- Holiday air travelers get a break from long security lines
ATLANTA (AP) — Travelers who were dreading long airport security lines ahead of the Memorial Day weekend instead reported moving quickly through checkpoints Friday after authorities opened extra screening lanes and used bomb-sniffing dogs to give some passengers a break from removing their shoes.
- In police cases, black activists push reforms outside court
BALTIMORE (AP) — Black activists in Baltimore and beyond say they are disappointed but not discouraged after neither of the first two police officers to stand trial in the death of a man who was injured in the back of a police van was convicted.
- Cave escape: Rushing water, sucking mud and pitch black
HORSE CAVE, Ky. (AP) — Gary Russell was a mile deep in a Kentucky cave, leading a group of geology students on a five-hour tour, when he turned a corner and saw water rushing by where water wasn't supposed to be.
- National Spelling Bee ends in its unlikeliest tie to date
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — If not for his high-pitched voice, there would be no way to peg Nihar Janga as the youngest-ever winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
- Police: Retired cop kills his 2 sleeping kids, then himself
WALLKILL, N.Y. (AP) — A woman came home from work to find that her retired police officer husband had fatally shot their two sleeping children before turning the gun on himself, neighbors and authorities said Friday.
- Donald Trump breaks with nation's only Latina governor
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It was a stunning rebuke — even by Donald Trump's standards — aimed at the nation's only Latina governor at a political rally in her home state of New Mexico.
- Baylor looks to rebuild after report on sex assaults
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Baylor University will look to rebuild its reputation and perhaps its football program after an outside review found administrators mishandled allegations of sexual assault and the team operated under the perception it was above the rules.
- Police hope to find California teen alive after suspect dies
SOLVANG, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are hoping to find a missing teenage girl alive as they frantically search a wide swath of California for her Friday, a day after the man suspected of abducting her died in a shootout with police.
- Rapper facing charges in T.I. concert shooting
NEW YORK (AP) — Fists were flying and then bullets inside a crowded New York City concert venue where four people were shot, one fatally, and now a rapper who police say was seen on surveillance footage firing a gun is facing attempted murder and weapons charges.
- Lawyers push dueling views of 'Shield' actor who killed wife
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys will present dueling portrayals of a TV actor charged with killing his wife, either as a calculating murderer or as a man so distraught over the impending end of his marriage that he opened fire in the heat of passion.