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Idaho plan to cut achievement gap deemed too ambitious

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:07pm

State education officials say they need to tweak the latest plan to close Idaho's student achievement gap after being told the goal was too ambitious and unrealistic.

The Latest: Lockdown lifted at Alabama military post

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:55am

The Latest on reports of an active shooter at an Alabama military post (all times local):

The Latest: Indiana coroner ID's 9-year-old boy fatally shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:50am

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old Indianapolis boy (all times local):

Trump holds first talks with Ireland's new prime minister

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:50am

President Donald Trump has held his first telephone conversation with Ireland's new prime minister, Leo Varadkar.

Army's Redstone Arsenal on lockdown for 'possible active shooter'

Tina Burnside, Jason Hanna and Dave Alsup, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:49am

The US Army's Redstone Arsenal post in Huntsville, Alabama, is on lockdown because of a "possible active shooter," the facility's Twitter account said Tuesday.

Oil, gas lease sale in Wyoming nets $2.6 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:41am

Wyoming brought in about $1.3 million from an oil and gas lease sale of federal land.

North Carolina man sentenced to life in foiled terror plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:40am

A North Carolina man has been sentenced to life in prison for a foiled plot to shoot hundreds of people on behalf of the Islamic State group.

Viral video shows woman accidentally pick up rattlesnake

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:31am

Imagine that you’ve just finished a luxurious soak in your hot tub. As you walk across the yard, you see what you think is your dog’s rope toy on the ground. You reach down to pick it up, but it isn't a toy. It’s a rattlesnake.

APNewsBreak: Family sues in black man's shooting

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:16am

The children of a black man gunned down by a white police officer in Louisiana's capital sued the city on Tuesday, claiming the shooting fit a pattern of racist behavior and excessive force by its police department.

Officials to remove radioactive waste from Idaho facility

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:16am

Officials in eastern Idaho say they've started a process to remove 5,700 cubic yards (4,400 cubic meters) of highly radioactive waste from an eastern Idaho federal nuclear facility.

A look at lawsuit settlements in fatal police encounters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:05am

The children of Alton Sterling, a black man fatally shot by a white police officer during a struggle outside a convenience store, sued the city of Baton Rouge on Tuesday.

Prosecutor not saying yet if he'll try cop for 3rd time

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:58am

An Ohio prosecutor is holding off on commenting on his plans in the case of a white police officer whose retrial for the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist ended last week with a hung jury for the second time, his office said Tuesday.

Judge: Psychiatric care unconstitutional in Alabama prisons

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:50am

Alabama's psychiatric care of state inmates is "horrendously inadequate" and violates the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Salt Lake City man pleads guilty in husband's fire death

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:45am

A Utah man pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder and arson charges in the house-fire death of his husband, a well-known Salt Lake City restaurateur and LGBT pioneer.

Pentagon: 'Active preparations' by Syria for chemical attack

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:45am

The Pentagon said Tuesday it has detected "active preparations" by Syria for a chemical weapons attack, giving weight to a White House threat that the Syrian government would "pay a heavy price" if it carried out such an attack.

Man charged with threatening Florida lawmaker on Facebook

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:45am

A Florida man has been charged with threatening to kill a state legislator in a Facebook post.

California man won't fight LA transfer in missing son case

Michael Balsamo and Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:25am

A California father told a judge in Las Vegas on Tuesday that he will not fight his transfer in custody to Los Angeles to face a murder charge in the disappearance of his 5-year-old son.

Court ruling on tribe funds is setback for Wyoming Arapaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:25am

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that the federal government may jointly administer some services to the two tribes on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.

Feds investigate how serial killer amassed weapons

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:14am

Federal agents want to know how a convicted felon who became a serial killer in South Carolina managed to collect an arsenal of weapons.

Haley says warning to Syria also aimed at Russia and Iran

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:14am

A warning from the White House to Syrian President Bashar Assad about another possible chemical weapons attack was also aimed at two of Assad's key backers, Russia and Iran, the U.S ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday.