OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Asian elephants from Seattle have finally arrived in Oklahoma City after political opposition, legal challenges and stormy weather.
Bamboo and Chai arrived safely at the Oklahoma City Zoo Wednesday morning around 3 a.m. The animals will undergo multiple check-ups and will be quarantined for 30 days before joining the other five elephants at the zoo.
The female elephants' trip began in April after a federal appeals court...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say they want to question two more people in connection with the fatal shooting of two Mississippi police officers last weekend.
Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain says surveillance video from Saturday night, hours after the shooting, shows a man and a woman getting out of a Cadillac Escalade at the motel where police later arrested Marvin Banks. The 29-year-old Banks is accused of shooting officers Benjamin Deen...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh woman accused of burning and malnourishing her 58-pound adult son has now been charged with stealing his Social Security benefit.
Authorities say Vonda Brown submerged the 24-year-old man's hand in a hot liquid in October, resulting in a 58-day hospital stay. But Brown's attorney, Almon Burke, says medical records he's seen suggest Brown's son was being treated for a staph infection.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. shoppers kept their spending in check in April, as modest wage growth over the past year continues to keep family budgets tight.
The Commerce Department says retail sales were unchanged last month after rising 1.1 percent in March. Sales have risen just 0.9 percent over the past 12 months, as steady hiring has yet to spark significantly higher incomes.
Americans cut back on their purchases at autos dealers, furniture outlets,...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has pleaded guilty to breaking into neighbors' homes and stealing items, including eight Build-a-Bear gift cards intended to be Christmas presents for children.
The Kennebec Journal (http://bit.ly/1RDqsdw ) reports that Justin Lebourdais pleaded guilty to burglary, theft and receiving stolen property in Kennebec County Superior Court on Tuesday. Several charges were dismissed in exchange for his plea.
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida hearse drivers have been fired after they stopped at a doughnut shop with a flag-draped coffin in the vehicle on the way to a funeral and an outraged man sent a video to a local veterans group.
As first reported by WFLA-TV(http://bit.ly/1e1wPb8), Rob Carpenter spotted the hearse in the parking lot of a New Port Richey Dunkin' Donuts on Tuesday with its curtains open and the coffin visible.