Few Memorial Day travel headaches, most wait times bearable

MIAMI (AP) — Travelers who had braced for long lines and long waits were instead moving through most U.S. airports fairly quickly Monday, as the busy Memorial Day travel weekend drew to close….

Rape allegation, race, glare of national media divide town

DIETRICH, Idaho (AP) — Teaching her children how to peacefully respond to racist comments in a tiny Idaho town was not new for the mother of 20 adopted children, many of whom are black. She often found herself echoing the virtues taught in Dietrich's only church….

Anthropologist follows trail of century-old hobo graffiti

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthropologist Susan Phillips had spent a career examining the graffiti that covers urban walls, bridges and freeway overpasses….

Vigil planned at Cincinnati Zoo in tribute to slain gorilla

CINCINNATI (AP) — Animal rights activists plan a Memorial Day vigil for the gorilla killed at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 4-year-old boy slipped into an exhibit and a special zoo response team concluded his life was in danger….

Experimental installations put the social in social science

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The truck-size metal container sitting in a downtown park here isn't meant to raise awareness about the global shipping industry, though it may nudge some people's curiosity in that direction….

Uncharted waters: Restoring deep Gulf fouled by BP spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Far offshore and a mile deep in the dark world below the Gulf of Mexico's gleaming surface, the catastrophic BP oil spill of 2010 did untold damage on the ocean floor. But scientists are unsure they can do much to heal places in the deep that...

Guarding against deadly blows to the chest in kids’ sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jack Crowley was 15 when a baseball hit him in the chest and stopped his heart. The Long Island teen survived thanks to a police officer who grabbed a defibrillator and shocked his heart back into rhythm….

Shark alert! Warnings high- and low-tech seek to protect

CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — From drones and smartphone apps to old-school flags and signs, a growing great white shark population along the East Coast has officials and researchers turning to responses both high- and low-tech to ensure safety for millions of beachgoers this...

Exhibit highlights artillery collection at Fort Ticonderoga

TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) — A 1,300-pound hunk of iron on display at Fort Ticonderoga certainly has gotten around, despite its heft….

Military veteran finds a mission nursing fellow vets at VA

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nursing assistant Tom Alligood wears camouflage scrubs during his emergency room shifts at the Dorn VA hospital because he says it helps other veteran patients realize they've "walked over the same dirt," the 62-year-old...