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Iowa hospital warns former patients of possible infection

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:50am

A Des Moines hospital is alerting about 2,600 people who had open-heart surgery there from 2012 to 2015 that they might have been exposed to a bacterial infection.

Rapid City slaying suspect undergoing mental health exam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:50am

A Rapid City man accused of killing a 6-month-old girl is undergoing a mental health evaluation.

Police: Mom never showed up at bus stop for kindergartener

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:50am

A North Carolina woman has been arrested after police say she left her young children home alone for hours and never picked up her kindergarten student at a school bus stop.

New case of Zika through a local mosquito in Florida county

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:40am

Officials say a second person in Palm Beach County, Florida, has contracted the Zika virus through a local mosquito.

Teacher accused of having sex with student found dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:30am

A body found in Moncks Corner has been identified as a Berkeley County high school teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage student.

2 Orlando hospitals won't bill nightclub shooting victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:30am

The Orlando hospitals that treated dozens of people injured in the Pulse nightclub massacre are not billing survivors for out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Woman dies after falling from zip line ride at Delaware park

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:20am

Delaware State Police are investigating the death of a woman who fell from a zip line ride at Lums Pond State Park in Bear.

Black caucus chair to meet with Hogan on medical marijuana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:10am

Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to meet with the chair of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland to discuss the shortage of black applicants chosen as finalists to grow and process medical marijuana in the state.

Remains of lost WWII veteran set for return to Rhode Island

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:10am

The remains of an Army captain who was previous lost and unaccounted for following World War II will return to his hometown in Rhode Island this weekend.

East Pennsboro schools remain closed because of mold

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:00am

Schools remain closed in a central Pennsylvania district while officials await the results of tests for mold.

Mayor takes on mosquitoes after positive West Nile test

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:00am

A mayor in suburban Detroit is declaring war on mosquitoes after the West Nile virus was detected in Warren.

DOJ: Vet's Purple Heart lies cost government $752,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:00am

Federal prosecutors now say a former soldier who lied his way to a Purple Heart cheated Washington state and the federal government out of more than $750,000.

Correction: Students Pepper-Sprayed story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:00am

In a story Aug. 24 about a parent arrested for pepper-spraying students at a school, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Atlanta Public Schools spokeswoman Kimberly Willis Green said the incident happened during a fight and the woman was trying to stop her son from being jumped. Green tells the AP she never said that.

Hurricane Gaston expected to weaken in the Atlantic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:10am

Hurricane Gaston is expected to weaken to a tropical storm in the Atlantic.

Alabama ACT scores steady, lag behind national average

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:00am

Alabama high school graduates maintained steady scores on the ACT college admission test but lagged behind the national average.

Bryant men's basketball team safe in Italy after earthquake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:00am

Officials say Bryant University's men's basketball team is safe and unharmed in Italy after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked three regions of the country earlier this week.

US pursues Syria cooperation with Russia amid new volatility

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:41am

The Obama administration is launching a fresh bid to enlist Russia as a partner in Syria despite more than a month of dashed hopes as the situation on the ground becomes more volatile and uncertain with the introduction of Turkish ground forces.

Albuquerque police: 3 face charges in child's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:40am

Albuquerque police are charging three people in the death of a 10-year-old girl — a killing called "unspeakable" by the state's governor.

Feds ask for competency hearing for former LA County sheriff

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:50pm

Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to determine whether former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is competent to stand trial in his jail abuse case.