Kristena Hansen, Associated Press | Posted May 31st - 11:20pm
A third-party, independent investigation will be conducted after high amounts of lead were found in water sources at two schools, which led the district to close all water fountains, Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith said Tuesday.
A 3-year-old boy's breach of a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo, leading authorities to fatally shoot the gorilla to protect the child, has focused attention on zoo enclosures and security. Incidents of humans entering enclosures or animals escaping are rare, but can have tragic outcomes:
Dan Sewell and John Seewer, Associated Press | Posted May 31st - 11:01pm
The Cincinnati Zoo, where a gorilla was shot and killed over the weekend after a 3-year-old boy climbed over a fence and fell into its enclosure, has an open viewing area that was among the first of its kind and is now common in many zoos around the country.
David Sharp, Associated Press | Posted May 31st - 9:10pm
An Appalachian Trail hiker who died after getting lost in the woods of Maine did the right thing by setting up camp to wait for help, officials say. But the guidance evolved into a gray area, they said, after she went a week without being rescued.
An ex-detective who had been on the championship 1987 track team depicted in the movie "McFarland USA" pleaded guilty Tuesday to bribery and drug charges while he was with the Bakersfield Police Department.
Kim Chandler, Associated Press | Posted May 31st - 7:30pm
The president of an education curriculum company testified Tuesday that he hired Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard, in a $7,500 a month consulting contract, to open doors with legislative leaders in other states as the company tried to sell digital courses to school systems.
A federal prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday that three Minnesota men were intent in their efforts to join the Islamic State group in Syria and knew they would be killing people once they got there, but defense attorneys for two of them said their clients were not part of any conspiracy.