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Police: 3 kids found locked in back of U-Haul carrying drugs

Authorities say three children have been rescued from the back of a U-Haul truck that was carrying drugs in Tennessee, and three North Carolinians have been charged in the case

Europe melts under Sahara heat wave, smashes heat records

Nissan to slash 12,500 jobs to cut costs, achieve turnaround

Judge blocks Trump asylum restrictions at US-Mexico border

Allergan recalls textured breast implant tied to rare cancer

Documents: $6 million paid to Armstrong family in wrongful death

Teen activists score mental health days for Oregon students

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Esper is sworn in as defense secretary to succeed Mattis

Disney worker punched in face by angry Tower of Terror rider

NC police wait downstream for wanted Tiki bar cook trying to swim to freedom

City hopes ‘Baby Shark’ song will drive homeless away

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens passes away at 99

Ethiopian pilot pleaded for training weeks before Max crash

Lonnie Bunch to become Smithsonian Institution’s first African American leader

Bunch becomes the first African American to lead the Smithsonian, beginning his new position June 16.

MacKenzie Bezos pledges half her fortune to charity

The ex-wife of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos finalized her divorce in April and reportedly got a stake in the online shopping giant worth over $35 billion.

Bart Starr, 1960s Green Bay quarterback, dies at 85

The Packers announced Sunday that Starr had died, citing his family. He had been in failing health since suffering a serious stroke in 2014.

Magnitude 8 earthquake strikes Amazon jungle in Peru

The quake struck at 2:41 a.m. and was centered 47 miles (75 kilometers) south-southeast of the village of Lagunas and 57 miles (92 kilometers) east of the larger town of Yurimaguas. The epicenter was 68 miles (110 kilometers) below the surface.

Man accused of stealing a woman’s heart, then her money

West Point to graduate record number of black female cadets

Mnuchin says Harriet Tubman $20 bill design delayed past 2020

Michael Avenatti charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels

3 handwritten wills found in Aretha Franklin’s home

Lifer inmates excluded from Washington ‘3 strikes’ change

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.

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.

Obesity surgery benefits may be bigger for teens than adults

"Almost 6% of adolescents in the United States are severely obese, and bariatric surgery is now the only successful, long-term treatment option" for them, researchers say.

Comedy actor Tim Conway dies at age 85

Conway won several Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for his work. In 1989, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Supreme Court allows consumers antitrust suit against Apple

Apple charges a 30% commission to software developers whose more than 2 million apps are sold through Apple's App Store, and iPhone users who must purchase software for their smartphones exclusively through the App Store bear that cost in turn.

Hollywood legend Doris Day dies at age 97

Doris Day was a renowned singer and actress, who retired in her 50s to focus on her life's passion, animal welfare.

5 years later, officer faces reckoning for chokehold death

Gwen Carr's first born succumbed to cardiac arrest after a white officer wearing plainclothes, Daniel Pantaleo, restrained her 34-year-old son, Eric Garner with what she contends is an illegal chokehold and what Pantaleo's lawyer argues is an approved technique.

Peggy Lipton, ‘Mod Squad’ and ‘Twin Peaks’ star, dies at 72

Lipton died surrounded by her family, her daughters, Rashida and Kidada Jones, said in a statement.

‘You don’t bite other puppies, idiot!’: Video shows doggy daycare owner hitting dog with stick

The woman said she never actually hit the dog and that she was using a bendable plastic tube.

Parent sues school district after son trapped, dragged in school bus door

The parent filed a lawsuit claiming the bus driver racially targeted her son. The bus driver, John Naisbitt, is employed by the school district.

High school student teaches police sign language

Catherine Fitzgerald, a senior at Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School in South Easton, is teaching the Mansfield Police Department some sign language. (Source: WJAR/CNN)

Mom accused of doing drugs, passing out in front of kids

Sarah Parker, 32, is facing charged of child neglect resulting in injury. Police say her 2- and 3-year-old kids were in the bathroom with her when she passed out.

R. Kelly’s lawyer demands Avenatti texts, emails at hearing

At a court hearing, Kelly’s attorney reiterated his demand for any communications between Michael Avenatti and Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office regarding the R&B star.

Mother sues Etsy after son was fatally strangled by teething necklace purchased on site

Danielle Morin’s son Deacon was strangled by a necklace he was wearing. The necklace was given to his mother as a gift by a close friend who purchased it on the website.

US pregnancy deaths up, and report says most are preventable

Bleeding and infections used to cause most pregnancy-related deaths, but heart-related problems do now.

7-year-old boy claims teacher choked him for laughing at joke, authorities investigating

Kayden Berry said he laughed and his teacher choked and hit him. He’s been placed under in-school suspension while the case is under investigation.

Georgia’s Republican Gov. Kemp signs early abortion ban

The bill will ban abortions at around six weeks of pregnancy.

Democrats set contempt vote for Barr over Mueller report

A House committee is poised to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress — the opening salvo in what could be a lengthy, acrimonious court battle between House Democrats and President Donald Trump’s administration over special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

Americans might love Cinco de Mayo, but few know what they’re celebrating

While more and more Americans take part in the festivities, few know what Cinco de Mayo commemorates. One survey found that only 10% of Americans could describe the holiday’s origins.

Death toll expected to rise to 4 in Illinois silicone plant explosion

The Friday night explosion occurred at AB Specialty Silicones in Waukegan, IL, 50 miles north of Chicago.

Maximum Security disqualified; Country House wins the Kentucky Derby

Country House was declared the winner after Maximum Security was disqualified.

Vivimed Life Sciences recalls losartan potassium tablets after detecting impurity

Vivimed is recalling 19 lots of its product, which is produced by Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc in East Brunswick, NJ.

Landlord ordered to pay $675,000 for refusing to lease to Muslims

A father and son wanted to sublease a space. The landlord, Katina Gatchis, denied them and made racist comments. Now she has to pay.

Family devastated after cemetery loses loved one’s body

The family of George Johnson said the Hamden Plains Cemetery relocated his body without notice. The body is now lost, according to the family.

Justice Clarence Thomas’ moment may be now, some experts say

Clarence Thomas has been a Supreme Court Justice for nearly 30 years. He is the longest serving member of the court.

Ex-Trump aide on board of company that detains migrant kids

Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly joins the board of Caliburn International which operates the largest facility for migrant children in the country.

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Premature newborn dropped on head in delivery room

Derrick and Monique Rodgers want answers from Chandler Regional Medical Center in the Phoenix suburbs. An ultrasound revealed baby Morgan has a small hemorrhage of the brain.

NYPD helicopter rescues elderly man sinking into marsh

The man was on his way to a doctor’s appointment when he decided to take a shortcut he used as a child.

Woman killed in botched Houston drug raid had no heroin in system, autopsy report finds

Rhogena Nicholas and her husband Dennis Tuttle were killed in a gun battle while serving a search warrant in January. Police claimed they were heroin dealers.

Bay of Pigs vet released from prison after serving longest non-violent marijuana offense term in US history

Antonio Bascaro was released after serving 39 years in jail. His family now fears that he will be deported.

Scientology cruise ship quarantined in St. Lucia after report of measles on board

The island’s chief medical officer said no one is allowed off of the vessel.

GRAPHIC: Flying turtle smashes into car windshield

John Gardner was left with a $2,000 bill. Sadly, the turtle did not make it through the incident.

‘They’re disrespecting us,’ say sisters who found mother’s grave flooded

The Howell sisters said their mother bought four plots at Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago. The sisters are now trying to get their mother’s remains relocated.

‘She was everybody’s friend,’ says father of ex-UNI softball star fatally shot on highway

Micalla Rettinger was shot and killed Sunday. There is a $7,000 reward for anyone who can provide police with information that leads to an arrest.

Deputies arrest hitchhiker accused of stealing car from man paying him for sex

Paul Collins, 26, is charged with theft by unlawful taking, fleeing or evading police on foot and a court bench warrant. His victim, Ronnie Helton, 71, is charged with solicitation.

Families frustrated after discovering 220 grave sites relocated without notice

The cemetery spokesperson said the graves are being relocated because of a collapsing creek bed.

DNA from cigarette butt leads to arrest in 1994 murder

Police have charged Richard Knapp, 57, with first-degree murder in the death of Audrey Hoellein Frasier.

Clashes rock Venezuela as Guaido urges opposition uprising

Armored vehicles plowed into anti-government protesters as troops loyal to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro tried to restore order Tuesday after opposition leader Juan Guaidó took to the streets in a risky attempt to lead a military uprising against the embattled socialist.

Enigmatic Beluga whale off Norway so tame people can pet it

The whale is so comfortable with people, it swims to dock and retrieves rings thrown into the see. People suspect, the whale may have escaped a Russian military facility.

Former college softball player killed while driving home from work

Micalla Rettinger was fatally shot Sunday. Police say the shooting may have been accidental.

Woman attacked by bees after wind blows beehive off tree, onto her head

The woman was reportedly stung about 30 times. She’s expected to make a full recovery.

Trump hosts winning Baylor women’s basketball team

The Lady Bears, who beat Notre Dame 82-81 earlier this month, were served fast food from Wendy's, McDonald's and Burger King in the State Dining Room — the same spread that other sports teams were served during their visits to the Trump White House.

Barr’s testimony to House on Mueller in doubt amid dispute

Barr is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday and the House panel Thursday.

Unraveling the mystery of whether cows fart

The Associated Press surveyed global experts on global warming on this question, as well as an author who wrote the definitive science book on gassy animals

Maine becomes latest state to replace Columbus day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Maine’s Gov Janet Mills singed the measure into law Friday.

Passenger shot, killed during Uber ride in Houston

The victim has been identified as James Grant Booker, 26. Authorities are still searching for a suspect.

Dog remains by dead owner’s side on hiking trail

Authorities said the 64-year-old man died from heart disease. Rescue crews found Daisy steadfast by the man’s side.

Be wary of robot emotions; ‘simulated love is never love’

When robots move like humans and talk like humans, even if only a little bit, it’s natural that we will treat them more like humans.

Man accused of operating sex trafficking ring from parents’ basement

If convicted Raymond Rodio could face 25 years in prison. Prosecutors allege Rodio used social media to recruit 20 women to have sex for money. His parents said he had a drug problem and deny prosecution allegations.

Thieves distract store clerk, steal $500 worth of cognac

Surveillance video captured the entire incident. Authorities are still searching for suspects.

John Singleton of ‘Boys N the Hood’ in coma after stroke

In 1992, Singleton became the youngest person, and the first African American, to ever be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director.

Store clerk steals more than $100,000 in lottery scratchers, police say

Mantej Singh, 37, faces grand theft and embezzlement charges.

Blood-sucking ‘kissing bug’ reported throughout southern US, moving north

The insects, known as Triatomine bugs, attack humans by biting them in the face.

Houston girl dies after fight outside middle school

Kashala Francis was involved in a fight last Thursday. She was taken to the hospital Sunday where she later died.

Woman killed when she falls into meat grinder at work

Authorities say Greninger may have been standing on a set of wheeled stairs prior to the fatal accident.

Parents arrested after children found in modified cribs secured like ‘dog crates’

Prosecutors have removed charges of child endangerment. Mercadies Irene Williams and Ramon Alberto Zendejas still face misdemeanor meth possession and firearms charges. Both are held on $10,000 bail.

Man arrested after impersonating ICE agent, taking cash from construction workers, deputies say

Patrick Mullany would handcuff workers inside homes and allegedly take money for fees. He is facing charges of robbery, false imprisonment and impersonating a police officer.