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Prosecutor: Death penalty possible for man in boater's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 5:20am

A 36-year-old man could face the death penalty in the death of a boater who went missing while traveling from Gulf Shores, Alabama, to the Florida Panhandle.

'Walk-ins' planned at Jefferson County schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 5:10am

The Jefferson County Teacher's Association is encouraging "walk-ins" at member schools as a response to potential changes of district policies, some of which affect teacher pay.

Sick-out by teachers closes most of Detroit's public schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 5:00am

Most of Detroit's public schools were closed Monday after the teachers union urged members to call out sick following a weekend announcement that the district wouldn't be able to pay its teachers starting this summer.

The Latest: Sick-out by Detroit teachers shuts most schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:50am

The Latest on the sick-out by teachers that's closed dozens of Detroit schools on Monday (all times local):

Judge to consider request to move hot car death trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:40am

A judge is expected to consider whether to move the trial of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die.

Pittsburgh schools to hold workshop on transgender plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:30am

Officials and the public will start talking about a proposed transgender nondiscrimination policy for Pittsburgh's public schools.

District reviewing voter fraud charges against board member

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 3:50am

Authorities say a New Jersey school board member has been accused of filling out vote-by-mail applications for people who didn't exist or weren't allowed to vote.

Lawsuit planned to stop UofL Confederate monument removal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 3:30am

A Republican candidate for Congress says he will file a lawsuit to stop Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and University of Louisville President James Ramsey from removing a Confederate monument from the school's campus.

EXCHANGE: Herrin City Library History Room preserves

Marilyn Halstead(carbondale) Southern Illinoisan, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 3:10am

Herrin has a history that includes coal mines, Italian immigrants, gangsters and even an amusement and entertainment complex. Some of that history is tucked in a room at the north end of Herrin City Library.

Tiny fraction of migrant youths are in Arizona

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:20am

Just a fraction of the migrant children who arrived in the United States without parents since the fall of 2013 have been placed in Arizona.

Malia Obama to enter Harvard in 2017 after taking gap year

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:01am

A year off between high school and college is becoming a popular choice for U.S. students and it has caught the eye of President Barack Obama's daughter, Malia. The White House says the high school senior will enter Harvard in 2017, not later this year as had been widely expected.

US agency's Nevada boss urges roundup of 4,000 mustangs

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:01am

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Nevada director wants to free up more federal rangeland for livestock grazing this summer by rounding up 4,000 wild horses in Elko County— more than were gathered across 10 Western states combined last year.

Fraction of Central American migrant kids land in Rockies

Colleen Slevin, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:00am

A fraction of the thousands of children who've fled poverty and violence in Central America alone in recent years are now scattered across Colorado, Wyoming and Montana living with relatives and other sponsors.

Fire at historic Boise building under investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 1:50am

Authorities are investigating a fire that broke out inside a historic building in downtown Boise.

Protesters urge Dartmouth College to divest in fossil fuels

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 1:50am

More than 400 protesters took to the on-campus home of Dartmouth College President Philip Hanlon over the weekend to urge the school to shed its investments in fossil fuel companies.

Things to know: the benefits of students taking a gap year

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 1:50am

President Barack Obama's daughter Malia is taking a year off after graduating from high school before attending Harvard University as part of an expanding program for students known as a "gap year."

Closing arguments set in 'Grim Sleeper' serial killer trial

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 1:41am

The "Grim Sleeper" serial killer trial is coming to a close in Los Angeles after months of testimony.

Nampa police find body in burning car

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 11:20pm

Authorities are investigating after a body was found inside a burning car in the parking lot of a Nampa apartment complex.

Arrests in Seattle as May Day marchers take to streets

Chris Grygiel and Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 11:20pm

Seattle police used pepper spray to disperse black-clad anti-capitalist protesters authorities say threw rocks, flares, bricks and Molotov cocktails at officers during a rowdy May Day gathering.