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Man operating sex trafficking enterprise gets life sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 5:00am

Federal prosecutors in North Carolina say a man convicted of running a sex trafficking operation that recruited women and girls as young as 16 into prostitution has been sentenced to life in prison.

Students get bottled water after school water shows bacteria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 4:50am

Students at an Ames elementary school have been given bottled water since the school's water showed bacterial contamination.

U of Illinois students now must take minority culture class

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 4:30am

A change has been made to the general education requirements at the University of Illinois that will require Urbana-Champaign students to take a course in U.S. minority culture.

Man angry about missing birth sentenced for bomb threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 4:00am

A Utah man who pleaded guilty to calling in a hospital bomb threat because he was upset he couldn't attend his child's birth will serve more than four years in federal prison.

Police: Man tried to grab officer's gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 4:00am

The NYPD says a man is under arrest after trying to grab an officer's gun outside the campus of a Bronx college.

Dolphin found to have died from parasite found in cats

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 4:00am

Scientists have determined that the death of a spinner dolphin found off Hawaii Island last year was caused by a disease that has threatened Hawaii's monk seal population.

Ireland Army Hospital limiting new surgeries starting June 1

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 3:30am

Ireland Army Community Hospital at Fort Knox says it will begin limiting new surgery cases starting next month.

Rockefeller sets up WVU public service scholarship

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 3:10am

Former U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller has set up a public service scholarship in his name at West Virginia University.

Baltimore city school board appoints new CEO

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 3:00am

The Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners has announced that the city schools chief executive officer will be replaced by a former administrator.

Delaware lawmakers eye shorter terms for local school boards

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 3:00am

Delaware lawmakers are considering legislation to shorten the terms of local school board members.

Virginia Supreme Court recognizes gay couples in divorce law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 2:10am

The Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled that a person doesn't need to pay alimony to a former spouse if the payee is in a new relationship with a member of the same sex.

Navy SEAL killed in Iraq was close to disgraced grandfather

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 2:00am

He was a former Phoenix high school star distance runner who was the grandson of an Arizona financier involved in the 1980s savings and loan scandal.

Detroit teachers ending 2-day sick-out, fighting legislation

Corey Williams and David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 1:50am

Detroit schools are expected to reopen Wednesday after teachers who had called out sick for two days received assurances from the financially struggling district that they would continue to be paid.

Farmington School Board doesn't want to pay for Trump visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 1:40am

Farmington School Board officials say they shouldn't have to foot the bill for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's visit to the southeastern New Hampshire town.

Cumberland hit-and-run victim dies, driver has been charged

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 1:40am

Police say an 18-year-old man has died from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run accident in Cumberland and the driver responsible has been charged.

Obama visiting Flint for first time since water crisis began

Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 1:31am

President Barack Obama is set to meet with residents of Flint, Michigan, to hear how they're managing after lead from old pipes tainted their drinking water.

Texas policeman accused of sexually assaulting girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 1:30am

Authorities say a five-year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department is suspected of sexually assaulting a girl on a nearly weekly basis for about four years.

Government report: Crime dropped overall in nation's schools

Carole Feldman and Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 1:30am

The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation.

Police: No charges filed in UNCW student's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 1:10am

Wilmington police say that no one will be charged in the death of a University of North Carolina Wilmington student.