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Inspector dies after recently evicted home explodes in Omaha

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:50am

Authorities say a woman killed when a house in Omaha exploded was a property inspector sent to check its condition after a tenant was evicted.

First medical marijuana dispensary to open in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:30am

The first medical marijuana dispensary in Florida is slated to open.

Body found in burning car at Virginia gas station

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:20am

Officials say a body was found inside a burning car at a gas station in Hanover County.

Ohio asks judge to force school to release attendance data

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:20am

Ohio officials want the state's largest online school forced to turn over attendance data used in determining school funding.

Indianapolis officer shot, suspect dead after chase, gunfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:10am

Indianapolis police said one officer was shot and another suffered minor injuries when a suspect in a car chase opened fire on them. The suspect was later killed in an exchange of gunfire with police.

The Latest: Indianapolis officer released from hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:10am

The Latest on two Indianapolis police officers injured and a suspect killed in a shootout (all times local):

Room heat blamed for problem prompting hotel evacuation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 5:30am

Officials say the use of a heater in a Detroit-area hotel room raised carbon monoxide levels to a dangerous high, causing a couple and their dog to pass out and forcing the evacuation of the establishment.

Official investigate mom who livestreamed daughter's beating

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 5:30am

Police in Georgia have turned over to child welfare authorities the case of a mother who took over her daughter's Facebook page and streamed a live video of herself beating the teen.

Mom: Warning didn't keep slain son safe at Florida nightclub

Terry Spencer, Tamara Lush and Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 5:30am

Stephanie White clutched a stack of photos while sitting in a chair in her home. The television was on, loud, and turned to the local news. A story came on about the mass shooting at a nightclub that took her baby's life.

3rd arrest made in shooting death of Boston teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 5:20am

A third man has been arrested in connection with a shooting last month near a Boston high school that left a 17-year-old student dead.

NYPD: Man with swords in both hands menaced people in park

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 5:20am

New York City police say they had to use a stun gun to subdue a man who was menacing people at a Brooklyn park with swords in both hands.

Miami mother tells court missing toddler is dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 5:20am

Miami police are continuing to search for a missing 2-year-old, even though the child's mother has told a judge that the child died.

Prosecutors: Rod Blagojevich isn't 'deserving of leniency'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 5:10am

Federal prosecutors say statements that imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has made prove he isn't "deserving of leniency."

State health groups oppose proposed Maine CDC rule change

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 5:00am

Some state health care organizations are opposing a proposed rule change by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention that would provide the agency more leeway to withhold information regarding the locations of communicable disease outbreaks.

Nurse accused of stabbing autistic boy with needle 6 times

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 5:00am

New Jersey officials say a nurse caught on videotape stabbing an autistic boy with a hypodermic needle to control his behavior has agreed to surrender her license during the investigation.

Metal pole nearly impales South Florida girl in minivan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:50am

A metal pole went through the windshield of a minivan that crashed through a fence in South Florida and narrowly missed hitting a 4-year-old girl sitting in a car seat.

Police shooting of man with gun in boot deemed justified

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:40am

A prosecutor says two Cleveland park rangers were justified in fatally shooting an arrested man who fired at one of them with a gun he had stashed in his boot.

Charleston board votes to keep special needs school open

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:20am

The Charleston County School Board has voted to keep a special needs school open for one year.

Los Angeles police officer wounded in city housing project

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:10am

A Los Angeles police officer was shot and wounded late Monday night as gunfire erupted in the Watts section of the city, authorities said.

Officials: Man, 26, seriously injured in skydiving accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:10am

Authorities say a Rochester man was seriously hurt over the weekend in a skydiving accident in western New York.