08/13/2014 12:10amThe South Dakota Department of Education is receiving more than $7,500 in an effort to help more low-income students take Advanced Placement exams.
08/13/2014 12:40amSlightly more than $358,000 is headed to the Virginia Department of Education to cover a portion of the fees charged to low-income students taking advanced placement tests.
08/13/2014 12:50amOregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has authorized the state fire marshal to send structural firefighters and equipment to help local fire crews battle a new wildfire that is threatening more than 130 homes in southern Oregon's Jackson County.
08/13/2014 1:00amMore than $62,600 is headed to the West Virginia Department of Education to cover a portion of the fees charged to low-income students taking advanced placement tests.
08/13/2014 1:10amLauren Bacall, who died on Tuesday at age 89, on meeting future husband Humphrey Bogart for the first time. The couple become one of Hollywood's most legendary acting romances.
08/13/2014 1:10amA study by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology finds many bird species have the bacteria responsible for house finch eye disease, but most don't show signs of illness.
08/13/2014 1:10amMinnesota health officials say a traveling petting zoo is the source of an E. coli outbreak that has infected 13 people.
08/13/2014 1:10amDetroit Public Schools will hold a recruitment fair for prospective students who haven't yet selected a high school.
08/13/2014 1:30amLittle of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers last year over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American warplanes strike extremist targets in Iraq.
08/13/2014 2:00amThe U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.8 earthquake has struck the southwestern Mexican state of Oaxaca.
08/13/2014 2:10amAbout 600 female students at the University of South Carolina are starting to move into the newly-renovated residence halls known as the Women's Quad.
08/13/2014 2:10amBaton Rouge schools need more teachers this year, so school system leaders are heading to Pennsylvania for a recruitment event.
08/13/2014 2:10amThe University of Kentucky is showing off one of its newest residence halls.
08/13/2014 2:10amThe Indiana Department of Education is receiving nearly $475,000 from the federal government to help defray the costs of taking advanced placement tests for low-income students.
08/13/2014 2:40amColumbus school board members have voted to hire the uncle of the superintendent's wife, and could soon vote to hire his wife.
08/13/2014 3:10amThe Public Education Commission plans hearings next week on seven proposed charter schools in five communities.
08/13/2014 3:10amA grand opening will be held this week for the conference center at Nebraska Innovation Campus, the new research and technology park on Lincoln's old Nebraska State Fairgrounds.
08/13/2014 3:10amA Turkish citizen has pleaded guilty in St. Louis to smuggling misbranded and adulterated cancer treatment drugs into the United States.
08/13/2014 3:10amJosh Romney is joining Salt Lake City leaders to announce programs designed to combat crime and homelessness in an economically mixed part of the city.
08/13/2014 3:50amHelp is on the way for crews facing a new wildfire that's threatening more than 130 homes in southern Oregon's Jackson County.
08/13/2014 4:10amThe South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has received more than $50,000 worth of software that students will be able to use in geological modeling.
08/13/2014 4:10amThe starting date for classes at Wahpeton High School has been delayed a week because of a renovation project.
08/13/2014 4:10amThe Rockford School Board has approved a $250 million facilities plan that will have some students changing schools as soon as fall 2015.
08/13/2014 4:10amSupporters of Common Core are urging state leaders not to move away from the education standards.
08/13/2014 4:30amMany Buncombe County students will be sharing textbooks this year.
08/13/2014 5:40amA Marshall County teacher faces more charges following his guilty plea to misdemeanor battery.
08/13/2014 6:01amA school bus driver and monitor have been fired for forgetting to bring a 3 1/2-year-old autistic boy to his Methuen home.
08/13/2014 6:10amThe Colleton County School Board is suing in federal court over state changes to school board election districts.
08/13/2014 6:50amFormer Penn State president Graham Spanier wants a federal judge to move hiss pending defamation lawsuit against Louis Freeh back to state court.
08/13/2014 7:10amProsecutors say they won't file criminal charges against a central New York man whose 15-month-old daughter died in June after being left inside a vehicle for nearly seven hours.
08/13/2014 7:10amNew York's public university system is the first to support a bipartisan federal effort that would strengthen colleges and universities' assistance for sexual assault victims while establishing penalties for non-compliance.
08/13/2014 7:20amAn investigation that began when a student snapped a picture of a girl sitting on her teacher's lap at Liberty High School in Hillsboro resulted in a six-year prison sentence for Gregg Martin Jensen.
08/13/2014 7:40amA Nevada man has been rescued from the White Cloud Mountains in central Idaho after tumbling about 40 feet down a scree chute and smashing into rocks.
08/13/2014 7:40amPolice in Connecticut say they're investigating the death of a baby found in a trash can.
08/13/2014 7:50amNew Mexico health officials are urging residents to take steps to avoid contracting the West Nile virus, a potentially fatal neurological illness typically spread by mosquitoes.
08/13/2014 8:01amA southeastern Idaho police chief has apologized to the community after four off-duty officers not in uniform who had been drinking trespassed at a private business.
08/13/2014 8:10amThe names were read one by one. A bell was rung after each name.
08/13/2014 8:21amKatrina McFerrin is pleased to see Lake County is one of five counties in the state selected to operate a preschool education program.
08/13/2014 8:21amA southeast Texas school district is scrambling to prepare for the upcoming school year after the Eagle Ford Shale oil boom led to staffing problems.
08/13/2014 8:31amEight northern Idaho residents who didn't show up for jury duty and then failed to appear after being summoned to explain their previous absence are facing contempt of court charges.
08/13/2014 8:44amPowerful flood waters ripped through a hospital in Kearney, Nebraska over the weekend.
08/13/2014 8:50amPolice say a man had his ear ripped off and suffered other injuries when a tractor ran him over at a Smith's distribution center in Layton.
08/13/2014 9:00amA divided Penn State board voted Wednesday to endorse a potential legal settlement that would keep its $60 million fine over the Jerry Sandusky scandal within Pennsylvania, signaling their support for a deal to end a dispute between state officials and the NCAA over the sanctions.
08/13/2014 9:01amA south-central Idaho man police say robbed a bank while in a wheelchair but was captured in the parking lot is in custody.
08/13/2014 9:14amThere's a new tool helping to determine when a concussed brain has healed enough to let kids get back to their sport: baseline balance testing.
08/13/2014 9:21amA driver accused of causing a deadly weekend crash at a New Jersey farmers market has pleaded not guilty.
08/13/2014 9:21amAuthorities say an inmate is back behind bars after spending 10 minutes on the lam from a northern Nevada prison.
08/13/2014 9:21amA Navajo Code Talker's uniform that had been locked away in a storage unit will be displayed at the tribal museum.
08/13/2014 9:21amProsecutors are telling a judge there is no need to move the trial of a Missoula homeowner accused of shooting and killing an unarmed exchange student who entered his garage.
08/13/2014 9:31amRestoration St. Louis and Eastern Iowa Community Colleges are teaming up to bring an urban campus and housing to downtown Davenport.
08/13/2014 9:40amA South Florida artist has pleaded guilty to a criminal mischief charge for smashing a vase that was part of a museum exhibit by noted Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei.
08/13/2014 9:41amSummer vacation will continue for a few extra days for students in a south-central Missouri school district.
08/13/2014 10:21amThe Ohio Department of Education made more than 100 revisions to district and school ratings in the state following an investigation into attendance data-scrubbing.
08/13/2014 10:21amFederal court refuses to delay Virginia gay marriage ruling; couples could marry by next week.
08/13/2014 10:31amNational Park Service officials say aerial surveys have found the estimated bison population in Yellowstone National Park is 4,900 animals.
08/13/2014 10:50amAbout 180 Civil War-era cannonballs found on the grounds of the nation's oldest arsenal have been detonated in an upstate New York quarry.
08/13/2014 10:50amThe man convicted of raping and killing a University of New Hampshire student proclaimed his innocence in a recorded prison phone call with his mother as she sympathized with the victim's family and tried to convince him to face them in court when he is sentenced to life in prison.
08/13/2014 10:50amNearly 5,000 people in South Carolina could lose their government-subsidized health care unless they verify their legal status.
08/13/2014 10:50amThe Michigan Department of Education is getting nearly $640,000 from the federal government to help low-income students take Advanced Placement and other exams.
08/13/2014 10:51amThe Constitution Party of Idaho has rejected its gubernatorial candidate.
08/13/2014 11:11amA helicopter that crashed in northern Iowa, killing three people, was not equipped to fly in the wintery weather conditions at the time of the accident, a federal report found.
08/13/2014 11:21amThe son of Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe was flying a new type of aircraft for the first time alone when he was killed last November in a plane crash, according to a factual report released this week by the National Transportation Safety Board.
08/13/2014 11:41amA new law preventing anyone 70 or older from running for constable or justice of the peace in Louisiana is facing stiff opposition — especially among the officials who are about to be banned from re-election because of their age.
08/13/2014 11:41amA carousel in St. George that endured a rocky opening three years ago is now making money for this southern Utah city.
08/13/2014 11:41amA state hearing officer says New Mexico should delay making changes to its medical marijuana program.
08/13/2014 11:51amThe White House says President Barack Obama "is looking onwards and upwards" in his relationship with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton after a public split on foreign policy.
08/13/2014 12:01pmWestchester County health officials are warning residents about the possibility of rabid bats.
08/13/2014 12:01pmA recently launched website is targeting Idaho's Democratic gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff's and criticizing his political stances, but Balukoff says the site is using lies to undermine his campaign against Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter.
08/13/2014 12:11pmA 24-year-old man is accused of killing and dismembering several dogs and keeping their heads in small refrigerator in a Nevada motel room.
08/13/2014 12:21pmThe father of a slain 6-year-old Washington girl says he forgives the 17-year-old neighbor suspected of killing her, and he is leaning on his religion following her death.
08/13/2014 12:21pmEvacuation orders are in place for stretches of the Clearwater and Selway rivers in northern Idaho due to a wildfire burning in timber.
08/13/2014 12:31pmMinutes after learning a mother had also died from a Philadelphia carjacking crash that killed three of her children, a teen suspect blurted out a lament during a brief court hearing Wednesday.
08/13/2014 12:31pmA man accused of gunning down another man in Albuquerque's South Valley last year was an active U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration informer who was improperly supervised, a new lawsuit alleges.
08/13/2014 12:31pmIn the first strike in Galesburg in 37 years, teachers in the northwestern Illinois city began walking the picket lines Wednesday after their union rejected a contract offered by the public school district.
08/13/2014 12:41pmA school district in eastern Arkansas is exploring options for consolidation after the state said it doesn't have enough students to continue as an independent public school system.
08/13/2014 1:11pmThe Oregon board that oversees education from preschool to college held a daylong retreat to assess where it stands after three years, and there were some concerns about how things are going.
08/13/2014 1:42pmThe police department in a St. Louis suburb where a man was shot and killed by a police officer is asking protesters to gather only during daylight.
08/13/2014 1:51pmRobin Williams' daughter has abandoned her online social media accounts in disgust following what she called "cruel and unnecessary" messages sent to her following her father's death.
08/13/2014 1:51pmA military judge put a Guantanamo prisoner charged in the Sept. 11 attacks back on the same trial schedule as his four co-defendants Wednesday after hearing arguments about issues that have bogged down the case for months.
08/13/2014 2:01pmTennessee Sen. Bob Corker said Wednesday he isn't ruling out joining the field of Republicans running for president in 2016, but any decision would wait until next year.
08/13/2014 2:01pmJodi Arias asked a judge Wednesday to postpone the second penalty phase of her murder trial, explaining she would no longer represent herself if one of her two attorneys is allowed to quit the case.
08/13/2014 2:11pmNew Texas abortion restrictions that would leave nearly 1 million women without any close options to end a pregnancy left a federal judge Wednesday signaling unease with the long drives the law would cause some abortion-seekers.
08/13/2014 2:11pmHealth authorities are investigating several cases of meningitis in young infants in the Kansas City area, caused by a common virus but hitting more newborns than usual this summer.
08/13/2014 2:11pmThe State Department says the Swedish Embassy in North Korea has visited a detained American at a labor camp.
08/13/2014 2:21pmAn Ohio House panel has scheduled three days of hearings next week on a Republican proposal to repeal Common Core learning standards in the state.
08/13/2014 2:31pmAuthorities are considering charging the owner of 10 horses found dead last month with animal cruelty following an investigation that concluded they died from dehydration.
08/13/2014 2:33pmPresident Barack Obama has consulted by telephone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a 72-hour cease-fire in the Gaza Strip nears expiration.
08/13/2014 2:41pmLight rain and cooler temperatures have helped dampen explosive wildfires in Northern California and southwestern Oregon that were threatening more than 1,000 scattered rural homes.
08/13/2014 2:41pmU.S. military officials say a drone aircraft attacked and destroyed an armed truck operated by Islamic militants west of the village of Sinjar in northern Iraq.
08/13/2014 2:41pmThe National Security Agency secretly planned a cyberwarfare program that could automatically fire back at cyberattacks from foreign countries without any human involvement, creating the risk of accidentally starting a war, according to a new report based on interviews with former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
08/13/2014 3:01pmOfficials are adding up the costs of damage done by vandals at a southwest Missouri high school just days before the start of classes.
08/13/2014 3:03pmSame-sex couples could begin marrying as early as next week in Virginia after a federal appeals court refused Wednesday to delay its ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.
08/13/2014 3:11pmHomeowners in a mountainside community north of Salt Lake City feared a cracked ridgeline above their property would send a landslide crashing below. They alerted city officials, who hired crews that began to raze the slope but couldn't prevent a rock and debris from breaking away and smashing into a home.
08/13/2014 3:11pmNorth Las Vegas police say a suspect who fatally stabbed a woman earlier this week attacked another man he knew with a metal stake before the man shot him dead.
08/13/2014 3:31pmState and federal leaders are marking the start of research on unmanned aircraft systems being done at Virginia Tech.
08/13/2014 3:31pmA federal investigation into Johns Hopkins University was spurred by a complaint about the school's response to accusations that a woman was gang raped at a fraternity house, according to an advocate who helped file the complaint.
08/13/2014 3:31pmA preliminary hearing has been rescheduled for a man and a teenager charged in the death of an 8-year-old boy who was shot while sleeping inside his Detroit home.
08/13/2014 3:31pmThe New Hampshire teenager who returned nine months after she vanished on the way home from school was violently abducted by a stranger and "suffered numerous acts of unspeakable violence" for many months, her lawyers said in a statement.
08/13/2014 3:41pmU.S. authorities on Wednesday filed smuggling charges against the driver of a car carrying two Mexican men found dead inside the trunk after it was inspected at a San Diego border crossing.