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Top officials critical of Ohio cop indicted on murder charge

Lisa Cornwell and Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:50am

This time, some of the sharpest criticism of a police officer after the slaying of an unarmed black man came from top law enforcement and city officials.

Police charge teen in killing of 1-year-old boy in New York

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 5:21am

A 14-year-old girl has been arrested in the death of a 1-year-old western New York boy who was strangled.

Baton Rouge sixth grades to tour LSU campus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 5:21am

LSU is planning to open its doors on successive Fridays this fall so sixth-graders from public middle schools in Baton Rouge can get a taste of what college is like in hopes that they will later pursue higher education.

Police: Drag racing crash kills 3, injures 1 in Philadelphia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 5:00am

Police say an apparent drag-racing crash in Philadelphia has left three people dead, one person in critical condition and a car split in half.

Study: Sandy's impact takes toll on residents' mental health

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:50am

A new study says the lingering effects of Superstorm Sandy are taking a toll on the mental health of New Jersey residents impacted by the storm.

Dillard grad donates $1M for endowed scholarship

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:30am

A 1970 Dillard University graduate has donated $1 million to the school to establish an endowed scholarship for its students.

550-site campground proposed on Tahoe Ridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:20am

A pair of developers is proposing a 550-site campsite atop Tahoe Ridge that, if approved, would be the first new campsite in the Tahoe Basin in more than 20 years.

State faces down deadline to finalize need-based scholarship

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:20am

Nevada higher education officials faced with a tight deadline to launch a need-based scholarship are seeking more authority for staff to finalize program details.

Nevada medical marijuana patient acquitted of drug charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:20am

A Las Vegas medical marijuana patient who was accused of preparing to sell drugs has been acquitted of two felony drug charges.

Police: Man loses 2 fingers in ceremonial musket misfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:10am

Police say a Connecticut man lost two fingers when the barrel of his ceremonial musket exploded in his hands.

Wrong-way driver causes fatal crash near Ogden

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 3:10am

Utah Highway Patrol found alcohol and illegal drugs inside the vehicle of a wrong-way driver who crashed near Ogden and later died from his injuries.

Gunman in I-90 police shootout accepts plea deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 3:10am

An Arizona man accused of shooting at northern Idaho police officers on Interstate 90 last year has accepted a pretrial settlement.

Washington County woman infected with West Nile virus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 3:10am

A Washington County woman has been infected with the mosquito-borne illness West Nile virus, marking the first confirmed human case in Idaho this year.

University employee tests positive for Legionnaires' disease

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 2:50am

Officials at a suburban Philadelphia university say an employee has tested positive for Legionnaires' disease and eight campus buildings had higher-than-acceptable levels of the bacteria.

Unusual terror case going to trial in US court in Virginia

Larry O'Dell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 2:42am

Hundreds of terror suspects have been tried in federal courts since the 2001 attacks, but a case unfolding in Virginia differs from most in at least one key respect.

Sept. 2 hearing in longtime inmate's quest for freedom

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 2:10am

A federal appeals court in New Orleans has set arguments for Sept. 2 in the case of longtime Louisiana inmate Albert Woodfox.

Online tour allows visitors to see Murray State from home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 2:10am

Prospective Murray State students, parents and alumni who want to take a look at campus are now able to do so without leaving home.

UCF student: Stranger petted her arm while she was sleeping

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 1:20am

Four female University of Central Florida students say an unknown man broke into their off-campus apartment and touched one of them as she slept.

Health agency says 2 Ohioans diagnosed with West Nile virus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 1:20am

The Ohio Department of Health says two people recently diagnosed with West Nile virus are the first reported cases in the state this year.