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US Gulf Coast braces for impact as Alberto approaches

Tamara Lush and Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 1:33pm

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.

Tribes ask Interior secretary for help with meth addiction

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 1:33pm

Leaders of a tribal executive board in Montana are asking U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke for help battling meth addiction in their community.

George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Maine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 1:25pm

Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized Sunday in Maine after he experienced low blood pressure and fatigue, a spokesman said.

More than $55K raised for teacher who stopped shooter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 1:21pm

An online fundraiser has surpassed its $55,000 goal for a suburban Indianapolis teacher who was shot while tackling an armed student.

Wyoming proposes higher trout limit to help tropy size fish

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:51pm

Biologists hope a proposal to increase the amount of trout anglers can catch on Wyoming's Flaming Gorge Reservoir will increase the number of trophy-size fish in the area.

Officer returns to work after being shot while on duty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:50pm

An Idaho police officer returned to duty after suffering a gunshot wound while responding to a call.

Arrows spread throughout Utah guided airplanes in the '20s

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:31pm

A Utah couple has already visited more than 670 towns across the state. Now the two are visiting each of the 11 remaining giant, concrete arrows left in the state that were laid down in the 1920s to help guide pilots delivering mail from across the country.

California robbery suspect shot through drive-thru window

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:11pm

Police in Southern California say an alleged robber at a fast food restaurant was shot by a customer in the drive-thru lane who fired through a window before speeding off.

Idaho Falls man sentenced in child sexual abuse case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:04pm

An Idaho Falls man has been sentenced to prison for sexually abusing a young girl for three years.

Giuliani advises no Mueller interview without informant info

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:00pm

President Donald Trump's legal team would advise that he refuse to submit to an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller unless the team can review classified information shared with select lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's election meddling, Trump's personal lawyer said Sunday.

Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 11:38am

President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk.

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.

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 backchannel led by a U.S. Senate staffer and a Venezuelan official nicknamed "Dracula" broke through hostile relations to secure Josh Holt's release.

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.