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Court official in Ohio summit to combine anti-drug forces

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:40am

State Supreme Court justices and other high-ranking officials are trying to coordinate efforts to battle the drug abuse epidemic at a judicial summit involving some of the hardest-hit U.S. states.

Top general scheduled to testify at Bergdahl hearing

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:31am

A top Army general is scheduled to testify Wednesday about why he destroyed letters he received from supporters and critics of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Hawaiian Airlines attendant tests positive for Hepatitis A

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:30am

A second Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant is among the more than 200 people sickened with hepatitis A.

Fire damages rural Missouri school building

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:30am

The Missouri state fire marshal is being asked to investigate a fire that badly damaged a southeast Missouri school.

The Latest: California wildfire continues to grow

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:30am

The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local):

New student enrollment at SC State up 40 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:30am

The number of new students enrolled at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg increased about 40 percent this semester and the school has a problem it hasn't had in several years - just where to house all its students.

Multimillion-dollar cancer center planned for Pierre

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:30am

Avera Health plans to build a cancer center in Pierre, funded largely by a multimillion-dollar grant from a charitable trust established by the late hotel and real estate baroness Leona Helmsley.

Texas mother of 'affluenza teen' freed from home confinement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:30am

The mother of a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense after he killed four people in a drunken-driving crash has been released from home confinement.

2 arrested in Idaho after toddler pot video posted to Facebook

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:03am

Shocking video posted on Facebook shows four adults smoking marijuana in front of a toddler. One woman blows smoke into the child’s face and, at one point, appears to stick the joint in his mouth.

The Latest: Amite River falls below flood stage in Louisiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:00am

The Latest on Louisiana flooding (all times local):

Possible suspect questioned in Chicago fire that killed 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:00am

Police are questioning a possible suspect in an apartment building fire that killed three children and a man.

Texas 2nd-grade teacher says no homework this school year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:40am

A second-grade teacher in North Texas has adopted a no-homework lesson plan for this school year.

Ex-Connecticut teacher pleads guilty to having sex with boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:20am

A former Connecticut elementary school teacher has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a boy over a two-year period starting when he was 12.

Families scrambling as Detroit charter high school closes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:20am

Families are looking for a new school after a charter high school in Detroit says it won't reopen, just days before the new year.

Pennsylvania teen charged as adult in grandmother's slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:20am

A 14-year-old boy Pennsylvania has been charged with fatally shooting his grandmother during an argument over school.

Louisiana signs emergency order to speed up debris pickup

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:20am

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has issued an emergency order to speed up the removal of flood debris.

Portion of Ellicott City's Main Street reopening

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:10am

A portion of picturesque Main Street in Ellicott City, Maryland, is reopening after flooding last month.

Arkansas couple accused of zip-tying child plead not guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:00am

An Arkansas couple has pleaded not guilty to battery and abuse charges after they were accused of zip-tying the woman's 4-year-old daughter to her bed as punishment.

Settlement being worked out in police legal fee dispute

Bruce Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:40am

A dispute over legal fees for a white former South Carolina police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist is being settled out of court.

Children found in home with feet 'caked' in dog feces

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:30am

A Florida woman has been charged after authorities say she kept her two children and 24 Chihuahuas in a home filled with dog feces, trash and bugs.