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State says marijuana cannot be certified 'New Mexico True'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:50am

State officials say no matter where marijuana is grown it is not eligible for New Mexico True certification.

Mayor says visitors shouldn't hesitate to come to Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:50am

The Latest on the Zika virus in Florida (all times local):

Special prosecutor to help in Minnesota police killing case

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:50am

A Minnesota prosecutor said Friday that he won't step aside but will add a special prosecutor to his team while deciding whether to charge a police officer in the fatal shooting of a black motorist whose girlfriend recorded the immediate aftermath of the shooting in a live video on Facebook.

Suspect in cyclist's killing chased boys on bikes in 2014

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:41am

A man accused of abducting and killing a college student riding her bicycle chased a pair of boys on their bikes two years ago because he thought they looked suspicious, according to sheriff's records released Friday.

Lynch meets with police after vigil for 3 slain officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:41am

Attorney General Loretta Lynch has thanked a group of police officers in Baton Rouge for their work during "challenging times" after the shooting that killed three law enforcement officers earlier this month.

Homes threatened by northern Nevada wildfire evacuated

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:41am

Authorities say homes threatened by a wildfire caused by lightning strikes north of Reno are being evacuated.

Ex-Governor case put on hold after Supreme Court ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:41am

A federal appeals court has put former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's corruption case on hold to give prosecutors and defense attorneys more time to analyze the Supreme Court ruling.

6 Michigan state workers charged in Flint water crisis

Mike Householder and Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:41am

The Michigan attorney general's office on Friday charged four current and two former state employees with misconduct in office and other crimes stemming from the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint.

Police: 1 San Diego cop killed, another wounded in shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:31am

One police officer died and another was wounded after being shot in a San Diego neighborhood, authorities said early Friday.

Appeals court won't toss charges against US Sen. Menendez

Josh Cornfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:31am

A federal appeals court on Friday refused to toss a corruption case against U.S. Sen Bob Menendez of New Jersey, casting aside his argument that charges he accepted gifts in exchange for political influence should be thrown out because of a constitutional clause protecting sitting lawmakers.

No criminal charges filed against deputies who shot rancher

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:20am

Idaho's top legal officer says there is not enough evidence to charge two sheriff's deputies involved in the fatal shooting of a rancher who was killed after one of his bulls was hit by a car.

The Latest: Crews make progress on Southern California fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:20am

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

Dockmaster gets 10 years for embezzling from N. Idaho Resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:10am

A former dockmaster with the Coeur d'Alene Resort marina has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing from his employer.

Idaho AG: No criminal charges filed against deputies who shot rancher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:10am

Idaho AG: No criminal charges filed against deputies who shot rancher.

High lead content found at Springfield elementary school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:10am

A Springfield elementary school will have its underground water system replaced after six classrooms were found to have higher-than-safe levels of lead in their sinks and drinking fountains.

Ex-police officer to be sentenced in murder-for-hire case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:10am

A former suburban Chicago police officer is facing sentencing after he was convicted in a murder-for-hire case.

Police: Girl, 14, slits teen's throat in hope of 1st kill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:01am

A 14-year-old northwestern Wisconsin girl who told police she was a psychopath looking for her first kill is accused of cycling to the home of her brother's girlfriend, beating the girl and slitting her throat.

Black Lives Matter condemns arrest of man filming police

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:01am

Black Lives Matter activists in New York are protesting the arrest of an anti-violence advocate who was taken into custody while making a video of two officers frisking a handcuffed motorist.

Boy raises $20K for children's hospital

Jacqueline Gulledge, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:01am

There are a lot of ways a 10-year-old boy might spend $500. But when Blake Kroll auctioned off his pig for $500 at the county fair, he donated his earnings to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.