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Cops investigate boy's entry into exhibit, gorilla's killing
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Police said Tuesday they were investigating the circumstances surrounding a 4-year-old boy entering a gorilla's exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo and the animal being shot to death to protect the child. A federal investigation is also planned.... 5/31/2016 6:40 PM

After San Bernardino, crisis counselor faces her own grief
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Crisis counselor Mandy Pifer has spent the last six years comforting people in the aftermath of death, including a woman whose sister killed herself with an electric chainsaw and an 8-year-old girl who found her mother shot to death on their couch.... 5/31/2016 5:58 PM

Actor convicted of 2nd-degree murder in killing of wife
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A jury on Tuesday convicted an actor who played a police officer on TV of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife that was partially witnessed by their two young sons.... 5/31/2016 7:38 PM

Shark attack wound is 'very obviously a mouth,' doctors say
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Surgeons repaired one massive bite wound from a shark that shredded a 52-year-old woman's arm and torso in an attack that has shut down popular Southern California beaches for days, hospital officials said Tuesday.... 5/31/2016 7:10 PM

Already hurting for doctors, Louisiana could lose even more
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Bahnsen Miller understands the challenges - and the damages - of Louisiana's budget woes firsthand. You can't ignore them if you've been in one of the state's doctor training programs, constantly at risk of calamity.... 5/31/2016 6:06 PM

Swollen river feeds flooding near Houston as residents flee
RICHMOND, Texas (AP) -- Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties were bracing for more flooding Tuesday along a river that had reached a record-high crest just two years after it had run dry in places because of drought.... 5/31/2016 7:20 PM

Police departments begin to reward restraint tactics
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A few police agencies in the U.S. have begun rewarding officers for showing restraint in the line of duty, putting the tactic on par with bravery.... 5/31/2016 4:47 PM

150 years after Memphis massacre, marker shows struggle
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The simple marker tells the story of one of the darkest episodes in this city's history, the three-day run of violence known as the Memphis massacre.... 5/31/2016 6:34 PM

Family: California veteran behind Houston shooting rampage
HOUSTON (AP) -- A gunman who killed one person and wounded several others during a weekend attack that began at a Houston auto detail shop was an Army veteran from California who was haunted by his deployment in Afghanistan, his relatives said.... 5/31/2016 6:12 PM

Idaho father takes pregnant teen daughter to marry rapist
ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) -- An Idaho man will spend about four months in jail for taking his 14-year-old daughter to Missouri to marry a 24-year-old man who raped and impregnated her.... 5/31/2016 8:06 PM



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