Latest Memorial Day News

Census experts worry tornadoes could impact Ohio count

Jul. 4, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Tornadoes that destroyed and damaged hundreds of homes in western Ohio are complicating population counts for next year's Census. The count activities start at the end of January 2020 and Census experts worry about how the Dayton area will fare since the region is still cleaning up from...

City crackdown on grave decorations angers relatives

Jun. 12, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — The removal of decorations and other commemorative items from graves at Cedar Falls' three cemeteries has angered some relatives and other loved ones. Several who went to visit the graves recently found that most of the missing items were placed along fence lines at the Fairview,...

Man charged in South Seattle beach shooting

Jun. 5, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A 20-year-old man suspected of firing shots that injured a woman and two children at a South Seattle beach on Memorial Day has been charged with assault. The Seattle Times reports Cedric Marvin Jackson III was charged with three counts of assault with a firearm enhancement, in King County...

Drivers see gas price drop, analysts expect it to continue

Jun. 1, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drivers in New Jersey and across the nation are seeing a welcome drop in gas prices following the Memorial Day weekend — and analysts expect the trend to continue into early June. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was...

Man arrested in South Seattle beach shooting

Jun. 1, 2019 8:56 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Police have arrested a man in connection to a Memorial Day shooting at a South Seattle beach that injured a woman and two children. The Seattle Times reports the 20-year-old man was arrested in Bellevue Thursday and booked into King County Jail on investigation of drive-by shooting, assault...

Most charges dropped in Vegas Strip shopping mall gunshot

May. 31, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped most charges against a 24-year-old Detroit man accused of firing a gunshot that caused a panicked Memorial Day evacuation at a Las Vegas Strip shopping mall. Hasean Quinn remained in custody Friday after a judge reduced bail from $136,000 to $25,000 but referred to...

D-Day ceremony spotlights Trump's complicated military ties

May. 31, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — World leaders will gather in solemn assembly next week above the sandy beaches of Normandy to mark the 75th anniversary of the world-changing D-Day invasion of France. It's typically a heartfelt tribute to alliance and sacrifice and a unified vow for enduring unity, outweighing any national...

Man arrested in holiday gunshot at Vegas Strip shopping mall

May. 29, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 24-year-old man accused of firing a gunshot and causing panic after a fight inside a mall on the Las Vegas Strip says he'll wait for a private attorney to arrive from Michigan before he seeks bail on multiple felony charges. Hasean Quinn appeared Wednesday before a Las Vegas judge, a day...

2020 preview? Feud flares up between Joe Biden, Donald Trump

May. 29, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats won't pick their nominee for another year, but President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are acting like the 2020 presidential contest is already a two-man race. Almost completely ignoring his 23 Democratic competitors , Biden has been laser-focused on Trump...

California team apologizes to Ocasio-Cortez for video

May. 28, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A minor league baseball team in California apologized to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for a Memorial Day tribute video that lumped her image with those of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro. The Fresno Grizzlies said in a statement the scoreboard video broadcast during Monday night's...