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Police: Woman found dead in upstate NY, daughter charged

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 11:10am

The mother of a sex worker whose disappearance led to the discovery of 10 sets of human remains strewn along Long Island's Gilgo Beach was found dead in her apartment and another daughter has been charged in the killing, the family's attorney and police said Sunday.

The Latest: Mayor warns about heat wave during DNC protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 11:10am

The Latest on demonstrations around Philadelphia ahead of the Democratic National Convention (all times local):

Latest: 18 structures burned in Southern California fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 11:10am

The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

Health officials investigate recent Bethel salmonella cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 10:50am

Alaska health officials are investigating a number of salmonella infections in Bethel.

Dallas public school students to take fewer assessment tests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 10:50am

Students in the second-largest public school district in Texas will be taking fewer tests to avoid possible duplication of some exams and concentrate more on state-required learning.

In Dallas, burgeoning movement overshadowed by shooting

Emily Schmall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 10:50am

The leadership of the Next Generation Action Network drove all night from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, arriving in Dallas early on July 7, just hours before the start of their hastily arranged march that ended in the worst attack on law enforcement since 9/11.

Olympics: No blanket ban on Russian athletes, IOC says

Eoghan MacGuire, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 10:42am

The International Olympic Committee will not issue a blanket ban on Russian athletes hoping to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games and will instead leave the decision up to individual sporting federations, the IOC confirmed in a statement Sunday.

Officer injured, shots fired after suspect steals squad car

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 10:40am

An officer is injured and two suspects are in custody after one man stole a squad car in Wisconsin.

Legislature aware part of Ohio pot law legally questionable

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 10:40am

Apparently unconstitutional portions of Ohio's medical marijuana law, which set aside a percentage of the state's pot licenses for minorities, were spotted during legislative debate but left in the bill to gain needed votes, a key lawmaker says.

Thompson residents voting on $10M school expansion project

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 10:40am

Voters in the Thompson school district will once again decide the fate of a school expansion and renovation project.

Michigan pays legal fees for Detroit Public Schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 10:30am

The state Department of Treasury say it will pay more than $300,000 in legal fees to sue two Detroit Public Schools teachers for what the district alleges was their roles in instigating massive teacher sickouts.

Protesters hit the streets for hot day of marches before DNC

Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 10:30am

Police officers were posted at street corners in downtown Philadelphia as the first protesters hit the city's sweltering streets Sunday ahead of the Democratic National Convention.

California fires threaten thousands of homes; 1 body found

John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 10:01am

Two massive wildfires raged in tinder-dry California hills and canyons Sunday, leaving thousands of homes evacuated and authorities to investigate a burned body found in a neighborhood swept by flames.

Monmouth officials say West Nile Virus evident in county

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 10:01am

Monmouth County officials say they've found evidence of mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus in the county.

New biohazard facility to test Wyoming wildlife

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 10:00am

An important addition to the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory is under way for a biohazard facility, focusing on some nasty diseases that can be found in Wyoming wildlife, like the plague and rabies.

Scooter rider killed in collision on Las Vegas street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 9:50am

A man riding a scooter was killed in what Las Vegas police believe was a drunk-driving related hit-and-run.

2 years after Ferguson, recriminations roil governor's race

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 9:30am

It has been two years since a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, touching off days of rioting, but the political repercussions from the incident have only intensified, fanned by a governor's race in which all four Republican candidates are pledging an aggressive law-and-order approach.

3 injured after shooting near downtown Orlando nightclub

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 9:20am

Police in Florida are investigating a shooting that happened early Sunday near a nightclub in downtown Orlando.

University of New England gets nearly $900K for primary care

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 9:00am

The federal Health Resources and Services Administration is giving nearly $900,000 to University of New England to help the school grow the state's health care workforce.

State Fair booth focuses on use, abuse of prescription drugs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 9:00am

A booth at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot is trying to teach visitors how to properly lock, monitor and dispose of prescription medications.