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Justices to hear dispute over deaf driver education in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 9:00am

The Supreme Court is taking up a dispute involving deaf people in Texas who say driver instruction schools in the state won't let them take classes needed to get a driver's license.

Florida confirms birth defects after mom gets Zika abroad

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 9:00am

Health officials have confirmed the first Zika-related case of microcephaly in a child born in Florida.

School to get new leadership amid racial harassment probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 8:51am

New leadership is coming to the Boston Latin School after racially charged incidents roiled the nation's oldest public school this year.

Man dies after boat-pulled inner tube hits rocks on shore

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 8:41am

A 19-year-old Boise man has died after crashing into rocks on shore while riding an inner tube being pulled by a boat at Lucky Peak Reservoir.

Prosecutors ask for mitigating factors in church shooting

Bruce Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 8:40am

Federal prosecutors in South Carolina want to know what mitigating factors the defense plans to present during the sentencing phase of the death penalty trial of accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof.

Court decision complicates prosecutions of elected leaders

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 8:31am

A Supreme Court opinion setting aside the bribery conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will make it harder for Justice Department prosecutors to bring similar cases in the future and is welcome news to other elected officials investigated for or charged with corruption, legal experts say.

Wisconsin Supreme Court rules against former coach

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 8:30am

A former longtime high school basketball coach in central Wisconsin has lost his appeal over his conviction related to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student.

The Latest: GOP implores public to read Benghazi report

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 8:30am

The latest on the House GOP Benghazi report, released Tuesday (all times local):

High court will hear dispute over service dog at school

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 8:21am

The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal from an 11-year-old Michigan girl with cerebral palsy who wasn't allowed to bring her service dog to school.

Authorities recover body of man in Salmon River

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 8:21am

Authorities have recovered the body of a 68-year-old man from the Salmon River in east-central Idaho a day after he fell out of his personal inflatable pontoon watercraft.

Eastern Kentucky police chief suspended following DUI arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 8:21am

Elkhorn City police chief has been suspended after being accused of driving drunk at the time of a crash in Pike County.

Congressional dysfunction likely to stall Zika funding bill

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 8:21am

President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion emergency request to combat a potential public health crisis from the Zika virus is more than 4 months old, but congressional dysfunction appears likely to scuttle a scaled-back version of the president's request, raising the prospect that Congress may leave on a seven-week vacation next month without addressing Zika.

Kentucky holds hearing on proposed health overhaul

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 8:21am

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration is holding its first public hearing on his proposal to overhaul the state's Medicaid program.

The Latest: 6 die in wreck on highway north of Los Angeles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 8:11am

The Latest on a deadly wreck on a highway north of Los Angeles (all times local):

Pilot, bystander hurt after plane crashes in Detroit street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 8:11am

A small plane that had been trailing a banner over crowds gathered for a fireworks display crash-landed in a Detroit residential street, injuring the pilot and a bystander who was electrocuted by a power line that the aircraft brought down, authorities said.

Supreme Court will review unusual citizenship law

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 8:00am

The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to referee a dispute about an odd piece of U.S. citizenship law that treats men and women differently.

Dry thunderstorms raise risk of Utah wildfires

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 7:58am

Fire officials say Utah will have a higher risk for wildfires this week as dry thunderstorms are expected to move in.

Justices reject request to rehear union case that tied 4-4

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 7:50am

The Supreme Court has turned down a long-shot request to hold new arguments in a major labor union case that ended in a 4-4 tie.

Justices reject challenge to Delaware campaign finance law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 7:50am

The Supreme Court is rejecting a conservative group's challenge to a Delaware campaign finance law.