New Jersey's Newark Airport reopens after plane engine fire

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport has reopened after a plane engine caught fire, prompting a temporarily closure. United Airlines Flight 1579 from Newark to San Francisco was scheduled to take off Tuesday night when officials say...

Science Says: Whale of a mystery solved? How they got so big

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists think they have answered a whale of a mystery: How the ocean creatures got so huge so quickly. A few million years ago, the largest whales, averaged maybe 15 feet long. That’s big, but you could still hold a fossil skull in two hands. Then...

Clinton: Trump budget shows 'unimaginable' cruelty

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton says Republican President Donald Trump’s budget shows an “unimaginable level of cruelty” for millions of Americans and children. The former Democratic presidential nominee lashed out at the president’s budget at a...

Mom who went to classes with quadriplegic son gets MBA

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California university has awarded an honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class with him and took his notes while he pursued his Master of Business Administration. Judy O’Connor, a retired...

Lawsuit: Mississippi fails to educate black children equally

AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is denying good schools to African American students in violation of the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, a legal group alleged Tuesday. The Southern Poverty Law Center...
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Top Stories May 23 AP News Minute PM

Top stories for Tuesday, May 23, 2017 making national hadlines: President Trump arrives in Rome for visit with Pope; Police in Manchester identify bomber; former CIA Director John Brennan had concerns; and actor Roger Moore is dead.  

Neighbor charged in Ohio fire that killed 5 kids, 2 adults

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A neighbor of a family that died in a house fire was charged Tuesday with intentionally setting it ablaze, killing two adults and five children. Stanley Ford, 58, was charged with aggravated murder and arson, Akron police said. Investigators would not...

Expiring law could leave Route 66 towns without key funding

AP Photo/Russell Contreras ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Route 66, the historic American roadway that linked Chicago to the West Coast, soon may be dropped from a National Park Service preservation program, which would end years of efforts aimed at reviving old tourist spots in...

Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seat

AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan WHITE SULFUR SPRINGS, Mont. (AP) — Meagher County, Montana, may not be much different than the rest of the rural enclaves across America that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump last fall. The median annual household income is $38,000 –...

MBA for mom who went to all classes with quadriplegic son

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California university has awarded an honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class with him and took his notes while he pursued his Master of Business Administration. Judy O’Connor, a retired...