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The Latest: Utah lake closed for firefighters to tap water

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:51am

The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local):

Recycling center fire in Boise will smolder for several days

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:51am

A recycling center fire that on Monday pushed air quality in Boise to unhealthy for sensitive groups is contained but will likely continue to smolder for several days.

FEMA criticized as slow on disaster housing aid in Louisiana

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:51am

The first out-of-state congressman to survey Louisiana's damage from catastrophic flooding Monday blasted the Federal Emergency Management Agency response as "pitiful."

University of Wisconsin-Madison is top party school in US

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:51am

University of Wisconsin-Madison leaders are chafing under a state-imposed tuition freeze and the football team didn't crack the Top 25 preseason rankings. But no school in the country throws a better party, according to the Princeton Review's 2017 edition of "The Best 381 Colleges."

New school opens at site of Sandy Hook shooting rampage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:40am

About 400 students have returned to Sandy Hook Elementary School for the first time since a shooting rampage there killed 20 first-graders and six educators.

Maine GOP leaders call for closed-door meeting with governor

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:33am

Republican leaders in Maine are calling for a closed-door meeting with GOP Gov. Paul LePage, who sparked outraged last week by leaving an obscenity-laced voicemail for a Democratic legislator and threatening violence.

Officer shot by deputies in previous standoff found dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:31am

Police say a Maryland police officer who was shot by sheriff's deputies during a standoff this spring has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Unprecedented overdose spike slows in Cincinnati

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:23am

Authorities in the Cincinnati area said Monday that an unprecedented spike of drug overdoses seem to be leveling off, although still at higher than normal levels, after a stunning wave last week.

Police: officer, 2nd person in hospital after shots fired

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:20am

Authorities say a police officer who responded with other officers to a report of shots being fired in Raleigh, North Carolina, has been taken to a hospital with one other person.

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Weiner's wife is leaving him amid a new sexting scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:17am

Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin said Monday that she is separating from her husband, Anthony Weiner, after the former New York congressman was accused in yet another sexting scandal.

Brown student accused of sex assault allowed back to class

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:10am

A federal judge has allowed a Brown University student accused of sexual assault and suspended for two years to resume classes while awaiting a decision on a lawsuit he brought against the Ivy League university.

North Carolina warily watching 2 tropical weather systems

Ben Finley and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:01am

Business owners, beachgoers, and fishing captains on North Carolina's Outer Banks were warily watching tropical weather Monday that could rain out one of the last busy weeks of the summer.

2 slain nuns remembered for 'Christian love in action'

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:01am

Hundreds of people filled a cathedral in Mississippi's capital city on Monday to remember two nuns who spent decades helping the needy and were found stabbed to death last week in their home in one of the poorest counties of the state.

Orlando theme parks give free bug spray to ease Zika worries

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:01am

Orlando's major theme parks are now offering free bug repellant to visitors as concerns about mosquito-transmitted Zika virus mount in Florida.

Driver jailed in Minnesota crash that killed 2 firefighters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:51am

A firefighter from Michigan was under arrest in Minnesota Monday on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide in a crash that killed two fellow firefighters and injured seven more as they drove to Utah to fight a wildfire.

Police detain man dressed as Zorro just before airport panic

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:51am

A false report of gunshots that sent panicked travelers fleeing from Los Angeles International Airport came right after officers with weapons drawn detained a masked man dressed in black and possibly carrying a sword, officials said.

Apartment complex warns residents about clown trying to lure kids into woods

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:46am

It's like a scene straight out of Stephen King's "It." Young kids. A creepy clown. And everybody's freaking out.

The Latest: Man in black detained before LAX airport panic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:41am

The Latest on false reports of a shooter that led to evacuations at Los Angeles airport (all times local):

The Latest: Slain girl's relatives express sorrow, grief

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:40am

The Latest on the slaying of a 10-year-old New Mexico girl (all times local):