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Man killed in South Carolina crash after police chase named

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:27am

Authorities have identified the man who died when his pickup truck overturned following a 25-minute police chase in South Carolina.

Semi-truck driver pleads not guilty after I-80 crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:26am

A 44-year-old semitractor-trailer driver whose truck crashed into a bridge over Interstate 80 in Wyoming has been charged with driving more than the federal commercial driving limit of 11 hours and driving under the influence.

Bond set at $7M for suspect in Ohio house fire that killed 7

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:26am

A judge has set bond at $7 million for an Ohio man accused of setting a fire that killed seven of his neighbors, including five children.

Report: Tank exploded after restart, despite needing repairs

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:04am

A St. Louis company's steam condensation tank exploded, firing it a quarter-mile into the air and through the roof of a neighboring business, after the tank was restarted despite needing emergency repairs, federal investigators said Thursday.

Democratic congressman has heart valve replacement procedure

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:00am

The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has undergone a heart procedure and will remain hospitalized for a few days.

Woman hit by train in Kentucky dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:00am

A woman has died after she was hit by a train in Kentucky.

Skull found in cellar belongs to woman missing for 29 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:00am

An autopsy has confirmed that a skull found in a backyard cellar in Utah belongs to a woman who went missing nearly 30 years ago.

Ohio judge rejects motion to dismiss charges against officer

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:40am

Jury selection is underway after an Ohio judge rejected a defense motion to dismiss charges in the retrial of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist.

West Virginia industrial plant explosion kills 2, injures 1

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:40am

An explosion at a West Virginia industrial plant has killed two people and injured a third.

New nurse being credited with saving life of plane passenger

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:20am

A New Jersey nurse who has only been on the job for nine months is being credited with saving the life of a fellow airplane passenger in a medical emergency.

College renames building amid link to racial segregation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:05am

The College of New Jersey has changed the name of a building amid concern its namesake was a racial segregationist.

Police: Teen gave friends tattoos while at school

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:00am

Rhode Island police have charged a 15-year-old high school girl they say gave homemade tattoos to two friends on school grounds.

Florida officer fired for using excessive force on teenager

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:33am

A Florida police officer was fired after an internal review found he used excessive force on a 13-year-old boy who had been involved in a fight at a youth shelter.

Convicted killer lunges at co-defendant while verdicts read

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:33am

One of four people charged with murder lunged at a co-defendant and shouted profanities and "I'm not going to forget!" while their guilty verdicts were being read in a Boston courtroom.

Attempt to rebrand Harlem as 'SoHa' leaves residents fuming

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:30am

Community activists in New York City say an attempt to rebrand a section of Harlem as "SoHa" — short for South Harlem — is insulting and another sign of gentrification run amok.

Dr. Beach names Florida's Siesta Beach best beach in US

Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:21am

The sand on Siesta Beach on Florida's Gulf Coast is as fine as powdered sugar, a pure, sparkling white and soft as a kitten's fur — all because it's comprised of 99 percent pure crushed quartz.

Heavy rains spark flash flooding, evacuations in Fort Wayne

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:44am

Heavy rainfall that sparked flash flooding in Fort Wayne forced motorists to flee submerged cars and prompted the evacuation of about 20 homes in the northeastern Indiana city.

Jaguar scaled walls to escape enclosure at Texas zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:44am

Officials at a West Texas zoo say a jaguar scaled a 12-foot-tall artificial rock wall and forced her way under netting that topped her enclosure to escape the exhibit last week.

Florida student accused of changing grade from F to B

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:30am

A 22-year-old student is accused of sneaking into a building and illegally logging into a Florida university's grading system to change his failing grade to a B.