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2 missing Minnesota boys found dead, submerged in lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:41am

Two young boys have died after they were found submerged in a lake in Minnesota.

Boise police officer shot, suspect dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:20am

Police in Boise say an officer is recovering after being shot in his ballistic vest during a shootout with a suspect who died at the scene.

Auburn: Electrical issue likely caused fire on main campus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:20am

Authorities say the cause of a fire that damaged a building on Auburn University's main campus was likely electrical.

Deputy asks judge to move trial over boy's deadly shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:10am

One of two deputy city marshals charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old boy is asking a judge to move his trial to a different Louisiana parish.

State's youngest students getting focus for higher scores

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:00am

Louisiana's latest push to improve student achievement will focus in part on why some of the state's youngest students are failing to master basic skills.

Cases of infectious disease shigella reported in Shawano

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 5:40am

The Shawano-Menominee County Health Department is investigating an outbreak of an infectious disease called shigella (shih-GEL'-ah).

Age to buy tobacco in Chicago increasing to 21 this week

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 5:30am

The minimum age in Chicago for buying cigarettes and other tobacco products goes up to 21 at the end of the week.

Car dealership employee arrested after high-speed chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 5:30am

Officials say a car dealership employee in the Atlanta area has been arrested and fired after he led Johns Creek police on a high-speed chase in a dealership's Mercedes-Benz car.

Virginians taking supplies to W. Virginia after flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 5:30am

Virginia residents are helping out their neighbors in West Virginia after devastating floods swept through the state last week.

Disabled boy drowns in bathtub; stepfather charged

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 5:20am

An Atlanta-area man has been charged with murder after his 11-year-old disabled stepson drowned in a bathtub.

Upgrades planned for Pride of Mississippi practice area

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 5:10am

The University of Southern Mississippi marching band is getting major upgrades to its practice facilities, including a new band tower and synthetic turf.

Benton Harbor schools get $4.4 million emergency loan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 5:10am

The Benton Harbor school district is getting a $4.4 million emergency loan from the state so it can avoid the prospect of a payless payday.

Milwaukee woman added to FBI's '10 Most Wanted' list

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 5:10am

A Milwaukee woman accused of killing a pregnant woman is now on the FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" list.

EXCHANGE: Food pantry users taught to grow own vegetables

Chris Mordi(crystal Lake) Northwest Herald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 4:30am

Lee Jennings looked through his office window and over the 3 acres of well-mowed grass and forest land outside.

Temple University removes provost amid shortfall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 4:30am

Temple University has removed its provost amid a $22 million shortfall in financial aid.

2 women killed in Arizona courthouse shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 4:10am

Shooting erupted outside a courthouse in eastern Arizona following a custody hearing, leaving two women dead, another person wounded, and a suspect arrested, officials said.

University of New Mexico starts Chicano Studies online plan

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 4:00am

The University of New Mexico is launching an online degree program in Chicana and Chicano Studies beginning this fall.

US, nonprofit work with landowners to reduce wildfire risk

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 4:00am

The federal government and a nonprofit group say they'll work with private property owners to reduce the risk of major wildfires and protect rivers in the West.

Sentencing day for man convicted in 'nanny cam' beating

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 3:40am

A New Jersey man faces sentencing Wednesday for a brutal home invasion beating that was caught on a home surveillance camera.