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Residents brace for more flooding as Texas river crests
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Residents of some rural southeast Texas counties braced for more flooding on Monday along a river that is expected to crest at a record level just two years after it had run dry in places because of drought.... 5/30/2016 9:36 PM

Cincinnati Zoo director defends killing gorilla to save boy
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Cincinnati Zoo's director on Monday defended the decision to kill a gorilla to protect a 4-year-old boy who entered its exhibit, noting it's easy to second-guess after the child was recovered safely.... 5/30/2016 10:13 PM

Few Memorial Day airport headaches, most wait times bearable
MIAMI (AP) -- Travelers who had braced for long lines and long waits were instead moving through most U.S. airports fairly quickly Monday, as the busy Memorial Day travel weekend drew to close.... 5/30/2016 11:08 PM

Rape allegation, race, glare of national media divide town
DIETRICH, Idaho (AP) -- Teaching her children how to peacefully respond to racist comments in a tiny Idaho town was not new for the mother of 20 adopted children, many of whom are black. She often found herself echoing the virtues taught in Dietrich's only church.... 5/30/2016 5:47 PM

Uncharted waters: Restoring deep Gulf fouled by BP spill
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Far offshore and a mile deep in the dark world below the Gulf of Mexico's gleaming surface, the catastrophic BP oil spill of 2010 did untold damage on the ocean floor. But scientists are unsure they can do much to heal places in the deep that were hurt the most as they undertake what's being called the largest ecosystem restoration effort ever.... 5/30/2016 2:02 PM

Military veteran finds a mission nursing fellow vets at VA
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Nursing assistant Tom Alligood wears camouflage scrubs during his emergency room shifts at the Dorn VA hospital because he says it helps other veteran patients realize they've "walked over the same dirt," the 62-year-old former Army tanker says.... 5/30/2016 12:28 PM

Striking Verizon workers to return Wednesday; deal inked
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that includes 1,300 new call center jobs and nearly 11 percent in raises over four years but also makes health care plan changes to save the company money, the company and unions said Monday.... 5/30/2016 7:36 PM

Anthropologist follows trail of century-old hobo graffiti
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Anthropologist Susan Phillips had spent a career examining the graffiti that covers urban walls, bridges and freeway overpasses.... 5/30/2016 5:09 PM

Tropical Depression Bonnie dissipates after heavy rains
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Tropical Depression Bonnie and its heavy rains dissipated over South Carolina on Monday, as a wet Memorial Day holiday weekend comes to an end in the area.... 5/30/2016 7:06 PM

Experimental installations put the social in social science
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The truck-size metal container sitting in a downtown park here isn't meant to raise awareness about the global shipping industry, though it may nudge some people's curiosity in that direction.... 5/30/2016 8:44 PM



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