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Results of probe into inappropriate emails to be released

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 11:30am

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has announced that preliminary results of an investigation into inappropriate emails found on state servers will be released Tuesday.

Cellphone fees, education mandates among new state laws

Seanna Adcox, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 10:40am

New laws in South Carolina extend taxes to cellphones, require students to learn about America's "founding principles," and fix a quirk in campaign finance law that has entangled many state officials.

Injured snowboarder helps other brain injury survivors

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 10:40am

A near-fatal halfpipe crash while training for the 2010 Olympics ended Kevin Pearce's snowboarding career and changed his life forever. Six years later, Pearce, 28, continues to cope with his traumatic brain injury that he will carry with him for the rest of his life and he's helping other survivors do the same.

South Korean president visits Uganda to talk business

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 10:10am

South Korea's president arrived in Uganda Saturday, the second leg of her Africa tour during which she is promoting business and trade opportunities.

A state divided: Do you call it Taylor ham or pork roll?

Bruce Shipkowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 9:40am

It's one of the most divisive issues in New Jersey, one that inflames regional rivalries and spurs fierce debate among residents and lawmakers.

'Technical issue' cripples much of Swedish air traffic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 9:40am

Swedish officials say "a technical problem" is affecting air traffic control operations in Sweden — the second such issue in two weeks to hit the Scandinavian nation.

Idea for Burt's Bees land to become park becoming partisan

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 9:30am

A congressional field hearing in the coming week on a proposal to create a national monument in northern Maine underscores how partisan lines have been drawn as Republican lawmakers try to rein in the expansion of public lands by Democratic President Barack Obama.

Officials: Man charged 9 years after bomb left in NC Walmart

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 9:30am

Authorities say a fingerprint has led them to a man who placed a pipe bomb near small propane tanks in a Walmart in the North Carolina mountains.

Iowa photographers reflect on changes in senior portraits

Hans Madsen, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 8:50am

As the annual round of graduations get underway, one of the common items seen on display at the family celebrations afterward is a mounted collection of the graduate's senior portraits.

Memories the momentum behind saving Kansas City arena

Bill Draper, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 8:50am

The fate of an iconic Missouri arena might be resting on the memories of a generation of Midwesterners who once flocked there for large concerts and sports events.

Michigan bills expand use of driverless cars beyond testing

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 8:01am

The U.S. auto industry's home state of Michigan is preparing for the advent of self-driving cars by pushing legislation to allow for public sales and operation — a significant expansion beyond an existing state law that sanctions such vehicles for testing only.

French transport minister: fuel situation getting better

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 6:10am

France's junior transport minister, Alain Vidalies, says that fuel shortages sparked by nationwide strikes and blockades are easing across France, although he warned that the crisis wasn't over.

Chinese developer Wanda opens theme park to take on Disney

Paul Traynor, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 4:50am

China's largest private property developer, the Wanda Group, opened an entertainment complex on Saturday that it's positioning as a distinctly homegrown rival to Disney and its $5.5 billion Shanghai theme park opening next month.

Education Department replaces career college chain monitor

Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 1:00am

The Education Department has appointed a new lawyer to oversee the turnaround of schools once owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc., following an Associated Press review that found trouble at the schools and questioned the previous monitor's independence.

Congress' grade so far? Incomplete at best

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 1:00am

Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades of incomplete or even worse.

Expecting worst, holiday travelers find fast airport lines

Jeff Martin and Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 12:41am

Fast moving airport security lines at the start of the Memorial Day weekend could bode well for return travelers Monday.

In business and politics, Trump stokes internal rivalries

Julie Pace and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 12:41am

When Donald Trump acquired a pair of Atlantic City casinos in the mid-1980s, he pitted his managers against each other in a ferocious competition over everything from booking entertainers to attracting high-rolling gamblers.

Court ruling raises possibility Kansas schools can't open

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 12:30am

Kansas faces a threat that its public schools won't open for the next school year after the state Supreme Court rejected some education funding changes made by the Republican-dominated Legislature.

State grants variance request for Cincinnati abortion clinic

Ann Sanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 9:21pm

A Cincinnati abortion clinic can legally continue operating despite not having a required transfer agreement with a nearby hospital for emergencies, under a decision from the state's health director on Friday.