A Miami 'cocaine cowboy' finds redemption with love locks

AP Photo/Alan Diaz NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — When he was one of Miami’s notorious “cocaine cowboys” in the 1980s, Mickey Munday made millions of dollars flying loads of drugs for Colombia’s Medellin and Cali cartels. He knew infamous Medellin kingpin...

Tornadoes damage Indiana, but leave no one seriously hurt

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tornadoes that touched down in central Indiana tore roofs off apartment buildings, sent air conditioners falling onto parked cars and cut power to thousands of people, but left no one seriously injured. About a dozen people suffered minor injuries as the...

Nonprofit asking Clinton, Trump to stop campaigning on 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) — A national organization promoting Sept. 11 as a day of public service and remembrance is asking presidential candidates to stop campaigning and running political ads on the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks. The New York-based nonprofit, 9/11 Day, has...

Colorado sheriff accused of sexually assaulting inmate

DENVER (AP) — A sheriff in rural Colorado was arrested after being accused of taking a developmentally delayed inmate to his home, sexually assaulting her and threatening to put her in prison for the rest of her life if she told anyone, according to an arrest affidavit...

Family of gun instructor killed by girl with Uzi sues range

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor who was accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has sued the business, alleging it should not have allowed a child to use the high-powered weapon. The wrongful-death lawsuit seeks a jury...

Minneapolis bridge collapse survivor faces terror charge

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A survivor of the 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse that killed 13 people now faces terror charges after authorities say he traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group, departing the U.S. just a few weeks after collecting more than $91,000 in...

Yellowstone tourists face detour for fire but landmarks open

AP Photo/Dave Zelio YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Some tourists heading to Yellowstone National Park during the busy summer season are facing an hourlong detour Wednesday as a wildfire in neighboring Grand Teton National Park kept a highway closed. Major tourist...

School groups denounce potential closure of Michigan schools

AP Photo/David Eggert DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — It would be a mistake for state officials to start closing underperforming Michigan schools for academic reasons because it would devastate communities while not improving student achievement, concerned educators said...

Underwater expedition off California reveals sunken warship

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An underwater expedition along the California coast has revealed for the first time a sunken World War II-era aircraft carrier once used in atomic tests in the Pacific. The expedition led by famed oceanographer Robert Ballard captured on Tuesday the...

Paisley Park, home of Prince, opens for public tours Oct. 6

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Paisley Park, the private estate and studio complex of the late rock superstar Prince, will open for public tours starting Oct. 6. Bremer Trust, which is overseeing Prince’s estate, announced the daily tours Wednesday. Its news release said millions...