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NYC man gets prison for calling 50 fake emergencies to 911

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 4:50am

A New York City man has been sentenced to six years in prison for calling 911 more than 50 times to report fake emergencies.

Kenai vandalism costs thousands in damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 4:10am

Authorities are investigating after a vandal caused thousands of dollars in damage at a Kenai library, leaving staff unsure whether they'll be able to fund the replacement of the destroyed items.

Navy investigating cause of training mission jet crash

Emery P. Dalesio and Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 4:10am

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.

Arizona to hold June meetings on corridor for Interstate 11

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 4:00am

Arizona officials say six meetings scheduled in June will allow the public to have a say in planning for the proposed Interstate 11 that would connect southern Arizona with northern Nevada.

Health officials confirm 2 cases of measles in Arizona

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 4:00am

Health officials have confirmed two cases of measles in Arizona and say people may have been exposed to the virus in Pinal County.

Students explore personal interests in their final projects

Michael Reschke-Times, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 3:10am

Elias Mitchell brought new meaning to the idea of taking the classroom outside. The Harmony School senior spent 50 days living in the wilderness at the edge of the Morgan-Monroe State Forest this year.

US government set to release hurricane season outlook

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 2:50am

The U.S. government will release its forecast Friday for how many hurricanes and tropical storms are expected to form over Atlantic and Caribbean waters in the next six months.

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.

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.