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University of Oregon investigating trash at California lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 7:10pm

The University of Oregon is investigating whether other campus fraternities and sororities were responsible for a half-mile-wide swath of trash left behind at a California lake after one fraternity was suspended, a university spokesman said Wednesday.

Phones fuel great growth potential for US Internet gambling

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 7:01pm

Internet gambling has tremendous growth potential in the United States as ever-greater percentages of the public use smartphones, participants in a major gambling conference said Wednesday.


Clinton email use broke federal rules: inspector's report

Michael Biesecker and Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 7:00pm

Hillary Clinton and her team ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers, a department audit has found. Her aides twice brushed aside concerns, in one case telling technical staff "the matter was not to be discussed further."

Illinois House Democrats defy governor, push own budget

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 6:40pm

The Democratic-led Illinois House passed a budget for next year in defiance of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's wish for pro-business legislation he wants.

3rd person charged in investigation of coal exec's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 6:40pm

A third person was charged Wednesday in the death of former coal executive Bennett Hatfield.

The Latest: University investigating mess at California lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 6:31pm

The Latest on trash left behind at a California lake after an annual trip by fraternity and sorority members (all times local):

The Latest: Ohio lawmakers OK overhaul of lead-water regs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 6:20pm

The Latest on legislative activity at the Ohio Statehouse as lawmakers seek to wrap up work before their summer break (all times local):

Alabama speaker's former chief of staff takes stand

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 6:00pm

Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard's former chief of staff testified Wednesday that he became uncomfortable at times when Hubbard's personal business dealings appeared to intersect with the official functions of his office.

United Auto Workers union endorses Hillary Clinton

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 5:00pm

The United Auto Workers union is endorsing Democrat Hillary Clinton for president.

House proposes budget plan, includes $700M bump for schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 4:50pm

Illinois public schools would receive a $700 million increase to battle poverty under a budget plan proposed by the House majority leader.

Baker, legislative leaders, unveil health care pricing plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 4:40pm

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and top legislative Democrats have unveiled a plan they hope will avoid a battle over a health care pricing ballot question.

PetSmart severs ties with Pennsylvania small-animal supplier

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 4:30pm

Another major pet retailer has severed ties with a small-animal supplier amid a federal investigation into conditions inside its Pennsylvania facility.

Shipwreck from 1800s uncovered in Boston's Seaport District

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 4:21pm

A shipwreck from the 1800s has been uncovered during construction in Boston's Seaport District.

Puerto Rico clears first hurdle with committee vote

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 4:21pm

A bipartisan deal to help Puerto Rico manage its crippling finances cleared its first hurdle Wednesday with approval from a Republican-led House committee.

11 states could regulate daily fantasy sports by year's end

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 4:12pm

As many as 11 states may adopt regulations permitting and regulating daily fantasy sports by the end of the year, according to an analyst who closely tracks the issue.

Ohio airport to be named in honor of astronaut John Glenn

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 4:01pm

Astronaut John Glenn is getting an airport named in his honor in his home state of Ohio.

Under bill, engineers can't operate trains if license pulled

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 3:51pm

A top state lawmaker said Wednesday he will push for a vote this week on legislation that would prevent engineers from operating trains if their driver's licenses are revoked or suspended for drunken driving violations.

Report: Magic Kingdom world's top theme park, drawing 20M

Terrance Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 3:42pm

Disney World's Magic Kingdom continues to be the top amusement park draw in the world with 20.5 million visitors in 2015, according to a report released Wednesday.

Challenge to 2012 Georgia 20-week abortion ban revived

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 3:30pm

A 2012 Georgia law banning abortions after 20 weeks quietly took effect nearly six months ago with no fanfare or resistance — until lawyers for three obstetricians who had challenged the measure realized what had happened.