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Elite boarding school finds 5 cases of sexual misconduct

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:32pm

An elite Massachusetts boarding school says a review of possible sexual abuse there has uncovered several cases of sexual misconduct by faculty members.

Yellowstone south entrance reopens after wildfire closure

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:20pm

The south entrance to Yellowstone National Park reopened Tuesday after being closed for more than a week because of a wildfire in neighboring Grand Teton National Park.

911 calls: 'Gunshots going like crazy' in Pulse nightclub

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:20pm

Friends and relatives of patrons trapped in a gay Florida nightclub where a mass shooting left 49 people dead asked police dispatchers why it was taking so long for their loved ones to be rescued.

Charges filed to fire 5 officers in Chicago police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:20pm

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has filed formal administrative charges to fire the officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014.

Wildfire prompts evacuations of mobile home park, houses

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:11pm

A wildfire tearing through brush east of Los Angeles has forced the evacuation of a mobile home park and scattered houses.

People stock up, board up as hurricane hurtles toward Hawaii

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:10pm

Residents of Hawaii's Big Island were evacuating animals and stockpiling water Tuesday, bracing for what could be the first hurricane to make landfall in the state in decades.

City, county leaders hold special meeting after girl's death

Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:51pm

City and county officials have called a special meeting to address what led to the brutal slaying of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl in the hopes of identifying opportunities for the community to better protect children.

Judge rejects disabled man's petition to vote _ for now

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:50pm

A California judge ruled that a former NPR producer who had a traumatic brain injury has so far failed to demonstrate he is qualified to vote despite a new state law that makes it easier for people with developmental disabilities to keep and restore the right to cast a ballot.

Remains of 5 adults found at gutted Southern California home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:50pm

The remains of five adults were found after a fire that gutted a board-and-care home southeast of Los Angeles, authorities said Tuesday.

LA paying $200M to settle lawsuit over disabled housing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:44pm

Los Angeles agreed Tuesday to spend at least $200 million over a decade to provide thousands of apartments for people with disabilities.

3 convicted on charges in high school basketball rape case

Steve Megargee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:32pm

One Tennessee high school basketball player was found guilty of aggravated rape and two others were found guilty of aggravated assault against a freshman teammate, a person familiar with the juvenile court case said Tuesday.

Mills mayor resigns effective Thursday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:31pm

The mayor of a Natrona County town where a former treasurer has been accused of embezzling city funds has submitted her resignation.

Pennsylvania's convicted ex-top prosecutor swiftly replaced

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:30pm

Pennsylvania lawmakers made a hasty return to the state Capitol from their summer recess on Tuesday as they rushed through a replacement for the state's convicted ex-attorney general.

Seattle police: Glitch erases hundreds of in-car videos

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:23pm

The Seattle Police Department says a failure in the storage system that holds its digital in-car video has wiped out two days' worth of recordings.

Indictment: Woman used feds' fake university to get visas

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:21pm

A woman accused of participating in a student visa pay-to-stay scam uncovered when authorities set up a fake university with no professors or classes was indicted on Tuesday by a federal grand jury.

Obama cuts short the sentences of 111 federal inmates

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:11pm

President Barack Obama cut short on Tuesday the sentences of 111 federal inmates in another round of commutations for those convicted of nonviolent drug offenses.

The Latest: Lawmaker: LePage wrong to call out Mass. cities

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:02pm

The Latest on fallout from GOP Gov. Paul LePage's obscenity-laced tirade against a Democratic legislator (all times local):

2 more universities furl Confederate-themed Mississippi flag

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:00pm

Two more Mississippi universities have stopped flying the state's flag featuring the Confederate battle emblem, decisions that drew rebukes from the governor.

Settlement forces US to decide whether 9 species endangered

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:00pm

The U.S. government agreed Tuesday to decide over the next several years if federal protections are needed to help a small, fanged predator of the Northern Rockies, massive alligator snapping turtles in the South and seven other troubled species that in some cases have awaited action for years.