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Man made bomb threat to Family Dollar to get girlfriend off work

A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he made a bomb threat to a Family Dollar so his girlfriend could get off work.

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Yuma declares state of emergency over migrant families

YUMA — The mayor of Yuma has declared a symbolic "state of emergency" to deal with the number of families being released from Border Patrol custody into the city.

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Indiana man wins wage dispute, but judge awards just $35

A northern Indiana man who sought wages for lunch breaks he didn’t take has won his claim, although a judge awarded him just $35.

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Watch: Rocket with groceries bound for ISS blasts off from Va. shore

A fresh grocery shipment rocketed toward the International Space Station on Wednesday after launching from Virginia's seashore.

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Watch: Video captures group of 360 migrants crossing into Arizona, 230 are children

Families from Central America surrender at border in Arizona

U.S. Border Patrol officials say 360 migrants — mostly families from Central America — have surrendered to agents in Arizona.

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Second body found at site of helicopter crash that killed ERAU professor, authorities say

A second body has been found at the site of a helicopter crash Tuesday, April 16, that killed an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University professor, authorities say.

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Toddler snatched, rescued on San Francisco street

Good Samaritans stopped the attempted kidnapping of a 2-year-old boy by an Australian disc jockey from a busy San Francisco street, police said Tuesday.

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Justice Department set to release redacted Mueller report

WASHINGTON — After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller.

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'Game of Thrones' premiere sets a viewership record for HBO

HBO's "Game of Thrones" lived up to the hype. This past weekend's season premiere stands as the most-watched one-day event in the history of the cable network that began in 1978.

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Dog rescued while swimming 135 miles off Thailand

A dog found swimming more than 220 kilometers (135 miles) from shore by workers on an oil rig crew in the Gulf of Thailand has been returned safely to land.

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Watch: At 100, Tao Porchon-Lynch still teaches yoga

A 100-year-old yoga instructor has no plans to stop practicing and teaching. Tao Porchon-Lynch first encountered the ancient practice at age 7 on a beach in India. (April 15)

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Man sues parents for getting rid of his vast porn collection

An Indiana man is suing his parents for getting rid of his vast pornography collection, which he estimates is worth $29,000.

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Christian Walker homers leading off 9th, D-backs beat Braves 9-6

MLB

ATLANTA — Max Fried turned in another strong start for the Braves. Then he turned it over to the bullpen — and it all fell apart for Atlanta.

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Yuma declares state of emergency over migrant families

Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls has declared a state of emergency to deal with the number of families being released from Border Patrol custody into the city.

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Police: New Mexico man hid 44 stolen diamonds in anus

A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he tried to hide nearly four dozen stolen diamonds in his anus.

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Police: Small plane crash on Long Island, New York

Police on Long Island, New York said a small plane carrying three people went down in a residential neighborhood of Valley Stream Sunday night. The plane was left dangling from power lines.

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Watch: Bald eagle trio raises eaglets in Ill. nest

It's an example of eagle co-parenting on a nest in Illinois. Two males and one female bald eagle are caring for three eaglets born this month in a nest along the Upper Mississippi River near Fulton, Illinois.

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John MacLeod, longtime Phoenix Suns coach, dies at 81

NBA

PHOENIX — John MacLeod, the longtime NBA coach who led the Phoenix Suns to the 1976 NBA Finals, has died. He was 81.

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Newborn infant left a Phoenix fire station

Phoenix fire officials say firefighters at a station on the city's west side were working out Monday morning when a woman holding a baby rang the doorbell.

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Update: Fire breaks out at top of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Prayers offered around the world

The world reacted with shock, horror and prayers to the massive fire Monday at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, united in grief and in solidarity with the people of France.

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Lillard’s 30 helps Trail Blazers fend off Thunder

NBA

PORTLAND, Ore. — Damian Lillard scored 30 points and third-seeded Portland opened its playoff series against No. 6 Oklahoma City with a victory.

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Marquez throws 1-hitter, Rockies top SF 4-0, end 8-game skid

MLB

SAN FRANCISCO — German Marquez pitched a one-hitter, nicked only by Evan Longoria’s single with one out in the eighth inning, and the Colorado Rockies ended an eight-game losing streak by beating the San Francisco Giants 4-0 Sunday.

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3 naked women at rest stop lead deputies on chase in Florida

Authorities say three women who were applying suntan lotion publicly in the nude at a Florida rest stop led police on a 21-mile chase, drove a car at a deputy and threatened another deputy with a bat.

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Toddler survives 6-story fall onto parked car

A 20-month-old boy survived a six-story fall from a suburban Seattle apartment window after the toddler landed on the roof of a parked car.

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Part of giant hammer artwork stolen in California returned

Northern California authorities say that part of a giant hammer stolen last year has been returned.

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Phoenix police on Monday to begin rolling out new cameras

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Department on Monday will begin its rollout of a dramatic increase in its use of body cameras worn by officers while on duty.

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Strong storms in US South kill at least 8 and injure dozens

Powerful storms swept across the South on Sunday after unleashing suspected tornadoes and flooding that killed at least eight people, injured dozens and flattened much of a Texas town. Three children were among the dead.

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Glendale road rage shooting leaves 1 man dead, another hurt

GLENDALE — Authorities say a man is dead and another injured after a road rage incident in Glendale.

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Truex holds off Logano to win at Richmond

NASCAR

RICHMOND, Va. — In a race to see who could preserve their car best, Martin Truex Jr. outlasted Clint Bowyer and then held off a four-lap charge by Joey Logano to win the NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night.

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NBA Playoffs: Nets, Magic win road openers

NBA

PHILADELPHIA — D’Angelo Russell flashed some postseason magic, playing like the All-Star leader Brooklyn needed with 26 points, and Caris LeVert scored 23 to lead the Nets to an impressive 111-102 win Saturday over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.

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Masters Notebook: Mickelson tweaks Kuchar on his drive into Augusta National

PGA Tour

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Phil Mickelson brought his best stuff to the Masters, at least the drive down Magnolia Lane.

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NHL Playoffs: Capitals beat Hurricanes 4-3 in OT for 2-0 series lead

NHL

WASHINGTON — Brooks Orpik scored less than two minutes into overtime, Alex Ovechkin had two assists and the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Saturday to give the defending Stanley Cup champions a 2-0 lead in the first-round series.

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Police: Pair made laxative cookies for striking workers

Couple allegedly annoyed with noisy protesters

Police say a couple made laxative-laced cookies for striking school employees because they were tired of the noise from the picket line near their home.

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Wanted woman’s Facebook taunts help police track her down

A wanted Pennsylvania woman who taunted a sheriff’s department online by asking if they “do pick up or delivery” has gotten a response: They do both, and she’s in custody.

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Burglary suspect arrested after leaving his ID behind

Authorities in Northern California say a man has been arrested after he left his ID at a home he allegedly burglarized.

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German students have algorithm for Game of Thrones deaths

Spoiler alert: Computer science students at the Technical University of Munich have developed an application that scours the internet for data on the popular Game of Thrones series, and uses an algorithm to predict which characters are most likely to survive to the end of its final season.

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Watch: Otter pup being hand-reared at Chicago zoo

A male North American river otter pup, which was born on February 26 at Chicago's Brookfield Zoo, is being hand-reared by animal care and veterinary staff.

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Forrest Gregg, lineman for mighty Packers teams, dies at 85

Forrest Gregg, the great Hall of Fame lineman for the mighty Green Bay Packers of the 1960s that Vince Lombardi called the “finest player I ever coached,” died Friday at age 85.

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Watch: Endangered rhino born at Iowa zoo

The Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines has announced the birth of a female endangered rhino calf. The African species is considered critically endangered, primarily because of poaching. (April 9)

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As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash

Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco.

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Phoenix police: No charges against ex-NBA player Mike Bibby

PHOENIX — Phoenix police are not recommending any charges against former NBA player Mike Bibby following an investigation into accusations of sexual abuse and harassment of a teacher at a suburban high school.

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2 more fatal falls at Grand Canyon follow dozens of others

PHOENIX — Two recent deaths in which men plummeted in the Grand Canyon follow dozens of apparently accidental fatal falls since the national park was established 100 years ago.

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Girl not amused by ‘SNL’ joke about her disabled pet chicken

A Vermont girl isn’t happy that her disabled pet chicken was joked about on “Saturday Night Live.”

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NHL Playoffs: Blue Jackets take stunning 2-0 series lead over Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. — Matt Duchene had a goal and three assists, Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets stunned the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night to take a 2-0 first-round series lead.

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Mysterious bowls of mashed potatoes confuse Mississippians

Someone is leaving mashed potatoes on cars, porches, and mailboxes

Residents of a neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi, are confused by the bowls of mashed potatoes they’re finding on their cars, porches and mailboxes.

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Oops! American Airlines attendant accidentally drops drinks on CEO

An American Airlines flight attendant says she was mortified when a passenger accidentally bumped her and she dropped a tray of drinks on her boss — CEO Doug Parker.

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Watch: Surveillance camera catches train derailment

Surveillance video from eastern Pennsylvania shows a train's cars suddenly topple over.

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India’s leader rallies his base with Hindu mega projects

In the Indian city Hindus consider the center of the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has commissioned a grand promenade connecting the sacred Ganges River with the centuries-old Vishwanath temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, the god of destruction.

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Phoenix man accused of killing 4, including wife and 2 kids

PHOENIX — A Phoenix man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his wife, two of his young daughters and a man who the suspect thought was romantically involved with his wife, police said Friday.

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Police: Passenger jumps out of jet at Phoenix airport

Authorities say a man on a flight that had just landed in Phoenix sprayed other passengers with a liquid from a bottle and then opened one of the jet's doors and jumped to the tarmac.

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