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Kim Reynolds sworn in as Iowa's 1st female governor

Barbara Rodriguez and Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:37am

Kim Reynolds was sworn in as Iowa's governor on Wednesday, becoming the state's first woman to hold the job after taking over for longtime Gov. Terry Branstad the same day he was sworn in as the U.S. ambassador to China.

No Joke: Unconscious man rode on car's trunk for miles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:30am

When police pulled over a Tennessee couple and told them a body was lying on the trunk of their car, they thought it was a joke — until they got out to look.

South Dakota girl with cancer prevented from graduating

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:30am

A western South Dakota high school won't allow a student who has brain cancer to walk at graduation because she is six credits short of being able to officially graduate.

The Latest: Death row inmate: Execution drugs won't work

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:20am

The Latest on the scheduled execution in Alabama (all times local):

Facetime cracks a crime: Deputy video-calls stolen cellphone

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:12am

A quick-thinking Florida sheriff's deputy used Facetime to track down a stolen cellphone.

University of Missouri set to introduce new chancellor

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:10am

A top New York state university administrator hired to oversee the University of Missouri's flagship campus faces thorny challenges, including pending budget cuts and lingering racial discord that school officials have partly blamed for slumping enrollment.

VA plans mental care for discharged vets, but at what cost?

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:10am

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin touted new efforts Wednesday to expand urgent mental health care to thousands of former service members with less-than-honorable discharges, even while acknowledging his department isn't seeking additional money to pay for it.

Idaho lawmakers' 2017 session travel expenses tally $107,000

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:10am

Idaho lawmakers have billed state taxpayers roughly $107,000 so far this year for travel expenses accrued during the 2017 legislative session.

'They are going to kill me': Inmate fights to halt execution

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:35am

Tommy Arthur has had his execution postponed seven times since 2001, so many delays that victims' rights advocates derisively call him the "Houdini" of death row. He says he is innocent and is fighting for an eighth reprieve, but he is losing optimism: "They are going to kill me this time."

The Latest: Jury weighs case of tribe's marijuana consultant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:34am

The Latest the South Dakota drug trial of marijuana consultant Eric Hagen (all times local):

Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill, wants changes made

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:34am

Republican Gov. Phil Scott said Wednesday that he planned to veto a bill making Vermont the ninth state to legalize recreational marijuana but indicated that he was willing to work with the legislature on a compromise.

Wyoming has highest percentage of government workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:33am

A new report says government workers make up a larger percentage of Wyoming's workforce than any other state in the country.

2 addiction counselors at halfway house die of drug overdose

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:30am

Two addiction counselors at a suburban Philadelphia halfway house died of opioid overdoses inside the facility on the same day, authorities said Wednesday.

Police: gunman said neo-Nazi roommates were planning terror

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:30am

A Florida man told police he fatally shot his neo-Nazi roommates because he wanted to prevent a planned act of domestic terrorism.

Video appears to show Texas officer striking teenage girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:13am

The San Antonio Police Department is reviewing police body camera footage after a bystander posted video online that appears to show an officer punching an eighth-grade girl three or four times outside a birthday party last weekend.

Sheriff: $500M in poppy plants seized in North Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:13am

A field of poppy plants that could be used to make opium was discovered in North Carolina and had an estimated value of $500 million, a sheriff says.

Police: Man locked disabled child in hot car to punish mom

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:13am

A Mississippi man is under arrest on a felony child abuse charge after police say he purposefully locked a disabled child in a hot car to punish the girl's mother.

Prosecutor seeks special grand jury to probe inmate's death

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:57am

A prosecutor called for a special grand jury to be convened in the case of a mentally ill inmate who died after being jailed on charges of stealing $5 worth of junk food.

A gunshot and a child dies: Should anyone be punished?

Nick Penzenstadler, Ryan J. Foley and Larry Fenn, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:54am

Amy Pittman learned on her first day in jail to bottle up her grief.

Man charged in shooting of Kansas City church greeter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:50am

A Kansas City man has been charged with shooting into a south Kansas City church, injuring a greeter.