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May 31, 2015 - 7:52pm
1 day 3 hours ago

SCOTT, La. (AP) — A grand jury has declined to indict Louisiana police officers who held a man down, with officers on top of him, while he said, "I can't breathe."

The Advertiser (http://bit.ly/1eK1DxA ) also quotes the FBI as saying it did not find anything the Justice Department's Civil Rights Unit could prosecute.

Thirty-year-old Robert Minjarez Jr. was declared dead five days after his arrest by Carencro and Scott police and Lafayette Parish...

May 31, 2015 - 7:29pm
1 day 3 hours ago

SCOTT, La. (AP) — A grand jury has declined to indict Louisiana police officers who held a man down, with officers at on top of him, while he said, "I can't breathe."

The Advertiser (http://bit.ly/1eK1DxA ) also quotes the FBI as saying it did not find anything the Justice Department's Civil Rights Unit could prosecute.

Thirty-year-old Robert Minjarez Jr. was declared dead five days after his arrest by Carencro and Scott police and Lafayette Parish...

May 31, 2015 - 7:00pm
1 day 4 hours ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — Three fatal shootings in Baltimore on Sunday bring May's homicide count to 43, making it the most violent month in more than 40 years.

Police say two men were fatally shot in the head about 1 a.m. About 11 a.m., a man was fatally shot in the back.

With 43 homicides, May is the deadliest month since the early 1970s, when 44 people were killed in December 1971 and 45 people in August 1972, according to the Baltimore Sun....

May 31, 2015 - 4:57pm
1 day 6 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. official says Qatar has agreed to temporarily extend travel bans on five senior Taliban leaders released last year from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

The official said Sunday the ban would remain in place until diplomatic talks for a longer-term solution are completed. The restrictions had been due to expire on Monday under a May 2014 exchange for Bergdahl. The official said the former detainees...

May 31, 2015 - 4:31pm
1 day 6 hours ago

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha zoo worker is hospitalized in critical condition after being bitten by a large dragon on Sunday.

Paramedics were called to the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Sunday afternoon, and the female zoo worker was taken to the hospital.

Few details about the incident were immediately released. The animal involved was a Komodo dragon.

The Omaha zoo is a well-regarded facility. Earlier this year, travel website...

May 31, 2015 - 4:19pm
1 day 6 hours ago

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in the death of his wife, whose body was found in Maryland by investigators using a GPS device in his vehicle.

Twenty-eight-year-old Kyle Crosby is jailed on $2 million bail. He could face a life sentence if convicted of killing 26-year-old Erica Crippen.

Investigators found Crippen's body along a rural road in Sykesville, Maryland, in March. She had been...

May 31, 2015 - 3:30pm
1 day 11 hours ago

CHICAGO (AP) — A Christian college in suburban Chicago has removed the name of former U.S. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert from an academic research center.

Wheaton College announced Sunday that what had been known as the J. Dennis Hastert Center for Economics, Government and Public Policy is now just named after the school.

The center was established in 2007 when Hastert stepped down from Congress after eight years as speaker.

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May 31, 2015 - 3:29pm
1 day 12 hours ago

CHICAGO (AP) — New research shows that the move to make cancer treatments gentler for children has paid a double dividend. More kids are surviving than ever before, and without the long-term complications that doomed many of their peers a generation ago.

Radiation and chemotherapy have saved countless children from cancers but some treatments can damage the heart or other organs, problems that prove fatal years later.

In the 1990s, a push began to...

May 31, 2015 - 1:55pm
1 day 12 hours ago

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of gasoline has increased 4 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.84 a gallon.

Still, that's a tiny increase compared to the 35-cent jump recorded over the previous five weeks.

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that it's also an indication gas prices may be close to peaking as the summer driving season approaches.

Lundberg says oil prices rose only slightly last week....

May 31, 2015 - 1:43pm
1 day 12 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian says its National Museum of African American History and Culture will display objects from a slave ship that sank off the coast of Cape Town in 1794.

The Smithsonian was to make the announcement Monday. The objects were retrieved this year from the wreck site of a Portuguese slave ship that sank on its way to Brazil while carrying more than 400 enslaved Africans from Mozambique.

Lonnie G. Bunch III, the head of the...

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