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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 6:06 PM

The Latest: 'Shield' actor convicted of 2nd-degree murder
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Latest on the murder trial of actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer on the TV series "The Shield." (all times local):... 5/31/2016 5:57 PM

Swollen river feeds flooding near Houston as residents flee
FORT WORTH, 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 5:13 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

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

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

6 killed, dozens wounded over bloody Chicago holiday weekend
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago rung in the unofficial start to summer with dozens of shootings that killed six people and wounded 56 others over Memorial Day weekend.... 5/31/2016 3:43 PM

High court will hear State Farm appeal in Katrina fraud case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court will consider whether to overturn a jury verdict against State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. in a whistleblower case alleging fraud against the U.S. government after 2005's Hurricane Katrina.... 5/31/2016 1:39 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

Sisters diagnosed weeks apart fight breast cancer together
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two Utah sisters grew up in the same bedroom, went to the same college, worked for almost a decade at the same company and have visited over 50 countries side by side. Now every three weeks, they sit together in matching chairs and chat as their bodies are pumped full of chemotherapy drugs.... 5/31/2016 7:15 AM

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