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  • Memorable words from National Spelling Bee semifinals
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 1:04 pm
    Memorable words and definitions from the semifinals of the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee:
  • New law limits what Minnesota bounty hunters can wear, drive
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 1:02 pm
    A YouTube video shows bounty hunter Stew Peters hot on the chase, weapon drawn as he joins police in apprehending a man with outstanding warrants. Facebook and Twitter photos depict Peters in a dark uniform with a gun belt, bulletproof vest and badge. Some pictures show suspects he's rounded up, handcuffed in the back of an SUV marked with his company name and a K-9 warning.
  • California police cleared in killing of woman who had bat
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 1:02 pm
    Prosecutors say police officers in California lawfully shot and killed a suicidal, mentally ill and highly intoxicated woman who came at them with an aluminum bat last year.
  • 15 Chinese nationals accused in US of student visa scheme
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 1:01 pm
    Fifteen Chinese citizens conspired to take college entrance exams on behalf of others or paid to have that done for them so they could obtain student visas, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
  • Baltimore gets bloodier as arrests drop post-Freddie Gray
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 12:58 pm
    A 31-year-old woman and a young boy were shot in the head Thursday, becoming Baltimore's 37th and 38th homicide victims so far this month, the city's deadliest in 15 years.
  • Oil globs close Los Angeles-area beaches to swimming
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 12:57 pm
    Popular beaches along nearly 7 miles of Los Angeles-area coastline were off-limits to surfing and swimming Thursday as scientists looked for the source of globs of tar that washed ashore.
  • Report: Deficient risk assessment led to drill rig grounding
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 12:54 pm
    A federal agency says the grounding of a Royal Dutch Shell PLC mobile offshore drilling rig in 2012 was due to the company's inadequate assessment of risk involved in a winter tow across the treacherous Gulf of Alaska.
  • Paper sorry for letter suggesting Obama should be executed
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 12:54 pm
    A newspaper apologized Thursday for publishing a letter to the editor that suggested President Barack Obama should be executed.
  • Science magazine retracts study on voters' gay-rights views
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 12:53 pm
    Science magazine on Thursday formally retracted a highly publicized article about a study gauging the ability of openly gay canvassers to shift voters' views toward support for same-sex marriage.
  • US to "fine tune" Iraq strategy in light of Ramadi debacle
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 12:52 pm
    Pentagon leaders are trying to "fine tune" U.S. strategy for ousting the Islamic State group from Iraq, focusing on faster and better training and arming of Sunni tribes whose combat role is central to reversing the extremists' advances, senior U.S. officials said Thursday.
  • Ex-NY Senate leader and son indicted on corruption charges
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 12:40 pm
    The former leader of the New York Senate and his son were indicted Thursday on conspiracy and extortion charges as prosecutors boosted the amount of money from $200,000 to $300,000 that they allege was illegally steered to the son.
  • APNewsBreak: FBI says it's fully probing Wal-Mart shooting
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 12:36 pm
    The new head of the FBI's Cincinnati division says agents are conducting a thorough review of last year's fatal police shooting of a black man in a suburban Dayton Wal-Mart store.
  • FCC head unveils proposal to narrow 'digital divide'
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 12:32 pm
    The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access.
  • Bear scurries around Wyoming city, falls asleep, gets caught
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 12:32 pm
    After leading wildlife officials on a daylong chase through a Wyoming city, an exhausted young black bear fell asleep under a tree.
  • Bear scurries around Wyoming city, falls asleep, gets caught
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 12:32 pm
    After leading wildlife officials on a daylong chase through a Wyoming city, an exhausted young black bear fell asleep under a tree.