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2nd attack on university-rented property brings concern

Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 6:32pm

A second violent attack on property rented by the University of Arkansas has some students and faculty wondering if more needs to be done to help Fayetteville's population of homeless people.

Massive rock threatening to crash into base of Glen Canyon Dam

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 6:31pm

A massive piece of rock is at risk of crashing down from a canyon wall to the base of an Arizona dam, prompting the government to send in a crew of rappelers to keep the slab in place.

A look at the Illinois officer slaying investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 5:51pm

Investigators in northern Illinois are hoping a $50,000 reward and new videos will help produce a break in the hunt for three men wanted in this week's fatal shooting of a police officer. A guide to key aspects of the case:

Woman accused of posing as attorney is sentenced to jail

Lindsay Whitehurst and Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 5:32pm

A judge on Friday sentenced a Utah woman accused of posing as a lawyer to serve two months in jail and pay more than $8,000 in fines and restitution.

Jury: No parole for ex-Vegas firefighter in wife murder case

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 5:31pm

A 43-year-old former Las Vegas firefighter and U.S. Military Academy graduate should never get out of prison for hiring a homeless ex-convict to kill his cocktail server wife, a jury decided Friday.

Arson was cause of Planned Parenthood fire in Washington

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 7:22pm

A pre-dawn blaze that heavily damaged a Planned Parenthood clinic was arson, fire investigators in Washington state determined Friday.

Sandoval makes last-ditch appeal to BLM over sage grouse

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 7:21pm

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval made a last-ditch appeal to the federal Bureau of Land Management to accept Nevada's recommendations for protecting the greater sage grouse.

Judge: Injunction against water rule limited to 13 states

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 7:11pm

A federal judge in North Dakota said Friday that his injunction blocking a new Obama administration rule aimed at regulating some small waterways applies only to the 13 states that sued to block it, and not nationwide.

Court finds Washington charter school law unconstitutional

Rachel By Corte and Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 7:11pm

The Washington Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state's voter-approved charter-school law is unconstitutional, throwing the new school year into chaos for about 1,200 pupils enrolled in the system.

Authorities: 15 cases of salmonella reported in New Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 6:51pm

The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating 15 confirmed cases of salmonella that appear to be linked to eating garden-variety cucumbers grown in Mexico.

Dog's death prompts warning of toxic algae in Russian River

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 6:41pm

Authorities are urging people to keep their pets out of the Russian River in Northern California this Labor Day weekend after a dog died from toxic algae.

66 cases of salmonella in 6 Arizona counties from cucumbers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 6:21pm

Health officials say 66 cases of salmonella linked to garden-variety cucumbers grown outside the U.S. have been reported in six Arizona counties.

Education Department says Pruitt likely next commissioner

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 6:21pm

One of the two finalists to become the next Kentucky commissioner of education has withdrawn from consideration, and the Education Department says the other candidate is likely to be named to the post.

Judge orders Pasco teachers back to school

Donna Gordon Blankinship, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 6:11pm

A judge on Friday ordered striking Pasco teachers to return to school on Tuesday, one week after their walkout began, while contract talks continued in Seattle under threat of another strike.

Chicago officer won't be fired for Ferguson shooting comment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 6:11pm

Chicago's police superintendent says an officer who made racially charged remarks in a video that included the taunt Michael Brown "deserved it" won't be fired.

3-month-old tiger transferred to animal sanctuary

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 6:11pm

Humane society officials say a woman who refused to identify herself surrendered a 3-month-old tiger cub to the organization and said she found the animal roaming on the side of a road in the San Jacinto Valley.

Sandoval wants Education Savings Account case fast-tracked

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 5:51pm

Gov. Brian Sandoval asked Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt on Friday to do whatever he can to fast-track a court case over the state's broad new Education Savings Account program — a challenge Laxalt said he's accepting.

Vegas police officer wounded, 2 in custody after shootout

Ken Ritter and Kimberly Pierceall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 5:31pm

A veteran Las Vegas police officer was wounded by an AK-47 assault rifle and two suspects were injured and arrested after a backyard prowler call and pre-dawn shootout, authorities said Friday.

Transgender student's bid to again use boys restrooms denied

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 5:31pm

A federal judge has denied a bid by a transgender teenager to resume using the boys' restrooms at his eastern Virginia high school.