GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. (AP) >> Nine brains were found along a street in a northern New York village, but authorities say there's nothing to fear. The brains are believed to have been part of a collection for educational or research purposes. No criminal activity is suspected. Residents discovered the brains on a street near railroad tracks in Governeur and notified police Wednesday.   Full Story
 
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SAN MARCOS, TEXAS >> A tornado raged through a Mexico border city shortly after daybreak Monday, destroying homes, upending cars and killing at least 10 people. In Texas, crews searched for people believed to be missing after a vacation home was swept away by a river that had become swollen from a line of storms that stretched from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes.   Full Story
 
Brynn Anderson — The Associated Press
ORANGE BEACH, ALA. >> With the Memorial Day holiday here, fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast beaches smeared with gooey tar balls and scared away visitors in 2010 is being credited, oddly, with something no one imagined back then: An increase in tourism in the region. Five years after the BP disaster, the petroleum giant that was vilified during heated town hall meetings for   Full Story
 
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LOS ANGELES >> The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said. The original owner of the pipeline skirted the Santa Barbara County requirement by successfully arguing in court in the late 1980s   Full Story
 
Cathy Bussewitz — The Associated Press
HONOLULU >> Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto. The protesters on Saturday complained about the effects that companies like Monsanto have on the community when they spray fields with chemical pesticides.   Full Story
 
Tony Dejak — The Associated Press
CLEVELAND >> Police in riot gear made numerous arrests as protesters took to Cleveland's streets after a judge found a city police officer not guilty in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects killed in a barrage of police gunfire. Protesters gathered in downtown Cleveland and west side neighborhoods after the acquittal of 31-year-old patrolman Michael Brelo.   Full Story
 
LAS VEGAS >> A standing ovation for B.B. King and more cheers than tears marked a family-and-friends memorial of the late blues great's life and legacy Saturday in Las Vegas. "B.B. was energetic, Amen?" Pastor Pamela Myrtis Mason said to open the service that drew more than 350 to the Palm Mortuary chapel.   Full Story
 
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WIMBERLEY, TEXAS >> Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma has led to numerous evacuations and rescues and the death of a firefighter. The heavy rains were pushing into eastern Texas and eastern Oklahoma on Sunday morning. Rogers County Emergency Management spokesman Thomas Hudson says a firefighter in the northeast Oklahoma town of Claremore died early Sunday after being swept away by floodwaters   Full Story
 
WASHINGTON (AP) >> Longtime Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal had been blocked from working for Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department by wary White House officials. But that didn't cut his direct line to Clinton on one of the most sensitive matters of her tenure at the agency. During Clinton's years as secretary of state, Blumenthal offered a flood of intelligence and advice to   Full Story
 
PHILADELPHIA (AP) >> The chairman of Temple University's physics department sought prestigious appointments in China in exchange for providing data on a device invented by a U.S. firm and offered to make the country a leader in the field of superconductivity, federal prosecutors said. Xi Xiaoxing, 47, of Penn Valley, Pennsylvania, appeared in U.   Full Story
 
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OLYMPIA, WASH. (AP) >> Hundreds marched peacefully in Washington state's capital city to protest a police shooting that wounded two unarmed stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store. The officer reported he was being assaulted with a skateboard early Thursday before the shooting that left a 21-year-old man in critical condition and a 24-year-old man in stable   Full Story
 
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LOS ANGELES (AP) >> The Rolling Stones ripped through the intimate Fonda Theatre Wednesday with enough energy to fuel their entire 15-city North American tour. The band announced Wednesday morning it would perform a "club show" that night to kick off its Zip Code tour, which launches Sunday in San Diego.   Full Story
 
Michael A. Mariant — The Associated Press
GOLETA, CALIF. (AP) >> More than 6,000 gallons of oil had been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast in a cleanup effort that is now going 24 hours a day, officials said, but that's some of the sticky, stinking goo that escaped from a broken pipeline.   Full Story
 
There are no "one size fits all" issues for small business in the 2016 presidential campaign. While candidates try to appeal to all small businesses, many owners want very specific things. A sample of what's on the agenda of some individual owners, and two small business advocacy groups: HELP SMALL BANKS COMPETE Community banks whose customers include small businesses are at a disadvantage   Full Story
 
LINDEN, N.J. (AP) >> Police in central New Jersey are seeking a thief who apparently appreciates the finer things in life. Linden police say a shoplifter stole a bottle of Remy Martin Louis XIII cognac valued at $2,849 from Pied Piper Liquor Store on May 16th. Police say the store's owner reviewed surveillance video which showed the man remove the lock from a cabinet and take the bottle.   Full Story