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Maui professor sentenced in 2015 telescope protest case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 6:30am

A professor who was one of 20 people arrested during a protest over the construction of a solar telescope on Maui last year has been ordered to pay a $200 fine for disorderly conduct.

Police: Man fleeing from traffic stop wounded in shootout

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 6:20am

Louisiana State Police say a man fleeing from a traffic stop is being treated for wounds after a shootout with troopers.

Official: AG will accept prosecutors' call on Clinton case

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 6:10am

Attorney General Loretta Lynch intends to accept whatever recommendation career prosecutors and federal agents make in the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, a Justice Department official said Friday.

NYPD: Suspect in feces attacks taken into custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 6:00am

The New York Police Department says a man accused of stuffing a bag of feces down a woman's pants is in custody.

Ellspermann will earn $300,000 as Ivy Tech president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 5:50am

Former Indiana lieutenant governor Sue Ellspermann will earn $300,000 as president of Ivy Tech Community College.

St. Landry school board to buy out superintendent's contract

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 5:50am

The St. Landry Parish School Board voted 6-5 to retain an option to buy out Edward Brown's contract, even though the school district may not have the money to do so.

Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloom

Jennifer Kay and Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 5:31am

As a noxious algae bloom fouls beaches on Florida's Atlantic coast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to reduce the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee that many blame for fueling the problem.

Representative meets mother of diabetic child to apologize

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 5:30am

State Rep. Jeffrey Guice of Ocean Springs met with the mother of a diabetic child after telling her to buy her child's medication instead of relying on Medicaid.

North Carolina woman admits to faking bomb threat at church

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 5:30am

A North Carolina woman has admitted to faking a bomb threat at a church when she told authorities an Arab man had delivered a suspicious package and threatened her with a knife.

Driver impaled by flying debris on Atlanta-area highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 5:10am

A woman is recovering after police say a sharp piece of debris flew through her windshield and impaled her in the neck while she was driving outside of Atlanta.

Husband surprises wife with 500 roses after chemo treatment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 4:50am

A dozen roses simply weren't enough for a Nebraska man who wanted "to do something special" for his wife to celebrate her last chemotherapy treatment. So, he raised money and surprised her with 500.

Hurricane-proof welcome center opening on Alabama coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 4:40am

Alabama is adding a new tool in its plan to prepare for tropical weather: a hurricane-proof welcome center near the coast.

Music for All unites passionate students

Emma Kate Fittes, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 3:10am

In the group of 20 high school students twirling color-guard sabers on Ball State University's campus Tuesday, Austin Crawely stood out. He was one of just a few males.

Marshall University approves 5 percent tuition increase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 2:50am

Marshall University in Huntington has approved a $119 million budget that will increase tuition by 5 percent.

After 16 years, man in 'Serial' murder case to get new trial

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 2:41am

After spending 16 years in prison for the killing of his former high school girlfriend, a man at the center of popular podcast "Serial" has a chance at freedom.

Washington flummoxed over federal Confederate flag displays

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 2:30am

A year after South Carolina removed the Confederate flag from its capitol grounds, official Washington is struggling with further restrictions on the flag's display on federal property, including the U.S. Capitol complex.

'Active shooter' report at military base was false alarm

Jessica Gresko and Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:40am

A report of an "active shooter" at a military base outside Washington where the presidential plane Air Force One is stationed turned out to be a false alarm, though it locked down the base for more than an hour.

Man killed by bear had plenty of backcountry experience

Matt Volz and Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:30am

The Montana man killed by a bear near Glacier National Park was intimately familiar with both the beauty and the danger of the wild and vast forest that spreads from the shadows of the park's rugged peaks.

Ex-basketball coach accusing of tipping off shooting suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:20am

A Stamford Public Schools employee and former assistant high school basketball coach has been placed on leave amid charges that he tipped off a shooting suspect.