Top Headlines for U.S. News From the Associated Press

Gov't report: Airports need more help keeping intruders out

While intruders routinely breach the security fences protecting runways and planes at U.S. airports, the federal Transportation Security Administration is not keeping up with the threat or doing enough to help airports identify their vulnerabilities, according to a government report....

Civil rights inquiry due in Minneapolis police shooting
01 Jun 2016 07:02

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Federal officials in Minneapolis will announce Wednesday whether they believe the civil rights of a 24-year-old black man were violated last November in a confrontation with two police officers that led to his death....

Swollen river feeds flooding near Houston as residents flee
By JOHN L. MONE 01 Jun 2016 05:26

RICHMOND, Texas (AP) -- Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties were bracing for more flooding along a river that reached a record high Tuesday as more rain was expected in the coming days....

Oregon students get bottled water; lead found at 2 schools
By KRISTENA HANSEN 01 Jun 2016 05:14

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A third-party, independent investigation will be conducted after high amounts of lead were found in water sources at two schools, which led the district to close all water fountains, Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith said Tuesday....

Zoo exhibit breaches rare but can have deadly outcomes
By The Associated Press 01 Jun 2016 05:07

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A 3-year-old boy's breach of a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo, leading authorities to fatally shoot the gorilla to protect the child, has focused attention on zoo enclosures and security. Incidents of humans entering enclosures or animals escaping are rare, but can have tragic outcomes:...

Cincinnati's pioneering gorilla exhibit now common in zoos
By DAN SEWELL and JOHN SEEWER 01 Jun 2016 05:01

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Cincinnati Zoo, where a gorilla was shot and killed over the weekend after a 3-year-old boy climbed over a fence and fell into its enclosure, has an open viewing area that was among the first of its kind and is now common in many zoos around the country....

Officers find shivering sea lion in San Francisco stairwell
01 Jun 2016 03:59

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Police Department says two of its officers helped rescue a stranded baby sea lion they found shivering at a stairwell in the city's Ocean Beach neighborhood....

Hiker's decision to stay put was the right one _ at first
By DAVID SHARP 01 Jun 2016 03:01

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- An Appalachian Trail hiker who died after getting lost in the woods of Maine did the right thing by setting up camp to wait for help, officials say. But the guidance evolved into a gray area, they said, after she went a week without being rescued....

Doctors describe shark bite wound after California attack
By CHRISTOPHER WEBER 01 Jun 2016 00:44

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The semi-circular shark bite stretched from Maria Korcsmaros' shoulder to her pelvis, with teeth marks visible in the shredded flesh of her arm and torso....

Father who had daughter marry her rapist sentenced to jail
01 Jun 2016 00:11

ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) -- An Idaho man will spend about four months in jail for taking his pregnant 14-year-old daughter to Missouri and having her marry a 24-year-old family friend who had raped her....

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