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  • Redford to college graduates: World needs you; be fearless
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 6:22 pm
    Two-time Academy Award winner Robert Redford is encouraging college graduates to be fearless in a world of challenges and to become collaborators with others and the environment to overcome life's daunting difficulties.
  • The Latest on weather: Tornado warnings for Kansas, Missouri
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 6:09 pm
    Crystal City, Rocky Ridge and Bloomsdale. They were in effect until 8:15 p.m.
  • Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 5:49 pm
    Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto.
  • Flash floods in Texas, Oklahoma kill 2; 100s of homes gone
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 5:49 pm
    Record rainfall wreaked havoc across a swath of Texas and the Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people to flee.
  • Protester leaves Shell ship north of Seattle; 1 remains
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 5:04 pm
    One of two protesters who affixed themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of Seattle left the vessel Sunday, but the other remained suspended from its anchor chain in an effort to draw attention to climate change and the risks an oil spill could pose in the remote waters off northwestern Alaska.
  • Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for 4 Emmys, dies
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 4:56 pm
    Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died.
  • After officer's acquittal, 2 more cases loom for Cleveland
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 3:45 pm
    Cleveland emerged unscathed and intact after a day of protests following the acquittal of a white patrolman who had been on trial in the shooting deaths of two unarmed black suspects killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire.
  • Man, teen dead in cherry picker accident in Albuquerque
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 3:04 pm
    Albuquerque police say two people are dead after the cherry picker they were standing in was thrown by a gust of wind.
  • Famed Detroit jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave dies at 78
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 2:44 pm
    Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday. He was 78.
  • The Latest in Cleveland: Rice family lawyer pans case plan
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 1:25 pm
  • In the coalfields, dilapidated sites make way for renewal
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 1:06 pm
    Inside a 1920s-era warehouse in the heart of a once-bustling coalfields hub, Brandon Blankenship saws through 8-foot boards pulled up from the building's floor, looking each one up and down for "a face that's not splintered -- smooth with no breaks -- and an intact tongue and groove." Portions that pass muster wind up in neat stacks for reuse by the crew remodeling the warehouse into office space, or for sale to builders looking to add a rustic touch to homes and restaurants.
  • Saved from Sandy: Shorebird efforts are declared a success
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 12:21 pm
    A crash program to restore New Jersey bay and ocean beaches wrecked by Superstorm Sandy appears to have succeeded in saving tens of thousands of shorebirds that otherwise might have died after the 2012 storm wiped out their feeding grounds.
  • Officials: $1M spent on medical care for jailed Chicago teen
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 12:08 pm
    A talented teenage basketball player unable to post bond on a low-level burglary charge ended up ingesting screws, needles, a 4-inch piece of metal and other objects while behind bars, leading the jail to spend more than $1 million in medical care on him.
  • John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 12:02 pm
    Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that would make him a household name even more so than his achievements in mathematics.
  • Florida woman released in jailing over son's circumcision
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 11:26 am
    A Florida woman jailed in a long-running dispute over her son's circumcision has been released after nine nights behind bars.