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The Latest: Roofs destroyed, cars damaged in Indiana tornado

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:41pm

The Latest on tornadoes touching down in central Indiana (all times local):

Coroner: Woman who burned to death near Laughlin killed self

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:41pm

Authorities have identified a Las Vegas woman found burned to death near a highway south of the Colorado River resort city of Laughlin, and say she killed herself.

Weather Service: 'Destructive tornado' in central Indiana

Ken Kusmer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:41pm

At least two tornadoes struck cities in central Indiana on Wednesday, cutting off power to thousands of people, damaging homes and toppling a Starbucks.

Surveillance plane was not a secret, Baltimore police say

Kasey Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:41pm

Baltimore police, using money provided by a wealthy, anonymous donor, have been surveilling the city with a manned plane loaded with cameras that can view 30 square miles.

Navy says Iranian boats harassed US ship in Strait of Hormuz

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:41pm

The top naval officer says four Iranian small boats harassed a U.S. Navy warship near the Persian Gulf, but no missiles were fired.

NTSB: El Faro audio includes captain's abandon ship order

Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:31pm

The captain of the doomed freighter El Faro ordered his crew to abandon ship about 10 hours after leaving a Florida port and becoming caught in a hurricane last year, audio from the sunken ship's "black box" shows.

Yellow ribbons taken down from Capitol, move to memorial

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:21pm

As state officials prepare to honor the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a small part will include sprucing up the yellow ribbons around the Idaho Capitol.

Klobuchar denounces sharp price hikes for EpiPen injectors

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:21pm

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar criticized the sharp price hikes for EpiPens, the emergency drug injectors for severe allergic reactions, saying Wednesday that it's "outrageous" that manufacturer Mylan is making money off of those who have few alternatives.

Wolf sets up charter school division within Ed Department

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:21pm

Pennsylvania's governor is setting up a new charter schools office within the state Department of Education to improve support and oversight.

US says airstrike in Syria may have killed civilians

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:20pm

The U.S. military says an airstrike in Syria may have inadvertently killed an unspecified number of civilians.

No charges in shooting of Boston man by terror investigators

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:20pm

Prosecutors have announced they will not seek criminal charges against a Boston officer and an FBI agent who fatally shot a man last year who they believed was plotting an attack against police.

Georgia man who threw boiled water on gay men gets 40 years

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:12pm

A judge sentenced a Georgia man to 40 years in prison Wednesday for throwing boiled water on a gay couple sleeping in an apartment, leaving them with severe burns that required surgery.

More New Mexico public schools earn 'A' or 'B' grades

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:11pm

More New Mexico public schools earned "A'' or "B'' grades last school year, but over a third still received "D'' or "F'' grades, according to results released Wednesday by the state Public Education Department.

South Carolina Democrats to drop Jefferson-Jackson reference

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:02pm

South Carolina's Democrats will rename their annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner after the upcoming fundraiser in September, making theirs the latest state party to distance itself from the slave-owning presidents who are considered the party's founders.

Prosecutor wants photos of Michael Brown's body restricted

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:54pm

Attorneys for the police force and prosecutor that oversaw the grand jury investigation after Michael Brown's 2014 death in Ferguson have asked a federal judge to consider blocking the release of "grisly" photographs of the black 18-year-old's body to his family's attorneys, worried they could prompt violence if leaked.

Alaska roadkill thieves target dead moose meant for needy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:51pm

Thieves coming across dead moose on Alaska roads are stealing the carcasses, making away with hundreds of pounds of meat that normally goes to a charity program run by state troopers.

Nearly 1 year after woman's death, coroner rules it homicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:51pm

A South Carolina coroner says a woman with cerebral palsy who was found dead in her home last year had been strangled.

Elevator fix will close Washington Monument for 9 months

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:41pm

The lone, balky elevator that takes visitors to the top of the 555-foot Washington Monument needs a major renovation that will require closing the landmark for nine months, officials said Wednesday.

The Latest: Governor, family still out of flooded mansion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:40pm

The Latest on Louisiana flooding (all times local):