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Scientists: Hawaii coastal areas threatened by 'king tides'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:14am

Scientists have issued a warning that Hawaii faces the threat of serious coastal flooding this week and in June because a rare convergence of rising sea levels and some of the highest tides of this year.

Supreme Court strikes down 2 NC congressional districts

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:14am

The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost challenges in other states.

Small sinkhole opens outside Trump's Florida getaway club

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:14am

A small sinkhole has opened on the road just outside President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

2 found dead in plane wreckage under snow in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:05am

Authorities have discovered the wreckage of a small plane buried in snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern California and the bodies of a couple missing for more than a month inside it.

Report backs sex abuse claims against 13 at prep school

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:00am

An investigation into sexual misconduct at an elite prep school in New Hampshire has found substantiated claims of abuse involving 13 former faculty and staff.

Body of Duke University student found in Massachusetts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:55am

The body of a missing Duke University student has been found in woods along a Massachusetts highway near his hometown.

Justices won't hear Indiana's appeal in triple murder case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:54am

The Supreme Court won't hear Indiana's appeal of a ruling that threw out the conviction and death sentence of an Indiana man for the 1998 slayings of his wife, her ex-husband and her 10-year-old son.

Parade organizers support honoring Puerto Rican nationalist

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:54am

Organizers of the Puerto Rican Day parade are standing firm on plans to honor a recently freed nationalist convicted for his role in a violent uprising amid boycotts and mounting criticism.

Senate on track to confirm Iowa governor as China envoy

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:47am

The nation's longest serving governor is on track to win Senate confirmation as President Donald Trump's ambassador to China.

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APNewsBreak: Source says Flynn to invoke 5th Amendment

Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:45am

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his constitutional right against self-incrimination on Monday when he declines to hand over documents to a Senate panel investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, The Associated Press has learned.

Police: Mom killed 2 kids to save them from evil in world

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:45am

Police in Ohio say a woman told them she fatally shot her two children to save them from the world's evils.

Stray bullet from fight travels through window killing boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:40am

Police in Kentucky say a stray bullet fired during a fight outdoors traveled through the window of a nearby home, killing a 7-year-old who was eating a bedtime snack at his kitchen table.

'Resign to run' not required in Idaho, still spurs questions

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:36am

Like many states across the United States, Idaho doesn't have resign-to-run laws preventing office holders from dedicating time and resources to campaign for another position.

Fighting back: Students, some schools take on sexual assault

Justin Pritchard, Gillian Flaccus and Reese Dunklin, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:30am

A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled on a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed — sexual aggression among classmates.

Sea lion grabs girl and pulls her into water

David Williams, CNN  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:30am

Some tourists in British Columbia got a bit of a scare when a sea lion grabbed a little girl and dragged her into the water.

Mississippi rep: Lynch people removing Confederate monuments

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:27am

A Mississippi lawmaker is saying Louisiana leaders should be "lynched" for removing Confederate monuments.

Research differs on whether charters welcome special ed kids

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:08am

Five-year-old Nico Rosenblatt cannot speak and struggles to learn because of a rare genetic condition, yet thrives when surrounded by other children in a regular classroom, according to his parents. However, they say neither the public school system nor a charter school in the nation's capital could provide an inclusive environment for him.

Convicted killer of 11 women appeals to US Supreme Court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:57am

A Cleveland man sentenced to die for killing 11 women and hiding the remains in and around his home has appealed his case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Yellowstone seeks comment on lookout project

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:50am

Yellowstone National Park is looking for more public comment on potential effects of a project involving the historic Mt. Washburn Fire Lookout.

Pot convictions go up in smoke with California legalization

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:49am

Jay Schlauch's conviction for peddling pot haunted him for nearly a quarter century.