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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.

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

Judge refuses to block Trump bank subpoenas

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  ‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh to be released

Michael Avenatti charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels

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

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

NY puts Democrats a step closer to getting Trump tax returns

Zoo euthanizes flamingo after child hits it with rock

  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

Round 2 of the president's consultations with congressional Democrats on infrastructure went bust in a flash.

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

Netflix: What’s coming and going in June

3 handwritten wills found in Aretha Franklin’s home

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

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

  Massachusetts worker shocked by power lines after falling from bucket truck

  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.

  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.

  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.

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.

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.

  ‘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.