ST. LOUIS (AP) — Never mind toasters, blenders and slow cookers. Joplin, Missouri, tornado survivors Kayla and Ricky Smith had a more practi... Full Story
The Latest: Suspect arrested in shooting of Georgia deputy
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop south of Atlanta (all times local):
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.
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.
3 people still missing after floods in Kansas and Texas
HOUSTON (AP) — At least three people were still missing Sunday after being swept away in Texas and Kansas, and slowly rising rivers in southeast Texas have led to numerous evacuations, including two prisons.
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.
Parishioners to leave closed church after 11-year protest
SCITUATE, Mass. (AP) — For more than 11 years, a core group of about 100 die-hard parishioners of St. Frances X. Cabrini Church have 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.
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.
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.
Gunman among at least 2 dead in Houston shooting
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a gunman and at least one other person are dead in a shooting in Houston.
Suspect arrested after Georgia deputy shot during in face
ATLANTA (AP) — A suspect was arrested after a sheriff's deputy was shot in the face during a traffic stop south of Atlanta, authorities said.
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