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Massachusetts highway worker killed, driver charged

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 5:20am

A highway worker is dead after police say he was hit by an impaired driver on Interstate-93 in Massachusetts early Tuesday.

Police: 3 arrested during vigil for slain Baltimore rapper

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 5:20am

Police arrested three people on disorderly conduct and other charges after a vigil for a slain Baltimore rapper on Monday, police Commissioner Kevin Davis said.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo giraffe dies from urinary condition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 5:00am

A 9-year-old giraffe at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has died from an acute and untreatable urinary condition.

Residents put intruder in bear hug, beat him with his bat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 5:00am

A would-be robber armed with a baseball bat was taken by surprise when a man inside the house in Florida put him in a bear hug and his wife grabbed the bat and beat him.

Man wanted in police chase escapes into Pittsburgh Zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 5:00am

A man wanted in a police chase in Pittsburgh has apparently evaded capture by fleeing into the city's zoo.

Shark attack injures man off Sullivan's Island

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:50am

Authorities say a man was bitten by a small shark Monday in knee-deep water on Sullivan's Island in South Carolina.

North Vegas marking opening of historic site at Kiel Ranch

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:20am

North Las Vegas is marking the opening of a restored historic site at one of the first settled spots in the Las Vegas area.

11 people, dog rescued from overturned boat in New Jersey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:20am

Nearly a dozen people and a dog had to be rescued in New Jersey after a 21-foot-boat they were on overturned.

Dry thunderstorms raise risk of Utah wildfires

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:10am

Fire officials say Utah will have a higher risk for wildfires this week as dry thunderstorms are expected to move in.

Feds fund Native American health care boost in cities

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:10am

Health programs serving Native Americans in Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque and Reno, Nevada, are among dozens of non-profits that have been awarded federal Indian Health Service grants.

Fishing boat, yacht collide off Rhode Island

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:10am

Authorities are investigating after a 100-foot fishing excursion boat and a 70-foot yacht collided on Block Island Sound off Rhode Island.

Doctor gets 17 years prison time in sex abuse of 11-year-old

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:10am

A Long Island doctor is heading to prison after admitting he sexually assaulted a young girl whom he maintained an online relationship with after meeting her in the chat room of an online game.

Neighbor: Man stood naked after shooting wife with crossbow

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:00am

Witnesses say a man accused of fatally shooting his wife with a crossbow in Philadelphia stood naked at his own doorway as she stumbled to a neighbor's home and collapsed in a pool of her own blood.

Dozens of cremated remains found in storage unit in Georgia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:00am

Authorities say that more than 50 cremated remains have been found in a storage unit in the greater Atlanta area.

Florida report: Man gets 10 days in jail for punching swan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:50am

A Florida newspaper reports a homeless man has been sentenced to 10 days in jail for punching a swan near an Orlando lake.

Official: 2 bystanders pull driver from burning vehicle

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:50am

Authorities say two people have saved an unconscious driver trapped inside a burning car along Florida's Turnpike.

Man pleads guilty in connection with shooting of officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:40am

A man accused of providing a weapon used to kill two Hattiesburg police officers has pleaded guilty to a weapon charge.

Fireworks season can trigger PTSD for veterans

Elizabeth Depompei, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:10am

Stationed in Khandahar, Afghanistan, for nine months in 2012, Sgt. Matthew Thomason got used to falling asleep to the lullaby of gunfire and explosions — so much so that he could tell what kind of weapon was being fired just by the sound. When he returned home to Clark County in September 2013, he thought he would miss the noise of war as he transitioned back to the quiet civilian world.

'Mister Safety' waving condom mascot gets drivers' attention

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:30am

A man dressed in a giant condom costume drew the attention — and for at least one person, the ire — of Fayetteville drivers in order to raise awareness about National HIV Testing Day.

State School Building Authority awards funds to 13 counties

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:10am

The West Virginia School Building Authority's board has awarded $7.7 million to 13 school systems for improvement projects.