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Maryland officials to discuss Zika virus prevention

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:10am

Maryland officials are scheduled to discuss plans and prevention strategies for fighting the Zika virus if it appears in the state.

More testimony on future of a dangerous jail in New Orleans

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:50am

A federal court hearing is set to resume Thursday on whether operation of New Orleans' notoriously dangerous jail should be turned over to an independent third party.

Stage is set for toughest National Spelling Bee ever

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:41am

The final day of the Scripps National Spelling Bee could feature the most difficult words ever used in the competition.

Ex-Columbus principal agrees to forfeit education license

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:40am

A former Columbus City Schools principal implicated in a district data scrubbing scandal has agreed to never try to re-obtain her state educator's licenses.

Quotations in the News

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:10am

An audit by the State Department concluded that Hillary Clinton and her aides ignored clear guidance that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers.

Whale-finding phone app grows in use, steering mariners away

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:41am

With summer whale watching season fast approaching, conservation advocates and government agencies who want to protect whales say a mobile app designed to help mariners steer clear of the animals is helping keep them alive.

Funeral services set for officer shot during traffic stop

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:40am

A Massachusetts community is paying its final respects to a police officer who was fatally shot during a traffic stop.

New Jersey lawmakers to vote on Atlantic City rescue bills

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:40am

New Jersey lawmakers are set to vote on an Atlantic City rescue package to keep the struggling resort town from running out of money.

Report: 46 states made prison-related reforms in 2014-15

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:40am

A new analysis has found that nearly every state made prison-related reforms in 2014 and 2015.

Michelle Obama set to speak at Native American commencement

Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:30am

Michelle Obama plans to address 105 Native American high school graduates Thursday during a commencement speech that comes as she tries to spotlight the plight of tribal youth in the final months of her husband's presidency.

11 states sue over Obama's school transgender directive

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:01am

Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.

Authorities: 20 homes damaged, no injuries in Kansas storms

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 11:30pm

About 20 homes were damaged Wednesday night in a rural area of northern Kansas after a large tornado passed through but there were no immediate reports of injuries, the state Highway Patrol said.

Fewer intruders get over security fences at McCarran Airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 11:11pm

Fewer intruders are getting past security fences that protect McCarran International Airport runways than years past.

Latest: Weather service says twister just missed Kansas town

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 11:00pm

The Latest on severe weather affecting parts of the central U.S. (all times local):

FBI asks for help retracing steps of 'persons of interest' in UTA employee killing

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  May 25th - 10:31pm

The FBI confirmed Tuesday that it considers Flint and Dereck "DJ" Harrison "persons of interest" in the killing of UTA employee Kay Ricks.

Utah and 10 states sue Obama administration over transgender bathroom directive

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  May 25th - 10:29pm

Utah is joining a coalition of 10 states suing members of the Obama administration for clarification on a directive regarding transgender bathroom policies in schools.

Tapes: Peterson planned celebration after hit on prosecutor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 10:00pm

Drew Peterson was planning an alcohol-fueled prison celebration after arranging for another inmate's uncle to kill the prosecutor who helped convict him in his ex-wife's death, according to wiretapped conversations played in court.

Medical marijuana legalization sent to Ohio governor

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 9:32pm

A medical marijuana legalization bill has been sent to Ohio Gov. John Kasich in an effort by state lawmakers to offset support for a proposed fall ballot measure.

Medical marijuana OK'd by Ohio lawmakers in pre-break flurry

Julie Carr Smyth and Ann Sanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 9:10pm

Ohio lawmakers sent a medical marijuana legalization bill to the governor Wednesday on divided votes, in action capping a final flurry of activity ahead of their summer break.