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May 22, 2015 - 5:05pm
3 days 10 hours ago

LA PLATA, Md. (AP) — A woman was found in a Maryland park pushing her dead toddler in a swing, and authorities say she may have been there all night.

Charles County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Friday that police found the unidentified woman in a park with her dead 3-year-old son in the town of La Plata after receiving a call early Friday morning. The release said officers saw right away that the toddler was dead, and that his body showed no signs of trauma...

May 22, 2015 - 5:03pm
3 days 10 hours ago

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — They served in the Civil War, the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War and World War I. But for decades, their ashes and those of thousands of others lay abandoned in corroded urns in an outbuilding at Oregon's state psychiatric hospital.

The Oregon National Guard on Friday offered a rifle salute and played Taps at Willamette National Cemetery to honor 19 veterans and the spouses of two other veterans who were patients at the now 132-year-old...

May 22, 2015 - 5:02pm
3 days 10 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are singing the blues over an impasse that's keeping some of them off the presidential campaign trail, away from overseas trips and waiting for the Memorial Day break to begin.

Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander tapped out "Memphis Blues" on a borrowed piano in his office ahead of his performance Saturday night on the banks of the Mississippi River. The presidential candidates canceled their appearances at a GOP cattle call in Oklahoma....

May 22, 2015 - 4:57pm
3 days 10 hours ago

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida children's dentist accused of performing unneeded tooth extractions and surgical procedures without anesthetic has agreed to stop practicing medicine.

The Florida Department of Health late Friday said Dr. Howard Schneider of Jacksonville relinquished his license to practice in the state.

Schneider faces multiple lawsuits and his office has been picketed in recent weeks by parents carrying signs as a growing number...

May 22, 2015 - 4:53pm
3 days 11 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — People with knowledge of the decision say NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal. The NFL told the players' union Friday that Goodell will not recuse himself.

The people said spoke on condition of anonymity because Goodell's decision has not been made public. The commissioner considers it his responsibility to hear the appeal.

The union...

May 22, 2015 - 4:38pm
3 days 11 hours ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The labor dispute that hobbled international trade through West Coast seaports earlier this year is officially over.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union announced Friday that its rank-and-file members approved a five-year deal their leaders reached with employers in February.

Union spokesman Craig Merrilees says 82 percent of voters favored the new contract. About 13,000 union members were eligible to vote....

May 22, 2015 - 4:32pm
3 days 11 hours ago

MOUNT DESERT, Maine (AP) — David Rockefeller has made a rare public appearance ahead of his 100th birthday.

The retired CEO of Chase Manhattan Bank on Friday formally announced the donation of 1,000 acres bordering Acadia National Park in Maine.

He told an assembly that he's been visiting Seal Harbor since he was a youngster. He says he's happy to see the land preserved for future generations through the transfer to the Mount Desert Island &...

May 22, 2015 - 4:30pm
3 days 11 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The son of former Honduran President Porfirio Lobo was ordered held without bail Friday on U.S. cocaine-trafficking charges.

Fabio Lobo Lobo was jailed following an appearance in federal court in Manhattan. The 43-year-old son was arrested Wednesday in Haiti in an anti-drug operation carried out by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Haitian authorities.

An indictment accused Lobo of conspiring with others from 2009 and 2014...

May 22, 2015 - 4:27pm
3 days 10 hours ago

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan says a "very raw draft" of an unpublished Orson Welles memoir has joined its archives on the trailblazing filmmaker.

The typewritten memoir was in eight boxes of materials from Croatian filmmaker Oja Kodar that the Ann Arbor school purchased. Kodar was Welles' partner and collaborator for 24 years before his death in 1985 at age 70.

The university says the 80-page typed memoir has handwritten notes...

May 22, 2015 - 4:14pm
3 days 12 hours ago

GLOUCESTER, Va. (AP) — A judge has found a Gloucester County couple guilty of felony neglect and abuse in the death of their infant son.

Media outlets reported that Gloucester Circuit Judge William Hamblen determined Friday there was insufficient evidence for homicide charges against Brian Gore and his wife, Shannon Gore.

Authorities found the 7-month-old boy's remains under a shed at the couple's residence in 2011 while investigating a separate case...

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