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Agriculture closes offices in 5 states after threats

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:02am

The Agriculture Department said Tuesday it had closed offices in five states after receiving anonymous threats that it considered serious.

Another university furls Confederate-themed Mississippi flag

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:00am

Another public university in Mississippi has stopped flying the state flag that prominently features the Confederate battle emblem.

As the bear populations grow, some say more hunting needed

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:50am

The black bear population in northern New England is growing, and wildlife managers say this year's hunt for the animals is especially important to control it.

The Latest: Major Hurricane Madeline tracking toward Hawaii

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:43am

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Retired Florida nurse accused of killing husband in hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:41am

A retired nurse from central Florida is facing a second-degree murder charge after authorities say she suffocated her husband in his hospital bed when he suffered life-threatening complications and became unresponsive following surgery.

Village residents with contaminated water speak at hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:41am

A man who helped uncover drinking water contamination in an upstate New York village has given an emotional account of his father's death from cancer.

Mom captures sweet moment as son with Down syndrome opens college acceptance letter

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:40am

One of the University of Georgia’s biggest fans will be joining its ranks next January, and the heartwarming video of the incoming student reading his acceptance letter is winning over the hearts of thousands.

Victim of prep school sex assault 'not afraid or ashamed'

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:31am

A teen who was sexually assaulted during a game of sexual conquest at a prestigious New Hampshire prep school said Tuesday she is no longer ashamed or afraid and hopes to be a voice for others.


Officials: Hackers breach election systems in Illinois, Arizona

Wesley Bruer and Evan Perez, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:31am

Hackers have breached databases for election systems in Illinois and Arizona, according to state election and law enforcement officials.

Ogden officer: gang members violent, with ISIS-like mindset

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:30am

An Ogden police official says gang members in the northern Utah city have "the same mindset as ISIS" and are inherently violent.

Defense asks for venue change in ex-preacher's murder trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:20am

Attorneys for a former Kentucky preacher accused of killing three people are seeking a change of venue for their client's trial.

Man says he crashed car to kill 2-year-old son

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:13am

A man has been charged with attempted murder after authorities say he told investigators in suburban Denver that he purposefully crashed his car in an effort to kill his toddler son.

Wolves near Jackson to be killed after livestock killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:10am

A group of wolves that have been dining on beef recently are set to be killed because of the conflicts with livestock.

Yellowstone south entrance reopens Tuesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:10am

The south entrance to Yellowstone National Park has reopened after being closed for more than a week because of a wildfire in neighboring Grand Teton National Park.

Judge won't review sex case in which athlete got probation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:00am

The top district court judge in Massachusetts has denied a request to review a sexual assault case in which a former high school sports star received a sentence that some think was too lenient.

Ex-con linked to slain woman by DNA refuses court questions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:41am

An ex-convict linked to a slain woman through DNA testing is refusing to answer questions at a hearing that could free the man sentenced to prison 21 years ago for the killing.

Student, 15, killed in Georgia school bus crash; others hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:41am

A student has died after a crash involving a school bus and a semitrailer that also injured more than a dozen students on a south Georgia interstate, authorities said.

Mom dresses napping baby in hilarious, elaborate costumes

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:37am

A California mom uses her baby daughter’s nap time to create characters, scenes and costumes that are straight out of a dreamland.

Gov. LePage wants to make amends, doesn't rule out resigning

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:30am

Republican Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday that he plans to meet with a Democratic lawmaker to try to make amends for leaving an obscene voicemail message and that he isn't ruling out resigning.