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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:43am

Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers.

Foundation sets priorities for Grand Teton National Park

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:43am

Over the past 20 years, the Grand Teton National Park Foundation has raised more than $65 million for the site in Wyoming.

Fans follow their favorite bands to Idaho's wild waters

Jennifer K Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:33am

Devoted music fans often follow their favorite bands around the country. Now entrepreneurial river guides are blending the music and outdoor adventure scenes to create a new kind of vacation experience.

Police say 8 dead in Mississippi shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:30am

Authorities in Mississippi said Sunday that a suspect is in custody after eight people were killed in a shooting, including a sheriff's deputy.

Florida could pave new changes in 'stand your ground' laws

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:21am

Lucy McBath is afraid many more people will die if Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs a bill making it harder to prosecute when people claim they commit violence in self-defense.

Newspaper: Ohio had more than 4,000 overdose deaths in 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:20am

A newspaper survey of Ohio county coroners has found more than 4,000 people died from drug overdoses last year in a state among the hardest hit by a heroin and opioid epidemic.

Police: Officer shoots, kills burglary suspect in N Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:20am

Authorities say a burglary suspect has been shot and killed as police tried to arrest him in a North Carolina neighborhood.

Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team

Jill Colvin and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:11am

President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists, frustrated by what he views as his team's inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Grizzly bear moved away from residential areas in NW Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:03am

Wyoming Game and Fish Department wildlife managers have trapped and relocated a young female grizzly bear in the northwest part of the state.

Feds: Man jumps from plane after trying to bite attendant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:03am

A 22-year-old man jumped out of an airplane waiting to take off in North Carolina and had to be stopped from running onto the runway.

San Francisco courts test new approach to homeless crimes

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:43am

Courts around the country tried to ease the burden of fines and fees in the wake of riots in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014 that brought attention to a torrent of traffic and other minor citations that saddled people with debt and even sent them to jail.

Morning fire in Philadelphia home kills woman, 2 children

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:42am

Authorities say an early morning fire in a Philadelphia home claimed the lives of three people, including two children.

No public events at Ohio zoo where gorilla killed 1 year ago

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:40am

No public events are planned at the Cincinnati Zoo marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of an endangered gorilla.

The Latest: Police say 8 dead in Mississippi shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:10am

The Latest in a shooting in Mississippi that left eight people dead (all times local):

New Jersey nightclub shooting kills 1, injures 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:04am

An early morning shooting at a New Jersey nightclub has left one person dead and five others injured.

Police say eight people are dead, including deputy sheriff, after shooting in Mississippi; suspect in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 7:30am

Police say eight people are dead, including deputy sheriff, after shooting in Mississippi; suspect in custody.

Federal officials in Alaska probe 2 plane crashes; 4 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:50am

Federal investigators say 2 planes crashed more than 600 miles apart in Alaska almost simultaneously Saturday, killing a total of four people.

Slain Virginia officer was a father of 3, former Marine

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:41am

A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was a father of three and former Marine who founded a youth wrestling club and mentored disadvantaged kids, authorities said.

Slain Virginia officer was a father of 3, former Marine

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:20am

A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was a father of three and former Marine who founded a youth wrestling club and mentored disadvantaged kids, authorities said.

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Clinton by Benghazi families

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 11:51pm

A federal judge threw out a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton by the parents of two Americans killed in the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, ruling the former secretary of state didn't defame them when disputing allegations that she had lied.