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Suicide spike boosts oversight of California women's prison

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 10:12am

A spike in suicides and attempted suicides has prompted corrections officials to step up oversight at a California women's prison as inspectors try to pinpoint the cause of the troubling increase.

Snowboarders fight to lift ban at Utah ski resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 9:43am

A group of snowboarders have reasserted their claim that a ban at Utah's Alta Ski Area amounts to discrimination, with a new appeals court filing that pushes back against the notion that their lawsuit would set off a string of discrimination suits.

Oklahoma suburb searching for answers after fatal stabbings

Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 9:22am

In the dim of morning, there isn't much to see at the house on Magnolia Court. Garage door's up. There's a Corvette parked inside and a burgundy GMC Yukon XL parked behind it in the driveway.

No FBI cold-case inquiry for missing civil rights pioneer

Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 9:21am

Descendants of a man who vanished after winning a historic legal fight to become the first black student at the University of Missouri's law school had hoped an FBI cold-case initiative focusing on possible racially motivated deaths from the civil rights era would unearth clues about his disappearance.

Families struggle 10 years after Ohio Marines killed in Iraq

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 9:10am

Some people look surprised and tell him they just can't believe it's been 10 years already. For Keith Wightman, time hasn't passed quickly at all.

3 teens arrested after confrontation in Logan Canyon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 10:20am

Three teenagers have been arrested after they crashed a vehicle fleeing an armed camper in Logan Canyon.

State education board to consider revoking certificate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 10:20am

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will consider permanently revoking the certificate of a Destrehan High School teacher who had sex with a 16-year-old student.

Feds: Action taken to fix mistakenly awarded work permits

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 10:11am

The U.S. Justice Department says problems have been fixed that led to about 2,100 work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama's executive immigration action after a federal judge in Texas had put the plan on hold.

Ohio camp offers boost to seriously ill youngsters

Anthony Kayruz(toledo) Blade, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 9:50am

Hunter Roberts, 13, sat at the edge of the pool, distraught that he didn't pass the swim test.

ND teacher cleared of charges has 1 more step to keep job

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 9:30am

A former North Dakota teacher of the year who was found not guilty of having a sexual relationship with a former student has one more hurdle to clear before he returns to school.

Obama gets early start on 54th birthday celebration

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 8:50am

President Barack Obama is getting a head start on turning a year older.

University of Akron spends big on president's house

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 8:00am

Newly released records show the cash-strapped University of Akron has spent $950,000 on renovations to president Scott Scarborough's home.

Planned Parenthood: No tissue donations in NNE

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 6:10am

Planned Parenthood clinics in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire say they don't donate fetal tissue for research, even though they say it's legal to do so.

Old school auditorium to be New Ulm State Street Theater

Jessica Bies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 5:20am

It all started as a beautiful dream.

Local, low-powered radio stations gaining steam in Wisconsin

Barry Adams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 5:20am

Local radio is on the rise in a big way even though the towers are short, the transmitters the size of home stereo receivers and the talent in need of more polish.

At least 6 arrests at rally against traffic stop shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 4:50am

Police say at least six people were arrested during a rally protesting the traffic stop shooting of a black motorist by a white campus officer in Cincinnati.

University campus in southeastern Ohio to ban tobacco

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 4:20am

Ohio University is banning tobacco on campus.

Stories, storytellers link family to author Norman Maclean

Brett French, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 3:10am

As a 25-year-old college graduate working three part-time jobs to afford living in Chicago in 1980, Jane Moses received an unusual offer for a fourth part-time task -- to help author Norman Maclean type his handwritten notes for his book "Young Men and Fire."

Dozens line up to be first to buy medical pot in Nevada

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 2:20am

It's been 15 years since voters in Nevada legalized medical marijuana. And now, it's been sold in the state for the first time -- at a dispensary in a strip mall east of downtown Reno.