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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 a 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.