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Charity Hospital replacement opens Saturday in New Orleans

Cain Burdeau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 2:51pm

Ten years after the levees and floodwalls broke during Hurricane Katrina and flooded New Orleans, the Big Easy finally has a full-scale hospital again — a new Charity hospital.

Idaho Falls Zoo has new baby zebra, named Adanna

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 4:11pm

The Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park has welcomed its newest animal: a baby zebra born July 17.

Complaint: Wisconsin companies misbranded supplements

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 3:51pm

The U.S. Justice Department says three Wisconsin companies have agreed to stop manufacturing dietary supplements after a federal complaint that the products were misbranded.

Arizona schools chief appeals judge's dismissal of lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 3:41pm

A power struggle between Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas and the state Board of Education over authority to hire and fire the board's staff is poised for another court battle.

Snowball case melts; teen sues Detroit district over arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 3:41pm

A teenager who spent nearly 40 days in custody before a judge cleared him of throwing a dangerous snowball is suing the Detroit school district, saying his rights were violated by a malicious prosecution.

Minot animal hospital uses donations to help injured cat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 3:41pm

An animal hospital in Minot says money is pouring in from the community to help cover the medical bills of a cat that was abandoned after being shot in the face.

St. Cloud district faces school bus driver shortage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 3:21pm

The St. Cloud School District is dealing with a shortage of bus drivers with classes set to resume in just over a month.

San Diego residents mull suicide barrier on iconic bridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 3:21pm

A group of San Diego residents is studying the feasibility of adding a barrier to the city's iconic Coronado Bridge to prevent people from jumping to their deaths.

Firefighter killed, hundreds flee as California blazes burn

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 3:11pm

Wildfires are raging in forests and woodlands across California and an army of firefighters continues to battle them from the air and the ground. Hundreds of people have been forced to flee their homes.

Stories, storytellers link family to author Norman Maclean

Brett French, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 3:11pm

As a 25-year-old college graduate working three part-time jobs to afford living in Chicago in 1980, Jane Moses received an unusual offer for a fourth part-time task -- to help author Norman Maclean type his handwritten notes for his book "Young Men and Fire."

Firefighter died after being trapped in wind-fueled blaze

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 2:51pm

A firefighter killed by a wildfire in Northern California was scouting the area when he became trapped by the wind-stoked blaze, officials said Saturday.

Idaho State Police report higher road fatalities

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 2:51pm

Idaho State Police officials say the state is currently a spike in traffic fatalities compared to the same time period last year.

Saint Mary's College accepting male graduate students

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 2:21pm

Saint Mary's College, a 171-year-old Roman Catholic women's college, is opening its doors to men as it starts enrolling graduate students for the first time in more than 40 years.

Name of Grand Teton worker killed in fire released

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 2:20pm

The seasonal worker killed in a fire at an employee dormitory in Grand Teton National Park has been identified as 28-year-old Anthony Graviano.

Officials: 4th NYC person with Legionnaires' disease dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 1:51pm

New York City health officials say a fourth person with Legionnaires' disease has died in the Bronx amid an outbreak that has resulted in dozens of cases.

North Iowa schools suffer from special ed teacher shortage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 1:51pm

A shortage of special education teachers has left public school districts in northern Iowa struggling to fill those teaching positions, school officials say.

Obama gets early start on 54th birthday celebration

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 1:41pm

President Barack Obama got a head start on turning a year older.

Atlanta airport leads in number of guns found in bags

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 1:21pm

Authorities say Atlanta's airport once again leads the nation in the number of guns found in carry-on bags.

Arkansas education board may let lagging colleges keep funds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 1:21pm

A plan that would allow Arkansas colleges and universities whose students aren't progressing toward graduation to keep state funds they are at risk of losing has been adopted by the state's Higher Education Coordinating Board.