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New York makes it easier to sign up to be an organ donor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:50pm

A new law in New York state aims to make it easier to sign up to be an organ or tissue donor.

NYC gets OK to issue salt-warning fines as suit continues

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:50pm

New York City plans to start enforcing a first-of-its-kind requirement for warning icons on salty chain restaurant foods June 6 after getting an appeals court's go-ahead to start issuing fines. But it's not the final word on whether the regulation will stand.

Court officials: Man accused of kidnapping to change plea

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:50pm

Court officials say a man who pleaded not guilty to charges he kidnapped a 14-year-old girl and raped her repeatedly during nine months of captivity in New Hampshire is planning to enter a change of plea.

STORY REMOVED: BC-US--Girl Shot-Detroit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:42pm

The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about a girl who was shot in the head in Detroit during a fight between her father and neighbors. Police earlier said the girl had died, but a hospital spokesman now says she is in critical condition. A replacement story will be retransmitted.

Police: 2 in custody in NYC exchange student slashing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:40pm

New York City police say two suspects are in custody in connection with the December slashing of a Chinese exchange student.

Former Marine freed from prison in Iran attends memorial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:40pm

A former U.S. Marine who was jailed in Iran for more than four years until his January release describes his visit to the Michigan state Senate for Memorial Day services as "bittersweet."

The Latest: Official: Navy aviators received minor injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:31pm

The Latest on the collision of two Navy fighter jets off the coast of North Carolina (all times local):

1 student dead, 1 hospitalized after attack near school

Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:31pm

Attackers shot two students near a San Francisco Bay Area high school, killing one and sending another to a hospital in an incident that prompted the closing of the campus, authorities said Thursday.

FAA says Reno crash landing was due to engine failure

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:21pm

Officials say engine failure is what led the pilot of a small plane to crash-land on a busy road in Reno.

State judge in 'Mississippi Burning' trial dies at age 84

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:11pm

The state judge who presided over the "Mississippi Burning" trial in 2005 has died.

UA trustees approve online degree for Clinton School

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:11pm

The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees has approved an online master's degree program to be offered by UA's Clinton School of Public Service.

Photo released of suspect in Hooters sports book robbery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:11pm

Police have released surveillance tape of an armed robber who held up the sports book at the Hooters hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

Greenville parents want metal detectors in schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:11pm

Hundreds of people have signed an online petition calling for metal detectors in Greenville County schools.

Prisoner not seen since CIA capture may appear at Guantanamo

Ben Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:11pm

A Palestinian not seen publicly since his 2002 capture by the CIA launched a brutal interrogation program may soon make his first appearance in a U.S. courtroom.

Wisconsin man seeks freedom in Gangster Disciples case

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:11pm

A lawyer for a man named in a nationwide probe of Gangster Disciples gang members tried to get him released to await trial at his home in Madison, Wisconsin, where he contributes to the arts and music scenes. But a federal magistrate declined, citing the allegation that he was involved in a carjacking in Georgia.

Man vows to keep stalking TV reporter _ when probation is up

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:01pm

A man has vowed in court to resume stalking a Philadelphia TV news reporter as soon as his probation for doing so expires in 15 years.

The Latest: Forecasters raise tornado threat level in Kansas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:01pm

The Latest on severe weather in the Plains (all times local):

Snyder halts internal Flint probes after prosecutors object

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:01pm

Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday called for an end to civil and administrative investigations into how two state agencies contributed to Flint's lead-tainted drinking water crisis, after being warned they are hampering state and federal criminal probes.

Fernley pool board broke open meetings law twice

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:51am

Nevada's attorney general says a board overseeing the public swimming pool in Fernley broke the open meetings law when it failed to provide proper notice about a meeting called to correct a previous violation of the law.