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Hawaii official who died after crash wore infant life vest

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 5:00pm

Hawaii's former health director who died after a plane she was traveling in crashed into the ocean was wearing an infant life vest and the pilot didn't give a safety briefing before takeoff, according to details in a National Transportation Safety Board report.

Officials: 1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting at suburban DC school

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 5:00pm

Officers are looking for a male suspect who shot and killed a woman and wounded a man outside a high school in suburban Washington, police said.

Provo High School to add gender-neutral bathrooms

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:50pm

A high school in Provo plans to include gender-neutral bathrooms on each floor of its new building.

Oklahoma's Manyang suspended indefinitely from basketball

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:50pm

The University of Oklahoma has suspended Akolda Manyang from the basketball team indefinitely.

Vermont lawmakers pass forestry bill, mull marijuana vote

Dave Gram, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:50pm

Gearing up for a planned Saturday adjournment, Vermont lawmakers approved updates to the state's forestry laws, declared saliva testing for drugged driving a dead issue and considered whether to call for a nonbinding referendum on legalizing marijuana.

Sheriff: Unclear if suspect shot self or if deputy shot him

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:50pm

A man wanted in a neighboring jurisdiction pulled a gun while deputies had him surrounded but it's not clear if he killed himself or if he was shot by a deputy, a northeast Louisiana sheriff said Thursday.

US military supporting Yemen in fight against al-Qaida

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:50pm

The Pentagon is providing military support, intelligence, ships and special operations forces to help in the ongoing operations against al-Qaida militants in Yemen, U.S. officials said Thursday.

AP Source: Clinton aide interviewed in email investigation

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:42pm

A person familiar with the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server says the FBI has interviewed top aide Huma Abedin (HOO'-muh AB'-uh-deen).

Los Angeles man guilty in 10 'Grim Sleeper' serial killings

Brian Melley and Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:42pm

A former Los Angeles trash collector was convicted Thursday of 10 counts of murder in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings that targeted poor, young black women over two decades.

Boil water order for visitor center in Oklahoma refuge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:40pm

A boil water order has been issued for the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in southwestern Oklahoma.

Kansas trial nears end in anti-abortion activist's threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:30pm

Jurors have gone home without reaching a verdict in the trial of a Kansas anti-abortion activist accused of sending a letter suggesting someone might place an explosive under the car of a doctor training to perform abortions.

Teen convicted of murder in fire that killed NY cop

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:30pm

A teenager was convicted Thursday of setting a mattress fire that killed a New York City police officer and severely injured his partner after the two were overcome by smoke and carbon monoxide.

110-year-old WWII veteran from Louisiana dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:30pm

A 110-year-old Louisiana man who enlisted in the army during World War II to serve his country has died.

Missouri lawmakers undo veto to enact school funding measure

Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:20pm

The day after Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a measure that would allow Missouri to spend less money but still meet the target for fully funding K-12 public schools, the state House quickly took the final vote needed to override him Thursday, making the bill a law.

Mariner rescued after 2-month ordeal at sea

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:20pm

A Colombian fisherman who was lost at sea for more than two months said he's grateful to God for his life and thanks those who rescued him.

The Latest: Sister elated after 'Grim Sleeper' verdicts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:12pm

The Latest on the verdicts in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings (all times local):

Livingston school bans Confederate flags on school property

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:11pm

Park High School recently banned Confederate flags from school property because they believed they were meant to intimidate a newly enrolled black student.

Legislature OKs bill allowing concealed weapons near schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:11pm

A bill that would ensure residents could carry concealed weapons on or near school grounds as long as it's on a public street, sidewalk or alley maintained by a municipality has been approved by the Arizona Senate.

Decade after Katrina, New Orleans poised to regain schools

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:10pm

More than a decade after a catastrophic hurricane led to the state's takeover of most New Orleans public schools, Louisiana's Legislature is poised to return oversight to a local school board that was once widely maligned.