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Achoo: High pollen count has Oklahomans sneezing, wheezing

Tim Talley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:11am

Oklahomans are grabbing their handkerchiefs and wiping their noses as they sneeze and wheeze into another congested hay fever season.

As Erika weakens, some in Tampa Bay area are still worried

Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:33am

Tropical Storm Erika dissipated Saturday, but folks in the Tampa Bay area are watching it carefully.

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Before nation's top Democrats, Clinton sends Biden a message

Ken Thomas and Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:30am

In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won't be easy.

Residents across Gulf remember Katrina's might, recovery

Rebecca Santana and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:10am

With prayer and the somber ringing of church bells, residents in Mississippi and Louisiana gathered Saturday to mark the 10th anniversary of the day that Hurricane Katrina slammed into their states — causing deadly and costly havoc.

Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest

Frank Eltman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:52am

Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. "I'm videotaping this, sir," he tells an officer. "I'm just videotaping this."

Deputy ambushed, fatally shot at gas station near Houston

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:12am

Authorities said Saturday they are questioning a person of interest in the death of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was shot several times while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station.

Former attorney get 10 years for stealing from clients

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:11am

A former northwestern Indiana attorney who admitted stealing a child's more than $600,000 medical malpractice settlement and bilking other clients has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Washoe County identifies person infected with West Nile

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:11am

A resident of Sparks has tested positive for West Nile virus after that person donated blood.

Ex-treasurer admits to stealing $65,000 from teachers union

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:11am

The former treasurer of a western Pennsylvania teachers union has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $65,000 from the organization's emergency strike fund.

Authorities capture man in 1991 death of former girlfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:01am

Authorities say a man suspected in the 1991 death of his former girlfriend in North Carolina was arrested in suburban Atlanta.

Student given $5,000 bond after bringing gun into library

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:01am

A Northern Kentucky University student has been given a $5,000 bond after she took a gun into a school library on Thursday.

Bystander dies after being shot by NYPD undercover officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:01am

New York City police say a bystander has died after he was accidentally shot by a plainclothes officer who also shot an armed suspect three times after an undercover gun buy went bad.

Inmate awaiting transfer to mental health facility dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:51am

A jail official in Portsmouth says a man awaiting transfer to a state mental health facility for months was found dead in his cell.

FBI investigates after international flight diverted

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:51am

The FBI is investigating after a disturbance on board an international flight to Germany forced the pilot to make an emergency landing at Denver International Airport.

Oregon hemp farmer says startup going slow

Jeff Barnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:40am

One of Oregon's first hemp farmers says a lack of seed is making it tough to get going.

Oklahoma records 2nd West Nile Virus death of the year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:31am

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting the second West Nile Virus death of 2015 in the state.

Illinois will be first state to lock painkiller pill bottles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:20am

Illinois will be the first state in the country to test out a pilot program that will put locking devices on some prescription painkillers to make it harder for people to abuse the drugs.

Hometown names school for teacher killed at Newtown

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:11am

A teacher who died trying to protect her students during the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown has had a new school named after her.

Students easy targets for data miners

Rich Lord and Megan Henney-Gazette, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:11am

What kid wouldn't want to be able to create an electronic science fair poster, with photos and embedded video, using their smartphone — all on the morning bus ride on the day it's due?