Tornado levels homes in Oklahoma City trailer park
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) _ One of several tornadoes spawned by a powerful storm system rumbling through the Plains and Midwest has leveled several mobile homes in an area southeast of Oklahoma City. Reports of injuries in the mobile home park near Shawnee about 35 miles southeast of Oklahoma City couldn’t immediately be confirmed.
Officer who shot NY student faced harrowing choice
NEW YORK (AP) _ The police officer who accidentally killed a Long Island college student along with an armed intruder faced perhaps the most harrowing decision in law enforcement: choosing the split-second moment when the risk is so high that you must pull the trigger. That’s the moment authorities say a Nassau County police officer experienced early Friday morning when a masked man holding 21-year-old Andrea Rebello in a headlock pointed a loaded handgun at him.
Weeklong traffic mess possible after CT derailment
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Traffic in southwest Connecticut could be a mess for as much as a week until service is restored to the commuter rail line affected by a derailment that injured scores of passengers, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy warned Sunday. Malloy used dire language to describe traffic troubles for the work week ahead in an area that even in normal times is a pain for motorists. And the governor warned that the weather will not cooperate as rainy weather forecast will make driving a bit more treacherous.
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AP PHOTOS: College commencements across nation
In a commencement address at Atlanta’s historically black Morehouse College, President Obama said graduates should "find time to defend the powerless." The president said his own success was due to "the special obligation I felt, as a black man like you, to help those who need it most, people who didn’t have the opportunities that I had _ because there but for the grace of God, go I. I might have been in their shoes. I might have been in prison. I might have been unemployed."
Minaj wins, Mars performs at Billboard Awards
Bruno Mars _ and his band _ kicked off the Billboard Music Awards in silky red suits that matched their silky dance moves, with bright gold disco balls hanging above them. Mars performed his new single, the upbeat and old-school flavored "Treasure."
AP CEO calls records seizure unconstitutional
WASHINGTON (AP) _ The president and chief executive officer of The Associated Press on Sunday called the government’s secret seizure of two months of reporters’ phone records "unconstitutional" and said the news cooperative had not ruled out legal action against the Justice Department. Gary Pruitt, in his first television interviews since it was revealed the Justice Department subpoenaed phone records of AP reporters and editors, said the move already has had a chilling effect on journalism. Pruitt said the seizure has made sources less willing to talk to AP journalists and, in the long term, could limit Americans’ information from all news outlets.
Officer shot in Marathon showdown wants to work
BOSTON (AP) _ With a bullet still in his body, the police officer who survived a showdown with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects said Sunday he’s determined to return to duty. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Officer Richard Donahue has been recovering alongside victims injured in the April 15 attack by the marathon’s finish line since his transfer to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston on Friday.
Jamie Dimon under pressure ahead of investor vote
NEW YORK (AP) _ Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of the country’s biggest bank, faces a key test this week: His shareholders are voting on whether to let him keep both jobs. It’s been just more than a year since his bank, JPMorgan Chase, revealed a surprise trading loss that tarnished its usually stellar reputation in Washington and on Wall Street, and what a difference it has made. Shareholder groups are calling for the bank to strip him of his chairman job, a move that would be a bruising referendum against a man who’s normally chieftain even among other big-bank CEOs. They’re also lobbying to kick out multiple long-time board members, saying they should have done more to detect or prevent the trading loss.
Spurs rout Grizzlies 105-83 in West finals opener
SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ The San Antonio Spurs opened the Western Conference finals resembling the past champions who’ve been there so many times before. The Memphis Grizzlies looked like the first-timers still trying to adapt to their first conference finals appearance.