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Group escapes Kentucky cave through neck-deep water

Claire Galofaro and Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:10pm

Gary Russell was a mile deep in a Kentucky cave Thursday afternoon, leading a group of geology students on a five-hour tour, when he turned a corner and saw water rushing by where water wasn't supposed to be.

University of Dayton hires first VP for diversity, inclusion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 10:40pm

The University of Dayton has appointed its first vice president for diversity and inclusion.

Teen sues in locker room rape, alleges lengthy racist abuse

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 10:15pm

A black teenager who prosecutors say was sexually assaulted by three white football players in the locker room of an Idaho high school has sued the school district, alleging the rape was the culmination of months of racist taunts and physical abuse.

Suspects arrested in death of California student near school

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 10:11pm

Authorities arrested two suspects Thursday in the shooting death of a California student and the wounding of a classmate near their high school.

3 dead at NY mobile home probed as possible murder-suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 9:30pm

Authorities are investigating the deaths of three people, possibly including two children, at a mobile home park in upstate New York as an apparent murder-suicide.

First lady tells Native American grads to live their values

Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:40pm

Michelle Obama told graduates at a Native American high school Thursday to take pride in their history and cultures at a time when she says the "loudest voices in the national conversation" suggest turning away from the tribal values that were part of their education.

The Latest: Family members "grateful" for arrest in killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:11pm

The Latest on the arrest made in killing of a Florida State University law professor(all times local):

Mystery remains after arrest in killing of Florida professor

Gary Fineout and Joe Reedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:11pm

After an investigation spanning nearly two years, a South Florida man has been arrested in the killing of a well-known Florida State University professor.

Students disciplined in Florida bathroom sex incident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 7:31pm

Sixteen students in southwest Florida have been disciplined after they were found to be involved in sexual activity inside a high school restroom.

Nevada political consultant accused of extorting lawmaker

Ken Ritter and Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 7:20pm

A Nevada political consultant was indicted in Las Vegas on a variety of charges that include extortion, perjury and filing a false document.

Key arrest made; girl, 2, 'still hanging on' after shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 7:10pm

Police made a key arrest Thursday in the shooting of a 2-year-old Detroit girl who was in critical condition.

Louisiana man dies after 1,000 bee stings in Arizona park

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 7:00pm

Authorities say a man visiting from Louisiana has died after being stung by bees more than 1,000 times while hiking in a Phoenix-area.

Vegas-area school officer pleads not guilty in cover-up case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 7:00pm

A Las Vegas-area school police officer pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges alleging he attacked a student and a school staff member and tried to cover it up.

Police: 10-year-old boy playing with gun kills 11-year-old

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 7:00pm

Police say a 10-year-old fatally shot an 11-year-old after the boys found a handgun in a home in Virginia.

Man accused of plotting to join Islamic State testifies

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 6:50pm

A Minnesota man on trial for plotting to go to Syria to join the Islamic State group testified Thursday that he thought about leaving the United States because he could feel the government closing in, but said he had no real plan and believed a scheme to get fake passports for the journey was a bad idea.

Towns in Texas, Arizona are battlegrounds in bathroom debate

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 6:41pm

An unlikely battleground over whether public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice is taking shape in two tiny towns in Texas and Arizona, neither of which currently enrolls anyone who is transgender.

41 Secret Service staff disciplined for reviewing private records of Rep. Chaffetz

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 6:32pm

Forty-one Secret Service employees found to have reviewed private agency records involving a U.S. congressman have been disciplined, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday.

The Latest: Teen girl's kidnapper gets 45-90 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 6:31pm

The Latest on a New Hampshire man who kidnapped a teenage girl and repeatedly raped her during nine months of captivity (all times local):

Man admits kidnapping, raping teenage girl; gets 45-90 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 6:31pm

A man who kidnapped a 14-year-old girl when she accepted his offer of a ride home from school because her feet were sore, held her captive for nine months and raped her repeatedly at his trailer acknowledged his crimes on Thursday and apologized. The girl, who was in court to hear his admission, thanked him for eventually letting her go.

The Latest: 2nd suspect arrested in student's fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 6:20pm

The Latest in an attack near a California high school that killed a student (all times local):