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Residents across Gulf remember Katrina's might, recovery

Rebecca Santana and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:02am

With prayer and the somber ringing of church bells and the uplifting sounds of brass bands and music, residents across Mississippi and Louisiana Saturday will pay homage to those who died in Hurricane Katrina, thank those who came to rebuild and celebrate how far the region has come from that devastating day when the hurricane struck.

White supremacist takes stand in Jewish site shootings

Bill Draper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:41pm

A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City spent more than two hours Friday telling jurors how he planned the attacks and is sorry he didn't kill more people.

Sheriff's deputy fatally shot in Houston while pumping gas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:20am

A sheriff's deputy in uniform was shot and killed Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station, according to authorities.

Cedar Falls police have open prescription drug drop-off

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:10am

Those in Cedar Falls looking to get rid of unwanted prescription drugs no longer have to wait for scheduled collection events.

Awards recognize Illinois students with big ideas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:50am

The University of Illinois is looking for high school students who are putting innovative ideas into action.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:40am

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Police say a 4-year-old boy who died in a hot pickup truck might have been in the vehicle for up to three hours before he died Thursday. Police were called just before 6:30 p.m., and the boy was pronounced dead at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. He was apparently left in the car after returning home with his grandfather.

Prison scrambles as Legionnaires' disease sickens inmate

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:00am

Officials at California's oldest state prison scrambled to provide safe drinking water to thousands of inmates after waterborne Legionnaires' disease hospitalized one inmate and was suspected of sickening more than two dozen others.

Program to draw Native Americans into health care fields

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:31am

A federal grant of nearly $450,000 will help the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine provide career and academic mentoring to high school students on two of the state's Native American reservations.

Veterans with PTSD praise audio-therapy results

Billy Cox-Tribune, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:00am

On March 23, 1994, as it made its approach to Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina, the nose of an F-16 clipped the right rear elevator of a C-130 in mid-air. Although the stricken transport managed to circle around for a safe landing, the jet fighter crew had to eject as their doomed plane, on full afterburner, hurtled toward the base.

Hawaii awaits hurricane while still recovering from rain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:41pm

Hurricane Ignacio is expected to continue to strengthen through the weekend and come close to the Hawaiian Islands early next week.

Legionnaires' kills 2 Illinois veterans' home residents

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:31pm

Two residents of an Illinois veterans' home have died of Legionnaires' Disease, the Illinois Department of Public Health said Friday.

Planned Parenthood sues Alabama over end to Medicaid funds

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:41pm

Planned Parenthood Southeast on Friday filed a federal lawsuit over Gov. Robert Bentley's effort to cut off Medicaid payments to the organization's Alabama clinics.

Former student at elite prep school convicted of sex charges

Lynne Tuohy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:41pm

A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of rape but convicted Friday of lesser sex offenses against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with.

New York police: Missing ironworker, known for job site songs, found dead in apparent suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:11pm

New York police: Missing ironworker, known for job site songs, found dead in apparent suicide.

Ex-Adams County teacher ordered to trail on sex charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:01pm

A judge ordered a former Adams County elementary school teacher to stand trial on charges that he allegedly sexually assaulted six of his students.

Judge rejects call to block Walker from expanding Medicaid

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 6:51pm

A judge on Friday rejected a request by state lawmakers to temporarily block Gov. Bill Walker from expanding Medicaid in Alaska.

Legionnaires' disease sends California inmate to hospital

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 6:51pm

A San Quentin State Prison inmate has been hospitalized with Legionnaires' Disease and about 30 others have symptoms, prompting authorities to shut off water at the facility and bring in portable toilets, bottled water and large water tanks to serve thousands of inmates and employees, official said Friday.

Task force: Community college accreditor should be dropped

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 6:41pm

A California community college task force is recommending the system's Board of Governors drop its regional accrediting agency after consistently failing to address calls for reform.

St. Louis leaders agree to minimum wage increase to $11/hour

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 6:41pm

The minimum wage in St. Louis would rise to $11 per hour by 2018 under a measure approved Friday.