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Officials say all five people aboard a small plane died Monday in a fiery crash on Kauai

A federal appeals court is preparing to take a second look at a strict voter ID law in Texas

Police say a driver who led officers on a high-speed chase in Ohio earlier this month turned out to be an off-duty officer _ and so was his passenger

The mother of a Massachusetts police officer who was shot dead during a weekend traffic stop says she wishes police got more respect

A new trial date for a former Tulsa police officer accused in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter's boyfriend has been set

An 18-year-old man has been convicted of killing an Iraqi man taking photos of his first snowfall in Texas

More colleges in the US are offering scholarships to Syrian refugees to help them resume their studies here

The list of government-run hospitals caring for Native Americans that have been found to be operating under less than ideal circumstances is growing

One of the two attorneys who represented a man accused of fatally shooting an Ohio policeman and then withdrew from the potential death penalty case will keep that role after all, working pro bono

Detroit muscle cars fail to get highest safety ratings in insurance industry tests

A federal inspection turned up scores of problems at a Pennsylvania small-animal dealer that supplied major pet retailers like Petco and PetSmart

Many Vietnam veterans welcomed President Barack Obama's decision to lift the half-century-old arms embargo against their former enemy

Among 10 Things to Know: Sanders' views on democracy; Obama's trip to Vietnam; Angelina Jolie's next gig

Victims of a mass shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic say more should have been done to prevent the attack given the history of violence against the reproductive health organization

A coalition of 30 health and humanitarian organizations reports that deliberate or indiscriminate attacks have decimated health facilities in 19 countries during 2015 and the first three months of 2016

A U.S. law enforcement official says that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is a subject of a federal investigation looking at donations to his gubernatorial campaign

A prison inmate Drew Peterson is accused of enlisting to arrange the killing of a state's attorney says the former suburban Chicago police officer also admitted killing his missing fourth wife

Indiana appeals court judges have questioned an attorney for the state on whether there was evidence a woman found guilty of neglect and feticide in a self-induced abortion knew she had given birth to a live child

A Louisiana chapter of the NAACP wants a school superintendent and three school board members to resign after a high school valedictorian was blocked from participating in graduation for refusing to shave his beard

A shuttle bus returning from a women's church retreat flips over on a highway in California's San Bernardino Mountains, seriously injuring six people and leaving 14 others with minor injuries

A father and son accused in a bizarre Utah kidnapping will remain jailed without bail as authorities investigate if they were involved with the death of a rail-line worker whose body was found in Wyoming

A California toddler whose family waged a court battle to keep him on life support after he was declared brain dead has been transferred to a hospital outside the U.S.

Threats made against schools across the United States led to the evacuation of students Monday in what could be the latest example of so-called "swatting" against schools

An Indiana appeals court pointedly questioned an attorney for the state Monday on whether there was evidence that a woman convicted of neglect and feticide in a self-induced abortion knew she had delivered a live child

A federal appeals court in New York City has reinstated lawsuits against 16 of the world's largest banks, alleging they colluded to manipulate a benchmark interest rate

The estranged husband of a well-known Salt Lake City restaurateur and LGBT advocate who died in a house fire over the weekend has been arrested on suspicion of murder and arson

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is urging anyone with information about the unsolved slaying of an 11-year-old boy last week as he walked home from school to come forward

A federal judge says Maine's largest city cannot use a noise provision in a state law to restrict anti-abortion protesters outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Portland

The pilot of a Virgin America plane declared an emergency and returned to Denver's airport after the aircraft was apparently hit by a bird shortly after takeoff

The remains of Pvt Earl Joseph Keating returned Monday to New Orleans, a journey long in the making

Authorities have identified the fourth individual who is accused of walking onto a sensitive hot spring in Yellowstone National Park

Federal immigration officials will soon open a new detention facility that includes a special unit for transgender detainees

Unsealed filings in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case show the U.S. attorney's office was in favor of opening an appeals court hearing to the public

A fix costing nearly half a million taxpayer dollars will finally begin this summer on a $5 million bridge in Delaware that was built six inches too low

Threats made against schools across the country that led to some evacuations on Monday could be the latest example of so-called "swatting" against schools

After learning some hard lessons from Superstorm Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency says it's reforming the way it handles appeals from disgruntled policyholders in the National Flood Insurance Program

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter handed out commissions during Yale's commencement to the school's first ROTC graduating class in more than four decades

A Baltimore police officer has been acquitted of assault and other charges in the case of Freddie Gray, whose death from a spinal injury triggered riots more than a year ago

A defense attorney says he expects a Mississippi prosecutor to reduce the second-degree murder charge against a man arrested last week when his 8-month-old daughter died after being left in a hot car

New Jersey lawmakers have agreed on an Atlantic City rescue package designed to keep the struggling gambling resort from running out of money

Authorities say cleaning supplies with improperly secured caps were the culprit behind an evacuation at a Florida Planned Parenthood clinic in Florida

A Pennsylvania man is now facing a possible death penalty following his conviction in the murders of his neighbors, two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker

North Carolina's Republican leaders are seeking to combine several lawsuits over a state law limiting protections for the LGBT community

A judge says Ohio must continue providing certain funding to Planned Parenthood while he weighs a challenge to a state law aimed at keeping public money from going to the organization

A judge in southwest Ohio has decided that the 13 children of a black motorist killed by a white University of Cincinnati police officer will get nearly $218,000 each in a wrongful death settlement

The New York City Council is poised to pass criminal justice reforms that would curtail the punishments for low-level offenses such as peeing in public and littering

Virginia Republicans ask the state's highest court to block more than 200,000 convicted felons from voting in November

A textbook proposed to help teach the cultural history of Mexican-Americans in Texas public schools is under scrutiny by scholars

A man accused of aiding a foiled plot to bomb a Kansas military base on behalf of the Islamic State group has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge

A trial has begun for the father of a 21-month-old Ohio girl whose decomposed body was found in a crib

Authorities say a police officer in Florida has shot a man following a car chase

Chambers of commerce in Oklahoma's two largest cities are urging state lawmakers to kill a bill that could require school districts to provide separate restrooms for students who object to sharing restrooms with transgender students

A former police officer convicted in deadly shootings at a New Orleans bridge following Hurricane Katrina won't be allowed to finish his prison sentence at home

Former colleagues of slain Auburn police officer Ronald Tarentino say he was a dedicated and caring officer who strongly believed in public service

Police say the death of a 4-year-old boy found in a man-made pond not far from his Maine home has been classified as an accidental drowning

UN says the government of Sudan has effectively expelled a senior U.N. official in charge of coordinating relief efforts

Officials say an international flight was diverted to North Carolina after an elderly woman on board became ill

A federal appeals court in New York City has reversed a jury's finding that Bank of America Corp. was liable for fraud for its actions before the economy collapsed in 2008

Authorities say an Ohio Highway Patrol trooper pulled a trapped 4-month-old boy from a car that crashed and caught fire in central Ohio

Four police dogs killed in the line of duty are being recognized with a new award from the American Kennel Club

The Scripps National Spelling Bee has a profound influence on the lives of many young people who participate

The events following the April 12 arrest of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who was injured in the custody of the Baltimore Police Department and died a week later

Records show that a state airplane has taken Gov. Terry McAuliffe to Cuba and a University of Virginia basketball game in Chicago, among other destinations

The Baltimore Police Department says that although an officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray has been acquitted, he remains on administrative duty while an internal investigation continues

Correction: Declawing Cats story

Authorities have released the name of a pedestrian who was struck and killed by a police officer in North Carolina

Police are searching for two suspects in connection with the death of an 81-year-old Hancock woman

A retired Chattanooga attorney and his son are dead in what authorities are calling a domestic incident

Georgia officials have approved $7.5 million to be spent over the next three years toward building a new port terminal on the Savannah River that the state would operate in partnership with South Carolina

Officials say an 11-year-old girl and a 57-year-old woman have been hospitalized after they were bitten by sharks in separate locations in Florida

Officials at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park say a bear that was euthanized this month wasn't the same one that bit a sleeping Appalachian Trail hiker

Police say an alleged burglary suspect being chased by the victim, wrecked his car, killing his female passenger

Police in Birmingham, Alabama, say a boy playing basketball in a public park was grazed by a bullet and a man was shot in the shoulder when the occupants of two nearby vehicles opened fire on each other

Police officers in Connecticut come to the rescue of a baby deer whose mother died

Police say an officer fatally shot a man who was trying to flee as authorities investigated reports of car burglaries in Hallandale Beach in South Florida

Attorneys for an Indiana woman convicted in the death of the premature infant she delivered after ingesting abortion-inducing drugs are asking an appeals court to throw out her convictions

The Buffalo bar credited with inventing the spicy chicken wings now known as Buffalo-style wings has reopened after one kitchen employee was killed and another was wounded in a shooting

Police say they are reviewing body camera footage and 911 call audio after officers used pepper spray to break up a University of Maryland graduation party

A Maryland man has been sentenced to a decade behind bars for bludgeoning his uncle to death during an argument in a watermelon patch last summer

The world's first surviving septuplets have graduated from their Iowa high school

Authorities are investigating after they say a Pennsylvania man died after falling from an eighth-floor balcony at an Ocean City hotel

A prostitute who admitted to beating her 4-year-old daughter to death in a Delaware motel room has been sentenced to 20 years in prison

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Officials now say 20 people were injured when a shuttle bus carrying women back from a mountain church retreat overturned as it drove down a Southern California mountain highway

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The largest farm on the Navajo Nation in northwestern New Mexico has headed into a second week with no irrigation

A New York man has been held without bail after police say he killed his wife and then wheeled her body around before dumping it on the front lawn of a Staten Island home

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has advised the class of 2016 at the University of Rhode Island to hold onto the memories they've created at the school

Landowners have filed two lawsuits in northwest Iowa in an attempt to block construction of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline

From flames come fungi

The average price of gasoline has jumped by a nickel over the past two weeks to $2.32 a gallon for regular grade

Officials say a one person is injured after a car they were driving was struck by a CSX train carrying coal in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Cotton gins are disappearing as Arkansas farmers abandon cotton for more profitable crops

5 years after opening, New England's first court for veterans is declared success story

The Navy's newest destroyer has benefited from an old salt _ an 80-year-old skipper who served during builder sea trials

Summary of charges against the speaker of Alabama's House

Police in some Texas cities say more crimes are being committed with imitation weapons like BB guns, likely because imitation guns are cheap, easy to obtain and criminals may mistakenly believe that if they're caught, they'll avoid severe punishment

North Dakota's oil expo kicks off amid troubled times for the industry, with depressed prices and a drop in drilling activity

Records of Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's public schedule show he doesn't meet frequently with state legislators, which is a marked contrast from his two Republican predecessors

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