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The Latest: Police identify suspect in fatal school shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 8:31pm

The Latest on a shooting in a high school parking lot that left a woman dead and a man hurt (all times local):

Legislature passes bill limiting who can teach sex education

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 8:30pm

The Alaska Legislature has passed an education bill limiting who can teach sex education in public schools.

2,000 LED-tagged pigeons stage show in NYC sky

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 8:21pm

New York is staging a show with 2,000 pigeons tagged with LED lights illuminating the city's night sky.

Man, woman dead, 2 kids shot outside Vegas-area day care

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 8:10pm

A domestic-related shooting in front of a suburban Las Vegas day care center left a man and woman dead Thursday and their two young children hospitalized with gunshot wounds, authorities said.

Colombian fisherman reunited with family after weeks adrift

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:51pm

A Colombian fisherman has been reunited with his wife and family after spending two months adrift in the Pacific Ocean, an ordeal that he says left his three shipmates dead.

Officials look into hazardous materials in Houston fire

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:51pm

A large blaze at a warehouse complex in Houston on Thursday caused explosions, forced the evacuation of hundreds of students from a nearby elementary school and led to the contamination of nearby creeks with pollutants.

12 Mohave High School students accused in vandalism case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:41pm

Authorities say 12 students have been arrested for a senior prank that caused more than $6,000 in damages to Mohave High School last week and may have to pay restitution.

The Latest: Pesticides, petroleum additives found in runoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:41pm

The Latest on a warehouse complex fire in Houston (all times local):

The Latest: 2 being questioned in shooting near Derby parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:30pm

The Latest on a shooting near the route of the Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade on Thursday (all times local):

Spokane deputies Taser armed 11-year-old

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:30pm

Authorities say sheriff's deputies in Washington state used a Taser on an 11-year-old who refused to drop a knife.

Man found dead in van tied to Pueblo school shooting ID'd

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:20pm

Police have released the name of a man who was found dead in a van that was tied to a drive-by shooting at a Pueblo high school.

Mercury a black speck as it makes rare transit of sun Monday

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:07pm

Earthlings are in for a treat Monday as Mercury makes a relatively rare transit of the sun.

EPA offers $600K for monitoring after mine waste spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:05pm

The Environmental Protection Agency says it will provide $600,000 for three states and two Indian tribes to monitor river conditions in the aftermath of a massive spill from a Colorado mine.

Magnitude 3.8 quake extends swarm near Utah-Arizona border

Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:01pm

A swarm of dozens of mostly small earthquakes in a sparsely populated area of northwestern Arizona has continued with the strongest quake recorded so far.

Man charged in Michigan probe of contaminated food

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:01pm

A Michigan man suspected of spraying a contaminant on unpackaged food at grocery stores faces four charges of poisoning food.

Gerald R. Ford museum in Michigan will reopen in June

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:01pm

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Michigan will reopen on June 7 after major renovations.

Obama commutes sentences for 58 federal prisoners

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:50pm

More than a decade ago, a judge bemoaned that the life sentence she was about to impose on Charles C. Brown was overly harsh. This week, relief finally came to Brown, along with 57 other offenders.

Hawaii official who died after crash wore infant life vest

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:40pm

Hawaii's former health director who died after a plane she was traveling in crashed into the ocean was wearing an infant life vest and the pilot didn't give a safety briefing before takeoff, according to details in a National Transportation Safety Board report.

Los Angeles man guilty in 10 'Grim Sleeper' serial killings

Brian Melley and Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:40pm

A former Los Angeles trash collector was convicted Thursday of 10 counts of murder in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings that targeted poor, young black women over two decades.