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Jim Bunning, Hall of Fame pitcher and ex-U.S. senator, dies

The staunchly conservative Kentucky Republican brought his no-nonsense competitiveness from the baseball diamond to the halls of Congress.

      

 

 

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Pit bull bites, kills 3-week-old girl in Michigan

A pit bull bit the head of a 3-week-old Michigan girl, fatally injuring infant just minutes after an adult checked on her.

      

 

 

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Ga. father tells Ariana Grande 'take care of you first' in touching letter

A Georgia father of three girls told the pop star, “You don’t have a dadgum thing to apologize for.”

      

 

 

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Police identify suspect in fatal 'hate speech' train stabbing

Two people were killed and another was injured in a stabbing on a train in Portland after a man began yelling racist remarks at two women who are believed to be Muslim.

      

 

 

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'Gator shotgun': 2 charged after pouring beer down alligator's throat

Two men admitted to law enforcement they poured beer down the throat of a small alligator on Wednesday.

      

 

 

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Families of World War II MIAs sue to identify remains

Families of seven military members killed in the Philippines in World War II sued the government Friday to get their loved ones’ remains identified and returned home for burial.

      

 

 

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2 children dead after being locked in hot car in Texas

Two children died Friday after being locked in a hot car in Texas on a day when temperatures reached 96 degrees, authorities say.

      

 

 

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Climate change is causing a nightmare — lost sleep

Climate change is even getting in the way of a decent night’s sleep. Hotter nighttime temperatures are disrupting sleep patterns, a new study finds, with more sleep lost in the summer and among elderly and lower-income Americans.

      

 

 

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7th grader mocked as 'most likely to become terrorist'

The girl said other teachers laughed as a teacher handed her the mock award.

      

 

 

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Alabama executes inmate after Supreme Court denies stay

Thomas Arthur could have had nine lives, but the justices ended his run of legal luck

      

 

 

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Today in History for May 26th

Highlights of this day in history: Allied troops begin their evacuation from Dunkirk, France; President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial ends with his acquittal; Actor John Wayne; Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie marry. (May 26)

      

 

 

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Feds Indict 21 in Minn. Sex Trafficking Case

Twenty-one people have been indicted in what authorities are calling a sophisticated sex-trafficking ring that brought hundreds of women from Thailand to the U.S. and forced them to work as prostitutes. (May 25)

      

 

 

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Sanders: Rich get richer under Trump budget plan

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders challenged President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for next year, saying it slashes programs for needy Americans across the country, while giving massive tax breaks to the wealthy. (May 25)

      

 

 

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Father of 'Serial Street Shooter' suspect has ties to Mexican pop music and 'Breaking Bad'

Father of suspect in ‘Serial Street Shooter’ case in Phoenix has ties to Mexican pop music and ‘Breaking Bad.’

      

 

 

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Montana GOP candidate cited after reporter alleged he was ‘body slammed’

A reporter for the Guardian was allegedly assaulted by Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate in the Montana U.S. House race, the reporter said via Twitter.

      

 

 

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Cosby Leaves Pittsburgh Courthouse

All 12 jurors and six alternates have been chosen for the Pennsylvania jury that will hear Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial. Leaving the Pittsburgh courthouse Wednesday evening, Cosby thanked local residents and fans. (May 24)

      

 

 

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Pope, Trump set aside differences during meeting

President Donald Trump met with Pope Francis at The Vatican on Wednesday. As AP Reporter Nicole Winfeld explains, the two leaders set aside their differences to broadcast a tone of peace. (May 24)

      

 

 

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Children and fatal shootings

Children under age 12 die from gun accidents in the United States about once a week, on average. Almost every death begins with the same basic circumstances: an unsecured and loaded gun, a guardian’s lapse in attention.

      

 

 

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S.C. man accused of serial killings back in court on Friday

Todd Kohlhepp, charged with seven counts of murder, confessed to the killings last year.

      

 

 

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Trump budget could expand definition of 'sanctuary city'

The change in federal law would have to be approved by Congress before it could take effect.

      

 

 

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