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Vet who survived wartime accident that killed son dies at 93

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:28pm

A U.S. Navy veteran who survived the 1969 ship collision that claimed the life of his son and later fought unsuccessfully to have the victims' names inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial has died.

A rare look at NYC's potter's field, home to 1 million dead

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:19pm

Prisoners working as gravediggers stack wooden coffins in the ground, three at a time. Wild geese and newborn goslings roam the grassy fields near small white statues of angels. Decaying brick buildings with blown-out windows stand overhead.

Teen faces aggravated murder charges in death of woman, 98

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:13pm

A 17-year-old Ohio boy who police say strangled a 98-year-old woman from his neighborhood and left her body inside a closet at her home has been charged.


Trump cancels summit, citing 'open hostility' by North Korea

Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Matthew Lee  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:11pm

In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump on Thursday called off next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, calling the cancellation a "tremendous setback" for peace and stressing that the US military was ready to respond to any "foolish or reckless acts" by the North.

The Latest: Texas governor meets with shooting survivors

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:04pm

The Latest on meetings being held by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott following the mass shooting at a high school near Houston (all times local):

Trump awards Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL in Afghan assault

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:04pm

President Donald Trump has awarded the Medal of Honor to a Navy SEAL who oversaw a daring assault and rescue mission on a snowy Afghanistan mountaintop in 2002.

Court: School can let trans students use bathroom of choice

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:00pm

An appeals court says a Pennsylvania school district can allow transgender students to use the bathroom and locker room of the sex with which they identify.

Austin settles suit by black woman thrown down by officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:46pm

The city of Austin is paying $425,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a black woman who was thrown to the ground by one white officer during a 2015 traffic stop, and then told by another that blacks have "violent tendencies."

Senate approves sexual harassment bill covering Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:46pm

The Senate has given final approval to a bill that revamps the system for handling sexual harassment complaints on Capitol Hill.

Plan aims to protect largest grizzly population in lower 48

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:45pm

U.S. wildlife officials have released a recovery plan for an estimated 1,000 grizzly bears in Montana — the largest grizzly population in the lower 48 — as they lay the groundwork to potentially lift protections for the animals.

University of Utah to become tobacco-free

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:23pm

The University of Utah soon will be a tobacco-free institution.

The Latest: Trump's letter to Kim was dictated to Bolton

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:17pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local):

South Carolina plans to use drones to remotely watch inmates

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:17pm

After spending years fighting to keep drones from flying over prisons, South Carolina corrections officials unveiled plans on Thursday to use the small unmanned aircraft to keep a remote eye on inmates, an effort they said is the first of its kind in the country.

Officials: Efforts failing to save US West sagebrush land

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:13pm

Public lands managers are losing a battle against a devastating combination of invasive plant species and wildfires in the vast sagebrush habitats in the U.S. West that support cattle ranching and recreation and are home to an imperiled bird, officials said.

Texas governor meeting with students, shooting survivors

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:09pm

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is shifting the focus of his meetings on school safety and mass shootings this week to those who have been closest to the recent violence, including students, surviving victims and one person who grabbed a gun and fought back.

Judge suspended for courthouse affair with social worker

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:09pm

A Massachusetts judge who engaged in sexual acts with a social worker in his courthouse chambers will be suspended indefinitely, the state's highest court ruled Thursday, setting in motion the judge's possible removal from the bench.

Security troops on US nuclear missile base took LSD

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:07pm

One airman said he felt paranoia. Another marveled at the vibrant colors. A third admitted, "I absolutely just loved altering my mind."

Prosecutors add lewd conduct claims to tortured kids case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:02pm

Prosecutors have added four charges of lewd conduct against a father accused of torturing his children in a Northern California home where prosecutors say 10 children lived in filth and neglect.

FBI briefed on allegations against Missouri governor

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:59am

Allegations of sexual misconduct and campaign finance violations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens have been shared with federal authorities by a private attorney and a key lawmaker, according to testimony Thursday during a legislative hearing.

Bus bursts into flames on parkway; driver, passengers safe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:57am

Authorities say a bus driver and about two dozen passengers safely evacuated a bus after it burst into flames while traveling on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey.