Gunman among at least 2 dead in Houston shooting
HOUSTON (AP) — A gunman and at least one other person were killed Sunday, authorities said, as many shots were fired in a Houston neighborhood where police had urged people to remain in their homes.
Tropical Depression Bonnie means another bad beach day
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Depression Bonnie reached the South Carolina coast early Sunday, bringing heavy rain and rough tides to an area packed with tourists for the Memorial Day weekend.
A veteran's race against time to return WWI Purple Hearts
ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — A group that seeks to reunite lost Purple Hearts with service members or their descendants is embarking on an ambitious project: to return 100 such medals or certificates earned in World War I before the 100th anniversary next April of the United States' entry into the conflit.
As charters grow, public schools see sharp enrollment drop
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Standing before the Los Angeles Unified School Board, Susan Zoller delivered a startling assessment: More than 100,000 students in the nation's second-largest district were now enrolled in charters, draining more than $500 million from the budget in a single academic year.
Storm safe rooms as a wedding gift? Sure, in Tornado Alley
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Never mind toasters, blenders and slow cookers. Joplin, Missouri, tornado survivors Kayla and Ricky Smith had a more practical request for a wedding gift — shelter from the next big storm.
5 dead, at least 2 missing after floods in Texas, Kansas
HOUSTON (AP) — Central Texas authorities spotted a body during an aerial search Sunday, bringing the death toll from flooding the state to five.
Parishioners hold last service at church after 11-year vigil
SCITUATE, Mass. (AP) — For more than 11 years, a core group of about 100 die-hard parishioners of St. Frances X. Cabrini Church kept their beloved parish open by maintaining an around-the-clock vigil in a peaceful protest of a decision by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston to close it.
Gay couple attacked? In West Virginia, it's not a hate crime
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Last April, police say, a Marshall University football player saw two men kissing on a West Virginia street, hopped out of the passenger seat of a car, shouted homophobic slurs and attacked the men, punching them in the face.
Authorities ask for tips in missing teen case
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities in Northern California on Sunday asked those who may have seen a teenage girl abducted by an armed acquaintance to call them after finding no trace of her during their two-day search along the Russian River in Sonoma County.
Sky high: NYC 'trophy apartment' could list for $250 million
NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaires' Row.
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