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Audit: Take back $3.4M in FEMA grants to church school

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:21pm

Auditors say the Federal Emergency Management Agency should take back nearly all of $3.5 million in grants given to a church-run school in coastal Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina, though a school official says it never got that much.

Flooding closes roads and schools along mid-Atlantic coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:21pm

Some schools are closed and many roads are impassable after heavy overnight rains deluged parts of Maryland, Virginia and Delaware.

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Did landmark laws from Congress enable high drug prices?

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:16pm

Lawmakers are venting outrage over high prescription drug costs, but if Congress is looking for culprits, it might want to look in the mirror.

Congress to insist on changing tables in federal buildings

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:13pm

Parents who need to change their kids' diapers could soon have an easier time of it in federal buildings.

Cedar Rapids to remove flood evacuation zone restrictions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:11pm

Authorities say they will remove restrictions Friday on access to a precautionary flood evacuation zone that was set up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Ex-personnel secretary faces sentencing in kickback scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:11pm

A former high-ranking Kentucky official is due in court for sentencing on his bribery conviction.

Ex-student gets probation in Iowa State sex assault case

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:05pm

A student who was sexually assaulted after an Iowa State University party confronted her assailant at his sentencing hearing Thursday, telling him the attack had scarred her forever.

Why is Chicago a murder capital? Clues from a bloody month

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:04pm

Fourteen-year-old Malik Causey loved the way gangs took what they wanted from people on the street, the way members fought for each other, the way they could turn drugs into cash and cash into $400 jeans.

Latest: Victim in campus assault addresses her attacker

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:02pm

The Latest on the sentencing of a former Iowa State University student who sexually assaulted another student (all times local):

US raises concerns to Venezuela about jailed Utah man

Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:01pm

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry raised concerns during a recent meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro about a Utah man jailed in the South American country for three months.

Gov. Christie: Engineer in New Jersey train crash is in critical condition, cooperating with investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:01pm

Gov. Christie: Engineer in New Jersey train crash is in critical condition, cooperating with investigation.

Ex-doctor faces Omaha trial for alleged revenge killings

Margery A. Beck, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:54am

It was a mystery that many thought might never be solved: Who savagely stabbed to death the 11-year-old son of two medical doctors and the family's housekeeper in 2008 in one of Omaha's most affluent neighborhoods?

The Latest: Matthew becomes a hurricane in Caribbean

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:51am

The Latest on Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean (all times local):

Lawsuit: Police pressured Laquan McDonald shooting witness

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:51am

A woman who says she watched a white Chicago police officer fatally shoot a black teenager has filed a federal lawsuit that alleges police pressured her to change her account or "forget" what she saw.

Ex-CIA official to head new bureau for background checks

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:51am

The CIA's former security director is being tapped to head the National Background Investigations Bureau, set up after last year's massive government data breach at the Office of Personnel Management.

Ohio man charged with killing adult daughter has $4.5M bond

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:51am

A man charged with murder in the shooting of his adult daughter at their suburban Cleveland home has had his bond increased to $4.5 million after a prosecutor told a judge he was a flight risk.

Lawmaker blames media for comments about working women

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:42am

A Wyoming lawmaker who was under fire for making controversial statements about women workers says the media twisted his words.

Company: Crows knocked out power to 100,000 in 3 states

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:42am

A utility company says two crows triggered a power outage in mid-July that knocked out service to about 100,000 customers in three Western states.

U.S.-based forecasters say Matthew has strengthened into a hurricane in the Caribbean

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:41am

U.S.-based forecasters say Matthew has strengthened into a hurricane in the Caribbean.