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The U.S. is still using floppy disks to run its nuclear program

James Griffiths, CNN  |  Posted  May 26th - 3:02pm

Want to launch a nuclear missile? You'll need a floppy disk.

Atlantic City rescue package goes to Christie

Michael Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 3:01pm

New Jersey lawmakers on Thursday sent Gov. Chris Christie legislation to keep Atlantic City from running out of cash, throwing the financially-strapped resort a life preserver just before the unofficial start to summer this weekend.

The Latest: Medicaid officials surprised by budget language

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 3:01pm

The Latest on the ethics trial of Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard (all times local):

Niagara University provost named Northern State president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 3:01pm

Niagara University Provost Timothy Downs has been named the next president of Northern State University.

Hospital, family agree to $1.35M settlement in mold death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 3:00pm

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has agreed to pay $1.35 million in a settlement to the family of a woman who died during a mold outbreak at the hospital, according to court records.

Man accused of plotting to join Islamic State takes stand

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 3:00pm

A Minnesota man on trial for plotting to go to Syria to join the Islamic State group is testifying in his own defense.

California mayors press for freeway cameras amid shootings

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 3:00pm

Five Northern California mayors called on the governor Thursday to install surveillance cameras on freeways that run through their cities amid a spate of deadly shootings that they say have left their communities "under siege."

California court tosses murder conviction in bite-mark case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 3:00pm

The California Supreme Court has thrown out the conviction of a man found guilty of killing his wife after jurors heard bite-mark testimony that was later recanted.

'That was brutal': National Spelling Bee down to top 10

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 3:00pm

Tejas Muthusamy knew he was in trouble.

Louisiana adds police protections to hate-crime laws

Megan Trimble, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 3:00pm

Louisiana has become the first state in the nation to expand its hate-crime laws to protect police, firefighters and emergency medical crews.

Hatch editorial on Supreme Court nominee posted early

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:51pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah was scheduled to meet Thursday with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, but a guest editorial he wrote for the Deseret News mistakenly posted early shows he had already made up his mind.

The Latest: Storms fire up on Rockies Front Range

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:50pm

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

Administration lays out draft rule for school accountability

Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:41pm

Proposed federal guidelines would allow states to decide how to use a mix of test scores, academic growth and other measures like chronic absenteeism to identify failing schools and children who are struggling the most.

Wichita teachers vote for shorter school year, longer day

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:41pm

Union officials say Wichita teachers have approved a plan to lengthen the school day and shorten the year.

Court officials: Man who denied kidnapping to change plea

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:41pm

A man who pleaded not guilty to charges he kidnapped a 14-year-old girl and raped her repeatedly during nine months of captivity is planning to enter a change of plea, court officials said Thursday.

The Latest: Police: 2 men wanted to steal, sell exec's SUV

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:41pm

The Latest on the fatal shooting of ex-coal chief executive Bennett Hatfield in southern West Virginia (all times local):

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:41pm

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.

Former Marine freed from prison in Iran attends memorial

Michael Gerstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:41pm

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

Man convicted of killing lawmaker's 2 sisters gets life term

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:31pm

A man convicted of killing two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole after a jury deadlocked on whether he should get the death penalty.

US Interior secretary troubled by auction of sacred items

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:31pm

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she's troubled by the auctioning off of objects held sacred by Native American tribes and she's calling on the French government to help find a path toward repatriating the items.