Today in History

Today is Friday, May 24, the 144th day of 2013. There are 221 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge, linking Brooklyn and Manhattan, was dedicated by President Chester…
Washington-Bridge-Collapse

I-5 bridge collapses into Wash. river, injuring 3

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — An Interstate 5 bridge over a river collapsed north of Seattle Thursday evening, dumping two vehicles into the water and sparking a rescue effort by boats and divers who pulled three injured people…
Athena Award winner

Meeks Wins Athena Award

The Athena Award recognizes women who have excelled in their careers, as well as in their communities, and who have helped other professional women reach their goals. This year's winner was Eastern Gateway Community College President Dr. Laura Meeks. …

Rep. Jo Bonner resigning to take Ala. college post

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner announced Thursday that he is resigning from Congress effective in August to take a post with the University of Alabama system. In the letter to his congressional colleagues, the six-term…
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2 dead in drugstore shootings in Tennessee

BEAN STATION, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee pharmacy owner and a customer have been killed during a robbery that left a pharmacy tech and another employee wounded. District Attorney Jimmy Dunn said a former police officer in…

Emails show concern for Jackson deterioration

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A stage manager working on Michael Jackson’s ill-fated “This Is It” concert warned an AEG executive days before the star’s death that he was in a physical and mental decline and needed help, according…

Shelton, Underwood coming to aid of Oklahomans

Blake Shelton has a date and location for his benefit and fellow Oklahoman Carrie Underwood is writing a large check to help benefit those affected by this week’s storms in their home state. Organizers say Shelton’s “Healing in…

Canada Disputes Meat Rules

The Canadian government said that new U.S. country of origin labeling regulations announced Thursday that require tracking beef, chicken and hogs from livestock through the meat processing and distribution systems are unduly burdensome.…

NY’s Main Beach tops annual survey of best beaches

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — This may be hard to believe in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, but an annual list of the best beaches in the country has a New York beach ranked No. 1. Less surprisingly,…
Jodi Arias sentencing

Arias' Sentence Undecided

A new jury will now be seated to try again to reach a decision on Arias' sentence unless the prosecutor takes execution off the table and agrees to a life term.…
Boy Scouts gay policy

Boy Scouts Alter Policy

Liberal Scout leaders, while supporting the proposal to accept gay youth, have made clear they want the ban on gay adults lifted as well.…
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Cops Seek Case Tips

Cleveland city and public transit police and the FBI sponsored Thursday evening's event called a "Night Out For Missing Persons." There were two locations, one on Cleveland's east side and the west side street where Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight escaped to freedom May 6.…

Fugitive in LA attempted-murder case held in Colo.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man wanted for 13 years on attempted murder charges in Los Angeles was captured in Colorado after someone called police to report he was urinating on a wall outside a KFC restaurant. Miguel…

Company pleads guilty in Ohio fish deaths case

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Strongsville company and the owner’s wife have pleaded guilty for their roles in the dumping of liquid cyanide into a storm drain, resulting i……

Authorities seize 1,000 drug-laced candies in Pa.

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say they confiscated more than 1,000 pieces of drug-laced candy during a house search in northeastern Pennsylvania. Lackawanna Cou……

Nixon library hosts reunion for Vietnam POWs

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Navy Lt. Commander Doug Burns was on a night reconnaissance mission searching for enemy trucks when he was shot down by anti-aircraft fire and taken prisoner during the Vietnam War. Burns broke…
Court melee

Melee Suspect Extradited

Update Rickey Smith was awaiting his extradition hearing in Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Ronald Rice's courtroom when he caused several outbursts in court and had to be pepper-sprayed.…

Judge won’t let New Orleans out of police reform

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has refused to let the city of New Orleans out of a potentially expensive agreement to reform its troubled police department. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan issued her ruling Thursday. City…

Correction: Oklahoma Tornado story

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — In some early versions of a story May 22 about damage estimates from the tornado in Moore, Okla., The Associated Press misspelled the name of the city’s mayor. He is Glenn Lewis, not Glen.…