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Kansas GOP leader: Talk of defying schools ruling 'serious'

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 2:00pm

A Republican leader in the Kansas Senate says talk among legislators about defying a recent state Supreme Court ruling on education funding is serious.

ISU dismisses allegations of bullying on softball team

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 2:00pm

Idaho State University has investigated allegations of bullying in its softball program and says the concern was based on misinterpreted comments, and the Big Sky Conference says it's conducting a review.

Ex-Gitmo prosecutor settles suit against Library of Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 2:00pm

The former chief military prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay has settled a lawsuit against the Library of Congress, which fired him after he wrote opinion columns criticizing the Obama administration's decision to try some suspected terrorists before military tribunals.

Unoccupied car strikes, injures women at Alabama state park

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 2:00pm

An official says a car rolled out of a parking lot and onto a beach at an Alabama state park, striking both women and pinning one underneath.

The Latest: FBI says it has recovered agent's stolen gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 2:00pm

The Latest on the theft of an FBI agent's gun from his car (all times local):

Louisiana deputies report shooting man with rifle in roadway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 2:00pm

A Louisiana sheriff says his deputies shot and wounded a man who pointed a rifle at them.

Idaho father takes pregnant teen daughter to marry rapist

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:52pm

An Idaho man will spend about four months in jail for taking his 14-year-old daughter to Missouri to marry a 24-year-old man who raped and impregnated her.

River crests at record level

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:50pm

A river in southeastern Texas has reached a record-high crest -- just two years after it ran dry in some places because of drought.

Police: Man on life support after shooting at Vegas complex

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:50pm

Police say a man is on life support after he was shot in the head following an argument at a Las Vegas apartment complex.

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Poll: Americans want nomination system changed

Catherine Lucey and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:41pm

Bernie Sanders' pitch for changing the way presidential candidates are chosen appears to have broad public support.

Texas' Lt. Gov. asks schools to ignore transgender directive

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:40pm

The fight over bathroom rights for transgender students escalated in Texas on Tuesday as the state's lieutenant governor urged schools to defy the Obama administration while parents of transgender children accused Republican leaders of stoking intolerance and making their kids targets for bullying.

Saint Louis University law school looks to redefine itself

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:31pm

Saint Louis University officials say its law school is trying to redefine itself after it moving locations, facing personnel issues and experiencing enrollment decline.

6 killed, dozens wounded over bloody Chicago holiday weekend

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:30pm

Chicago began the unofficial start of summer over Memorial Day weekend with dozens of shootings that killed six people and wounded 56 others, contributing to a spike in violent crime in the city this year.

Swollen river feeds flooding near Houston as residents flee

John L. Mone, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:21pm

Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties were bracing for more flooding Tuesday along a river that had reached a record-high crest just two years after it had run dry in places because of drought.

Maine CDC reports spike in sexually transmitted diseases

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:20pm

Data from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows a spike in the number of Mainers infected by sexually transmitted diseases.

Senate probe finds 'systemic failure' in VA facility review

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:20pm

There were "systemic failures" by the federal agency charged with independently investigating complaints at a western Wisconsin Veterans Affairs medical facility known as "Candy Land" because of the free flow of prescription drugs, a U.S. Senate committee probe released Tuesday determined.

Sisters diagnosed weeks apart fight breast cancer together

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:20pm

Two Utah sisters grew up in the same bedroom, went to the same college, worked for almost a decade at the same company and have visited over 50 countries side by side. Now every three weeks, they sit together in matching chairs and chat as their bodies are pumped full of chemotherapy drugs.

Lawsuit dropped over Salt Lake City newspaper agreement

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:20pm

Members of a group that sued over altered terms of a joint operating agreement between The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News dropped their lawsuit Tuesday, saying they are confident terms of the Tribune's sale to the wealthy Huntsman family leave the newspaper on solid ground.

Woman's body tied to cinder block found in Pennsylvania pond

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:20pm

Authorities say a woman's body has been found tied to a cinder block in a popular swimming and fishing hole near Philadelphia.