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Magnitude 3.8 quake extends swarm near Utah-Arizona border

Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:01pm

A swarm of dozens of mostly small earthquakes in a sparsely populated area of northwestern Arizona has continued with the strongest quake recorded so far.

Man charged in Michigan probe of contaminated food

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:01pm

A Michigan man suspected of spraying a contaminant on unpackaged food at grocery stores faces four charges of poisoning food.

Gerald R. Ford museum in Michigan will reopen in June

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:01pm

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Michigan will reopen on June 7 after major renovations.


Mercury a black speck as it makes rare transit of sun Monday

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:01pm

Earthlings are in for a treat Monday as Mercury makes a relatively rare transit of the sun.

Obama commutes sentences for 58 federal prisoners

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:50pm

More than a decade ago, a judge bemoaned that the life sentence she was about to impose on Charles C. Brown was overly harsh. This week, relief finally came to Brown, along with 57 other offenders.

Hawaii official who died after crash wore infant life vest

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:40pm

Hawaii's former health director who died after a plane she was traveling in crashed into the ocean was wearing an infant life vest and the pilot didn't give a safety briefing before takeoff, according to details in a National Transportation Safety Board report.

Los Angeles man guilty in 10 'Grim Sleeper' serial killings

Brian Melley and Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:40pm

A former Los Angeles trash collector was convicted Thursday of 10 counts of murder in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings that targeted poor, young black women over two decades.

Mariner rescued after 2-month ordeal at sea

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:32pm

A Colombian fisherman who was lost at sea for more than two months said he's grateful to God for his life and thanks those who rescued him.

Obama challenges Americans to give back to vets, families

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:31pm

Taking a cue from his wife, President Barack Obama challenged Americans on Thursday to consider how they might give back to those who have served in the military and their families.

Vermont lawmakers pass forestry bill, mull marijuana vote

Dave Gram, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:30pm

State lawmakers, gearing up for a planned Saturday adjournment, approved updates to forestry laws, declared saliva testing for drugged driving a dead issue and decided against calling for a nonbinding referendum on legalizing marijuana.

Woman who hanged her dogs from tree gets 6 months in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:20pm

A Connecticut woman who hanged her two dogs from a tree has been sentenced to six months in prison.

The Latest: Union: Verdict 'just' for teen in NY cop's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:11pm

The Latest on the trial of a New York City teenager who prosecutors say started a mattress fire that killed a police officer and injured his partner (all times local):

Teen convicted of murder in fire that killed NY cop

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:11pm

A teenager was convicted Thursday of setting a mattress fire that killed a New York City police officer and severely injured his partner after the two were overcome by smoke and carbon monoxide.

Doctor who helped expose Flint water crisis speaking at MSU

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:10pm

A doctor credited with bringing Flint's crisis with lead-tainted drinking water to the public's attention after state agencies initially dismissed her concerns is the speaker at Michigan State University's undergraduate commencement ceremony.

2 shot near route of Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:00pm

Louisville police say two people have been shot near the route of the Kentucky Derby Festival's Pegasus Parade.

Police: Gunman knew woman he killed outside high school

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:00pm

A man shot and killed a woman who was waiting to pick up her children in the parking lot of a suburban Washington high school Thursday and wounded a man who tried to intervene, police said.

Report raises questions about arrests at elementary school

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 5:50pm

A police commander has been placed on administrative leave as a new report raises questions about the chain of events that led to several elementary school children in Tennessee being handcuffed and arrested.

DC subway halts service on piece of 3 lines because of smoke

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 5:50pm

Washington subway officials say they have suspended service on a section shared by three lines after smoke appeared in a station.

Rhode Island bat tests positive for white-nose syndrome

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 5:41pm

A fungal disease that has decimated populations of bats across the United States has been found for the first time in Rhode Island.

The Latest: Police seeking suspect in fatal school shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 5:40pm

The Latest on a shooting on a high school parking lot that left a woman dead and a man hurt (all times local):