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Cleared after stabbing, ex-UW student wants his life back

Sara Jean Green, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 1:10am

In the weeks before Christmas, Jarred Ha agonized over his decision, filling three pages with charts outlining the pros and cons of accepting a plea deal or taking his chances at trial.

Mohawk High School, tribes discuss keeping Indians mascot

Alisha Roemeling-Guard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 1:10am

Officials at one Lane County high school are optimistic a recent change in state rules may let them keep the school's long-held Native American mascot name and image after all.

For Butte girl, no place like home to fight for her life

Kathleen J. Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 12:10am

Six-year-old Annalyn Halvorsen loves mermaids because they have super powers.

FBI: Washington boys located in Mexico in safe condition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 10:51pm

The FBI says two brothers missing from Bellevue since August have been found in safe condition in Mexico.

Police: Shooting at Phoenix-area school was a murder-suicide

Jacques Billeaud and Paul Davenport, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:51pm

A shooting at a suburban Phoenix high school that killed two 15-year-old girls and caused panic among parents was a murder-suicide, police said.

Police: Shooting at Phoenix-area school was a murder-suicide

Jacques Billeaud and Paul Davenport, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:20pm

A shooting at a suburban Phoenix high school that killed two 15-year-old girls and caused panic among parents was a murder-suicide, police said.

Texas A&M president decries reports of racial harassment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:11pm

Texas A&M University is still trying to determine which students may have shouted a racial slur and referenced the Confederate flag to a group of black and Latino high school students touring the campus.

Mayor urges 'extreme precautions' as cold weather hits NYC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:10pm

The National Weather Service says the coldest air mass of the winter may hit the Eastern U.S. this weekend.

Hawaii declares emergency over mosquito-borne illnesses

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 8:11pm

Hawaii Gov. David Ige declared a state of emergency to fight mosquito borne illnesses including dengue fever and the Zika virus.

Lawmakers postpone vote on adoption by gay couples bill

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:41pm

Utah lawmakers postponed a vote Friday night on a proposal to ensure married gay couples are treated equally as married heterosexual couples in adoptions and foster care placements.

Police called to home of 'affluenza' teen's dad, no charges

Emily Schmall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:30pm

Police said they were called to the residence of "affluenza teen" Ethan Couch's father on Friday to investigate claims that Fred Couch attacked his girlfriend, but she wouldn't cooperate and no charges were filed.

South Dakota university president to lead Eastern Michigan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 6:41pm

Eastern Michigan University's board has selected a new president for the Ypsilanti school.

Texas OKs licensing path for immigrant detention centers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 6:20pm

Two of the nation's largest federal immigrant family detention centers can soon apply for residential child care licenses in Texas.

Alabama woman convicted in girl's running death dies

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 6:00pm

An Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter died Friday less than a year into her life-without-parole sentence for the killing.

Two 15-year-old girls fatally shot at Phoenix-area school

Jacques Billeaud and Paul Davenport, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:59pm

Two 15-year-old girls died Friday in a shooting at a suburban Phoenix high school that initially caused panic among parents who could not reach their children but later emerged as a murder-suicide.

2 15-year-old girls fatally shot at Arizona school

Jacques Billeaud and Paul Davenport, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:51pm

Two 15-year-old girls died Friday in a shooting at an Arizona high school that initially caused panic among parents who could not reach their children but later emerged as a murder-suicide.

Idaho schools examine factors behind low graduation rates

Kathryn Haake, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:51pm

Every day 18-year-old Lewiston resident Maddie Creutzberg wakes up early to care for her 5-month-old daughter, Emily, before heading to work at a local nursing home in the afternoon.

Where did El Nino go? Heat, dry spell stoke drought worry

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:50pm

Where did El Nino go?

Military academy employee charged with sex acts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:30pm

Police say a Tallapoosa County military academy employee accused of having sex with two students on the school's campus has been arrested.