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Kentucky clerks to license marriages as their boss is jailed

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 3:33pm

A defiant county clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed to comply with the law, ending a two-month church-state standoff in Rowan County, Kentucky.

3 California correctional deputies arrested in inmate death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 3:21pm

An inmate at a county jail died of multiple blunt force injuries and three Northern California correctional deputies have been arrested on suspicion of murder in his death at a county jail, sheriff's officials said Thursday.

Officer charged in fatal shooting in a Wal-Mart parking lot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 3:43pm

A Virginia police officer who shot and killed a man in a Wal-Mart parking lot was indicted Thursday on charges of first-degree murder and using a gun in a felony.

Court rules investigators can examine US Rep. Fattah's email

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 3:43pm

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah can't keep federal criminal investigators out of his personal email, a federal appeals court ruled.

Ohio releases records in charter school rating flap

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 3:41pm

The Ohio Department of Education has released thousands of public records related to an ousted charter schools director that had been sought by major media outlets, lawmakers and others.

2 papal parades, more passes available after ticket outcry

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 3:32pm

More tickets will be available for Pope Francis' trip to Philadelphia and two papal parades will be held, organizers announced Thursday following an outcry over their decision to restrict the five blocks near his two biggest events to ticketholders, mostly area parishioners.

Hundreds flood meeting on brain-eating amoeba in Sterlington

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 3:32pm

More than 300 people gathered in Sterlington to hear from state and local officials about a potentially deadly amoeba found in their drinking water.

Higher education board looks at rolling back Williston fees

Dave Kolpack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 3:32pm

A member of the state Board of Higher Education said Thursday he's mulling over a proposal that would refund money to Williston State College students who saw their mandatory fees shoot up by nearly 60 percent for this school year.

Union, other advocates unveil preschool plan for New Mexico

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 3:31pm

A plan aimed at expanding early childhood education in New Mexico amid a stalemate over funding was unveiled Thursday by a national teachers union and other preschool advocates.

Army suspends operations at 9 labs due to Anthrax probe

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 3:31pm

Army Secretary John McHugh is suspending operations at four Defense Department laboratories that handle biological toxins, as the military scrambles to correct problems that led to the accidental shipment of live anthrax to dozens of labs around the country and the world.

Report: Dog charged police, prompting gunfire in wrong home

Ray Henry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 3:23pm

A dog charged police officers who entered the wrong Atlanta home searching for a burglar, prompting gunfire that seriously wounded an officer, injured the homeowner and killed the animal, according to a police report released Thursday.

Police: Cop fabricated claim that gunman shot at his cruiser

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 3:22pm

An officer fabricated a claim that a gunman fired at his cruiser before it crashed into a tree and caught on fire, police officials said Thursday.

Driver placed on leave after girl left locked in school bus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 3:21pm

An Omaha father wants the district to explain how his 5-year-old daughter could have been left on a school bus instead of being taken home.

Ethics panel investigating Rep. Mike Honda of California

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 3:21pm

Democratic Rep. Mike Honda of California remains under scrutiny by the House Ethics Committee for allegations that he had congressional aides perform campaign work when they were supposed to be working on government business.

Utah softball coach dies after lightning strike at picnic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 3:13pm

A popular softball coach from Lehi has died after being shocked over the weekend during a family picnic when lightning hit a nearby tree.

Police seek man who threw officer down 40-foot embankment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 3:13pm

Authorities were on the lookout Thursday for a man who jumped a police officer as she approached his vehicle and threw her down a 40-foot rocky embankment.

2nd human plague case is confirmed in Bernalillo County

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 3:11pm

A second human plague case has been confirmed in New Mexico's Bernalillo County.

Court revives Nevada welfare office voter registration suit

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 3:11pm

A federal appeals court revived a lawsuit saying Nevada public assistance offices weren't doing enough to help low-income clients register to vote.

Family of unarmed man shot by police in Washington sues

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 3:11pm

The wife and children of a Mexican man shot to death by police in Pasco, Washington, after throwing rocks have filed a federal lawsuit against the city and other defendants.