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More than 62,000 of beef recalled due to E. coli concerns

More than 62,000 lbs. of beef has been recalled just before Memorial Day

  Language teachers face blame for ‘culturally insensitive’ yearbook photos

  Legal experts: Raided California reporter did not commit crime

  3 deaths in Missouri as ‘violent tornado’ strikes state capital

  Cellphone video shows police placing ‘spit mask’ on 12-year-old boy

  Man promised to turn self in if wanted poster got 15k ‘likes’ on Facebook

US officials: Plan may send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast

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  Girl, 10, declared 6th known child to die after US border detention

Lawyers: Incapacitated woman who gave birth ‘repeatedly raped,’ may have previously been pregnant

Company with Kentucky distilleries rolls out generous maternity, paternity plan

  Baby dies after being left in Fla. daycare van for 5 hours; co-owner arrested

‘Potentially hazardous asteroid’ with its own moon to pass by Earth this weekend

Celebrity chef Mario Batali facing assault charge in Boston

  At least 3 dead in central US storms, with more rain to come

Authorities urged residents of several small towns in Oklahoma and Kansas to leave their homes as rivers and streams rose.

Judge refuses to block Trump bank subpoenas

U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos said that Trump and his company were unlikely to succeed in a lawsuit arguing that the subpoenas seeking records from Deutsche Bank and Capital One were unlawful and unconstitutional.

Officials: Last slave ship from Africa ID’d on Alabama coast

Researchers working in the murky waters of the northern Gulf Coast have located the wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States, historical officials said Wednesday.

  Ford is testing a delivery robot that walks like a human

Ford is known for its automobiles, but the company is taking a different path with its newest product.

Florida woman’s sex act causes driver to run red light, deputies say

Police say ‘nice try’ after man gets caught with hand-drawn inspection sticker for car

Mnuchin says Harriet Tubman $20 bill design delayed past 2020

  NC teacher threatened to ‘shoot up’ her elementary school, officials say

  Troopers: Kentucky triage nurse caught on camera sexually assaulting patient multiple times

Man gives false name to police while wearing his name badge with correct one

  ‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh to be released

John Walker Lindh, the young Californian who became known as the American Taliban after he was captured by U.S. forces in the invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, is set to go free after nearly two decades in prison.

Michael Avenatti charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels

Michael Avenatti, the attorney who rocketed to fame through his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in her battles with President Donald Trump, was charged Wednesday with ripping her off.

Man wanted to bomb Trump Tower, Israeli embassy, Feds say

Jonathan Xie was charged with attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization, making false statements and transmitting a threat in interstate commerce.

NY puts Democrats a step closer to getting Trump tax returns

The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly both approved the measures Wednesday, sending them to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat.

Zoo euthanizes flamingo after child hits it with rock

The zoo director said a juvenile guest accidentally injured the bird on Monday by "skipping a rock into the habitat" at Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Ill.

  Truck falls through upper deck of parking garage in New Jersey

No injuries were reported, according to police.

  3 minutes: Trump meeting with Dems goes bust in a flash

The curtains in the Cabinet Room were drawn. The Democrats were waiting. And President Donald Trump came and went in three minutes, never stopping to sit down or shake hands.

Online groups falsely promote bleach as autism ‘cure’

Many of these so-called cures are recommended in private online groups and prey upon parents’ desires to “heal” their kids of the developmental disorder.

  Here’s how to sniff out spy cameras in Airbnbs

Gary Glarner, owner of WatchDog Surveillance and Spy Gear, shows how detection devices can be used find hidden cameras. The devices can be purchased affordably online.

Man who threatened mass shooting is serial online harasser

Christopher Cleary, 27, called himself a virgin who never had a girlfriend, stoking fears of another deadly rampage by a man blaming women for his problems. The frightening Facebook post fit a pattern of behavior for a troubled man with a history of terrorizing women he met over the internet.

Netflix: What’s coming and going in June

Several Disney-owned films will be leaving in June, as it prepares to offer its own streaming option later this year.

3 handwritten wills found in Aretha Franklin’s home

Aretha Frankin's lawyer said the wills were shared with Franklin's four sons or their lawyers, but that a deal wasn't reached on whether any should be considered valid.

  Mold found in children’s hospital operating rooms in Wash.

Right now, four of the hospital's 14 operating rooms, along with some of the storage rooms, are closed. Hospital officials say they do quarterly air tests, and they're trying to figure out how the mold got there.

Brunswick County Schools to offer free breakfast, lunch to all students next school year

Brunswick County Schools announced on Wednesday that beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, students at all BCS schools will receive free breakfast and lunch.

  Man sentenced to life in prison for wife’s 1993 slaying

Michael Haim has maintained his innocence since his 23-year-old wife Bonnie disappeared in 1993.

Mississippi spent $1.5M on Weight Watchers for teachers

The Clarion Ledger reports that since 2016, lawmakers have mandated that the Mississippi Department of Education spend up to $45 million on specific programs.

  Massachusetts worker shocked by power lines after falling from bucket truck

The man was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he is undergoing care. The police chief credited the man's peers and another officer with saving his life.

  Parent says teacher cut son’s hair without permission

The family are naturalists and are of Cherokee heritage.

  VIDEO: Wild RV chase ends in crash; dog jumps from moving vehicle

The driver’s identity has not been released. Both dogs are in stable condition. The condition of others injured in the pursuit was unknown.

Another female athlete slams testosterone rules, refuses medication

Margaret Wambui of Kenya, who won bronze in the 800 meters behind Caster Semenya at the 2016 Olympics, said she is affected by the new rules but won't take "any type of medication" to lower her natural testosterone.

  US closes Texas border facility that detained migrant who later died

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it would stop detaining migrants at its processing center in McAllen, Texas, after "a large number" of people in custody were found to have high fevers.

Teen sickened after drinking toilet water given to him by high school classmates, Pa. police say

No charges have been filed in the case, which is being investigated as aggravated assault.

HBO: No ‘Game of Thrones’ sequel planned

There had been rumblings that there could be an opening for a sequel, perhaps featuring Arya Stark as she ventures west of Westeros.

  Teen’s body dropped off at Mass. hospital, the day after she ran away from home

No arrests have been made in connection with the 13-year-old’s death, which is being investigated by multiple law enforcement agencies.

  Ind. kindergartener ‘lunch shamed,' forced to return hot meal over low cafeteria balance

The 6-year-old says she had to walk past about 20 students, some of whom laughed at her, to get the “alternate lunch” of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

  Blues beat Sharks, march on to Stanley Cup Final

The St. Louis Blues are marching into the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in decades.

  Police detective shoots unarmed panhandler after mistaking him for carjacker, authorities say

The shooting, caught on video, happened after the man approached the plainclothes detective’s unmarked vehicle at a busy intersection in Philadelphia.

  Another day of tornadoes in Midwest, but St. Louis spared

Dangerous storms in the Midwest produced dozens of tornadoes for the second consecutive day Tuesday, demolishing a racetrack grandstand and damaging buildings in a wild animal park in Missouri but mostly sparing St. Louis, the biggest city in its path.

  Democratic impeachment calls swell as McGahn defies subpoena

More Democrats are calling — and more loudly — for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying on Tuesday.

  Washington is 1st state to allow composting of human bodies

Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains.

New federal charges filed in California synagogue shooting

A federal grand jury handed up a revised indictment against John T. Earnest that adds four counts of discharging a firearm during crimes of violence.

Man indicted in fatal shooting of rapper Nipsey Hussle

Eric Ronald Holder Jr. was indicted on one count of murder, two counts each of attempted murder and assault with a firearm, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

  Attorneys: Ohio State needs to reveal who knew about abuse

Administrators at Ohio State University should release the names of all coaches, trainers and personnel who knew of but failed to act on complaints about a now-dead team doctor who sexually abused male students for nearly two decades, said attorneys for some of the victims.

Thousands sign petition to make Danny Devito next Wolverine

Lots of folks are getting a good laugh at signing a petition to make Danny Devito the next Wolverine.

Lifer inmates excluded from Washington ‘3 strikes’ change

Washington's 1993 three-strikes law was among the first and stands out as among the nation's strictest.

US Postal Service testing self-driving trucks

The U.S. Postal Service has launched a two-week test using self-driving trucks to transport mail between distribution centers.

  Sheriff’s deputy escapes with minor injuries in Texas train crash

The deputy was waiting at a double set of tracks for one train to clear. As it did, he pulled forward before the crossing arms lifted, not realizing another train was coming from the other direction.

  Maine’s lobster industry hit hard by US-China trade war

The U.S.-China trade war is causing huge drops in Maine's lobster exports.

‘Sesame Street’ introduces Karli, a Muppet in foster care

The new character is named “Karli,” and is a yellow-haired friend of Elmo's who introduces viewers to the concept of “for-now parents."

DOJ offers to share Mueller documents to avoid House action

The Justice Department says it is willing to provide the House intelligence committee with documents from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, as long as the panel agrees not to take any action against Attorney General William Barr.

  Homeless high school valedictorian earns $3 million in scholarships

The high school valedictorian says he was shocked after surpassing his goal and getting accepted into more than 40 colleges.

Tennessee couple caught having sex outside elementary school

Police found the couple in a grassy area near the school in the middle of the night.

Officer says he exaggerated charge against chokehold victim Eric Garner

One officer involved in the struggle with Eric Garner says he wrote up paperwork exaggerating the seriousness of the dead man's suspected crime.

New NY State bill proposes ban on cellphone use while crossing street

If the bill is passed, offenders could be fined between $25 and $50 for using cellphones while crossing the street.

  Beto O’Rourke adjusts campaign strategy

A few months in, the former congressman is adjusting his strategy. That includes reaching a wider audience, as opposed to just meeting small groups of voters on campaign stops.

  Baby cut from missing teen’s womb opens eyes

The baby’s in grave condition and on life support in a neo-natal intensive care unit.

12 school-age kids rescued after Wonderland roller coaster gets stuck

The kids were reportedly stuck on the Mousetrap rollercoaster sometime Tuesday morning.

  Students protest Catholic high school’s skirt ban

Cathedral Catholic High School in Carmel Valley made the announcement Friday. The school said it has issued thousands of hours of detention related to the lengths of girls’ skirts. Some students think the ban is unnecessary.

  ‘Stranger Things’: New Coke, from 1985, to make comeback on TV show

Season 3 of the show will take place in the summer of 1985, when Coca-Cola changed its formula for Coke. New Coke was considered one of the biggest marketing blunders of all time.

Andrea, 1st named storm of Atlantic season, downgraded to depression

Andrea formed a few weeks before the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season officially begins. It's not expected to last very long.

Alabama Public Television doesn’t air ‘Arthur’ gay wedding episode

The episode "Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone" aired nationally - except in Alabama - on May 13, showing Arthur attending the wedding of his teacher and partner.

IHOP to offer $1 pancakes, sales benefit military children

Proceeds will go towards children of veterans.

  75 years after leaving school for war, veteran receives diploma

Lou Pioli, 99, left college to serve in World War II. This past week, he received his associate’s degree.

  Little Caesars to test ‘Impossible’ pizza

The "Impossible Supreme" pizza is topped with a meatless sausage.

25th horse dies at Santa Anita Park since December

Authorities said the horse broke its pelvis, and was euthanized after a comprehensive exam.

  Sleeping baby found alone near Phoenix grocery store; police accuse woman of abandoning him

Police have turned to the public in hopes of identifying the woman or finding out more information about her or the child.

Women’s clothing chain Dressbarn to close all its 650 stores

The company's chief financial officer, Steven Taylor, said Dressbarn has not been operating at an "acceptable level of profitability in today's retail environment."

  ‘This is crazy’: Firefighters battle blaze in house filled with snakes

A group of firefighters in Arizona faced the wild scenario of a flaming home filled with hundreds of snakes and other reptiles.