hannon Richardson is placed into a Titus County Sheriff's car after an initial appearance Friday, June 7, 2013 at the federal building Texarkana, Texas. The FBI says Shannon Richardson admitted sending ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but only after trying to pin it on her husband. ((AP Photo/The Texarkana Gazette, Curt Youngblood)

Texas actress charged in Obama ricin threat

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas woman who told FBI agents her husband had sent ricin-tainted letters to the president and New York City’s mayor has been arrested. Two U.S. law enforcement officials say Shannon Richardson of New Boston,…
This image provided by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's office shows the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center booking photo of Ariel Castro, 52, after he was ordered to be held on $8 million bail Thursday, May 9, 2013, in Cleveland. Castro, a former school bus driver, is accused of imprisoning three young women and beating them repeatedly over a decade in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Cuyahoga County)

Ohio man faces 329 charges in missing women case

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man accused of holding three women captive in his home for a decade has been indicted on 329 charges including kidnapping and rape, prosecutors said. A Cuyahoga County grand jury returned the indictment Friday…
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Gunman shoots at vehicles near Calif. college

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — A shooting has been reported near the campus of Southern California’s Santa Monica College. Santa Monica police Sgt. Rudy Flores says several victims are down and the shooter is also believed to be…
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Search goes on after Pa. building collapse kills 6

As a bulldozer began to clear away the debris of a collapsed building that killed six people, city officials said a search for the dead and injured was nearly complete Thursday and an investigation had already begun to determine how a relatively commonplace demolition job could have gone so wrong.…
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Sebelius: Pa. girl on waiting list for adult lung

WASHINGTON (AP) — The organ transplant network has placed a dying 10-year-old girl on the adult waiting list for a donated lung, complying with a judge’s unusual order. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday that…
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Technicolor star Esther Williams dies at age 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Esther Williams, the swimming champion turned actress who starred in glittering and aquatic Technicolor musicals of the 1940s and 1950s, has died. She was 91. Williams’s died early Thursday in her sleep, according to…
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Okla. death toll rises to 20 after tornado, floods

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma medical examiner’s office says the death toll from tornadoes and subsequent flooding late last week has reached 20. The agency said Wednesday that the additional victim was a girl who died in…
Houston Mayor Annise Parker walks in the Firefighter's memorial procession Wednesday, June 5, 2013 in Houston. As many as 40,000 people are expected to remember the four firefighters who died Friday, the deadliest day in the Houston Fire Department’s 118-year history. Killed in the fire when the motel structure collapsed were Capt. Matthew Renaud, 35, engineer operator Robert Bebee, 41, firefighter Robert Garner, 29, and Anne Sullivan, 24, a probationary firefighter who had graduated in April from the Houston Fire Department Academy. (AP Photo/Michael Stravato)

Somber crowd gathers to honor Texas firefighters

HOUSTON (AP) — Firefighters from Texas and across the nation are joining their colleagues in Houston at a memorial service for four Houston firefighters killed last week in a five-alarm motel fire. As many as 40,000 people were…
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Pa. building collapses, people believed trapped

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Emergency crews are at the scene of a building collapse in Philadelphia, and the fire commissioner says as many as eight to 10 people are believed trapped in the rubble. Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers says…
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Judge accepts insanity plea in Colo. shooting case

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The suspect in the Colorado theater massacre could enter his long-expected insanity plea, or the case could veer off on another tangent as his lawyers seek the strongest possible defense. The judge has indicated…
A member of a security team, left, talks with a local resident   amid the rubble of destroyed homes,  Tuesday May 21, 2013 in Moore, Okla.  Monday a massive tornado moved through Moore, Okla., flattening entire neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

UA studying Oklahoma tornado

Researchers from the University of Alabama are part of a team studying the deadly tornado that struck Moore, Okla., last month.…
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Deadly Okla. tornado widest on record, rare EF5

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service says the deadly tornado that struck near Oklahoma City late last week was another top-of-the-scale EF5 that packed winds reaching 295 mph. The weather service also says the twister’s 2.6-mile…
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7 hurt in explosion at suburban NYC college

NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — An explosion in a college campus building north of New York City blew out windows, and officials say there are reports of injuries. The explosion at Nyack (NY’-ak) College happened just before noon. A…
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Tornado donations ramp up again

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Containment of Calif. fire doubles to 40 percent

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 3,000 people from some 700 homes are under evacuation orders as a wildfire north of Los Angeles kept growing, feeding on old, dry brush, some of which hadn’t burned in decades. The blaze…