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The Latest: Supreme Court weighs appeals of death row inmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 5:40am

The latest on the scheduled execution of Missouri inmate Roderick Nunley, who was convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing a 15-year-old girl in Kansas City in 1989 (all times local):

Suspect in officer attack had history of mental illness

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 5:30am

A man charged with murder in the ambush of a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a history of mental illness and was once declared mentally incompetent, according to authorities and his former attorney.

Funeral set for slain TV cameraman in Virginia hometown

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 3:31am

Adam Ward was remembered at a reception at his high school for his infectious personality, youthful enthusiasm and rabid love for alma mater Virginia Tech.

Documents: Weapons found at scene of Oklahoma family slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 5:51am

Police recovered multiple weapons and protective gear from the suburban Tulsa home where a couple and three of their children were stabbed to death in July.

Police: College professor arrested for child pornography

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 5:50am

Officials say a psychology professor at a Boston college has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Most USC fraternity recruiting suspended

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 5:50am

Most social fraternities at the University of South Carolina have been suspended from recruiting activities.

Presidential candidates to visit West Liberty for interviews

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 5:50am

West Liberty University's presidential search committee plans on-campus interviews with the finalists later this month.

Police: College professor arrested for child pornography

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 5:40am

Officials say a psychology professor at a Boston college has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Police: 12-year-old girl thwarts suspected burglar

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 5:30am

Police in Auburn are crediting a quick thinking 12-year-old girl with thwarting a man she saw breaking into her home.

St. Landry school district working on next year's budget

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 5:20am

The budget cuts and financial austerity that plagued the St. Landry Parish school district four years ago have temporarily disappeared. That's according to the district's finance director.

Study: Midlife obesity may spur risk for earlier Alzheimer's

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 5:20am

One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when.

Police officer suspected of staging theft kills himself

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 4:50am

Authorities say a Pennsylvania police officer killed himself after a standoff that began when officers came to arrest him.

'Taxi of Tomorrow' arrives in NYC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 4:30am

The Nissan NV200 minivan is now the new standard for New York City's yellow cabs.

SUNY Adirondack receives $77,200 grant for new program

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 4:20am

SUNY Adirondack officials have announced that the upstate New York school has been awarded a grant to form a new academic program in computer network security.

NAU welcomes largest freshman class in school history

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 4:20am

Northern Arizona University is welcoming its largest freshman class in school history.

Manhattan school tests positive for Legionella bacteria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 3:50am

Officials say a Catholic school on Manhattan's Upper East Side has been closed for cleaning after a cooling tower tested positive for low levels of the Legionella bacteria.

San Diego college ends firearms class after investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 3:40am

Miramar College in San Diego has ended its firearms classes that they had offered to the general public amid an investigation into an instructor who brought a gun to a meeting.

More mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in DeKalb

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 3:40am

DeKalb County officials are urging residents to take precautions as more mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus.

5 Los Angeles schools to replace fields after turf melted

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 3:40am

Work has begun to replace all-weather sports fields at three Los Angeles Unified School District after the material that made the base of the field melted.