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Suspect in ambush of Houston-area deputy held without bond

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:31am

A man charged with killing a suburban Houston officer first shot the 10-year veteran in the back of the head and fired a total of 15 times, authorities said Monday.

Community gathering to remember slain television cameraman

Brock Vergakis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:31am

Salem High School will open its doors to the community Monday to commemorate the life of an alumnus — Adam Ward, the 27-year-old cameraman for a Roanoke television station who was slain on live TV last week.

The Latest on the Houston deputy: Deputy 'down to earth'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:23am

Here are the latest developments regarding the fatal shooting of a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy (all times local):

Probe: Michigan lawmakers engaged in dishonest cover-up

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:11pm

An investigation of Michigan lawmakers who had an extramarital affair alleges numerous instances of deceptive and "outright dishonest" conduct to cover it up.

Appeals panel sides with Arkansas school district

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:11pm

A federal appeals court panel has affirmed a judge's ruling that the Blytheville School District acted properly when it opted out of Arkansas' School Choice Act and blocked the request of several white parents to transfer their children to neighboring districts.

Governor honors state's 145 centenarians

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:11pm

Gov. Gary Herbert celebrated the state's 145 residents who are at least 100 years old at an annual event in West Jordan.

GOP leaders struggle to find schools superintendent prospect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:11pm

Republican leaders are having a hard time finding a candidate to challenge the current Democratic state schools superintendent in Indiana.

Ohio man who bit off part of wife's lover's ear is sentenced

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:11pm

An Ohio man who bit off part of his wife's lover's ear after finding them in bed together has been sentenced to six months in a correctional treatment center.

Last of 3 candidates visiting WSU

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:11pm

The last of three candidates to become founding dean of the new Washington State University College of Medicine is visiting the Spokane campus.

The Latest on Jewish shootings: Medical issue delays trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:02pm

The latest on the trial of a white supremacist charged with capital murder for the deaths of three people at two Jewish sites in the Kansas City area (all times local):

UO president turns to faculty to fill empty bookshelf

Diane Dietz-Guard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:01pm

New University of Oregon President Mike Schill has opened a new front in his charm offensive, asking UO faculty to bring books they've written to fill a broad, empty bookshelf in his office.

Man pleads not guilty to tossing firecrackers at synagogue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:01pm

A northern New Jersey man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he threw lit firecrackers outside a synagogue while shouting "Allahu akbar."

Injunction against federal water rule may expand

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:01pm

A federal judge in North Dakota is allowing arguments over the scope of his injunction blocking a new rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways.

Federal government files suit against Sioux Falls landlord

Dirk Lammers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:51am

The U.S. government has filed a lawsuit against a Sioux Falls landlord, alleging he refused to let a tenant with a fractured leg move back into an apartment over concerns that a wheelchair could damage the carpet.

4th Legionnaires' disease death at Illinois veterans' home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:51am

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting a fourth death from Legionnaires' disease after an outbreak at a western Illinois veterans' home.

Utah Food Bank warns 10K donors that data may be exposed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:40am

Officials with the Utah Food Bank are warning 10,000 donors that their personal information could have been exposed after someone hacked into the organization's website.

Worker accused of abusing developmentally disabled patient

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:40am

An employee at the Beatrice State Developmental Center has been accused of abusing a patient, less than a month after the federal government ended its oversight of the facility that houses and treats disabled residents.

Murder charge filed against Oklahoma politician's son

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:32am

Prosecutors filed a first-degree murder charge Monday against a man accused of fatally stabbing his father, Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello, during an attack at a fast-food restaurant.

Police: Woman said boys weren't loved, so she drowned them

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:32am

A woman accused of drowning her 2-year-old twin sons told police she did it because nobody loved them or her, according to a court document released Monday.

Las Vegas police identify officer involved in fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:31am

A Las Vegas police officer involved in a fatal shooting of a man during a weekend foot chase in an industrial area of North Las Vegas has been identified as an eight-year department veteran.