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4 charged with murder after Nampa robbery victim dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 1:30pm

Four people have been charged with murder after a Nampa robbery and beating victim dies from his injuries. The Idaho Statesman reports (http://is.gd/NFCo6b ) the man was beaten, stripped and robbed near Lake Lowell early Friday. Forty-nine-year-old Steven Nelson later died, and that night deputies arrested four for murder and robbery.

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Woman, 4 grandchildren killed in East Texas flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 1:20pm

A 64-year-old woman and four grandchildren were killed early Saturday after a creek overflowed its banks, flooding an East Texas neighborhood as many residents slept.

Woman struck, killed by duck boat in downtown Boston

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 1:10pm

A 29-year-old woman has died after the scooter she was driving was struck by an amphibious sightseeing vehicle in downtown Boston.

Utah County sheriff's deputy shoots, wounds suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 1:00pm

Authorities say one person was shot after allegedly threatening a Utah County sheriff's deputy.

1 teen killed, 1 hurt after being ejected from carnival ride

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 1:00pm

One teenage girl was killed and another was injured when they were ejected from a whirling ride at an El Paso church carnival.

Rock climber dies after 75-foot fall in Logan Canyon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 12:50pm

Authorities say a man assisting a youth group on a rock climb in Logan Canyon fell and did not survive.

Northern Michigan approves residence hall replacement plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 12:50pm

Northern Michigan University trustees have approved an $80 million residence hall replacement project.

Parents of boy missing since 1997 plead not guilty to murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 12:40pm

Parents of a Hawaii boy who has been missing for nearly 20 years have pleaded not guilty to murder charges.

Theater program aims to divert youth from wrong path

Aaron Mudd, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 12:30pm

When kids make poor choices, it's easy for them to go down the wrong path without guidance. So, a Western Kentucky University theater program is attempting to intervene in the lives of local low-level juvenile offenders by allowing them to act out their experiences on stage.

Closing arguments slated in trial in college dorm death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 12:30pm

Closing arguments are expected Monday in the trial of a man accused of beating and strangling his college freshman girlfriend in her central Pennsylvania dormitory

The Latest: Bodies of East Texas flood victims identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 12:30pm

The Latest on Texas flooding (all times local):

Big-rig driver flees after deadly pickup truck crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 12:20pm

Authorities say the driver of a big-rig that crushed a pickup truck in a Los Angeles suburb unhitched the trailer and fled the scene after the fatal crash.

Search for help a key to dealing with child's autism

Michelle James-Herald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 12:20pm

Kelly Thompson grieves for the days before her 6-year-old son Wyatt became a full-time student. Those long, lazy days she enjoyed spending at home with her little boy.

Alabama Education Association official dies in crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 12:10pm

Authorities say an Alabama Education Association official was killed in a single-vehicle crash in the southeastern area of the state.

Man booked in death of toddler in Jefferson Parish

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 11:50am

A Jefferson Parish man has been booked on a second-degree murder charge after his girlfriend's 2-year-old son died of head injuries.

School employee accused of slapping boy enters guilty plea

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 11:30am

A former speech therapist at a Caldwell elementary school has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor injury to a child.

Bloomberg tells graduates to be wary of partisan politics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 11:30am

Businessman and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has told graduates at the University of Michigan to be wary of partisan politics and intolerance.

University cafe closed for cleaning after reports of illness

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 11:00am

A cafe on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in western Pennsylvania has been closed for cleaning after more than 40 people reported becoming ill after eating there last week.

Jill Biden hosts USS Delaware keel-laying ceremony

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 11:00am

Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, marked the beginning of construction on the future USS Delaware submarine.