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Gun shop raffling AR-15 rifle to benefit Orlando victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:11am

A suburban Chicago gun shop is raffling a semi-automatic weapon to benefit victims of the nightclub shooting in Orlando.

Pittsburgh school board OKs new supe despite resume concerns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:10am

The Pittsburgh Public Schools board has rejected one member's request to rescind the hiring of a superintendent after questions were raised about his resume and possible plagiarism.

Public school changes will be topic of statewide forums

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:00am

State education leaders say they will be holding public forums across Louisiana to come up with revised school policies that comply with a new federal law.

Police: Deputy shoots kidnapping suspect in Kentucky

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:00am

Kentucky State Police say they're investigating after a deputy fatally shot a kidnapping suspect in southeastern Kentucky.

Judge: 14K cases possibly affected by tainted lab work

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:00am

A New Jersey judge says there could be nearly 15,000 drug cases that were possibly undermined after a forensic lab technician was accused of shoddy work.

North Carolina woman shot, killed working in her rice garden

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:00am

Authorities in North Carolina say a 60-year-old woman was fatally shot while working in her rice garden.

Raimondo signs bills seeking to curb opioid addiction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:30am

Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed into law several bills aimed at limiting access to addictive prescription painkillers and expanding access to addiction treatment.

8 rescued after Oklahoma City roller coaster gets stuck

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:30am

No one was injured when a roller coaster at an Oklahoma City amusement park stalled out and stranded eight people, including seven children.

NTSB identifies probable cause of student's plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:30am

The National Transportation Safety Board has identified the probable cause of a plane crash in Virginia that killed a 16-year-old student on a solo flight.

Prosecutor targeted in kidnapping case suspended

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:20am

The North Carolina prosecutor whose father was kidnapped by a gang leader she prosecuted has been put on paid leave while the district attorney looks into accusations of misconduct on two unrelated cases.

NTSB identifies probable cause of student's plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 4:30am

The National Transportation Safety Board has identified the probable cause of a plane crash that killed a 16-year-old Spotsylvania County student.

Philadelphia filling teacher vacancies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 4:20am

Philadelphia's school superintendent says the district has filled 99 percent of its teacher positions.

Teacher indicted on charges she sexually assaulted teen girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 4:10am

A northern New Jersey teacher has been indicted on charges she sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl.

Alabama death row inmate to receive reduced sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 4:00am

An Alabama inmate on death row is set to receive a reduced sentence after his attorneys argued that a black woman was wrongfully excluded from a jury during the inmate's trial more than 20 years ago.

Trucker accused of keeping sex slaves in semi due in court

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 4:00am

A Utah trucker accused of keeping women as sex slaves in his semi-trailer as he drove across the country is set for a change for plea hearing.

The Latest: Navajo Nation crew deployed fire shelters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 3:50am

The Latest on a wildfires burning in the U.S. West (all times local):

US Park Police to discuss drone restriction ahead of July 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 3:20am

U.S. Park Police have a message for people planning to attend the July Fourth festivities in Washington: Leave your drones at home.

State denies requests to remove school board members

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:40am

Maryland officials have denied requests to remove three school board members who ousted a superintendent in Queen Anne's County.

Vilsack, McAuliffe, Haslam convene on drug abuse issue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:30am

The governors of Tennessee and Virginia will be in Abingdon along with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to talk about the drug abuse epidemic in Appalachia.