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The Latest: Haley asks state to pray for shooting victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:14pm

The Latest on a teenager who is accused of killing his father before shooting three people at a school in South Carolina (all times local):

7 Afghan military students AWOL from US posts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:13pm

Seven Afghan military students in four states have been absent without leave since earlier this month, military officials said.

Caregiver in 'baby fight club' gets 33 months in jail

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:12pm

A former daycare worker convicted of child cruelty in what prosecutors described as a "baby fight club" was sentenced to nearly three years in prison, the maximum term the judge could impose.

Woman who shot husband, torched the bed gets 22 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:11pm

A woman who told police that she killed her husband and set his bed on fire the day after Christmas in 2014 has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

More than another call: Chief talks about school shooting

Kate Brumback and Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:11pm

When two volunteer firefighters rolled up to an elementary school shooting, they said they found only a wrecked black pickup truck at the playground. There was no gunman, and no one inside the truck.

Court upholds teen rape and murder victim's privacy rights

Kathy McCormack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:11pm

The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Thursday decided that the details of a young woman's sexual history should remain private after her rape and murder.

Federal judge temporarily prohibits Arkansas from blocking Medicaid payments for Planned Parenthood patients

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:02pm

Federal judge temporarily prohibits Arkansas from blocking Medicaid payments for Planned Parenthood patients.

Ammon Bundy's lawyers seek to stop trial amid appeals

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:01pm

Ammon Bundy's federal conspiracy trial resumed Thursday despite a motion from his lawyers seeking a postponement until a court rules on their appeals.

The Latest: Hurricane Matthew heads toward central Caribbean

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:01pm

The Latest on Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean (all times local):

Judge says US officials fail to protect endangered red wolf

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:01pm

A judge said that federal wildlife officials have failed to protect the world's only wild population of red wolves in a preliminary ruling that restricts the government's ability to remove the animals from private property.

Police report gives new details on racial dustup at Missouri

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:54pm

Witnesses told police a racial slur that rekindled unrest at the University of Missouri came from a white woman walking with a group of seemingly intoxicated students toppling trash cans, according a campus police report released Thursday.

Ex-student gets year in prison for on-campus drug overdoses

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:51pm

A former Wesleyan University student who sold drugs involved in a series of on-campus overdoses was sentenced to a year and a day in prison on Thursday.

Nevada high court blocks funding for school choice program

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:43pm

The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that the state's voucher-style Education Savings Accounts program — seen as the broadest school choice initiative in the country — has an unconstitutional funding mechanism that should remain blocked.

Pennsylvania mayor asked to resign for racist Facebook posts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:42pm

The mayor of a small central Pennsylvania town is being asked to resign over racist posts on his Facebook page, including two depicting apes with captions referring to President Barack Obama and his family, and one referring to lynching.

District asks to seal documents in school sex assault case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:41pm

An attorney for a southern Idaho school district wants court documents to be sealed in a lawsuit from the family of a black football player who says he was sexually assaulted by three teammates last year.

Islamic school, township settle lawsuit over zoning denial

Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:34pm

An Islamic academy will get $1.7 million and be allowed to build a new school after it settled a federal lawsuit against a Michigan township that initially denied its zoning request.

Lawyer: Man fatally shot by police officer posed no threat

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:33pm

A black motorcyclist posed no threat to the life of the District of Columbia police officer who shot and killed him, an attorney for the man's relatives said Thursday as he called for city officials to release more information about the circumstances of the shooting.

Audit: Take back $3.4M in FEMA grants to church school

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:31pm

Auditors say the Federal Emergency Management Agency should take back nearly all of $3.5 million in grants approved for a church-run school in coastal Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina, though a school official says it actually received $2.8 million.

Virginia man convicted in Vermont same-sex kidnap case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:31pm

A Virginia businessman has been found guilty of international parental kidnapping after getting involved in a Vermont same-sex couple's child custody fight.

Kerry: US on verge of ending Syria talks with Russia

Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:31pm

The United States is "on the verge" of ending Syria talks with Russia in response to days of deadly attacks on Aleppo, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.