AP-NORC Poll: Voters feel disconnected, helpless in 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats feel a massive disconnect with their political parties and helpless about the presidential election.
Elite Iraqi forces push into Fallujah, expect fierce battle
CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) — Elite Iraqi special forces began their push Monday into Fallujah, expecting to encounter the stiffest resistance yet in the campaign to free territory from the Islamic State group.
Residents brace for more flooding as Texas river crests
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Residents of some rural southeast Texas counties braced for more flooding on Monday along a river that is expected to crest at a record level just two years after it had run dry in places because of drought.
Obama marks Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama challenged Americans on Memorial Day to fill the silence from those who died serving their country with love and support for families of the fallen, "not just with words but with our actions."
The Latest: Jack Hanna backs decision to kill gorilla at zoo
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a gorilla after a child fell into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo (all times local):
Physicist Stephen Hawking baffled by Donald Trump's rise
LONDON (AP) — Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking may have a good grasp of the workings of the universe, but he says he can't understand Donald Trump's popularity.
Cincinnati Zoo director defends killing gorilla to save boy
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo's director on Monday defended the decision to kill a gorilla to protect a 4-year-old boy who entered its exhibit, noting it's easy to second-guess after the child was recovered safely.
Chad's ex-dictator convicted, sentenced to life for abuses
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Former Chad dictator Hissene Habre was found guilty Monday of crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture and sex crimes during his rule and he was sentenced to life in prison, ending a trial more than 15 years in the making.
Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido overpowered kidnappers
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — About 24 hours after he was kidnapped, Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido found himself alone with one of his captors and saw his chance. He wrestled away the man's pistol and his cellphone and dialed Mexico's emergency number.
Tropical Depression Bonnie dissipates after heavy rains
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Depression Bonnie and its heavy rains dissipated over South Carolina on Monday, as a wet Memorial Day holiday weekend comes to an end in the area.