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HOLD FOR USE WITH STORY MOVING FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016-This 2007 photo provided by Chase Millsap shows Millsap with the Captain standing next to a suspected truck bomb following a successful raid in Al Anbar, Iraq. After three tours of duty in warn-torn Iraq, including one that nearly took his life, Millsap returned to the United States to earn a master's degree in public policy and get on with a civilian life. For the past two years, the former Green Beret soldier has been fighting another battle to gain political asylum for his brother in arms, a man he simply calls The Captain, a soldier who fought alongside him during two of Millsap's tours in Iraq. (Chase Millsap via AP)

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Former Marine, Green Beret seeks asylum for Iraqi man who saved his life More

After three military combat tours in war-torn Iraq, Chase Millsap returned home to get on with a civilian life. More

RELIGION

Complaint alleges Texas charter schools abusing visa program

A formal complaint filed with Texas education officials alleges that a charter-school network is abusing a visa program to import large numbers of Turkish teachers and violating state and federal laws ...

This May 2016 photo provided by the MSPCA-Nevins Farm in Methuen, Mass., shows some of nearly 50 goats voluntarily turned over by an owner in Montague, Mass., who couldn't handle the growing herd. The rescue farm is overloaded with goats and asking people to step forward and give them new homes. (Julia Pesek/MSPCA-Nevins Farm via AP) This May 2016 photo provided by the MSPCA-Nevins Farm in Methuen, Mass., shows some of nearly 50 goats voluntarily turned over by an owner in Montague, Mass., who couldn't handle the growing herd. The rescue farm is overloaded with goats and asking people to step forward and give them new homes. (Julia Pesek/MSPCA-Nevins Farm via AP)

Massachusetts

Massachusetts rescue farm overwhelmed by 50 goats, seeks the public's help

An animal rescue farm in Massachusetts says it's experiencing a goat overload — and it's not kidding.

Homicide

NY man found not guilty of wife's death in 4th murder trial

A wealthy man on trial for a fourth time since his estranged wife disappeared in 2001 was found not guilty of murder Tuesday.

EDUCATION

North Carolina school system proposes ban on skinny jeans

A North Carolina school system's proposal to ban skinny jeans and other tight pants is drawing a flood of opposition from students and parents.

Faith

Will the Traditional Christian Belief of Eternal Hell Be Minority View Soon?

Belief in eternal punishment in a literal hell is declining among Christians in America.

CRIME

Father, son indicted on charges of chaining girl in basement

A father and son in Ohio have been indicted on charges accusing them of chaining a teenage girl in their basement as punishment.

Faith

No Gay Ordination, United Methodists Decide for Now

The United Methodist Church will put a moratorium on its homosexuality debate, delaying at least for the time being efforts to allow for the ordination of non-celibate clergy.

Neil Maes, 11, of Belton, S.C., smiles while he is interviewed at The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) in Washington, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Maes was born deaf and now hears with the helps of cochlear implants. The boy will participate in his first National Spelling Bee Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Neil Maes, 11, of Belton, S.C., smiles while he is interviewed at The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) in Washington, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Maes was born deaf and now hears with the helps of cochlear implants. The boy will participate in his first National Spelling Bee Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

South Carolina

11-year-old who was born deaf is among nation's top spellers

Making it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee is an amazing achievement for any 11-year-old.

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South African Archibishop Desmond Tutu gives a press conference in Cape Town on April 11, 2013. Tutu celebrates his 82nd birthday next month with a series of charitable events and former UN secretary general Kofi Annan will be delivering his annual peace lecture. South African Archibishop Desmond Tutu gives a press conference in Cape Town on April 11, 2013. Tutu celebrates his 82nd birthday next month with a series of charitable events and former UN secretary general Kofi Annan will be delivering his annual peace lecture.

Faith

Desmond Tutu's Daughter Quits Anglican Church After Marrying a Woman

The Rev. Canon Mpho Tutu-Van Firth, the daughter of former Cape Town Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has revealed that she is giving up her church license over her decision to marry a woman.

A black bear grazes on grasses in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, June 18, 2013. Yellowstone National Park is the world's first national park founded in 1872 and sits atop the largest super volcano in North America, the Yellowstone Caldera.  REUTERS/Jim Urquhart  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT) A black bear grazes on grasses in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, June 18, 2013. Yellowstone National Park is the world's first national park founded in 1872 and sits atop the largest super volcano in North America, the Yellowstone Caldera.  REUTERS/Jim Urquhart  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)

Parks

Euthanized bear cleared in attack on hiker at Great Smoky Mountains

A DNA test came too late for a bear in the Great Smoky Mountains, because workers had killed it before the evidence cleared the bear in an attack on a hiker, park officials announced Monday.

Candace Payne talks Facebook video that has gone viral Candace Payne talks Facebook video that has gone viral

Values

What 'Chewbacca Mom' teaches us about happiness

Sometimes, the best way to find happiness is to create it for someone else.

Homicide

Tapes: Peterson hoped to sell drugs in Mexico after prison

Secret recordings between Drew Peterson and an inmate he's accused of trying to enlist to help kill a prosecutor show that the former suburban Chicago police officer discussed selling drugs in Mexico ...

Tennessee

AP Newsbreak: Tennessee's new prison stops taking inmates

Tennessee's newest prison has stopped taking inmates after just four months of full operation.

Sex Crimes

Baylor says it's still reviewing report on sex assaults

Baylor University officials say regents are still reviewing an investigation into how the Texas school handled reports of rape and assault by football players and expect to announce any actions by ...

US

Prosecutors want to keep evidence confidential in Bundy case

Federal prosecutors say they fear backers of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy would use names and information that could be disclosed in a case over a 2014 armed standoff to target court officials and ...

Property owners discovered the two in a barn Property owners discovered the two in a barn

CRIME

Mental evaluation ordered for uncle accused of kidnapping 9-year-old girl

A judge on Monday approved a defense request for an uncle in Tennessee accused of kidnapping his 9-year-old daughter to submit to a mental evaluation.

CRIME

Official snared in bribery case dies in suspicious crash

A Florida city official died in a suspicious single-vehicle crash a day before he was scheduled to surrender in a criminal corruption case.

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2012 file photo, family members hold up photos of Michele MacNeill facing Martin MacNeill as he enters the courtroom in Provo, Utah. MacNeill, who was found guilty of giving his wife drugs prescribed after cosmetic surgery and leaving her to drown in the bathtub of their home in 2007 so he could begin a new life with his mistress, will appear before a state appeals court Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in a long shot attempt to get his conviction overturned based on disputed testimony from a former cellmate. (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP, Pool, File) FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2012 file photo, family members hold up photos of Michele MacNeill facing Martin MacNeill as he enters the courtroom in Provo, Utah. MacNeill, who was found guilty of giving his wife drugs prescribed after cosmetic surgery and leaving her to drown in the bathtub of their home in 2007 so he could begin a new life with his mistress, will appear before a state appeals court Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in a long shot attempt to get his conviction overturned based on disputed testimony from a former cellmate. (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP, Pool, File)

Sex Crimes

Utah doctor convicted in wife's death appeals sex abuse case

A Utah doctor found guilty of drugging his beauty queen wife and leaving her to die in a bathtub is appealing a separate sexual abuse conviction, arguing he couldn't get a fair trial after he was ...

Trials

Suspect whose wife vanished on 9/11 found not guilty in 4th murder trial

A wealthy man on trial for a fourth time since his estranged wife disappeared in 2001 was found not guilty of murder Tuesday.

VIDEO

Veteran sounds off on 'ridiculous' Disney comment from VA

Boot Campaign CEO Johnny Joey Jones says the department needs a 'change in culture' surrounding wait times

Trials

Drew Peterson wanted to deal drugs after leaving prison, recordings show

Once-secret jailhouse recordings showed that the ex-cop and convicted murderer Drew Peterson had a new career in mind if he ever got out of prison: drug dealer.

MILITARY

Captain of El Faro sister ship: Master had solid storm plan

The captain of the sunken freighter El Faro's sister vessel says he believes the master of the doomed ship had a "solid plan" to deal with a hurricane that had sprung up quickly.

CRIME

Judge fines Arkansas funeral home in corpse-stacking case

A judge has handed down a $50,000 fine to a central Arkansas funeral home where bodies were found stacked on top of each other in unrefrigerated areas.

Curriculum

Actor-director Timothy Busfield will work at Michigan State

Emmy-winning actor Timothy Busfield will share his skills with students at Michigan State University.

California

Police: California officer wounds suicidal teen pointing replica gun

A California police officer shot and injured a suicidal 15-year-old boy who pointed a replica handgun at him, authorities said Tuesday.

Second Amendment

Hawaii could be first state to put gun owners in federal database

Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.

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