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New Maine midwifery rules reflect licensure drive around US

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:30am

Maine's midwives will face a new set of rules designed to make homebirth safer as a result of a bill that reflects changes to the profession around the country.

State urges protection against mosquitoes as trapping begins

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:30am

State officials are reminding residents to protect themselves against mosquito-borne diseases as they prepare to begin trapping mosquitoes to monitor for West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

Altered state: Border redraw leaves 19 in different Carolina

Jeffrey Collins and Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:30am

Dee Martin may wake up on Jan. 1 and find herself in a whole different state.

Teacher shortage in northern Montana has officials worried

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:20am

A shortage of teachers in northern Montana has officials worried.

Teen girls charged with throwing bunny against a wall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:20am

Three teenage girls are facing animal cruelty charges after video appeared online of them allegedly throwing a bunny against a wall several times.

Gay couple attacked? In West Virginia, it's not a hate crime

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:20am

Last April, police say, a Marshall University football player saw two men kissing on a West Virginia street, hopped out of the passenger seat of a car, shouted homophobic slurs and attacked the men, punching them in the face.

Altered state: Border redraw leaves 19 homes in different state

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:10am

Dee Martin may wake up on Jan. 1 and find herself in a whole different state.

2 schools in Barbour County under consideration for closing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:00am

Two elementary schools in Barbour County are being targeted for closure next year due to declining enrollment.

The Latest: Bonnie makes for bad beach day in S. Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:51am

The Latest on Tropical Depression Bonnie hovering along the Carolinas coast (all times local):

Advocacy groups, district debate transgender athletes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:50am

The Haines School District and a nonprofit Christian advocacy group are at odds over a transgender competitor at the state track meet in Anchorage.

Fire destroys 4 Yale forestry school buildings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:50am

A three-alarm fire has destroyed four buildings owned by the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

As charters grow, public schools see sharp enrollment drop

Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:40am

Standing before the Los Angeles Unified School Board, Susan Zoller delivered a startling assessment: More than 100,000 students in the nation's second-largest district were now enrolled in charters, draining more than $500 million from the budget in a single academic year.

Family pays $70,000 for rabies shots after bat enters home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:40am

A family of five is taking extra precaution by shelling out $70,000 for rabies shot after a bat flew into their suburban Atlanta home.

Murfreesboro hospice patient meets basketball player

Nancy By Gennaro, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:40am

Back in the 1990s, avid sports fan Harvey Branch worked across the street from Shelbyville Central High School, home to the nationally famous Golden Eaglettes. He began closely following the winning girls' basketball team, which had garnered many wins and a national title, explained Branch's daughter Jennifer Frank.

Data show more students leaving public schools for charters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:30am

Urban school districts from Los Angeles to Philadelphia are experiencing declining enrollment in traditional public schools as more parents enroll their children in charters, depleting millions in per-pupil funding from district budgets.

El Paso school district uses stadium lights to deter vandals

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:20am

School officials in an El Paso district where high school stadiums are getting new artificial turf are keeping the stadium lights on at night to deter thieves and vandals.

Florida officer wounds suspect during gunfight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:20am

A South Florida police officer shot a suspect during a gunfight that erupted at a traffic stop.

Teenage rodeo performer trampled to death by horse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:20am

State police say a rider taking part in a rodeo in New Jersey has died from injuries he received in an accident.

Police shoot man who wouldn't drop shotgun in NC parking lot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:20am

Authorities say a man shot to death by police in North Carolina held a shotgun for about 20 minutes before pointing it at officers.

$1 cup designed in Seattle could save millions of babies

Jonel Aleccia, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:00am

When babies in poor countries can't breast-feed, the results can be deadly, but a trio of Seattle researchers has found an innovative way to help.