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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.

Utah forest sees increase in abandoned campfires

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:40pm

Officials say there's been a surge in the number of unattended campfires this season in northern Utah's Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest compared to previous years.

Students from school closed over gas leak relocate to Casper

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:41pm

Students from a school closed because of a gas leak are preparing to start classes in Casper while they await testing results to determine whether they can return to their old building.

Colorado sheriff accused of sexually assaulting inmate

Thomas Peipert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:31pm

A sheriff in rural Colorado was arrested after being accused of taking a developmentally delayed inmate to his home, sexually assaulting her and threatening to put her in prison for the rest of her life if she told anyone, according to an arrest affidavit released Wednesday.

Nebraska prison on lockdown after 9 staff members assaulted

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:31pm

Prison officials in Nebraska say nine staff members at the Lincoln Correctional Center have been assaulted by inmates who were refusing to return to their cells.

Ohio governor to talk about drug epidemic

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:20pm

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) will talk about Ohio's drug problems and efforts at a judicial summit involving authorities from nine states.

State police: No serious injuries after Indiana tornadoes

Ken Kusmer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:42pm

No serious injuries were reported after multiple tornadoes touched down Wednesday in central Indiana, tearing the roofs off apartment buildings, sending air conditioners falling onto parked cars and cutting power to thousands of people.

German tourist dies of injuries after California car crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:01pm

Authorities say one of three German tourists whose rental car crashed over a steep embankment after leaving Yosemite National park has died.

Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

Stephen Braun and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:54pm

More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

Brother: Deaf man shot by state trooper was afraid of police

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:41pm

A deaf man shot to death by a North Carolina state trooper after a chase was scared of police after several misunderstandings with officers, his brother said Wednesday.

The Latest: Senate backs health plan pricing bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:41pm

The Latest on action by the California Legislature (all times local):

ATF agents join local probe into Chicago fire that killed 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:40pm

Federal agents have joined Chicago police and fire investigators in trying to determine the cause of a suspicious fire that killed four, including three children.

More New Mexico public schools earn 'A' or 'B' grades

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:40pm

More New Mexico public schools earned "A'' or "B'' grades last school year, but over a third still received "D'' or "F'' grades, according to results released Wednesday by the state Public Education Department.

Gaston changes little in strength in Atlantic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:40pm

Tropical Storm Gaston is changing little in strength as it moves in the Atlantic.

The Latest: Pence to tour tornado-stricken areas Thursday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:30pm

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