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Dallas public school students to take fewer assessment tests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 9:10am

Students in the Dallas Independent School District will be taking fewer tests to avoid duplication of knowledge exams.

2 years after Ferguson, recriminations roil governor's race

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 9:10am

It has been two years since a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, touching off days of rioting, but the political repercussions from the incident have only intensified, fanned by a governor's race in which all four Republican candidates are pledging an aggressive law-and-order approach.

University of New England gets nearly $900K for primary care

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 9:00am

The federal Health Resources and Services Administration is giving nearly $900,000 to University of New England to help the school grow the state's health care workforce.

State Fair booth focuses on use, abuse of prescription drugs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 9:00am

A booth at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot is trying to teach visitors how to properly lock, monitor and dispose of prescription medications.

Teen recovering after nearly dying while playing football

Marty Roney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 8:40am

Garrison Stojak doesn't remember running the route, catching the pass or scoring the touchdown. He doesn't remember dying on the field or spending nine days in a drug-induced coma or being at UAB hospital for three weeks.

Blue algae warning issued south of Hells Canyon Dam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 8:40am

Idaho health officials are warning residents that toxic algae have been found on the state side of the Snake River south of Hells Canyon Dam.

Middleton day care owner files tort claim against city

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 8:20am

A Middleton day care owner is accusing city employees and the mayor of providing false information on licensing for her facility.

Cops, protesters gear up for hot day of marches ahead of DNC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 8:10am

Police officers are posted at street corners in downtown Philadelphia as protesters prepare for a sweltering day of marches and rallies ahead of the Democratic National Convention.

Family fights cystic fibrosis with hard work and milkshakes

Leslie Moses, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 6:10am

Maybe the talk is too serious.

Baton Rouge to continue to mourn officers slain in ambush

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 5:20am

The city of Baton Rouge will continue to memorialize officers slain in a shoot-out outside a convenience store just a week ago with funeral services planned Monday for police officer Montrell Jackson.

Richmond Police: 3 hurt in Virginia shooting, suspect sought

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 4:50am

Richmond police are seeking a suspect they say shot three people near the Virginia Commonwealth University campus.

Doubleheader set for Md. governor raising cancer awareness

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 2:10am

It'll be a doubleheader for Gov. Larry Hogan.

Nassau sanctuary a haven for orphaned, ill, injured wildlife

Beth Reese Cravey-Union, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 1:10am

Jonathan Howard was once an avid hunter.

Orchard worker becomes doctor, sees himself in patients

Sara Schilling-City Herald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 1:10am

Saul Valencia's life would probably be a lot different if he'd missed that call.

Kaine in Miami: 'Bienvenidos a todos'

MJ Lee CNN  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 11:32pm

Tim Kaine took the stage alongside Hillary Clinton in Miami Saturday and offered his first greeting to voters as a vice presidential nominee -- in Spanish.

The Latest: Burned body found at California fire scene

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 11:30pm

The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

As Democratic convention nears, excessive heat settles in

Ron Todt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 11:00pm

As thousands of delegates arrive in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, it's not just politics they have to contend with — it's also the hot and sticky weather.

Authorities say burned body found at scene of Southern California wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 11:00pm

Authorities say burned body found at scene of Southern California wildfire.

Just a giant collection of Pokemon Go stories

Aj Willingham, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 10:25pm

Here are some of the best, worst and weirdest things that have come out of the Pokemon craze. Surely, even more will come.