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Klobuchar denounces sharp price hikes for EpiPen injectors

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:11pm

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.

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.

NTSB: El Faro audio includes captain's abandon ship order

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

Audio from the sunken freighter El Faro's "black box" shows the captain ordered his crew to abandon ship about 10 hours after leaving a Florida port and becoming caught in a hurricane last year.

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.

Human remains found in Arizona Strip area ID'd as Utah man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:11pm

Authorities say human remains found recently in the Arizona Strip area have been identified as those of a Utah man reported missing in June.

New trial ordered in suit over man's killing by Anaheim cop

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:10pm

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

The Latest: Man who threw boiled water on gays gets 40 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:10pm

The Latest on the trial of a man accused of pouring boiled water on a sleeping gay couple (all times local):

Minnesota officer who fatally shot Castile back on leave

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:01pm

The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black man during a traffic stop last month is back on administrative leave after briefly returning to limited duty last week, the city of St. Anthony said in a statement Wednesday.

State: No single cause for high lead levels in Saline County

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:01pm

State health officials say they have not discovered a single cause for high lead levels found in some children in Saline County.