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Army Corps approves $778M plan to block Asian carp advance

John Flesher, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 8:04am

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' commanding officer has endorsed a $778 million plan for upgrading a lock-and-dam complex near Chicago to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.

Vietnam War veterans monument defaced ahead of Memorial Day

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 7:54am

Police say a memorial to Vietnam War veterans in Boston has been vandalized days before the Memorial Day holiday.

Federal lawsuit filed to block Alabama's new abortion ban

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 7:44am

A federal lawsuit filed Friday asks a judge to block an Alabama law that outlaws almost all abortions, the most far-reaching attempt by a conservative state to seek new restrictions on the procedure.

Groups file federal lawsuit to block new Alabama law that would ban most abortions in the state

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 7:41am

Groups file federal lawsuit to block new Alabama law that would ban most abortions in the state.

Former officer pleads guilty to battery for punching suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 7:24am

A former northeastern Indiana police officer has pleaded guilty to battery and resigned after authorities say he punched a man who refused to have his blood drawn for a drunken driving investigation.

Funeral set for Alabama police officer killed by gunman

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 6:39am

A police officer killed by a gunman in Alabama is being honored with a funeral at the 9,100-seat Auburn Arena.

Arrest made in investigation of subway brake incidents

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 6:38am

New York City police have made an arrest in their investigation into a series of subway emergency brake activations.

Man charged in crash that killed Memphis police officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 6:26am

A Tennessee man already convicted three times for driving under the influence now faces a vehicular homicide charge, accused of fatally rear-ending a police officer.

Georgia police K9 dies chasing suspect in 90-degree weather

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 6:13am

A police K9 in Georgia suddenly fell ill while chasing a suspect and died.

Man who abducted girl, killed her parents to be sentenced

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 5:54am

The Wisconsin man who admitted kidnapping a 13-year-old girl after killing her parents is due to be sentenced.

10 dogs, more than 550 birds seized in animal fighting probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 5:46am

Officials say more than 550 birds and 10 dogs allegedly being kept for use in animal fighting have been rescued from properties in two Indiana counties.

Slain North Carolina student gets Purple Heart, Bronze Star

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 5:23am

A University of North Carolina-Charlotte student who was killed when he tackled a gunman who opened fire inside a classroom has been posthumously awarded military honors.

Child who survived mall plunge undergoing further procedures

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 5:18am

The family of a 5-year-old boy who survived after being thrown from a third-story balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota says he will undergo further medical procedures.

Historic cottages could be torn down in north Mississippi

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 5:09am

The National Park Service is considering dismantling some historic buildings in Mississippi because nobody has been willing to lease or restore them.

Teen wanted in Florida shooting arrested in Georgia

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 4:29am

Authorities say a teen connected to a Florida high school football game shooting has been arrested in Georgia.

After shark attacks, is Cape Cod ready for tourist season?

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 4:24am

As Cape Cod's tourist season gets underway, there's uncertainty after two shark attacks — including Massachusetts' first fatal attack since 1936 — rattled beachgoers last year and sparked a still unresolved debate about how the vacation destination should respond.

Search for Indiana boy swept away in swollen creek

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:37pm

A recovery effort is underway for a 4-year-old who was swept away in a western Indiana creek.

Texas lawmakers want answers over new Sandra Bland video

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:34pm

Texas authorities are expected to face sharp questioning over why cellphone video Sandra Bland took during her confrontational 2015 traffic stop never publicly surfaced until now.

Fourth day of nasty storms ravages central US

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:17pm

An outbreak of nasty storms in the Midwest spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars across a dealership lot, injuring about two dozen people in Missouri's capital city and killing at least three others elsewhere in the state.

Virtual reality helps police learn to interact with autistic

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:09pm

An autistic man walks out of a store without paying for a toy he picked up. He's followed by a storekeeper demanding he come back inside. The situation quickly escalates, and police are called.