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Rally held after Santa Clara County jail inmate's death

Haven Daley and Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 9:01pm

About 50 people marched Friday in protest at Santa Clara County Main Jail to demand inmates be protected from abuse after an inmate was beaten to death last week under the watch of three deputies now facing possible murder charges.

Man who started Idaho wildfire with used toilet paper to be fined

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 8:36pm

Authorities say a mountain biker who started a 73-acre wildfire in southwest Idaho after lighting his toilet paper on fire could be faced with all or part of the costs of extinguishing the blaze.

1 jailed, gunman still sought in Sacramento college shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 8:21pm

One of the victims in the shooting of three students on a Sacramento college campus has been arrested, while authorities were still seeking the gunman who killed one and injured two.

Rain, flooding damage Weber State University theater

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 7:52pm

Weber State University is working to restore the stage at the Browning Center's Allred Theater after unexpected rainstorm flooded the theater.

Police testify for colleague accused of excessive force

Phillip Lucas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 7:11pm

Several colleagues of an Alabama police officer recorded slamming an Indian grandfather to the ground testified about the officer's training record Friday and said the move he used to take the man down was not taught by department officials.

USD theater students to present 4 productions this season

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 5th - 12:40am

Theater students at the University of South Dakota will present four productions during the 2015-2016 season.

For Cherry Creek school nurses, prevention proves crucial

Brandon Johansson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 5th - 12:10am

If your image of a school nurse's office is a cot, a desk and a friendly nurse who can dole out ice packs and little else, you probably haven't been in one for a while.

Pikes Peak teachers take concealed-weapon classes

Debbie Kelley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 5th - 12:10am

Amy Wrany is ready.

Annual pillow fight at West Point turns violent; 30 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 11:41pm

An annual pillow fight by freshmen cadets at the U.S. Military Academy turned bloody this year when cadets swung pillowcases packed with hard objects, injuring 30 cadets.

Salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers sickens nearly 300

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 9:40pm

State health officials say nine Washington residents have been sickened from a multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to garden cucumbers grown in Mexico.

Jefferson County school board recall date set for Nov. 3

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 9:01pm

Three conservative school board members in suburban Denver who drew the ire of teachers and students for considering a review of a U.S. history course to emphasize patriotism will face a recall election Nov. 3.

California man sentenced for eating roommate's rabbit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 8:31pm

A North Hollywood man who ate his ex-girlfriend's pet rabbit has been sentenced to community service and counseling.

Court finds Washington charter school law unconstitutional

Rachel By Corte and Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 8:21pm

The Washington Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state's voter-approved charter-school law is unconstitutional, throwing the new school year into chaos for about 1,200 pupils enrolled in the system.

Pressure increases on VA to let others handle construction

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 7:41pm

New criticism of the VA's troubled hospital construction program turned up the pressure in Congress on Friday for the agency to turn over future big projects to the Army Corps of Engineers.

Texas officer who killed teen hired by police on 3rd try

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 7:31pm

A white police officer fired after he fatally shot a black college football player had applied twice to the Arlington Police Department before being hired on his third try, according to personnel records released by the department on Friday.

Arson was cause of Planned Parenthood fire in Washington

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 7:22pm

A pre-dawn blaze that heavily damaged a Planned Parenthood clinic was arson, fire investigators in Washington state determined Friday.

Sandoval makes last-ditch appeal to BLM over sage grouse

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 7:21pm

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval made a last-ditch appeal to the federal Bureau of Land Management to accept Nevada's recommendations for protecting the greater sage grouse.

Judge: Injunction against water rule limited to 13 states

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 7:11pm

A federal judge in North Dakota said Friday that his injunction blocking a new Obama administration rule aimed at regulating some small waterways applies only to the 13 states that sued to block it, and not nationwide.

Authorities: 15 cases of salmonella reported in New Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 6:51pm

The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating 15 confirmed cases of salmonella that appear to be linked to eating garden-variety cucumbers grown in Mexico.

Dog's death prompts warning of toxic algae in Russian River

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 6:41pm

Authorities are urging people to keep their pets out of the Russian River in Northern California this Labor Day weekend after a dog died from toxic algae.