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40 votes separate Oklahoma Democrat congressional candidates

Tim Talley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:21pm

The runner-up in a Democratic runoff election for an Oklahoma congressional seat in which the two candidates are separated by only 40 votes says he hasn't decided whether to seek a recount.

Yellow ribbons taken down from Capitol, move to memorial

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:21pm

As state officials prepare to honor the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a small part will include sprucing up the yellow ribbons around the Idaho Capitol.

Klobuchar denounces sharp price hikes for EpiPen injectors

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.

Wolf sets up charter school division within Ed Department

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:21pm

Pennsylvania's governor is setting up a new charter schools office within the state Department of Education to improve support and oversight.

US says airstrike in Syria may have killed civilians

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:20pm

The U.S. military says an airstrike in Syria may have inadvertently killed an unspecified number of civilians.

No charges in shooting of Boston man by terror investigators

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:20pm

Prosecutors have announced they will not seek criminal charges against a Boston officer and an FBI agent who fatally shot a man last year who they believed was plotting an attack against police.

More New Mexico public schools earn 'A' or 'B' grades

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 Democrats to drop Jefferson-Jackson reference

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:02pm

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.

Prosecutor wants photos of Michael Brown's body restricted

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.

Weather Service: 'Destructive tornado' in central Indiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:52pm

At least two tornadoes struck central Indiana on Wednesday, downing trees and destroying a Starbucks.

Alaska roadkill thieves target dead moose meant for needy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:51pm

Thieves coming across dead moose on Alaska roads are stealing the carcasses, making away with hundreds of pounds of meat that normally goes to a charity program run by state troopers.

Nearly 1 year after woman's death, coroner rules it homicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:51pm

A South Carolina coroner says a woman with cerebral palsy who was found dead in her home last year had been strangled.

Elevator fix will close Washington Monument for 9 months

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:41pm

The lone, balky elevator that takes visitors to the top of the 555-foot Washington Monument needs a major renovation that will require closing the landmark for nine months, officials said Wednesday.

The Latest: Governor, family still out of flooded mansion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:40pm

The Latest on Louisiana flooding (all times local):

Surveillance plane was not a secret, Baltimore police say

Kasey Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:40pm

The chief spokesman for Baltimore police insists that a trial program in which a manned plane with cameras flies over the city and feeds information to law enforcement was not a secret.

Medical emergency suspected in San Francisco sidewalk crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:40pm

A cab driver may have experienced a medical emergency when his taxi jumped a curb and plowed into two people on a downtown San Francisco sidewalk.

Man sentenced for attempted murder of San Diego TV anchor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:40pm

A judge has sentenced a house painter to nearly 39 years in prison for shooting a TV sports anchor in San Diego.

Tennessee's choice: Repeal underage DUI law or give up $60M

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:21pm

When state lawmakers passed a new drunken driving law for people under the drinking age, they didn't realize that the change would make Tennessee the only state to run afoul of federal zero-tolerance standards.

School groups denounce potential closure of Michigan schools

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:13pm

It would be a mistake for state officials to start closing underperforming Michigan schools for academic reasons because it would devastate communities while not improving student achievement, concerned educators said Wednesday.