Memorial Day weekend.

Coincidence leads to an Arlington burial for WWII Marine

Chris Carola, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 4:50am

When Jim Johnson's quest to find out more about his namesake uncle killed in World War II led him to Mark Noah, the two men discovered they lived on the same island in the Florida Keys and even frequented the same bar.

Parade canceled, NY band performs on WWII veteran's lawn

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 4:50am

Members of a New York community band didn't let the cancellation of a Memorial Day parade stop them from paying tribute to a recently stricken World War II veteran.

Director: Zoo safe despite shooting of gorilla to save boy

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 4:10am

The director of the Cincinnati Zoo says it remains safe for its 1.6 million annual visitors despite a weekend tragedy in which a gorilla was fatally shot to protect a 4-year-old boy who had entered its exhibit.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 3:50am

Call it a big CAT scan.

Testimony to resume in Alabama House speaker's ethics trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 3:20am

Testimony is set to resume in the ethics trial of Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard after the long holiday weekend.

Experts hope frigatebirds follow fake calls to old nests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 2:50am

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has set up a sound system in the remote, uninhabited islands west of Key West in the hopes of enticing magnificent frigatebirds back to abandoned nesting sites.

Active-shooter drills help schools prepare for the worst

Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 2:20am

"Lockdown, lockdown, lockdown. This is a drill."

3 burned at Long Island hotel in 'flash', police say

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:50am

Authorities say three people were burned during a "flash" as an engineer worked on an electrical panel at a Long Island hotel.

Brown University students develop new swab for rape kits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:50am

Two students at Brown University have developed the technology for color-changing cotton swabs that officials say will be "transformative" for the investigation of sexual assaults.

Sisters diagnosed weeks apart fight breast cancer together

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:21am

Two Utah sisters grew up in the same bedroom, went to the same college, worked for almost a decade at the same company and have visited over 50 countries side by side. Now every three weeks, they sit together in matching chairs and chat as their bodies are pumped full of chemotherapy drugs.

After San Bernardino, counselor faces other side of crisis

Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:10am

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

Man accused of shooting Georgia deputy denied bond

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 12:50am

A man accused of shooting a Georgia sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop has been denied bond.

If Captain Cook's ship is found, whose is it? Rhode Island's

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 12:11am

If the ship legendary explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world is found at the bottom of Newport Harbor, Rhode Island will own it outright because of a legal maneuver it took nearly two decades ago based on an obscure, centuries-old maritime practice.

Police catch robbery suspect with help from hidden tracker

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

Las Vegas police say a tracker that was hidden in stolen cash helped lead them to an armed robbery suspect tied to the thefts of more than 10 convenience stores.

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.