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The Latest: Senate backs health plan pricing bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:41pm

The Latest on action by the California Legislature (all times local):

ATF agents join local probe into Chicago fire that killed 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:40pm

Federal agents have joined Chicago police and fire investigators in trying to determine the cause of a suspicious fire that killed four, including three children.

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

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:40pm

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.

Gaston changes little in strength in Atlantic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:40pm

Tropical Storm Gaston is changing little in strength as it moves in the Atlantic.

The Latest: Pence to tour tornado-stricken areas Thursday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:30pm

The Latest on tornadoes touching down in central Indiana (all times local):

Thieves steal $42,000 worth of energy drinks in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:11pm

Police in Corona are looking for some really wired thieves who swiped more than $42,000 worth of Monster Energy drinks.

DUI suspect out of hospital, jailed in double Reno fatal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:11pm

A 36-year-old Sparks man who had been hospitalized since he allegedly ran a red light in a double-fatal crash on the east side of Reno more than a week ago has been jailed on suspicion of two counts of driving under the influence causing death.

Judge denies bond for man held in 5 Alabama killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:01pm

A judge refused to set bond Wednesday for a Mississippi man accused of killing five people and an unborn child who were slain one by one with an ax and shot inside a home in rural Alabama.

Another blow to health care as Humana exits Utah individual marketplace

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:58pm

Humana is pulling out of the Utah individual insurance marketplace, according to the Utah Department of Insurance. With the shutdown of Arches, that leaves the state with three carriers on the exchange for 2017.

Retrial ordered in suit over man's killing by California cop

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:51pm

A federal appeals court ordered a new trial Wednesday in a lawsuit brought by the mother of a gang member whose killing by an Anaheim police officer four years ago sparked nights of raucous protests.

Klobuchar denounces sharp price hikes for EpiPen injectors

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:41pm

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.

Family of gun instructor killed by girl with Uzi sues range

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:30pm

The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor who was accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has sued the business, alleging it should not have allowed a child to use the high-powered weapon.

Minneapolis bridge collapse survivor faces terror charge

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:30pm

A survivor of the 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse that killed 13 people now faces terror charges after authorities say he traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group, departing the U.S. just a few weeks after collecting more than $91,000 in settlement money for his injuries.

A look at medical marijuana applicants rankings in Maryland

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:21pm

Here is how top applicants ranked to become medical marijuana growers and processors in Maryland. The top 15 are in line to be licensed, if they are approved after background checks.

Medical marijuana panel releases applicant rankings

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:21pm

Maryland's medical marijuana commission on Wednesday released details on how top applicants to grow and process marijuana in the state were ranked. The rankings named two growers that were bumped out of the top 15 and two that were moved up due to geographical considerations.

Mural honoring victims of Charleston church massacre defaced

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:11pm

A mural honoring the nine black parishioners fatally shot at a South Carolina church has been defaced.

Sunland Park police: Teen arrested for alleged bomb threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:00pm

Police in Sunland Park say a 14-year-old boy has been taken into custody in connection with a bomb threat.

Man gets 40 years for pouring scalding water on gay couple

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:00pm

A judge sentenced a Georgia man to 40 years in prison Wednesday for throwing scalding water on a gay couple sleeping in an apartment, leaving them with severe burns that required surgery.

Brother: Deaf man shot by state trooper was afraid of police

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:52pm

A deaf man shot to death by a North Carolina state trooper after a chase was scared of police after several misunderstandings with officers, his brother said Wednesday.