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Former transgender inmate settles with prison officials

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 2:41pm

The state of Georgia has agreed to pay to settle a lawsuit filed by a former transgender inmate whose case drew the attention of the Justice Department after she complained prison officials didn't provide adequate treatment for her gender identity condition.

Lawmakers vote to make W. Virginia right-to-work state

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 2:41pm

West Virginia, a suffering coal mining state shaped by the sometimes-bloody history of its organized labor, is set to become the 26th state with a so-called right-to-work law.

Commissioner: Boston police kill armed man who fired at them

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 2:32pm

Authorities say a man who was helping a gunshot victim exchanged gunfire with Boston police, who shot him dead.

NYC closing 3 struggling charter schools at end of June

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 2:31pm

New York City education officials will close three low-performing charter schools at the end of this school year.

Man gets 60 days for punching JetBlue flight attendant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 2:31pm

A man accused of punching a flight attendant and threatening to blow up a Florida-bound plane has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.

Legislature could take $200 million from school districts

Ryan Van Velzer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 2:11pm

Arizona school districts could lose more than $200 million a year if the Legislature passes a measure to phase out funding used to provide an equal opportunity education to minority students.

Research: Fawns born in city have better chance of surviving

Carol Kugler-Times, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 2:11pm

City living agrees with young deer, according to research from Ball State University.

Veto override drawing vitriol from constituents in Maryland

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 2:11pm

Maryland's Senate president is calling for civility after Democrats received what he called "the most vicious hate mail you can possibly imagine" in the aftermath of overriding the Republican governor's veto.

The Latest: Information about attacker's car alerted FBI

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 2:01pm

The Latest on an Ohio restaurant attack by a machete-wielding man later killed by police (all times local):

The Latest: Police examining manhole cover for wear

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 2:01pm

The Latest on the death of a woman whose vehicle was struck by a manhole cover on a Boston highway (all times local):

The Latest: FBI says no booby traps found at Oregon refuge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 2:01pm

The Latest on the standoff at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):

Restaurant owner charged in fire that killed immigrants

Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 1:51pm

Federal officials charged a suburban Detroit restaurant owner and his wife Friday with harboring immigrants who were in the U.S. without legal permission after a fire at a house he owned killed five employees about two weeks earlier.

Plans for Colorado shelter for immigrant children scrapped

Colleen Slevin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 1:51pm

The federal government is abandoning plans to open a temporary shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children in suburban Denver, saying it would take too much time and money to get the site ready.

Idaho schools examine factors behind low graduation rates

Kathryn Haake, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 1:51pm

Every day 18-year-old Lewiston resident Maddie Creutzberg wakes up early to care for her 5-month-old daughter, Emily, before heading to work at a local nursing home in the afternoon.

Hospital where woman in custody died cited for deficiencies

Joe Reedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 1:51pm

The hospital where a black woman died after she was forcibly removed from the emergency room by a white police officer was cited for 10 "deficiencies," including failing to properly examine the woman when she complained of difficulty breathing, state health officials said.

Emergency sentencing for court gunman's widow

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 1:41pm

A federal judge has hastily ordered the emergency sentencing of the ailing widow of a man who killed his former daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse.

St. Louis area principal with cancer gets 100th coaching win

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 1:41pm

A suburban St. Louis high school principal who is fighting brain cancer has marked his 100th win as a basketball coach.

Military bases among winners of $720M in conservation grants

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 1:40pm

Military bases in three U.S. states will share $17.5 million in conservation funding to protect longleaf pine forests used for training troops while assisting the recovery of threatened species, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Friday.

GOP lawmaker demands answers over Planned Parenthood study

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 1:21pm

A powerful Republican lawmaker is demanding that Texas health officials explain why two state employees co-authored a study suggesting that cuts to Planned Parenthood are curbing access to women's health services.