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The Latest: Prep school says it's proud of girl's strength

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:21pm

The latest on the trial of a former student at an elite prep school accused of raping a freshman as part of a tradition called Senior Salute (all times local):

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New trial date for man accused in death of teen girlfriend

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:01pm

An 18-year-old Colorado man accused of killing his teenage girlfriend three years ago because he thought she was pregnant is slated to face a murder charge in March after a judge set a new trial date on Friday.

EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:01pm

The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states.

Firefighters in Washington state worry about wind forecast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:21pm

The largest wildfire ever recorded in Washington state has grown by more than 22 square miles. And firefighters may see tougher conditions over the weekend, with high winds in the forecast.

Cyber-attacks on Overstock.com lead to federal charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:21pm

Federal prosecutors have charged an Israeli man they say tried to hack into the servers at Overstock.com, causing an estimated $450,000 in damages.

Trooper injured, gunman dead in shooting in Layton

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:21pm

A Utah highway trooper is expected to survive despite being hit three times during an early morning shootout with a suspect who later died from gunshot wounds near Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah, authorities said Friday.

Legionnaires' disease sends California inmate to hospital

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:21pm

The water has been shut off at California's oldest prison after an inmate was hospitalized with a confirmed case of Legionnaires' disease, officials said Friday.

Former prep school student convicted of sex charges

Lynne Tuohy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:12pm

A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of forcible rape but convicted of lesser sex offenses Friday against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a campus tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could sleep with.

The Latest: Florida, South Carolina prepare as storm nears

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:11pm

The latest on storm preparations for Erika (all times local):

Truckee Meadows Community College president Sheehan retiring

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:11pm

Truckee Meadows Community College President Maria Sheehan says she will retire in January to do volunteer work in Central America.

Police: Boy who died may have been in hot vehicle 3 hours

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:11pm

Police in Las Vegas now say a 4-year-old boy who died in a stifling hot pickup truck might have been in the vehicle for up to three hours on a sunny 100-degree day.

Parents fight 10-year-old violinist's expulsion for knife

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:11pm

Parents of a 10-year-old violinist are suing to overturn her expulsion for having a knife at an orchestra concert on school property that they contend she merely used to "trim broken hairs" on her violin bow.

The Latest: No retrial of officer; 'no winners or losers'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:01pm

The latest on the state of North Carolina's decision not to retry a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man in 2013.

School fund set for US man who helped thwart France attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:01pm

A California university has established a scholarship fund to assist one of the men who helped subdue a gunman on a high-speed train traveling to Paris.

Idaho man sentenced to life in prison in killing family of 3

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:01pm

A 22-year-old Idaho man will spend the rest of his life prison for killing a former Arizona power company executive, his wife and their adult son at a Boise home.

Attorneys for accused church shooter let out of other cases

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:01pm

Attorneys representing the man accused of killing nine people at a historic black church will be allowed to solely focus on his case until it's resolved, a judge ruled on Friday.

Oklahoma school ordered to repay about $1M in student aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:01pm

Eastern Oklahoma State College has been ordered to repay the federal government more than $1 million after some students received student aid when they were not eligible.

Pentagon: IS hacker killed in US strike also was recruiter

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:01pm

The Islamic State group hacker killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria this week had been recruiting sympathizers in the West to conduct "lone wolf" terrorist attacks, and his death eliminates a "significant threat" to the U.S., a military official said Friday.

Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:01pm

A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans.

Teen gets more than 11 years for helping Islamic State group

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 12:52pm

A northern Virginia teenager was sentenced Friday to more than 11 years in prison for helping another teen travel to Syria to join Islamic State militants and for providing other aid to the group.