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  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.

Washington is 1st state to allow composting of human bodies

New federal charges filed in California synagogue shooting

Man indicted in fatal shooting of rapper Nipsey Hussle

  Attorneys: Ohio State needs to reveal who knew about abuse

Beach officials urge caution after Portuguese man o’ war discovered on Hilton Head beach

Thousands sign petition to make Danny Devito next Wolverine

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Local LGBTQ groups react to fatal shooting of transgender woman

Lifer inmates excluded from Washington ‘3 strikes’ change

US Postal Service testing self-driving trucks

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

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

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

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

  Beto O’Rourke adjusts campaign strategy

  Baby cut from missing teen’s womb opens eyes

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

  Students protest Catholic high school’s skirt ban

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

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.

  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.

  Ohio middle schoolers accused of putting bodily fluids on teachers’ food

Authorities say testing is being done to identify what substances were involved in the alleged incident. No charges have been filed.

  Man, 63, amputates own leg to save self from farming accident

Currently undergoing rehabilitation, the 63-year-old hopes to get a prosthetic leg and return to farming as soon as possible.

  North Carolina class teaches kids as young as six how to use guns

The children spend four hours, both in classroom time, and shooting.

Warriors beat Blazers 119-117 in OT for NBA Finals berth

The Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the fifth straight year with a 119-117 victory to sweep the Portland Trail Blazers.

  Tornadoes, storms in the Plains not as bad as feared

More than a dozen sightings of tornadoes were reported in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and Missouri, but they were in sparsely populated areas.

Cohen claims Trump lawyer shaped false statement to Congress

President Donald Trump's former fixer, Michael Cohen, told Congress it was Trump's personal attorney, Jay Sekulow, who suggested he tell lawmakers that the negotiations for Trump Tower Moscow ended in January 2016, even though they continued for months after that.

  Reports: Iran quadruples production of enriched uranium

Iran quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran's atomic program, nuclear officials said Monday, just after President Donald Trump and Iran's foreign minister traded threats and taunts on Twitter.

  Ex-White House lawyer won’t testify after Trump direction

President Donald Trump directed his former White House Counsel Don McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena Monday, citing a Justice Department legal opinion that maintains McGahn would have immunity from testifying about his work as a close Trump adviser.

Man pleads guilty to taking lemur from California zoo

Federal prosecutors say a man has agreed to plead guilty to stealing a ring-tailed lemur from a Southern California zoo.

Hank Williams, Jr. searching for shotgun lost in Alabama

Hank Williams, Jr. is asking for your help in finding a family heirloom.

Whole Foods to ban plastic straws and use smaller produce bags

Whole Foods will launch several initiatives to use less plastic, which includes getting rid of plastic straws and using smaller produce bags.

Vienna Beef recalls thousands of pounds of hot dogs

The franks may be contaminated with bits of metal.

Judge sides with Congress over Trump in demands for records

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta said Trump cannot block a House subpoena of financial records.

  Rescuers finally persuade Eiffel Tower climber to come down

The Eiffel Tower was evacuated and closed down Monday after a man scaled nearly to the top of the Paris monument and refused to come down for several hours.

  Chicago police seek suspect in arson attempt at synagogue

Chicago police are stepping up patrols at synagogues as well as Jewish schools and businesses after an attempted arson at a synagogue and vandalism near others.

  Overprocessed foods add 500 calories to your diet every day, causing weight gain

A shocking 61% of American adults get their total diet from ultraprocessed foods, according to the study published in the journal Cell Metabolism.

5th migrant child dies after detention by Border Patrol

The U.S. government says a 16-year-old Guatemalan died Monday at a Border Patrol station in South Texas, the fifth death of a migrant child apprehended by border agents since December.

Judge: Parents of dead West Point cadet can use his sperm

The parents of a 21-year-old West Point cadet fatally injured in a skiing accident can use his frozen sperm to produce a child, a judge ruled while noting potential ethical considerations.

  Texas transgender woman seen in videotaped attack found dead

A transgender woman was found slain in a Dallas street over the weekend, authorities said, a month after a cellphone video showed her being brutally beaten in a separate case police said they investigated as a hate crime.

  FCC chairman backs T-Mobile-Sprint deal in key endorsement

While FCC Chair Ajit Pai's backing is important, further steps remain. The full commission of three Republicans and two Democrats must still vote, and the Justice Department must also clear it.

KY man finds unlicensed bears behind wheel of car

An Owensboro barber’s wild experience last week is gaining some attention on Facebook.

  ‘Game of Thrones': Water bottles join coffee cup in guest-starring roles

The series finale of “Game of Thrones” treated fans to another visual faux pas as two modern-day water bottles showed up in one of the scenes.

  Son moves up wedding so dying mom can attend

Eloise Shuck, a resident at the North Platte Care Center, has a terminal diagnosis of stomach cancer. Her son had originally planned for a September wedding but moved it up so she could attend.

  Ford sees twisting road ahead, cuts 7,000 white-collar jobs

The major revamp, which had been under way since last year, will save about $600 million per year by eliminating bureaucracy and increasing the number of workers reporting to each manager.

Man exposed himself to 2 young boys, police say

Police say the man walked up to the children and exposed himself before running off.

$12 million worth of cocaine bound for US seized in Guatemala

Authorities said they believe the drugs arrived at Guatemala by sea, and were then going to be taken to Mexico, with the U.S. as its final destination.

  GA toddler dies after ‘heinous’ child abuse

A 3-year-old victim died shortly after an investigation into a “heinous crime of child abuse” led to her parents’ arrest, according to the Albany Police Department (APD).

Celeb chef José Andrés calls fired cafeteria worker a ‘hero,’ says he has job openings

Bonnie Kimball was fired by a food supply vendor in March, a day after giving a free lunch to a student who couldn't pay.

  Speaker stuns 2019 Morehouse grads, to pay off student debt for entire class

Robert F. Smith, who received an honorary doctorate from Morehouse during the ceremony, had already announced a $1.5 million gift to the school. The pledge to eliminate student debt for the class of 2019 is estimated to be $40 million.

  Police officer designs new shoe to help first responders battling PTSD

Some proceeds from the shoe will go to The Code 9 Project, which focuses on getting all first responders and their families the training and support needed to help with post-traumatic stress disorder. Source: KGAN, HONOR AND RESPECT LLC, CODE 9 PROJECT, FACEBOOK, CNN)

Snapchat predator allegedly blackmailing teens for nude photos

Sutton Calahan, 17, couldn’t believe a recent message he got on Snapchat. He says it came from an unknown account.

  Two men charged after one urinates on memorial for N.J. boy who died of cancer, police say

Police charged two men after an investigation into a “disturbing” video that showed one suspect laughing as he urinated on a memorial for a 9-year-old boy who died of cancer.

And the winner of the ‘Game of Thrones’ is ...

While the results of the game were a split decision as they were in most other episodes in the show's eight seasons — the finale brought some clear winners, at least one clear loser, and a major upset.

  Sweden requests detention order for WikiLeaks’ Assange

Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson says if the Swedish court decided to detain Assange "on probable cause suspected for rape ... I will issue a European Arrest Warrant."

1 dead, 8 shot at high school graduation party in Alabama

Witnesses say the gunfire erupted after a fight between two women during a party that drew hundreds.

  Mother struck, dragged by own vehicle after son puts it in reverse, Mass. police say

When her son accidentally put the family SUV in reverse, the mother dove for the brake pedal but was pinned and run over by the vehicle.

Amid #MeToo, states debate teaching consent to kids

A debate is unfolding, as lawmakers, educators and teens themselves re-examine whether sex education should evolve to better address some of the issues raised by #MeToo.

  Hero coach vows to help solve gun violence after tackling would-be school shooter in Oregon

The coach and security guard tackled an 18-year-old student with a loaded shotgun and wrestled the weapon away before any shots could be fired.

11 people reported killed in gun attack at bar in Brazil

The G1 news website says police reported that seven gunmen opened fire on a bar. G1 says police also report one wounded in the attack.

  Stray bullet struck 7-year-old as he slept in car

Kamirion has undergone several surgeries and could need more.

  Man charged in abduction of 8-year-old Texas girl

Police say 51-year-old Michael Webb was arrested on an aggravated kidnapping charge. He is being held without bond.

Bomb hits tourist bus near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids, wounds 16

Egypt has battled Islamic militants for years in the Sinai Peninsula in an insurgency that has occasionally spilled over to the mainland, hitting minority Christians or tourists.

Van passenger impaled by tripod on California freeway

The man survived but with broken ribs and a partially punctured lung.

Tropical development possible in the Atlantic over next several days

An area of low pressure in the Atlantic is expected to form into a system several miles south of Bermuda in the next several days.

‘Baby Shark’ could help save lives, as middle schoolers learn to perform CPR to song

The catchy and popular tune “Baby Shark” helped make sure the students' chest compressions stayed on beat.

  Michigan GOP congressman says Trump conduct is ‘impeachable’

The congressman is the first member of Trump's party on Capitol Hill to accuse him of engaging in "impeachable conduct," stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

  8-year-old’s girl lip, cheek torn open in attack by dog visiting Calif. classroom

The 8-year-old’s family is taking legal action against the school district in hopes of banning dogs from classrooms.

Biden rejects Democrats’ anger in call for national unity

Facing thousands of voters in his native Pennsylvania for the second time as a 2020 contender, the former vice president offered a call for bipartisan unity that seemed far more aimed at a general election audience than the fiery Democratic activists most active in the presidential primary process.

Should Arabic numerals be taught in schools? Most Americans say no

CEO John Dick called the results “the saddest and funniest testament to American bigotry” CivicScience has seen in its results.

Country music star Travis Tritt involved in multi-vehicle crash that left two dead, others injured on Highway 22

Two people are dead following a multi-vehicle car crash on Highway 22 early Saturday morning.