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After Rubio stumbles, rivals see opening in New Hampshire

Julie Pace and Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:25pm

Marco Rubio's uneven debate performance just days before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary has emboldened a trio of governors seeking to stem his rise in the Republican race for president. But if Rubio's rivals can slow him in New Hampshire, they are likely to leave the GOP with a muddled mix of establishment contenders and no clear favorite to challenge Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

Mayor: state of emergency for Big Island dengue outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:01pm

Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi is declaring the island's ongoing dengue fever outbreak a state of emergency.

Lynch: No outside influence on FBI probe into Clinton emails

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 7:41pm

Attorney General Loretta Lynch is reaffirming that the FBI's probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state is free of outside political influence.

2015 sets record for most shark attacks, with 98 worldwide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 7:21pm

Experts say 2015 saw a record-setting 98 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide, including 30 in Florida alone.

Police: Bus driver didn't use brake before fatal accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 7:11pm

The driver of a school bus that struck and killed an Indianapolis elementary school principal had left the driver's seat without putting on the parking brake, according to an Indianapolis police report made available Monday.

Remaining occupiers release defiant videos mocking FBI

Terrence Petty, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:50pm

The last four occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge have posted a series of defiant videos in which one of them calls FBI agents losers, shows a defensive perimeter they have built and takes a joyride in a government vehicle.

Woman gets jail for group attack on gay Philadelphia couple

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:30pm

A suburban police chief's daughter began serving five to 10 months in jail on Monday for a group attack on a gay couple that prompted Philadelphia to add sexual orientation to its hate crime laws.

After 15 years, cleanup plan approved for contaminated town

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:30pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted final approval Monday to a costly cleanup program for a Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos poisoning.

The Latest: Nevada lawmaker to support Oregon occupiers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:10pm

The Latest on an armed group that took over buildings at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):

Attorney General to visit 6 cities to highlight police work

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:10pm

Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities in the coming months to highlight police departments she sees as role models for law enforcement.

Trial opens for Utah businessman at center of scandal

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:07pm

Nearly five years and three attorneys later, one-time multimillionaire Jeremy Johnson will literally defend himself in court against dozens of fraud charges related to his now defunct online marketing enterprise.

Inmate recaptured after mistaken release in Los Angeles

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:01pm

A murder suspect who was mistakenly released from a Los Angeles jail last month was recaptured Monday in Nevada, authorities said.

Department of Education scraps online test after crashes

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:01pm

Tennessee education officials say they no longer have faith that a brand new education assessment test known as TNReady can be administered online after a series of computer glitches, including one Monday that forced school officials across the state to halt testing on the first day of its rollout.

Police: Off-duty Memphis officer shoots intruder at home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 5:31pm

Police in Memphis, Tennessee, say one of their off-duty officers has shot a person at a home in the nearby Mississippi city of Southaven.

Attorney general seeks to take over Jindal Common Core suit

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 5:31pm

Louisiana's new attorney general moved Monday to take over a lawsuit that former Gov. Bobby Jindal filed against the federal government over the Common Core education standards — putting him at odds with Jindal's successor.

Firefighters battling grass fires across central Oklahoma

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 5:30pm

Firefighters are battling wind-blown grass fires across central Oklahoma, including a fire that has forced partial closure of a busy turnpike.

Judge again denies Texas' efforts to block Syrian refugees

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 5:30pm

A federal judge Monday again ruled against Texas in its efforts to stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees, saying that while it would be "foolish" to deny there are risks following the Paris attacks, state officials have never shown an imminent danger to the public.

House sponsor delays voucher vote amid flurry of amendments

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 5:21pm

Proponents of a creating a limited school voucher program in Tennessee first feared that snow flurries would keep enough supporters from arriving for a House floor vote Monday.

Lead contamination of Flint water draws multiple lawsuits

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 5:21pm

One lawsuit seeks to replace lead-leaching water lines at no cost to customers. Another seeks money for thousands of Flint residents who unwittingly drank toxic water. A third complaint has been filed on behalf of people with Legionnaires' disease.

Eichler, Nelson appointed to University of Arkansas board

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 5:11pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named a former candidate for governor and a lawyer who was once a University of Arkansas cheerleader to the school's board of trustees.