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The Latest: Michael Brown's dad at meeting on Ferguson deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:31pm

The Latest on a police and court reform agreement between Ferguson and the U.S. Department of Justice (all times local):

Medical director resigns, calls DC fire department 'toxic'

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:01pm

The medical director of the District of Columbia's long-troubled fire department is stepping down, saying "people are dying needlessly" because the department is resistant to reform.

Ohio EPA: Town failed to notify some of lead in recent tests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:01pm

Tap water samples taken over the last two weeks have found high levels of lead in at least 30 homes in the village, which failed to promptly notify some people about results and didn't submit required weekly reports on water chemistry, state environmental regulators said Tuesday.

Medical director resigns, calls DC fire department 'toxic'

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:01pm

A man died of a stab wound that he could have survived if he hadn't waited 18 minutes for an ambulance, the outgoing medical director of the District of Columbia's fire department said in a scathing resignation letter that questioned Mayor Muriel Bowser's efforts to reform the long-troubled agency.

Ferguson City Council expected to vote on DOJ agreement

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:41pm

The Ferguson City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on a police and court reform proposal with the U.S. Department of Justice, an agreement that would cost the St. Louis suburb millions of dollars.

Nuns who help homeless face eviction in costly San Francisco

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:31pm

Sister Mary Benedicte wants to focus on feeding the hungry lined up outside a soup kitchen in a gritty part of San Francisco.

Sanders scores key win in New Hampshire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:31pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders has taken a commanding victory in the New Hampshire primary over Hillary Clinton.

The Latest: Ohio town criticized for water-testing reporting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:30pm

The latest on concerns about lead in residents' tap water in Ohio (all times local):

Former Columbus Police officer sues over firing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:30pm

A former police officer is suing a Mississippi city after he was fired for his role in a fatal death.

Texas couple charged with forcing nanny to work for no pay

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:23pm

A Houston-area couple forced a Nigerian woman to care for their five children and home without pay during a two-year period in which she was physically and verbally abused, made to work nearly 20 hours a day and told to sleep on the floor, federal authorities say.

School evacuated after note on van threatens explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:08pm

Police in Southern California have evacuated an elementary school, apartment building and mobile home park after finding a parked van with a man unconscious inside and a note on the windshield saying the vehicle would explode if it was moved.

Senate panel introduces tuition lock proposal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:08pm

An Idaho Senate panel has introduced legislation that would freeze college and university tuition for incoming freshman so they would pay the same rate for at least four academic years.

House panel OKs bill restoring children's health insurance

Ryan Van Velzer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:08pm

A bill to provide health insurance for thousands of Arizona children cleared a hurdle Tuesday as lawmakers unanimously passed a measure to lift a freeze on a program covering low-income kids.

Student-testing firm defends itself after computer glitches

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:08pm

A student-testing company's president defended his firm Tuesday after Tennessee's education commissioner said she no longer had confidence in its ability to administer a new academic assessment test online.

Idaho lawmaker panel backs ban on local minimum wage hikes

Kathryn Haake, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:08pm

An Idaho legislative panel has introduced a proposal that would ban local municipalities from raising the minimum wage.

Bill would stop removal of Confederate, historic markers

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:41pm

Confederate monuments first erected after the Civil War to honor Southern soldiers have increasingly been targeted by civil rights activists who say they are offensive to blacks and should be taken down. An Alabama legislator wants to make sure that doesn't happen without state lawmakers' approval.

Kim Davis obeying orders in gay marriage case, judges rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:34pm

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has obeyed orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the months since she spent five nights in jail for refusing to do so, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Social justice advocate kills self outside Ohio Statehouse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:34pm

A man who killed himself on the steps of the Statehouse was an activist on issues of social justice who also worked with young people and the homeless, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

North Carolina takes map delay request to US Supreme Court

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:34pm

The federal court that struck down two majority black congressional districts in North Carolina refused Tuesday to delay its order demanding that new boundaries be drawn in barely a week's time.

Obama admin says it won't use Ebola funding to combat Zika

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:33pm

The Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a Republican suggestion to use money Congress provided to fight the Ebola virus to combat the Zika virus and mosquitoes that spread it.