Snohomish County Courthouse evacuated; armed man reported

05/24/2015 11:07 AM PDT
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state courthouse has been evacuated after sheriff's office employees reported seeing a man armed with a knife and a crowbar. 
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Navy says submarine being built to be named USS New Jersey
05/24/2015 10:22 AM PDT - JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A submarine will be the third U.S. Navy vessel named the USS New Jersey. Full Story

Florida woman released in jailing over son's circumcision
05/24/2015 11:22 AM PDT - WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman jailed in a long-running dispute over her son's circumcision has been released after nine nights behind bars. Full Story

Forgotten for decades, fallen NY soldier finally honored
05/24/2015 09:37 AM PDT - ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Carroll Heath didn't have it easy growing up in the Great Depression. His father wasn't around, his mother was a patient in a mental hospital and he kept largely to himself. Full Story

Aging Catholic nuns get care at Jewish nursing home
05/24/2015 09:22 AM PDT - NEW YORK (AP) — For 98-year-old Sister Angela Rooney, it was one of the most jarring moves of her life. Full Story

A sampling of efforts to fight blight in Appalachia
05/24/2015 09:17 AM PDT - Efforts to rehabilitate vacant or dilapidated property have sprung up around Appalachia, with states in the region taking varying approaches. Full Story

In the coalfields, dilapidated sites make way for renewal
05/24/2015 09:12 AM PDT - WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — Inside a 1920s-era warehouse in the heart of a once-bustling coalfields hub, Brandon Blankenship saws through 8-foot boards pulled up from the building's floor, looking each one up and down for "a face that's not splintered — smooth with no breaks — and an intact tongue and groove. Full Story

Politics in paradise: Alabama governor mansion in disrepair
05/24/2015 08:57 AM PDT - GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — With boarded-up windows, peeling paint and a rooftop tarp that flaps in the ocean breeze, the beachfront retreat at the end of Gulf Way Drive is a $1 million eyesore in paradise. Full Story

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David Letterman set trashed; Dumpster divers move in

Hours after the 'Late Show' finished taping, the crew began dismantling and throwing away iconic parts of David Letterman's set.