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The Latest: Broader hunt for suspects in officer's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:21am

The latest on the fatal shooting of a police officer in northern Illinois (all times local):

Final $3M installment made to keep Sweet Briar College open

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:51am

The nonprofit formed to save Sweet Briar College says it has delivered more than $3.6 million to the private women's college, topping the terms of a mediated settlement to keep the school operating.

The Latest: Judge refuses to remove Baltimore prosecutor

Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:51am

The latest on the first court hearing for six Baltimore police officers who are charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died a week after suffering a spinal cord injury in custody (all times local):

Will County officials say rabid wildlife count on the rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:51am

Will County officials say there have been 14 confirmed cases of wildlife rabies this year and they're warning that the number could rise with peak bat season.

NC public schools: student gains slim, graduation rate up

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:51am

More children are graduating North Carolina public schools, but only about a third of the 1.6 million students are on track with soaking up the knowledge they'll need for the rest of their lives.

Court hearing for 6 officers charged in death of black man

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:51am

A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers facing criminal charges in connection with the death of a black man seriously injured in their custody. He also refused to remove the prosecutor in the case.

Results show students struggle with new standardized test

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:41am

There's good news and bad news in Delaware students' performance on a new standardized test linked to Common Core academic standards.

North Vegas police: Speed probed in teen pedestrian death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:41am

Police say speed may be a factor in the death of a 17-year-old high school student who was struck by an SUV and fatally injured crossing a North Las Vegas street.

Pittsburgh man jailed in toddler stepson's fatal shooting

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:41am

A man jailed in the fatal shooting of his 22-month-old stepson gave differing accounts of how the death occurred, police said in court papers.

AP Exclusive: Records show university's response to Holmes

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:41am

More than a month before James Holmes' rampage on a Colorado movie theater, the head of his neuroscience graduate program called a campus police officer with alarming information: Holmes had told his psychiatrist that he wanted to kill people to make up for his failure in science.

Tired of thefts, man buys gun and shoots burglar hours later

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:31am

After five burglaries in six years, a retired Maine lobsterman bought a gun to defend himself and ended up shooting an intruder hours later.

4 groups apply for last 3 charter school slots in Maine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:31am

Four groups have applied for the last three charter school slots in Maine.

Tennessee police officer 'justified' in overpass shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:30am

A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation report has cleared an officer of wrongdoing in the shooting death of a man who pulled out a pellet gun that the officer says he mistook for a handgun.

School district says student can start anti-abortion club

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:21am

A Las Vegas area high school student will be allowed to start an anti-abortion club on campus after filing a lawsuit against the school district.

2 killed in crash with school bus identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:21am

The two men who died after a pickup truck they were riding in collided with a school bus near Payson have been identified.

Family of teen killed by police petitions state's high court

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:21am

The family of a South Carolina teen killed by police during an apparent drug bust wants the state's highest court to get involved in the case and remove the local prosecutor.

The Latest: Brothers file lawsuit, say civil rights violated

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:21am

The latest on two brothers wrongly convicted in North Carolina three decades ago in the killing of an 11-year-old girl (all times local):

Court: No visitation rights for woman after same-sex divorce

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:21am

A Maryland appeals court has ruled that a lesbian woman has no right to visitation or custody of a child whom the woman's former partner gave birth to before the couple married.

House Judiciary panel sets first Planned Parenthood hearing

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 10:21am

The House Judiciary Committee will hold Congress' first hearing on the Planned Parenthood videos next Wednesday. And the title they're using leaves little doubt about where majority Republicans stand on the issue.