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EPA paying $1 million in response costs after mine spill

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:42am

The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it is reimbursing states, tribes and local governments about $1 million for their costs after the agency accidentally triggered a massive wastewater spill from a Colorado mine.

Dog missing 10 years found in Alabama, returning to owner

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:40am

A dog that went missing 10 years ago in Alabama is being reunited with its owner.

Jury rules against Rio Grande Valley school board in suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:40am

A federal court jury has recommended a Rio Grande Valley school district and four of its board members pay more than $3.2 million in damages after the panel found the school board members improperly retaliated against district workers who opposed them in 2014 elections.

6 Ohio school districts close, citing threat to students

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:31am

Six southeast Ohio school districts canceled Friday classes because of an unspecified threat that authorities said originated in the Athens area and was made against students.

Biggest gets bigger: Army's biggest training post expanding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:30am

The Army's biggest basic training post is getting bigger by adding another battalion that will be training an additional 2,000 recruits by 2018.

Coroner: Louisiana man killed by lightning

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:30am

A Louisiana coroner says a man working on a Slidell-area construction site died after being struck by lightning.

Asking the question: Tillis asks Army plans on Bragg runway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:30am

North Carolina U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis wants to know Army plans for extending the runway at Pope Field at Fort Bragg.

Expert: Freshman died of nosebleed, not attack by boyfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:20am

A defense expert says a Pennsylvania college freshman who prosecutors say was beaten and strangled by her boyfriend in her dorm room actually died from a "massive nosebleed" caused by a previous fracture of her eye socket.

Sentencing of Colorado woman who cut baby from womb

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:20am

A judge is set to sentence a Colorado woman convicted of attempted murder after cutting a nearly 8-month-old fetus from a stranger's womb.

Gordon college says lawsuit 'grossly misrepresents' facts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:00am

A Christian college in Massachusetts says it's "saddened and disappointed" about a lawsuit that alleges it disciplined a professor for opposing the school's stance on gay workers.

Police: Hammond teen arrested for making threat at school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:00am

Authorities say a 15-year-old Hammond High Magnet School student has been arrested for writing a threat on a desk.

New York police: Man offers boy up for sex in Central Park

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:00am

Authorities in New York City are looking for a man who they say offered a boy up for sex to a passer-by in Central Park.

Elected CU student leaders accused of making pizza bribes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 6:50am

Two of the winning presidential candidates in the University of Colorado's student government elections will not be allowed to take office after allegations that they used bribes of cookies and pizzas to gain votes.

Memorial set for 25 WWII US soldiers lost in Italian lake

Chris Carola, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 6:50am

A trio of U.S. Army veterans has teamed up to establish a memorial in Italy to the 25 American soldiers who drowned in an Alpine lake when their amphibious vehicle sank during World War II.

4 young girls run away from Florida foster home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 6:40am

Authorities are searching for four foster children who were discovered missing from their beds during head count at a private foster care home near Tampa.

Go back to Africa: Mother says teacher made remark to son

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 6:40am

The Beaufort County School District is investigating after a black woman complained that a white teacher told her son he should go back to Africa.

Autopsy: Famed pianist's 2 daughters likely died of asphyxia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 6:30am

A Texas medical examiner says the two young daughters of an internationally known pianist likely died of asphyxia.

6 officers cleared of doing cavity search without warrant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 6:20am

A jury has cleared six Connecticut police officers of allegations that they conducted an illegal body cavity search on a man in 2011.

Harrisburg teacher buttons note 1,400 days without contract

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 6:10am

School teachers in Pennsylvania's capital are wearing buttons to note that they've now worked without a contract for more than 1,400 days.