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College renames building amid link to racial segregation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:40am

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

US: More than 100 civilians killed in Iraq bombing in March

Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:40am

A Pentagon investigation has found that more than 100 civilians were killed after the U.S. dropped a bomb on a building in Mosul, Iraq, in March.

No link found between cancer and conditions at Guantanamo

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:40am

A report by U.S. military health experts has found no link between several cases of cancer and environmental conditions in an area used for legal proceedings at the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

Attorneys: Salvadoran Colonel's health declining in new jail

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:40am

Defense attorneys say medical care for a former Salvadoran colonel accused of helping to plot five killings is declining since his transfer to a new facility to await a final decision on his extradition.

Woman plans guilty plea in Sandy Hook parent threat case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:30am

An attorney for a Florida woman says she will plead guilty to threatening a man whose 6-year-old son was killed in the 2012 mass shooting at a school in Connecticut.

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.

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.