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University to award patron honorary degree, despite concern

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 4:50pm

The University of Utah plans to award an honorary degree to a philanthropist who has helped lead groups that some say espouse an anti-gay rhetoric.

Governor vetoes bill requiring vaccine information

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 4:41pm

Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed a bill that would have required doctors administering vaccines to provide certain information about the benefits and risks of vaccines.

Md. governor, health officials, outline Zika prevention

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 4:41pm

Gov. Larry Hogan and state health officials on Friday outlined a variety of measures the state is taking to monitor and prevent the Zika virus in Maryland, where there have been 12 cases reported.

The Latest: 2 kids found in Texas home still hospitalized

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 4:40pm

The Latest on authorities finding eight unsupervised children at a San Antonio home, including two toddlers found tied up in the backyard (all times local):

Police: Older son said he killed father in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 4:40pm

The older of two sons charged with murdering their parents in California said he shot his father multiple times, but he said he did not shoot his mother, according to police.

The Latest: Police: Older son confessed to killing father

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 4:21pm

The Latest on the arrest of two sons in the shooting deaths of their parents in California. (all times local):

Police: Older of 2 sons charged with murdering parents in California confessed to shooting dad

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 4:11pm

Police: Older of 2 sons charged with murdering parents in California confessed to shooting dad.

Ohio schools close over misinterpretation of video threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 4:11pm

Six Ohio school districts closed on Friday while authorities investigated what turned out to be a misinterpretation of an anonymous video threatening the safety of "American students."

The Latest: Defense asks judge to move hot SUV death trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 4:00pm

The Latest on the trial of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die (all times local):

Colorado woman gets 100 years for cutting baby from womb

Donna Bryson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:52pm

A judge has sentenced a Colorado woman to 100 years in prison for cutting a nearly 8-month-old fetus from a stranger's womb.

Navy commander sentenced to 78 months in bribery scandal

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:51pm

A Navy commander who fled Cambodia's killing fields as a boy to grow up to become a decorated U.S. military officer was sentenced Friday to 78 months in prison for providing classified ship schedules in exchange for the services of prostitutes, theater tickets and other gifts from a Malaysian defense contractor.

TV pundit who claimed CIA ties pleads guilty to fraud

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:50pm

Former cable news pundit Wayne Simmons admits he's a fraud. And he admits he's a felon. But despite all evidence to the contrary, he remains adamant that he was a CIA man.

Hawaii awards 8 licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries but not to actor Woody Harrelson

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:50pm

Hawaii awards 8 licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries but not to actor Woody Harrelson.

New signs show off entrance of USM Gulf Park campus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:41pm

The president of the University of Southern Mississippi says a new gateway entrance at the Gulf Park campus is a symbol of the school's commitment to growth and progress.

New Hampshire's first medical marijuana dispensary to open

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:41pm

New Hampshire's first medical marijuana dispensary is set to open after receiving its registration certificate.

Democrats question withholding blood infection information

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:40pm

Assembly Democrats want to know why state health officials delayed telling people that a blood infection was spreading in Wisconsin.

Parents of boy who vanished in 1997 charged with murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:40pm

The parents of a Hawaii boy who has been missing for nearly 20 years have been charged with murder after authorities reopened the case and re-evaluated the evidence.

Utah officials send letter to Obama opposing new monument

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:30pm

Utah officials who fear President Barack Obama may be poised to declare a new national monument in the state are once again telling the president they oppose the idea.

Pilot says he saw 1 of 2 missing teen fishermen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:30pm

A pilot who was part of a massive search to find two missing teen fishermen told investigators he's positive he saw one floating on debris two days after their boat capsized.