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Florida Healthy Kids blames Obamacare for price increases

Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:21pm

Florida Healthy Kids Corporation is warning that health insurance premiums will increase for thousands of kids starting next month.

Arkansas governor asked to set execution dates for 8 inmates

Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:21pm

Arkansas' attorney general has asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson to set execution dates for eight death row inmates in what would be the state's first executions in a decade.

9-foot polar bear is back on campus after a summer makeover

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:21pm

The bear is back.

The Latest: No prison for ex-chief in black man's death

Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:21pm

The latest on a white former police chief who pleaded guilty to misconduct in office in the shooting death of an unarmed black man (all times local):

Tulsa college learns of radioactive spill at research campus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:21pm

A University of Tulsa spokeswoman said school officials were "blindsided" when they recently learned that a small, radioactive chemical spill occurred last fall at college's north research campus.

Home detention for white police chief who shot black man

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:21pm

A white ex-police chief pleaded guilty Tuesday to misconduct in office in the 2011 shooting death of an unarmed black man and was sentenced to a year of home detention.

Prosecutor: 2nd video emerges of deadly shooting by deputies

Seth Robbins and David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:12pm

A second video has emerged that gives authorities a "very clear view" of a confrontation between deputies and a Texas man who had his hands raised before he was shot and killed, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Parents of women killed on San Francisco pier file claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:11pm

The parents of a San Francisco woman who was fatally shot by a man in the country illegally filed legal claims against San Francisco and federal officials.

White South Carolina police chief sentenced to home detention in killing of unarmed black man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:11pm

White South Carolina police chief sentenced to home detention in killing of unarmed black man.

Board of Governors OKs shift of WVU Tech campus to Beckley

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:11pm

West Virginia University's Board of Governors voted unanimously Tuesday to authorize moving the WVU Institute of Technology campus from Montgomery to Beckley.

Senate leader: Not enough votes to defund Planned Parenthood

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:11pm

The Senate's top Republican is conceding that his party will have to await the next president before it can cut off federal funds that go to Planned Parenthood.

US drug agents arrest dozens, seize 16 secret steroid labs

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:01pm

Federal drug agents arrested more than 90 people and seized 16 underground labs in a 20-state operation targeting illegal steroids.

New study finds Florida's high-stakes school tests valid

Gary Fineout, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:01pm

Florida's new high-stakes test , which came under fire after a chaotic rollout this past spring, is valid according to a new outside study released Tuesday.

State's wildlife policy debated after encounter with bear

Stephen Singer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:52pm

A debate over Connecticut's wildlife policy reignited after state officials said last week they will trap and kill a bear cub that approached a hiker in a wildlife area, startling but not harming her.

School split over transgender student using girls bathroom

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:51pm

An effort by a transgender student to use the girls bathroom has split Hillsboro High School, with some of her peers walking out in protest and others holding a counter demonstration to show their support.

Parents of women killed on San Francisco pier file claims

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:51pm

The parents of a San Francisco woman who was fatally shot by a man in the country illegally filed legal claims against San Francisco and federal officials.

Assault charges for 3 deputies in horse-chase beating

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:51pm

Prosecutors in San Bernardino County, California, have filed felony assault charges against three sheriff's deputies involved in the televised beating of a suspect after he tried to escape on horseback.

State IDs Minnesota schools making achievement gap progress

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:51pm

Nearly two-thirds of Minnesota's schools are making significant progress in closing achievement gaps in reading and math, the Minnesota Department of Education said Tuesday.

White SC police chief makes plea deal in shooting of unarmed black man; murder charge dropped

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:51pm

White SC police chief makes plea deal in shooting of unarmed black man; murder charge dropped.