AP PHOTOS: Life in Baltimore 1 year after Freddie Gray death

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky A year after Freddie Gray’s death, and the riots that followed, daily life in Baltimore has largely returned to its old ways. Gray’s death on April 19, 2015 – a week after he was arrested and injured in a police transport van –...

Murder charge filed in case of missing priest from Florida

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia authorities have filed a murder charge against a man described as a “career criminal” who led authorities to a body believed to be that of a missing Florida priest, a law enforcement official said Thursday morning. Steve James Murray, 28,...

Former Syracuse star Pearl Washington dies at 52

AP Photo/Richard Drew SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — There was a gleam that shone through the sorrowful tears in Jim Boeheim’s eyes as he recalled the first time he saw Pearl Washington play. It was Washington’s sophomore year in high school in New York in the early...

Half-mile tunnel found on US-Mexico border, cocaine seized

AP Photo/Gregory Bull SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities said Wednesday that they discovered a cross-border tunnel that ran a half-mile from a Tijuana house equipped with a large elevator to a lot in San Diego that was advertised as a wooden pallet business, resulting in...

Sentencing set for man who flew gyrocopter to Capitol lawn

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who piloted his one-person gyrocopter through some of the most restricted U.S. airspace and landed on the lawn of the Capitol was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday. Douglas Hughes, 62, has said his April 15, 2015, flight in the bare-bones aircraft...

VA study of service dogs for vets with PTSD faces questions

AP Photo/Allen G. Breed FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Army veteran Joe Aguirre opens a restaurant door, then steps aside to let his golden retriever take point. “Clear,” Aguirre commands, and 3-year-old Munger pivots right, left, then right again, sweeping the room...

Oprah rejoices as Harriet Tubman selected to be on $20 bill

AP Photo/Uncredited NEW YORK (AP) — “I love it,” Oprah Winfrey shouted, pumping her fist in the air. There was no mistaking her feelings about Harriet Tubman being selected as the next face of the $20 dollar bill. “That was my first choice. My second...

Great American Eclipse draws tourists to path of totality

AP Photo/Uncredited CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Where’s the best place to watch next year’s eclipse? If you’re thinking the grand open spaces of Wyoming, you have plenty of company. Hotel rooms across the Cowboy State are going, going, gone, well over a year...

Trial for indicted Washington auditor comes to a close

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The five-week fraud trial of Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley drew to a close Wednesday, with prosecutors calling it a “plain case of fraud and a cover-up” and the defense team describing it as a...

Officials watching ‘high risk’ dams after Houston storms

AP Photo/David J. Phillip HOUSTON (AP) — Two aging dams deemed “extremely high risk” by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are at record pooling levels in Houston’s west side after this week’s torrential rainfall, but are working well and have...