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May 26, 2015 - 2:32pm
1 day 11 hours ago

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The first known all-girls tackle football league has been formed in Utah featuring a star player who earned an invitation to the Super Bowl three years ago thanks to a highlight video of her exploits against boys.

KSL-TV reports ( ) 12-year-old Sam Gordon is part of a four-team league for fifth-graders and sixth-graders that started play last weekend in West Jordan.

As a 9-year-old, Gordon gained national...

May 26, 2015 - 2:27pm
1 day 11 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has begun military surveillance flights to help locate stranded Rohingya and Bangladeshi boat people in Southeast Asian seas.

State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said Tuesday that U.S. Navy P8 aircraft flew over the weekend with Malaysian support.

Rathke said the U.S. has offered to help governments in the region by providing information about boats possibly carrying migrants in the Andaman Sea and the Bay of...

May 26, 2015 - 2:19pm
1 day 11 hours ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama's executive action that could shield millions of immigrants from deportation.

A 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel issued the 2-1 ruling Tuesday.

The U.S. Department of Justice had asked the court to reverse a Texas judge's decision temporarily blocking the president's plan, after 26 states filed a lawsuit. It wasn't immediately clear if the...

May 26, 2015 - 2:16pm
1 day 11 hours ago

MORGANZA, Md. (AP) — Some seniors at a Maryland school aren't feeling lucky, despite ladybugs that swarmed the halls.

Six Chopticon High School seniors face charges, and WTTG-TV in Washington reports one is banned from walking in Wednesday's graduation.

The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office says somone ordered 72,000 ladybugs online. Sgt. Cara Grimbles says a door was forced early on May 20, setting off an alarm and taking this "to a different level...

May 26, 2015 - 2:14pm
1 day 11 hours ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say an Idaho woman who was having an affair orchestrated a gruesome Las Vegas hatchet attack that left her husband dead with his head nearly severed while they were on a family trip on Memorial Day.

Authorities say 33-year-old Maria Hernandez of Idaho, and her brother, 22-year-old Hector Gutierrez of California, face charges of murder with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit murder.

Police identified the victim as 43-year...

May 26, 2015 - 2:10pm
1 day 11 hours ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Two American Indian tribes are pulling their representatives from the Maine Legislature in protest over their treatment by the state.

Wayne Mitchell, of Penobscot Nation, and Matthew Dana, of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, said Tuesday that they will no longer serve in the Maine House of Representatives. Tribal representatives are not allowed to vote in the full House but can vote at the committee level and introduce bills.

The tribes...

May 26, 2015 - 2:08pm
1 day 5 hours ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Highway Patrol has released audio from the 911 call that led to the arrest of NFL defensive end Ray McDonald on suspicion of child endangerment and domestic violence.

A woman, who is identified as the mother of the alleged victim, tells a dispatcher that McDonald is drunk during a 911 call about 3:41 a.m. PDT Monday.

McDonald was later arrested at a San Jose, California, home on suspicion of assaulting a woman who...

May 26, 2015 - 2:03pm
1 day 11 hours ago

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — It's easy to spot the families who've been to the Scripps National Spelling Bee more than once.

Participants get an official T-shirt every year. Parents and older siblings often sport vintage tees from prior visits.

Tamya Matthews of Clinton, Maryland, wore her T-shirt from last year while taking this year's preliminary spelling and vocabulary test, calling it a "throwback Tuesday."

No sibling of a previous...

May 26, 2015 - 1:56pm
1 day 11 hours ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Twelve people were killed and more than 40 more were wounded in shootings in Chicago during the Memorial Day long weekend.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's office on Tuesday confirmed the 12 deaths. Police say the spate of gunfire injured dozens more, including a 4-year-old girl who was shot in the head at about 8 p.m. Friday on the city's South Side.

Chicago has seen similar spikes of violence on previous Memorial Day weekends. It...

May 26, 2015 - 1:55pm
1 day 11 hours ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has ordered the ex-husband of actress Kelly Rutherford to return their two children to her over concerns that a custody order has been violated.

Rutherford, who starred on "Melrose Place," filed an emergency petition on Friday, stating that her ex-husband has petitioned a court in Monaco to change the citizenship of their son and daughter.

In response, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark Juhas ordered that Daniel Giersch...

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