2 baby bald eagles get new names _ Freedom and Liberty

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two baby bald eagles at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington have been officially named "Freedom and "Liberty" following a "Name the Nestlings" social media campaign.


Storms could bring powerful tornadoes to Great Plains

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Forecasters are warning that severe storms could bring powerful, long-track tornadoes and grapefruit-sized hail to the Great Plains on Tuesday, prompting some schools in Oklahoma to preemptively cancel classes.

  • Written by DANIEL C. HOUSTON, Associated Press

Focus shifts to bullying after Wisconsin prom shooting

ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Monday called for a discussion on how to deal with bullying in schools after friends of a gunman who wounded two people outside a high school prom said the 18-year-old had been bullied.

  • Written by GREG MOORE, Associated Press

Prince's lawyer: Death a shock; singer led clean lifestyle

Prince's longtime lawyer called the death of the superstar a complete shock and said Monday that the singer lived a clean and healthy lifestyle, disputing suggestions that he had a drug addiction.

  • Written by NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP Entertainment Writer

Al-Qaida says it killed Bangladesh gay activist, friend

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Bangladeshi branch of al-Qaida claimed responsibility Tuesday for the killing of a gay rights activist and his friend, undermining the prime minister's insistence just hours earlier that her political opponents were to blame for the attack and for a rising tide of violence against secular activists and writers.