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Woman delivering Chinese food is fatally shot during robbery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:11am

Police say a woman delivering Chinese food in Connecticut has been shot and killed during a robbery.

Gunman in Boise contract killing case gets life in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:11am

A Pennsylvania man convicted of a double killing that has been described as a murder for hire has been sentenced to life in prison.

Deer ticks disappearing amid ongoing drought in Northeast

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:11am

The drought conditions that have gripped much of the Northeastern U.S. this summer appear to have a silver lining — fewer ticks.

Court to decide if men in wrong burial plots should be moved

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:01am

A Rhode Island town is asking a court to decide whether the bodies of two men buried in the wrong plots should be exhumed and moved.

Woman dies after car hits crowd at outdoor Ohio concert

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:00am

One of nine people hurt when a car slammed into a crowd at an outdoor concert near Cleveland has died.

Longtime UA professor pleads guilty to defrauding school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:51am

A long-serving University of Arizona professor has pleaded guilty to taking tens of thousands of dollars from the university.

South Carolina Democrats drop presidents' names from dinner

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:50am

The South Carolina Democratic Party will rename its annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner after the upcoming fundraiser in September, making it the latest state party to distance itself from the slave-owning presidents who are considered the party's founders.

Condemned killer in Utah girl's slaying loses Texas appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:50am

Texas' highest criminal court has rejected an appeal from a man on death row for suffocating a 2-year-old Utah girl on Christmas Day 1997.

Case challenging Md. congressional districts moving forward

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:50am

A group of Maryland residents challenging the state's 2011 redrawing of its congressional districts have won a court victory.

The Latest: A road into Yellowstone not likely to reopen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:50am

The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local):

Tulsa man pleads not guilty in slaying of Lebanese neighbor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:41am

A Tulsa man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and hate crime charges in the killing of his Lebanese neighbor.

The Latest: General says no one swayed him in Bergdahl case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:41am

The Latest on a pretrial hearing in the legal case against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (all times local):

Boy, 14, accused of killing grandma during fight over school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:33am

A 14-year-old Pennsylvania boy has been charged with fatally shooting his grandmother during an argument over school.

Rangeland wildfire forces evacuations in eastern Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:31am

A fast-moving rangeland wildfire in eastern Idaho expanded to nearly 70 square miles Wednesday, forcing evacuations, threatening a windfarm and burning habitat needed by sage grouse.

The Latest: Lawyer says boiled water attack not about hate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:30am

The Latest on the trial of a man accused of pouring boiled water on a sleeping gay couple (all times local):

German diplomat's son petitioning Va. governor for pardon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:23am

A German diplomat's son convicted of murder is petitioning Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe for an "absolute pardon" and parole based largely on blood analysis.

DC sets record with more than 2 million foreign tourists

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:23am

More than 21.3 million tourists visited Washington last year, with both domestic and international visitors setting records, the tourism bureau for the nation's capital announced Wednesday.

Wisconsin superintendent says ACT scores starting point

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:20am

Wisconsin's state superintendent described a drop in ACT college preparatory test results released Wednesday as a "solid starting place," given that they represent the first year that all public high school seniors took the exam.

Connecticut sued over restrictions on public school options

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:20am

A group of parents has filed a lawsuit alleging that Connecticut's restrictions on magnet schools, charter schools and school choice programs are unconstitutional and have forced thousands of low-income and minority students to attend low-performing schools.