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Some facts about hail from the National Weather Service

The National Weather Service was warning of the possibility of hail as big as grapefruits in some areas on Tuesday amid storms in parts of the central and eastern U.S. Some smaller hail – the size of quarters or smaller – had been reported in Illinois, Indiana,...

NTSB: Search crews find El Faro’s missing data recorder

Search crews on Tuesday found the missing data recorder of the sunken freighter El Faro, which went down in 15,000 feet of water last year after getting caught in Hurricane Joaquin. Scientists and federal accident investigators using a remotely operated undersea vehicle found the...

San Francisco police ensnared in 2nd racist texting scandal

AP Photo/Eric Risberg SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A beleaguered San Francisco Police Department took another hit to its tarnished image Tuesday with the release of racist and homophobic text messages allegedly exchanged among officers. The city’s public defender released...

APNewsBreak: Murder charge in baby’s death on reservation

AP Photo/Richard Peterson BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A woman on a Montana American Indian Reservation will be charged with murder in the alleged beating death of a 13-month-old girl who was under her care, a tribal prosecutor said Tuesday. Janelle Red Dog, 42, is accused of...

APNewsBreak: Woman to be charged with murder in baby’s death

AP Photo/Richard Peterson POPLAR, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a baby on a Montana Indian Reservation who authorities say was beaten to death by a caregiver (all times local): 12:05 p.m. A prosecutor says a woman on a Montana American Indian reservation will be...

North Carolina Dems pan ‘keep our state straight’ comment

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Rhetorical skirmishes continued Tuesday in North Carolina over a law limiting protections for LGBT people, as Democrats criticized a Republican’s plea to “keep our state straight” a day after dozens were arrested and dueling...

News Guide: Ex-NFL QB Johnny Manziel indicted in Texas

AP Photo/LM Otero DALLAS (AP) — Johnny Manziel was indicted Tuesday on a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from allegations that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend during a night out in January. Already dropped by the Cleveland Browns, two separate agents and all of his...

Ohio man confesses to 911: ‘I just shot and killed my wife’

CINCINNATI (AP) — A suburban Cincinnati man was held on $3 million bond Tuesday on a murder charge, the day after calmly calling 911 to confess he’d killed his wife, and to say that he wasn’t a threat and would be awaiting police on his front stoop. The...

Johnny Manziel indicted in alleged attack on ex-girlfriend

AP Photo/Scott Eklund DALLAS (AP) — Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was indicted by a grand jury on Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge stemming from a domestic violence complaint by his ex-girlfriend. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner and Texas A&M star was...

Could marijuana help treat painkiller and heroin addiction?

AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the abuse of opioids and illegal...