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Man accused of decapitating wife leaves hospital for jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 1:51pm

A man accused of decapitating his wife and their pet dogs before mutilating himself has gone from a hospital bed to a jail cell.

Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag

Mark Scolforo and Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 12:51pm

Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display.

Reno family await school district's approval to use medicine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 2:31pm

The mother of a Reno girl with a rare form of epilepsy is trying to secure permission for her daughter's school to administer medicine that could halt potentially deadly seizures.

Police say person of interest in custody in officer killing

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 2:31pm

A person of "interest" has been taken into custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer during a traffic stop in Memphis, police said Sunday.

Tularemia confirmed in cottontail rabbits in Platte County

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 2:11pm

A bacterial disease of wildlife that can be transmitted to humans and their pets has been found in two cottontail rabbits a few miles northeast of Guernsey in Platte County.

Rhode Island Hospital renews $600,000 grant for trauma study

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 2:11pm

Rhode Island Hospital has renewed funding for its trauma and inflammation research training fellowship.

Board: Acupuncturist negligent in giving bee sting therapy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 2:01pm

An acupuncturist in Southern California could have his medical license suspended by state regulators who say he used bee stings to treat patients and didn't have an allergic reaction kit in his office.

2 injured on Idaho 52 when salt block falls off pickup

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 2:01pm

Two people were injured when a salt block fell off a pickup truck on Idaho 52 and went through the windshield of another pickup.

Tupelo schools quadruple graduation rate for special ed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 2:01pm

Tupelo Public School District officials estimate that the graduation rate for special education students has quadrupled over the past two years. They estimate that about 58 percent of its seniors in special education programs graduated this year — up from 14.4 percent in the 2012-13 school year.

Search firm to help in finding new UW president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 2:01pm

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has hired California-based Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates to help find a new president of the university.

Boy, 3, found in lake after boat-watching trip with dad

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 1:11pm

Authorities say the body of an autistic 3-year-old boy was pulled from a lake in central Georgia after a frantic search for the missing child.

Raises for Arkansas State University employees unlikely

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 1:11pm

Arkansas State University officials say a tighter budget means employees likely won't receive raises for the fiscal year that began last month.

Cincinnati Children's gets 125-ton cancer treating equipment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 1:01pm

A more than 125-ton piece of medical equipment is in the process of making its way to the Liberty Campus of Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

Baltimore sees 11 people shot, 2 fatally, over the weekend

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 12:51pm

On the heels of the most deadly month in 43 years, Baltimore saw 11 people shot, two of them fatally, in the first two days of August, including an incident in which seven people were shot.

Wildfire raging north of San Francisco threatens homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 12:51pm

Wildfires blazing in several Western states Sunday chewed up forests and threatened homes but were most numerous in Northern California where dozens are raging and setting off evacuations.

Baltimore sees 11 shot, 2 fatally, over the weekend

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 12:41pm

Fresh off its deadliest month in 43 years, Baltimore saw 11 people shot — and two of them killed — in the first two days of August.

Experts question pregnancy ban in Iowa shaken baby case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 12:41pm

Women's rights and civil rights groups say an Iowa judge's decision to prohibit a woman convicted of child endangerment from becoming pregnant on probation is unconstitutional.

Memphis police say 1 person of interest in custody in connection with fatal officer shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 12:00pm

Memphis police say 1 person of interest in custody in connection with fatal officer shooting.

5 organizations seeking to open charter schools in Arkansas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 11:40am

Six new publicly funded, independently operated charter schools have been proposed for five Arkansas communities for the 2016-2017 school year.

Florida man sentenced for stealing classified documents

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 11:30am

A Florida man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing classified documents while working at a U.S. military base in Honduras.