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In this photo provided by Burt Osteen, glass is scattered around a toppled basketball hoop after a waterspout made landfall at Fort Lauderdale Beach, Fla. on Monday, May 25, 2015. Authorities say three children were injured when the waterspout uprooted a bounce house and sent it across a parking lot into the road. (Burt Osteen via AP)

Police: 3 kids injured when waterspout uproots bounce house

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A waterspout uprooted an inflatable bounce house with three children inside it on a South Florida beach yesterday, but the children were ejected before it flew above palm trees across four lanes of traffic into a parking lot, the police said. All three children were tossed to the sand while another unoccupied bounce house nearby also took flight westward over …

Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border yesterday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant away from its mother. At least 13 people were killed, authorities said. In Texas, 12 people were reported missing after the vacation home they were staying in was swept away by rushing …

Cleveland reaches deal with Justice on policing

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations by the police department, and the agreement could be announced as soon as today, a senior federal law enforcement official said. The official was not authorized to speak publicly of the settlement ahead of the official announcement and spoke yesterday …

Days after Waco, South Carolina braces for bikers

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hundreds of thousands of bikers are expected to descend on South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach area this Memorial Day weekend – and when they do, they’ll be met with beefed-up security. Locals say there are rarely problems during the …

Malaysia orders sea search-and-rescue for migrants

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Four Malaysian navy ships began searching the seas for stranded boat people yesterday in the first official rescue operation since desperate migrants started washing onto Southeast Asia’s shores, and the United States military gave the first indication it …

Prosecutor: 6 officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray

Thursday, May 21, 2015

All six officers charged in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray were indicted by a grand jury, a prosecutor said yesterday. The indictments were very similar to the charges Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced about three weeks …

License Revocations

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The director of motor vehicles released the following list of driving while intoxicated license revocations. ∎ Jeffrey F. Sapier, 36, of Allenstown ∎ Chad W. Larochelle, 25, of Alton ∎ Thomas W. Beckwith, 54, of Concord ∎ Matthew T. Caldwell, 35, of Concord ∎ Christine E. Graves, 27, of Concord ∎ Todd Paris, 45, …

Waco restaurant video shows bikers, others seeking cover

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

As gunfire broke out in the parking lot of a Texas restaurant, dozens of motorcycle riders ran inside seeking cover and tried to guide others to safety, security video reviewed exclusively by The Associated Press showed yesterday. The …

Capitol cops get bathroom training after guns left in toilet

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Capitol Police officers are getting training after officers accidentally left their guns in the Capitol’s public bathrooms three times this year. One gun was found by a child. “We are now providing additional training on what to do …

Smart meter debate back before Maine supreme court

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The debate over the safety of so-called smart meters installed by Central Maine Power is going back before the state Supreme Court, setting up a legal clash over regulators’ conclusion that they pose no risk. Opponents are challenging a December conclusion by the Maine Public Utilities Commission that …

Motorcycle gang shootout started with parking dispute

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A deadly weekend shootout involving rival motorcycle gangs apparently began with a parking dispute and someone running over a gang member’s foot, the police said yesterday. Waco police Sgt. Patrick Swanton said an uninvited group appeared for Sunday’s …

Robert Breest’s attorneys say DNA undermines state’s claim he acted alone in 1971 murder of Susan Randall

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Robert Breest shuffled into a Concord courtroom yesterday, 42 years older and not an ounce less adamant of his innocence. Since 1973, he has tried time and again to prove he was wrongly convicted of murdering 18-year-old Susan …

Police investigate after teen shoots friend through window

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Authorities are considering whether to bring criminal charges against a Montana 17-year-old who fired a bullet through his bedroom window, killing his friend in a case an investigator has described as an accident. The unidentified suspect had been …