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Police: Woman held captive slips note to veterinary employee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 11:09am

Florida authorities say a woman who was beaten and held captive for two days at gunpoint by her boyfriend escaped when she convinced him bring their dog to an animal hospital - and then slipped a note to a staff member.

Book tells story of 8 US WWI heroes' link to Unknown Soldier

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 11:04am

A new book published in time for Memorial Day tells the story of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier through the experiences of the eight World War I heroes chosen to bring him home.

US Gulf Coast braces for impact as Alberto approaches

Tamara Lush and Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 11:01am

Beaches in Florida were largely empty ahead of Memorial Day as a slowly intensifying storm carrying brisk winds and heavy rain approached the U.S. Gulf Coast on Sunday.

Boston's Memorial Day flag garden idea spreads across the US

Mark Pratt, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 10:33am

The solemn display of tens of thousands of U.S. flags that first appeared on Boston Common for Memorial Day a decade ago, honoring service members who have died defending the nation, is slowly becoming a national movement.

Missouri hospital closure problematic for expectant mothers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 10:20am

The sudden closure of a hospital has left some expectant mothers in the Missouri Bootheel region scrambling for care in an area that already has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the U.S.

Conservative governor, liberal lawmakers clash in Vermont

David Jordan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:39am

Vermont's fiscally conservative Republican Gov. Phil Scott is clashing with the state's famously liberal Legislature.

Backchannel, 'Dracula' help free Josh Holt in Venezuela

Joshua Goodman and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:07am

A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed "Dracula" broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt, who traveled to the South American country for love and ended up in jail, without a trial, for two years.

The Latest: Alberto moves up the Gulf of Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:01am

The Latest on Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times local):

Lawyer: Trump needs informant info before Mueller interview

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:59am

President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani says the president wants details on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the FBI investigation into Russian election meddling before deciding on an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.

Coroner identifies Nampa man killed in industrial accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:53am

The Ada County Coroner's office has identified the Nampa man who died in an industrial accident in Boise, Idaho.

Civil Rights Historians tell little known story of WWII vet

Christina L. Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:49am

Hours after leaving military service behind in 1946, a decorated African-American World War II veteran still wearing his uniform was removed from a Greyhound bus while heading home, beaten by a white South Carolina police chief and left permanently blind.

Police: Woman falsely claims stolen car had child inside

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:44am

Police say a North Texas woman falsely reported that her car had been stolen with her 10-month-old baby inside so that officers would more quickly hunt down her missing vehicle.

80 messenger pigeons die in house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:21am

Eighty messenger pigeons that were bred in a Phoenix home's backyard have died in a fire.

The winners (by a nose) in top US sniffer dogs competition

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:51am

One of America's best law enforcement officers at sniffing out hidden explosives is 8 years old, already going gray and loves nothing more than chewing vigorously on a white cotton towel to unwind.

The Latest: White House says Venezuela policy not changing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 3:19am

The Latest on the release of a Utah man, Joshua Holt, who has been held in Venezuela (all times local):

Seoul: North Korea committed to US summit, denuclearization

Hyung-Jin Kim and Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:32pm

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed in the rivals' surprise meeting to sitting down with President Donald Trump and to a "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." The Korean leaders' second summit in a month Saturday saw bear hugs and broad smiles, but their quickly arranged meeting appears to highlight a sense of urgency on both sides of the world's most heavily armed border.

Freed after 2 years, Utahn jailed in Venezuela returns to US

Joshua Goodman and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:50pm

Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 but soon found himself jailed and later branded as a spy, was set free Saturday.

US raises concerns about illnesses tied to synthetic cannabinoids

Julian Hattem, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:39pm

U.S. health officials are urging states to regulate marijuana oil extracts after investigating a rash of illnesses tied to the products in Utah.

Glass panel falls, kills worker at skyscraper site

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:16pm

New York City has issued a stop work order at the construction site of one of Manhattan's tallest skyscrapers after a large glass panel fell, killing a security guard and injuring a construction worker.