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As jobs require more technological skills, so do educators

Kristen Czaban, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:11am

Classrooms don't look like they used to. Baby boomers who enter an elementary school class today would likely feel like they have entered the world of the Jetsons.

Kansas man faces sentencing for role in foiled bomb plot

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:02am

Alexander Blair has admitted his role in a foiled terrorist attack: aiding a wannabe Islamic State jihadist's plan to detonate a bomb at the Fort Riley military post to kill or maim as many U.S. service members as possible. Blair says "nobody is perfect" and blames a genetic disorder for allowing others to take advantage of him.

Former aide to convicted congressman gets probation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 11:20pm

A political consultant has been sentenced to probation for his role in the corruption case involving a convicted former Pennsylvania congressman.

Malloy to attend opening of UConn's new residence hall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:20pm

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be among those in attendance for the opening of the University of Connecticut's new residence hall.

UNR: Dorms 121 percent over capacity

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:51pm

University of Nevada, Reno officials say dorms are over capacity as the school expects to have another record year for enrollment.

Minnesota man charged in 5-year-old girl's abduction, death

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:41pm

A 25-year-old man who was considered a family friend was charged Tuesday with kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing a 5-year-old girl from central Minnesota — leaving her body submerged in a swamp and covered with debris.

MIT scientists think they can make your WiFi 10x faster at sporting events

Matt McFarland, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:31pm

Getting good WiFi at a sporting event isn't easy.

Lawsuit filed for those vaccinated in hepatitis A outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:11pm

Another lawsuit has been filed against the sushi restaurants that served scallops that are the likely source of Hawaii's hepatitis A outbreak.

Lincoln Library expands poets collection with Masters papers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:01pm

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has expanded its collection on Illinois poets with a trove of documents, manuscripts and photographs related to Edgar Lee Masters.

Boy with double-hand transplant's next goal: Play football

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:01pm

It's been just over a year since 9-year-old Zion Harvey received a double-hand transplant, and he said Tuesday what he really wants to do is play football.

Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:01pm

Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel picked up, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday by the National Safety Council.

Florida: 5 new Zika cases including 1 in the Tampa Bay area

Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 8:51pm

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday announced a non-travel-related case of Zika in the Tampa Bay region.

Deaf driver's shooting death by trooper under investigation

Jeffrey Collins and Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 8:41pm

In North Carolina, where state troopers are trained in dealing with the hearing impaired, investigators are still trying to unravel how a traffic stop turned fatal for a deaf driver with a history of minor offenses.

Daily fantasy sports sites aim to make Nevada comeback

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 8:31pm

Daily fantasy sports websites are trying to get legal after a series of state-level setbacks that shut them down in some parts of the country, but officials who set policy in the gambling mecca of Nevada indicated they won't be bending too far backward for the companies.

Small plane makes emergency landing on Massachusetts sandbar

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 8:00pm

A small plane has made an emergency landing on a sandbar in Massachusetts.

San Diego Zoo euthanizes 50-year-old elephant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:40pm

The San Diego Zoo says it has had to put down a 50-year-old Asian elephant suffering from old age.

Tropical Storm Gaston getting stronger in the Atlantic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:40pm

Tropical Storm Gaston is strengthening as it moves over the far eastern Atlantic.

Prosecutors: McCain comments shouldn't derail Bergdahl trial

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:31pm

Attorneys for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are trying to send his court case "off the judicial cliff" by arguing that U.S. Sen. John McCain improperly swayed military decision-makers with public comments on the case, prosecutors said Tuesday.

3 injured after taxi jumps curb, strikes San Francisco stand

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:31pm

A taxi jumped a curb Tuesday and plowed into an advertising kiosk and a shoeshine stand at a busy corner in downtown San Francisco, leaving the driver and two people in critical condition, authorities said.