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Body found in irrigation ditch identified as Utah man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:30pm

Authorities have identified a man whose body was found in an irrigation ditch near Shepherd in March.

Governor, lawmakers react to ex-Assembly speaker's sentence

Tom Hays and Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:01pm

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's 12-year prison sentence in a $5 million corruption case sends a message that officials who abuse the public's trust will be held accountable, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said shortly after the sentencing.

Researchers say they're closing in on Captain Cook's ship

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 10:51pm

Researchers believe the ship that legendary explorer Captain James Cook used to sail around the world is still submerged somewhere in Rhode Island's Newport Harbor.

Government reports drop in overall crime in nation's schools

Carole Feldman and Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 10:20pm

The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation.

FBI: Man admits to contaminating food at Michigan stores

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 10:20pm

The FBI says a man is in custody after he admitted to spraying a contaminant that officials believe contained mice poison on unpackaged food at several Michigan grocery stores.

Ohio police cadet won't be charged in other cadet's shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 10:10pm

Authorities say they won't charge a police cadet who accidentally shot and wounded another recruit at an Ohio firing range last month.

Closing arguments expected in Cleveland slayings trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 10:10pm

Closing arguments are expected Wednesday in the trial of a Cleveland man accused of killing three women and hiding their bodies in garbage bags.

The Latest: Cousin says girl was kind, loved to play music

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:32pm

The Latest on the kidnapping and killing of an 11-year-old girl from the Navajo Nation (all times local):

Navy SEAL killed in Iraq was close to disgraced grandfather

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:01pm

The Navy SEAL killed in Iraq on Tuesday was identified as Charlie Keating IV, a former Phoenix high school star distance runner and the grandson of the late Arizona financier involved in the 1980s savings and loan scandal.

Former Greeley teacher gets 7 years for sex with boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:51pm

A former Greeley teacher accused of having sex with a middle school student between 40 and 50 times over the course of a year has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Detroit teachers to return to classroom after 2-day sick-out

Corey Williams and David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:51pm

Teachers who closed Detroit schools for two days by calling out sick announced Tuesday that they would return to the classroom after receiving assurance from the district's manager that they would be paid.

Body found in burned car identified as Nampa man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:41pm

Authorities have identified the body of a man found inside a burning car in the parking lot of a Nampa apartment complex.

Obama to name Stonewall 1st national monument for gay rights

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:40pm

New York's iconic Stonewall Inn, where the modern gay rights movement took root, will become the first national monument honoring the history of gays and lesbians in the U.S. under a proposal President Barack Obama is preparing to approve.

Man arrested in connection with 11-year-old's killing in New Mexico

Felicia Fonseca and Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:29pm

Authorities have arrested a 27-year-old man in the abduction and death of an 11-year-old Navajo girl in northwestern New Mexico.

Cruz ends campaign; Sanders wins Indiana

Steve Peoples and Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:11pm

In a stunning triumph for a political outsider, Donald Trump all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a resounding victory in Indiana that knocked rival Ted Cruz out of the race and cleared Trump's path to a likely November face-off with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

FBI says authorities have arrested a man in the abduction and death of an 11-year-old Navajo girl in northwestern New Mexico.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:11pm

FBI says authorities have arrested a man in the abduction and death of an 11-year-old Navajo girl in northwestern New Mexico.

Study: 'Biggest Loser' contestants have slower metabolisms

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:08pm

A new study has found that many competitors on NBC's "The Biggest Loser" leave the show with a slower metabolism, making it more difficult to keep off the pounds.

Birch pollen count in Fairbanks sets new record

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:01pm

Fairbanks's birch pollen count this year has set a new record for the city.

2 dead in Boise industrial accident, 1 rescued

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 7:51pm

Authorities say two people have died in a Boise industrial accident. Another person was rescued alive from what officials are calling a trench collapse.

Alaska town's first liquor store in more than 40 years opens

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 7:41pm

An Alaska town's first liquor store in more than 40 years has opened, and the police chief there worries he won't have enough officers to handle an expected spike in alcohol-related calls.