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In a move certain to bolster his national standing with conservatives, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration Wednesday, hoping to strike a blow against the controversial Common Core education standards and raising his profile as he builds a likely presidential campaign.
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Parents: Mom didn't understand abandoning baby

Wendy Leonard  |  posted 54 minutes ago
The distraught parents of a Kearns woman accused of disposing of her newborn daughter in a trash can say their daughter has "special needs" and didn't understand what she was doing.
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Parents: Mom didn't understand abandoning baby

The Associated Press  |  posted Aug 27th - 5:51pm
A newborn girl was fighting for her life a day after Utah police say her mother dumped her in a neighbor's trash can, an act the woman's parents said Wednesday that she didn't fully comprehend.
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Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  posted Aug 27th - 5:51pm
Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore.
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AP PHOTOS: Storm-roiled waves hit beach towns

The Associated Press  |  posted Aug 27th - 5:40pm
Massive waves turned into floodwaters Wednesday along the Southern California shore as Hurricane Marie stirred up the surf from afar.
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Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'

The Associated Press  |  posted Aug 27th - 5:30pm
Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't get to him.
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RV outside family courts offers child support help

Rachelle Blidner, Associated Press  |  posted Aug 27th - 5:20pm
Forget going to the food truck for lunch. Now you can get free legal advice on collecting child support from a nonprofit on wheels.
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Dogs get blues when youngsters go back to school

Sue Manning, Associated Press  |  posted Aug 27th - 5:20pm
Young people aren't the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer.
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Supreme Court gets input on changing bar exam rule

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  posted Aug 27th - 5:10pm
A proposal that would allow Iowa law school graduates to practice without taking the bar exam would help students pay off debt more quickly and encourage new lawyers to stay in the state, Drake University law school dean Ben Ullem said Wednesday.
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Boston suspect's sister charged in NY bomb threat

The Associated Press  |  posted 22 minutes ago
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehvz) sister has been accused of threatening to bomb a New York City woman and has been arrested.
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Pilot's fate unknown in fighter jet crash

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  posted 22 minutes ago
An experienced pilot was missing Wednesday after the flier's F-15 fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia, shaking residents but causing no injuries on the ground, military and law enforcement officials said.
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Feds allow logging after huge California wildfire

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  posted 53 minutes ago
U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan released Wednesday that allows loggers to remove trees killed in a massive central California wildfire last year, but environmentalists called it a travesty and threaten to sue.
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Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns

Jacques Billeaud, Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  posted Aug 27th - 6:20pm
The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.
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Pediatric nurse charged with molesting 2-month-old

The Associated Press  |  posted Aug 27th - 6:01pm
A pediatric nurse in Southern California has been charged with molesting his 2-month-old foster baby.
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NYC comptroller: Some pre-K sites may be unsafe

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  posted Aug 27th - 5:51pm
City Comptroller Scott Stringer said Wednesday that New York City is far behind schedule in submitting contracts with pre-kindergarten providers, which he says raises possible safety problems with some of the sites slated to be used for Mayor Bill de Blasio's signature program.
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Wildfire near Tahoe closes part of Kingsbury Grade

The Associated Press  |  posted Aug 27th - 5:40pm
A wildfire burning in the dry brush and timber near the south end of Lake Tahoe forced the Nevada Highway Patrol to close a stretch of the Kingsbury Grade on the Carson Valley side of the mountain.
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Author, state seek ruling on rape case records

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  posted Aug 27th - 5:30pm
Attorneys for "Into the Wild" author Jon Krakauer and the Montana University System asked a Helena judge Wednesday to decide whether the state should release documents on how the commissioner of higher education handled a rape case against University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson.
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SC House overrides 1 veto, sustains other

Seanna Adcox, Associated Press  |  posted Aug 27th - 5:30pm
A bill intended to help South Carolina's public libraries keep out disrupters became law Wednesday despite Gov. Nikki Haley's opposition.
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Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  posted Aug 27th - 5:30pm
A southeast Texas man says that despite his acquittal Wednesday for the shooting death of the drunken driver who caused a crash that killed his two sons, there are no winners.
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Defense rests in corruption trial of ex-governor

Matthew Barakat, Larry O'Dell, Associated Press  |  posted Aug 27th - 5:01pm
Attorneys for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife wrapped up their case Wednesday in the couple's corruption trial, their defense featuring McDonnell's testimony and the idea that the marriage was so chilly they could not have conspired together.
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USC: Cornerback Josh Shaw suspended after admitting story about rescuing nephew was a lie

The Associated Press  |  posted Aug 27th - 5:01pm
USC: Cornerback Josh Shaw suspended after admitting story about rescuing nephew was a lie.
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Report: FBI official used 'poor judgment' in suit

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  posted Aug 27th - 5:01pm
A former leader of the FBI's Milwaukee field office used "extremely poor judgment" in trying to influence the testimony of a subordinate in a disability discrimination lawsuit, according to a Justice Department inspector general report issued Wednesday.
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A leader admits guilt in big disability-fraud case

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  posted Aug 27th - 4:52pm
An accused ringleader of a sprawling disabilities fraud scheme has admitted he helped coach retired New York City police officers and others to fake mental-health problems to get Social Security benefits.
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