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Navy investigating cause of training mission jet crash

Emery P. Dalesio and Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 2:40am

Four Navy aviators ejected from two fighter jets "at a high rate of speed" after their aircraft got into trouble in the air and plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off the North Carolina coast, one of the rescuers said.

USNA to graduate first students with Cyber Operations major

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 2:10am

The U.S. Naval Academy is graduating its first students with majors in cyber operations.

WVU recommends new 5-year contract for president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 2:10am

West Virginia University is recommending a new five-year contract for President Gordon Gee.

In police cases, black activists push reforms outside court

Errin Haines Whack and Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 2:01am

Black activists in Baltimore and beyond say they are disappointed but not discouraged after neither of the first two police officers to stand trial in the death of a man who was injured in the back of a police van was convicted.

Online dance craze sweeps police departments across US

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 1:32am

In an online sensation, police officers across the U.S. are dancing an updated version of the running man to a catchy 1990s hip hop song in videos that have included professional sports mascots, cheerleading squads and at least one explosion.

Spike in crime in Las Vegas spurs search for causes, cures

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 1:21am

From shootings on the Strip to the killing of a liquor store clerk who couldn't open a safe to an April weekend that saw five slayings in separate cases, crime is spiking in the shadows in Las Vegas — and spurring questions about causes and cures.

Quotations in the News

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 1:10am

Oklahoma GOP chairwoman Pam Pollard, as Donald Trump sewed up the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican presidential nomination.

News Guide: Review finds Baylor disregarded sexual assault

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 12:30am

After months of silence, Baylor University responded to mounting criticism of its handling of accusations of sexual assaults and other attacks by football players by demoting its president, Ken Starr, and firing its football coach, Art Briles.

Flint residents hope pipe flushing will help get lead out

Mike Householder, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 12:20am

Foul-smelling water that came through the tap of David G. Mata Sr.'s house in Flint last year turned his sinks and toilets a brownish-orange color and nearly killed all of his plants.

Churchgoer charged in Sunday service slaying headed to trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 12:20am

A suburban Philadelphia church member has been ordered to stand trial on charges that he shot a fellow churchgoer to death after the victim became verbally disruptive during Sunday services and punched the man in the face.

National Spelling Bee co-champions include youngest ever

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:10pm

The words were tougher. The final rounds lasted longer. The result was the same.

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.