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Grant to help low-income students take AP tests

08/13/2014 12:10am
The South Dakota Department of Education is receiving more than $7,500 in an effort to help more low-income students take Advanced Placement exams.

Va. awarded $358K to help cover costs of AP tests

08/13/2014 12:40am
Slightly 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.

Governor OKs state aid for S. Oregon wildfire

08/13/2014 12:50am
Oregon 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.

W.Va. awarded $62K to help cover costs of AP tests

08/13/2014 1:00am
More 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.

Quotations in the News

08/13/2014 1:10am
Lauren 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.

Study: Finch disease bacteria are in other species

08/13/2014 1:10am
A 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.

Minnesota officials say petting zoo spread E. coli

08/13/2014 1:10am
Minnesota health officials say a traveling petting zoo is the source of an E. coli outbreak that has infected 13 people.

Detroit Public Schools to hold recruitment fair

08/13/2014 1:10am
Detroit Public Schools will hold a recruitment fair for prospective students who haven't yet selected a high school.

Congress on board with Obama's Iraq plans

08/13/2014 1:30am
Little 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.

Magnitude 5.8 quake strikes Mexico's Oaxaca state

08/13/2014 2:00am
The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.8 earthquake has struck the southwestern Mexican state of Oaxaca.

USC reopens renovated dorms for 600 women

08/13/2014 2:10am
About 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.

Baton Rouge recruiting teachers in Pittsburgh

08/13/2014 2:10am
Baton Rouge schools need more teachers this year, so school system leaders are heading to Pennsylvania for a recruitment event.

University of Kentucky showing off new housing

08/13/2014 2:10am
The University of Kentucky is showing off one of its newest residence halls.

Indiana receives $475,000 for students' exams

08/13/2014 2:10am
The 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.

School board hires uncle of superintendent's wife

08/13/2014 2:40am
Columbus school board members have voted to hire the uncle of the superintendent's wife, and could soon vote to hire his wife.

State panel to consider 7 proposed charter schools

08/13/2014 3:10am
The Public Education Commission plans hearings next week on seven proposed charter schools in five communities.

Nebraska Innovation Campus grand opening set

08/13/2014 3:10am
A 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.

Turkish citizen pleads guilty in drug fraud case

08/13/2014 3:10am
A Turkish citizen has pleaded guilty in St. Louis to smuggling misbranded and adulterated cancer treatment drugs into the United States.

Josh Romney, Salt Lake leaders tackle homelessness

08/13/2014 3:10am
Josh Romney is joining Salt Lake City leaders to announce programs designed to combat crime and homelessness in an economically mixed part of the city.

More support called in to battle Oregon wildfire

08/13/2014 3:50am
Help is on the way for crews facing a new wildfire that's threatening more than 130 homes in southern Oregon's Jackson County.

Students get $50K geological model software gift

08/13/2014 4:10am
The 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.

Wahpeton High School start delayed by renovation

08/13/2014 4:10am
The starting date for classes at Wahpeton High School has been delayed a week because of a renovation project.

Rockford OKs $250 million schools building plan

08/13/2014 4:10am
The Rockford School Board has approved a $250 million facilities plan that will have some students changing schools as soon as fall 2015.

Ga. education board holds Common Core hearing

08/13/2014 4:10am
Supporters of Common Core are urging state leaders not to move away from the education standards.

Many Buncombe County students share textbooks

08/13/2014 4:30am
Many Buncombe County students will be sharing textbooks this year.

W.Va. teacher faces more charges after guilty plea

08/13/2014 5:40am
A Marshall County teacher faces more charges following his guilty plea to misdemeanor battery.

Bus driver, monitor fired after boy left on bus

08/13/2014 6:01am
A school bus driver and monitor have been fired for forgetting to bring a 3 1/2-year-old autistic boy to his Methuen home.

Colleton lawsuit stems from school board changes

08/13/2014 6:10am
The Colleton County School Board is suing in federal court over state changes to school board election districts.

Spanier wants defamation lawsuit in state court

08/13/2014 6:50am
Former Penn State president Graham Spanier wants a federal judge to move hiss pending defamation lawsuit against Louis Freeh back to state court.

No charges filed vs. dad in NY toddler's car death

08/13/2014 7:10am
Prosecutors 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.

SUNY backs bill combating campus sexual assaults

08/13/2014 7:10am
New 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.

Ex-Hillsboro teacher sentenced for sex abuse

08/13/2014 7:20am
An 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.

Nevada man rescued from Idaho backcountry

08/13/2014 7:40am
A 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.

Baby found dead in trash can in Connecticut

08/13/2014 7:40am
Police in Connecticut say they're investigating the death of a baby found in a trash can.

Health officials urge steps to avoid West Nile

08/13/2014 7:50am
New 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.

Police chief apologizes after officers trespass

08/13/2014 8:01am
A 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.

Library exhibit helps open talks about violence

08/13/2014 8:10am
The names were read one by one. A bell was rung after each name.

Lake County eager to launch preschool program

08/13/2014 8:21am
Katrina McFerrin is pleased to see Lake County is one of five counties in the state selected to operate a preschool education program.

Texas schools need to fill void left by oil boom

08/13/2014 8:21am
A southeast Texas school district is scrambling to prepare for the upcoming school year after the Eagle Ford Shale oil boom led to staffing problems.

N. Idaho jury pool no-shows face contempt charges

08/13/2014 8:31am
Eight 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.

Security footage shows flood waters rip through hospital

08/13/2014 8:44am
Powerful flood waters ripped through a hospital in Kearney, Nebraska over the weekend.

Man's ear ripped off in accident at work yard

08/13/2014 8:50am
Police 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.

Penn St. trustees vote to stay course on sanctions

08/13/2014 9:00am
A 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.

Police: Wheelchair bank robber taken into custody

08/13/2014 9:01am
A south-central Idaho man police say robbed a bank while in a wheelchair but was captured in the parking lot is in custody.

New post-concussion test for student athletes 92% accurate

08/13/2014 9:14am
There'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.

Driver pleads not guilty in farmers market crash

08/13/2014 9:21am
A driver accused of causing a deadly weekend crash at a New Jersey farmers market has pleaded not guilty.

Nev. inmate caught after short-lived prison break

08/13/2014 9:21am
Authorities say an inmate is back behind bars after spending 10 minutes on the lam from a northern Nevada prison.

Late Navajo Code Talker's uniform to be displayed

08/13/2014 9:21am
A Navajo Code Talker's uniform that had been locked away in a storage unit will be displayed at the tribal museum.

Prosecutors: Don't move Missoula shooting trial

08/13/2014 9:21am
Prosecutors 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.

Building plan brings campus to downtown Davenport

08/13/2014 9:31am
Restoration St. Louis and Eastern Iowa Community Colleges are teaming up to bring an urban campus and housing to downtown Davenport.

Florida artist guilty in museum vase-smashing

08/13/2014 9:40am
A 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.

Construction delays opening of Salem schools

08/13/2014 9:41am
Summer vacation will continue for a few extra days for students in a south-central Missouri school district.

Ohio revises district and school report cards

08/13/2014 10:21am
The Ohio Department of Education made more than 100 revisions to district and school ratings in the state following an investigation into attendance data-scrubbing.

Federal court refuses to delay Virginia gay marriage ruling; couples could marry by next week

08/13/2014 10:21am
Federal court refuses to delay Virginia gay marriage ruling; couples could marry by next week.

Park service estimates 4,900 bison in Yellowstone

08/13/2014 10:31am
National Park Service officials say aerial surveys have found the estimated bison population in Yellowstone National Park is 4,900 animals.

Civil War-era cannonballs detonated in NY quarry

08/13/2014 10:50am
About 180 Civil War-era cannonballs found on the grounds of the nation's oldest arsenal have been detonated in an upstate New York quarry.

Student's killer proclaims innocence in jail call

08/13/2014 10:50am
The 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.

4,800 in SC must verify status to keep coverage

08/13/2014 10:50am
Nearly 5,000 people in South Carolina could lose their government-subsidized health care unless they verify their legal status.

Michigan gets nearly $640,000 for test takers

08/13/2014 10:50am
The Michigan Department of Education is getting nearly $640,000 from the federal government to help low-income students take Advanced Placement and other exams.

Constitution Party rejects own governor candidate

08/13/2014 10:51am
The Constitution Party of Idaho has rejected its gubernatorial candidate.

Officials release details on Iowa helicopter crash

08/13/2014 11:11am
A 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.

Report: Senator's son was flying new aircraft solo

08/13/2014 11:21am
The 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.

Age limit to oust some Louisiana court officials

08/13/2014 11:41am
A 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.

St. George carousel now making money for city

08/13/2014 11:41am
A carousel in St. George that endured a rocky opening three years ago is now making money for this southern Utah city.

Delay urged on medical marijuana program changes

08/13/2014 11:41am
A state hearing officer says New Mexico should delay making changes to its medical marijuana program.

Clinton and Obama to party and maybe even hug

08/13/2014 11:51am
The 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.

Westchester residents told to trap bats in homes

08/13/2014 12:01pm
Westchester County health officials are warning residents about the possibility of rabid bats.

Idaho biz group launches site to attack Balukoff

08/13/2014 12:01pm
A 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.

Man accused of dismembering 5 dogs at Nevada motel

08/13/2014 12:11pm
A 24-year-old man is accused of killing and dismembering several dogs and keeping their heads in small refrigerator in a Nevada motel room.

Father of slain girl: 'I've already forgiven him'

08/13/2014 12:21pm
The 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.

Wildfire forces evacuations in northern Idaho

08/13/2014 12:21pm
Evacuation orders are in place for stretches of the Clearwater and Selway rivers in northern Idaho due to a wildfire burning in timber.

Philly carjack suspect seeks forgiveness; 4 dead

08/13/2014 12:31pm
Minutes 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.

Lawsuit: DEA informant killed Albuquerque man

08/13/2014 12:31pm
A 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.

Northwest Illinois teachers strike over contract

08/13/2014 12:31pm
In 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.

Hughes School District eyes consolidation options

08/13/2014 12:41pm
A 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.

Oregon education board assesses itself at retreat

08/13/2014 1:11pm
The 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.

Police ask for end to nighttime protests

08/13/2014 1:42pm
The 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.

Daughter of Robin Williams faced online abuse

08/13/2014 1:51pm
Robin 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.

All Sept. 11 suspects back on same trial schedule

08/13/2014 1:51pm
A 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.

Tennessee's Corker won't rule out presidential bid

08/13/2014 2:01pm
Tennessee 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.

Jodi Arias seeks delay of penalty phase retrial

08/13/2014 2:01pm
Jodi 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.

Judge questions burdens for Texas abortion access

08/13/2014 2:11pm
New 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.

Viral meningitis in Kansas City-area babies probed

08/13/2014 2:11pm
Health 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.

American at NKorea labor camp gets consular visit

08/13/2014 2:11pm
The State Department says the Swedish Embassy in North Korea has visited a detained American at a labor camp.

Hearings set for Ohio proposed Common Core repeal

08/13/2014 2:21pm
An Ohio House panel has scheduled three days of hearings next week on a Republican proposal to repeal Common Core learning standards in the state.

Officials say 10 horses died of dehydration

08/13/2014 2:31pm
Authorities are considering charging the owner of 10 horses found dead last month with animal cruelty following an investigation that concluded they died from dehydration.

Obama speaks to Israel's Netanyahu amid cease-fire

08/13/2014 2:33pm
President Barack Obama has consulted by telephone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a 72-hour cease-fire in the Gaza Strip nears expiration.

Light rain helps dampen wildfires

08/13/2014 2:41pm
Light 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.

US drone attacks, destroys armed truck in Iraq

08/13/2014 2:41pm
U.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.

Report: NSA eyed preset strikes in cyberattacks

08/13/2014 2:41pm
The 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.

Vandals wreak dismay for Missouri school district

08/13/2014 3:01pm
Officials are adding up the costs of damage done by vandals at a southwest Missouri high school just days before the start of classes.

Gay marriages could begin by next week in Va.

08/13/2014 3:03pm
Same-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.

Assessing landslide risk falls to Utah homeowners

08/13/2014 3:11pm
Homeowners 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.

Police share details on fatal domestic crime spree

08/13/2014 3:11pm
North 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.

Virginia Tech marks start of drone research

08/13/2014 3:31pm
State and federal leaders are marking the start of research on unmanned aircraft systems being done at Virginia Tech.

Rape case at Hopkins prompts federal investigation

08/13/2014 3:31pm
A 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.

Hearing rescheduled for 2 charged in boy's slaying

08/13/2014 3:31pm
A 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.

Lawyers: Teen suffered 'numerous' acts of violence

08/13/2014 3:31pm
The 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.

2 found dead in car trunk at San Diego crossing

08/13/2014 3:41pm
U.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.

Man's trial starts in Michigan dismemberment case

08/13/2014 3:41pm
The trial has started for a man accused of killing a Detroit-area couple and dumping their body parts into the Detroit River.