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Navy says Iranian boats harassed US ship in Strait of Hormuz

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:50pm

Four Iranian small boats harassed a U.S. Navy warship near the Persian Gulf, but no missiles were fired, the chief of naval operations said Wednesday.

Investigators say hospice nurse stole dying patient's drugs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:40pm

Authorities say a Pennsylvania hospice nurse stole a dying cancer patient's medication and blamed it on a sore neck.

Judge delays sentencing for Kansas man in foiled bomb plot

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:33pm

A federal judge delayed a sentencing decision Wednesday for a Kansas man who admitted aiding a wannabe Islamic State jihadist's plan to detonate what they thought was a bomb at Fort Riley.

No charges in shooting of Boston man by terror investigators

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:31pm

Prosecutors will not seek criminal charges against a Boston officer and an FBI agent who fatally shot a man last year who they believed was plotting an attack against police, authorities announced on Wednesday.

Family of gun instructor sues in accidental killing by girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:31pm

The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor who was accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the business.

The Latest: 3 kids kidnapped after mom killed found safe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:31pm

The Latest on the kidnapping of three children whose mother was killed in Southern California (all times local):

Documents: Soviets worried about detente after Nixon quit

Amy Taxin and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:31pm

Overseas reaction to President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974 was mixed: The Soviets expressed worry about the future of detente. North Korea reacted brashly, calling Nixon's exit the "falling out" of the "wicked boss" of American imperialists. South Vietnam put its forces on high alert because it feared the North Vietnamese would take advantage of the vulnerable U.S. political situation.

Minneapolis bridge collapse survivor faces terror charge

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:31pm

A survivor of the 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse that killed 13 people now faces terror charges after authorities say he traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group, departing the U.S. just a few weeks after collecting more than $91,000 in settlement money for his injuries.

Volunteer coach fired after being accused of sexual assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:21pm

Police say an Atlanta high school volunteer coach accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student has been fired.

Large fire breaks out at Puyallup School District bus garage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:21pm

Authorities say a large fire has damaged at least 28 buses belonging to the Puyallup School District.

The Latest: 'Several' firearms, ax used in Alabama killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:21pm

The Latest on the killing of five people in rural south Alabama (all times local):

School groups denounce potential closure of Michigan schools

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:21pm

It would be a mistake for state officials to start closing underperforming Michigan schools for academic reasons because it would devastate communities while not improving student achievement, concerned educators said Wednesday.

Group asks Arkansas court to block medical marijuana measure

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:10pm

A group opposing efforts to legalize medical marijuana asked Arkansas' highest court to block a legalization measure on the November ballot, saying the proposal misleads voters about its consequences.

The Latest: Lawmakers OK year's supply of birth control

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:10pm

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The Latest: Louisiana closely monitoring tropical weather

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:10pm

The Latest on Louisiana flooding (all times local):

Alaska roadkill thieves target moose meant for charity

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:03pm

Thieves coming across dead moose on Alaska roads are stealing the carcasses, making away with hundreds of pounds of meat that normally goes to a program run by state troopers that gives it to the needy and others willing to butcher the carcasses, officials said Wednesday.

Complaint: Black students punished more harshly than whites

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:01pm

Black students and students with disabilities attending public schools in Virginia's capital city are more severely and more frequently punished than their classmates, according to a complaint filed Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.

The Latest: Deaf driver killed by trooper afraid of police

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:01pm

The Latest on the police shooting of a deaf man in North Carolina (all times local):

Family sues Navy, blaming it for contaminated drinking water

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:51pm

A Pennsylvania family is suing the Navy, alleging their drinking water has been tainted by firefighting foams once used at two former bases in suburban Philadelphia.

The Latest: District says it welcomes dialogue on discipline

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:51pm

The Latest on a federal complaint alleging that public schools in Virginia's capital city more frequently and more harshly punish black students and those with disabilities than their classmates (all times local):