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Grandparent: Boy hung by belt as punishment at school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 2:10am

A Conyers woman says her grandson's teacher made him hang by his belt from the top of a chalkboard as punishment.

NCAE, Democratic lawmakers speaker out on teachers' day

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 2:10am

Critics of the Republican-led North Carolina General Assembly say low morale within the teaching profession needs to be reversed.

Anti-abortion activist goes to trial over letter to doctor

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 2:00am

A Kansas anti-abortion activist faces trial in federal court this week over a letter she sent to a Wichita physician saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor's car.

Students confirmed for admission up 22 percent at UMaine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:50am

Statistics released by the University of Maine's flagship campus found that its incoming class confirmed for admission in September has increased by 22 percent compared to last year.

Police investigating death of Johnson & Wales freshman

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:50am

Police in Providence are investigating the death of a Johnson & Wales University freshman who was found unresponsive in a dormitory over the weekend.

Testing at Tacoma schools shows improvements in lead levels

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:40am

Officials say further testing at three Tacoma elementary schools that previously had high levels of lead in their drinking water indicates the water is now safe to drink.

Fingernails spotted in trash led to arrest of alleged killer

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:21am

A serial killer preying on vulnerable young black women on the rough streets of south Los Angeles eluded police for two decades until someone rifling through a dumpster in 2007 noticed red fingernails poking out of a garbage bag.

Deadline arrives for Georgia governor on campus guns bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:10am

Georgia's governor must make a decision about legislation allowing concealed handguns on college campuses in the state.

Google offers $250,000 for Flint research, local nonprofit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 12:40am

Google is offering $250,000 to help with the ongoing response efforts in Flint as the city reels from the effects of a lead-contaminated water supply.

Jury: School failed to protect girl who says she was raped

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 11:10pm

Hawaii's public school system failed to protect a special education student who says she was raped by a classmate, a jury determined Monday.

2 charged in AG's investigation of northern Idaho PAC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 11:00pm

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has charged two Republicans involved in a highly-scrutinized political action committee for allegedly hiding the source of campaign contributions.

Ex-NY Assembly speaker to be sentenced in corruption case

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 10:42pm

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is set to learn how long he'll spend in prison following his conviction in a $5 million corruption case.

Funeral will honor 6 of 8 victims in Ohio family shootings

Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 10:31pm

There will be "ample security" at the funeral for six of the eight people shot and killed in rural southern Ohio in what authorities call a planned attack targeting one family, Ohio's attorney general said.

Ex-Monticello officer sentenced to jail for assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 10:30pm

A former Monticello police officer who pleaded guilty to breaking into the home of his estranged wife and assaulting a man has been sentenced to 10 days in jail and three years of probation.

Fighting opioid addiction with marijuana moving forward

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 10:11pm

A proposal to use marijuana to battle opioid addiction is being processed by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Sea lion dies at Salt Lake City zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 10:10pm

A sea lion at Salt Lake City's Hogle Zoo has died during a medical procedure.

Vermont urging people to be aware of tick-borne illnesses

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 10:10pm

The Vermont Department of Health wants people to be aware of the health dangers posed by ticks.

Semitrailer carrying gun powder crashes near Council

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 9:30pm

A semitrailer carrying thousands of pounds of smokeless gun powder has crashed on U.S. Highway 95 near the western Idaho city of Council.

Brothers wanted in Washington killings spotted in Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 9:30pm

Two brothers charged with murder in the presumed killing of a missing Washington state couple have been spotted in Mexico, and authorities are seeking the records of a cellphone they believe was recently used by one of them.