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Data show more students leaving public schools for charters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:30am

Urban school districts from Los Angeles to Philadelphia are experiencing declining enrollment in traditional public schools as more parents enroll their children in charters, depleting millions in per-pupil funding from district budgets.

El Paso school district uses stadium lights to deter vandals

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:20am

School officials in an El Paso district where high school stadiums are getting new artificial turf are keeping the stadium lights on at night to deter thieves and vandals.

Florida officer wounds suspect during gunfight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:20am

A South Florida police officer shot a suspect during a gunfight that erupted at a traffic stop.

Teenage rodeo performer trampled to death by horse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:20am

State police say a rider taking part in a rodeo in New Jersey has died from injuries he received in an accident.

Police shoot man who wouldn't drop shotgun in NC parking lot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:20am

Authorities say a man shot to death by police in North Carolina held a shotgun for about 20 minutes before pointing it at officers.

Family pays $70,000 for rabies shots after bat enters home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:10am

A family of five is taking extra precaution by shelling out $70,000 for rabies shot after a bat flew into their suburban Atlanta home.

Altered state: Border redraw leaves 16 in different Carolina

Jeffrey Collins and Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:10am

Dee Martin may wake up on Jan. 1 and find herself in a whole different state.

Gay couple attacked? In West Virginia, it's not a hate crime

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:10am

Last April, police say, a Marshall University football player saw two men kissing on a Huntington street, left a car, shouted homophobic slurs and attacked the men.

Murfreesboro hospice patient meets basketball player

Nancy By Gennaro, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:00am

Back in the 1990s, avid sports fan Harvey Branch worked across the street from Shelbyville Central High School, home to the nationally famous Golden Eaglettes. He began closely following the winning girls' basketball team, which had garnered many wins and a national title, explained Branch's daughter Jennifer Frank.

$1 cup designed in Seattle could save millions of babies

Jonel Aleccia, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:00am

When babies in poor countries can't breast-feed, the results can be deadly, but a trio of Seattle researchers has found an innovative way to help.

The Latest: Video shows gorilla stand over boy after fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:00am

The Latest on the boy who fell into a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo (all times local):

Storm safe rooms as a wedding gift? Sure, in Tornado Alley

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 8:41am

Never mind toasters, blenders and slow cookers. Joplin, Missouri, tornado survivors Kayla and Ricky Smith had a more practical request for a wedding gift — shelter from the next big storm.

Spearfish superintendent retiring after 16 years at helm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 8:40am

The school superintendent in Spearfish is retiring after 16 years at the helm.

New Maine midwifery rules reflect licensure drive around US

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 8:21am

Maine's midwives face a new set of rules designed to make homebirth safer thanks to a bill that is reflective of changes to the profession around the country.

The Latest: Storm reaches South Carolina coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 8:10am

The Latest on Tropical Depression Bonnie that is drenching parts of the eastern U.S. coast (all times local):

3 people still missing after floods in Kansas and Texas

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 8:10am

At least three people were still missing Sunday after being swept away in Texas and Kansas, and slowly rising rivers in southeast Texas have led to numerous evacuations, including two prisons.

More rural Iowa school districts plan to close their doors

Aleksandra Vujicic, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 8:00am

Once again, the end of a school year means the end of several school districts in Iowa, continuing a trend seen for decades but one that doesn't get easier for the communities involved.

Arizona man rescued after being trapped in car for 3 days

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 7:59am

A man trapped in his crashed vehicle on a central Arizona mountain for three days might never have been rescued if not for a couple taking sightseeing photos, authorities said Saturday.

Population growth expected to boost school enrollment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 7:51am

State officials say population growth in North Dakota is expected to continue, prompting an anticipated boom in K-12 and college enrollment.