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May 13, 2015 - 9:01am
1 week 6 days ago

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...

May 13, 2015 - 8:53am
1 week 6 days ago

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...

May 13, 2015 - 8:44am
1 week 6 days ago

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.

State agents now say Brown spent her...

May 13, 2015 - 8:34am
1 week 6 days ago

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,...

May 13, 2015 - 8:12am
1 week 6 days ago

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The federal government has asked a federal appeals court to order life sentences for five Somali pirates who attacked a Navy ship that they mistook for a cargo vessel.

A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case Wednesday in Richmond. A decision is expected in a few weeks.

A prosecutor told the panel that U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson erred in ruling that the mandatory life term...

May 13, 2015 - 7:54am
1 week 6 days ago

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse has a new attraction: a baby elephant.

Zoo officials say Mali started showing signs of pre-labor on Mother's Day and gave birth to a 281-pound, 3-foot-tall calf early Tuesday.

Mother and baby are doing well.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse (http://bit.ly/1QINMVS ) reports that the new calf will likely be presented to the public in about two weeks. Another of the zoo's...

May 13, 2015 - 7:47am
1 week 6 days ago

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.

Investigators...

May 13, 2015 - 7:07am
1 week 6 days ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has earned $50,000 for childhood cancer research playing "Celebrity Jeopardy."

Rodgers beat astronaut Mark Kelly and Kevin O'Leary of "Shark Tank" in the episode airing Tuesday evening. Rodgers chosen charity is Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer.

The MVP quarterback muffed the final Jeopardy question which had a Wisconsin angle. The players had to identify photos of two early 20th...

May 13, 2015 - 6:01am
1 week 6 days ago

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.

In the coffin was...

May 13, 2015 - 6:00am
1 week 5 days ago

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

1. INVESTIGATORS: AMTRAK TRAIN WAS SPEEDING

The train that crashed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was hurtling at 106 mph — more than twice the speed limit — when it ran off the rails.

2. HOUSE VOTES TO END BULK COLLECTION OF US PHONE RECORDS

If the bill becomes law, it will represent...

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