How early is too early for word that tornadoes may come?

AP Photo/Alonzo Adams NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Meteorologists are finding something much tougher to forecast than a stormy atmosphere: the human mind. Forecasters at the federal Storm Prediction Center see a high chance of severe storms, with possible killer tornadoes, next...

Doctor in Uber driver attack video fired from Miami hospital

MIAMI (AP) — A doctor has been fired from a Miami hospital three months after a video surfaced on YouTube showing her hitting and screaming profanities at an Uber driver. The Miami Herald (http://goo.gl/563QG2) reports that Jackson Health System officials released a...

Trump’s cries of ‘rigged’ system shifts blame for his losses

AP Photo/Julio Cortez HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) — As his top aides spent the week gingerly courting Republican insiders at a seaside resort in Florida, Donald Trump was busy railing against them. “The system is all rigged,” Trump told supporters at a rally Friday at...

Officials: 5 people dead in 2 shootings in Georgia

APPLING, Ga. (AP) — Officials say five people have been killed in two shootings in northeastern Georgia. Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins says three people were shot Friday night at one location in Appling, two of whom died at the scene; the third died at the...

Pet dog fatally mauls 3-day-old baby in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 3-day-old boy was mauled to death by the family dog while they were in bed with the child’s parents, police said Friday. The parents were in bed watching TV with their newborn son and dog Thursday night when the mother coughed. The coughing startled...

Man who inspired film ‘Bernie’ sent back to prison by jury

HENDERSON, Texas (AP) — A jury on Friday sent a former East Texas mortician whose murder case inspired the movie “Bernie” back to prison. The Rusk County jury of 10 women and two men deliberated about 4 hours before sentencing Bernie Tiede to 99 years to life in...

Feds: University of New Mexico fails in sex assault response

AP Photo/Mary Hudetz ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Students often do not know how to report sexual assault and sexual harassment at the University of New Mexico or where to turn for help in a broken system that violates federal law, the U.S. Justice Department said Friday. The...

Sheriff: Officers didn’t stand by and watch teens drown

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — When three Florida teenagers stole a car, crashed it into a cemetery pond and then drowned, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri talked about his frustration, about lives “needlessly lost,” and how the vehicle became a death chamber...

Investigator: Woman killed baby girl, put body in dumpster

AP Photo/Richard Peterson BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A woman beat to death a 1-year-old girl on a rural Montana Indian Reservation, threw the baby’s body into a dumpster and reported her missing before confessing to the crime a day later, a federal investigator testified...

Officials: Stoddard firefighter charged with arson

STODDARD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire state police say a Stoddard firefighter has been charged with arson in connection with a brush fire in that town that burned 190 acres and prompted the voluntary evacuation of 17 homes. Authorities say 31-year-old David Plante of Stoddard...