- Parents of teens fatally shot awarded posthumous diplomas Updated: Jun-03-15 3:35 am
MIAMI - The parents of two high school students who were fatally shot in two separate incidents in Miami have received posthumous diplomas for their sons.
- Student to don eagle feather at graduation after agreement Updated: Jun-03-15 1:20 am
SAN FRANCISCO - Attorneys for a Native American student and officials with a California school district have reached an agreement that allows him to wear an eagle feather to his high school graduation.
- Terminally ill child receives honorary high school diploma Updated: Jun-02-15 4:53 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A young Illinois boy with a rare, fatal condition has received an honorary high school diploma from a graduating class.
- New Mexico couple gets back wedding rings lost since 1960s Updated: Jun-01-15 8:40 pm
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - It's been decades since Ofelia Kirker lost her wedding rings, but she'll be wearing the treasured jewelry for her 64th wedding anniversary.
- Missouri lawsuit opposes wide-ranging "Christmas tree" bill Updated: Jun-01-15 6:38 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A nonprofit manager is suing Missouri over a law that deals with issues ranging from fire sprinklers to shingles to initiative petitions, saying it was changed too drastically as it moved through the Legislature and had new provisions pinned on like holiday ornaments.
- Pro ranter Adam Carolla speaks volumes on fatherhood in book Updated: Jun-01-15 3:16 pm
NEW YORK - Professional ranter Adam Carolla speaks volumes in the title of his latest book: "Daddy, Stop Talking!"
- Cuban-born painter celebrates 100th birthday Updated: Jun-01-15 2:05 pm
NEW YORK - Cuban-born artist Carmen Herrera says she's still bursting with ideas she wants to put on canvas, but the centenarian doesn't feel any urgency to hurry.
- Image of Asia: Marking Buddha's Birthday in Thailand Updated: Jun-01-15 11:08 am
In this photo by Sakchai Lalit, Thai Buddhists put gold leaf on the face of a giant Buddha statue for good luck at Royal Field in Bangkok as part of Wesaka Bucha activities. Wesaka Bucha, the most important Buddhist holy day of the year, marks the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha. It is a national holiday in predominately Buddhist Thailand.
- Travel briefs, new and now: Cape Cod, campgrounds, Wild Walk Updated: Jun-01-15 8:19 am
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- Gloria Steinem to speak at Bennington commencement Updated: Jun-01-15 4:05 am
BENNINGTON, Vermont - Feminism pioneer Gloria Steinem is delivering the commencement address at Bennington College.
- Anna Nordqvist wins ShopRite LPGA Classic Updated: May-31-15 8:00 pm
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - Anna Nordqvist gave her visiting mother the perfect gift Sunday, which also happened to be Mother's Day in Sweden.
- 6-year-old drowns in pool during family reunion Updated: May-31-15 12:08 pm
ORIENTAL, North Carolina - Pamlico County authorities say a 6-year-old boy drowned in the shallow end of a hotel swimming pool during a family reunion.
- Nation focuses on area boy who opened heart to stranger Updated: May-30-15 9:36 am
PRATTVILLE, Alabama - Josiah Duncan of Prattville only turned 5 years old in April, but he already knows what compassion feels like. And he is not afraid to express it.
- New Hampshire veterans cemetery marks Memorial Day Updated: May-30-15 8:31 am
BOSCAWEN, New Hampshire - While many New Hampshire communities marked Memorial Day last weekend and Monday, another ceremony is planned at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery.
- Christie kicks off summer season with visit to the shore Updated: May-29-15 7:27 pm
BELMAR, New Jersey - Seven months after he told a heckler in Belmar to "sit down and shut up" at a press conference marking the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie struck a softer tone Friday as he kicked off the summer tourism season with a visit to the same shore community.
- Recalls this week: Folding knives, night lights, bicycles Updated: May-29-15 2:49 pm
More than 150,000 folding knives are being recalled because of a faulty locking mechanism that can result in lacerations. Other consumer products being recalled this week include night lights and bicycles.
- SD parks to begin accepting Labor Day weekend reservations Updated: May-29-15 6:18 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota state parks this month will begin accepting camping reservations for Labor Day weekend.
- Arkansas attorney general warns of summer wedding scams Updated: May-29-15 3:22 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is warning brides and grooms who are planning a summer wedding to be wary of scams.
- Lawmakers proclaim "Darlington Raceway Week" Updated: May-28-15 6:54 pm
DARLINGTON, South Carolina - South Carolina lawmakers have made the first week in September "Darlington Raceway Week" as the track prepares for Labor Day weekend racing.
- Tired feet? Not Her Majesty despite 8,000 party guests Updated: May-28-15 2:51 pm
- Traffic deaths down during Memorial Day holiday weekend Updated: May-28-15 2:41 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan State Police officials say preliminary numbers show a drop in traffic deaths statewide during the Memorial Day holiday weekend compared with last year.
- Man convicted in Halloween killing of Los Angeles boy Updated: May-27-15 8:23 pm
LOS ANGELES - A gang member who opened fire on a South Los Angeles backyard has been convicted of killing a 5-year-old boy who was posing for pictures in his Halloween Spider-Man costume.
- Alabama troopers probing 7 weekend traffic fatalities Updated: May-27-15 7:14 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama state troopers investigated seven traffic fatalities and assisted with a drowning during the Memorial Day weekend travel period.
- New noise ordinance at beach over holiday suffers backlash Updated: May-27-15 7:04 am
REHOBOTH BEACH, Delaware - The first big test of a new noise ordinance in Rehoboth Beach over the Memorial Day holiday weekend had some unexpected blowback for city officials.
- Dunwoody hosting citizenship ceremony on Independence Day Updated: May-27-15 4:31 am
DUNWOODY, Georgia - About 25 immigrants will formally become U.S. citizens during an Independence Day ceremony in Dunwoody.