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The Latest: Governor disagrees with schools furling flag

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:51pm

The Latest on universities removing the Mississippi state flag (all times local):

Correction: Immigration-Family Detention story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:44pm

In a story Aug. 29 about a federal appeals court upholding a ruling that would send 28 detained immigrant mothers and their children back to their home countries, The Associated Press reported erroneously that some of the women seeking asylum were from Ecuador. The women were from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, not Ecuador.

Politics, shootings undercut criminal justice overhaul

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:42pm

Hopes for overhauling the nation's criminal justice system have faded in Congress this year, undercut by a rash of summer shootings involving police and the pressure of election-year politics.

The Latest: St Paul's responds to Labrie assault victim

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:41pm

The Latest on the first public comments from a teen who was sexually assaulted at a New Hampshire prep school (all times local):

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Utah GOP touts Trump, but not all Republicans on board

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:31pm

Some of Utah's top Republicans made the case Tuesday for a Donald Trump presidency. But notable GOP officials — including Gov. Gary Herbert — were conspicuously absent from the show of support.

Cops: Man killed neighbor after she put kids on school bus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:30pm

Authorities in Ohio say a man shot and killed one of his neighbors and injured another just after they put their children on a school bus. They say he then set fire to their home and shot himself.

The Latest: LePage foes to hold rally seeking resignation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:21pm

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

Remains of 5 adults found at gutted Southern California home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:21pm

Authorities say the remains of five adults have been found after a suspicious fire gutted what may have been a Southern California board-and-care home.

House panel seeks briefing on scandals at Effigy Mounds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:10pm

A U.S. congressional committee is seeking more information about decades of mismanagement at Effigy Mounds National Monument in northeast Iowa.

Hearing held in Tennessee high school basketball rape case

Steve Megargee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:01pm

Three Tennessee high school basketball players were in juvenile court Tuesday to face charges that they raped a freshman teammate in an apparent hazing incident.

Obama cuts short the sentences of 111 federal inmates

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:01pm

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.

Suicidal Germanwings pilot had struggled in US flight school

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:01pm

The German pilot who deliberately flew his airliner into a mountainside last year had struggled with learning to fly and had failed a key test of his skills during training in the U.S., according to FBI interviews with his flight instructors.

Judge sets 2017 trial for ex-officer who shot black motorist

Bruce Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:52pm

A federal judge has decided that the trial for a white ex-police officer in the shooting death of a black South Carolina motorist will be held early next year.

Yellowstone south entrance reopens Tuesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:51pm

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.

Puppy reunited with owner's family 2 weeks after car crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:51pm

A 7-month-old puppy that was ejected from its owner's car during a crash in Maine and survived more than two weeks in a wooded area has been reunited with the owner's family.

Pennsylvania's convicted ex-top prosecutor swiftly replaced

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:51pm

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.

Health commissioner: State acted properly on tainted water

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:51pm

New York's health commissioner says federal guidelines on maximum levels of the chemical PFOA in drinking water are intended to trigger action to reduce it, not to warn against drinking the water.

3 arrested in death of man dumped after alleged overdose

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:51pm

Three people are in custody in the death of a Pennsylvania man authorities allege was strangled with a pair of jumper cables and dumped over an embankment after an apparent heroin overdose.

The Latest: Some Gulf offshore platforms evacuated for storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:43pm

The Latest on tropical weather systems (all times local):

Settlement forces US to decide whether 9 species endangered

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:41pm

The U.S. government will decide if federal protections are needed for a small, fanged predator of the Northern Rockies, massive alligator snapping turtles in the South and seven other species.