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Bill requiring schools to adopt consent policies progresses

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:51pm

Connecticut is moving closer toward requiring public and private colleges and universities in the state to adopt clear policies regarding student consent to sexual activity.

Hawaii looks to allow psychologists to prescribe drugs

Marina Starleaf Riker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:50pm

State lawmakers are poised to make Hawaii one of a handful of states that allow psychologists to prescribe medication in hopes of increasing access to mental health services.

Psychologists call suspect in clinic shooting delusional

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:41pm

A man who acknowledges killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic has a delusional disorder that has caused him to believe for decades that the FBI is persecuting him and that President Barack Obama is the Antichrist, two forensic psychologists testified Thursday.

The Latest: Jazzfest ends on a high note, without rain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:40pm

The Latest on New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (all times local):

Police: Shooting in southwest Louisiana is murder-suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:31pm

A man who exchanged gunfire with sheriff's deputies after fatally shooting his wife in southwest Louisiana died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.

Signatures readied to qualify gun control measure for ballot

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:31pm

Gun control proponents intend to turn in more than a half-million signatures to qualify an initiative for the November ballot to tighten California's already tough gun laws, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a sponsor of the measure, said Thursday.

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Brother, others related to San Bernardino shooters arrested

Amanda Lee Myers and John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:31pm

Three people with close family ties to the couple responsible for the San Bernardino terror attack were arrested Thursday in an alleged marriage-fraud scheme involving a pair of Russian sisters.

EPA paying $1 million in response costs after mine spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:21pm

The Environmental Protection Agency says it's reimbursing states, tribes and local governments about $1 million for their costs after the agency accidentally triggered a spill from a Colorado mine.

Girl in alleged high school rape testifies during trial

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:20pm

Lawyers defending Hawaii's public school system in a lawsuit alleging a special education student raped a classmate called the alleged victim to testify but didn't ask her any questions about the 2013 incident.

Mayor defends his team after subpoenas in campaign probes

Jennifer Peltz and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:20pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday neither he nor his advisers did anything wrong despite his office confirming a day earlier that top aides received subpoenas by federal and state prosecutors amid investigations into his campaign fundraising operation.

Rutgers reporter asks Obama for interview _ and gets it

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:11pm

A college reporter spending time at the White House has landed what many beat reporters long for: an interview with President Barack Obama.

Lincoln school bus involved in crash, no students injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:01pm

Police say a Lincoln school bus has been involved in an accident with a sports utility vehicle.

Lawsuit: 2 Missouri school officials slammed girl to ground

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:01pm

A lawsuit says two white school officials in southeast Missouri slammed a black teenager to the ground three times, injuring her neck and back and requiring hospital treatment.

Congress votes to designate bison as national mammal

Matthew Daly and Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:01pm

The bison could soon become the national mammal of the United States.

Large graffiti carved at Arches National Park in Utah

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 5:30pm

Rangers at Utah's Arches National Park were investigating large graffiti Thursday that was carved so deeply into a famous red rock arch that it might be impossible to erase, officials said.

The Latest: Competency hearing ends for day without ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 5:21pm

The latest on a mental competency hearing for a man who acknowledges killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic: (All times local)

Police chief: No apparent warning before Wisconsin man shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 5:21pm

A Wisconsin police chief says a dashcam video appears to show that officers who fatally shot an armed hostage in December gave no warning before they fired outside a motorcycle shop.

Universities plan tuition hikes after state funding cuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 5:11pm

Kentucky universities are beginning to raise tuition in the wake of decreased funding from the state.

The Latest: Eastern Kentucky University joins tuition hikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 5:00pm

The Latest on Kentucky colleges and universities increasing tuition (all times local):