10 Things to Know for Monday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. OBAMA OFFERS STARK VIEW, AND ENCOURAGING WORDS, FOR BLACK GRADS As an African-American man, he tells...
Taylor Swift leads at Billboard Music Awards
Taylor Swift is red hot. The singer, who is nominated for 11 Billboard Music Awards, was the show's early leader with six wins, including top country artist, country song for "We Are Never Getting Back Together" and...
Phoenix police officer dies in fatal hit-and-run
PHOENIX (AP) — A police officer who was conducting a DUI stop on a vehicle in Phoenix died after another vehicle struck him and then fled the scene. Authorities said late Sunday afternoon that police in Surprise...
Tornado causes major damage at trailer park near Oklahoma City; spotter says earth 'scoured'
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — Tornado causes major damage at trailer park near Oklahoma City; spotter says earth 'scoured' ...
Officer who shot NY student faced harrowing choice
NEW YORK (AP) — The police officer who accidentally killed a Long Island college student along with an armed intruder faced perhaps the most harrowing decision in law enforcement: choosing the split-second moment when...
2 men arrested in killing over iPad in Las Vegas
Two men have been arrested in the killing of a teenage boy over an iPad in Las Vegas, police said Sunday. Jacob Dismont, 18, and Michael Solid, 21, were booked Saturday into the Clark County jail on charges of open...
Officials warn of commuter chaos from Connecticut derailment
By Richard Weizel BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut (Reuters) - Thousands of Connecticut commuters should brace for travel chaos on Monday as Metro-North workers repair damage on the United States' busiest rail line cause
Trace volcano ash reaches small Alaska city
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's Pavlof Volcano sent ash and steam skyward Sunday but not enough to raise the aviation threat for international air carriers. A satellite at 12:40 a.m. measured an ash cloud at 19,500...
AP PHOTOS: College commencements across nation
In a commencement address at Atlanta's historically black Morehouse College, President Obama said graduates should "find time to defend the powerless." The president said his own success was due to "the special...
How the Conn. train crash will affect commuters
Two commuter trains collided just outside Bridgeport, Conn., on Friday evening, damaging the tracks and snarling travel in the Northeast. Here's a look at what commuters can expect Monday, as the work week gets...
Official: Va. driver likely had medical condition
DAMASCUS, Va. (AP) — Authorities believe the driver who plowed into dozens of hikers marching in a Virginia mountain town parade suffered from a medical condition and did not cause the crash intentionally, an emergency...
At least one reported dead as tornadoes hammer Oklahoma, Kansas and Iowa
By Chris Francescani NEW YORK (Reuters) - A tornado half a mile wide struck near Oklahoma City on Sunday, part of a massive storm front that hammered the central United States. News reports said at least one per
Shooting death of gay man rocks New York's cradle of gay rights
By Anna Hiatt NEW YORK (Reuters) - Greenwich Village, the birthplace of the U.S. gay rights movement, remained in shock on Sunday over the shooting death of a gay man by a gunman who police said uttered anti-gay
Extreme global warming seen further away than previously thought
By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Extreme global warming is less likely in coming decades after a slowdown in the pace of temperature rises so far this century, an international team of
Officer shot in Marathon showdown wants to work
BOSTON (AP) — With a bullet still in his body, the police officer who survived a showdown with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects said Sunday he's determined to return to duty. Massachusetts Bay Transportation...
Suspect in NY bias shooting is charged with murder
NEW YORK (AP) — The man who police say hurled homophobic slurs at a gay man on a Manhattan street before firing a single fatal shot to his head has been charged with murder as a hate crime. Elliot Morales appeared...
Exclusive: Bangladesh factory banned by Wal-Mart still makes Wrangler shirts
By Serajul Quadir and Rafiqur Rahman GAZIPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - A Bangladesh factory where Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Inditex SA inspectors spotted cracks in the wall this month is still making Wrangler shirts
For Detroit in crisis, next six weeks determine bankruptcy fate
By Bernie Woodall and Karen Pierog DETROIT (Reuters) - Bond restructurings, negotiated settlements with bondholders and bond insurers, and tough talk with unionized workers are on the agenda as Detroit's emergen
Female hostage died from police bullet in New York standoff: official
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A 21-year-old university student who was taken hostage in her apartment and then shot to death during a police standoff with an armed robber on New York's Long Island was killed by
Small Fla. city wonders who won Powerball jackpot
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) — Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million — the highest Powerball jackpot in...
OJ Simpson lawyers say he is closer to freedom
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The latest high-stakes court hearing for O.J. Simpson in the glitzy capital of big gambles has come to a close with the former football star's defense team feeling confident that their client is closer...
'Trek' does $70.6M but falls short of studio hopes
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Star Trek: Into Darkness" has warped its way to a $70.6 million domestic launch from Friday to Sunday, though it's not setting any light-speed records with a debut that's lower than the studio's...
US gas prices up 11 cents over past 2 weeks
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 11 cents over the past two weeks. The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday says the price of a gallon of regular is $3.66....
What do we eat? New food map will tell us
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Do your kids love chocolate milk? It may have more calories on average than you thought. Same goes for soda. Until now, the only way to find out what people in the United States eat and how...
Hezbollah steps up Syria battle, Israel threatens more strikes
By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN (Reuters) - Lebanese Hezbollah militants attacked a Syrian rebel-held town alongside Syrian troops on Sunday and Israel threatened more attacks on Syria to rein the militia in, highl
Coast Guard to take testimony on Shell grounding
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Coast Guard will kick off hearings Monday on how a Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill barge used for Arctic Ocean exploratory drilling ended up aground off a remote Alaska island. The Kulluk was...
Leader of Toots and the Maytals injured at concert
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials say the leader of the reggae band Toots and the Maytals was injured when a 19-year-old man threw a bottle and hit the singer during a concert in Richmond. Police said Sunday the man has...
Analysis: Airline emissions deal may not come before EU deadline
By Allison Martell (Reuters) - Hope is fading for a global deal to regulate the airline industry's greenhouse gas emissions ahead of a fall deadline, even though failure could push the industry back to the brink
Ghosts of incinerator bond deal haunt Harrisburg election
By Hilary Russ (Reuters) - In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's cash-hungry capital city, local political battles are waged much as they are across the United States: with big personalities and bare-knuckled verbal bra
After crushing Mali Islamists, France pushes deal with Tuaregs
By David Lewis BAMAKO (Reuters) - After winning adulation across Mali for a five month military offensive that crushed al Qaeda fighters, France is now frustrating some of its allies by pushing for a political s
Cameron 'losing control' as rift with party core widens
By Mohammed Abbas LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron is "losing control of his party", Conservative Party grandee Geoffrey Howe said on Sunday, as a row raged over whether a close aide to Ca
Protesting Egyptian police block Israel border crossing
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police enraged by the kidnapping of seven of their colleagues by Islamist gunmen in the Sinai Peninsula blocked a commercial border crossing with Israel on Sunday to pressure the Cairo gove
France in talks with U.S., Israel to buy drones: minister
PARIS (Reuters) - France is in talks with the United States and Israel to buy intelligence-gathering drones to build up a modern fleet, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Sunday. France's existing hardw
North Korea fires short-range missiles for two days in a row
By Jane Chung SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired a short-range missile from its east coast on Sunday, a day after launching three of these missiles, a South Korean news agency said, ignoring calls for restraint
U.N. chief Ban says worried over North Korea missile launch
MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon voiced concern on Sunday over North Korea's launch of short-range missiles, urging Pyonyang to refrain from further launches and return to stalled nuclear talks w
$590M-plus Powerball: 1 winning ticket sold in Fla
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It's all about the odds, and one single ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery...
Lottery official: 1 winning ticket sold in Fla for record Powerball jackpot of more than $590M
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery official: 1 winning ticket sold in Fla for record Powerball jackpot of more than $590M. ...
Training push fails to halt military sexual assault crisis
By Tabassum Zakaria and David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Under pressure to fight sexual assault, the U.S. armed forces in recent years rolled out education programs about proper sexual conduct through meth
Danger and separation from families changing job of U.S. diplomats
By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When the Yemen-based branch of al Qaeda placed a bounty on her husband's head, Mary Feierstein learned of it from a friend who called and said, "You must be a mess!"
Today in History
Today is Sunday, May 19, the 139th day of 2013. There are 226 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On May 19, 1943, in his second wartime address to the U.S. Congress, British Prime Minister Winston...
Lottery officials estimate Powerball jackpot at $590.5M.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery officials estimate Powerball jackpot at $590.5M. ...
1 of 2 fires north of LA contained
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — One of two wildfires burning in the hills and mountains around Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles was fully contained Saturday and authorities were getting an upper hand on the second one. ...
FBI searches apartment in ricin letter case
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities in hazardous materials suits searched a downtown Spokane apartment Saturday, investigating the recent discovery of a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin. Few details...
No Triple Crown: Oxbow upsets Orb at Preakness
BALTIMORE (AP) — Right from the start, a horse trained by one not so over-the-hill Hall of Famer and ridden by another took control of the Preakness. The result: a huge upset and the end of any hopes for a Triple Crown...
Two men charged with killing Malcolm X grandson
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Two men arrested in the fatal beating of the grandson of U.S. civil rights activist Malcolm X were sent to prison on Saturday to await trial, a Mexico City court spokesman said. David Her
Up to 60 injured after car drives into Va. parade
DAMASCUS, Va. (AP) — An elderly driver plowed into dozens of hikers marching in a Saturday parade in a small Virginia mountain town and investigators were looking into whether he suffered a medical emergency before the...
Los Angeles mayoral race narrows, latest opinion poll shows
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - City Councilman Eric Garcetti leads City Controller Wendy Greuel by 7 percentage points in a tightening race for mayor of Los Angeles, according to the latest opinion
Official: Broken rail eyed in Conn. train crash
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The commuter train derailment and collision that left dozens injured outside New York City was not the result of foul play, officials said Saturday, but a fractured section of rail is being...
Dozens injured as car plows through parade in Virginia
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Virginia (Reuters) - A car driven by an elderly man who may have lost consciousness plowed through a small-town parade of hiking enthusiasts in southwestern Virginia on Saturday, inju
Alaska volcano shoots lava up hundreds of feet
Alaska's remote Pavlof Volcano was shooting lava hundreds of feet into the air, but its ash plume was thinning Saturday and no longer making it dangerous for airplanes to fly nearby. A narrow ash plume extends a couple...