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Pregnant horse in Idaho injured self, not stabbed to death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:10pm

Law enforcement officials in eastern Idaho say a free-roaming pregnant horse thought to have been stabbed to death was actually killed by injuring itself.

Louisiana's four-legged flood victims await reunions, homes

Michael Kunzelman and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:00pm

Two weeks ago, fast-rising floodwaters forced many south Louisiana homeowners to leave their beloved pets behind as they boarded rescue boats or waded through chest-deep water to reach dry ground.

Ecuadorian woman falls to death in Yellowstone canyon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:00pm

An Ecuadorian woman has fallen to her death at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park.

Lead detected in murky American Fork River sediment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:50pm

Officials are warning people to avoid the murky American Fork River after water tests revealed elevated lead levels in the sediment.

Transgender plaintiffs get narrow win on injunction request

Jonathan Drew and Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:50pm

A judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a strong chance of proving the state's bathroom-access measure violates federal law.

The Latest: Man charged with homicide in police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:40pm

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Tennessee police officer (all times local):

Judge won't block California's strict child vaccination law

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:40pm

A federal judge will not immediately block a California law that requires all schoolchildren to be vaccinated and is one of the strictest in the nation for eliminating exemptions based on religious and personal beliefs.

The Latest: Archbishop urges prayers for New Mexico girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:40pm

The Latest on the gruesome killing of a 10-year-old girl from Albuquerque, New Mexico (all times local):

Town rallies around Jewish family hit by swastika graffiti

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:40pm

A Jewish woman in suburban Philadelphia woke up last week to a spray-painted swastika on her trash bin, and now her neighbors and strangers from other countries are rallying to support her by painting their own garbage cans with flowers, hearts, birds and butterflies.

Ex-hostages say American stayed brave amid torture in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:31pm

Former hostages say an Arizona woman slain by Islamic State militants remained steadfast in her Christian faith and stood up to her captors despite being tortured, raped and verbally abused.

Mom who died saving son kept him above water until rescue

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:30pm

A mother was enjoying a family boat trip across Lake Powell when she heard a scream and splash. Her 2-year-old son had slipped off their houseboat and into the water.

Man strips, drives pickup into Southwest plane in Nebraska

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:24pm

Authorities say a man wearing only boxer shorts stole a pickup and drove it into a Southwest Airlines plane at an airport in Omaha, Nebraska, causing minor injuries to three people on board.

Surveillance program raises questions about tech, privacy

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:21pm

With more than two-thirds of Baltimore's 200 murders this year unsolved, many violent criminals are staying a step ahead of the law. The police department hoped to even the score by quietly taking to the skies to record everything visible in the streets below, 32 square miles at a time.

Swallow to ask appeals court to toss bribery case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:11pm

Lawyers for former Utah Attorney General John Swallow will ask the state supreme court to toss the bribery case against him because authorities obtained thousands of private communications between him and his previous attorney.

Federal judge won't immediately block California vaccination law for schoolchildren, one of strictest in US for eliminating exem

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:11pm

Federal judge won't immediately block California vaccination law for schoolchildren, one of strictest in US for eliminating exemptions based on religious, personal beliefs.

Canadian rescued near 'Into the Wild' bus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:01pm

Authorities in Alaska say a Canadian man is the latest person to be rescued near an abandoned bus made famous by the book and film "Into the Wild.

Dan Hemmert chosen to replace state Sen. Alvin Jackson

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:50pm

Dan Hemmert, the owner of a line of dry cleaning stores, has been appointed to fill the final four months of Sen. Alvin Jackson's term.

Judge: North Carolina university can't block 2 transgender students, employee from using bathroom of their choice

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:40pm

Judge: North Carolina university can't block 2 transgender students, employee from using bathroom of their choice.

Dozens treated as heroin overdose spikes hit several states

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:33pm

Officials in several states are scrambling to deal with a series of heroin overdose outbreaks affecting dozens of people and involving at least six deaths.