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'Bad neighbor' unplugs bounce house at girl's birthday party

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:48am

A Florida woman wants to know why someone unplugged a bounce house, causing it to deflate with nearly a dozen young children inside during her daughter's first birthday party.

Authorities: Woman drops purse, 1 hurt in accidental gunshot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:04am

Authorities say a woman who dropped her purse inside a medical clinic in Mississippi caused an accidental gunshot that wounded a bystander.

APNewsBreak: '92 murder conviction thrown out in Detroit

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:00am

A judge on Friday threw out the murder conviction of a Detroit man who has been in prison for 25 years after new tests on bullets supported his claim that police framed him with bogus evidence.

Texas officials apologize for terrorist award given student

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:57am

A Houston-area school district has disciplined several teachers after a student received a mock award naming her "most likely to become a terrorist."

Nursing assistant accused of breaking leg of 98-year-old

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:46am

Authorities in Georgia say a nursing assistant intentionally broke the leg of a 98-year-old woman, who later died during surgery.

'Houdini' of Alabama death row executed for murder-for-hire

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:38am

A man once dubbed the "Houdini" of Alabama's death row after averting seven prior execution dates was put to death Friday, capping years of litigation challenging the humaneness of lethal injection.

Florida Highway Patrol dealing with trooper shortage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:02am

The number of speeding tickets issued by the Florida Highway Patrol has dropped for three straight years as the agency deals with a shortage of troopers.

Bear with head stuck in jug for weeks rescued from plight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:02am

A black bear spotted for weeks in rural New York state with his head trapped in a plastic food jug has been rescued from his plight.

Men charged with taking sea turtle eggs from Florida beach

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:00am

Two Florida men who state investigators said were found with 500 sea turtle eggs have been arrested.

Tribal Council removes Cherokee chief from office

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:50am

A tribal council has voted to remove its chief from office, only the second time that's happened since the early 1800s.

Police: Only minor injuries after bus overturns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:34am

Authorities say a tour bus has overturned in New Jersey, leaving about 30 passengers with minor injuries.

Daughter to bury father missing for 50 years in Vietnam

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:13am

More than half a century ago, Deborah Crosby was sent home from the first grade to find military officers in her living room and her mother distraught: Her father's Navy plane had been shot down in northern Vietnam, and he was presumed dead, though his body had not been found.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump sides with French winner, at least now

Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:35am

It seems President Donald Trump is siding with the winner of the French election, at least now that he's won.

Report: Flight returns to Miami, storm damage to windshield

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:23am

A local news report says a storm damaged a jet's cockpit windshield and sent the international flight back to Miami this week.

Lego giraffe to be named in honor of giraffe-loving boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:30am

A giant Lego giraffe is being renamed to honor a giraffe-loving Massachusetts boy who died last month.

Robbers hold up jewelry store, make off with $800,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:30am

A group of thieves dressed as construction workers have robbed a New York City jewelry store in a brazen afternoon holdup.

The Latest: Inmate's daughter questions DNA testing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:10am

The Latest on the execution of Alabama prisoner Tommy Arthur (all times local):

Alabama executes man for 1982 murder-for-hire

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:22am

An inmate once called the "Houdini" of Alabama's death row for escaping seven past execution dates through legal challenges was put to death early Friday for a 1982 murder-for-hire shooting.

The Latest: Alabama executes man for 1982 murder-for-hire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:27pm

The Latest on the execution of Alabama prisoner Tommy Arthur (all times local):