The Latest on a federal complaint alleging that public schools in Virginia's capital city more frequently and more harshly punish black students and those with disabilities than their classmates (all times local):
Jason Dearen, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 3:31pm
The captain of the doomed freighter El Faro ordered his crew to abandon ship about 10 hours after leaving a Florida port and becoming caught in a hurricane last year, audio from the sunken ship's "black box" shows.
Steve Karnowski, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 3:21pm
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar criticized the sharp price hikes for EpiPens, the emergency drug injectors for severe allergic reactions, saying Wednesday that it's "outrageous" that manufacturer Mylan is making money off of those who have few alternatives.
Russell Contreras, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 3:11pm
More New Mexico public schools earned "A'' or "B'' grades last school year, but over a third still received "D'' or "F'' grades, according to results released Wednesday by the state Public Education Department.
South Carolina's Democrats will rename their annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner after the upcoming fundraiser in September, making theirs the latest state party to distance itself from the slave-owning presidents who are considered the party's founders.
Jim Suhr, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 2:54pm
Attorneys for the police force and prosecutor that oversaw the grand jury investigation after Michael Brown's 2014 death in Ferguson have asked a federal judge to consider blocking the release of "grisly" photographs of the black 18-year-old's body to his family's attorneys, worried they could prompt violence if leaked.