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Storm safe rooms as a wedding gift? Sure, in Tornado Alley
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Never mind toasters, blenders and slow cookers. Joplin, Missouri, tornado survivors Kayla and Ricky Smith had a more practical request for a wedding gift - shelter from the next big storm.... 5/29/2016 2:34 PM

Parishioners to leave closed church after 11-year protest
SCITUATE, Mass. (AP) -- For more than 11 years, a core group of about 100 die-hard parishioners of St. Frances X. Cabrini Church have kept their beloved parish open by maintaining an around-the-clock vigil in a peaceful protest of a decision by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston to close it.... 5/29/2016 10:38 AM

Storm reaches South Carolina shore
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Tropical Depression Bonnie reached the South Carolina coast early Sunday, bringing heavy rain and rough tides to an area packed with tourists for the Memorial Day weekend.... 5/29/2016 1:44 PM

3 people still missing after floods in Kansas and Texas
HOUSTON (AP) -- At least three people were still missing Sunday after being swept away in Texas and Kansas, and slowly rising rivers in southeast Texas have led to numerous evacuations, including two prisons.... 5/29/2016 2:01 PM

As charters grow, public schools see sharp enrollment drop
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Standing before the Los Angeles Unified School Board, Susan Zoller delivered a startling assessment: More than 100,000 students in the nation's second-largest district were now enrolled in charters, draining more than $500 million from the budget in a single academic year.... 5/29/2016 3:20 PM

Suspect arrested after Georgia deputy shot during in face
ATLANTA (AP) -- A suspect was arrested after a sheriff's deputy was shot in the face during a traffic stop south of Atlanta, Georgia authorities said.... 5/29/2016 5:39 AM

Schools preparing for the worst, with active shooter drills
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) -- "Lockdown, lockdown, lockdown. This is a drill."... 5/28/2016 1:49 PM

Veterans sites in California, Kentucky, Virginia damaged
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Memorials to veterans in a Los Angeles neighborhood and a town in Kentucky, as well as a Civil War veterans cemetery in Virginia, were damaged as the nation prepares to mark Memorial Day, officials said.... 5/29/2016 6:48 AM

Taxpayers to foot bill for Arpaio's defiance of court order
PHOENIX (AP) -- Taxpayers already on the hook for $54 million in a racial profiling case against the longtime sheriff of metro Phoenix are about to get walloped with another worrisome cost.... 5/28/2016 4:08 PM

Slain Utah rail worker's family offers forgiveness to killer
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Hundreds of family, friends and colleagues remembered a slain Utah rail worker Saturday while also offering forgiveness to his killer.... 5/29/2016 6:41 AM



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