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The Latest: Kokomo state of emergency declared

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:21pm

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

Medical marijuana panel releases applicant rankings

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:21pm

Maryland's medical marijuana commission has released how top applicants ranked to grow and dispense marijuana in the state.

US intelligence still sorting out NSA hack

Amy Taxin and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:12pm

The U.S. is still probing the extent of a recent cyber leak of what purports to be hacking tools used by the National Security Agency, the nation's top intelligence official said Wednesday.

The Latest: San Jose officer placed on leave 2 months ago

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:11pm

The Latest on a California officer accused of leaking intel to street gang (all times local):

The Latest: Colorado sheriff accused of inmate sex assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:11pm

The Latest on a rural Colorado sheriff accused of sexually assaulting a developmentally delayed inmate (all times local):

VA documents: Soldier who killed 5 Dallas officers showed symptoms of PTSD after returning from Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:11pm

— VA documents: Soldier who killed 5 Dallas officers showed symptoms of PTSD after returning from Afghanistan.

28 buses damaged in fire at Puyallup School District garage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:00pm

Authorities say a large fire has damaged at least 28 buses belonging to the Puyallup School District.

Temporary FEMA housing units expected to return to Louisiana

Melinda Deslatte and Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:00pm

Thousands of south Louisiana residents remain stuck in shelters, living in hotels or staying in the spare bedrooms of family and friends after flooding ravaged their homes, creating a housing crunch that will bring back temporary housing units like those that dotted the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina.

Navy says Iranian boats harassed US ship in Strait of Hormuz

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:50pm

Four Iranian small boats harassed a U.S. Navy warship near the Persian Gulf, but no missiles were fired, the chief of naval operations said Wednesday.

Investigators say hospice nurse stole dying patient's drugs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:40pm

Authorities say a Pennsylvania hospice nurse stole a dying cancer patient's medication and blamed it on a sore neck.

Judge delays sentencing for Kansas man in foiled bomb plot

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:33pm

A federal judge delayed a sentencing decision Wednesday for a Kansas man who admitted aiding a wannabe Islamic State jihadist's plan to detonate what they thought was a bomb at Fort Riley.

No charges in shooting of Boston man by terror investigators

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:31pm

Prosecutors 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, authorities announced on Wednesday.

Family of gun instructor sues in accidental killing by girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:31pm

The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor who was accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the business.

The Latest: 3 kids kidnapped after mom killed found safe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:31pm

The Latest on the kidnapping of three children whose mother was killed in Southern California (all times local):

Documents: Soviets worried about detente after Nixon quit

Amy Taxin and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:31pm

Overseas reaction to President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974 was mixed: The Soviets expressed worry about the future of detente. North Korea reacted brashly, calling Nixon's exit the "falling out" of the "wicked boss" of American imperialists. South Vietnam put its forces on high alert because it feared the North Vietnamese would take advantage of the vulnerable U.S. political situation.

Minneapolis bridge collapse survivor faces terror charge

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:31pm

A survivor of the 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse that killed 13 people now faces terror charges after authorities say he traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group, departing the U.S. just a few weeks after collecting more than $91,000 in settlement money for his injuries.

Volunteer coach fired after being accused of sexual assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:21pm

Police say an Atlanta high school volunteer coach accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student has been fired.

The Latest: 'Several' firearms, ax used in Alabama killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:21pm

The Latest on the killing of five people in rural south Alabama (all times local):

School groups denounce potential closure of Michigan schools

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:21pm

It would be a mistake for state officials to start closing underperforming Michigan schools for academic reasons because it would devastate communities while not improving student achievement, concerned educators said Wednesday.